Results are in – Americans want legal pot, whether it is for medical reasons, recreational use, or both. As of now, medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia, with the remaining states quickly following suite. Legalization of recreational weed is spreading slower, but gaining momentum it is nonetheless. Many states have adult-use marijuana on the ballot this November. Six out of every 10 Americans, or 61 percent to be exact,…"Where is Weed Legal in the United States?"
The legalities of employment and medical marijuana usage are a quagmire of interpretation. The do’s and the don’ts are a confusing jumble of legalese that’s enough to make your head spin but here we try to simplify the issue as much as possible. Whether you are an employer or employee, the first rule of thumb is to acquaint yourself with the laws surrounding medical marijuana in your State. If medical weed has not been decriminalized…"A Medical Marijuana Card Does Not Protect You from Losing Your Job"
Weed contains several ingredients including THC and CBD. While CBD has medicinal value, THC is hallucinogenic. So, smoking weed benefits and harms to the body. CBD oil has various benefits for the body including reducing inflammation, relieving of muscle spasms and pain, as well as reducing side effects of anxiety. Studies show that using CBD oil can help the body in various ways. Its benefits include anxiety reduction, inflammation reduction, pain relief, and muscle spasm…"4 Popular Methods for Smoking CBD Oil"
At college is where most people get to experiment with using cannabis. With the many benefits that are associated with marijuana, there is no doubt the students will try to use it. Smoking marijuana does not always have to be recreational, sometimes you could use marijuana for studying. I bet many people might not always agree that marijuana helps with studying. But you might be surprised by the many effects marijuana can have on your…"Why Cannabis Help to Get Your Study On?"
On Monday, two medical marijuana proposals were presented to the selectmen meeting that was also attended by the local based companies. The companies were seeking letter of approval or non-opposition towards the development of a facility on State Road. To their disappointment, the results were the same. The Selectmen delayed the action on both proposals until the full board was present. The day of taking a vote had several members being absent. Craig Dutra and…"Westport Selectmen Delay Vote on Marijuana Proposals"
There is no industry anywhere in the United States that is growing faster and more consistently than legalized cannabis. There never has been, and the future will tell if there ever will be. Colorado, the first state to sell recreational weed and one of just eight states to legalize both adult use and medical pot, saw legal sales soar by over 30 percent in 2016 alone, to well over $1.3 billion. The reason for Colorado’s…"Are More Republicans Supportive of Legalizing Marijuana?"
Cory Booker is among Congress’s leading champions of reforming marijuana laws at the federal level. The popular senator and New Jersey Democrat is a stalwart of the legalization battle, and now, he is openly speaking out about the need to destroy long-held misconceptions and stereotypes of those who consume marijuana. He had this to say about it in a recent interview: “I know in casual conversations in the Congress many legislators who have done pot…"Senator Cory Booker Tackles Marijuana Stereotypes"
In order to bypass lawmakers notably averse to risk, ballot initiatives and grassroots movements have been the catalysts behind legalization in all states thus far. It saw Oregon, Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, California, and even the District of Columbia following Washington and Colorado to legalize recreational cannabis, or at least decriminalize the possession of small amounts. The point may just tip in 2018, however, that moment when it becomes impossible for lawmakers to ignore the…"Will Marijuana Finally Take Over in 2018?"
When Colorado decided to legalize marijuana, it caused a “reversal” of sorts. Opioid overdose rates, particularly fatalities, began declining throughout the state. This is according to new data published in the American Journal of Public Health, which lists the study’s authors as Alexander C. Wagenaar, Chris Delcher, Tracey E. Barnett and Melvin D. Livingston. According to this research team, “After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than six percent…"Study Finds Legal Marijuana Saving Lives in Colorado"
California’s illegal cultivation industry is positively thriving. Once largely grown in national parks, forests, and other outdoor spaces, federal statistics show that people are increasingly growing pot indoors for the black market. The state is growing way more weed than it can consume, which leaves many cultivators with too much stock and no market to sell it, and so, they are exporting it across state lines. Last year alone, federal authorities seized 313,000 cannabis plants…"75 Percent of Indoor Pot Plants Seized in United States from California"