A Historic Bill to end the Federal Ban and Allow Medical Marijuana introduced by Senators reported by TIME
Need for veterans, particularly those with post-traumatic stress disorder, to be able to access the drug; prescriptions are currently not allowed at veterans’ hospitals, even in states where the substance is legalized. “These laws must change,” he said. “The government has overstepped.”
A coalition of activists gathered in Newark, New Jersey to announce a new organization that would push the legalization of marijuana, taxation and regulation in the state. During a press conference, the string of speakers officially launched the "New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform". The new coalition consists of different representatives from the Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, NAACP State Conference of New Jersey, and the ACLU-New Jersey, who all argued that marijuana legalization would boost the state’s revenue, enforce burdens on the police and prosecutors, as well as to enforce streamline usage. Udi Ofer, Executive Director of ACLU said now is the time to take out the drug off street corners and parks, instead put marijuana behind the counter.
The revised language was based on the legalization measure of Oregon, allowing Ohioans who are over 21 to acquire licenses so as they can cultivate marijuana indoors, but will be prohibited to sell their crops. On Tuesday, the drafters of legal marijuana in Ohio said they have amended the proposal, allowing adults who are 21 and over to acquire licenses and cultivate marijuana at home. The drafters also suggested a cut in retail sales tax from 15 to 5%. There was no comment from ResponsibleOhio about the proposed constitutional amendment until Tuesday. ResponsibleOhio spokeswoman, Lydia Bolander said the group leaves it to the Ohio Legislature.
Representatives from 4 Ohioan groups trying to legalize marijuana in the state presented their plans recently. Last week, the Central Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) gathered the groups together for a so-called “respectful and thoughtful” discussion.
Medical marijuana has remained legal in California and many people believe that the state will legalize recreational marijuana if the state will take a notch up higher next year. An investigation indicates that the state is closer in legalizing the recreational marijuana.
The February 15 and 16 schedule of the International Cannabis Business Conference is expected to attract about 1,000 entrepreneurs, investors, and protesters from California and everywhere else to discuss the marijuana’s legalization landscape. Supporters recently drafted a ballot initiative in 2016, which could transform the state from a medical-marijuana-only into a state-approved global center for recreational weed.
Some marijuana drug war observers say that the marijuana legalization is some states in the United States are resulting in not only the marijuana smuggling decline, but also in the reduction of Mexico’s homicide rate. Based on the GlobalPost.com, the United States Border Patrol indicated a 24% decline in marijuana seizures throughout the year 2014. That was the same year that Colorado and Washington states legalized the sales and use of marijuana, but only at their state levels accordingly. Mexican forces, on the other hand, noted a comparable drop in the production of marijuana south of the border.
Many activists look up in Colorado as a leader in the legalized recreational use of marijuana, including tiered tax models. Many people thought the legalization would equal to huge tax revenues, yet, the move turned out to promise more money, employment, appreciation of the real estate, and tax revenues for many. On the other hand, pessimists worry so much about the public health, specifically among the youth, although tax revenues seem alluring to them.
Medical marijuana is becoming to be an answer to many illnesses and ailments, but there are still ongoing debates regarding its benefits and hazards. In the United States alone, there are only 4 states that implement the legal use of marijuana, while other states oppose. The same is true with other countries as there are ongoing discussions within their respective governments regarding the medical use of marijuana.
Legalizing marijuana use is certainly causing a stir in the U.S., and many are now citing marijuana use to be part of America’s history. In fact, the first ever president of America may also be the nation’s original and first user of marijuana as medicine. The rotting teeth and also the replacement dentures that were made of gold springs, hippopotamus ivory and brass screws of George Washington caused so much pain. This is the main reason why some believe he used weed to alleviate the pain.
The state of Colorado has collected millions in taxes during the first year of marijuana legalization, considering the heavy taxes imposed on the drug. Much of the taxes should be refunded according to the people familiar with the issue due to a strange twist in the state’s constitution, urging for a solution from lawmakers.
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In the final hours before marijuana possession is scheduled to become legal in the nation's capital, House Republicans have warned District of Columbia officials that they could go to jail if the measure to legalize goes into effect, but D.C.'s mayor has not backed down.
Believe it or not, recent research and studies have revealed how marijuana may help you lose weight, and yes, you got that right! According to the most recent findings, those who are using marijuana have smaller waistlines when compared to those who have not used cannabis, pot or weed all their lives. Factoring out things like tobacco, alcohol use, sex, age and physical activities, those who are using marijuana are skinnier than their counterparts who do not smoke weed. Well, this may be surprising but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Read on and learn more about marijuana and weight loss.
For decades, marijuana uses have been put into bad rap, as health experts, consumers and government officials have each of their own take on the matter, only until recently studies have shown how marijuana for health could be of high potentials. Find out what the latest studies reveal about medical marijuana.
For many years, there have been ongoing protests, debates and talks surrounding the use of marijuana in medicine. While the idea or thought rings some bells, it cannot be doubted that cannabis has its medicinal and health properties that many people have already experienced and proven. To give you a better picture of the matter, check out the following to learn what health benefits marijuana brings to the table.
Despite warnings from congressional Republicans, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser allowed D.C.'s marijuana legalization law to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, told Bowser that if she continued with her plan to implement marijuana legalization she would face "very serious consequences," The Washington Post reported.
Institutional investors will put money into cannabis stocks this year, though many publicly traded MJ businesses could eventually fail because of poor fundamentals, according to a report from a New York-based investment firm and adviser. The report – released by Viridian Capital Partners – says investors will increasingly scrutinize public cannabis companies, seeking strong management teams and sustainable business models.
December 13th, 2014 marks a historic medical marijuana decision by the Congress. The decision, which is a big blow to the United States’ decades-long battle against various cannabis programs. The bill basically prohibits Department of Justice from using funds to go after state-legal medical marijuana usage. It will not only end the raids on medical marijuana dispensaries, but also stop the arrests of people involved in such programs or pot businesses.
Arizona has always had strong proponents of marijuana legalization in the state. With few important initiatives in the state and some support in the Arizona legislature, the state might legalize Marijuana by 2016 elections. Some are suggesting that Arizona might legalize the controversial drug even before the elections. According to the state media, there was a State Capitol Protest calling for legalization of marijuana.