President Donald Trump has plans stop the opioid epidemic, but surprisingly, it does not involve the only solution: Cannabis. Trump released an executive order months ago laying out a plan to create a commission dedicated to addressing the country’s opioid crisis. He cracked down on October 26, ordering the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the crisis a public health emergency. However, despite this national emergency, which is exactly what it is, Trump…"Legalizing Marijuana Only Option for White House to Fight Opioids"
Voters in California decided on November 8 last year to legalize recreational marijuana. Many ballot casters voting in favor may not know that it will only come into effect in January next year, which is when both new and pre-existing collectives and dispensaries will be able to acquire licenses to sell cannabis to adults recreationally. By anticipating patronage growth and preparing for impending legislative changes, many retailers are making the required compliance adjustments in advance;…"California Considers the Benefits of Marijuana Consumption Lounges"
Many supporting the state referendum to initiate a constitutional convention cite as motive an opportunity to implement term limits, eliminate gerrymandered districts, and remove incumbent finance laws. Other supporters are claiming a very different reason for voting yes, simply wanting marijuana legal in the state of New York. Frustrated by the inability to win Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo to the legalization cause, these advocates now see a convention of delegates gathering to consider adjusting…"Cannabis Advocates Lobby for Constitutional Convention"
On Saturday afternoon, a long, steady line of cars kept honking their horns each time they passed the Vigo County courthouse. They were hooting in support of a group of demonstrators. Outside the courthouse, more than 50 people were rallying for Indiana to legalize medical marijuana for legitimate patients. The rally was the effort of IndyCann Higher Society of Indiana. The group, which hosted the rally as part of their county tour around the state,…"Group Rallies in Support of Medical Marijuana in Indiana"
Lakewood is soon to welcome medical marijuana dispensaries into its areas. Lakewood City Council passed a new law on October 2. This ordinance immediately authorizes the city to start reviewing applications for dispensary licenses. The city will start issuing said licenses in 40 days, when the legislation goes into effect. Citing a horde of studies that link legalized medical pot with declining opioid overdose rates, Councilman Daniel O’Malley said, “I am hopeful that this ordinance…"Lakewood City Opens Doors for Medical Pot Dispensaries"
Some are calling them the “big four of the north.” Currently, four Canadian marijuana stocks have the highest standing in terms of market capital and sales. They are Aurora Cannabis, NASDAQOTH: ACBFF, Canopy Growth Corporation, NASDAQOTH: TWMJF, Aphria, NASDAQOTH: APHQF, and MedReleaf, NASDAQOTH: MEDFF. Thus far, in 2017, each of these stocks is up, but one in particular clearly has more momentum than the others do. This year, shares in Canopy Growth Corporation are…"Canadian Marijuana Stock Gaining Momentum"
Canadians must trust authorities at the U.S. border. The parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Public Safety says that Canadians consuming weed legally, in the privacy of their homes, should “be honest and tell the truth” next year when they arrive at the U.S. border, despite the strong risk of authorities turning them away. Mark Holland, in an interview with Vassy Kapelos of The West Block, said that officials in Canada have been liaising with…"Canadians Must “Be Honest” about Pot Use at U.S. Border"
A local politician was the very first recreational weed customer in Nevada. To shouts of “Freedom,” his eyes glassy with joyful tears, State Senator Tick Segerblom bought cannabis legally at Reef Las Vegas dispensary on July 1 before addressing the media. As Nevada’s most popular, decades-long legalization advocate, there is even a local medical strain, called “Segerblom Haze,” named after him. He told the roaring crowd, “This is the entertainment capital of the world. It…"Las Vegas Opens Its Doors for Weed Lounges"
Cannabis is now legal in some way or another in most states, but it may be risky for children to use it. That is according to a report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, or the AAP. The organization is urging physicians nationwide to warn parents about the dangers of marijuana for kids, despite its general perception as a safe, acceptable and therapeutic treatment. Dr. Seth D. Ammerman, one of the AAP report’s co-authors,…"Pediatricians Warn Parents about Dangers of Marijuana for Kids"
The perception surrounding cannabis has changed rapidly in the past couple of years. This comes amid a scientific singularity in the realm of cannabis research. Every day the benefits of cannabis on pretty much every single illness comes out, and there is essentially no research showing that marijuana is harmful, aside from some studies which indicate that it can lower IQ in adolescents with preexisting mental conditions. But the stigma surrounding the plant has almost…"Why Hollywood’s Marijuana Portrayals Are Out of Step With the Times"