Finally, Jody Smedley can declare herself free from her former diet of dangerous prescription opioids. Not long ago, she was swallowing Norco to relieve the severe pain her nerve and muscle-wasting disease was causing her. She also needed Xanax before bed to help her get some sleep. Although the prescriptions helped some, Smedley still found herself vomiting each morning, often violently. After much suffering, a frustrated Smedley, 47, decided to get a medical marijuana card…"Patients and Caregivers Pin Hopes on Municipalities to Act on Weed Law"
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"
The rise of Marijuana has taken the US by storm and the popularity of the plant has grown day by day. Not only is it a near perfect substance for the treatment of medical conditions, but it is also an all-time favorite recreational pastime. But marijuana legalization is not without its shortcomings. While many believe that marijuana legalization is liberation from tyrannical oppression there is a strong argument that it is all happening a little…"Marijuana lounges in Clark County a complicated matter"
Marijuana is still an illegal drug at the Federal level. It is not known why this is the case and it is causing much consternation among many people. But thankfully, in 21 states the possession and ingestion of marijuana has been decriminalized. New Hampshire recently became the 22nd State to decriminalize the substance with the rest soon to follow as pressure mounts. With growing awareness of both the benefits and harmlessness of cannabis, the public…"New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect"
Step by step is seems that the marijuana floodgates are opening, particularly in terms of medical marijuana. States within the US and countries worldwide seem to be becoming more amenable to the idea of legalized marijuana. With Canada set to become the first large scale industrial nation to legalize recreational marijuana next year, more countries are bound to follow. The current situation in the USA is that 8 states have legalized recreational marijuana – Oregon,…"Medical marijuana task force looks to change Tennessee lawmakers’ minds"
Next year, Canada will be the second country to legalize recreational marijuana, and the first large nation to fully embrace the plant. This is already setting huge precedent for other large countries. It puts a push on the USA to decriminalize marijuana and to get moving to full legalization, and encourages other nations to do the same. The benefits of marijuana are astounding and it also has overwhelmingly positive effects for the economy, in terms…"How Are Canadian Patients Using Medical Cannabis?"