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"
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"
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"
With Canada set to become the largest and second nation to legalize recreational marijuana in the world and legalization ongoing in multiple US States, it is only a matter of time before many other countries follow suit. The financial, social and health benefits of marijuana legalization are simply too large to ignore and in the years to follow we can expect to see legalization in many other countries. The bigger question is why and how…"65% of New Zealand Voters Want Legal Marijuana"
A number of studies have indicated that adolescents who reported frequently taking marijuana did worse on tests and have lower IQ scores, being more likely to drop out of school and more prone to certain psychological diseases. While it has not been proven that marijuana was the cause of all these elements there is an association. Frequent marijuana consumption for young adults might not be the most sensible option until they are fully grown and…"Marijuana use Among Young Adults at Highest Rate in over 20 years"