The United States is the land of the free, but some states are just a little bit freer than others. Among 25 states that have legalized marijuana, only five have also allowed the recreational use of the substance.
Cannabis legalization is gaining momentum across the U.S. The number of states where marijuana is legal continues to increase, yet the precise meaning of “legal” depends on your location. This article is our quick guide to state marijuana laws.
Enrique Peña Nieto, the President of Mexico, has issued a decree confirming the legalization of using cannabis for medicinal purposes. The measure was signed after complete support from the lower house of Congress.
Cannabis, Accreditation, Regulation, and Education (CARE) is a new program created to properly educate all specialists that work with weed. It includes three-day workshops and online courses designed specifically for people working in dispensaries, medical marijuana doctors, and other industry professionals.
The legalization of cannabis has helped the states where it has been allowed in many ways. From the revitalization of the economy and creating new jobs to fighting the opiate crisis, the weed industry has made the lives of thousands of people much better. Now, a new report shows that Colorado, where both medical and recreational cannabis are absolutely legal, has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S.
The governments of New Zealand and Australia have recently legalized the use of hemp as food. Though there is no ban on hemp use anymore, there are still strict restrictions on the marketing and labeling hemp products.
The French government has recently announced its plan to introduce a new measure ending prison sentences for using weed. Although cannabis consumption remains a criminal offense, the new law falls in line with the campaign promise made by the newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron.
The majority of marijuana smokers in Europe still add tobacco to their joints, according to the latest global survey. In contrast, only eight percent of American respondents choose this dangerous way of smoking.
The cannabis industry is one of the most promising spheres nationwide. Since it attracts millions of dollars and provides significant profits, the industry is becoming an important source of taxes. However, current marijuana-related laws still contain plenty of disputable issues concerning the collection and use of pot taxes.
Marijuana-focused conferences, summits, and expos create the ultimate atmosphere for discussion, networking, sharing knowledge and experience. The events of this kind are beneficial to everyone: from policy makers to activists to cannabis entrepreneurs to people who want to start their career in the booming weed industry. WeedLex will tell you about the three biggest and most important cannabis business events that will be held this month.
As the number of states that have legalized cannabis is growing, the substance is becoming more and more popular among the citizens of such places. Moreover, since the herb has psychoactive properties, some people may start demonstrating uncommon or odd behavior, which is exactly what happened in Maplewood, a small town in Minnesota.
The cannabis industry is flourishing in all states where the substance has become legal. Big corporations are not the only ones that expand their presence in the legal marijuana market; small entrepreneurs and startups also benefit from this developing segment. For instance, weed companies in Oregon can now boast of attracting millions of dollars for the manufacture and distribution of marijuana products and services.
Cannabis in Canada will become legal for adult users on July 1, 2018. The plant is also currently legal for medical and/or recreational purposes in 29 states in the U.S. Keeping this in mind, it may seem strange to some that admitting weed use at the Canada/USA border can get a Canadian citizen banned from the United States for life.
The Health Ministry of Israel has recently released new regulations on marijuana possession and use in public. According to new directives, prescribed medical marijuana can be used by patients in public as oil or vapor. The regulations came into effect immediately after their release. Though the most common method of consuming marijuana is smoking, the ministry still bans it in public.
Of all the issues of drug use, people are most concerned about the involvement of teenagers. The Drug Enforcement Administration warns parents to be on the look-out and pay attention to the signs of substance use in their children. The organization mentions a few places where teens are most likely to hide drugs.
Cannabis edibles are a great option for numerous weed lovers. Cannabis-infused chocolate, ice-cream, lollipops, and candies remain extremely popular among the citizens of marijuana-friendly states. However, authorities in Nevada are going to ban almost all kinds of pot-infused sugary edibles.
In case the Arizona Department of Agriculture approves Senate Bill 1337, state farmers will be allowed to receive licenses for legally growing, distributing, and selling industrial hemp. The bill was passed by the Arizona House on May 10.