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.
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 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.
Malta, a small European country, has been pushing for a cannabis reform for a long time. Although the herb remains illegal in the state, its possession has been significantly decriminalized during the recent years. A growing number of federal institutions, along with Joseph Muscat, the Prime Minister of Malta, are now trying to initiate a “national discussion” on cannabis legalization.
On April 11, the Nevada Legislature heard a bill, according to which marijuana manufacturers would be able to combine medical and recreational products. As of right now, they have to divide their products into two groups as taxes are different.
When it comes to improving the cannabis policy, Canada does not hesitate. Medical marijuana is already legal across the country, and it looks like the legalization of recreational weed is just around the corner.
Uruguay, the first country that legalized recreational marijuana in the world, is finally ready to launch a new cannabis program. According to the new legal measures, hundreds of pharmacies will start selling weed in July 2017.
Some British have no wish to wait any longer and are beginning to cultivate marijuana just next door to the Queen Mother herself. Is it a cry of despair that means cannabis should be finally legal in Great Britain? Maybe, the country is finally ready to reap all the benefits of marijuana, and there are five reasons why that might be true.
Many U.S. states are warming up to the decision of cultivating the nonintoxicating cousin of marijuana. North Carolina has decided to conduct a statewide test and is now encouraging farmers to grow hemp. This year, a field where corn once grew could produce a new crop.
The Liberal government has set a preliminary timeline of Canada's legalization of recreational weed. The new law that is to be adopted next month will ensure marijuana legalization in the country by July 1, 2018, according to CBC News.
While more and more American states legalize cannabis use, people in the neighboring countries are becoming increasingly enthusiastic about weed policies in their regions. However, in most Latin American countries, using, cultivating, and trafficking marijuana remains illegal.
Industrial hemp has plenty of uses, and its benefits are far-reaching. Although it was legalized on the federal level in early 2014, it still faces one serious obstacle—its relation to the psychoactive cannabis plant. However, state legislators from South Carolina are now trying to legalize the crop that can significantly help the state’s farmers that are still having trouble due to the flood damage.
Dozens of countries have already legalized cannabis for medical purposes and use it for treating a wide range of illnesses. Ireland is also keeping up with the trend: the country’s Health Products Regulatory Authority has recently issued a report in which it cautiously advises the use of marijuana for a number of medical conditions.
In 2016, voters in four states supported the legalization of recreational marijuana. Following their example, more and more states across the U.S. are considering the possibility of changing their cannabis policies. Here is the list of four states that may make a decisive move towards fully legalizing weed in the next twelve months.