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Why Do Most Europeans Choose Dangerous Smoking?
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.
Jun 8, 2017 12:40 PM
Disputed Cannabis Tax Revenue Used to Fund Scholarships
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.
Jun 6, 2017 12:30 PM
Israel Allows Public Use and Possession of Medical Marijuana
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.
May 23, 2017 12:45 PM
Nevada May Create New Restrictions on Weed Edibles
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.
May 15, 2017 12:05 PM
Arizona to Allow Cultivating Industrial Hemp
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.
May 12, 2017 12:30 PM
When Did Marijuana Become Illegal?
Worldwide, there is a long history of cannabis prohibition. For dozens of years, different governments fought against cannabis and treated this plant like one of the most dangerous and harmful drugs. But there were times when cannabis was treated differently―as a medicine, as a useful raw material, and even as food. So, when exactly and, most importantly, why was marijuana made illegal? WeedLex will take you to a brief trip into the history of marijuana laws.
May 8, 2017 12:30 PM
Cannabis to Become Grounds for Deportation
The Trump administration is going to use marijuana possession as another reason for deporting immigrants, according to John Kelly, Homeland Security Chief.
May 2, 2017 12:45 PM
How to Keep Your Weed Money Tax-Free?
In the United States, tax revenue is the major source filing both federal and local budgets. It is a quite common thing for an entrepreneur to think they pay too much taxes. But when it comes to a marijuana-related business, it is more likely to be true. Not only did certain states impose excise taxes on cannabis businesses, but also federal marijuana tax laws are not exactly business-friendly. So the question is, what can you do to pay less taxes without breaking the law?
Apr 24, 2017 12:50 PM
29 and Counting: West Virginia Joins the Family of Legal Medical Cannabis States
On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, West Virginia governor Jim Justice signed the bill SB 386 into law, making the Mountain State the 29th state in the U.S. to legalize weed use for medical purposes.
Apr 22, 2017 12:45 PM
4 Key Things About Canada's Cannabis Legalization Bill
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.
Apr 14, 2017 1:25 PM
5 Reasons Britain Is to Benefit From Marijuana Legalization
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.
Apr 13, 2017 12:35 PM
When Will Canada Legalize Recreational Weed? Liberal Government Sets Timeline
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.
Mar 27, 2017 12:45 PM
Hawaii Senator Believes ‘Cannabis’ Is Much Better Term for ‘Marijuana’
State authorities are taking a deeper look at the usage and etymology of the word “marijuana.” The word “cannabis” is now considered to be a more appropriate term for using in the industry than its synonym “marijuana.” That is the main reason why Hawaii Senator decided to remove the word “marijuana” from the state’s vocabulary.
Mar 20, 2017 12:40 PM
New Mexico Senate Approves New Conditions for Using Medical Cannabis
New Mexico still has one of the nation's strictest policies concerning the use of cannabis for recreational purposes. However, the state’s authorities have been making steps forward in developing an extended New Mexico medical marijuana program.
Feb 22, 2017 12:20 PM
ISU Administration Loses Lawsuit Against Pro-Marijuana Group
The famous ISU lawsuit is finally over. The decision of the Iowa State University administrators to block the distribution of T-shirts with cannabis images on them turned out to be a failure. On Monday, Feb. 13, a federal appeals court supported the marijuana law reform advocacy group and claimed that Iowa State violated the First Amendment by banning the T-shirts.
Feb 20, 2017 12:20 PM
Cannabis Caucus in Congress to Fight for Legal States
On Thursday, four House members announced the formation of a new caucus—the Cannabis Caucus. One of the main goals of the newly created caucus is to defend states' rights to establish their local marijuana policies.
Feb 17, 2017 12:45 PM
CBD Oil Initiative Passes in Wisconsin Senate
A new bill passed by the Senate aims to legally allow people with seizures to possess and use CBD oil with written consent from their doctor.
Feb 17, 2017 12:25 PM
Jeff Sessions and Cannabis Industry: Will the Two Get Along?
Last week, the Senate voted 52 to 47 to confirm Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions as the new U.S. Attorney General. Since Jeff Sessions has always been vocal opponent of cannabis, it comes as no surprise that people in the cannabis industry feel threatened by his appointment. But is Jeff Sessions really that dangerous to the legal weed industry and thousands of medical marijuana patients?
Feb 13, 2017 12:20 PM
7 Areas Where Human Rights Are Limited for Marijuana Users
Though marijuana use is legalized in 28 American states, legal pot users still face a lot of limitations of their human rights if they decide to openly consume weed. Unfortunately, even those states that try to develop a pot-friendly environment can do little with federal limitations.
Feb 9, 2017 11:15 AM
Why Is Virtual Currency Not Suitable for Washington Weed Business?
Washington state is going to prohibit virtual transactions for marijuana companies. The main argument for this is that virtual currency is not transparent enough for the state lawmakers.
Feb 6, 2017 12:20 PM