Cannabis legalization has numerous opponents who believe that it triggers crime growth and many other issues in the society. However, new research shows that legal pot may actually have the opposite effect. Both medicinal and recreational dispensaries have the power to provide plenty of benefits, including the increase of awareness and the attraction of foot traffic, which may significantly lower the crime rates.
The U.S. has now become more marijuana-friendly than several years ago, but there are still some states where people can be severely punished for cannabis use. Keep in mind that you should be very cautious if you are planning to visit one of the following states and want to avoid prosecution.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The San Diego Police Foundation donated two mouth-swab devices to the local police for testing drug-impaired drivers last week. These testing machines have already been used by the police in other places with legalized recreational marijuana, such as Arizona, Nevada, Los Angeles, and New York.
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.
The University of Denver is adding a new discipline to its educational program. It will be a course on the business peculiarities of the weed industry. The topic of marijuana is not new to the university as it already provides classes on cannabis law and weed journalism.
The cannabis industry in California is famous for its growing farms, but the majority of its workers are migrants who moved there for earning untaxed cash wages. In 2018, the state is going to put into effect new labor regulations aimed to give the weed industry the same status as any other agricultural industry has. So, how will new labor standards change the California cannabis industry?