Discriminatory enforcement of marijuana laws is one reason that black and Latino Americans make up two-thirds of the U.S. prison population despite only comprising 12 percent and 17 percent of the U.S. population, respectively.6
The York County Sheriff’s Department confiscated approximately 60 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of more than $330,000, during a traffic stop on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Pictured are Deputies Robert Penner and Korey Goplin, along with the county’s canine officer, Dundee.
The Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel of New Jersey has recently proposed that the state’s health department should add 43 conditions to the list of ailments that allow patients to receive medical marijuana cards.
Canada and the United States regulate the medical use of marijuana in two different ways, so if you are going to become a resident of the neighboring country, there are some legal aspects you should take into account.
New Hampshire has recently added post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain to the list of conditions that qualify for the state’s medical cannabis program. The new regulations are likely to cause a significant growth in the state’s MMJ industry.
After the legalization of recreational marijuana that had taken place last November, Nevada finally launched the sales of weed products for recreational purposes on July 1. The state expects to attract many tourists and build the largest cannabis market in the country. However, there are still strict limitations that every pot user should be aware of when visiting Nevada.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.