We're going deep into the weeds of the marijuana legalization conversation.
It's The 2020s: Let's Legalize Weed
Marijuana has been a controversial topic throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century. It started in 1937 with the Marihuana Tax Act more or less outlawed it in the United States. Since then, states have begun to decriminalize it and even legalize it. Those that support marijuana's legalization cite its medical and regulation benefits. They also state that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol. Opponents say that marijuana hurts society and is a gateway drug to other, more dangerous drugs. In addition, they told Pew Research that they do not want children to get into it.
Weed is legal in Canada! Why do people still have pot on their record?
Alright, so here goes: Before I talk to you about legalization, or pardons, or criminal records. I think we should start by talking about The Flowr corp. I started by writing this article about The Flowr Corp and their founder Tom Flow, but it became more of a comment on how the Canadian government has handled legalization.
Puff Puff Pass
I'm not a stoner but I miss smoking a bowl while watching Rick and Morty. I started smoking a couple years ago. My dad whom I was very close with died unexpectedly and I have an autoimmune condition that caused extreme muscle pain and fatigue specifically on my back and hands. As an artist, by trade and passion, so not being able to use my hands to do anything because I was in so much pain was destroying what was left of my soul.
The Science of Weed on the Brain
Synaptic transmission is the process in which signaling chemicals or molecules known as neurotransmitters are passed along from neuron to neuron (nerve cells) in our brain. In the neuron, the neurotransmitters are stored in the synaptic vesicles and the part of the neuron that holds these vesicles is the axon terminal. Neurotransmitters come with their own specific receptors that the neurotransmitters bind to and become activated by (Iverson, 2000, p. 52).
Your Friends That Smoke Weed Aren't Lazy
Please note: this is a repost from my Medium page. In 2012, Colorado residents voted to legalize marijuana in a ground-breaking political victory. I was twenty at the time, and even though I was an adamant control freak and had never smoked cannabis myself, I knew enough about it to believe that people deserved a choice. When it was officially legal, I gave it a try and was surprised by the experience, but not as surprised as I was to meet an army of corporate 'stoners' a few years later who changed the way I looked at pot forever.
Will New Zealand Legalize Cannabis?
New Zealand has a referendum on cannabis legalization coming up later this year. Although thought as one of the more progressive countries worldwide, the current polls are not looking too optimistic.
Cannabis Could Be Legal in the UK in the Next 5-10 Years
Three British MPs predict that cannabis will be made fully legal in the UK within the next 5-10 years. Jonathan Djanogly (Conservative), David Lammy (Labour) and Sir Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrats) made the statement following a fact-finding visit to Canada—the first G7 country to fully legalise the drug for recreational use (it's also legal in certain US states).
How Legalizing Cannabis Can Help All of Us Emotionally Heal
Legalization is not only about sitting stoned on the couch all day people. The generations that have suffered through war fighting for this country have everything from PTSD to pain in their bodies that legalization of cannabis can help relieve.
Everything You Need to Know About California's Marijuana Social Lounges
In a rapidly growing and diversifying landscape of weed-friendly businesses, marijuana social lounges are emerging onto the scene as popular spaces to smoke pot, vape oils, and consume some of the strongest edibles you can buy right now in public. Lounges have opened across California, featured prominently in San Francisco and Los Angeles, to provide smokers with unique and amiable environments in which a wide range of cannabis products can be enjoyed safely. The success of these social lounges is certainly making a mark on the weed industry; and as these spaces continue to trend in major cities, the social element of cannabis is beginning to make its way to the forefront as a new businesses model.
Marijuana Prohibition Harms Americans
“On March 18th, 2014 our home in Bates County (Missouri) was raided. We spendt one week in jail. During that time my husband wasn’t given any medications for anything. He had very bad diabetes. He had a silent heart attack in jail and consequently died,” Halbin says. Dolores and her husband, Gene, were married for 40 years. She wears a pendant containing her husband’s ashes.
10 Countries Poised to Legalize Cannabis Soon
With Canada recently legalizing the widespread use of recreational cannabis, we are now, at least unofficially, seeing the beginning stages of the end of marijuana prohibition as we know it. The legalization in Canada remains a huge milestone in the fight for recreational green, as it's become the largest country to legalize pot, and the second country overall (behind Venezuela).
Surprisingly Good Cannabis Cookbooks to Try
The edible can be a magical blend of your two favorite foods to indulge in: sugar and cannabis. The trick is having the right recipe to have a truly enjoyable desert. The world has grown to include so much more than just pot brownies for good cannabis dining. You now can find cookbooks on cannabis desserts, drinks, hamburgers, eggs, and much more.