I live in the UK, and here we have absolutely no legal method of smoking cannabis. Now, I'm not here trying to legalise it completely, because recreational smoking in large quantities can really be damaging to you — for example, making mental health conditions worse, and specific symptoms can be exacerbated, like paranoia. However, its use as a treatment of various medical conditions like glaucoma and Parkinson's disease is widely accepted in places like California. We've all seen a video or two of someone with Parkinson's having an uncontrollable fit of shaking. Their carer somehow administers medical marijuana, and the fit ends in minutes. It's miraculous to watch, so imagine being the person it's helping — it must feel incredible to get that level of relief so quickly.
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Smoking marijuana is legal for both recreational and medical purposes in California, and that's been the case for a while. Though it is a legal marijuana state, it's important to realize that there are still a bunch of laws that govern marijuana use in California.
It was recently announced that pot distribution in Ontario, Canada will be taken care of by a variant of the LCBO. The LCBO is also known as the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, and their stores account for the vast majority of alcohol sales in the province.
As the United States adjusts to sweeping changes in marijuana laws — 26 states and the District of Columbia have decriminalized or outright legalized the herb for personal recreational use — a new green industry has emerged. Marijuana dispensaries and cultivators are actively soliciting new business in the states where it’s legal, and makers of other cannabis-related products are likewise selling their wares in a wide range of earthbound publications.
The news from Premier Wynne's office came as a collective kick in the shins to many in the fight for cannabis freedom, and sounded a shrill warning to other independent dispensaries and retail outlets across Canada.