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Why Medical Marijuana in the United States Should Be Legal

Medical marijuana is legal for many Americans, but not all. Read on for why we believe medical marijuana in the United States should be legal for everyone.

Fri
29
May

Australian Therapeutic Goods Association Suggests Rescheduling CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most popular cannabinoids among cannabis enthusiasts. 

Historically THC was the most popular, however, starting in 2017, CBD was searched for more often than THC on Google and that trend has continued into 2020.

Many patients and consumers want to receive the wellness benefits that CBD provides but without the euphoric effects that THC induces.

Fri
29
May

Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj Takes On Cannabis Legalization

Actor and comedian Hasan Minhaj shined a light on the state of legal cannabis in the United States on the latest episode of his Netflix show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.

Fri
29
May

Why Is Banking Still An Issue In The Cannabis Industry?

Banking is one of the most hotly debated issues amongst marijuana stocks and in the cannabis industry. While the issue mostly pertains to the U.S.

Fri
29
May

How Green Is Ireland When It Comes to Cannabis Regulation?

With the passing of a five-year medical marijuana pilot program, and increased industrial cultivation of hemp, Ireland is working to reclaim its title as the greenest country, but it’s definitely taking its time.

Cannabis has been around for quite some time, factoring into folklore, as well as being a part of medical traditions in pretty much every place it grows. The inception of Western medicine had a profound effect on the use of native traditions, and generally overlooked plant medicine. By a certain point, simply healing oneself with the plant became an actual felony charge.

Fri
29
May

Will New York Fix Medical Marijuana Before Rushing to Legalization? (Maybe Not!)

New York City, where I and 8.5 million others live, used to be the worst city in the United States to be caught with cannabis. This is no exaggeration.

Thu
28
May

Louisiana: Senate Passes Amended Bill Permitting Doctors to Recommend Medical Cannabis for “Any Condition”

Senators on Wednesday passed legislation to significantly expand the pool of patients eligible to qualify for medical cannabis access.

Thu
28
May

7 Marijuana Stocks to Watch as the Presidential Election Approaches

When a slew of cannabis firms reported quarterly earnings results, investors realized that markets beat down the sector. The sharp rally that ensued suggests that investors may continue holding or starting a new position in many marijuana stocks.

Not only are companies in the sector reporting smaller losses, but weak firms removed the excess supply that hurt prices. The stronger quarter revenue results should give marijuana stocks continued lift in the weeks ahead.

Thu
28
May

Pa. Republican Lawmakers Say Marijuana Legalization ‘Inevitable’ Post-Pandemic

Though Republicans in Pennsylvania long opposed recreational marijuana, lawmakers have come around in order to fix sizable budget deficits.

The Tri-State area is among the U.S. regions most ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. The United States has more than 1.6 million cases and nearly 100,000 deaths, according to reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But more than 500,000 cases and 45,000 deaths come from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania alone.

Thu
28
May

How Federal Marijuana Policy Is Pushing Veterans into the Black Market

lex is 34 and lives outside of Sacramento. Like many Californians, he vapes marijuana concentrate for a variety of health problems such as anxiety. But even though he lives within a half-hour drive of a legal dispensary, Alex purchases his cannabis on what he likes to call the “duty-free” market. About once a month, he drives an hour to an acquaintance’s house to purchase about an ounce of concentrate, for about half of what he would pay at a state-certified recreational dispensary.

There’s a reason Alex buys on the black market. He’s a disabled military veteran.

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