United States

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Are there any downsides to marijuana legalization?

Marijuana has been legal now in some parts of the United States for around two decades. It all began with the legalization of a reasonably liberal medical marijuana program in California back in 1996 and progressed into a scene where adult residents in 10 states now have the freedom to purchase cannabis in the same way they might beer. It’s a concept that is preventing thousands of people from going to jail every year as a result of personal pot possession. It also boosts local and state economies, creates thousands of new jobs and helps put the food on the tables of around 211,000 families nationwide.

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How tough can it be to start a cannabis franchise?

Franchising in the U.S. is part of the nation’s business culture and an economic force, generating $451 billion last year. So it’s not surprising that entrepreneurs in the world of cannabis are attracted to the fast growth it can provide.  

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Marijuana advocates hit unexpected roadblocks

Advocates of legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes scored their most significant legislative victory of the year Friday when the Illinois state House gave final approval to a measure allowing residents over the age of 21 to purchase and use cannabis products.

But their win in Springfield comes at the end of a string of defeats in what was supposed to be a banner year for legalization. Even supporters of recreational use acknowledge their legislative agenda has run into more roadblocks than they expected.

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In States with legal medical marijuana patients are using less opioids, study

More and more studies are showing that one of the best ways to combat the opioid epidemic is to legalize medical marijuana.

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Older Americans are the fastest growing group of medical marijuana users despite accessibility issues

While medical cannabis use continues to increase across the board, the amount of Americans 60 or older using it is growing faster than any other age demographic. Despite this, a new study shows that older patients continue to have difficultly accessing this potentially life-saving medication, writes Calvin Hughes.

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New Hampshire Senate delays sction on marijuana legalization Bill

Throughout much of this year, New Hampshire lawmakers have been considering a bill to legalize recreational weed. But now, after some initial successes, the bill has now stalled out. Yesterday, the New Hampshire Senate referred the bill back to the Judiciary Committee and voted to delay any further consideration of a recreational bill until December or early 2020.

 

Recreational Bill Stalls in the Senate

After receiving a House-approved recreational bill earlier this year, the New Hampshire Senate did not debate the piece of legislation yesterday. Instead, Senate lawmakers sent the bill back to the Judiciary Committee for further consideration.

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How moms turned advocates lead the push for pediatric cannabis

Before 2011, the Turners were a normal Midwestern family.

Wendy and her husband Tommy ran a gymnastics studio. They were raising their three kids — sons Skyler and Coltyn and daughter Ryleigh — in the same small town Wendy’s family had lived in for generations. They loved to travel. 

And then, suddenly, things weren’t so normal. Coltyn was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, and he involuntarily became the Turners’ center of attention. Most of their traveling now was to the doctor for his appointments. In order to take him, Wendy and Tommy were absent from work so often that many of their employees quit.

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You’ll never guess which country smokes the most weed

If you had to guess which country consumed the most cannabis in the world, you’d surely start with places where the plant is at least legalized. Uruguay, for instance, legalized cannabis in 2013. Another choice might be Canada, which passed adult-use marijuana legislation in 2018. Heck, you could even pick countries where the drug is partially legalized, like the United States or Netherlands.

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Southern Lawmakers still seem apprehensive about marijuana

When searching for some of the most depraved parts of the United States, all one has to do is head south. This friendly area may give off the vibe as being a Bible-thumping cult of Jesus Crispies, a place that, for better or worse, is built on strict moral fiber and family traditions – and it might just be.

But it is also where the Devil lives.

Anyone who has ever spent time in New Orleans can attest to this. It’s where the bars seldom close and drugs, well, everything from cocaine to heroin is readily available on the streets. It’s no wonder why this is where you’ll find some of the highest addiction rates in the country.

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Hemp industry creating tens of thousands of jobs for American workforce

While the United States workforce may still have a ways to go before it reaps the economic benefits of a national cannabis industry, many working-class stiffs could get a taste for how this agricultural sect is going to impact the population as its non-intoxicating cousin prepares to go big time once again.

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