Month: December 2015

The Future of Weed

Marijuana legalization is spreading across the globe and moving at a rapid pace. As of now in the U.S, twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. With this number expected to grow in the coming years, we can only ask one question…what does the future look like for weed? Money Taxes have the potential to bring in huge amounts of money in the coming years and some are predicting legal marijuana to grow into a $40 Billion a year industry if growth continues at this rate. There is also speculation that marijuana...

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New York Preparing for the New Year of Medicinal Marijuana

At the Vireo marijuana cultivation center in Johnston, New York, they are spending the last few days of December preparing for their big year ahead. Vireo Health is one of five companies in the state of New York that was awarded a license over the summer to sell medicinal marijuana starting January 5th, 2016. Vireo is developing a variety of different branded products, focusing primarily on oils and capsules- working around the New York laws prohibiting the drug from being smoked or using edibles. To create the oil and capsules, they have perfected a process of freezing the plants,...

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Colombia Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree on Tuesday legalizing the growing and sale of marijuana for medical purposes. This is a big step for Colombia, but as Santos says, is also “long overdue” given that Colombians have been consuming marijuana and marijuana-based products in a legal void for years. Before this legalization, medical marijuana had fallen into a legal gray area in Colombia. It was authorized under a 1986 law, but the lack of regulation prevented production on a national level. Regulation is what they are bringing to the table today. From the presidential palace, Santos said,...

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Favorable Ruling of Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure by Florida Supreme Court

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a constitutional measure legalizing marijuana for medical purposes for people with debilitating medical conditions, paving the way for a vote next year. Supporters must gather enough petition signatures to ensure the measure will be placed on the 2016 ballot. READ MORE   Medical Marijuana Amendment Closer to 2016 Florida...

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Marijuana Cannabis Research

Discovery of the Endogenous Cannabinoid System has Revolutionized Weed Science “We wouldn’t have the scientific interest we have now around the world without the discovery,” says Paul Armentano, deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, an American nonprofit. “That really opened the door to making the study of cannabis and cannabinoids a legitimate avenue.” A recent study conducted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that the endocannabinoid system is involved in essentially every human disease. Indeed, the fact that medical marijuana is legal in dozens of U.S. states is a result...

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