DC: More people are using marijuana, but fewer are abusing it
Marijuana abuse and dependency are becoming less common, even as states roll back restrictions on the use of the drug. This information is according to a new federal report.
Jamaica, Long Opposed to Marijuana, Now Wants to Cash In on It
New York State Health Department to allow medical marijuana home delivery services
Patients approved for medical cannabis will be able to get it delivered to their home. Rather than go to a dispensary, patients can just sit on their sofa and wait for ‘the guy.’ Or they can wait by the mailbox as some older people do. Either way, it’s better than having to travel,especially if you’ve taken your medicine.
Why not have the pizza guy deliver it? At least then they would have something for the ‘munchies’ or maybe a pizza party.
Court Upholds Federal Ban On Gun Sales To Medical Marijuana Cardholders
Some states have legalized weed use for medicinal purposes. But, the federal government continues to maintain that pot is as dangerous and addictive as heroin. But where is the proof? Maybe it’s in the pudding.
The price of pot is tumbling in Colorado
Dispensaries will make the majority of their money from pot products, like beverages and edibles. http://www.businessinsider.com/marijuanas-getting-cheaper-in-colorado-2016-9
Marijuana arrests fall to lowest level since 1996
Arrests for simple weed possession in the United States fell to nearly a two-decade low last year. This information is according to new statistics released by the FBI.
Opponents of relaxing cannabis laws point out that fewer than 1 percent of state inmates serve prison time for pot possession. But, what happens to that 1 percent?
Arrests can be devastating on their own. Most people arrested for cannabis use are held in jail for at least a day. This may also cause them to lose their job. And, they receive a criminal record that can affect their employment for the rest of their lives.
Data Suggests Legalizing Marijuana Reduces DEA Eradication Costs
Newly released data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration appears to show that legalizing weed does what advocates have promised: It reduces the unregulated cannabis market and cuts law enforcement costs.
The DEA allocated exactly zero dollars and zero cents for cannabis eradication in Colorado for Fiscal Year 2016. That figure is down from the agency’s $80,000 budget line item for the state during Fiscal Year 2014. This is according to documents released this month in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Colorado voters enacted a cannabis legalization measure in November 2012 and legal sales went into effect in the state on January 1,2014.
An unprecedented number of states will vote on marijuana this fall
These states will finally vote on legalization. They are:
- California — Recreational
- Nevada — Recreational
- Arizona — Recreational
- Massachusetts — Recreational
- Maine — Recreational
- Florida — Medical
- Arkansas — Medical
- North Dakota — Medical
- Montana — Medical marijuana
Canadians Are Being Banned from the US for Admitting They’ve Smoked Weed
Turns out, that it is considered admitting to violating Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Immigration experts say admission is counted the same as a conviction. What will happen next year when Canada legalizes cannabis?