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History of Marijuana Legalization in the USA

Step into the time machine, folks! Today, we're taking a journey through the intriguing and ever-evolving history of marijuana legalization in the United States. From its early days as a medicinal remedy to its controversial criminalization during the War on Drugs, and finally, to its recent wave of legalization in certain states, the story of marijuana is nothing short of fascinating. So buckle up and get ready to delve into the highs and lows (pun intended) of this captivating tale. Whether you're an advocate for cannabis or simply curious about its past, this blog post will illuminate the path that led us to where we are today – on the brink of a potential green revolution. Let's roll! Pre-Prohibition: The early days of marijuana in America Back in the early days of America, marijuana was not seen as a villain but rather embraced for its therapeutic qualities. Native American tribes used it medicinally, and even our founding fathers grew hemp on their plantations. Yes,

How Synthetic Pot is Used and Abused

Synthetic Marijuana: Use, Abuse, Side Effects, & Legality There are many drugs available on the market for people to use.  Some of these drugs are legal and some of them are not, but often times that does not stop people from giving them a try.  New drug crazes are always coming out, and the problem is that with the latest thing comes the latest danger.  There is now something called synthetic marijuana, and there is information that people need to know about it. Synthetic Marijuana Use – The Use of Synthetic Marijuana in the United States Teenagers are always the first ones to try something new and exciting.  With the sale of what is being called legal pot, the number of young people trying this drug is on the rise.  Many law enforcement offers are already seeing the use and abuse of this synthetic drug causing many problems in their cities and are doing their best to warn parents about it. Synthetic Marijuana Side-effects – The Dangers of Smoking Syntheti

Passage of 64 Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Use for Coloradans

Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use Tuesday, Nov 6th 2012 was a fascinating day for the people of Colorado. The second attempt at lifting the prohibition on marijuana across the state did not just taste success but set a precedent in the US. Amendment 64 legalizes marijuana for recreational use by adults aged 21 and above. Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper had been opposing the move but given what the huge majority of Colorado that voted in favor of marijuana legalization, the state or any such authorities have very little to oppose now. This is not the first time that Colorado had sought to lift the prohibition since in 2006 there was an initiative to remove penalties for the possession of marijuana. The attempt failed back then but what’s even better this time around is that it just doesn’t delve into the penalties but regulates the cultivation and retail sale of marijuana. Colorado becomes the first state with such an initiative in the US and the repercussion

Marijuana Possession Arrest Rates Continue to Climb Despite Public Sentiment

Marijuana Possession Arrests on the Rise in 2010 In September, 2011 the FBI released of their annual Uniform Crime Report.  In the FBI 2010 Uniform Crime Report, statistics on cannabis related arrests, while certainly not surprising to those familiar with the marijuana debate, the lack of progress in creating just laws or modifying existing laws governing the manufacturing, distribution and use of marijuana in the United States continues to frustrate pro marijuana activists.  The number of arrests for marijuana related offenses in 2010 marks the second highest in United States history. Marijuana related arrests have been on the rise for decades.  So what's the big deal?  For supporters of pro marijuana legislation in the U.S., 2010 appeared to offer several rays of hope that laws surrounding the legal status of marijuana would actually be improved.  The Obama administration, for instance, announced that the War on Drugs was finally over, a "war" which consumed billi

Laws becoming stricter for Colorado medical marijuana growers, buyers, sellers and patients

According to Denver CBS Channel 4, beginning July 1st, medical marijuana caregivers are required to register with the state and let the authorities know exactly where they are growing the plants.  This means that even those who are growing the marijuana for medical reasons for less than 5 patients will have to let the state authorities know their grow sites and which strands of marijuana they are growing. Now the smaller growers are going through similar regulations as the bigger dispensaries. Many Colorado marijuana growers have been growing in the area for years—it is important they recognize all of the rules and regulations that have been changed. It’s even important for their patients to understanding what their providers should be doing to abide by the rules. If caregivers, dispensaries or patients fall to abide by the laws in place, it might mean fines or other prosecution set by the Colorado state government. It is recommended that all Colorado MMJ patients and empl

Helicopters Remove $1M Marijuana from Boulder County - Boulder Daily Camera

$1 Million of Marijuana Plants Seized with Police Helicopters from Boulder Growing Operation The Boulder County Sheriff's Office, with the help of the Colorado National Guard, spent much of Wednesday removing about 7,500 uprooted marijuana plants -- worth more than $1 million -- from a remote area west of Lyons and destroying the plants at an undisclosed location.  Read the Full Story Here.

New Mexico Proposes Changes to Medical Cannabis Trade - BusinessWeek

New Mexico Proposes Changes to Medical Cannabis Trade - BusinessWeek New Mexico wants to raise fees on producers of medical marijuana in order to better fund administration of the states program, operated by the New Mexico Department of Health, which helps to control, protect and regulate the medical marijuana industry in New Mexico. The new regulations proposed by the New Mexico Department of Health aims to increase the application fee on would-be producers from the current $100 to $1,000 and establish an annual fee on the licensed nonprofit organizations that grow medical marijuana. Read the full story HERE

BBC News - Gang jailed for cannabis haul

BBC News - Scotland Gang jailed for £3m Mannabis Haul Four men involved in one of Scotland's largest illegal drug operations have been jailed. John McHugh, 54; Joseph Boland, 54; Martin Gray, 41; and Garry Ralph, 38, all admitted being involved in the supply of cannabis resin. Police welcomed their prison terms, which ranged from three to five years. The High Court in Glasgow heard they were caught following a surveillance operation in Paisley in July 2009. Read the Full Story at BBC NEWS

More Than 2,000 Want Colorado Marijuana Licenses -

More Than 2,000 Want Colorado Marijuana Licenses - More than 2,000 Colorado businesses, from growers to dispensaries, have applied for new state medical marijuana licenses. Th applications were due Sunday and provide the clearest sense yet of the size of Colorado's medical marijuana industry.... Get the full story on Colorado's Medical Marijuana Industry at

Where in the World is Medical Marijuana Legal?

Where in the World is Medical Marijuana Legal? Did You Know...As of January of 2010 14 states have decriminalized the possession or use of cannabis. That's right, Legal Medical Marijuana can be obtained with a doctors written consent in all of the following states: Alaska California Colorado Hawaii Maine Michigan Montana Nevada New Jersey New Mexico Oregon Rhode Island Vermont Washington Though each of these 14 states require proof of residency to qualify for medical marijuana use... Get more information of the legality of medical marijuana in U.S. states and countries around the world from the hub Where in the World is Medical Marijuana Legal an informational article on the about medical marijuana around the world! It features lists of countries, Providences, territories and U.S. States where medical smoking marijuana, or using THC in other ways, is either total legal, legal for medicinal purposes only, illegal but generally unforced, illegal, and

Medicinal Uses of Medical Marijuana for MMJ Card

As the scientific evidence supporting the many benefits of medical marijuana over other medications prescribed by doctors for various diseases and other ailments increases by the day, more and more doctors and medical experts are beginning to concede that medical marijuana's efficacy in treating a wide range of diseases out-weights any potential side-effects of using marijuana for medicinal purposes.  In fact, very minimal side effects were detected in clinical studies.  Of the few side effects reported from the use of medical marijuana, at worst, only mild temporary adverse effects were reported.  Moreover, no serious toxic reactions were found in any case.  This finding is unheard of for nearly all pharmaceutical drugs. It appears quite clear then, that recent studies in the field of medicinal use of marijuana and effects of medical marijuana on the body and mind have counteracted much of the propaganda pushed by the press in support of the ill-informed "War on Drugs"

Colorado Marijuana Lawyers | Mark P. Miller

 Colorado Marijuana Lawyers Mark P. Miller Attorney Contact Info: 2700 W. Evans Ave STE 100 Denver, CO 80219 Mark P. Miller is a respected attorney at law.  As an contributing member of the NORML Legal Committee (National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws) and active participant with Sensible Colorado, is no stranger to fighting and defeating all sorts of drug related charges.  Mark Miller specialized in criminal defense and assistance for MMJ Dispensaries, care-givers and patients.  We solute you Mark Miller, for adamantly defending the rights of medical marijuana users, caregivers, MMJ dispensaries and cultivators.  

Steamboat Today: Local marijuana strain takes top honors at Cannabis Crown

Steamboat Springs — The medical marijuana in Steamboat Springs is tops in Colorado. And that’s not just blowing smoke. Local dispensary Rocky Mountain Remedies won top honors for the best strain of medical marijuana at the inaugural Western Slope Cannabis Crown in Aspen this past weekend. The Kandy Kush strain, grown in Steamboat, beat out entries from 140 other participants and won the growers a trip to the 23rd annual Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam this November. Get the Entire Story at Steamboat Today: Local marijuana strain takes top honors at Cannabis Crown

Medical Pot Business Poised For Huge Growth

Medical Pot Business Poised For Huge Growth PREV 1 of 3 NEXT TED S. WARREN / AP After a recent shootout at the home of medical-marijuana activist Steve Sarich, police found 375 pot plants, $10,700 in cash and a stack of credit-card receipts showing Sarich's business had collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from pot-related sales and services in just a few weeks. To read the Complete Story by Susan Kelleher and Mark Rahner from the Seatle Times CLICK HERE

Amendment 20 | Colorado Marijuana Laws | Know Your RIghts

0-4-287 - ARTICLE XVIII - Miscellaneous Art. XVIII - Miscellaneous Section 14. Medical use of marijuana for persons suffering from debilitating medical conditions. (1) As used in this section, these terms are defined as follows: (a) "Debilitating medical condition" means: (I) Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or treatment for such conditions; (II) A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition, or treatment for such conditions, which produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following, and for which, in the professional opinion of the patient's physician, such condition or conditions reasonably may be alleviated by the medical use of marijuana: cachexia; severe pain; severe nausea; seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy; or persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis; or (III) Any other medical condition, or treat

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