As more states pass laws allowing the use of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes, the potential for legal conflict with the federal government increases as well. Direct conflict between state laws legalizing cannabis and federal law — which puts cannabis in the same category as heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines — is obvious enough.
In this video, we give you the latest breaking news on the legalized milestone that Canada just reached but there is a catch. We also look at how Monsanto and Coca-Cola plan to take advantage of this moment. Newsletter signup here.
With less than 100 days to the midterm elections, Democrats are hoping to capture the House of Representatives in a much touted #BlueWave. But there’s another wave that has quietly been making headway — a green one.
Editor’s note: Pot is back in the news following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s announcement that federal prosecutors will once again pursue marijuana cases in states where the drug has been legalized. That doesn’t sit well with the affected states, which hope to amass additional tax revenue from the pot businesses now legal under state laws. That leads one WhoWhatWhy contributor to ask: “Are they all high?”
Even though over half of states have legalized medical marijuana, it remains a Schedule I drug in the eyes of the the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Alongside heroin in the most restrictive classification available, marijuana is deemed to have “no currently acceptable medical use and high potential for abuse.” Despite condemnation on a federal level, states continue to pass legislation making it available for both medical and recreational purposes.
The use of marijuana has been glorified in pop culture and, thanks in part to legalization efforts in many states, is now widely accepted. However, federal prisons are still packed with non-violent marijuana offenders.While inmates are serving years in prison, celebrities and other high-society individuals openly flaunt their substance use at music festivals like Coachella in California. April 20th (aka 4/20, which is colloquial for cannabis) has evolved into a holiday for this counterculture in the US.
We Are Change The attorney general for the western Mexican state of Nayarit has been arrested in Southern California on charges of drug trafficking. Edgar Veytia, 45, who has served as the top law enforcement officer of Nayarit since 2013, was charged in a seven-page, three-count indictment unsealed in New York.
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It was announced in Canada yesterday, March 27th, 2017, under the Liberal Government of Justin Trudeau, that they are aiming to legalize Marijuana by July 1st, 2018.The Bill to legalize Marijuana has been rumoured in hopes to be tabled before the symbolic date of 4/20 (April, 20th, 2017.)
We Are Change On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal in the case of Lee Carroll Brooker, an elderly veteran who is now serving a mandatory life sentence for growing his own medical marijuana.
Guillermo Jimenez | In South Dakota, it’s not just illegal to ingest or possess marijuana, it’s also illegal to have ingested it elsewhere — legally — even if weeks earlier. Welcome to the land of “Weird Laws that Make No Sense,” where South Dakota lawmakers are apparently running a masters course in absurdity.
We Are Change In this video Luke Rudkowski takes you behind the scenes at the 2015 cannibus cup in Denver Colorado. We get an in dept look at the current state of CBD medicine and also an interview with the real freeway Rick Ross.