Arizona has always had strong proponents of marijuana legalization in the state. With few important initiatives in the state and some support in the Arizona legislature, the state might legalize Marijuana by 2016 elections. Some are suggesting that Arizona might legalize the controversial drug even before the elections. According to the state media, there was a State Capitol Protest calling for legalization of marijuana.
In an event of high emotions and drama, second player from the Oregon Ducks failed to pass the marijuana drug test – will miss the title game. After Ayele Forde failing to clear the test, now wide receiver Darren Carrington tested positive for consuming marijuana. The duo was consequently benched by the sports authority. They did not even travel with the team for Monday’s title game in the first College Football Playoff.
Randy Gross hopes a new law allowing children into Illinois' medical marijuana program will reunite his family, nearly a year after his wife moved to Colorado so their son could receive a controversial treatment to ease his epileptic seizures. Gross lives and works in Illinois. His wife, Nicole, moved with their two sons so their 8-year-old could legally swallow a quarter-teaspoon of marijuana oil each day. While the medical evidence is thin, some parents — including the Grosses — say marijuana works for their children and they're willing to experiment.
Ever since medical marijuana has been legalized in Colorado, hoards are people are heading towards Colorado to gain access to a specific type of medical marijuana. Due to it, the sales recreational pot have only skyrocketed. Over 200 families have moved to Colorado, calling themselves as marijuana refugees to treat their family members. People who have moved to Colorado have kids, women suffering from various types of diseases including epileptic, multiple sclerosis, etc.
It was not long ago that Marijuana was legalized in the Colorado state. And in just few days into its legalization, Colorado has already emerged as the state with the second highest percentage of regular marijuana users, in a new federal study. A study conducted by National Drug Use and Health reported that one out of every eight people over 12 years have used Marijuana at least once last month. It means nearly 530,000 people use Marijuana at least once a month.
Absolutely INSANE!! A LAW wasting Lives and our Tax Dollars, Former Federal Judge Regrets 55-Year Marijuana Sentence
"Locked Up for Life on a Nonviolent Drug Bust ... Would of spent less time in jail for terrorism or Murder" Says ABC Nightline The war on drugs has brought many disappointing and unnecessary problems to our country. One that has affected millions of lives is the introduction of mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent crimes. One particular case is of a man named Weldon Angelos who is currently 11 years into his 55 year sentence for just 3 marijuana sales. Not only is his family working with Families Against Mandatory Minimums to change such policies, but even the federal judge who sentenced him knows he did not deserve to waste most of his life away in prison. "I do think about Angelos,” said Paul Cassell, a now-retired federal judge in the Utah circuit. “I sometimes drive near the prison where he’s held, and I think, ‘Gosh he shouldn’t be there. Certainly not as long as I had to send him there. ... That wasn’t the right thing to do. The system forced me to do it.”
More and more parts of the United States are accepting the use of Marijuana. While some are legalizing its usage, others are decriminalizing its possession. US Virgin Islands Senate, on Friday, unanimously voted to decriminalize cannabis in the Virgin Islands of St. John, St. Thomas and St. Croix. In October, 2014, Governor de Jongh vetoed the same bill; however, since the senate also has the veto power, it utilized the power to overturn his ruling and allow the bill to pass in the parliament. This resulted in decriminalization of Marijuana throughout the US Virgin Islands.
One of the most popular questions among medical patients and others pertaining to marijuana is – what do Surgeon General of the United States have to say about Marijuana? Obviously, what they have to say about Marijuana matters because they are responsible for protection and improvement of health of the Nation. So let us look into what some of the past Surgeon Generals of the United States have to say about Medical Marijuana.
Vice Media’s food channel recently started a new series called Bong Appetit and has finally gone way beyond brownies and ice creams. Vice as a food channel aspires to be the world’s largest network of young people around the world. A 20 minute video starring a 91 year old woman named Aurora Leveroni, who is also known as “Nonna Marijuana,” showed how to cook Italian Classics in Marijuana-infused butter. Yes, you read that right! There is now a full-blown TV show that promises to teach you to how to cook with Marijuana as an ingredient in it. Below is an official Press Release from http://npr.org.
While there are states that are legalizing Marijuana, there are few that are suing others for legalizing it. Nebraska and Oklahoma have challenged the legal status of medical marijuana in the state of Colorado. The two states have asked the US Supreme Court to nullify the law that made Marijuana legal in Colorado stating that it violates the federal law. They also say that they are not suing Washington though medical marijuana is legal in it as well because it is not a border state to them.