For decades, marijuana uses have been put into bad rap, as health experts, consumers and government officials have each of their own take on the matter, only until recently studies have shown how marijuana for health could be of high potentials. Find out what the latest studies reveal about medical marijuana.
For many years, there have been ongoing protests, debates and talks surrounding the use of marijuana in medicine. While the idea or thought rings some bells, it cannot be doubted that cannabis has its medicinal and health properties that many people have already experienced and proven. To give you a better picture of the matter, check out the following to learn what health benefits marijuana brings to the table.
Despite warnings from congressional Republicans, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser allowed D.C.'s marijuana legalization law to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, told Bowser that if she continued with her plan to implement marijuana legalization she would face "very serious consequences," The Washington Post reported.
Institutional investors will put money into cannabis stocks this year, though many publicly traded MJ businesses could eventually fail because of poor fundamentals, according to a report from a New York-based investment firm and adviser. The report – released by Viridian Capital Partners – says investors will increasingly scrutinize public cannabis companies, seeking strong management teams and sustainable business models.
December 13th, 2014 marks a historic medical marijuana decision by the Congress. The decision, which is a big blow to the United States’ decades-long battle against various cannabis programs. The bill basically prohibits Department of Justice from using funds to go after state-legal medical marijuana usage. It will not only end the raids on medical marijuana dispensaries, but also stop the arrests of people involved in such programs or pot businesses.
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.