In the final hours before marijuana possession is scheduled to become legal in the nation's capital, House Republicans have warned District of Columbia officials that they could go to jail if the measure to legalize goes into effect, but D.C.'s mayor has not backed down.
Believe it or not, recent research and studies have revealed how marijuana may help you lose weight, and yes, you got that right! According to the most recent findings, those who are using marijuana have smaller waistlines when compared to those who have not used cannabis, pot or weed all their lives. Factoring out things like tobacco, alcohol use, sex, age and physical activities, those who are using marijuana are skinnier than their counterparts who do not smoke weed. Well, this may be surprising but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Read on and learn more about marijuana and weight loss.
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.