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.
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.