- 5 States That Will Probably Legalize Medical Marijuana Next July 26, 2015
- Legal U.S. Marijuana Sales Estimates Chart July 24, 2015
- Study: Marijuana Helps with Social and Aggressive Behavior July 24, 2015
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A few unlikely states are expected to legalize medical marijuana in the near future.
Approximately 40 states currently have at some type of legal protection for the medical use of marijuana; 23 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam have passed medical marijuana legislation, while 17 states have passed restrictive cannabidiol () focused legislation.
Here are five states that will probably be the next to legalize the medical use of marijuana:
– South Dakota
A study recently published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information has shown what most know from experience: that marijuana can significantly alleviate aggressive behavior and calms emotions.
The study was only conducted on test mice. But, nonetheless, the study shows the potential for scientific evidence for marijuana as an aggression management tool for humans. This study will likely lead to a research study on humans. And eventually states with medical marijuana programs might include anger as a qualifying condition for a medical marijuana card.
The ultimate objective of the study was “to examine the role of cannabinoid[s] … in social and aggressive behavior.” One of the researchers noted that: “Acute administration of the [cannabinoid] agonist significantly reduced the level of aggression in hostile mice.”
The study’s conclusion was very encouraging and went on to state that marijuana has a lot of potential for managing aggression in humans. The study noted: “Our results suggest that CB2r [cannabinoid receptor] is implicated in social interaction and aggressive behavior and deserves further consideration as a potential new target for the management of aggression.”
The Blueberry Cannabis seed strain is undoubtedly one of the most colorful and exquisite marijuana hybrids available in the form of seeds today.
It is indeed the flagship strain of the family of Blue, having earned a lot of popularity among the global cannabis growers. It received the name because of the blue hues of Blueberry, and the unbelievable blue aroma, which is as amazingas the smell and taste of real blueberries. If you are a marijuana growers looking forward to grow this cannabis strain, then you need to stay aware of the pros and cons associated with this strain of seeds. Read on to find out all about Blueberries cannabis seeds.
Classic Combination of 80% Indica and 20% Sativa with High
Blueberry, the popularly classy, enjoyable and original marijuana blended with the blue colorations in buds and leaves and fruity flavors, comes with genetics that is a combination of 80% indica and 20% sativa. With 19.5% THC level, this variety belongs to a group of strains, which is considered to be extremely strong. However, the high of Blueberry is expected to be euphoric, pleasant and clear rather than too dominating.
Advantages of Blueberry Cannabis
The major advantages of Blueberry cannabis include its superior quality and taste with a sweet and fruity fragrance. Further, the buds that are produced have a high level of THC as mentioned earlier. As in the case of all the strains belonging to the Blue Family, the buds present a more vivid coloring when the plant is out in the open in very cold temperature towards the end of its growth cycle, displaying a gorgeous appearance.
Why Do Cultivators Love It?
Many cultivators favor this strain for growing just because of its great qualities and attractive color when it flowers. The blueberry cannabis seeds can be grown into medium size plants and they have a very long life when compared to the other types of cannabis seed strains. For the best yield, the grower needs to ensure that he buys the seeds from a reliable, you can buy cannabis seeds at High Supplies.
Can be Grown Indoors as well as Outdoors
Blueberry is a great cannabis strain to be considered for cultivation by indoor growers, though outdoor growers can also opt to grow it under moderate outdoor environments and favorable conditions.
Extensive Medical Applications
Another benefit of Blueberry marijuana that deserves to be mentioned is that it is extensively used all through the medical marijuana community. It is a great way to treat patients who are suffering from different kinds of pain. In fact, it is regarded as one of the medicinal cannabis plants with the most therapeutic worth. Few of the other ordinary medicinal uses of this strain are for treating cramping, diarrhea, and nausea.
On the Whole
With so many advantages, cannabis growers may not find any reason to ignore this particular strain. Though, there is one downside that growers should consider. Blueberry is not the easiest strain to cultivate, especially by a beginner. It can also be a fussy feeder, so first-time cannabis cultivators need to stay away from this strain. Though, the right efforts of a professional grower would be rewards wit harvests of possibly one of the best marijuana strains available.
Even after several years of its introduction, Blueberry is still a leading coffee-shop favorite.
Oregon just legalized the recreational use of marijuana, and now in-state flights are allowing marijuana possession. Oregon’s Portland International Airport has decided to allow airline passengers to possess up to one ounce of marijuana while traveling on in-state flights.
A spokesman for Port of Portland, which owns and operates the airport, said that “for those flying to other cities in the state of Oregon, traveling with marijuana is allowable as long as that passenger meets all the other legal requirements of the state.”
Travelers in Oregon must pass through the typical Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints. If a TSA employee finds marijuana, they’ll inform airport police, who will make sure that the passenger’s marijuana doesn’t exceed one ounce and that their boarding pass shows an Oregon destination. If so, the passenger will be allowed to travel to their destination.
In the case that the passenger is not eligible, the passenger will have the ability to store the marijuana in a safe place (like a car), give it to somebody else over the age of 21, or have the marijuana surrendered under law enforcement to be eradicated.
Marijuana is not legalized nationally so transporting marijuana beyond state lines is illicit.
There is a new emerging market in the U.S. marijuana (medical and recreational) industry: women.
According to a 2014 report by the National Association of Women Business Owners, women-owned companies account for approximately 30% of all U.S. businesses, the majority of which are nonprofits. But, Women Grow, a network for women in the U.S. marijuana industry, estimates that about 20% of marijuana business owners in the U.S. are female. And this number is quickly growing.
“As knowledge [about marijuana] has changed, you can get incredibly strong products and incredibly sophisticated products that aren’t as strong,” said a marijuana industry businesswoman. “Much like a woman would walk into a liquor store and buy wine instead of Everclear, that’s what’s going on on the marijuana side.”
The percentage of women in the medical marijuana patient population in Colorado has grown from 28.5% in 2009 to 35% in 2015. And this trend extends nationwide.
Many women-focused networkingand groups are flourishing nationwide and are available to women interested in entering and growing their business(es) in the marijuana industry.
The first Washington state recreational marijuanaopened its doors one year ago, allowing adults 21 years of age or older to purchase marijuana for recreational use. And a new report reveals a very positive outcome — which resembles the superb reports that Colorado received — from marijuana legalization.
According to a new report by the Drug Policy Alliance, since marijuana legalization in Washington, the state has generated over $80 million in tax revenues, saved millions of dollars by no longer arresting and prosecuting low-level marijuana offenses, seen a decline in violent crime rates, seen youth marijuana use rates and traffic fatality rates remain the same, and voters continue to support recreational marijuana legalization.
“Marijuana prohibition has been a costly failure—to individuals, communities, and the entire country,” said the Director of Marijuana Law and Policy at the Drug Policy Alliance. “Washington should be praised for developing a smarter, more responsible approach to marijuana.”
Voters in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada and Ohio will likely be able to vote on similar adult-use marijuana legalization initiatives on their 2015 or 2016 ballots.
Another celebrity has decided to invest in the U.S. marijuana industry. Ohio resident and former 98 Degrees band member, Nick Lachey, is among a few investors in one of ten marijuana cultivation centers that would be licensed in Ohio if a proposed ballot measure passes.
ResponsibleOhio, a political action committee, is attempting to get a measure on the November 3rd ballot that would legalize marijuana for medical and personal use by adults 21 years or older. The ballot measure would limit cultivation to specific locations where investors financing the cultivation operations would own or have the option to buy property.
The former band boy member and television actor is attempting to bring a marijuana cultivation center to Hudson, OH, a city 30 miles south of Cleveland.
A bad first experience is often times enough for people to thrown in the towel to eliminate a repeated bad experience from their life forever. With marijuana, it is usually side effects such as anxiousness or paranoia – which are primarily associated with high-marijuana strains – that make people fear marijuana.
But many marijuana strains – usually indicas and some hybrids that contain less THC and more– have been cultivated to cause relaxation, euphoria and pain relief for consumers. This list provides some of the best marijuana strains for novice or low-tolerance marijuana consumers:
– Maui Waui (Sativa)
– Northern Lights (Indica)
– Jack Herer (Sativa)
– Blue Dream (Hybrid)
– Verde Electric (Hybrid)
– OG Kush (Hybrid)
– Pineapple Express (Hybrid)
Mostcarry a vast selection of marijuana strains in order to satisfy all their customers.
A new study, partially funded by the federal government, reveals that alcohol has a larger impact on drivers than marijuana.
A researcher from the study said alcohol “significantly increased lane departures/minimum and maximum lateral acceleration; these measures were not sensitive to cannabis.” It was also concluded that marijuana-influenced drivers “may attempt to drive more cautiously to compensate for impairing effects, whereas alcohol-influenced drivers often underestimate their impairment and take more risk.”
The Office on National Drug Control Policy, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and federal safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funded the study. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says it used the “most sophisticated driving simulator of its kind to mirror real-life situations.”
The study participants consumed alcohol to reach approximately 0.065% peak breath alcohol concentration, inhaled vaporized marijuana or had a placebo.
The 2016 presidential candidates are discussing marijuana legalization in ways unimaginable less than a decade ago.
Candidates from both parties are accepting substantial donations from business owners and activists in the marijuana industry that hope to expanded marijuana legalization in the U.S. The marijuana industry also landed their first major candidate: Rand Paul.
In June, Paul became the first major-party presidential candidate to hold a fundraiser with the legalized marijuana industry, courting about 40 donors at the Denver.
Politicians are slowly shifting towards a pro-marijuana stance. Democrats are often less critical of states legalizing marijuana, but they’re treading carefully. Hillary Clinton mentioned last year that more research needed to be done on marijuana’s medical value, but “there should be availability under appropriate circumstances.” She didn’t elaborate what those circumstances should be.
As for Sen. Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s main Democratic rival, he is weary of legalization, despite his liberal social views and counterculture roots.
The Marijuana Policy Project, which is the nation’s largest marijuana lobbying group, plans to donate tens of thousands of dollars to 2016 presidential candidates.
Attendees said Paul talked about changing federal drug-sentencingbut stopped short of calling for nationwide legalization. “We wouldn’t have heard a presidential candidate talking that way four years ago,” said Rob Kampia, Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, who was among those at the Denver fundraiser.
53% of Americans said in a Pew Research Center survey in March that marijuana should be legal. In 2006, less than a third of Americans supported marijuana legalization in the General Social Survey’s measure of public opinion.
It’s uncertain how much money the marijuana industry will spend on the 2016 presidential race. Many marijuana business owners and activists are expected to spend their money on state campaigns in the six to ten states likely to have some sort of marijuana legalization policy on ballots next year.
“There are a lot of loose bricks in the walls of resistance to changing drug laws in America,” said William Martin of Rice University. “It’s no longer a silly question, legalizing marijuana.”