You have probably seen a few articles and reports circulating the internet detailing the health effects of marijuana when compared to alcohol or other substances such as pharmaceuticals or tobacco. And if you’ve read any of those articles, this will be old news. But the research is overwhelmingly clear that marijuana consumption does far less damage to the body than alcohol or prescription pills.
With so much talk about marijuana in Colorado and the United States, let’s take a look at what’s going on around the world. Millions of people around the world support cannabis legalization, and see it not only as an economic gold mine, but as a safe and effective alternative to the other harmful substances and medications millions of people are shoving down their throats.
The marijuana industry is really big right now (wow, what an understatement). But it is only a portion of what it has the potential to be. As voters around the country decide the efficacy of prohibition on cannabis in their state, the industry will continue to cement itself as the new kid on the block. In terms of economics, politics, labor, and everything else in between, marijuana is going to prove itself as a legitimate powerhouse player on the national and international stages for decades to come.
Since Colorado legalized the sale and regulation of recreational marijuana, there have been some really interesting trends developing in regards to law enforcement and marijuana-related arrests. Don’t worry, it’s good news!
Colorado’s marijuana industry is under attack. Our colorful Colorado – which in 2012 pioneered the legalization and regulated sale of marijuana through Amendment 64 – is now faced with four lawsuits from various groups around the country.
Nebraska and Oklahoma are suing Colorado for legalizing marijuana, is Kansas next? Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court last Thursday, claiming that Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana is unconstitutional under federal law.
The Republicans had a big election night and so did marijuana. You probably never thought you'd see those two things in the same sentence, eh? But it happened.
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