Marijuana is grown and trafficked all over the world, while most marijuana seized in the US is either grown in the continental 48 states or is smuggled in from Mexico or Canada. Other countries known for smuggling and distributing marijuana in the US are Colombia, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Thailand, South Africa, and Nigeria.
The US is rapidly coming to the determination that outlawing Marijuana is a losing battle After historic elections, which saw four states pass ballot initiatives legalizing nonmedical marijuana, one in five Americans now live in a state where it’s legal to smoke marijuana without a prescription. The Marijuana industry is on track to exceed $20.2 billion in sales by the year 2021.
List of States as of the writing of this article where Medical Marijuana is legal with the year the law passed. Every state has different laws so go https://medicalmarijuana.procon.org
Legal Medical Marijuana States
Arizona in 2010
Arkansas in 2016
Connecticut in 2012
Delaware in 2011
Florida in 2016
Hawaii in 2000
Illinois in 2013
Maryland in 2014
Michigan in 2008
Minnesota in 2014
Montana in 2004
New Hampshire in 2013
New Jersey in 2010
New Mexico in 2007 weeks
New York in 2014
North Dakota in 2016
Ohio in 2016
Pennsylvania in 2016
Rhode Island in 2006
Vermont in 2004
West Virginia in 2017
In the US, recreational marijuana is legal in a few states, but there are bills in the legislature of many of the above legal medical marijuana states waiting to be voted on for legalization of recreational marijuana.
States where Marijuana is Legal (both Medical and Recreational)
All these states voted to fully legalize marijuana use, cultivation, distribution, and sales. When the changes to the various state laws take effect, the number of states with fully legal cannabis will increase to eight (plus Washington, DC).
Marijuana in other Places
The top marijuana producing countries are Mexico, Jamaica, South Africa, India, Paraguay, and Afghanistan. Marijuana is also fully legal in Uruguay.
What is Marijuana and Hemp
Marijuana is the term for the cannabis plant and the drug preparation made from it.
Hemp is a commonly the term used for high-growing varieties of the cannabis plant and its products, to, include fiber, oil, and seed. Hemp is refined and made into products like hemp seed for foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper, and fuel.
Healing power of Marijuana
Marijuana’s healing properties are currently being researched and becoming largely accepted in the US. In fact, many people are moving to Colorado and other states that have legalized medical marijuana has people moving there by the droves so they can experience the plant and its medicinal benefits legally. Living in many states all over the US over the past 30 years, I’ve watched the evolution of medical marijuana laws and the rate of changes in attitudes and laws, frankly have shocked me!
For many children and their families, medical marijuana has been proven to be a life savior for seizure disorders and other life-threatening conditions. I have seen families make different decisions, when one parent (usually the mother) had to move to Colorado with a sick child, leaving the rest of the family at home to manage without the complete family. It became especially bad in Minnesota, when we lived there. The state was having so many couples making this difficult decision, which impacted the family farms the most, that the state sped up the process of legalization for these children to get their families back and on the farm where they had lived their entire live. Parents report a dramatic reduction in their child’s seizures often 50 to 90% when their children are given oral extracts rich in cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive cannabis component (low in THC). Also known as Rick Simpson Oil to read more go (here).
Marijuana has been used to help treat nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy and with people suffering from HIV/AIDS for decades, mostly in California. Doctors in California were way ahead of the curve concerning the medical benefits of Marijuana.
It has been used to treat pain, muscle spasticity, as appetite stimulants, antiemetics, antispasmodics and has some other analgesic effects. It can be helpful in treating chronic non-cancerous pain as well.
Some conditions known to be helped by Medical Marijuana:
It has been used in Ayurvedic and Indian medicine for at least three thousand years to treat various health conditions, including nausea and wasting syndromes. It is also prescribed for general health and longevity. Interestingly, body builders in India use it as a part of their training regiment to gain muscle mass, promote digestion, and build strength.
The healing power of Marijuana is becoming undeniable. This plant is not as lethal as some once thought it to be. There have been no reported cases of death due to cannabis overdose. Marijuana’s negative reputation is long overdue for a makeover, as this plant has proven to have a lot more health benefits than once thought. Whether people choose to treat with marijuana or hemp, it should be their choice. There is plenty of research now available proving the positive aspects of Marijuana, but government regulation and criminalization continues! If you are like me and believe everyone who requires this powerful medicine should have access to it, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!! Write your legislators, go to rallies, do what ever you can,to help those who so desperately need this miracle plant!
DISCLAIMER: The information here is NOT medical advice. Do not institute any changes in your current health programs without consulting your Medical provider. For medical advice please consult your private physician or preferred health service provider.
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