Last night we the people added the 31st medical marijuana state, Missouri. Qualified patients with approval from their physicians will receive identification cards from the state.
Doctors will be able to recommend medical cannabis for any condition they see fit; there is no specific list of qualifying disorders.
This will also allow patients and their caregivers to grow up to six plants and purchase at least four ounces of cannabis from dispensaries on a monthly basis.
The traditionally conservative state, Utah, became the 32nd state added to the list of states that allow medical marijuana.
Qualified patients will be issued state identification cards that will allow them to purchase up to two ounces of medical marijuana or products containing 10 grams of cannabidiol (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from a dispensary during a two-week period.
Patients who live more than 100 miles of a dispensary will be able to cultivate six cannabis plants. Patients would be able to designate caregivers to assist with the growing, obtaining and administration cannabis.
Unfortunately, Utah followed Florida’s lead and will not allow the smoking of medical cannabis.
We saved the best for last! Michigan became the first mid-western state and the 10th state in the union to legalize cannabis for adult use. Michigan has had medical marijuana since 2008. Now 10 years later, they have passed recreational marijuana.
This will allow adults, over 21, to possess, grow and use marijuana legally. Those provisions are set to take effect within 10 days. This means that cannabis could become legal in the state this month.
Good job Michigan!!!
The United Kingdom has opened up medical cannabis as a option for some patients. There are still restrictions. Such as you must be prescribed by a approved doctor. Also, there is a list of aliments that will qualify a patient. This came because of two boys with epilepsy that were denied access to this life saving medicine.
Cannabis in the UK can be prescribed in cases of
- Children with rare, severe forms of epilepsy
- Adults with vomiting or nausea caused by chemotherapy
- Adults with muscle stiffness caused by multiple sclerosis
This is a small victory of cannabis reform world wide.
It’s amazing, cannabis is legal for adult use! In Canada that is. Canadians from all walks of life flocked to buy their first grams of legal weed. Lines where long and not everyone was happy.
The Canadian government thought they would have enough to go around but sadly that just was not true.
For the Canadians who did receive their legal weed. The packaging left more to be desired. The containers are bland with no labels other than a red stop sign and a bright yellow panel warning that cannabis can be addictive. Along with, THC and CBD percentages.
This is only the beginning, the worlds largest legal cannabis market will evolve.
Will this draw more people to grow their own or buy from their neighborhood dealer?
In a few short days, October 17 to be exact. Canada will be the first North American country to federally legalize cannabis for adult use. This is a amazing step forward for cannabis reform. How will this effect the cannabis movement in America? A hopeful person would think that it would push law makers to move cannabis forward on their agenda. Which is what it has seemed to do. There has been a announcement that the White House is considering rescheduling cannabis. Unfortunately, this is not the first time they have talked about rescheduling. The last time they said, in a nut shell, that if they rescheduled cannabis all the states with recreational use or adult use would be in violation of federal law. (Not that they are already in violation or anything) the reasoning behind this was that if they rescheduled cannabis then they admit it has medical value and can not be used recreationally. Im not a politician or anything but that does not make sense. Still, this is the “logic” that was used. Now with Canada on the forefront of full blown legalization the White House is looking at rescheduling again.
What is really concerning is it seems like the people in power in the United States are more concerned with filling their pockets with cash than helping their fellow American with affordable medicine. Would it not make sense to allow everyone access to a life saving medicine? Would this not allow us as a species to grow? These are the questions we are left with.
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