The Week in Marijuana News

28 Oct

National

Gallup: For First Time, Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana

Gallup released the results of a survey asking participants if they believe that marijuana use should be legalized in the United States. The results were historic to say the least. For the first time a majority of Americans favor the legalization of Marijuana at a grand total of 58%. There has been a dramatic change in opinion since 1969 when Gallup first asked the question in which only 12% of Americans favored the legalization of marijuana.

You can read the rest of the results from Gallup here.

The Gazette: Families of children with epilepsy moving to Colorado, drawn by success of marijuana oil

We shared on our Facebook page the story of a Coloradan family who found success treating their daughter’s seizures with CBD oil. Now, as The Gazette reports, families are migrating to Colorado (one of the two states in the United States with fully legalized marijuana, in hopes of treating their own children with the same method. These so called “marijuana refugees” are separating families and starting new lives in Colorado to hopefully achieve the same success that others have found using CBD oil to treat seizures.

Here is the YouTube video documenting the story of Charlotte, the little girl who suffered from about 300 seizures a week due to Dravet’s syndrome, but found enormous success from CBD oil.

You can read the whole Gazette article here.

Did you know that the Goddess delivers CBD oil? Check it out here.

Time: 8 Things We Won’t Miss When Pot is Legal Everywhere

In light of poll results from Gallup, Time published a list of the eight things none of us will miss when marijuana is legalized everywhere in the US (hopefully sooner rather than later). Our favorites from the list? The “ritual apologies by world-class athletes” and other high profile people who get caught smoking marijuana, and the ending of what Time estimates are 658,00 arrests every year for marijuana possession.

Read the whole list and dream of the future here.

International

The Washington Post: Growers celebrate as Uruguay prepares to legalize marijuana cultivation, distribution

Uruguay is closer than any other country in the world to having full consumption and cultivation laws instated. If voted into law, “Uruguayans will be able to grow up to six plants in their homes,” and “cooperatives of up to 45 members will be able to cultivate up to 99 plants for their own use” the Washington Post reports. The effort to legalize is apart of the country’s list of left leaning social reforms and an attempt to curb the the illegal drug trade which is estimated to have at least $30 million running through it’s veins.

Read the full Washington Post article here

Opinion

CNN: Marijuana is safer than alcohol

CNN’s opinion writer Dan Riffle, a prosecutor for the organization that was behind the campaign to legalize marijuana in Colorado, lays out the bones of the one of the arguments for marijuana legalization: that alcohol (a regulated substance) is far worse for the body and society than cannabis. The parallels between America’s failed alcohol prohibition, and it’s failing war on drugs are intriguing to say the least. Much like how making alcohol illegal put power and money in the hands of criminal bootleggers, the criminal crackdown on marijuana has only empowered the threateningly powerful and violent drug cartels. In addition Riffle lays out the alarming statistics revolving the harmful effects of alcohol, which are quite frightening.

Read his full piece here:

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