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TOPIC: Marijuana Legalized in California

Marijuana Legalized in California 13 Nov 2016 22:28 #10935

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On November 8th, Prop 64 was passed. Prop 64 was a measure in California that allowed the legalization of recreational marijuana for persons 21 and over. The passing of this law has been long awaited by many "420 friendly" California residents. Use of marijuana has been legal in California only to those who have medical recommendations from a doctor. Some people believe that the legalization of recreational marijuana should have never happened, but I believe it was long overdue.

Marijuana comes from the deep-rooted cannabis plant. The flowers that eventually grow from the plant are marijuana. Cannabis has been proven to have healing properties than can help improve not only physical health, but mental health as well. Marijuana being a "gateway drug" is a common misconception. It is actually a drug that can be used to help rehabilitate users of drugs such as heroine, cocaine, and meth. It also can be consumed in many different forms.

I believe that if people educated themselves more on the benefits of marijuana, they would be a lot more open to it. Many people believe that people who consume it are "lazy", become stupid, or complacent. These are actually not factual, and it depends on the person. Also, other drugs have many deaths per year, while marijuana usage accounts for zero deaths a year. I'm not suggesting that everyone should go out and try marijuana. I'm just suggesting that people who are opposed to medical or recreational use should try doing some research, which could help give them a better understanding of its benefits.
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Marijuana Legalized in California 13 Dec 2016 09:20 #11251

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My reply this week is about the states that have approved the use of cannabis on a recreational and a medical way.
Prior this week cannabis was legal in Alaska, Colorado,Oregon and Washington as well as Washington D.C.
But it is kind of a shock to me that Massachusetts, Maine and nevada Legalized it. In some states more conservatives such as Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota.
So, what will happen next to the medical users of cannabis like me?
Well, the answer is nothing or at least for two years until the laws are approved.
so for now:
-you will still need an annual doctor’s consultation.
-you’ll have to go to a medical dispensary
This is just bad news for us, in more or less two years we are going to be paying a lot of taxes for our same medical marijuana :(
Some cool facts to know are that at this moment they are 25 states and the district of Columbia laws legalizing weed in some form.
California’s Prop. 64 measure allows adults 21 and older to now possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants in their homes. Other tax and licensing provisions of the law will not take effect until January 2018.
There are other states that have the strictest laws for getting busted with weed.
In Arizona, Kansas for example it is a felony to get caught with any amount of weed. In Georgia it is considered a felony if you have more than 1oz of weed. In Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, it is a felony if you have more than 1.7 oz of weed.
Some of the pros of legalizing weed are - boost on economy.
More effective criminal and justice law enforcement
Personal freedom
Medical benefits
loss of drug dealers.
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