"Americans are realizing that prohibition has not stemmed consumption and only served to enrich drug cartels and unfairly imprison millions of people. Whether you are for or against adult use, more and more people are realizing that the better path is to have a well-regulated industry, much like alcohol is today. It is safer for consumers, it is safer for the public, not to mention it creates... View details ⇨
"When Donald Trump was running for president, he had three things to say about cannabis policy: He was “in favor of medical cannabis 100 percent,” he was skeptical of legalizing it more broadly, and cannabis policy should basically be left to the states."
"Our state’s efforts to regulate the sale of cannabis are succeeding. A few years ago, the illegal trafficking of cannabis lined the pockets of criminals everywhere. Now, in our state, illegal trafficking activity is being displaced by a closely regulated cannabis industry that pays hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes. This frees up significant law enforcement resources to protect our... View details ⇨
"More than 100,000 new residents flooded the state in 2015, when it was reported to be short 15,000 homes. Legal cannabis isn’t the only reason for the mass migration to Denver – accessible healthcare and low unemployment also help – though there’s no doubt it is boosting the economy."
"There are tens of millions of people who are already buying cannabis on the illegal market, just waiting for a chance to buy it legally. Not since the end of alcohol prohibition has a legal industry had such a large customer base chomping at the bit to buy what they’re selling. That’s a massive market for those willing to seize their share of it."
NEW ZEALAND. "The list comprises six products, including raw herbal cannabis from Bedrocan, all of which can be used to treat a range of symptoms and diseases, including chemotherapy-induced nausea, the spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis, anorexia and much more."
"In Billy's case, the little bit of THC is all that's needed, so there is no going over the legal limit. However, thankfully the UK is beginning to open up to the possibility of being able to treat people with cannabis-based medicine."
"It is hard to imagine why anyone would want cannabis to be produced and sold by cartels and criminals rather than tightly regulated, taxpaying businesses,” said Mason Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project."
"If cannabis were unknown, and bio-prospectors were suddenly to find it in some remote mountain crevice, its discovery would no doubt be hailed as a medical breakthrough. Scientists would praise its potential for treating everything from pain to cancer."