| Posted on Thu, January, 8th 2015 by THCFinder
Colorado and Washington Legalize Weed
A year ago on January 1st, Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. Washington followed suit a few months later in July, opening up a handful of retail marijuana shops. “Colorado has shown the world that cannabis can be safely bought and sold,” says Mike Elliot, executive director at the Marijuana Industry Group. “Colorado’s economy boomed, with thousands of new jobs,” he continues. “And we also saw evidence of decreases in violent crime, traffic fatalities, and teen marijuana consumption.” Even though there are still black market happenings going on and the confusion over edibles is still apparent, most of the things that have happened to Colorado and Washington since legalizing haven’t really been that bad.
Marijuana Groups Fund Legalization In Oregon, Alaska, and Nationwide
Marijuana Policy Project decided to put $700,000 towards the Alaska’s Yes on Ballot Measure 2 in November. That’s more than 80% of their fundraising. The ballot stated that cannabis should be treated like alcohol in the state of Alaska and it won. Add on the fact that the Drug Policy Alliance pushed for legalization in Oregon, giving at least $780,000 to the Yes on Ballot Measure 91. The money helped to pay for commercials, sidewalk chalk messages on college campuses, and get-out-the-vote efforts. Oregon’s ballot also won.
No One Got Marijuana Infused Halloween Candy
Even though police have repeatedly warned parents about bringing their kids Trick-Or-Treating in medical marijuana states (or legal states), there still hasn’t been a single incident of someone giving a child candy with marijuana in it. Considering that most medicated treats take a considerable amount of money to buy or a good amount of weed to make, there really isn’t any motive for stoners to dish out their stash when a bag of regular candy can be bought at the dollar store for a buck.
The Marley Family Raises Big Pot
The Marley’s appeared on NBC’s Today Show and announced their plan for Marley Natural. The company will be the first global brand of marijuana and it is being launched with the support of around $50 million in private equity. Marley Natural wants to be a modern consumer product, unlike a lot of the other companies around that promote using girls dressed in bikinis and growers that sell strains like Alaskan Thunderfuck. The company plans to cleanly market and sell their product of loose buds, concentrates, or oils. Many smaller growers were shocked at this move, as they had mostly expected the industry to remain based around smaller scale grow ops and businesses. Alcohol and tobacco are also worried about the rise of Big Pot. They are concerned with whether or not marijuana with compliment or compete with their already established industries.
In 2014, there were a lot of people who admitted that they had used marijuana at some point in their lives. President Obama started with saying, “I smoked pot as a kid, I viewed it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.” After that, the New York Times editorial board came out in support of marijuana legalization with a statement saying that the 40 years of criminalization have come at the price of “inflicting great harm on s society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol."