5 Drug-Developing Marijuana Stocks You Need to Know
Marijuana stocks, and the marijuana industry, for that matter, are on fire. The reason most marijuana stocks have doubled, tripled, or perhaps gone up by even more over the past year has to do with the changing tide in the public's opinion toward cannabis.
According to national pollster Gallup, 60% of Americans as of 2016 support the idea of legalizing pot across the country, which is more than double the approval rate from two decades prior. A similar poll from Quinnipiac University showed 59% support for a nationwide legalization and only 36% opposition to such a move.
High History: Cannabis in the Ancient World
When you walk into a cannabis dispensary, you notice the variety of products and extractions. Edibles, flower, concentrates and tinctures line the display cases. These medicinal and recreational products are just like the ones used during the Victorian times in America and Europe.
People throughout the ages have utilized cannabis in many forms, from tribal shamans to Victorian women. These ingestion methods and applications find their origin in the ancient world, where cannabis was used in medicine, magic, religion and recreation. These earliest civilizations cultivated and traded the psychoactive plant.
The ancients discovered cannabis in their search for ropes, textiles, foods and pharmaceuticals. Some varieties were not fit for fabric and rope, but their sticky psychotropic flowers had a better purpose. The plant was typically harvested and either juiced or smoked. Wine infusion, water extraction and fumigating the dried flower were the most common methods of ingestion. Recent archaeological evidence and surviving documents gives us a window into the historical use of cannabis.
Another 420 Smoke-In and Pot Giveaway on Capitol Hill
This year’s 4/20 weed giveaway, as well as a 4/24 smoke-in will be memorable. Just remember to wear comfortable shoes.
Here are a few things to consider: a) The location – Capitol Hill; b) recipients of the free joints – Congress members; and c) focus of the events – the White House and its collection of conservatives who not only disapprove of weed, they seem to actually hate it.
Unlike last year, there will be two separate April protests in Washington D.C., both sponsored by DCMJ, co-founded in 2013 by Adam Eidinger and Nikolas Schiller with the express purpose of changing the marijuana laws in the District of Columbia.
John Oliver Lays Out Clear, Concise, Cogent Case For Marijuana Legalization
Marijuana laws in America are a running joke. By now, you could be forgiven for forgetting to laugh, but it’s undeniably true. Everyone knows it. Look at the blatant incongruity, always fodder for humor:
Marijuana is federally illegal in all 50 states, yet is sold openly in licensed, taxable transactions in over a dozen of them. Cannabis is legitimate medicine, a fact proven time and again by scientific method as well as personal anecdote, yet is officially classified as more dangerous and less medical than cocaine and methamphetamine. The government could shut down and seize all the assets of any one of the many marijuana businesses generating tens of billions of dollars of economic activity every year for being illegal—but demands they pay federal taxes in the meantime, all in cash. And state-legal marijuana use can get you fired and get your kids taken away from you—that is, if you can actually find any.
And all this is for your own good! We’re the government, we’re here to help.
You could go on and on. You could easily go on for 17 minutes, as comedian John Oliver did on his show Last Week Tonight on Sunday.
Poll: Have Marijuana Laws Affected Your Education?
Marijuana charges can interfere with education as students caught with pot often lose access to scholarships and loans. In fact, drug offenses are the only crimes that must be reported on federal student-aid applications. Depending on the school, students caught with pot can lose access to university housing, be expelled or even be turned over to local authorities and arrested.
The War on Drugs has impacted the lives of countless students who have had to give up on higher education after being busted for a marijuana-related offense.
We want to know if marijuana laws have affected your education.
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