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Ó Canada! Our Neighbor to the North Moves Towards Legal Marijuana with Federal Tax Proposal

Category: Legalization | Posted on Mon, October, 9th 2017 by THCFinder

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that a proposal to place a federal tax on marijuana will help efforts to legalize recreational weed in Canada on Tuesday. The Canadian government has plans to make recreational weed legal in July of 2018.

The proposed tax would be $1 per gram of cannabis on up to 10 grams. A 10 percent federal tax would be placed on sales over 10 grams. The Prime Minister said that legalizing recreational marijuana will eliminate the black market and decrease crimes associated with drugs. The federal tax money raised would be split 50-50 between the provinces and the federal government. Provinces are upset over the equal sharing of tax revenues being proposed. They say that because the provinces will be liable for increased law enforcement and distribution preparation costs, that they should get the lion’s share amount of tax proceeds.

Read More:https://www.themaven.net/theweedblog/policies/ó-canada-our-neighbor-to-the-north-moves-towards-legal-marijuana-with-federal-tax-proposal-aX4jQpKfg0Wxcek5ZO6M6Q


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Sen. Al Franken Adds Name to Marijuana Legislation

Category: Legalization | Posted on Mon, September, 25th 2017 by THCFinder

On Tuesday, Minnesota Senator Al Franken officially became the fifth person to sign on as a co-sponsor for a pro-cannabis legalization bill that would authorize marijuana growers and cultivators to be eligible for taxation. If passed, the measure would further legitimize the manufacture and sale of weed—and the very signing itself indicates Franken’s ever-growing platform on pot.

A NATURAL PROGRESSION

Previously, Franken’s stance on the issue was ambiguous at best—and uninformed at the least. On a Buzzfeed podcast last year, the former Saturday Night Live writer-turned-popular politician stated that he was “not the guy to ask” about cannabis legalization.

“I should know more,” Franken continued, “or it’s not important or somewhere in between.”

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/sen-al-franken-adds-name-marijuana-legislation/


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The Many Reasons Cannabis is a Medicine Worth Legalizing

Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, September, 19th 2017 by THCFinder

28 states in the United States, as well as many other countries around the world, have legalized medical marijuana – with some even legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Canada, under the Liberal Government, recently proposed a bill legalizing not only medical marijuana, but also recreational marijuana.  There are many reasons why cannabis is a medicine worth legalizing.  

The medical applications of cannabis are vast. Clinical studies have shown that the chemical compounds in cannabis – CBD and THC – effectively treat chronic pain and a significant number of other ailments. The largest-ever study on cannabis examined over 10,000 other studies and found cannabis to be an effective treatment for chronic pain suffers, and medication for many other health conditions. Cannabis can be an effective treatment option for those suffering from muscle spasms due to multiple sclerosis, for nausea in those undergoing chemotherapy, for inflammation, arthritis, fibromyalgia, anxiety, stress, PTSD and more.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/cannabis-medicine-worth-legalizing/


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Marijuana legalization has NOT led to more drug or alcohol abuse among young people

Category: Legalization | Posted on Sat, September, 16th 2017 by THCFinder

Cannabis activists proclaim the benefits of legal marijuana, while opponents suggest it will lead to increased drug abuse and crime. Turns out both groups may be wrong.

Liberalized marijuana laws appear to have little positive or negative impact, according to a new working paper by researchers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Harvard University and Western Carolina University. In fact, more liberal marijuana laws have had “minimal impact” on marijuana use, other substance use, alcohol consumption or crime rates, the study found.

The paper, which was distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research, based its findings on data from the annual surveys of high-school seniors conducted by Monitoring the Future, an ongoing study of American youth that began in 1975.

Read More:http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-marijuana-legalization-wont-hurt-young-people-or-help-them-2017-09-14


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Delaware Task Force Digs into the Details of Legalizing Pot

Category: Legalization | Posted on Sun, September, 10th 2017 by THCFinder

DOVER, Del. (AP) — From stoned driving to the taxation of marijuana, Delaware would face multiple vexing challenges if lawmakers ever legalize recreational cannabis use, and a state task force is getting ready to dig into those issues.

The panel’s first meeting Wednesday came amid a broader national debate, with a bill introduced in Congress last month to legalize cannabis nationwide, at the same time that Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to crack down on the legalized marijuana industry.

While eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational use of marijuana, each has done so through referendum, which Delaware does not allow. Vermont lawmakers approved a legalization bill earlier this year, but the measure was vetoed by the state’s Republican governor.

That leaves the possibility that Delaware could be the first state to implement legalization through the legislative process.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/delaware-task-force-digs-into-the-details-of-legalizing-pot/


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The People vs. Marijuana

Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, September, 5th 2017 by THCFinder

 

Cannabis prisoner Luke Scarmazzo speaks from solitary Confinement.

Although we have made significant progress with state-level marijuana law reform, there’s still much to be done. For starters, we must fight for changes at the federal level and demand that every man and woman serving draconian prison terms for marijuana be sent home. These are the men and women that stood up for many of the rights we take for granted today.

It’s absolutely absurd that in a time when you can legally buy marijuana from a store a mile outside the prison gates, that we still have Americans serving life for pot. It is a stain on the fabric of justice and a sin on the national conscience.

Read More:https://cannabisnow.com/the-people-vs-marijuana/


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