2018 Election Season: Cannabis Legalization Update (via Greenhouse Grower)
The 2018 election season seems to be shaping up nicely for cannabis advocates in several states, include some which are admittedly surprising (but not shocking). Given the current political landscape, and also the fact that many states have begun to hit the 10 year mark of medical marijuana, it is becoming quite apparent that the proverbial tide is turning.
The mere fact that “roughly 63 million Americans now live in jurisdictions in which any individuals aged 21 and over can possess marijuana legally” – is monumental. Due to this continued sprawl into ‘legal’ status, the overwhelmingly good news is that cannabis culture, innovation, & education will continue to grow exponentially. At VividGro, we are committed to providing the latest information for the coming demand of homegrows, and we are also committed to providing products that will help the mainstream grower to achieve full potential to provide self-care.
Because more and more states are beginning to legalize, the federal government has no choice but to pay attention. Several bills introduced to Congress would not only legalize the use of cannabis, but would provide incentives for states to remove marijuana incarcerations from the records of many, and also to free those currently imprisoned – which would be a great, great thing.
“While we may still be a few years away from any sort of Federal legalization discussions as it relates to legislation things like cannabis banking may get some serious traction after the mid-term elections, which would be a material positive step forward!” – David Friedman, President (VividGro)
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Cannabis IQ: Legalization Leaves medical users stranded (via Global News)
It seems that Canada’s celebration over their federal legalization of cannabis on October 18th, 2018 was short-lived, at least for some. In a development that shouldn’t surprise anyone, the flood of demand after federal legalization has began to drown out the needs of those that were medical patients prior to it.
Hasty proceedings without proper planning seem to be what has transpired. Certainly, the lawmakers should have considered more structured regulations that would have prevented those with non-medical uses to get the drug ahead of medical patients. Although unfortunate, this is a lesson for American lawmakers if and when it they intend to legalize on a federal level.
Personal grow knowledge and less restrictions on the seeds, etc. are solutions to this crisis. Once the public is able to cultivate freely, with help from companies such as VividGro the mainstream users will be able to generate ample medicine for themselves. Such shortages, therefore, would happen less frequently as reliance on suppliers will wane.
“The notion of Medical cannabis may start to blur as recreational use comes online. There is no other drug on the planet that is legal for both recreational and medical use. As this happens the ability for patients to self-medicate and produce their own plants will continue to increase.” – David Friedman, President (VividGro)
Link to Original Article: https://globalnews.ca/news/4600300/cannabis-iq-2/
Cannabis is Booming on P.E.I. (via CBC News)
“If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!” is the current slogan for the entrepreneurial inhabitants of Prince Edward Island. Ever since its federal legalization on October 18th, the demand and commerce of cannabis has sky rocketed into the stratosphere, opening the eyes and opening the wallets of citizens everywhere. Naturally, a lot of people are going to want to get in on the action.
Cannabis tourism is becoming a familiar term on P.E.I., and people are even offering paid lessons on cultivation, $20 a pop. Luckily however, with resources such as Ace the Grow and WeGrow, mainstream cannabis consumers no longer have to rely on outside sources for their information. With instant access to growing guides, users do not have to leave their homes in order to further educate themselves and ultimately provide themselves with a great medicine.
The “it’s no different than alcohol” tag may work in a regulatory sense, but the truth is that the medicinal benefits of cannabis far outweigh the medicinal benefits of alcohol, and therefore spending more time on cannabis regulation rather than education seems to be very counterproductive.
“The lack of infrastructure in the industry still lends itself to a bit of a free-for-all and reliable education needs to be a priority for the industry if we are going to be responsible about our growth.” – David Friedman, President (VividGro)
Link to Original Article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-cannabis-business-marijuana-booming-1.4878054
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