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Will The Production Monopoly Of Marijuana Be Stopped

The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 are being backed by 24 federal lawmakers, which include Matt Gaetz and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte. This will help facilitate the approved federal clinics which involves cannabis.

It will also help end the existing monopoly at the University of Mississippi on the cannabis’ growth. As you all know, the growth is for medical purposes, which requires licensing  of added manufacturers.

In Paul Armentano’s article, he talks about the production monopoly in marijuana:

Currently, the US National Institute on Drug Abuse designates the University of Mississippi to be the sole provider of marijuana for FDA-approved research. However, many of those familiar with their product have criticized its quality, opining that it possesses subpar potency, is often poorly manicured, and that it does not accurately reflect the wide variety of cannabis products and strains available to consumers. Continue reading full post here…

Will the monopoly of Marijuana be stopped? That is what we need to find out in the next future.

Long Lines for Legal Cannabis In Paris

With cannabis becoming legal in Paris, the number of sellers are also increasing. In fact, there are two coffee shops who are selling legal cannabis. This may be the reason for the long lines that are seen by many outside the coffee shop since everyone is eager to purchase cannabis now.

Some are lining up because they are curious about the medicinal purposes of the cannabis being sold today. There are also some who are curious if the cannabis that these coffee shops have can indeed make them stoned, since the ones being sold have higher contents of CBD.

In this article by David Chazan, he talks about this long lines at these coffee shops where people are eager to get their hands on these legal cannabis:

The shops opened last week following a softening of restrictions to allow the sale of cannabis containing less than 0.2 per cent of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive ingredient.

The shops’ owners insist that their hemp products will not induce the ‘high’ craved by drug users and are purely for those who like the taste and aroma. Although the cannabis has very little THC, it does contain a relaxant.

Joaquim Lousquy, 29, the owner of ‘Cofyshop’ in the hip 11th arrondissement, said: “There’s no psychotropic effect. It isn’t a medicine or a relaxant. I wouldn’t advise anyone to smoke cannabis. We sell it like any other item, just like a furniture shop sells tables or chairs.” Continue reading here..

Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018

With the new legislation by two dozen different federal lawmakers, and as well as Matt Gaetz and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, they have finally passed The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018. This law will assist in facilitating any clinical trials that are approved. These clinical trials will of course involved cannabis. With this law, there is no need for a manufacturer to secure a license. This also means that manufacturers can easily conduct clinical trials, not only for their benefits, but as well as for the public.

Another good thing about this law is that University of Mississippi, which is the sole marijuana provider, will have competitors. Especially that there are people who are complaining about the quality of their marijuana. To give you a clearer view, this article by Pail Armentano will tell you more about it:

Currently, the US National Institute on Drug Abuse designates the University of Mississippi to be the sole provider of marijuana for FDA-approved research. However, many of those familiar with their product have criticized its quality, opining that it possesses subpar potency, is often poorly manicured, and that it does not accurately reflect the wide variety of cannabis products and strains available to consumers.

Previous efforts to break this monopoly have so far been unsuccessful. In 2007, DEA Administrative Law Judge Mary Ellen Bittner determined that expanding the pool of federally licensed providers would be “in the public interest.” The agency ultimately rejected her decision. More recently, in 2016, the DEA changed its position and amended regulations in a manner to permit additional applicants to apply to federal licensure to grow marijuana. However, the Justice Department and the US Attorney General have thus far failed to take action on any pending applications. Continue reading here..

Hopefully, this will be a start of the wide medical marijuana use all over the world.

Growing Marijuana

Now that marijuana is legal in many States in the US and other countries, it would be ideal to grow your own. Growing your own marijuana has a lot of advantages that you can’t probably get when purchasing. One would be you would know what fertilizers were used to grow that marijuana. Second would be, you will never run out of supplies. It can readily be available anytime you want.


But growing marijuana is not like growing any other kinds of plants. This is mainly because growing marijuana needs more caring that usual. But don’t let this discourage you, because this article from Danny Danko, will assist you in growing your marijuana in the easiest way possible:

From my observations based on traveling to cannabis fairs and pot gardens worldwide for many years, growing cannabis for personal use is on the rise as more people discover the virtues of creating their own “homegrown.” Police crackdowns push regular consumers away from the black market while economic downturns convince more of them to become self-sufficient smokers.

The same pressures have driven pot seed breeders and advanced cultivators to create new hybrids, growing techniques, and stealth products to stay one step ahead of the authorities.

The real secret is that growing cannabis for your own use is quite simple; provide the proper environment including lighting, nutrients, humidity, air movement and pest control, and the plants will produce many ounces for a small fraction of current prices. Continue reading here..

If you give your 100% best and determination, you will surely be able to cultivate your own marijuana at home.

States Where Cannabis Is Legal

People have been waiting for cannabis to be legal for many decades now, and with the many laws that have been passed for the past years, cannabis is one of them. In fact, many states in the US is legalizing cannabis because of the many benefits that it has. Countries all over the world have been regulating the use of cannabis for medical use, which means that they are also legalizing them.

Cannabis is not only for recreational use, but as well as for medicinal use. There are also some instances where cannabis is also used for beauty products and the like. With the many uses of cannabis, it is no longer a wonder why different countries are legalizing it.

But you may be wondering as to what states in the US is cannabis legal right? Let’s all find out by reading this article from

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Should New Jersey legalize recreational marijuana use, it would become the 10th state to do so.

Recreational marijuana use is currently legal in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. A law legalizing it in Vermont will go into effect July 1. It also is legal in Washington, D.C.

Here are the medical and recreational marijuana laws — as well as the legal limits — for all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Continue reading here..

Let’s just hope that all countries will be able to follow the steps of US by legalizing the use of cannabis especially for medical use.

Catalonia Passes A Law For The Recreational Use Of Cannabis

The Parliament has today approved legislation resulting from a Popular Legislative Initiative (ILP) that regulates associations of cannabis users, as well as the cultivation and transportation of marijuana by these clubs, following a debate in the chamber on its constitutional set.

All the groups of the Catalan Chamber have voted in favor, except the PPC, which has opposed, and the non-attached deputy German Gordo (expect), who has abstained, for which the Consumer Associations Law has been approved. Of Cannabis.

A pioneering law in Europe

This law sets the general rules for the constitution, organization, and operation of these associations and their clubs, which up to now were covered by municipal regulations. The text states that club members must be adults who will have to register in a registration book to account for the quantities of cannabis purchased and the corresponding dates.

The new law also provides measures for hygienic and sanitary control of the activities of the associations and the prevention of risks. Precisely, the Constitutional Court suspended in 2015 the regional law regulating in Navarra the consumption and supply of these clubs after the appeal of unconstitutionality presented by the Government to consider that it invaded state powers on criminal legislation, public safety, and health.

Competing doubts

The criminal lawyer and promoter of the ILP Oriole Casals have ensured that the law passed today could also be appealed, although he has warned that it would be a “historical error,” since “the law is a pioneer in Europe” and “fits-its trial – within the Constitution and the Statute. “

During the parliamentary debate, the deputy Jauntspeel Yes (Jessie) Alba Verges has said she feels “proud” of the development of a law that considers “complete” and that “nothing is left”, has claimed that Catalonia has powers for this and has urged the PP not to bring the law before the TC.

Regulate What Already Exists To Control It

On the other hand, the deputy of Ciudadanos Noemi de la Calle has announced that her group shares the content of the law, but has indicated that some aspects can generate “frustrations” since the legalization of cannabis is “a national competition” and has joked with that “soon we will hear that Madrid will not let us smoke”.

The socialist deputy Raul Moreno has pointed out that “regulate what already exists is the best way to control it” and recalled that so far cannabis users did it in conditions of “legal and hygienic insecurity,” which “violated their rights.”

From Catalonia Yes That Is Pot, Albano Dante Fechlin has celebrated the law that “In ace from below like the marijuana plants,” and has asked to “keep alive the engine” of the ILP even though “it enters into conflict with other instances” like the TC.

The PP has voted against

Opposed has been the sense of the intervention of the famous Alberto Villagers, who has condemned that the law “try to regulate something that cannot be tolerated as the consumption of drugs” and has predicted a “short journey” to the text approved today. From the CUP, Serge Saladin has expressed that his group supports “the clear and full legalization of cannabis,” although he has not presented amendments because the law is the result of “an initiative that comes from the street,” and has concluded: “Viva Cataluña free and cannabis.”

The representative of the promoting commission of the ILP that has intervened before the plenary session of the chamber, David Martinez, has indicated that the approval of said legislation supposes “a firm step towards a more just and egalitarian society “and “it amends the historical error of prohibitionist policies on drugs. “

The Gag Law Fine For The First Time Having Cannabis Plants

Cannabis Plants On The Balcony

For the first time in the legislative history of Spain, it is considered a serious offense to have marijuana plants visible from the street even if they are for self-consumption – that is not fined if it is not done in public – or also if they are from a friend. This is established by the so-called Gag Law, which came into force on July 1.  That “visible to the public” is a later addition to the text, since it was not in the draft proposed by the Ministry of the Interior.

The predecessor norm to this is the Citizen Security Law of 1992, known as Corcuera law or the kick in the door and, although it fined consumption in public as the current norm, it did not consider infringement the fact of cultivating cannabis. Directly it did not regulate it. The law of the 90s and the current one do have one thing in common: the maximum amount for smoking on the street, which has not changed a penny. Two decades ago the maximum penalty was 5 million pesetas. Today, 30,000 euros. The minimum fine has been doubled: from 50,001 pesetas to the current 601 euros.

So, from now on, if a police officer patrols the street and sees a marijuana plant on a balcony, he can file an infraction report. When considered severe, the fine goes from 601 to 30,000 euros, as consumed in public places. What if the plant was not owned by the owner of the apartment, or was it not a marijuana plant?

With the Gag Law, the agent’s word weighs more than the defendant’s, and it will be the one who has to prove that it was not so.

Martín Barriuso, former president of the Federation of Cannabis Associations and collaborator of the same, explains that “they wanted to stop the cultivation on the terraces because they do not want people to come out of the closet.” He is also surprised by the euphoria unleashed with a “very optimistic interpretation” that is being made in social networks of the Gag Law by some activists.

It refers to a post and video of lawyer Enrique Fornes who is running on social networks since June 5. He called it “The cultivation of cannabis has been decriminalized.” The information has begun to penetrate and has even reached some media, which include an alleged legal loophole in the Gag Law that is not such. The interpretation of lawyer Fornes is that as it penalizes exclusively “visible” plants, it would be decriminalized to have them inside the house.

Nothing is further from reality. If the law does not get into what happens in a house is because it has no competition. For the police to get into someone’s house, they would need a court order. And a judge will only issue it if there is a crime of drug trafficking. “Logically, only what is exposed to the public is sanctioned, because it is inadmissible for you to be prohibited from doing in your home what is not a crime,” explains lawyer Isabel Elba, on cultivation for self-consumption.

Barriuso considers the lawyer’s publication “irresponsibility and also leads to enthusiasm when the reality is that Spain is still very repressive.” Such is the mess that your association has had to issue a note denying that the Gag Law opens the door to the cultivation of marijuana as Fornés says.