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As we know, marijuana is completely legal in Canada. And just like how some states have legalized weed for recreational use, more countries are now legalizing it as well.

California made history when they voted to legalize cannabis back in 2016. Since then, many other states have also adopted this legalization model or copied certain parts of the law to make their own.

Now that we have an understanding of what medical marijuana is and why it’s important, let’s take a look at some pot facts!

Medical marijuana comes with its share of stigma

Just like how people think about alcohol, most people assume that all drugs are bad and will do you no good. This isn’t always the case though, and not every drug requires you to believe that theory before trying it out yourself.

With medical marijuana, there are actually several ways that it can help improve your health. Some studies even show that it may be able to treat specific conditions, from cancer to diabetes to arthritis.

However, like any other medication, there can still be unwanted side effects depending on who you are and what you feel it does for you. Just because something has been proven to work for someone else doesn’t mean it will work for you.

This article will go over some interesting Medical Cannabis Facts including details on potential benefits and risks.

Medical marijuana

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As we know, cannabis has many uses that are mostly related to health. Most notably, medical studies show that it can help treat chronic pain conditions like arthritis or neuropathy, as well as nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy. It also helps with sleep problems such as insomnia.

But before we discuss all of the different ways that cannabidiol (CBD) can be used to benefit your overall wellness, let’s talk about one important thing: just because CBD is medically helpful doesn’t mean everyone will feel comfortable using it.

That said, some people do not have any symptoms of disease and thus would never qualify for the benefits of CBD. But for individuals who DO suffer from diseases, this natural product could potentially aid in their recovery!

Medical experts agree that more research needs to take place concerning the safety and efficacy of CBD, but what we do know is that there ARE NO GUARANTEES when it comes to external products.

As such, before trying CBD oil, speak with your doctor first to see if it’s okay for you. Or even better, come in for an appointment so you don’t buy anything online.

Recreational marijuana

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As introduced, Proposition 64 would legalize cannabis for anyone over the age of 21 to possess up to an ounce of weed and grow up to six plants at home. It also includes licensing systems for professional growers or “potters”, retail sellers (or dispensaries), and food vendors.

The federal government still considers any amount of cannabis use as illegal, so employers are legally allowed to fire or refuse employment to workers in possession of marijuana. However, since state governments can now regulate cannabis within their borders like alcohol, most states have higher legal limits than what is federally sanctioned.

California has some of the highest legalized THC levels in the world, making it ripe for black market competition. The state already suffers from rampant drug trafficking, mostly through Mexico, and legalizing cannabis could boost that even more.

Legalizing cannabis will also create new jobs with regulations, licenses, and taxes. Many of these positions will be outside the pot industry, but they are no doubt needed! Taxpayers will need professionals to process and enforce the law, and bureaucrats will need employees to run the system.

Popular marijuana brands

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Over the past few years, many well-known cannabis companies have rebranded or redesigned their products to appeal more to consumers. This includes changing product names, altering packaging designs, replacing old logos with new ones, and even creating new strains or categories.

Some of these rebranding efforts are purely for marketing purposes to win over new customers, while others are due to changes in federal law that require businesses to update their branding.

But what most don’t know is that some successful weed brands were originally designed to emphasize creativity, self-expression, and individuality before becoming popularly known entities.

Important marijuana events in California

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This week, there are many important cannabis events taking place across the state. Some are free to attend while others will cost some money. If you’re looking to connect with people in the industry or just want to enjoy the festivities, make sure to check out all of these events!

We have organized this list into three main categories: Social Events, Business Networking Events, and Trade Shows. Within each category, we have listed event information and links so that you can find what fits your budget more easily.

Finding the best marijuana locations

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As more states legalize cannabis, finding good pot-friendly places to spend your time consuming weed is becoming increasingly difficult. Luckily, you don’t have to be in one of the many States where cannabis has been legalized to know some great low key spots that offer quality cannabis!

Many cities across America hold events every year called High Times Top Pot Awards. These awards are given out for Best Indoor Planting Variety, Best Outdoor Planting Variety, and Best Use of Cannabis.

The winners are determined by attendees who come to the event and vote for their favorite plants and strains. The winner in each category receives a prize which includes teddy bears, trays, or other small items.

Tips for marijuana tourists

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With cannabis now being legalized in several states, it is easy to find yourself asking what you should know before traveling with weed. While some countries have less stringent laws whenit comes to personal use, most do not offer great quality products or health benefits that are acceptable to consume.

Some of these legal restrictions include: nonexistent THC levels, poor quality plants, and chemicals such as pesticide residues which can potentially be harmful to users. Unfortunately, there is little you can do about this while travelling unless you are willing to risk arrest.

Fortunately, we have gathered some helpful tips for anyone looking to enjoy high-quality marijuana during their stay! These things will help make sure you are happy with your trip and feeling confident in your ability to take care of yourself.

Make sure to research local dispensaries

In every state where marijuana has been legalized, there are at least two groups who supply the community with medical and recreational marijuana. One of these groups is called dispensary. They typically have very strict rules regarding advertising, so be aware of how they advertise to gain more business.

Another way to identify if a dispensary is trustworthy is by searching reviews online. People who have done business with them leave comments either good or bad, so check out both types to get an idea of whether or not they are reliable. Just remember that even though one person may have left negative feedback, that does not mean the place is totally off track.

Marijuana and the environment

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The effects of marijuana use are not limited to helping you get high! Using cannabis can have significant environmental impacts as well.

Marijuana combustion produces greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide, as well as other pollutants such as benzene, xylene and formaldehyde.

Landfills are also very likely to be overrun by marijuana burn-offs that include chemicals such as plasticizers, solvents and leftover plant materials.

Legal proceedings often involve burning or disposing of large amounts of dried marijuana, which could contribute more pollution.

These emissions can have negative health consequences for users and nearby residents, including cancer and respiratory issues.

Drinking alcohol is much less environmentally friendly than using marijuana because it requires no fuel source and only emits water vapour.

Marijuana and sports

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As marijuana usage in America continues to rise, so does its use for medical and recreational purposes. While most states have legalized cannabis at the state level, there are still major federal laws against it. This can be tricky when it comes to athletes.

Many professional teams have banned alcohol as an activity, which makes sense since drinking is a part of many sports. However, with weed, some people say it helps relax muscles and reduce stress, making it possible to limit how much you smoke before the game.

Some experts believe that elite levels of competition may actually require smoking marijuana or having drugs administered to ensure adequate performance.

However, this theory has never been confirmed nor dis-proven, and thusly, no team officially encourages it.

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