Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, has a new documentary airing. “Weed 2: Cannabis Madness” airs at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 11.
About 30 states and the District of Columbia are considering some type ofreform legislation in 2014. The include bills that cover marijuana legalization for adults, medical marijuana programs, decriminalization, and hemp cultivation.
Currently there are 14 states considering marijuana legalization for adults:, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
12 states and the District of Columbia are considering types of marijuana-related decriminalization: Alabama, Arizona, DC, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wyoming.
11 states are considering establishing medical marijuana programs: Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Hawaii, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
3 states are considering industrial hemp cultivation: Indiana, New York, and Tennessee.
Before long every state in the country will likely be a part of the marijuana industry; whether it be marijuana legalization or marijuana for medical purposes.
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Over 55% of Americans now support efforts to legalize marijuana in the US. That percentage has been quickly increasing in favor of marijuana legalization over the last few years.
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Massachusetts awarded its first medicallicenses this week, approving 20 applications.
The firstcould start serving medical marijuana patients as early as summer. Revenues are projected to be near $40 million annually, but that could grow substantially when more dispensaries are approved and open.
The state initially received abut 200 applications, but that dwindled to 100.
Among the winners is former Congressman William Delahunt, whose nonprofit, Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts, was approved to open three dispensaries. Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts also received an application score of 160, the highest given by the state.
This will certainly be controversial as manyapplicants were concerned that state health officials would favor bids by Delahunt and others who have connections in Massachusetts politics.
Only two dispensaries were approved for Boston in Suffolk County. Initially, no towns will get more than one dispensary, though four were approved for Middlesex County, which has the highest population of 1.5 million.
Lobbyist for giant corporations are one major reason why the cannabis plant is still illegal in the US. Cannabis can be used to make thousands of specialized products. And those cannabis-made products would become direct competition for the huge corporations that want to keep their profits soaring, so they fight to keep the cannabis plant illegal.
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