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Legalization is just the beginning ... / Martin Lee

Cannabis smokers in the world unite! You have nothing to lose but the dreams of your pipe. Marijuana legalization is a beginning, not an end.

When residents of Colorado and Washington Voted for the legalization of cannabis, It felt like a burst of sobriety in a country stunned by decades of marijuana history. But what next?

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The war against drugs has been breached and the end of the ban may be close. The way things are going on today is not a heavenly decree - great strategic differences between those who support legalization come to the surface about how to proceed. Some of the leaders in the change in drug policy, who fear a tough official response, are taking a cautious approach to slow progress. They are trying to make it all the easier for federal law enforcement agencies to withdraw and let states do their bit. Other voices, who claim an electoral mandate that supports drugs, call for bold and assertive moves to implement the will of the voter.

Some medical marijuana operators celebrate the prospect of expanding sales to the adult audience, while others are concerned about being pushed out as weaker players in the industry that is becoming increasingly competitive and multibillion-dollar. Towers In the Emerald triangle located in northern CaliforniaAmerica's Cannabis bread basket, which has already paid their debts over the years, is shrinking when they hear about tobacco company fumblings because lobbyists in the capital's drug policy reform are obsessed with just one thing and claim to speak for tens of millions of cannabis consumers.

The future of cannabis hangs in the air, so why not think big? Here are some ideas:

Collection of taxes and regulation: An 2005 report approved by 500 economists and Nobel laureates predicted that ending the ban on marijuana in the United States would save 7.7 billion from state spending and federal spending together, while taxing weed transactions would bring in about 6.2 billion a year - a net profit of close to 14 billion Dollars. The funds that cannabis cannibalization will add to the federal budget and state budget should be adjusted to the dollar and to the Pentagon's oil budget cuts, which now exceeds the military expenditures of the following countries on the list. If the United States can not defend itself with a budget equal to the combined military expenditures of the leading countries, then America's military leaders fail and must be thrown out.

Cultivation: Implementation of the "small-it-beautiful" regulations on the quota of marijuana plants in a manner that will give preference to family farms and not agricultural industry giants. Making organic farming practices mandatory and deterring energy-sourced crops. Tobacco companies - or any other business that tobacco companies invest in - will not be allowed to grow cannabis or produce cannabis products. Instead, tobacco growers will be encouraged to cultivate Cannabis Industrial -, Who was unnecessarily deported from the American agricultural landscape because of the war on drugs. Offering tax benefits to farmers and companies engaged in large-scale cultivation and production of Hemp fibers, a versatile, sustainable ecological plant that has more than 25,000 known industrial applications - ranging from hemp, food and cosmetics to hemp, insulation, and automotive parts.

Barter: Organic marijuana should be available for trade and purchase by men and women of 18 years and older in cannabis houses, plant stores, farmers' markets, department stores, and licensed health clubs from coast to coast. Drug stores, pharmacies, and retail chains will not be allowed into marijuana because they sell dangerous and unhealthy products: cigarettes, alcohol, toxic housewares, toxic plastic toys, drugs with side effects that sometimes turn out to be deadly, Food supplements and genetic engineering. To minimize exposure to these harmful substances while promoting cannabis trade, it is essential to isolate marijuana from the mainstream of the industry.

apology: All marijuana prisoners must be released immediately and the US government should pay compensation to those whose lives have been destroyed because they were among the millions of people arrested for violating US marijuana laws. Compensation must also be paid to medical patients - including veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries - who have been denied access to marijuana or discriminated against because cannabis has been used for treatment. The millions of victims of the US drug war in Latin America and other countries must also be rewarded. This will not happen given the astronomical sums on the scales. Instead of compensation, the US government must issue an official apology for conducting an unfair, destructive and illogical crusade against cannabis users in the country itself and abroad.

Experiment: Medical marijuana in California, the first country to re-legalize a plant for therapeutic use in 1996, began as a laboratory experiment in democracy, and this led to a favorable cultural change of cannabis discovery for personal use. Some of the revenue generated by legal marijuana deals should be used to fund other democratic laboratory experiments - in particular, new green business plans based on the premise that a green economy involves more than producing environmentally friendly consumer products. With the growing cannabis industry at the forefront, a green economy will see the way toward new forms of co-employment, voluntary volunteering, and local self-financing, while challenging the tyranny of the labor system that was planted during the Industrial Revolution. (Work Yes! Jobs No!) Alienation and lack of chance, not smoking marijuana, are the main reasons for lack of motivation.

Education: For a long time, the illegality of cannabis has been a deterrent to clinical research in the United States. The latest scientific discoveries on the subject of "The endocannabinoid system"- which includes cannabinoid receptors in the brain and body that respond pharmacologically to marijuana - has spectacular implications for virtually every field of medicine. This information will be integrated into science classes, medical school curricula, and continuing education seminars for physicians, other healthcare professionals and the general public. From now on, the federal government will vigorously sponsor clinical investigations into the barely-studied potential of marijuana.

healing: Cannabis should be turned into the center of a single, robust health system that rewards citizens who adopt a healthy lifestyle, preventive medicine, and holistic healing options. Incentives should be given to women who breastfeed their children (children who are breastfed more generally than non-breastfed children) and to people who use marijuana for medical treatment, exercise regularly, and are on a full-food diet. (Medical marijuana patients generally drink less alcohol and consume less analgesics and other drugs than those who do not use cannabis). Medical care costs will drop when the federal government provides a guarantee that every citizen will have adequate access to vitamin D, as well as cannabis ingestion, including cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive component of the marijuana plant with astounding healing properties. Vitamin D combined with CBD will become the "killer" method for maintaining public health in the post-ban era.

See more: Drugs are taken for pleasure - you'll understand that and we can start moving forward


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