SEATTLE — Stephen Damgaard uses medical marijuana for nerve damage in his spine, eating a small brownie made with cannabutter each morning. The weed in the butter comes from one of Seattle’s many medical dispensaries — an untaxed and illegal medical pot shop that up until now has been tolerated by authorities. But almost everything about marijuana in Washington is about to change, as the state moves to
When it comes to consuming cannabis, users now have more options than ever. It’s hard to recognize the “best” form of consumption, especially since new methods of consuming marijuana are popping up every day. Smoking is the oldest practice, but vaporizers are becoming rather popular. As far as edible goes, we can now enjoy practically any food we want with THC included. Plus there’s now oils, sprays, and even more.
Today, marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes in more than half of the United States, and the latest polls indicate the majority of the nation supports ending marijuana prohibition nationwide. According to legislation-tracking website Ballotpedia, decriminalization initiatives could appear on the ballot in 11 states in 2016, including Michigan.
LOS ANGELES — An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that a controversial surveillance video allegedly showing three police officers eating marijuana edibles and mocking a disabled woman during a May dispensary raid can be used in an internal investigation by the Santa Ana Police Department.
Marijuana prohibition is entering its 78th year. Colorado’s marijuana law went into effect at the beginning of last year in the wake of changing attitudes. Compared to 1969, when only 12% supported legalizing pot, today a majority of Americans support some form of marijuana legalization. It is legal to purchase marijuana in four states – Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington – as well as in the District of Columbia.