When it comes to farming, everybody knows that farmers work hard to put food on our tables across the country, but may not have a huge payday due to weather and crop issues. Many farmers buy expensive machines to help harvest, and still aren’t guaranteed a solid crop. When it comes to farming, a farmer is lucky to find a crop that will pull in $20,000 to $50,000 per acre. Thanks to legal marijuana, though, farmers could be looking at one hell of a payday.
According to Forbes magazine, 2016 is going to be a tremendous year for the marijuana industry. The presidential election that happens in 2016 has started to revolve around marijuana legalization. There is a bill called the CARERS Act that would permit states to allow medical marijuana access without fear of the federal government interfering, and would also give states the ability to reschedule marijuana to a Schedule 2 instead of a Schedule 1 drug, resulting in much more research into our favorite plant.
Could Rescheduling Marijuana Be A Bad Thing?
Watch what you put on Instagram, ladies and gents — especially if you live in a state where marijuana is unfortunately still illegal. Connor Kennedy of Sicklerville, New Jersey, learned this lesson the hard way.
Kennedy, 20, was arrested in his hometown for allegedly growing marijuana inside an abandoned building. The first clue that tipped authorities off to the illegal operation was the seven plants that several witnesses reported seeing on the back rear deck of the uninhabited home.
It’s just a touch past two years now since legal marijuana sales began in the state of Colorado, and unlike some predicted, the sky didn’t fall! In fact, the sky has risen thanks to the elevated state of the economy. Let’s look at a couple of the great things Colorado should be celebrating on this anniversary!
Cannabis Arrests Are Down
With the ever-expanding market of legalized marijuana has inevitably come concerns for the safety of the public, in particular, those who are behind the wheel. Testing and breathalyzing for alcohol is much easier than for THC, yet there have been a host of scientists and students alike who have put forth an effort to come up with a way to aid law enforcement in this spectrum.
While all of us wish that marijuana was completely legal everywhere in the United States, the truth is right now it’s not. With that being said, we do not encourage or condone anyone doing anything stupid or breaking the law. We will, however, make fun of you endlessly if you do.
Two men in Austin, Texas, (where recreational marijuana is still illegal) are sitting in a jail cell right now because they tried to sell marijuana on Craigslist. Police in Austin were searching for popular terms used to sell narcotics electronically (people do this?!) and came across this post: