New technology has the power to amaze as well as the power to make people’s lives easier and of better quality. This is as true when it comes to the cannabis industry as it is with any other.
A new 3D-printed cannabis inhaler made by a startup in Israel is the type of technology that has the “amazing” and “helpful” factors covered. Syqe Medical has developed a marijuana inhaler that will allow doctors to prescribe and administer a precise dose of cannabis to patients remotely as well as allow health professionals to keep track of and study the results.
On Election Night 2016 voters in Nevada approved Question 2, which allows adults 21 years of age and older who are not already part of the state’s medical marijuana program to possess up to an ounce of cannabis and/or up to 3.5 grams of concentrates. Adults are also allowed to grow up to 6 plants at home as long as they are more than 25 miles away from a marijuana retail shop. These things are now officially legal in NV.
Former Drug Enforcement Administration spokesperson Belita Nelson recently spoke at the Marijuana for Medical Professionals Conference in Denver, Colorado and she let some truth fly about why the DEA continues to fight to keep marijuana illegal.
“Marijuana is safe, we know it is safe. It’s our cash cow and we will never give up,” she said during her speech.
You see the funny memes on social media networks around this time of year; marijuana plants, decorated like Christmas trees with the ornaments, lights, the whole nine yards. At some point someone had to actually decorate their tree like that in order to take the picture – I guess it could be photoshopped, but why go through the effort of that when you could create the real thing in your own living room?
When marijuana arrests drop in places like Colorado or Washington no one is surprised; after all, with full adult use legalization, arrests for something that is no longer illegal are bound to fall.
But when arrests for marijuana drop more than normal in a state like Virginia, people take notice:
The issue of medical marijuana and gun rights has been in the news a lot lately, especially since a federal appeals court upheld a ban on gun sales to those who legally use medical cannabis late last summer.
Since marijuana is a banned substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act, it was ruled that anyone with a medical marijuana card was admitting to the use of cannabis for medical reasons and therefore breaking federal law and therefore lost their right to purchase a firearm.