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Is Legal Marijuana Bigger Than The Internet of Things?

The greatest innovation in history - Nothing on Earth today (and I mean nothing at all), not smartphones, automotives, aerospace, real estate, gold, oil, software, biotechnology, nothing... is growing as much or as fast as the market for legal marijuana. Consider this: By 2020, the market for legal marijuana will top $22.8 billion (not million, but billion with a B).The legal market for cannabis "could be bigger than the National... ❯❯❯

Effects of Non-Medical Use of Cannabis

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug globally. In 2013, an estimated 181.8 million people aged 15-64 years used cannabis for non-medical purposes globally (uncertainty estimates 128.5-232.1 million. The WHO says that "cannabis dependence is a cluster of behavioral, cognitive and physiological phenomena which can develop after repeated cannabis use," and "there are some... ❯❯❯

Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Act: A Money-Maker With Health Benefits

Following the lead of twenty-three other states, Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Wolfe made history here on April 17 by signing The Medical Marijuana Act (SB3) into law. Two days later, he turned up in King of Prussia to tout the bi-partisan legislation before "jubilant" crowds, saying, "This is about helping peoples' lives, about helping people that are going to be better, faster. They're going to feel better and that is just such a... ❯❯❯

Cannabis Oil a Cancer Treatment Alternative to Chemotherapy?

Marijuana has gotten a bad reputation over the decades as being a harmful drug that everyone needs to stay away from. But in recent years, the concept of the medicinal benefits of cannabis has become a hot topic. There's talk of how the marijuana plant and the oil from its seeds can aid in a variety of ailments, such as arthritis, glaucoma and Parkinson's disease. But what's even more exciting is that cannabis oil could very well be... ❯❯❯

How to Start a Medical Marijuana Business in California

Medical Marijuana Stores or Medical Cannabis Dispensaries are nothing new in California. They have been around since the law was passed in 1996 making medical marijuana legal in California. Before 2016, you could open a medical marijuana dispensary in California by complying with local city and/or County requirements. But now we have two new licensing laws that regulate the marijuana business in California. First, we have the Medical... ❯❯❯

How Effective Is Medical Marijuana to Treat Drug Addiction?

Many people view drug addiction as a disease that needs healing. Many people suffering from substance abuse see their lives coming to a stall. Medical marijuana legalization, however, has seen to the use of medical marijuana to treat the untreatable. Research made proves that medical marijuana can be used to treat drug addiction. The study showed that cannabis did not direct to any physical dependency and hence superior to the other... ❯❯❯

Marijuana Use and Health Care

Marijuana continues to be the most highly abused drug in America. The arguments for and against the legalization of marijuana continue to escalate. This piece is not intended to set the stage for a legalization debate about marijuana. Instead, I want caution practitioners whose patients under their care test positive for marijuana. Marijuana use is still forbidden by Federal law and patients who self-medicate or abuse marijuana should... ❯❯❯

Marijuana Possession in Pennsylvania

Nearly half of the states in the U.S. have enacted laws that legalize medical marijuana. While the dates of passage, possession limits, and associated fees vary, 23 states and the District of Columbia have all approved legislative measures that allow for medical use of cannabis. In September 2014, the Pennsylvania State Senate voted 43-7 pass Senate Bill 1182, an act that would provide for the medical use of cannabis in the... ❯❯❯

Marijuana Laws in Utah

Utah is situated between two states that treat marijuana possession very differently. On the western border of the Beehive State is Nevada, where Nevada Medical Marijuana Program (NMMP) cardholders may legally possess 2 ½ ounces of usable marijuana in any one 14 day period. To the east is Colorado, which in 2014 became the first state in the country to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. People passing through the Salt... ❯❯❯

Cannabis, Healthcare and the Law

Many states have passed laws and rules regarding the use of medical marijuana, which were written to protect eligible patients, users, and caregivers from prosecution and arrest. There is a lengthy application process individuals must go through both to use the substance, sell it, and market it. Patients and caregivers are required to acquire a registry ID card to prove they are qualified to utilize or administer marijuana for health... ❯❯❯