Last week, Canadian cannabis activist Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finally fulfilled his election promise many years ago, and Canadian cannabis was fully legalized …
This year the legalization of marijuana has been blowing. This year, it can be described as wind-chilling. Standing in China, it can be carried by the wind. Whether it is well-known or unknown actors, singers, stars, politicians, and doctors, all come forward to support the legalization of marijuana.
For example, Morgan Freeman, the best supporting actor recently exposed to sexual harassment, publicly supported the legalization of cannabis more than once, as well as actors Woody Harrison, Bill Mach, Jack Nicholson, singer Snoopy Dog, former NFL full-time guard Ricky Williams, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner …
Former U.S. presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont also introduced a bill in 2015, claiming to end the federal ban on cannabis, but unfortunately, his bill was not supported and was folded. , But there are a lot of later people …
Why do these people want to support the legalization of cannabis and promote the legalization of cannabis? Making money? high? Still sick?
Today, the doctor will talk to everyone, first of all, we have to understand the concept of legalization of marijuana. * This article does not cover the discussion of industrial hemp
According to use ➤Cannabis legalization can be divided into: recreational marijuana legalization and medical marijuana legalization.
Legalization of medical marijuana means that citizens can only obtain a certain amount of marijuana or cannabinoid products from the state-approved pharmacies for medical purposes in accordance with local laws and regulations, and only through medical cards issued by doctors.
Medical cannabis is now legalized in Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the 29 states of the United States, and Washington, DC.
The most obvious difference between the legalization of recreational marijuana and the legalization of medical marijuana is that no medical card is required, as long as you reach adult age, you can legally purchase a certain number of grams of marijuana, for example, Colorado is over 2 years old.
By link ➤ The legalization of cannabis also includes the legalization of cultivation, sales, transportation, and possession.
The Netherlands has maintained a tolerance policy for cannabis until February this year. The cannabis cultivation was legalized. Uruguay residents can buy and hold 40 grams of cannabis from a nationally licensed pharmacy every month.
Traffic and transportation are controlled by relevant laws and regulations. The so-called legalization of marijuana does not mean that marijuana can freely enter and leave every household like potatoes.
By ingredient ➤ Legalization of cannabis also includes legalization of cannabis and its resins, extracts and tinctures.
What we usually refer to as cannabis is that drugs contain cannabis and its resins, extracts and tinctures. Now, many countries and regions have legalized the cannabis extract CBD alone, such as CBD legality in most US states.
Let’s look at why we want to promote the legalization of marijuana?
1. In terms of the three characteristics of drugs, addiction, harmfulness, and lethality.
In the drug addiction rankings judged by Dr. Hannifi of the National Center for Drug Abuse Research and Dr. Benowitz of the nonprofit community health organization UCFS, the overall addiction ranking of cannabis is the lowest (the one with the highest score) Addiction evaluation is low). But it does not mean that cannabis is not addictive. The known addiction rate of cannabis is 9%, and the addiction rate of caffeine is 13%.
In 2010, an independent scientific committee in the UK compared the harms of 20 medicines to individual users and the society as a whole, including causing crime, family breakdown, absenteeism, school absenteeism and other social problems. After all the harms were combined, the scientific committee It is believed that alcohol is the most harmful substance. Heroin and cocaine are close behind, and cannabis ranks eighth, with a harm equivalent to a little more than 1/4 of alcohol.
Some scientists said that the harm caused by alcohol and tobacco is higher, mainly because they can be obtained legally. If marijuana can also be easily obtained, the number of people injured will also increase.
A 1995 World Health Organization study concluded that even if the use of cannabis increased to the same level as alcohol and tobacco, the public health problems it caused were unlikely to reach the level of alcohol and tobacco.
The number of direct drug deaths announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2010, cannabis: 0; tobacco: 48,000; alcohol: 25,692.
The toxicity of cannabis is only 1/20 to 200 of tobacco, and smoking 800 cannabis cigarettes within 15 minutes may cause the death of an adult, and the cause of death is caused by the poisoning of carbon monoxide formed by burning.
2. Legalizing marijuana as a social practice to combat drug crime
On December 10, 2013, Uruguay passed the Cannabis Legalization Act and became the first country in the world that can legally produce and sell cannabis, stipulating the relaxation of cannabis sales and cultivation control in stages.
The old President Muhika said that this is a social practice to fight drug crime, and it will be solved by converting cannabis from drug control to public health and health problems.
The reason for this social practice was that the drug lords in Uruguay were becoming more and more rampant at that time. Since the way of drug control did not work, the old president wanted to make the government a supplier, so that it can better track and control, and at the same time reduce the blow. Police spending on drug crime increases tax revenue.
According to market research company Cowen & Co predicts that by 2030, the US legal cannabis market sales are expected to reach 75 billion US dollars, the single cannabis tax government will account for 10 billion US dollars. A 2016 report from CIBC World Markets, an imperial commercial bank in Canada, shows that the legal sale of cannabis will bring up to $ 5 billion in tax revenue to the federal and provincial governments of Canada.
Of course, taxation is not the fundamental purpose of legalization. Prime Minister Trudeau of the Liberal Government of Canada once explained about the legalization of cannabis:
[On the one hand] Like Uruguay, Canada ’s anti-drug measures have not solved the problem of young people smoking marijuana, and it has caused many people to have a criminal record for growing, owning and smoking cannabis in small amounts.
[On the other hand] The purpose of legalization of cannabis is for public health and social security. The government ’s income from cannabis sales should be used to treat drug addicts, help people with mental illnesses and public health care. in education aspect.
3. The medical potential of cannabis promotes its legalization
As of 2015, the 20 companies accepted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 29 new drugs are all related to cannabis ingredients.
There are currently about 120 clinical marijuana clinical research projects in Israel. The “Cannabis Polyphenol Tablets” developed by China Hanyi Biotechnology Co., Ltd. has been approved in the “Ten Diseases and Ten Drugs” project in Beijing.
Here, we have to mention a mysterious force that played a vital role in the historical process of legalization of marijuana, that is, the mother’s help.
On March 1, 2014, more than 200 people gathered at the Pelham Municipal Building to help a mother fight for her 3-year-old daughter Kali (severe epilepsy) with a legislative bill for the treatment of cannabidiol CBD. The bill passed the opportunity It seems slim, but with a lot of support, legislators gradually began to act until Carly’s bill was passed unanimously in both houses of the Alabama State Assembly, and Governor Robert Bentley finally signed it The bill legalizes CBD for medical use.
In February 2017, the Peruvian police found that many mothers were making cannabis oil for sick children during a raid, which caused a social sensation. Finally, members of Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of a legalization of medical marijuana The bill permits the production, import and sale of cannabis oil locally.
The mother of an Irish girl, Ava Barry, has been running for her to obtain medicinal cannabis. After two years, she finally obtained a medical cannabis license for Ava.
Brazilian young mother Margaret took the cannabis oil to the court to fight for the legal use of medical marijuana for the treatment of her inexhaustible young daughter Sofia (a type of epilepsy disease called CDKL5).
In 2015, Brazil ’s national health supervision agency ANVISA approved CBD imports; at the end of 2016, Brazil added two more families to obtain cannabis cultivation permits.
People discovered the disadvantages of marijuana and defined marijuana as a drug; people also discovered that marijuana is actually not that bad, and it can also generate income. The most important thing is that it has medicinal properties. Everything comes from love.