In this interview with , U.S. Global Investors CEO Frank Holmes and Galileo Global Equity Advisors Portfolio Manager Samuel Pelaez discuss cannabis stocks, along with the role blockchain is expected to play, and why they believe there is much more upside for cannabis investors.
As countries across the world look to decriminalise cannabis, Jim Connolly asks whether it’s time to change the law on the UK’s most popular illegal drug. Cannabis clubs claim record membership across the country, so Jim visits those who insist the drug causes less trouble than alcohol. He also travels to find out what other nations are trying – meeting the man behind the decriminalised drug system in Portugal, and follows a young cannabis user through the “dissuasion” court process.
Traditionally a conservative society, South Korea’s National Assembly approved the Amendment to the Narcotics Control Act on the 23rd November 2018. This does not mean medical marijuana is now legal in South Korea but does mean the government is seriously looking at a way forward for its citizens to gain access to safe medical marijuana.
A Farm Bill passed by Congress last year included an amendment granting states and universities the right to research hemp. Several states have since started research projects, but Kentucky is at the forefront, experimenting with creating a new industry around this plant. NewsHour’s Christopher Booker reports.
Weed is extremely politicized wherever it grows across the world, which means the consumption, possession, cultivation, and distribution of the plant can have defying effects, depending on one’s location. Nevertheless, marijuana brings people together; a herb loved by everybody. Thus, we have established a rundown of all the places around the globe where medicinal or recreational cannabis can be smoked without fear of being persecuted.
The United States of America
The United States of America has legalized recreational cannabis in nine states including the District of Columbia. The cannabis market of California has the highest number of customers due to its high population and its projected to be a billion-dollar industry by 2022.
Colorado became the first state in the country to decriminalize recreational marijuana and legalize marijuana retail. The shops in Colorado don’t permit on-site marijuana consumption. However, many lounge spaces have started to rise to take care of marijuana smokers. The city of Denver currently provides guided tours to show tourist the best cannabis nightlife.
For millennia believers have performed countless strange or taboo rituals in name of religion. Examples include not wearing clothing, using illegal drugs, and even the consumption of human flesh. For the Aghori, it’s all of the above, making them one of the most controversial religious sects in India, if not the world. Along with nudity and masochism, the Aghori are notorious for consuming copious amounts of cannabis.
MERRY JANE’s Mareesa Stertz traveled to the largest religious celebration in the world – Kumbh Mela – in Allahabad, India to search for the elusive Aghori…and hopefully smoke some weed with them. Subscribe to the MERRY JANE Newsletter for the latest video release and everything cannabis: https://goo.gl/Yc7jSN