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
Estimates for the new legal cannabis market of Canada expected are 600000 kilograms to over 900000 kilograms. That is alot of legal weed!
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Canada will become only the second country in the world to legalize cannabis on October 17, following Uruguay, which led the way in December 2013.
According to the government statistics agency, about 13 percent of Canadians currently smoke tobacco.By contrast, about 4.6 million Canadians or 16 percent of the population have used cannabis this year.
However the number is not expected to rise significantly once cannabis is legalized, a recent Statistics Canada survey found. There is certainly not a problem with supply of legal weed in Canada, but legal cannabis! Happy toking.
“Kiwi richlister Guy Haddleton invests $15 million in Kiwi cannabis startup Helius Therapeutics“
His interest in the little-known startup came about after reading about the ambitious plans of entrepreneurs Gavin Pook, JP Schmidt and Paul Manning to tap into a market that doesn’t yet exist in New Zealand.
Manning says the initial news coverage in the Herald sparked enormous interest and led to him receiving between 400 and 500 enquiries from investors interested in backing the idea.
“A lot of those investors were smaller investors who would’ve been more suited to a retail or an IPO scenario, but a number were also serious, institutional investors and one of those was Guy,” Manning says.
Thereafter, Manning and his partners went to meet Haddleton and his wife Sue at their home in Takapuna to further discuss the opportunity.
“We knew as soon as we met them we knew they were the investors for us,” says Manning.
“For starters, you’re talking about a guy who has played a part in building not one but several billion-dollar businesses. He’s an incredibly astute entrepreneur, so you can imagine the experience and the wealth of knowledge someone like that would bring to our business.”