New Study Reveals 5 Surprising Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana You Never Thought of Before

New Study Reveals 5 Surprising Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana You Never Thought of Before

There have been several studies conducted of many counties and cities in the United States supporting its many public health benefits. Many are worried that legalization of marijuana is going to result in spike in youth use, violent crime, mental health illnesses, and so much more. But the data we have shows that legalization can actually prevent this. A 2021 paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research written by economists Daniel I. Rees and D. Mark Anderson highlighted surprising more reasons why legalization can benefit public health.

<div>Cannabis' Dirty Water Secret - Are Cali Weed Farmers Tapping into Unregulated Groundwater Wells?</div>

Cannabis’ Dirty Water Secret – Are Cali Weed Farmers Tapping into Unregulated Groundwater Wells?

The researchers draw attention to the fact that, in California, marijuana farms are mostly situated in areas that do not have access to centralized water transportation systems or regulated groundwater basins like many other crops. This originated from the illegal status of the plant, which drove cultivators into other regions that are more secluded. In spite of the move from prohibited plants to legitimate, taxed commodities, the authors make it known that the present geographic distribution of the farms is still similar to the prohibition legacy.

Cannabis Legalization Rolls Across Europe - Here is What is Happening Right Now!

Cannabis Legalization Rolls Across Europe – Here is What is Happening Right Now!

Until the end of 2021, the EU was a medical-only cannabis market. However, 2022 welcomed a host of legislation reviews and promises toward legalizing recreational Cannabis. Thanks to the recent developments, it’s become clear that there’s much to do to standardize, stabilize and scale the industry.

DoorDash Driver Delivers Side of Weed, Gets Canned

DoorDash does not tolerate the actions of the Dasher and promptly responded to the situation.

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Tiny Homes in Europe Created With Corrugated Hemp Sheets

Tiny Homes in Europe Created With Corrugated Hemp Sheets

Affordable housing is difficult to find these days, but an Irish organization and an English hemp farm are using hemp and other sustainable materials to build tiny homes.

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Brittney Griner Appeals Conviction in Russian Drug Case

The WNBA star Brittney Griner was found guilty earlier this month.

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North Dakota Will Vote on Recreational Weed Legalization in November

A proposal to legalize recreational cannabis for adults will appear on the November ballot in North Dakota, state officials announced on Monday.

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New Jersey Cannabis: Almost $80 Million Sold in First 10 Weeks

Legal pot sales in New Jersey kicked off in April.

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The Linx Eden Switch: How to Get Higher With Less Effort

The Linx Eden Switch: How to Get Higher With Less Effort

Stretch your green with this portable convection vape.

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Ohio Voters In Seven More Cities Will Decide On Marijuana Decriminalization At The Ballot This November

Ohio Voters In Seven More Cities Will Decide On Marijuana Decriminalization At The Ballot This November

Ohio voters in at least seven cities will get a chance to join many of their neighboring jurisdictions in enacting local marijuana decriminalization at the ballot this November. Activists targeted more than a dozen cities for this year’s election, collecting signatures to place cannabis reform initiatives on local ballots. The Sensible Movement said in a […]

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Americans Say Marijuana Is Better For People And Society Than Alcohol, Gallup Poll Shows

Americans Say Marijuana Is Better For People And Society Than Alcohol, Gallup Poll Shows

More than twice as many Americans think that marijuana has a positive impact on its consumers and society at large than say the same about alcohol, according to a new Gallup poll. And perhaps more revealing, people who have actually used cannabis are far more likely to tout its positive impacts compared to just a […]

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California Governor Hesitates To Sign Safe Drug Consumption Site Bill Even As Polling Shows Voters Support It

California Governor Hesitates To Sign Safe Drug Consumption Site Bill Even As Polling Shows Voters Support It

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is reportedly wavering on the idea of signing a bill to create a safe drug consumption site pilot program that was delivered to his desk last week, apparently fearful of possible political fallout despite polling data showing the harm reduction centers enjoy bipartisan voter support. As the governor has raised […]

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Minnesota Marijuana Activists Launch Voter Education Effort To Elect Pro-Legalization Senate

Minnesota Marijuana Activists Launch Voter Education Effort To Elect Pro-Legalization Senate

“We know that who is in the Legislature matters when it comes to passing major policies like this.” By Baylor Spears, Minnesota Reformer Now that Minnesota has legalized hemp-derived THC products as of July 1, proponents of full legalization are activating a new resource in the political battle over the green plant’s future: customers. Josh […]

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Ohio Voters In Seven More Cities Will Decide On Marijuana Decriminalization At The Ballot This November

South Dakota Governor’s Push To Block Voter-Approved Marijuana Legalization Slammed In Campaign Ad

A top South Dakota lawmaker and Democratic gubernatorial candidate is taking incumbent Gov. Kristi Noem (R) to task over her opposition to marijuana legalization and the role her administration played in overturning a voter-approved cannabis initiative last year. With another statewide legalization proposal set to appear on the ballot this November, House Minority Leader Jamie […]

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ND cannabis initiative qualifies for ballot (Newsletter: August 16, 2022)

ND cannabis initiative qualifies for ballot (Newsletter: August 16, 2022)

SAFE Banking equity amendments suggested; Poll: TX voters back legal marijuana; NY cannabis processors approved; NJ sales Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… Free to read (but not […]

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Is Life Insurance Expensive If You Smoke Weed? (Does Vaping Count?)

Is Life Insurance Expensive If You Smoke Weed? (Does Vaping Count?)

Beyond the above, if you consume marijuana, irrespective of the potency, some life insurance firms categorize you as a smoker. The classification, in this case, depends on whether you seldom or frequently consume marijuana.

What is CBDA and How Does It Help the Human Body?

What is CBDA and How Does It Help the Human Body?

Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) is a minor cannabinoid with significant medicinal promise. Recent research suggests that CBDA could be an alternative treatment for managing or curing inflammation, anxiety, cancer, and seizures. The therapeutic potential of CBDA is the newest discovery of cannabinoid-based drugs.

Get COVID, Start Using Cannabis Immediately! - New Study Shows How Well Cannabis Fights COVID-19

Get COVID, Start Using Cannabis Immediately! – New Study Shows How Well Cannabis Fights COVID-19

Cannabis users had significantly better outcomes compared to non-users as reflected in lower NIH scores (5.1 vs 6.0), shorter hospitalization (4 days vs. 6 days), lower ICU admission rates (12% vs. 31%), and less need for mechanical ventilation (6% vs. 17%),” reads the study. “ICU admission was 12 percentage points lower and intubation rates were 6 percentage points lower in cannabis users.

New Analysis of SAFE Banking Act Asks for 10 Amendments to Improve Equity

Former cannabis regulators release an extensive analysis describing the problems with the SAFE Banking Act, and how to improve it.

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Seattle Mayor Introduces Bills to Enhance Equity in Cannabis Industry

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell introduced three pieces of legislation to bolster social equity in cannabis.

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