Former Drug Enforcement Administration spokesperson Belita Nelson recently spoke at the Marijuana for Medical Professionals Conference in Denver, Colorado and she let some truth fly about why the DEA continues to fight to keep marijuana illegal.
“Marijuana is safe, we know it is safe. It’s our cash cow and we will never give up,” she said during her speech.
You see the funny memes on social media networks around this time of year; marijuana plants, decorated like Christmas trees with the ornaments, lights, the whole nine yards. At some point someone had to actually decorate their tree like that in order to take the picture – I guess it could be photoshopped, but why go through the effort of that when you could create the real thing in your own living room?
The use of so-called “synthetic marijuana” is an epidemic that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Since the ingredients in these substances supposedly “mimic” the effects of cannabis it has been tagged with the unfortunate moniker of “synthetic marijuana.” But when you look at the list of effects, you find things like “K2” and “Spice” show very little relation to natural marijuana.
Sales in October actually took a dip when compared with September, but sales in October 2016 were up 46% over sales in October 2015. Obviously, as legal supply increases, so will overall sales.
Last week a museum dedicated to teaching people about marijuana opened in the South American country of Uruguay.
"Cannabis has historically had so many different benefits," said Eduardo Blasina, the director of the museum. “It has been used as food, as a textile, to make fishing nets and paper, and today it is providing us with novel types of medicine.”