Through the thousands and thousands of years of human evolution, some things have remained in our DNA from the early days of cave men tossing rocks against a cave wall in an early form of dice. Gambling, odds, odd makers, and predicting the future all entice us with the questions, "What if I knew the future?” and “How could I make money from that knowledge?". The answer could be as easy as knowing the final score of a game before it takes place and then placing a wager on that said game. There is gambling and wagering on all aspects of life, from sports matches to cards and games in casinos, all the way to friendly wagers between people
More than 50 physicians, a former general surgeon, and faculty from some of the country’s most prominent medical schools have joined forces to launch the first national organization of medical professionals who are in favor of cannabis legalization. While there are dozens of national associations of doctors, there hasn’t been a single one created for them to speak out about the legalization of marijuana… until today.
With Justin Trudeau’s election came literal high hopes for our friends up north, as he promised to legalize marijuana in Canada. Yesterday, it was finally announced that Canada’s Health Minister will introduce a law next year to legalize marijuana use.
Jane Philpott, Canadian Health Minister, spoke to a special session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, yesterday of all days, and expressed that Canada’s new marijuana reform would not just be for medical, but also recreational use.
California made history 20 years ago when it became the first state to legalize medical marijuana, but since then, not much has changed. Regardless, California marijuana sales still reached $2.7 billion in 2015. Compare that to the $996 million in legal weed sales pioneer state Colorado reached in 2015 and the $5.7 billion total the entire U.S. brought in, and you can see what a huge part California plays in the legal cannabis industry.
The effort to get medical marijuana legalization on the Ohio ballot this fall just got one step closer to success. The measure proposed by Ohioans for Medical Marijuana — backed by Marijuana Policy Project — was certified as having “fair and truthful” language last week by state Attorney General Mike Dewine.