A 15th US state has fully legalised recreational marijuana, after New Jersey governor Phil Murphy on Monday finalised a much-debated cannabis package that voters had approved in November.
The consumption of nicotine dates back hundreds of years, as early as 2000 years ago, when it was associated with cultural or religious ceremonies.
Three top Senate Democrats have vowed to work towards the legalisation of marijuana this year, including majority leader Chuck Schumer.
It’s funny to think back on the “reefer madness” era in the United States in the 1930s, a time when political leaders demonized cannabis and planted the seeds for the War on Drugs.
As cannabis legalization rolls out in the United States, one of the biggest talking points is the expungement of prior non-violent cannabis crimes.
Joe Biden has promised time and time again to be a president for all Americans. All of them.
While the U.S. federal government still considers cannabis to be a dangerous drug, the rest of America isn’t so crass.
Joe Biden has been projected to have won the presidential election by several major news organizations.
Over the next decade, marijuana could well be one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States.
The US defines industrial hemp as cannabis sativa plants containing 0.3% or less THC. Any higher than that, so to speak, and the plants are considered marijuana, which is federally outlawed. Before 2015, hemp was virtually nonexistent in terms of US agriculture, because the Controlled Substances Act lumped it along with all cannabis plants (also known as marijuana) in 1970 as a Schedule I substance with “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”