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    Marijuana Could Be Legal In All 50 States by 2021

    Marijuana Could Be Legal In All 50 States by 2021

    Keep your MAV glass handy. Read more below! 

    Market analysts are predicting every state will have a medicinal or recreational marijuana law on the books by 2021.

    Marijuana could be legal across the entire United States by 2021, according to the latest research by GreenWave Advisors.

    Last year, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada joined Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska in legalizing marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. In addition, more than half the nation has legalized the leaf for medicinal purposes.

    It is for this reason that GreenWave believes legal weed is on the cusp of expanding into a number of additional states within the next few years. There is momentum to put marijuana legalization initiatives on the ballots in 2018 and 2020, a series of events that could lead to all 50 states having some sort of legal weed within the next four years, reports the Motley Fool.

    If the industry manages to stay alive – that is, survive the potential federal crackdown the Trump Administration has alluded to for the past couple of months -- GreenWave predicts the national marijuana market could be worth around $30 billion by 2021.

    A similar report from Arcview Market Research and New Frontier Data shows the nationwide cannabis industry could be worth around $22 billion by 2020. It also suggests that the legal marijuana industry could resurrect the middle class -- the lifeblood of the American economy – by creating more jobs than the culmination of the manufacturing and government sectors.

    It makes sense why communities in states like Pennsylvania and Ohio are hoping that legal marijuana can fill the void left where more traditional industries failed them. Over the past couple of weeks, a number of reports have surfaced showing that blue-collar workers are looking toward the newfound marijuana industry to create thousands of jobs for those people previously employed by steel manufacturers and other vital producers.

    Perhaps this is the reason more Americans now support the legalization of marijuana. The latest polls show around 60 percent of the population want weed handled no differently than alcohol or tobacco.

    Still, there is unfortunately not enough momentum in Congress to bring about nationwide reform on this issue anytime in the near future. 

     

    Original article via MerryJane.com 

     

    Study: People Prefer Medical Cannabis to Other Medications

    Study: People Prefer Medical Cannabis to Other Medications

    Do you medicate using MAV glass? Great article below: 

    People taking psychoactive medications and drugs for conditions such as chronic pain tend to prefer medical cannabis to other drugs, including sedatives, opioids, and antidepressants, a study published in the International Journal of Drug Policy has found.

    Many analysts have expressed concerns about the use of opioids to treat chronic pain. More than 183,000 people died of prescription opioid overdoses between 1999 and 2015 in the United States. Some research, such as a recent study that looked at states with medical cannabis laws, suggests access to medical marijuana could reduce opioid abuse.

    Medical Cannabis: Alternative to Opioids and Other Drugs?

    The study used survey data from 271 people registered to purchase medical cannabis. Participants answered 107 questions covering demographic data, use of cannabis, reliance on other drugs, and health history.

    Survey respondents had been prescribed drugs for a range of reasons, including chronic pain, mental health conditions, and gastrointestinal issues. Overall, 63% reported using cannabis instead of prescription drugs. The most common drug class for which participants substituted cannabis was opioids, accounting for 30% of the total. Sixteen percent of participants used cannabis to replace benzodiazepines, and 12% used cannabis instead of antidepressants.

     The study’s authors suggest side effects, concerns about addiction, and level of safety figure prominently among the decision to use cannabis instead of other drugs. Some medical cannabis users report cannabis works better than more traditional prescription drugs.

    Barriers to Medical Marijuana Continue

    The study found participants often faced barriers to accessing medical marijuana. More than half (55%) were charged for their cannabis prescription, with 25% paying more than $300 for the prescription. Some participants still purchased cannabis from unregulated sources despite having a prescription.

    References:

    1. Given the choice, patients will reach for cannabis over prescribed opioids. (2017, February 27). Retrieved from https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/uobc-gtc022617.php
    2. Lucas, P., & Walsh, Z. (2017). Medical cannabis access, use, and substitution for prescription opioids and other substances: A survey of authorized medical cannabis patients. International Journal of Drug Policy, 42, 30-35. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.01.011
    3. Prescription opioid overdose data. (2016, December 16). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/overdose.html

     

    Original article via © Copyright 2017 GoodTherapy.org. All rights reserved.

    3 Reasons To Love The Color Green

    3 Reasons To Love The Color Green

    The color green isn't just the color of our favor flower to use in MAV Glass. According to science, the color itself actually does make us feel good mentally and emotionally. Here are 5 reasons to love the color green. 

    1. Health

    As one of the liveliest of colors, green is naturally associated with life. Especially during springtime, the color green promotes energy and may even decrease allergy symptoms. According to Sensational Color, the color green stimulates the body’s pituitary gland, which leads to muscle relaxation and reduced stress.

    The wonderful effects of the color green don’t have to be limited to the outdoors. If you’re looking to improve the way you feel at home, consider using the color on walls and other home décor. Dunn Edwards suggests finding the right shade of green for your living spaces and even offers tips on color combinations.

     

    1. Wealth

    Ever wonder why American cash is green? The answer may surprise you. Years ago, counterfeiting currency was a lot more common than it is today. In an effort to minimize this illegal reproduction, banks began printing paper cash on special green ink, then adopted the nickname ‘greenbacks.’ 

    The association between the color green and wealth goes far beyond American history. Research states that the color was also often worn by 19th century merchants, countrymen, and bankers who were wealthy but not part of royal family.

     

    1. Cannabis

    Last but certainly not least: our favorite flower, Cannabis. We love the way it looks, we love the way it tastes, but above all, we love the way it makes us feel. Over the past years, a number of positive effects have been linked to the main active component of the plant- THC.

    Many of these effects are still being researched, but according to reports, there are several diseases that could be impacted by the use of medical marijuana. Whether it’s treating symptoms from a serious illness like AIDS/HIV, or something minor like menstrual cramps, it’s safe to say that the positive effects of marijuana far outweigh any negative effects.

    What is your favorite color? If it’s green, we can certainly see why. Happy St. Patrick's Day from the MyCliqueShop.com team. 

     

     Use code: GREENS for 10% off our entire shop, offer ends March. 31, 2017

     

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