Weed in Review: 11.3.17

Weed in Review: Friday, November 3, 2017

Poland Legalizes Medical Marijuana: Poland’s medical marijuana program went into effect last week, but restrictions on domestic cultivation mean medicine could be expensive and in short supply.

Capitol Hill’s most outspoken cannabis advocate would rather see ballers light up a joint than pound opioid painkillers. Congressional cannabis champion Rep. Earl Blumenauer is the latest public figure to weigh in on medical marijuana in professional sports, urging both the NBA and NFL to stop persecuting their players for using a natural painkiller.

Support for Weed Legalization Has Reached a New High: According to the poll, which surveyed 1,028 adults between October 5 and 11, 64 percent say they are in favor of marijuana legalization. That’s the most support Gallup has seen for legalization since it started asking adults about their views on the issue way back in 1969. Although the poll found that a greater share of Democrats (72 percent) and Independents (67 percent) support legalization, it also found that a majority of Republicans (51 percent) are now in favor of legal weed.

Maine Governor Vetoes Bill To Regulate Sale Of Marijuana: In a misguided 11th-hour action, the Maine governor has vetoed the bill to regulate the sale of marijuana in the state. What could possibly be the reasoning behind this?

10 Reasons Why Weed is Safer than Alcohol:  There are, like, a thousand reasons why weed is safer than alcohol. But we’ve condensed it to a list of 10. Next time you go out with your friends, you might have to make a choice. Do you want to drink or do you want to get high? Hopefully, this list will help make the decision easier for you.

Our favorite news sources:
The Cannabist
High Times
Merry Jane
Vice Marijuana

 

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