Understand Marijuana Laws in 6 Minutes



What does legalized weed mean? We explain marijuana legalization so you understand the basics of different state laws and what changed after the 2016 election. This video is also an overview…

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  1. Why are you calling it marijuana again? The slang word for cannabis is "weed". The scientific name for cannabis is "cannabis". Marijuana meant "bad drugs" in Spanish and was used to target Spanish immigrants. Marijuana was used as a race separating word

  2. • Marijuana is our safe word –
    • It is funny that in October 2018 – the word "Marijuana" (like "pineapple juice" for some) is a safe word. In 2016, here in Australia (the amazing country where if an animal is cute it might kill you and if it is not cute might kill you for saying it is not cute anyhow), we legalised Cannabis for medical use… yay.. At the same time that happened the Government did the unthinkable, they redefined what Cannabis is ..boo
    • Activists like me saw it happening and I was I thought lucky enough to get a sympathetic opposition health secretary MP (Member of parliament) on board and accepted my amendment into the Senate to better define what Cannabis is. The government just worked around it.
    • As a result, in Australia LEGAL MEDICAL CANNABIS (as defined into law) can be, "ANYTHING that acts like Cannabis, hemp, GMO, isolates, CBD, Pharmaceuticals, or synthetics" (as not even from a flipping plant). However REAL Cannabis is illegal in all states for all conditions, that leaves everything else other than Cannabis is now Cannabis… When pushed the governments just says "Cannabis is legal mate go away, we have issued 1375 scripts for Cannabis since 2016". The trouble is none of those 1375 got scripts for REAL Cannabis . Now other countries are facing the same problem as we speak such as New Zealand, and the UK. This allows governments globally to legalise Cannabis but not allow anyone to get the real thing. though not immune as some will say medical Marijuana… but that is rare Marijuana is still our safe word <3

  3. Trump is in support of lifting the federal ban on Marijuana. But with Congress wasting OUR time and resources it’ll never happen…. Trump is less republican, and more libertarian than people give him credit for. Congress needs to pull their heads out of their ass’s, stop all the phony investigations and start doing what we elect them for.

  4. Recently I have had a few terrible experiences with US law enforcement while travelling and falling into the stigmatization of cannabis by such an ignorant and paranoid policy which borders between the sociopathic and the psychotic. The fact that I have been ridiculed, chastised, humiliated, and terribly limited from travelling to the US to continue my professional career and see friends and family of which has seriously affected how I develop my life and the quality of my research that I wish to develop and leave as a legacy to the world as my creativity transcends towards our future generations. Not only that, but it has traumatized me to my core and made me want to boycott everything American and/or come here and rant to the world how screwed up things are. All I am asking for is a measure of consistency, of reason and respect as adults (non-discriminatory to anyone regardless age and race particularly, non-criminal lifestyle, etc.) with ALL your policies. Is that to much to ask?

  5. Vermont went legal July 1st. You can't buy or sell cannabis only grow four personal plants.
    There are no jobs in socialist vermont and cannabis could help lots of people here. Let people grow and sell the plant as if it were legal. Help the farmers not lose their farms due to a high tax burden.

  6. The gov has always been the biggest importer of illegal drugs from day one . They have been getting huge amounts of money from the pill factories for a long long time , they protect the pill factory profits , keeping that evil weed down .

  7. in MICHIGAN
    😠🔥🗽
    The new age form of regulated prohibition.
    I'm all about (decriminalization), release of all past possessors.
    fully legalize hemp farming. or make cannabis fully legalized like a tomato without government regulations/over sight.
    clearly less dangerous than alcohol, but should be a personal informed choice till age 25 for the brain to fully develop first, mine didn't durrrrrr…….
    if it was legal alot of the appeal would be gone. look at Portugal on full legalization of all drugs and use dropped and money went to clinics to help people administer the drugs safely and try to persuade them to get clean instead of jail a non-profit. I want coca tea!… lol

    this is going to ruin it for small farmers or become phased out. it takes it out of the hands of the people(many) and into the hands of a few.
    goodbye passion and compassion, hello greed and neglect/impersonable care.

    this is for mega corporations like Bayer-Monsanto(Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Agricultural) to get involved and who knows how they'll taint it, (crazy, but could be their greatest depopulation tool or to keep us distracted). Bet your sweet ass it's coming.
    banksters to invest in. ones who can just drop a mil to set up shop.

    look at the small Agro farmers over the decades, they get subsidized by the government to grow mono toxic GE crops and they don't even eat what they grow. they have been squeezed out…. a big mac would actually cost $13 bucks without the subsidies. poverty doesn't happen, its by design!
    (watch "in search of balance" on Netflix) watch Joel Salatin about food freedom.

    I like the current medicinal system, yes it has flaws that can be improved, what doesn't. you can actually provide one on one care for your sick/dying patient/'s.
    (only problem i see currently is uneducated people getting in using what ever they want on it and making bad medicine, just for the love of the money and getting buzzed, giving it a bad wrap), dispensaries don't test for everything, but that goes back to "know your farmer"!
    what i don't like is the gray areas that exist currently and dispensaries were never(legal) official state law.
    also people get random friends/patients, pay for their cards just to fill the spots to get the 5+yourself x12 plants=72 plant limit and just sell the (illegal) excess cured weight (over 1lb labeled curing loophole) to dispensaries(Middleman) for cheap.
    yeah i get it, to get started, but then get actual real patients and make a difference, for the cause, giving it a good wrap and the respect the plant and sick deserve.

    who wants to pay 16% tax on top of the donation already?
    It's not like the grower isn't already liable to pay Fed & State tax on yearly earnings and into social security doubled/matched for self employment!
    I'm not sure how it works, if dispensaries pay sales tax and just include it in the donation price or if they are non-profits.
    (off topic- but did you know Facebook is a non-profit? just learned about it, shocker)

    I do think we need a higher plant license tho, like Canada or better yet up the patient limit or even make it tiers that you progress through so you can actually make a decent living.

    why all the different specializations certifications, regulations, inspectors, extra taxes?
    Its going to raise tax's/expenses on growers/production across the board many times over.
    county governments already get to decide if they want it or not.
    i thought testing was already done, should be a cert to look for and again "know your farmer", it is your personal responsibility to find out what goes into your body, not a created security sector(FDA,USDuhhh)!

    only pro i see is the hemp legalization!
    i don't hear a benefit. cons defiantly out weigh the pros and i already get all those benefits. once this happens, we probably cant roll back. Only if their was a true free market.

    Let our state be different !!!! Make a counter offer!
    i dunno but I'm voting NO unless convinced otherwise!

  8. in cali if you wanna smoke during highschool you can get your parents to get you a medical marijuana card. otherwise if you're 18 you can sign yourself up for one without your parents knowing. its a little loop hole people take advantage of

  9. Smoking WEED is a GAMBLE with OUR LAWS…The 1 to 2 Hour Effect can still get you ARRESTED for D.U.I…2 or 3 WEEKS LATER…That's LEGAL PIRACY.

  10. I hope marijuana dosent become legal I am deathly allergic to it same with cigarettes I swell up and get sick when I smell it so no to marijuana.

  11. In Utah the state regulates the sale of alcohol. I understand the state makes alot of money from that. They can use it as an example of how to regulate canibis. After all there is money to be made that will benifit all of us.

  12. Grow limit for medical card holders is 100 sq. feet of marijuana plants or 500 sq. feet of marijuana plants (in case the individual is caregiver to less than 5 patients). This is much higher than the 6 plant per residence limit applied on recreational marijuana users.
    Clearly, then, getting a medical card is definitely a much better option, considering that a medical card can also ensure tax savings up to 14%. |
    Try googling the term Online Medical Card and you'll be surprised at the number of legit websites in the industry.
    It is really delightful to see cannabis culture is witnessing such historic trend.

  13. Please. I implore you to take the time to read because I write this in earnest. This is about the war on drugs in my country.

    I'm from the Philippines, and the war on drugs here in my country has reached levels of destruction that could easily qualify for what could be called a national calamity. Just google it up; or maybe you've already heard about it in the news in your country. An excess of 10, 000 people have been killed, slaughtered, in less than a year due to intensive drug operations here by fascist police whose killings are sanctioned by our current president, Rodrigo Duterte, in line with his extremist war on drugs propaganda. If you're caught with even just a gram of pot here, you won't go to prison. You won't go to rehab. You won't go to a disciplinary tribunal. You won't be forced to do community service. No. You'll simply be killed right away, on the spot, the instant they get you. May you be a 14-year old kid or an old man, a high school student, a pregnant woman — it doesn't matter in the least who you are as long as you're defenseless. No one is safe. And you'll get killed along with the people you're with at the time you get seized. That could mean your family, your friends, any one of your loved ones. In fact, during some of the drug raids that have happened here, even the pregnant wife and the children of drug suspects got killed along with them (at least three specific cases of pregnant women getting killed in drug busts have been reported on the news). Worst of all, even if you're merely a drug suspect, you'll be killed just the same. There's no need for evidence anymore. For all I know, in my country, the only kind of evidence there is today is planted evidence. Trials before the court don't happen here anymore (ironies of ironies, though, when it was the president's son, Paolo Duterte, who got involved in a drug case, the president sought for a trial, a situation where nothing really happened, he simply got absolved, long story short). There's absolutely no due process in these state-sponsored killings. I say state-sponsored because the police here are given a sum of money, or a promotion, if they reach a certain "quota"; that is, if they get to kill an n number of people within a certain period of time, they'll get a reward. In one of our cities, Caloocan City, within the span of just two days, and within only the confines of the said city, more than 30 people got killed, three of them were minors (one was 14, the other was 19, the other one was 20). The police who were responsible for the killings were awarded with medals in front of the press a few days after the killings happened; I'll leave it to you to make your judgments about that.

    Please. It's time to care now. Help us in whatever way you can, even if our country is so distant from yours, even if our people are not ones you know. Be thankful that at least you live in more peaceful and just conditions. Try to think of the 19-year old university student who was tortured for weeks before he was killed, just for possessing a crumb of marijuana which he used as self-medication for his depression (hint: it wasn't even properly determined if this was a case of planted evidence too). In your quietest hour, think of the 14-year old boy who was stabbed thirty times on the chest and thrown in a creek like a worthless piece of leftover meat for alleged involvement in drugs. Please. Listen. Think. Pray. Care. Help. Do something

  14. Read the history of Marijuana laws. How Pharmacologist James Munch, expert witness for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (pre DEA) tried the marijuana and after 2 puffs turned into a bat and flew around his office. Must have been some good stuff, eh. How it came to be called the killer drug, making you crazy just being in the same room with it. Until real murderers started getting off on insanity, then it became the 'gateway' drug which has no meaning or proof.

    http://druglibrary.org/schaffer/history/whiteb1.htm
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_history_of_cannabis_in_the_United_States
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/3597114/After-two-puffs-I-was-turned-into-a-bat.html

  15. It is Extremely Annoying being Persistently Diminished to the status of Cattle and Sheep by those Long Practiced in the Arts of Psychological and Cultural manipulation through the use of Force and Control, for FEEDING Monetary Conspiracies. Laws and Medicine go hand in hand, and the Frauds of History are Exposed by reading "Logistically" the Symptoms of the Common Denominators in All matters of Controversy. And where Obvious Incompetence reigns Supreme against the Records AND the Evidence of supposed Professionalism(s), then it Calls for INTERVENTION against the Ignorance of Brutality and ROBBERY by the Extortionate "Process" of Hypocrites, in their Violations of Human Rights and Dignities. I think it may have been Albert Einstein who suggested that, "If you can't Dazzle them with Brilliance, then Baffle them with Bullshit," and America has done a GREAT Job of the latter and kept the Entire World entrenched in Fox Holes with all of its Insignificant Intelligence .. and its ancient hoards of Christian Soldiers, for a ReaLLLLL Long Time now. There is no dividing line between Tyranny and Terrorism, and Benjamin Franklin is said to have implied that, "Mankind will Ultimately Be Ruled, either by GOD ..or by Tyrants." Has the Jury reached a Verdict ?, ..the Victims would like to Know

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