All quotes about Marijuana
Multiple people spoke about Marijuana in the news. We gather all their quotes on this page, an easy way to see all views about this topic at a glance. To go deeper, all quotes are redirected to the article from which they come. Jeff Sessions is the person who had the greatest number of quotes. The most recent one of them is: “I don't think America is going to be a better place when people of all ages, and particularly young people, are smoking pot.”.
All quotes about Marijuana
We had predicted based on the changes in legalization, culture in the U.S. as well as decreasing perceptions among teenagers that marijuana was harmful [and] that [accessibility and use] would go up. But it hasn't gone up.
I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store. And I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana, so people can trade one life-wrecking dependenc[...]
At the highest rates, the tax would be a de facto prohibition. Generally speaking, I'm feeling encouraged. But it's a huge, huge experiment.
I think it's kind of doubtful right now, looking at the Trump administration. Let's see them do health care first, round up immigrants, build a wall.
We're making this happen. This is an industry that can really help our region.
It accentuates the intensity of your palate. We are seeing what works and what flavors are coming out.
History favors the bold.
They can come in and ruin your whole life. They can throw you in prison, take your property.
The spray, however, was much more usable and I would spray my fingers and particularly my thumb joints several times a day. My mother had badly distorted and painful hands. I believe this program of research might result in benefits for people like [...]
The presence of the military in this and other areas of the state is because of the important presence of opium poppy and marijuana fields that the drug cartels have been planting in the mountains of Oaxaca. I want to repeat that the Defense Departm[...]
I was heartbroken. I love, love, love cultivation.
You can eat one of the candies, and it's five milligrams. You don't get high off one candy, it just makes your day a little bit warmer, a little bit better. It's little like 'mommy's little helper.' You could eat one at 3 p.m., and your boss wouldn'[...]
You know where you would go to a dinner and bring a fancy bottle of wine? That's what we want, dinner-party culture.
There's always that moment, like at the Chateau Marmont, where you'll go to this dinner, and then at one point in the meal, between entrees and desserts, a handful of people will sneak off into the bushes and smoke a joint. We're just trying to make[...]
You go in to buy weed, and it's like visiting your parole officer. You get buzzed through three metal gates.
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Cannabinoid research has started to produce exciting biological discoveries and this research programme is a timely opportunity to increase our understanding of the role of cannabinoids in health and disease.
This field holds great promise for developing novel therapeutic opportunities for cancer patients. Two years ago, in Los Angeles I was examined by a doctor and given a note which gave me legal permission to purchase, from a registered outlet, cannab[...]
I realize this may be an unfashionable belief in a time of growing tolerance of drug use. But too many lives are at stake to worry about being fashionable. I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner st[...]
I've heard people say we could solve our heroin problem with marijuana. How stupid is that? Give me a break!
I am determined that this country will not go backwards. President Trump gave us a clear directive. It's the policy of this administration to reduce crime in America, not preside over an increase in crime, but reduce crime. The crime rate in our cou[...]
The relationship of marijuana use to public health is one of the most confounding topics in science. As soon as one study is published making a claim about the safety of the drug, another is often published warning of the exact opposite.
In two decades of smoking weed, I've never seen anything that looks like that. People typically smoke the flower of the plant, but here you can clearly see stems and leaves in there as well, parts that should be discarded. Inhaling that would be lik[...]
Our history of enforcing the law against illegal cannabis dispensaries is well established. This is the latest effort in our law enforcement, and I'm certain there will be further action.
I can go to a medical marijuana dispensary and buy marijuana, or I can grow it, but I can't bring it into a lab to study it, because of the federal restriction. It's a totally unexplored area, because researchers have been stopped by the DEA, due to[...]
Ongoing scientific and medical evaluation determined at this time that the marijuana plant continues to have high potential for abuse and does not meet the criteria outlined by the DEA for currently accepted medical use, requiring its continued plac[...]
The pharmaceutical companies want to stop the use of cannabis in the research community because it's a natural product, so it can't be patented. That's the reason they don't have any incentive to use it (cannabis) in the development of new drugs. … [...]
That people can even pay their taxes is because they are growing marijuana.
What's important here is we don't go 500 years backward to the times where indigenous people were working for outsiders and marginalized.
How am I supposed to feed my family? It would be a miracle for us.
We felt the conflict, too, with our own flesh.
Other agriculture isn't profitable here.
We Nasa walk slowly but safely. You men from Medellín tend to be crafty and fast.
Isn't it all just beautiful?
The peasants were forced to produce these plants.
We will never forgive what they did in Toribío.
It will be much more technical with the company.
He was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation. The trooper recognized the odor of marijuana, and marijuana was located in his possession.
We think it's really lifted her spirits and made her a happier dog. It's not that she's changed. She's just back to her good old self.
What we find is a lot of the animals are coming to us when there are no other options and pharmaceuticals haven't worked for that animal. They're at that last resort, and cannabis is really good for those types of situations.
All I know is that none of the traditional medications she got from the vet worked, but the cannabis did. I swear by the stuff.
Our hands really are tied. Definitely we're getting more questions from clients asking about it for their pets, but unfortunately we don't have any answers for them.
You just see a real difference in their spirit. They're just not in pain, so they're happier and they're moving better. They just get a new lease on life.
Israel cannot shut its eyes to the changes being made across the world in respect to marijuana consumption and its effects.
We've removed the marijuana. There will be no smoking area, no edibles competition, no cannabis topicals or lotions.
We must have the confidence and trust of the citizens of Maryland to be effective legislators.
While I have consistently maintained – and do today – that I did nothing wrong and complied with all laws, that was not enough. The harsh fact is that being technically right is not enough. I am concerned about the fairness of a process that penaliz[...]
Sweeping these problems under the rug undermines public trust in our institutions of government.
Marijuana relaxes me and allows me to go into a controlled, meditational place. When I get high, I train smarter and focus on form.
It's shocking to me. Cannabis decreases reaction time, it definitely impacts motor function. I don't see how encouraging intoxication during workouts is something positive.
If you use it right, cannabis takes the things you love and lets you love them more. With fitness, that can help get you into the zone, into eye-of-the-tiger mode.
While stoned, the experience is much different. I can still feel the pain, but I'm not fixated on it; my mind is lost in random thoughts. Finally, my legs stop turning over quickly enough and I hit the stop button: 19:30. Interesting. I repeat the t[...]
People could work through their pain threshold in a way that could harm themselves because they are tearing muscles and they're not going to feel them. That to me is the main worry.
Virginia is more than capable of handling its own marijuana policy, as are states such as Colorado or California.
Good people don't smoke marijuana.
This step allows states to determine appropriate medicinal use and allows for industrial hemp growth, something that will provide a major economic boost to agricultural development in Southside Virginia.
We don't always have the luxury of waiting for a lot of research and we can sometimes use the scant evidence we have to try and make some kind of best case judgment. We are fairly confident that higher THC levels in cannabis are not a good thing, an[...]
A lot of countries are deciding to change their cannabis policies to more permissive ones and we don't know whether that will lead to significantly more use and problems, but we do know there are vulnerable groups out there.
I don't think America will be a better place when more people, especially young people, smoke pot.
Sessions has yet to make such a commitment to respect state medical cannabis laws.
Experts are telling me there's more violence around marijuana than one would think. I am definitely not a fan of expanded use of marijuana. But states, they can pass the laws they choose. I would just say, it does remain a violation of federal law t[...]
Parents will say, 'I use it moderately and I'm fine with it, so it's really benign and not a problem if my kid uses it,'.
Parents will say, I use it moderately and I'm fine with it, so it's really benign and not a problem if my kid uses it.
The president understands the pain and suffering that many people go through who are facing, especially terminal diseases, and the comfort that some of these drugs, including medical marijuana, can bring to them….
They're helping to legitimize marijuana. Marijuana is fast becoming cool and glamorous.
I think the states will still have the right to enforce their own laws. I think they will still let the states decide, but have more enforcement around it, or deploy more resources for the federal government to go after those committing any type of [...]
I always have concerns, but I did not take Spicer's comments to be as ominous as everyone else did ... it seemed to be an off-the-cuff comment. This is always serious, but it isn't as if the sky is falling. We are such a well-regulated, seed-to-sale[...]
Nothing the press secretary said indicates a specific plan or position the administration is taking.
Well, I think that is a question for the Department of Justice.I do believe you'll see greater enforcement of it. Because again there is a big difference between the medical use … that's very different from the recreational use, which is something t[...]
Well I think that's a question for the Department of Justice. I do believe you'll see greater enforcement of it. Because again there's a big difference between the medical use ... that's very different than the recreational use, which is something t[...]
Almost every single room had been converted for the wholesale production of cannabis plants, and there was a large amount of evidence of previous crops. This was an enormous set up.
This country has evolved and I would hope that our federal leaders have evolved as well.
When you think about a cannabis product or service, it doesn't lend itself to all of your traditional types of advertising and marketing, not only because of legality but because you have a very curious consumer - we're going to make a gross general[...]
So if you have a clueless, curious person, even if you were a cannabis enthusiast, how could you really be educated [about the product] unless it was part of your job or your life's passion? This combination – of clueless and curious - is very inter[...]
The trends are leaning towards use-cases specific markets – this is good for a concert, this is good for date night, this is good for Sunday morning.
"It's not so much the attorney general's job to decide what laws to enforce. We should do our job and enforce laws effectively as we are able,"
When you start with no knowledge at all, it's rough. Nobody in our agency ever grew marijuana, so how are we supposed to develop best practices? It hasn't gotten a lot more warm and fuzzy. I think they look at us as, What an annoyance!' I mean, they[...]
It's huge. No longer will we be punishing adults for using a safer substance than alcohol. We're not making criminals out of thousands of Mainers who choose to use marijuana.
Burned my first legal 'J' on my front porch. I tried to get others to join me, but it was late.
We've gone from a campaign to doing everything we can to mitigate the risk. The statehouse will provide the voice for the half of Maine that said no to Question One.
This means that we are moving toward fines... and that criminal prosecutions will only be used as a last resort. Police will be able to redirect resources ... away from normative personal users and focus instead on dangerous drugs.
Those who are severely ill need to get the best possible treatment and that includes health insurance funds paying for cannabis as a medicine for those who are chronically ill if they can't be effectively treated any other way.
Our constituents think it is time for lawmakers to pass this legislation, and we should listen to them. If we fail to pass the bill this year, we will lose significant ground to Massachusetts.
Product that was illegal, but was a big market, is become a standard one. It's a big industry that is just starting, and with an interesting future.
Public opinion has completely changed on the subject. Every single poll all around the world is showing that people now are in favor of relaxation or legalization.
This is political warfare. There is no respect in Washington for the marijuana movement or its business interest right now.
We have seen people address marijuana. We've seen liquor addressed.
Mainers will no longer be punished for using a substance that is safer than alcohol. We look forward to working with the legislature to ensure a timely implementation of Question 1, which will provide adults with a legal way to purchase marijuana fr[...]
What the industry needs is a sustainable solution that services the entire industry instead of tinkering around the edges. You don't have to be fully in favor of legalized marijuana to know that it helps no one to force these businesses outside the [...]
There is nothing I can do until the legislature gives me money to set up the infrastructure.I don't think that they realize what they have done. we need to sit down and look at this.
The cannabis from California, for the Tijuanenses, or residents of Tijuana, has become, for the great majority, a luxury item. Quite a paradoxical phenomenon.
This short delay will allow the necessary time for the legislature to work with stakeholders on improving the new law. Luckily, we are in a position where we can learn from the experiences of other states to implement the most responsible recreation[...]
We're very disappointed with what they did and with the way they did it. We're disappointed that they extended this awkward period we're in now where possession is legal but sales are not.
Public safety doesn't decrease with increased access to marijuana, rather it improves.
Instead of seeing an increase in fatalities, we saw a reduction, which was totally unexpected.
We don't know the public health consequences of those types of policy changes yet.
Sound public policy should be based on data that are meticulously collected and thoughtfully analyzed. The evolving status of marijuana in the United States provides a critical opportunity for us to do so.
Across the country there has been a decreased perception of risk and an increase in marijuana use among adolescents.
Medical marijuana, medical? I'm in favor of it a hundred percent.
Although more research is needed, there is strong reason to believe marijuana could be harmful to fetal development. Women who are pregnant should avoid using marijuana, even though it might seem like a 'natural' solution to their nausea.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests that physicians refrain from prescribing or suggesting the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes during preconception, pregnancy, and lactation. This is particularly important in the[...]
If you build a culture and recruit a group of people that really represent what your brand is, you don't need to advertise. The brand recognition will follow.
A good analogy would be Intel chips. Whether you're buying an Apple or a Dell, you're looking for Intel inside as a mark of quality.
Be professional, that's really the best advice. Have education and information behind your brand.
We were not going to be using swirly, psychedelic colors. We're going to be using the chance to put the name 'Tweed' on the package.
If you've been able to build a brand presence ahead of potentially more restrictive rules on advertising, you're going to have a leg up.
We had a board member who introduced the idea back in June who indicated he felt the need for this because of the distance and response time (from law enforcement) as well as all the (potential) trouble from marijuana grows.
Ultimately, we are moving toward taking the existing marijuana market in Massachusetts and bringing it above board.
Yesterday this would have been a $100 fine.
When you look at Jeff Sessions' comments around marijuana, you can't help but be worried. Until we see the way they are going to move, it's difficult to say.
I don't think they're going to aggressively go after the businesses and I really don't think they're going to start arresting patients. I cannot imagine individuals in Mississippi want their tax dollars to go toward breaking up medical marijuana bus[...]
Within certain limits, the new law authorizes some conduct that had previously been prohibited. Beyond those limits, however, possession, cultivation and distribution of marijuana remain illegal under state law.
I am both celebrating and worrying that the law might not be implemented properly.
The only limitation is how willing they are to tread on the will of their constituents.
It's been years that we've been fighting for acknowledgment and approval and recognition of the medical and therapeutic uses of cannabis, and today we finally have something.
"Clearly our public health prevention efforts, as well as policy changes to reduce availability, are working to reduce teen drug use, especially among eighth graders". "However, when 6 percent of high school seniors are using marijuana daily, and ne[...]
Clearly our public health prevention efforts, as well as policy changes to reduce availability, are working to reduce teen drug use, especially among eighth graders. However, when 6 percent of high school seniors are using marijuana daily, and new s[...]
The war has not been won and won't be won. It makes no sense for a peasant who grows marijuana to be convicted or killed when marijuana is legal in eight US states. It's time to change our strategy.
... The issue that's really important is how do we do what's best for the players? But I understand that it's a perception issue around the country and the NFL, NBA, it's a business, so you don't want your customers thinking, These guys are a bunch [...]
First, I'm disappointed it didn't work. I really wanted some relief and I didn't get it. Having done the research it was well worth a try. You can see it with our country, our country is starting to wisen up on the medicinal marijuana side. I hope w[...]
I'm actually kind of glad it became an issue because I think it's a very important issue to talk about, having gone through a tough spell over the last year with my own recovery back surgery, a lot of pain, chronic pain.
Steve's open-minded, and obviously with the way the world's going, if there's anything you can do that's medicinal, people are all for it, especially when there's stuff like Crohn's disease out there, glaucoma, a bunch of stuff, cancer. But not recr[...]
I'm always struck every time I'm home on the couch watching a sporting event, some drug commercial comes on, they show these happy people jumping in a lake, rowing a boat, then you just wait for the qualifier. Side effects include suicidal thoughts [...]
I guess maybe I can even get in some trouble for this, but I've actually tried it twice during the last year and a half, when I've been going through this chronic pain that I've been dealing with. A lot of research, a lot of advice from people, and [...]
I would hope so, and I'm not a pot person. It doesn't agree with me.
He's a public figure with some notoriety making a statement. It brings more attention to a cause for something that people feel like there needs to be a shift in the way we monitor it and change things. Obviously somebody of his stature can give a l[...]
I have no idea if I would, maybe I would have failed a drug test, I don't even know if I'm subject to a drug test or any laws from the NBA. I tried it and it didn't help at all.
When you walk into a job interview, being able to say, I have trained myself on this, I have gone through a school and have a certificate that says I am competent in the cannabis industry' is definitely a leg up from somebody who doesn't have any ba[...]
While there are elements I do not and will not support, I don't wish to divide the Dail (parliament). I share the concerns of patients who believe that cannabis should be a treatment option for certain medical conditions and I recognize the urgency [...]
I am in the process of making the strains available to those who would like to enjoy the authentic Gonzo strains in legal states. I am looking forward to making the authentic strains available in legal states to support the farm and the scholarships.
We have ski industries out here, and if they really took a hard line on marijuana use, they would have to shut down.
Yes, you may be able to have (marijuana) at home, but that doesn't mean it's OK in the workplace.
Certainly given some of the medical research out there, marijuana is going to be one of the substances we talk a look at.
We have made progress. How do we keep that progress going? A key part is making sure people have insurance coverage. Marijuana is in fact addictive.
It's the sensible thing to do. This is about personal responsibility and respecting adults who want to have a place to enjoy cannabis.
Back in 2012, marijuana legalization passed with a strong majority in Denver ... and now about four years later, I-300 passed with a much smaller margin. We think many voters voted in favor of marijuana legalization, but didn't want to see marijuana[...]
This is a victory for cannabis consumers who, like alcohol consumers, simply want the option to enjoy cannabis in social settings. It is also a victory for the city of Denver, its diverse neighborhoods and those who don't consume cannabis, as it wil[...]
The entire goal of this initiative is to provide adults with private places where they can consume cannabis so they're not consuming in public.
In terms of marijuana and legalization, I think that should be a state issue, state-by-state. I really think that we should study Colorado, see what's happening.
Our landslide success really affirms that public opinion to legalize marijuana is not the minority opinion, and it is clear that it is here to stay.
Marijuana legalization is now supported by a growing number of Republicans, a majority of Republican millennials and by a number of people in the marijuana industry. It's also progressed pretty far. Shutting it down would not be an easy thing to do.
Every state [that has legalized recreational or medical marijuana] has used those guidelines as the North Star on how to write your new state law. So we have no idea ... whether a Trump administration will send in the DEA or FBI to shut down Califor[...]
We knew if it passed here, there probably wouldn't be any states that could stop it. As the old saying goes, we were 'thinking nationally but acting locally.
You don't do ballot initiatives, at least with the limited resources we have, in order to persuade people to vote for something.
You start off with the majority in your favor and try to hang on as the election approaches and ward off scare tactics.
The end of prohibition is near, and it would be a mistake for the federal government to continue waging war on its own nonviolent citizens. How do you ask a DEA agent to be the last man to enforce a mistake? These votes send a clear message to feder[...]
I think medical should happen – right? Don't we agree? And then I really believe we should leave it up to the states.
This is the beginning of the end of the war on marijuana in the United States.
I'm not necessarily stoked nor surprised. I am very happy that the war on cannabis in California is finally over.
I'm thrilled. I'm so excited that California can now move forward.
We are, of course, disappointed.
Various states with large populations are voting on marijuana legislation on Tuesday, Nov. 8, including California for recreational use and Florida for medical use. Polls point to favorable votes both in California and Florida.
Once recreational marijuana is legalized in a state, SMG has seen on average a 2x jump in its hydroponics business in that state.
It's changed in the minds of these voters from being like cocaine to being like beer.
That's what's going on with cannabis testing. Breath, oral, fluid, saliva – all of them are competing to come out with the easiest, greatest devices. Maybe those devices aren't ready for prime time yet, but everybody wants to get the patents. As far[...]
Cannabis technology will soar, but the federal government will decline to solve the problems around banking, transportation and interstate commerce.
Marijuana is the big one this year with nine measures. It's part of a year or more trend toward states allowing marijuana for recreation. Other states are adopting medical marijuana.
There's a little bit of hype. The good thing about the U.S. is if there's a way to make a dollar, you can bet people will be lined up around the block to make the next best mousetrap. That's what's going on with cannabis testing. Breath, oral, fluid[...]
These numbers are designed to make government drool and say, How much can we get out of our cultivators and farmers? The farmers are not doing that well. People are barely getting by.
If the industry takes off, the revenue could be life-changing for this community.
It ends up costing more in the end.
It's recognition of, our current system prohibiting marijuana hasn't worked and it's cost a lot of money. Some of it is a symptom of our Congress and even our local state legislature not taking up the issues the people want.
It allows you to produce products, which are cannabis products but let somebody else, the licensees, deal with the regulatory issues and the regulatory conflict we have between the feds and the states.
Right now I'm looking at about nine companies. There are so many good ones.
For us it's a technology play. We don't want to be breaking the law.
The marijuana industry is emerging as another form of recreation and entertainment. Given the casino industry's difficulties attracting millennials, marijuana is probably perceived as a direct competitor with casinos for entertainment dollars. Anoth[...]
I think it will be as much of a challenge for us as it will be a boon for us, because there's no place in the world like Vegas.
It's somewhere you do things you wouldn't normally do. Have fun, party, do things you wouldn't do at home. Take a picture and brag about it.
I don't know that this is a game changer in terms of tourism. We're really known for other things. You may attract people or turn them off.
I really think this would be the third-largest market in the country.
It's well established that the majority of Americans now believe that the responsible use of marijuana by adults should not be a criminal offense.
We're seeing a massive transformation from an illicit economy worth tens of billions of dollars into a legal economy that will probably be worth even more than that. Legalizing marijuana, taxing and regulating it, is not going to solve a state's bud[...]
If all nine initiatives were to pass, we'd have approximately 62 percent of the US population living in a state where medical or adult-use cannabis access is legal. That's huge.
It's certainly quite a bit of revenue. It's enough to pay for some extra police or some extra teachers, but you're just not going to be able to replace many of your other taxes with that revenue.
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Forcing him off the medical marijuana and forcing him to return to addictive opioids would impair his Sixth Amendment right to participate fully in his defense and his Fifth (Amendment) right to due process.
There's not a single human being who thinks there is any benefit at all in forcing marijuana business to be conducted on an all-cash basis.
If you don't have a little fear going into this because of the illegality at the federal level, you're probably not the person to do this job.
This was a problem created by federal law, and it needs a federal solution.
We're not being asked to go over to the gun dealer and ask them if they're making appropriate background checks.
I feel like a gangster.
Our program is designed with eyes on the business, eyes on the owner, eyes on the money.
More people have direct experience with marijuana or know someone who has, and that leads to it being demystified.
I'm trying to put a new face on what cannabis is.
I like to consume before I go swimming. For me, that's really helpful. About halfway through the swim I get bored, and it kicks in and it gives me focus. The guy next to me might drown because he ate that cannabis, so it affects everyone differently.
It is appropriate that the marijuana that was found in the vehicle come in during the course of the trial if the defense so chooses to present that.
It will end traditional marijuana farming like this.
You're going to see cannabis grow at levels people can't even fathom. It's going to bring all that business back to California.
There is a lot of risk. The business could get shut down in five or 10 years. Let's say it gets deregulated and the cost of cannabis comes down.
Given the difficulty of financing the cannabis space we're perfectly happy with the proposed relationship with a company like IIP. There is a tremendous opportunity in the cannabis space. This is the ground floor of a brand-new industry.
Australia has moved to the forefront of medical marijuana by leveraging Canadian expertise.
Israel has been at the forefront of medical cannabis research for years now. They've been creating a fertile environment for medical research.
We don't see that size of investment activity anywhere in the world for a single company in the cannabis marketplace. Canada is the most mature of the legal cannabis marketplaces in the world.
There is an industry there that's ripe for growth.
It looks a lot like the California industry did in the late '90s and early 2000s, where you have a quasi-legal situation happening, where the public is fine with it and the government is OK with it, but it's not yet taxed and regulated. There is an [...]
It's more clear than ever that legalization is the future. More politicians – presidential candidates included – would do themselves a big favor to take note of the clear trend and then vocally support legislation catering to the growing majority of[...]
It's concerning to me that cannabis legalization hasn't received much attention during this election cycle. Six states have full adult-use legalization on the ballot, yet what do the candidates have to say?
The Sacramento region should be to cannabis what Detroit is to automobiles in terms of both a center of innovation as well as production. This region has the ability to be to cannabis what Sonoma and Napa are to wine.
We talk with the (marijuana) grower to understand what traits they saw in the marijuana . . . whether it's earthy notes, citrus notes, herbal notes, things that we could play off.
The hydroponics market taps into marijuana demand and the company now has a growth option that we think an investor is able to capture for about the price of the traditional business.
It's really hard to say right now how much these companies will be worth.
These are very risky stocks and not all of them are going to survive.
That shut us out completely out of the recreational market, which was our original strategy.
They literally vanished within a three-month time period. The commerce they created, the jobs, it's all gone. They're spending their money somewhere else.
We just want a level playing field. We're just looking for reasonable regulation.
The fertilizers and pesticides used are polluting the ground and the water table ... It's an environmental disaster, aside from the fact that today's high potency marijuana is extremely harmful [to users].
Conventional wisdom for decades has been that there are certain issues that will increase voter turnout to benefit certain parties. Democrats have relied on marijuana measures for that purpose for a long time. They claim that they're very successful[...]
We already have over 50,000 illegal outdoor cultivation sites that are destroying our natural resources. The fertilizers and pesticides used are polluting the ground and the water table ... It's an environmental disaster, aside from the fact that to[...]
I think, without question, we are going to win California, and I really do believe that is the ultimate tipping point for this issue nationwide.
I think it's safe to say that turnout will be higher because of having these issues on the ballot. I'm not as comfortable claiming that it's going to be a huge advantage for one party or the other.
The increase of kids' use has gone up dramatically. Many of those kids get into drugs, gangs and crime ... The social costs have been identified.
It's an illegal drug by federal standards for good reason.
There's nothing more powerful when you're trying to affect social change than having examples out there that are actually working.
They can't really make those arguments effectively today because we have more than two years of a track record in Colorado and Washington.
There would be nothing in Maine to prevent a young person from having marijuana. We're asking, was it purposeful, or was it just gross negligence? If it's gross negligence, I'm not sure I want those people writing drug policy.
It's still looked down upon as a not-very-sophisticated thing. If I asked my mom or my dad what they smell, they're going to say, skunk,' or, It smells like marijuana.' But it's like wine or anything else. There's more flavor profile there.
I am not a savant with this. I enjoy (marijuana) occasionally. I enjoy it with friends. I'm learning more about it.
I have also munched out after being at the bar and drinking martinis and thinking, Taco Bell sounds great.
This is not a mainstream programme.
We're looking at training qualified employees to meet the needs of industry, versus training students at large.
We are asking farmers to come out from behind the curtain, but not providing the assurances they need. This law is setting the state up for failure.
It's really a step in enhancing public safety and making sure that marijuana is out of the hands of children.
We want to ensure that people genuinely know the difference between a Duncan Hines brownie and a marijuana brownie, just by looking at it.
They look in the car and they see the marijuana, they don't act. They see the gun and they think they need to.
But they're clearly paying close attention.
This is not just about hash. It's about organized crime and violence. I hope that what we're seeing today is an attempt to actively help the police.
There is no credible justification for a 'marijuana exception' to the US Constitution. Responsible adults who use cannabis in a manner that is compliant with the laws of their states ought to receive the same legal rights and protections as do other[...]
Since launching the program, the Department has worked closely with doctors, patients and registered organizations to gather information relevant to strengthening the program in anticipation of the required two-year report. We are constantly evaluat[...]
This is indicative of the first wave of issues that a jurisdiction has to deal with when they decide to regulate cannabis.
For the most part, after the issue is really looked at… they come on board through the practical necessity that people need counsel and that this is legal under state law.
I don't think you take it lying down. You force the issue. It sometimes requires working within the current system and having a dialogue with the bar association and members to bring about change.
In Mexico there is a lot of biases and there is a lack of information on these types of expos in society. These types of expos are very important so that people can remove the stigma of marijuana and the people who consume marijuana are criminals. I[...]
It's not only the broad spectrum of conditions and ailments that they've put out there, but also the broad spectrum of health care practitioners that can recommend it.
Part of the reason I think why a lot of people want to get these licenses now is that they imagine that adult-use legalization will come sometime, and they will already have a brand and a market and customers and really have an advantage if the mark[...]
It's failed in other states because they've been too restrictive about the kinds of diseases and ailments that could be utilized by physicians, and I think in Maryland they've taken the opposite approach, which generates the interest because they ap[...]
I think it was a balanced decision and isn't surprising to the scientific community.
The DEA's decision flies in the face of choices made freely by voters in Oregon and many other states about the legality of marijuana.
We are tethered to science and bound by statute.
If the scientific understanding about marijuana changes – and it could change – then the decision could change. But we will remain tethered to science, as we must, and as the statute demands.
This is a good day for science. This shows that the federal government is flexible on legitimate research but is nowhere near wanting to legalize marijuana.
To use cannabis in that sense for pain relief instead of the usual things you're able to use now, like opioids, is hands down why you would use it.
Fewer opioid prescriptions in medical marijuana states might be a good thing, but I am concerned about the overall quality of care delivered in medical marijuana specialty clinics.
The results show that marijuana might be beneficial with diverting people away from opioids.
We're interested in presenting a forum for all sides of deep community conversations about marijuana, its history, politics, culture and impacts on our state.
Marijuana in general doesn't take up much shelf space. You can have a reasonably small space dispensary or store and fit a lot of product into it.
Marijuana is one of the most profitable industries in the United States.
There's been a lot of marijuana-related investments into California.
The dangers of marijuana are pretty clear in terms of motorist safety, criminal activity, impacts on society. We don't believe that decriminalization will upend the black market.
These statistics clearly debunk the theory that making marijuana legal for adults will result in more teen use.
Kind's strategic industry positioning, experienced team and top-notch-technology running in the Microsoft Azure Government cloud, made for an easy decision to align efforts. Kind agreed that Azure Government is the only cloud platform designed to me[...]
I think the best thing for us is to allow our regular customers to have an opportunity to not have to wait in line. And we know who they are; they come in and everything is ready to go.
Tobacco use is clearly detrimental to fetal health, and therefore baby health. It is very likely that marijuana use shares some of the untoward effects. To optimize fetal health and the health of the child, it is best to avoid use of marijuana and t[...]
Our goal is to provide the best care for seriously ill people. We want the costs of patients using medical marijuana to be covered by their health insurance plans when there is no other cure.
I ended up giving her her first dose and weaning her off her seizure meds, and I'm telling you the raging stopped, completely stopped.
I'm not advocating for recreational use. It's for my daughter. She actually has a quality of life now. We've been doing it for a year-and-a-half now and we're not going to stop.
I was still worried that the Department of Family Services would take my daughter away. I was still worried the sheriff ... would show up at my door and arrest me ... but after I saw her teachers walking her out like that, that was it. I didn't care[...]
There are some pretty tenacious parents who are fighting.
Our country has suffered the harmful effects of drug-linked organised crime. Thankfully, a new global consensus is gradually gathering steam in favour of a reform to the international drug regime.
This initiative would allow us to authorise the use of medicine derived from marijuana and/or its active ingredients.
Back in the day, candy cigarettes desensitized kids to the dangers of tobacco - and today, pot-infused gummy bears send the wrong message to our kids about marijuana.
Cannabis is still illegal on the federal level, so it makes investing very risky.
In the United States it's easier to study heroin than marijuana. With marijuana you have to go through added layers of government red tape. It highlights the way marijuana research is being shackled by politics.
Cannabinoid research was and still is viewed positively by government committees. law enforcement was not involved in study approval.
We are committed, as you know, to making sure that Canadians who require marijuana for medical purposes have appropriate access to that.
Our study found that regular cannabis users experienced downward social mobility and more financial problems such as troubles with debt and cash flow than those who did not report such persistent use. Regular long-term users also had more antisocial[...]
These findings did not arise because cannabis users were prosecuted and had a criminal record. Even among cannabis users who were never convicted for a cannabis offense, we found that persistent and regular cannabis use was linked to economic and so[...]
At the end of the day, if officials in Nebraska and Oklahoma are upset about how much time and resources their police are spending on marijuana cases, as they said in their briefs, they should join Colorado in replacing prohibition with legalization[...]
I'm proud of the legal team in my office that successfully defended this complicated case. I continue to believe that this lawsuit was not the way to properly address the challenges posed by legalized marijuana. But the problems are not going away. [...]
If you want to prescribe actual medical marijuana, a real doctor is reluctant to do it because there is no uniform standard, and all you really want is the pure cannabinoid. This is a way to get rid of a terrible, terrible drug, oxycodone.
We know that when people use marijuana, they overeat. And they tend to eat things that are yummy and rewarding.
The market for medicinal cannabis in Australia is substantial. The number of patients that could be targeted could be people with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, while there is the other spectrum of people with chronic pain.
Recreational marijuana users use it to get high, to benefit from the transient change it produces. But this transient effect might have long term consequences on the way the brain processes information and could also have direct toxic effects on neu[...]
People who used occasionally in their 20s and discontinue as most cannabis users do, are at low risk of developing any cognitive impairment. But cannabis is a drug, and like all drugs, it can harm users when used in particular ways. This message nee[...]
The politics in this city is absolutely appalling, and those fired will get their jobs back. How many people have to tell us this was a justified shooting? It's tragic that it went down this way, but at the end of the day, two people high on crack c[...]
It's likely a market that is of some interest to the company, but not immediate interest.
Undertaking phase one studies is highly specialist work.
Well, from the time I was 15 and after, where I come from, which is the municipality of Badiraguato, I was raised in a ranch named La Tuna, in that area, and up until today, there are no job opportunities. The only way to have money to buy food, to [...]
They're trying to put the medical back in medical marijuana and not make it the farce that it has become in some states.
Actually, what they're making an attempt to do is near legitimatize med marijuana.
This program is designed to be politically expedient. It is not designed to best address the needs of legitimate patients who could most likely benefit from medical cannabis, or to provide them reasonable or appropriate access. At best, it could be [...]
This ruling will open the door to a broad debate on the best way to regulate marijuana consumption. We need to establish measures so people clearly know which are or aren't the adverse effects of marijuana use.
The problems with consumption don't come from the regulation the law establishes. The law establishes this regulation for the very purpose of facing the negative consequences marijuana consumption has on our society.
Today is a historic day, not only for Uruguay, but the whole world. Uruguay is the first country to regulate the marijuana market. There is a big stake now for social organisations to continue working for the efficiency of this programme. But today,[...]
We won't lock people up who take marijuana in fact lets have some European countries regulate marijuana.
Multiple cameras would allow us to use some advanced biometrics to make absolutely sure that the person who swiped that card is the owner of that card.
IQ is important for all sorts of things in life. It predicts how well you do educationally, then predicts how well you do in the job market. It also predicts how you end up health-wise.
We've seen just recently that the federal government, through the Obama administration, has given what the Denver Post referred to as a 'yellow light' – meaning, look, we're going to open the door to some sort of legitimized banking, but don't abuse[...]
You can really stack inventory in a safe manner in a concentrated area.
In South America you find pipes going back 4,000 years and in Europe, you know scarified poppy heads turn up in Neolithic tombs, in China cannabis seeds and plants in very ancient burials and it's probable, I think, that there isn't a beginning to t[...]
The real problem is not this herbal mix, the real problem is that we found synthetic cannabinoïds in certain batches. They have similar effects to cannabis. In this package, nobody knows how much is in it, there is no experience, we don't know anyth[...]
I was asked, I answered, it was more than 25 years ago and I did it a few times….it was wrong…because it was against the law.
The configuration of the premises is such that all of the drugs, which will be used for criminal trials, are stocked in an office all together and the station stinks. That makes, more or less, one year that it has built up, we arrive at astronomical[...]
This law is part of the problem, not part of the solution.