US CANDIDATES ON MARIJUANA

Have you ever wondered what the front runners of the US Presidential would say about marijuana?

Wonder no more as in this post, you will discover some surprising facts about these front runners and their thoughts on weed.

Don’t worry if you may not be interested with what they have to say – you need to know (or at least expect) what they are going to do once they are elected in November!

US Presidential Candidate: Hillary Clinton

 

Until date, Hillary Clinton been pretty much in the neutral state when it comes to marijuana. Her wait-and-see approach is often considered neutral but if she had to takes side, she had once stated that states can serve as a testing ground for national policy.

Hillary Clinton isn’t entirely a supportive candidate for marijuana legalization but she does (and certainly) supports changing marijuana from a class I drug to a class II drug under the Controlled Substances Act.

What does class II drug mean to you?

Class II drugs are easier to be used by researchers in studying marijuana as a whole. With more research done, it allows more flexibility and indirect growth in the marijuana market itself.

US Presidential Candidate: Bernie Sanders

 

Bernie Sander’s take on marijuana usage is pretty much opposite from Hillary’s. For starters, he strongly believes that drug offenders shouldn’t be incarcerated. Instead, a different approach such as treatment is a better way for the Americans.

If you are wondering, Sander supports removing marijuana (completely) from the Controlled Substance Act. Because of the mindset that he has, he is the most pro-marijuana presidential candidate until date (compared to the rest).

US Presidential Candidate: Ted Cruz

 

Ted Cruz is more of a neutral party (in some way). For starters, he had recently softened his stance about marijuana usage and his willingness to allow states to decide on the weed law all together.

There are parties who are still skeptical of Cruz because he was quoted saying that he will vote against marijuana if it gets on the Texas ballot.

Does this mean that politicians cannot be trusted with their words? Go figure

US Presidential Candidate: Donald Trump

 

The man who people hate and love at the same time. The man who is outspoken and gaining a lot of ground thanks to his unique stand.

Donald Trump had yet to be seen talking a lot about marijuana. At this time of writing, he has yet to take a serious stand (or side) in the marijuana battle but it is a known fact that he supports the usage of marijuana in medical.

Both Trump and Cruz are agreeable that legalization laws on marijuana should be determined by the states themselves.

Summary

According to reports from various sites, Sanders is the biggest advocate to marijuana legalization while Cruz is the complete opposite. Overall, Democratic candidates are more willing to legalize marijuana while the Republicans seem to be pushing the ball over to the states for the final decision.

At this junction, it is safe to say that all the candidates are still accepting the usage and legalization of marijuana at state level (at least). Or maybe, they are just trying to play it safe to avoid losing market share.

DEA ASKS A TRIPLE INCREASE OF MARIJUANA SUPPLY FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH

Despite the raging issues arising because of the legalization of distribution, planting, and putting the marijuana plant in research, the Drug Enforcement Administration is even asking more of its stock. The federal government was requested to produce more marijuana, which is actually triple the number of what they are expecting from DEA. The research department demanded that additional of 900 pounds should be available for research in 2015.

Headed by Michele Leonhart, the DEA Administrator stated that the government needs more supply of marijuana because of the unanticipated demands for extensive research of this plant. The industrial needs of the United States clamor for more supply that the number required could go beyond what was projected for 2015. The initial request of 276 pounds now turns into 882 pounds.

It was against the federal law to produce and distribute in any form the addictive plant because of its high potency to disturbed mental functions. However, since DEA regulates the licenses of those industries and individuals who grow marijuana, it seems that this request for additional supply could happen. Another thing is that the request of DEA for more production of marijuana has awakened so many speculations and those who are in favor of the legalization of this plant are in full support. It was reported that this is already the second year that DEA requested for more supply.

DEA already released their statement that those who are registered manufactures were able to give promising better results, without causing any backlash. This means that all the users of the plant and even the research results came into a conclusion that this marijuana plant can be a good candidate to eliminate cancer cells. The recorded medical applications that involved marijuana as treatment are increasing this year. This is the reason why DEA would like to support more of the researches handled by experts in order to reveal what is good about using this plant for medicinal purposes, and not to prohibit its usage and production.

National Institute on Drug Abuse is one the producers of marijuana to supply the government needs. This agency is motivated enough to do the just with high consistency because of the results of the multiple studies, revealing that the compounds present on it could actually combat not just cancer, but other ailments.

So far, 23 states were granted to legally grow this plant under strict regulation to avoid any unwanted complaints of users being high. Small amounts of the plant are tolerable in some areas of Washington DC.

Even with this effort of the continuing battle of making the plant as a legal source of medicine, the federal government is still pushing that marijuana has still the dangerous substances that could cause mental disturbances. It is still under the label of “no currently accepted medical use.”

After 30 days, DEA would report any update of their proposed production increase, although the Federal Register is open for any comments

MARLEY NATURAL – FIRST GLOBAL CANNABIS BRAND

Mary natural is betting on becoming a global cannabis brand.

Bob Marley is a legend in everything; from reggae, song writing and even a world-renown guitarist. It has been over two decades since Bob Marley had passed but he will always be remembered. Now, he will even be remembered in the marijuana industry.

The people behind Marley Natural had launched a series of weed strains said to be associated with the late star. They believe that the Marley Natural’s brand is related to sophistication and the usage of marijuana must be kept classy. Yes, they are talking about their new line of product, Marley Natural’s marijuana which consists of Marley Green. Gold, Red and Black. Each of these comes with a distinct feature and type of strain to say the very least.

Critics are saying that Marley Natural are aiming at an existing market that doesn’t actually exist. Marijuana users are actually using it as a form of leisure and fun. Therefore, Marley Natural must be really good at targeting the right audience to ensure that they generate enough sales for both sustainability and growth.

At this point of writing, Marley Natural marijuana is only sold at selective Long Angeles dispensaries which once again, targeting higher end marijuana users. But, Marley Natural has their own secrets under their sleeves too!

Marley Natural are planning to expand their sales and marijuana product line of herbs and vaping pens to more stores in the United States (after the legal battle). By then, there will be a price different of at least $20 which will put Marley Natural’s marijuana products on an advantage.

One of the marketing extravaganza is the recent party at a luxurious mansion located in Hollywood Hills. Famous actors and musicians are invited over by Peter Thiel (PayPal co-founder) who has invested in Marley Natural’s parent company, Privateer Holdings. During the party, Marley Natural’s staff had been seen working hard in the gifting suite, where they explain the use of each product line to potential customers. One of the example is Marley Black which is said to be like ‘red wine’. It is extremely satisfying to use and often considered higher end compared to others in the product line. However, the product is also said to disappear the fastest due to low in THC and high in analgesic compound.

The marijuana industry also got some serious lifts thanks to the performance by Wiz Khalifa, Method Man and Redman as well as Stephen Marley who further boosted the marijuana economy.

Apart from that, Marley’s family received harsh comments as critics believe that they are allowing Silicon Valley firms to use the legend’s name and references to the Jamaican culture without providing any clear benefits to the country. Others have also commented (and attempted to guess) the reaction of Bob Marley on Marley Natural if the legend is still alive.

Privateer’s Public Relation director, Zack Hutson is found stating that the pricing strategy of Marley Natural is as of Starbucks, which convinced thousands and millions around the world that buying a cup of coffee at $5 is a normal thing to do. As for the record, the Privateer firm is known for being an evil moneymaking overlord as they are trying to sell and promote marijuana products at higher prices.

FACTS THAT MARIJUANA CAN BE USED FOR TREATING CANCER!

Rick Simpson is an early advocate for the usage of marijuana for medical treatment. Nova Scotia native has been fighting for his cause through the court system for years. By his side, he had people whose lives he saved by treating them with cannabis oil. He cured skin cancer, neurological post-concussion disorders, and lung cancer by using a banned plant. The authorities chose not recognize the importance of his findings, which is why Rick exiled himself to Amsterdam to continue his research. He certainly isn’t the only one who knows that it is possible to treat cancer with cannabis because a study from 1974 found that hemp  is effective when confronted with cancerous cells.

This research was funded by National Institutes of Health and conducted by the Medical College of Virginia in order to prove that cannabis is harmful to both brain cells and the immune system. Instead, scientists discovered that the healthy cells remain intact while brain cells of lab rats were being destroyed. These were not the results the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) was hoping for. The research was stopped and all the documentation of the project was destroyed. As the War on Drugs raged on in the following twenty years all studies on cannabis oil have been banned. In 1996 and 2006 the same college applied for grants to further study the effects of cannabis oil but was denied both times. In 2000 a  Spanish researcher, Dr. Manual Guzman asked for the findings of the 1974 study but, was refused access to  them. He issued the following statement:  “I am aware of the existence of that research. In fact, I have attempted many times to obtain the journal article on the original investigation by these people, but it has proven impossible.”

Why does the US government hide all these information and chooses to continue the War on Drugs? There are many theories regarding their reasons, but in the meantime we are failing to find out the scope of the benefits cannabis oil potentially has. Many patients die because of the inadequate treatment, while doctors refuse to acknowledge this alternative method of treatment.  Testimonials of people who cured themselves are available online, and people as old as 80 have managed to overcome this deadly illness. However, it is not enough to just take the cannabis oil treatment because a full diet and a change of lifestyle are important parts of the process. By inducing apoptosis into the blood cells cannabis cuts of the food supply to the cancerous cells.

Smoking marijuana isn’t the best way to utilize cannabis in the battle against cancer because using vaporizers or cannabis oil has proven to be more effective. In rare cases, doctors have stopped the standard treatments on patients who were trying this alternative method, it remains to be seen how the rest of the scientific community responds. Selfless people like Rick Simpson help to spread the awareness that anti-drug agencies and governments are keeping the valuable information away from the mass media and are consciously helping the medical companies who seem like they don’t want to find the cure for the deadliest disease on Earth.