Frequently asked questions
While there are many theories about the reasons for such draconian legislation behind the cannabis plant, there’s no doubting the combined effects of the cotton industry, tobacco industry, and “reefer madness” culture in the prohibition of cannabis in the United States.
30 of the 50 U.S. states have currently legalized the medical or recreational use of marijuana (cannabis). Other states are either completely illegal or have moved forward in efforts to decriminalize users caught in possession of the “drug”.
Think about this – between the years of ’01 and ’08, 8.8 million people in the United States were arrested on marijuana related charges. To ensure a safe future for our cannabis-using friends and family, we need to protect them from such harsh, unfair laws.
Be sure to stay updated on the current legal status of cannabis in your state. Consider joining a local cannabis organization that aims for legalization by pushing new bills, legislation, change, social movements, ect.
There are many noted benefits to consuming cannabis that often go overlooked due to the taboo of smoking. However, ways to consume cannabis include not just smoking but also ingestion and topical application both of which are clearly healthier.
If you find yourself under legal trouble due to a cannabis-related charge in your state, finding the right attorney to defend your case may be an extremely wise decision, considering the scope and penalties of the persecuting crime.
Luckily, there have been many examples lately of U.S. courts throwing out marijuana charges in the states that have legalized or decriminalized the plant. However, the remaining illegal states may lead to a difficult case if caught breaking any marijuana laws.
Unfortunatly, under U.S. law the seeds of the plant are considered part of the whole. Such frustrating laws make the import and export of cannabis seeds a challenge for the legal and medical states in country.