New Year Weed Laws & California Cannabis News

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2018 New Year Recreational Cannabis Guide

“FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR PEOPLE NEW TO CANNABIS”

What’s the difference between cannabis, marijuana, flower and weed?

Nothing! These words are interchangeable, but cannabis is the scientific term. Marijuana, flower, and weed are all used in a variety of conversational situations to refer to cannabis.

Where can I smoke?

Marijuana must be consumed in a private place. Smoking, eating or otherwise using marijuana in public is still illegal.

Is marijuana lab tested?

Testing will be required starting Jan 1, 2018 for any cannabis harvested on/after Jan. 1 or any cannabis product manufactured on/after Jan 1.

I don’t want to get high, but want to use cannabis medicinally, what should I look for?

CBD is a popular option for those looking to get the medical benefits of cannabis without the high. CBD products are available in most cannabis product types, from vape cartridges to topicals.

I don’t want to inhale smoke, but want to enjoy a cannabis high, what should I try?

Vape pens, edibles, drinks and tinctures are a great way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without smoking.

Can I walk into a dispensary on Jan. 1, 2018 and buy marijuana?

Yes, if you’re 21 or 18 you can access cannabis recreationally or medically, respectively. Keep in mind, however, that while marijuana is legal for adults in the state of California, local counties and municipalities also have their own set of rules that regulate how retail businesses operate.

Can I still get Medical Cannabis?

Yes, if you’re over the age of 18 physicians may still recommend medical cannabis. Depending upon the condition, people under 18 can obtain a recommendation with their parent or guardian’s permission. California medical patients will need to obtain an ID card issued by the Department of Health.

[The above copy is from
weedmaps.com
, 1-4-18. ~Editor]

2028: recreational cannabis is here in California.
2028: recreational cannabis is here in California.

Marijuana Meme: Harry Anslinger, Legalize The Leaf and stop the pot race war

Marijuana Meme: Harry Anslinger

Legalize The Leaf and stop the pot race war

Editorial by Bob Yunger

Harry Anslinger was the first head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, retiring at age 70 during Kennedy’s term. He died at 83 in his hometown of Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1973, completely blind and suffering from angina. The exact words may be disputed, if he used “satanic” as an adjective or not to describe their marijuana-driven music, but few can dispute the racist origins of the cannabis legislation that has landed millions behind bars for what has added up to thousands of years.

The following quote has been attributed to Harry Anslinger, but is disputed:

“Most marijuana smokers are Negroes, Hispanics, jazz musicians, and entertainers. Their satanic music is driven by marijuana, and marijuana smoking by white women makes them want to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and others. It is a drug that causes insanity, criminality, and death — the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind.”

Here’s a quote by Anslinger that’s sourced and not disputed:

“Here we have drug that is not like opium. Opium has all of the good of Dr. Jekyll and all the evil of Mr. Hyde. This drug is entirely the monster Hyde, the harmful effect of which cannot be measured. Some people will fly into a delirious rage, and they are temporarily irresponsible and may commit violent crimes. Other people will laugh uncontrollably. It is impossible to say what the effect will be on any individual. Those research men who have tried it have always been under control. They have always insisted upon that. … It is dangerous to the mind and body, and particularly dangerous to the criminal type, because it releases all of the inhibitions.”

For more fine reading try www.druglibrary.org/SCHAFFER/hemp/taxact/anslng1.htm

Harry Anslinger, First head of the D.E.A.
Harry Anslinger, First head of the D.E.A.