Kansas could soon become one of the next states to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. On Monday, the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee heard testimony over a proposal aimed at legalizing marijuana for patients suffering from debilitating conditions. If approved, patients with severe health issues, including cancer, chronic pain, and epilepsy, would have access to cannabis medicine with a doctor’s recommendation. Similar bills have been introduced in the past, but failed to gain any traction within the confines of the legislative brass. There is hope that the ever-changing landscape surrounding the marijuana movement may persuade lawmakers to give some serious consideration to the issue in 2017.
During the meeting, the Senate panel heard testimony from a number of pro-pot supporters, including the American Civil Liberties Union. A representative for the Kansas chapter told lawmakers that a patient’s healthcare should be determined by a doctor – not a bunch of politicians. The Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police was also on hand to offer its opposition to the bill. Ed Klumpp, a lobbyist for the organization, told the panel that legalizing marijuana in any capacity would make it more difficult for law enforcement to stop the illegal marijuana trade. As it stands, over half the nation has a medical marijuana program in place similar to what is being proposed in Kansas.
A recent report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine found that marijuana is effective for pain, nausea associated with chemotherapy, muscle spasms and insomnia. The study authors concluded that more research is needed to determine the herb’s efficacy on conditions ranging from cancer to epilepsy.
Kevin Smith’s New Comedy Is Called ‘Hollyweed’ And It’s All About Working At A Marijuana Dispensary
On Saturday night, while it was dumping snow outside, I watched Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back for the first time since my junior year in college. I’ve watched that movie 100 times – usually heavily under the influence of THC. It’s easily a top 20 stoner flick when you just want to space out and laugh at something incredibly stupid, like Blunt Man and Chronic having a lightsaber battle with Cock Knocker, as played by Mark Hammill – Luke Skywalker himself. Don’t get me wrong – The other ’90s Kevin Smith movies with Jay and Silent Bob are great too, but Strike Back is so over-the-top ridiculous that it makes the 9th grade me giggle inside. As a Kevin Smith fan, I’m beyond excited for his latest project.
It’s a comedy called Hollyweed and all about the workers at a marijuana dispensary in Lalaland. Smith himself will star in it, so we’ll get a taste of what Talking Bob is like behind the counter of the legal weed biz. The project, written, directed by and starring Smith, is set in a Los Angeles cannabis dispensary. It follows two potheads, played by Smith and Donnell Rawlings, who battle a neighboring cookie magnate played by Kristin Bauer van Straten and enlist the help of a charming porn star played by Frankie Shaw, to help them navigate the ups and downs of managing a small business in their quest for profits and the perfect bud. Spark those bongs and cross your fingers it gets picked up by Netflix.
Oh and a fun fact about Smith’s working title Hollyweed: The Hollywood sign was famously changed to Hollyweed back in 1976 when California finally started to chill with its weed laws.
Ohio may have decided against the legalization of weed, but Colorado is pushing forward! It looks as if those denizens in the Centennial State who were initially annoyed by the statewide legalization of marijuana vote might find themselves even more irked when their future children’s schools are built using the revenue from selling legal weed. Yes, that’s right, Colorado is officially allowing the revenue made from selling pot to be used to build up the public infrastructure, including schools. The group of investors have already fronted $4 million dollars for the legalization campaign and has plans to raise more capital, a total of $10 million to upstart ten pot farms in the state. With the 2016 presidential elections coming, some people are curious as to their stance on the legalization of marijuana.
Well, guess what: even though not all of them are for the legalization, it seems that most have actually smoked it. While we can undoubtedly lend our thanks and praise to his wonderful writing abilities, it looks like now we may know where he garnered much of his inspiration: smoking weed. Yes, it’s being reported that there have been traces of pot found in Shakespeare’s 400-year-old tobacco pipes, which have been dug up from the playwright’s garden. The war on legalizing marijuana nationwide is forging on, folks. It’s being reported that Oregon has now legalized pot for those over the age of 21.
No, it’s not lung cancer; Chong was recently diagnosed with rectal cancer. The G-Unit emcee continues facing several legal issues. He’s underwent several mandatory drug tests ever since.