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A new poll has good news for Florida's medical marijuana initiative, pot decriminalization is one Senate vote away in New Hampshire, and more.
Colorado Racial Disparities in Teen Marijuana Arrests Worsen After Legalization. Teen marijuana arrests actually increased after legalization in Colorado, and so did racial disparities among those arrested, according to a new state report. White juvenile arrests dropped by 8%, while Latino arrests increased by 29% and black arrests increased by 58%. Among adults, marijuana arrests have decreased by nearly half, but racial disparities among those arrested grew slightly worse. In 2012, black people got busted at a rate almost double that of whites; in 2014, the rate was almost triple.
Florida Poll Has Majority Support for Legalization, Overwhelming Support for Medical Marijuana. A new Quinnipiac University poll has support for pot legalization at 56% and support for medical marijuana at 80%. Legalization isn't on the immediate horizon in the Sunshine State, but a medical marijuana initiative will be on the November ballot. A similar initiative was defeated in 2012 with 58% of the vote; it needed 60% to win because it was a constitutional amendment.
New Hampshire House Passes Decriminalization Bill. The House Wednesday voted 289-58 to approve Senate Bill 498, which was amended in committee to include provisions that would decriminalize the possession of up to a quarter ounce of marijuana. The bill now goes back to the Senate for approval.
Myanmar Opium Farmers Call for End to Eradication Until Alternatives are Found. The 4th Annual Myanmar Opium Farmers' Forum ended Monday with a call for recognition of the struggles of poppy farmers and no crop eradication without alternative development programs in place: "We grow opium because we are poor and do not have other livelihood opportunities to feed our families and send our children to school, as well as for medicinal and traditional uses. We are not involved in the drug trade, we are not criminals, and we are not commercial farmers. Some of us also grow it for traditional and medicinal uses. It is important to differentiate between small-holder farmers like us, and those people who grow opium commercially and/or who invest in it," the farmers said. "The government should not carry out any force eradication of our opium fields unless and until they have provided access to sustainable crop substitution programmes and alternative livelihoods to our communities. Eradication should especially not take place during the harvest season. By that time we have already invested a lot and also cannot grow another crop anymore that season." Myanmar is the world's second leading producer of opium, behind Afghanistan.
The discovery of the properties of CBD oil has given rise to a new form of alternative medicine. Unlike the medical community, which has been struggling to create a viable formula to treat serious and life-threatening ailments, CBD oil has been around for several years. There are a variety of different forms available in the United States that contain the CBD oil benefits of an organic plant. The most popular form is known as CBD hemp oil, this is made by steeping CBD Cannabidiol in hemp plants for a long period of time in order to extract the plant's CBD and other important nutrients. The result is a highly potent product, which contains the highest amount of the healing properties of the CBD oil benefits to offer.
The human body is designed to use various nutrients for healing purposes. Many of these nutrients are derived from plant sources such as CBD oil. As humans we have been eating plants since the beginning of time for the purpose of providing health benefits. Even though this has been the case, today's western diets are lacking in the essential nutrients we need to maintain our optimal health.
For centuries human beings have relied on plants to provide these natural nutrients to us. In today's modern world however, there is nothing natural about our diets. Most of our foods contain only the artificial additives and preservatives necessary to help keep them from decaying or rotting away. This can be very detrimental to our health in the short and long term.