9.- Washington D.C.- In November 2014, the premises of the American capital voted for the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes. The standard was approved in 2015 and allows the possession of 56 grams and can be given up to 28 grams if there is no commercial exchange. Even in California, the first state to approve the use of medical marijuana in 1996, up to 80% of cannabis sales remain outside the law. Number of plants authorized for cultivation: 12 mature plants, 12 immature plants; More is allowed if there are several owners who grow cooperatively. Marijuana plants must be stored indoors. Nurses must be at least 21 years old and must not care for more than 5 qualified patients. A written certificate from the doctor is required. Eligible patients must be admitted to a confidential state registry. Medical marijuana use cards for non-residents are recognized in Rhode Island. Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace, who used cannabis to treat depression after sexual assault, introduced bipartisan legislation this year to effectively legalize cannabis and create a regulatory framework at the federal level. In 1978, a Louisiana legislature introduced a bill that allowed doctors to prescribe medical cannabis for the treatment of glaucoma, chemotherapy, and spastic tetraplegia. No one has ever been appointed to the council of state created to control it, cannabis has never been legalized, and the measure has actually withered away for decades after it came into effect. Since 2015, it has been legal for Oregon residents to not only possess up to 28 grams of marijuana, but also to be able to grow up to five plants.
Similarly, food can also be given if consumption is private. Efforts are being made to reduce financial bureaucracy. Legal cannabis operators often struggle to obtain basic services such as bank accounts or loans because the legal situation of the sector is in a «grey area». Senator Schumer`s statements about the «4-20» came after the passage of a law in his home state of New York that immediately legalized possession of small amounts of marijuana and began repairing communities of color that are disproportionately the goal of the war on drugs. A 2020 Gallup poll — which first measured public opinion on cannabis legalization in 1969, when only 12 percent of the country supported it — found that Americans today are more likely than at any time in the past five decades to support lifting the ban. Since the first of January, California has legalized marijuana and in addition to the other 8 states, there are 29 states where the use of medical marijuana is allowed. Democratic Senators Schumer, Ron Wyden and Cory Booker are behind the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, the most serious attempt to date to bring cannabis legalization to Congress. If passed and signed, it would remove cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances. After an initial ban by city authorities, residents of the country`s capital gained access to medical marijuana in 2010.
In December, Congressman Dave Joyce, a Republican, worked with Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on a bill to help states clear the criminal records of people convicted of cannabis possession. Montana`s medical marijuana program began in 2008. Now 1300 stores are waiting for permission to sell marijuana. California is the sixth state where the plant can be sold. As the most populous state, the state`s industry is expected to generate $7 trillion in a few years. Illinois began its medical marijuana program in 2013 and became a legal recreational cannabis state in 2020. «For decades, young men — a disproportionate number of men and women of color — have been arrested and detained, even for carrying a small amount of marijuana, charges that have often been accompanied by exorbitant sentences and a harsh criminal record from which they may never recover,» Senator Schumer said in his remarks. It`s important to research your state`s marijuana laws and the states you travel to carefully and repeatedly. This is the best way to avoid being accidentally arrested or cited for marijuana possession. Number of plants authorised for cultivation: 6; No more than 3 mature plant caregivers administering medical marijuana must be over the age of 21 and must not have a criminal record for a crime involving controlled substances. You must be registered as a primary or secondary care provider.
A written statement from the physician is required. It is not permitted to consume or grow marijuana in public.