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Leonardo Dicaprio Vaping In Public, a Must See 2017

Vaping has been quickly making an entrance into mainstream media. There are people on both sides that are arguing about the benefits and the consequences of using vaping. Mothers, fathers, and doctors have voiced concerns about the dangers of vaping and the potential impact on vaper's health and those around them. With such a hot button topic it is surprising to see actors taking part in the vaping community. This action may help vaping become less taboo and more widely accepted.

Knowledge about vaping is often scarce among those that oppose it. To have celebrities vaping openly may have a positive effect on the vaping community. People may be more apt to find out more about vaping before they pass judgment. Or they will at least know that vaping is present in a social circles.

Vapor cloud

Many people enjoy finding out that celebrities still do the same things as everyone else. There is a whole industry built around capturing celebrities enjoying their everyday lives. They still have to go buy groceries, they like to take strolls around the town, and sometimes they even leave the house looking less than perfect without makeup or expensive clothes.

As vaping goes there are more celebrities that have been seen vaping. However, most have a more than polite amount that they vape in public. It is still too controversial for many celebrities to openly support vaping.

Leonardo Dicaprio does not care about public perception of vaping.

Leonardo has paved the way for other celebrities to embrace vaping. It has allowed others to feel more comfortable being caught vaping in public. As celebrities go Leonardo is definitely the more open and does not care what the tabloids are saying.

In Fair New York City We Lay Our Scene

Leonardo Dicaprio vaping e cig

Vaping has been around a lot longer than the controversy that has bubbled up. Leonardo began vaping as the vaping community started to really explode. He was dedicated to vaping and it became obvious when he was dining at Rao. Rao is a opulent restaurant that is located in New York City. While eating Leonardo was seen using an e-cigarette without any remorse for anyone else in attendance.

After this incident it was easier to find a picture of Leonardo with the e-cig than without. He took it everywhere with him much like the rest of us in the vaping community. It did not matter where he was. He would use it while dining with friends, at his home, walking around town, and even while filming. It was clear that he was dedicated to vaping and he did not care who knew.

This willingness to show people that he was a vaper is what pushed other celebrities to join in the movement. Not only a few celebrities joined him. They joined in droves.

Just the Tip of The Iceberg

Leonardo Dicaprio vaping in public

When celebrities first started to turn toward vaping the e-cig was the popular choice. Many were just starting to dive into the vaping scene. Not Leo. While everyone was just starting to understand vaping he was moving on to something better than the e-cig he had been seen with so consistently.

The eGo-style pen devices were the forefront of vaping and Leonardo was right there. He upgraded to the clearomizer and opted for variable voltage. While other celebrities were just learning about vaping Leonardo was embracing the new technology.

Paired with this new technology Leo was still seen everywhere vaping. People were growing accustomed to seeing Leo with his vape pen wherever he went. He had gone as far as vaping on red carpet events. He allowed his vaping device to be in a full view all the time and was not shy about vaping when he wanted to.

With the new vaping device in tow he was photographed vaping at every event. More attention was brought to the vaping community as he flaunted his superior device compared to the older technology many people were using.

Leo was not one to share his vaping pen. He valued his advanced set up so much he would deny other celebrities the chance to use it themselves. Miley Cyrus had been denied by Leo at a after party for Saturday Night Live. It was something that she spoke about with Jimmy Fallon soon after.

The Man in the Vape Cloud

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By last year vaping was not uncommon in Hollywood. It was easy to find A-listers that enjoyed vaping. None more than Leo of course. Other big name celebrities like Johnny Depp and Katy Perry were public with their vape pens. It seems like many celebrities had decided that vape pens were the way to go.

Leo disagreed. As he had always been at the forefront of vaping technology he continues to update his vaping repertoire. The 2016 Screen Actors Guild awards show was introduce to the world of a mod/tank vaping device. Leo used his combo device while he was at a packed table.

There was vapor galore at the table. Even though it could be considered impolite to vape with such a large vapor cloud in a crowded area there were no complaints for his companions at the table.

There were some people that were more up in arms about the situation. This event was heavily covered and the new of Leo vaping without remorse was all over social media. Everyone had something to say about his actions at the awards show.

There were many people that were angry that Leo would dare vape so publicly. Doctors and parents threw their opinion's around about what vaping could do to those around him. They argued against him being able to choose when he wanted to vape.

Then the organizers of many award shows joined in the conversation. With such a public outcry against vaping they found themselves with little choice. They declared that vaping was not allowed at their events. The Oscars was an award show announced that people in attendance to the show were not allowed to vape.

At this point Leo was under attack from many angles for his vaping habit. There were fans, parents, doctors, and organizers of award shows that were criticizing him. This could have been the end of a long term relationship between Leo and his vaping devices.

Leo did not stop vaping. Instead he continued to vape as he had done before. He allowed vaping to continue to be part of his life even under media scrutiny. With such dedication the vaping community is gaining more awareness and will hopefully be able to gain more acceptance as well.

The Revolutionary Road to Vaping

Simon Cowell vaping

Vaping is very common. Whether you are a celebrity or a regular guy on the street it is likely you know someone that is vaping. People are more aware that vaping exists. There are people who are completely against vaping and there are also a lot of support in the vaping community.

Many celebrities have been less shy about vaping in the view of the public. There is less concern about the damage it may do to your image as a celebrity. There are big name celebrities like Simon Cowell and Jack Nicholson who are no longer keeping their vaping under the radar.

There celebrities have started the conversation about the benefits of vaping. They were known smokers and have turned to vaping to help them curb their habit. This process has been praised by them as a better option than smoking.

Without Leo the vaping community may not have become such a prominent presence in Hollywood. Leo has used vaping to stop his cigarette usage and it has encouraged other people to better themselves as well.

While Leo is not out selling vaping to the world he has become an icon for vaping in Hollywood. This was probably not his intention when he first started this in Rao so many years ago but he has certainly shed some light on the benefits of vaping. Leo has paved the way for celebrities to feel less pressured to conform to what the media deems acceptable.

Even though paying attention to celebrities lives seem unimportant it is part of our daily lives. Even if you try to shy away from the media it is all around us. Magazines with headlines litter the shelves at the grocery store, social media sites have posts about the hottest trends, and people just like talking about it.

People like to gossip. The more scandalous the better. Leo and vaping has been and will be part of many conversations based in “scandal”. Negative attention to vaping may not help people who already dislike the idea of vaping. However, the attention may allow people who are interested in vaping to learn more.

By seeing A-listers as part of the vaping community people may feel more comfortable in trying vaping. Especially to help them curb a smoking habit. All of the light shining on vaping devices can only help people learn more about what benefits vaping can bring.

Nevada’s Marijuana Laws Start July 1st, 2017

Nevada is getting an amended marijuana program as of July 1st. This program has been reviewed and changed over the last season. There are some wins in the new bill for those supporting marijuana. Even though there are aspects that are beneficial there are still may portions that need work before the state can embrace marijuana usage to its fullest potential.

Republicans and Democrats have been working to revise this program. The finished product will determine how the state handles everything marijuana related for two years.

Some of the aspects that leave much to be desired include the fact medical marijuana users are not able to purchase a gun. Anyone that has an opioid addiction still cannot be treated with marijuana. Not for a lack of trying on the part of Democrats. Tourists are still unable to smoke in unrestricted with the ending of the public consumption bill.

Even though this part of the bill has been unable to change there are many changes that are moving in the right direction. Marijuana in Nevada has seen changes in the way it is labeled, taxes, and how the state will regulate both the medical and the recreational side.

Dispensaries Run by Tribes

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There has been interest with some of the tribes in Nevada in starting their own dispensaries. With the passing of this new program they may see this come to fruition.

Tribes will be able to enter into compacts with the state with a bill that was sponsored by Segerblom. These compacts will allow the tribes to open a marijuana dispensaries. Dispensaries will need to follow the state law and requirements that other dispensaries already follow.

With this new development there are still questions of how these dispensaries will be ran. Whether the tribes will oversee the dispensaries or state agencies has not been announced. State licensed marijuana establishments are continually checked in on by state agencies.

Taxes

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Taxes on medical and recreational marijuana are different. Republicans attempted to stop a ten percent retail tax that was set on recreational marijuana. This effort fell through and the tax was passed in the last moments of the bill.

When looking at the tax revenue that marijuana has and will bring in Governor Brian Sandoval made a projection of what the sales for recreational use would be. In the next two years he expects more than $60 million will be brought in by recreational marijuana sales.

Right now medical marijuana is only taxed two percent at cultivation, production and sale. This is going to change in July. Both medical and recreational marijuana will be taxed fifteen percent at cultivation. However, only recreational will see the ten percent sales tax.

What is made from this cultivation tax will go towards Nevada schooling. Any revenue that is made from recreational marijuana sales will go to the excess fund for the state.

The money will not be allocated or budgeted as expected revenue. With this industry being so new it is hard to predict just how much will come in. By using the money as needed versus depending on the money the state will not find themselves in trouble later if sales are not as good as projected.

Recreational marijuana will be taxed more than medical because the state wants to keep costs lower for medical usage. Medical usage needs to be available to those that need it at a lower cost than those that are choosing to use it without a doctor's recommendation.

Even though the money will not be depended on for the state's schools the bill was made to allow the state to pull from the revenue at any time. If there is funding needed for education it can be taken from the revenue from marijuana sales.

There has been a cap put on the licensing fee that marijuana organizations must pay. Cities may not charge more than three percent of the organization's gross revenue.

The Black Market and Recreational Marijuana

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A concern with marijuana sales is competing with the black market. The state would like to move towards helping people with medical marijuana and providing recreational marijuana for those that want it without them turning to the black market.

The difference in price for marijuana at a dispensaries compared to buying it on the street is great. A person may purchase an ounce of marijuana at a medical dispensary for around $300 where they are able to purchase it on the street for less than $100.

It is hard to compete with the pricing of street marijuana while still factoring the costs of running dispensaries, the legal feels, and the taxes that come with.

With the option to get recreational marijuana the sales on the black market will hopefully drop. Depending on the activity at dispensaries versus black market sales the taxes will need to be altered when the bill is renewed in two years.

There was concern voiced over the black market growing in sales to compete with recreational marijuana dispensaries. No answer was given to this proposed problem. The data on the black market sales in Nevada as still theoretical. Instead of basing taxing information on this information they opted to look at other states that have marijuana sales.

The dispensaries will be able to control their own retail prices. With this in mind they will need to consider what it will take to compete with the black market not to mention with California. Depending on how well the dispensaries do in sales could change what legislators decide to do with the taxes on marijuana in two years.

Medical Marijuana

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Giving access to medical marijuana was a focus when creating the new marijuana program. With recreational marijuana available the medical marijuana industry could die out. With the process to get medical marijuana as difficult as it was many people may have opted to purchase it recreationally instead.

To help combat this problem getting medical marijuana will be easier. The program could have used some updates from the beginning and it is great to see them being implemented in the new program.

The medical cards that are required to purchase medical marijuana will now be half the price. They had cost one hundred dollars for a year. The cut in price is due to the change in background checks.

When getting a medical card you will no longer need to undergo a background check.

This background check had stopped people from obtaining medical cards. If you had a criminal background you were not able to get a card. Meaning you could not get access to the medical marijuana you needed.

Not only are they doing away with background check the card will now be good for two years.

Background checks are no longer needed because anyone can purchase marijuana now because there is access to recreational marijuana. Since anyone can go get recreational marijuana it makes needing a background check obsolete.

By making the medical marijuana side of sales more accessible more people will be willing to go through the process to get a medical card. The program is now part of the Department of Taxation's administrative duties.

This does not change where you get a medical card through. To obtain a medical card you will still go through the Department of Public Health.

Dangers of Edibles

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There are concerns about the dangers of having edibles accessible to everyone. The main concern was children getting a hold of edible marijuana and taking it.

To help combat this problem marijuana packaging has been restricted. Anything that may entice a child to use or eat marijuana is prohibited from being on the package. This includes items like mascots, cartoons, action figures, toys, and balloons.

The edibles must also avoid resembling other foods that are typically targeted at children. These foods include sweets like suckers or gummy bears.

The Senator that worked on this bill was Patricia Farley. She had started working on this portion of the bill because of her personal concern for the children of Nevada. As a mother of two she felt the matter was close to home and worked to help keep children safe from accidental consumption.

She was not only concentrated on keeping children from consuming these products. She also implemented proper labeling to include warnings. These warnings are tailored around pregnant women and their consumption of marijuana products.

Homemade Edibles

The labeling also outlined the recommendation to avoid consuming too much of an edible. It is recommended to wait four hours to allow an edible to have full effect. Edibles are potent and can take a longer amount of time to start taking effect.

There are also limitations outlined in the bill on the dose of different marijuana products. It does depend on the kind of product but most will not contain more than 800 milligrams in total.

Since edibles are a food product that is not regulated there is more labeling on the packaging under the new bill. People should know what they are purchasing when they are getting an edible. The date of production needs to be stated on the label now.

Edibles were not regulated and without production dates there was a change to get food poisoning. If a dispensaries did not watch their products closely they could have been potentially too old to sell.

The labels must also state that there is marijuana in the product. It needs to be clear and easy to read. The message “this is a marijuana product.” will appear in bold print on all edible packaging.

Driving with Marijuana in Your System

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As of July 1st recreational marijuana will be available to the public. To determine if people are driving under the influence of marijuana law enforcement will only be able to use blood test to test for marijuana.

Urine tests have been used to determine if marijuana is in a person's system. These tests are able to test for the components in marijuana but they are not able to tell law enforcement if you are impaired by marijuana.

The blood tests that are used are not able to tell when a person has consumed marijuana. They are also unable to judge if someone is impaired by their use of marijuana if it is found in their system.

Changes in Convictions

With the changes in how marijuana is found in a person's system there are also changes for people who have already been convicted of possessing marijuana. If a person was convicted of possessing marijuana and had under an ounce of marijuana they are able to file to erase all judgment. Once the judgment is erased the records will also be sealed.

Not all convictions will be able to be erased. If the conviction of marijuana was also linked with a sexual crime, a violent crime, or child abuse the person will not be able to erase the judgment. Judgments will only be erased and sealed if they stand alone.

With this change people may find their lives a bit easier if these convictions are not on their record. They will be able to apply for other jobs, get into different living situations, and other opportunities that may have been denied because of a conviction will now be available to them.

The bill that is taking effect on July 1st brings a lot of exciting changes to the world of marijuana sales in Nevada. People will have more access to medical marijuana without going through background checks. Tribes will have the ability to start their own dispensary. Medical and recreations marijuana sales will bring in revenue for the state to use as needed for education.

There is still a long road a head of us to get marijuana law where it should be. There are many laws that still need to be altered to help everyone have access to marijuana. However, Nevada's new bill is a step in the right direction and will hopefully pave the way for more states to follow suit.

Medical Marijuana Card Online

A Cannabis Card Online In 5 Minutes

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Do you need to get approved for a medical marijuana license fast?

The best and easiest way to get approved in minutes is online.

Below we have listed the top verified organizations that can take your interview instantly and have you approved to be a cannabis card holder right now.​

What is Involved with Getting A Medical Marijuana Card Online?

To become an issued medical marijuana card holder; a person must meet specific qualifications before they can be issued a card. Not to worry this is easy!

The qualification process includes a brief interview with a doctor online so he can diagnose that cannabis would be the right treatment for you.

There are a few different requirements that you need to meet before you are able to get one of these medical marijuana cards including proof of residency, a valid drivers license, and speaking in person or online to a doctor.

Scroll to the bottom to see our recommended online ​doctors.

If you are attempting to get a medical marijuana card in person; you must meet the same requirements as you need to with an online visit.

 The card is going to be issued to a person for their specific county that they live in.

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The card must have a current picture that is taken when they appear to pay their fee for the card. This picture will be on their ID card that will give proof of identity at the dispensary for them to access their medical marijuana.

Is It Difficult To Be Approve Online For a Marijuana Card?

It used to be a difficult process to get a medical marijuana card online. Now that laws have changed and many people are seeking these cards for medical relief it has become much more widely available and practiced.

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A medical marijuana card is going to give its holder the ability to get medicinal cannabis. People have been discouraged by the process of trying to get a marijuana card because there are others that try to deter people from apply, the process can be confusing, and the process can be hard to complete.

Many doctors are still avoiding trying to prescribe this alternative medicinal option. They have many prescription medications that they are use to prescribing and stick to their typical routine. There are a few steps you can take to try to get your medical marijuana card.

If you do a little research into what it takes to get a medical marijuana card the process becomes much less confusing. It is easier to achieve than one might think.

There are three main requirements that you are going to need to meet to get a medical marijuana card. With medical marijuana there are stipulations for getting access to the treatment.

Marijuana is still technically illegal under federal restrictions. That means that in the places that medical marijuana is legal it can only be used under the recommendation of a doctor.

Requirements To Become A Medical Marijuana Card Patient Online​

1). Proof of Residence

You will need to proof of residence. This can be achieved by having a valid driver's license. One of the factors to consider is that medical marijuana is not able to be access from every where. There are only a few places that it is currently legal. In Canada medical marijuana is legal everywhere and there are 23 states plus Washington D.C. in the United States that it is legal.

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There is a rise in the legalization of medical marijuana including most recently in California and Florida among other states. In the recent years there are many new states that are being added to the list of places that it is legal to use for medicinal purposes. The states that have not been added to the list do have pending legislature that is under scrutiny. If you are not currently a resident of a state that has legal marijuana you are not going to be able to get a medical marijuana card. Always follow your local laws and politics because you may find that your state will have a change in legislature soon.

2). State Legalities​

The next step is to look into your states specific restrictions. In any state that allows medical marijuana there are specifications for what conditions people are able to use it for. Look into your local legislature and see if your condition is on the list.

There are many conditions that are shared on most lists. It is not a guarantee if your condition is going to be on your local list but many of the ones that are included are severe, debilitating, or terminal illnesses that include glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, cancers, epilepsy, and AIDs. These are typically on all lists. There are some conditions that are found on many lists but not all like anorexia, Alzheimer's, PTSD, depression, Parkinson's disease, wasting syndrome, nausea, Crohn's disease, hepatitis C, and muscular dystrophy.

Sometimes the local laws do not specify conditions only. You are able to talk with your doctor to see if your symptoms fit the criteria to use medical marijuana even if you have not been diagnosed with a specific medical condition that is on the list. It is ultimately up to your doctor's discretion. Many instances you are able to prove you need medical marijuana with the written diagnosis from your doctor even if you do not fit in a certain category.

​3). Finding The Right Doctor 

The hardest part to getting a medical marijuana card used to be finding the right doctor. With medical marijuana being such a new concept many doctors are wary and will not prescribe it. You have to have a doctor sign your form to get access to medical marijuana. If you have gone through many different doctors and treatments for your condition in the past you may have to go through another series of doctors to find one comfortable in prescribing this alternative medication.

Some doctors feel like they are not qualified to prescribe medical marijuana. There are many prescription medications that have to be on the market for a long period of time before doctors feel like they are comfortable prescribing them to their patients. It is the same with medical marijuana.

There are doctors that feel like there needs to be more research and evidence before it is a safe alternative to the medications that are currently on the market. Some doctors are going to refuse this treatment for moral purposes.

These doctors are likely not going to change their mind any time soon with their opinion and it is best to not push the subject. Make sure you find a doctor that is open to exploring all possibilities to treat your condition. Or just go to one of the recommend doctors listed below.

Recommended Online Doctors

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2). MMJDoctoronline.com​

3). HelloMD​

4). GetMeadow

5). PrestoDocter​

There are places that have clinics dedicated to medical marijuana. The doctors that work in these clinics are comfortable with medical marijuana and the treatment that it provides. You are more likely to get a prescription for medical marijuana from these doctors because they specialize in learning about medical marijuana and its effects. Once you meet these three requirements you are well on your way of getting your medical marijuana card.

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There are multiple reasons you are able to gain access to a medical marijuana card. Once you have proof of residence in a state that you are able to get medical marijuana, have a condition that falls into the legal category, and a doctor that is comfortable prescribing medical marijuana you are able to get access to the medical treatment. There are seven common ways to get access to medical marijuana.

In 2011 there was an article that was published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs that helped push for the use of medical marijuana.

This article was called Who Are Medical Marijuana Patients? It has encouraged medical marijuana to be used for chronic pain or spasms in a persons neck, back, or spine. It can be used to help lessen this condition.

There have been cases in which medical marijuana has helped people that suffer from headaches and migraines chronically. Medical marijuana can help act as a pain reliever for these conditions. Not only will it help relieve the pain it also is able to help treat the condition because it is an anti-inflammatory agent. When you use medical marijuana you are putting the chemical into your body where it can help to stimulate the end of your nerve cells. This is what helps stop or at least lessen the effects of a headache and migraine.

Reasons To Get A Cannabis Card

A popular use for medical marijuana is to help people sleep and lessen anxiety or depression. Many people that have a hard time falling asleep have been found to have more anxiety in their lives.

This combination can often lead to people developing disorders like depression. Melatonin is often used to help people naturally fall asleep better. THC has been shown to help stimulate the release of melatonin in the body. That means you are going to be able to fall asleep and relax much easier under the influence of medical marijuana.

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There are some gastrointestinal disorders that are linked to inflammation of the intestinal tract. With the use of medical marijuana as a anti-inflammatory agent these disorders have been shown to be decreased.

These illnesses can include Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis. These disorders will come with many uncomfortable symptoms like constipation, nausea, diarrhea, and uncomfortable cramping. These symptoms can be lessened with the use of medical marijuana.

The condition of glaucoma can benefit from the use of medical marijuana. Glaucoma is originated in the fact there is more pressure in your wall of the eye. This pressure can begin to block a person's vision. This pressure can be alleviated from the use of medical marijuana.

A condition that is often prescribe medical marijuana is AIDS and HIV. People that suffer from these conditions often have many symptoms like mood changes and nausea. These symptoms are often helped by the use of medical marijuana. It can also help to stimulate neurological receptiveness in these patients.

Another condition that is commonly prescribe medical marijuana is for many types of cancers. There are many symptoms that come with cancer like nausea and loss of appetite. The use of medical marijuana has been shown to help relieve these symptoms. The properties that are in medical marijuana have also been speculated to help stop cancerous cells from growing into tumors.

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Prop 64 California 2016: Marijuana Rights, Info, Protection, Effective Date

Prop 64 Passes in California, 2016​

Californian voters gave the green light on recreational marijuana Tuesday, approving Proposition 64, officially making the state the most densely populated to do so.

Many cannabis proponents believe that clearing a hurdle of this magnitude could be the progress needed to push federal legislators to unschedule marijuana from its current classification under the Controlled Substance Act.

While law enforcement officials express discontent with the voter outcome, Nate Bradley, executive director of the California Cannabis Industry Association, had this to say. “We are very excited that citizens of California voted to end the failed policy of marijuana prohibition. Proposition 64 will allow California to take its rightful place as the center of cannabis innovation, research and development.”

California Legalized Marijuana First

In 1996 California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana. Just 6 years ago California voters denied the passage of a comparable initiative.

Residents of California have had a long and laborious fight, but financial support and backing has bloated over the 20 year span and finally secured a victory for cannabis advocates.

Law enforcement officials have scrutinized the ballot measure, and say they will tightly supervise the application of the new laws.

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“We will take a thorough look at the flaws in Proposition 64 that will negatively impact public health and safety, such as the initiative’s substandard advertising restrictions and lack of prosecutorial tools for driving under the influence of marijuana, and begin to develop legislative solutions,” Chief Ken Corney said.

The president of the California Police Chiefs Association, Ken Corney also stated,

“We are, of course, disappointed that the self-serving moneyed interests behind this marijuana business plan prevailed at the cost of public health, safety, and the wellbeing of our communities.”

Who Influenced This Drug Policy Reform

There is no doubt that billionaire and patron of drug policy reform, George Soros, has had quite the influence on overturning prohibition in California. He endorsed the states which rejected Proposition 19, back in 2010 for around $1 million dollars.

This year Soros, along with former Facebook President and entrepreneur Sean Parker, managed to help raise roughly $16 million for the campaign. A reported sum of $23 million was brought in from various state committees, although, Parker is said to be the major financier for this particular measure.

California Marijuana Laws 2016: What is Legal?

Under Proposition 64 Californians of, and over the age of 21, would be allowed to use, possess, buy and transport up to 28 grams ( 1 ounce) of marijuana, recreationally. Individuals could be approved to grow up to 6 plants at home, for personal use.

Retail sales of cannabis would come with a mandated tax of 15%. While the law will be directly implemented, like every other state that has passed pro cannabis legislation, there will be a delay in availability and regulatory developments.

This will unfortunately leave consumers playing the waiting game like many others in states such as, Ohio and Massachusetts.

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Only California licensed businesses will be permitted to sell recreational marijuana. This means that regulations will have to be cemented before any license can be issued. The state has until January 1st, 2018, to get the proceedings in motion.

Analysts have projections that show likely increases in tax revenue upwards of a billion dollars annually. The passage of the bill will also provide a large assortment of new employment opportunities within local communities. With the soil quality and preferable climate, California is now positioned to move to the forefront of the cannabis industry.

Still, we are hearing from many disputants that feel the passage could cause more harm than good.

“It’s disappointing that big marijuana and their millions of out-of-state dollars were able to influence the outcome of these elections,” said former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, an advisor from SAM Action. “We will continue to hold this industry accountable, and raise the serious public health and safety issues that will certainly come in the wake of legalization.”

Marijuana Law Enforcement Opposition

The majority of law enforcement groups firmly opposed the ballot measure and illustrated concern over the increase in issues in other recently legalized states, including impaired driving and drug abuse in teens.

Lynne Lyman, of the Drug Policy Alliance, said, “The new law focuses on undoing the most egregious harms of marijuana prohibition, which have disproportionately impacted communities of color,” she says, adding it will be “protecting youth by preventing access to marijuana.”

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom professed that the "war on drugs" has failed and wasted law enforcement efforts and resources.Newsom has said, “I think it’s the beginning of the end of the war on marijuana in the United States. I think it will have repercussions internationally, particularly in Mexico and Latin America. And there are a million people who tomorrow can begin the process of clearing their records.”

Medical Marijuana Usage & Health 

The legalization of marijuana in California will prove to expose more of the population to habitual use of the plant. As with any substance; individual usage will prove to be both beneficial and harmful on a case to case basis.

The biggest health factor to medical marijuana usage will most certainly come down to:

1). Dosage

2). Consumption Method

3). ​Individual Predisposition to Usage

​It is easy to say that dosage and an individual's internal biology will determine whether or not marijuana will provide personal health benefits. However, the control factor to whether or not marijuana use will provide adverse health effects outside of dosage and personal biology will be the chosen method of consumption.

Vaporizers Clinically Proven To Be Healthier Than Smoking

There have been numerous studies that suggest vaping marijuana or a dry herb substance is a much healthier alternative to smoking marijuana in the form of a joint or with a sort of "water pipe". 

Traditional smoking of both cigarettes and marijuana involves a chemical reaction known as "combustion". Combustion results in the inhalation of smoke particles and chemicals that directly harm your lungs.

As an alternative to smoking; vaping suggests usage of an electronic device that "vaporizers" or heats up a dry herb product enough to only product a vapor for inhalation while minimizing combustion. 

​For more information on Prop 64 please click here. 

For more information on Vaporizers for medical marijuana use, click here

Learn about  CBD Oils for vaping here.