There are now 24 states that have legalized adult-use/recreational cannabis, six more with decriminalization laws and 48 with some form of medical-marijuana access.
The Oz Center in Israel provides cannabis for patients suffering from PTSD, trauma and pain management. Since the Hamas attacks on October 7, they've donated six kilograms to pharmacies for such use.
U.S. marijuana arrests increased by 4% in 2022 to 227,108. The arrests have declined 75% since 2009 when a record-high 858,408 were recorded.
The second legal adult-use cannabis store in Queens, NY opens today. Terp Bros is located at 36-10 Ditmars Blvd. in the hip Astoria neighborhood.
While many approve of the government edging closer to cannabis legalization via federal drug rescheduling, others think the HHS recommendation, if approved by the DEA, will benefit Big Pharma the most.