Recreational marijuana has become legal in Massachusetts, but there is one problem mostly for individuals who rent out a condo or apartment.
At the 2016 ballot box, recreational marijuana has become legal, allowing those over 21 to legally purchase and possess marijuana for personal use. The regulations allows homeowners to grow their own plants (6 plants per household and 12 plants, if there is more than one resident).
Now that marijuana is legal, landlords in Massachusetts are become strict on residents who live in apartment building. Landlords have begun to install smoke detectors which identify when someone is smoking weed.
The federal ban on cannabis, when it comes to public housing or apartment building (such as condos), has address the issue that residents who consume federally banned substance when subject to evicted even if its legal in states.
Tenants have complained to landlords about residents smoking weed which the smoke and smell transfers into their apartment's vents.
With lack of privacy and freedom to consume cannabis in your "home", do you think this is a good idea for tenants and landlords?
420 is a day for good marijuana to be smoke or injected.
The infamous "weed day" is known all across the nation as April 20 becoming the national holiday for marijuana.
How did 420 become the code for marijuana? We will explain the myths about how 420 came about.
California penal code
Some people claim 420 came from California criminal code that were used to punish the use of marijuana. The 420 code in California actually means obstructing entry on public land.
Bob Dylan's song "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"
Reference to Bob Dylan's classic "Rainy Day Women #12 &35", which states in the lyrics "Everybody must be stoned". Multiply 12 by 35 and it equals 35 (interesting!).
This myth is true and could possibly started 420. It all started in fall of 1971, when a group of high school friends at San Rafael High School in Marin County, California called themselves "The Waldos" would meet at 4:20p.m. to get high.
The term spread from rock legends "Grateful Dead" who used the term after members of The Waldos reference the phrase to the band. Ever since then 420 has become a national weed holiday.
4/20 has came a long way from stoners smoking at 4:20p.m. to the entire nation celebrating the cause!
Every stoner's favorite holidaze is here!
420 the national weed holiday where marijuana smokers enjoy the amazing herb. We've got the essentials you need to throw a memorable 420 weed party.
Good ass weed is a must! What's the point of having a 420 party with no weed. The best kind to have for guest or friends is Sativa.
Want to excite your guest! Have a dab session for those who want to try dabs for the first time.
Food and drinks
Why have a party with no food, mostly snacks. We all get the munchies when we high.
Have some good edibles to serve! Please be careful about how much you offer to guest. Edible can be very dangerous.
Good music everyone can vibe to!
Card games, stoner games or even truth or dare (weed edition). Have some good activities everyone can participate in.
Now let's get high and enjoy this beautiful 420 day!
4/20 can still be epic and fun even if weed is illegal in your state or country. Here are some awesome things to do on Weed Day.
Throw A Party
"Bring Your Own Bud" party can be a great way to enjoy 4/20. You can invite friends, have good food/snacks, play games or activities and most importantly large quantities of weed.
Smoke Your Lungs Out For The Entire Day
Smoke weed all day with some stoner friends or by yourself
Food and cannabis mix together! Sounds good. You can make your own weed-infested food with herb into your food for a great buzz and taste.
Attend a concert or festival
4/20 is on Friday. Why not get high and have fun at a lit concert or festival.
If you live next to a beach, light up a blunt, blaze off and relax your body/mind.
This is just some thoughts for you to do on 4/20 a.k.a Weed Day. Don't forget to get high and blaze up!!!
With marijuana on the verge to be legalize, cannabis is still illegal on the federal level. This report was conduct by Harvard University. There are still barriers before the legalization:
Research requires legalization
Cannabis is still classified as a Schedule 1 drug under the federal government's controlled substance act. The FDA has continuously reject marijuana as as form of medication. FDA has approved synthetic alternatives such as marinol and syndros, which recreate the same benefits as cannabis.
The D.E.A. also blocks cannabis research like the University of Massachusetts request to open a cannabis research facility.
The federal government hold a patent on marijuana entitled "Cannabinoids as Anti-oxidants and
Pharmaceutical companies are threaten by cannabis
Marijuana is a huge threat to major pharma companies. With legalization cannabis will replace big pharma to help cure patient's needs.
Law enforcement are against cannabis which is a pressure on politicians.
Legalization will hinder prison's profits by arrest being reduce and not charging people for non-violent drug crimes.
If you support marijuana legalization, let push these barriers away and make legalization come true!
A new study published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization has done research that the legalization of cannabis could help reduce violent crimes.
The results are based of Washington and Oregon, which legalized weed in 2012 and 2014. Researchers examine 11 counties in Washington and 10 in Oregon. The findings revealed that the legalization of recreational marijuana decrease 15 to 30 percent in violent crimes. Legalization helps reduces police arrest on users.
Residents in legal states reduced normal and binge alcohol consumption choosing weed over the substances.
The annual Ann Arbor festival Hash Bash celebrates marijuana with live music, speakers, guest performances and a lot of weed smoking. Hash Bash is always on the first Saturday of April non the Diag at the University of Michigan.
It all started in 1972 when Michigan Supreme Court convicted poet and activist John Sinclair was sentenced to 10 years for possession of two joints. He was released a year earlier.
Activists and marijuana users celebrates the weed culture every year in Ann Arbor. Hash Bash rents out the entire Wyndham Garden Hotel & Hampton Inn for the event.
Hash Bash is often controversial with the law enforcement. In the past, the police arrested 56 people in 2000 and 74 people in 1999.This year no arrest were made.
A lot of attendees and speakers were present at the Hash Bash event. Two Democratic candidates for governor, Gretchen Whitmer and Abdul El-Sayed, spoke about legalization. The politicians state their opinions about the legalization for marijuana. Athletes such as former NFL player Eugene Monroe and former NHL player Darren McCarty.
Finalist on NBC's The Voice, Laith Al-Saadi sung the national anthem.
2018 Hash Bash was a success with great support for the legalization for cannabis.
Next year, you don't want to miss the celebration of legal recreational and medical marijuana!
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