That the same situation does not arise as in the Netherlands, where consumption is legal but cultivation is not and coffee shop suppliers are de facto illegal. In some states in the United States, smoking weed has been legal for years. The Greens and FDP also want to legalise the use and sale of cannabis in a coalition of traffic lights. A look at the United States shows that the legalization of soft drugs is not entirely without problems, but brings a decisive advantage. Just because you think drugs should be legal doesn`t mean drugs (now legal) don`t destroy people`s lives and recovery! It would only mean that these people LEGALLY destroy their lives and the lives of their loved ones, etc! So stop glorifying drugs and denounce all those who oppose them! After two neighboring states filed a lawsuit against legalization legislation in Colorado, the U.S. Supreme Court has now dismissed the lawsuit. The two states of Oklahoma and Nebraska wanted to go to court to overturn laws that allow the sale of recreational cannabis in Colorado. States had justified the trial on the grounds that the legal supply of small quantities to anyone over the age of 21 led to an increasing number of criminal offences across national borders. Read more $uuml;ber: Supreme U.S. Court dismisses lawsuit against Colorado The 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp (and its by-products) from the Controlled Substances Act, led many to believe that it would be legal to buy and sell CBD as long as the CBD was derived from hemp and did not contain THC. The future of cannabis is at stake in the United States. President Trump has proposed that medical cannabis be legalized at the federal level, but has yet to indicate that this should also apply to recreational use. Washington — “The Basement” in Washington`s nightlife district, Adams Morgan describes itself as a candle shop, but in reality marijuana is traded in the basement store.

If the customer puts a proud 130 dollars (119 euros) on the table for a candle, there is a good 28 grams of marijuana as a “gift”. The background to this seemingly bizarre deal is that cannabis possession and use has been legal in the US capital since 2014, but its sale remains illegal. Many U.S. states have now legalized medical cannabis. California was the first country to do so in 1996, and since then, the majority of other states have followed suit. Since cannabis is still illegal under federal law, it cannot cross a state border – cannabis sold in a state must have been grown and processed there. [10] In the United States, marijuana is becoming legal in more and more states. Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives, mostly with votes from President Joe Biden`s Democrats, again passed a bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. However, some states have legalized cannabis cultivation, and hemp seeds are allowed to be bought and sold in those states. Hemp cultivation was legalized by President Trump in 2018. This new so-called “Farm Bill” gave farmers in the United States the opportunity to grow hemp on a large scale.

The Farm Bill will be renewed in 2023. There was also never any question of hops containing CBD. CBD is legal. THC, on the other hand, does not (up to a certain percentage). Hops belong botanically to the hemp plant, so their opinion does not change anything. That is precisely the problem. Has no idea, too lazy to do research, but must give his opinion to the best. The web cannot believe anything, because no living being.

Or is it satire? “Our political position (…) is that federal law remains in effect and while a state can legalize cannabis for law enforcement purposes, it remains illegal in terms of federal goals. The latter may seem a bit strange. However, in some states in the United States, recreational cannabis use is now legal for everyone, including visitors. And I was very curious to see how this is handled in practice. In the end, it was completely different from what I had imagined. The legal structure is very different. For example, in the Federal District of Washington, D.C., which has very restrictive rules, possession and self-cultivation of cannabis is allowed, but sale and public consumption are prohibited. [2] The sale is also not legal in Vermont and Virginia. Recreational cannabis is also legal in two U.S. suburbs, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. For many decades, the United States has been the decisive force behind the global prohibition of cannabis and the criminalization of several million people. In the “land of the free,” people were sentenced to harsh sentences for the smallest amounts of marijuana — up to life in prison.

Meanwhile, the situation is turning: in 1996, the use of cannabis as a medicine was authorized in California through a referendum, today there are opportunities for medical medicine in more than half of the US states Anwendung.In some states such as Colorado, Washington State, Alaska and Oregon Cannabis is also allowed as a recreational food for those over 21. However, whether production and sales licenses are also granted is often decided by counties (municipalities). So, even in legalized states, there is a kind of patchwork and cannabis is not commercially available everywhere. At the federal level, cannabis is still prohibited. It also has a direct impact on states and their citizens, who have already legalized recreational cannabis. Indeed, organizations and institutions operating at the national level are subject to prosecution at the federal level if they are involved in the cannabis trade in any form. Banks and financial service providers are particularly affected here. As a result, the cannabis trade operates as a pure “cash trade” in all legalized states.

Democratic President Joe Biden, who took office in 2021, promised during the election campaign to legalize cannabis at the federal level. So far, however, no success has been reported, as legalization at the federal level requires approval from both houses of Parliament. In the House of Representatives, legislative initiatives in favor of nationwide legalization have already been passed, but in the Senate it still lacks a corresponding majority. In a meeting with Colorado Republican Senator Gardner last week, US President Donald Trump reiterated that it is up to each state to decide whether it wants to regulate cannabis or continue to consider it illegal. The US president gave the entire industry a huge tailwind with his statement. Read more $uuml;ber: Cannabis policy remains an issue for U.S. states The bill passed by the House of Representatives also pays tribute to this development. “Legal cannabis sales totaled $20 billion in 2020 and are expected to reach $40.5 billion by 2025,” he said. With a five percent sales tax, among other things, programs to support those “most affected by the war on drugs” — such as job training, literacy classes or legal aid — must be funded. By law, federal courts would have to expunge criminal records for marijuana-related offenses. Sean Spicer, Donald Trump`s press secretary, first spoke about cannabis yesterday at a press conference. Spice was very open to medical cannabis, even hinting that medical use could be regulated at the federal level.

However, when asked about recreational cannabis, he talked about “federal law enforcement.” Read more $uuml;ber: Trump`s press secretary questions cannabis legalization in states However, there are still people who strongly oppose cannabis legalization. The current Republican administration has traditionally taken a conservative stance on cannabis use, and many voters cling to the belief that the drug harms society. But even President Trump seems to be pushing for medical cannabis to be legalized in federal law. Therefore, German holidaymakers who want to consume intact grass usually have to travel to the Netherlands. But also in the United States, there are now states that have legalized cannabis. What should I consider? In addition, 37 of the 50 U.S. states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the District of Washington, D.C. have legalized the use of cannabis as a medicine (as of February 2022). [9] The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill to legalize cannabis at the federal level in November 2019.