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STRIPLVFEATURES MARIJUANA - ON THE BALLOT A WONDER DRUG OR LOWERED IQ AND NO GUNS! By Skye Huntington If you have some cash, an ID, and a qualifying medical condition, or just lie—you can get weed. The vote to legalize marijuana is a hot, hot topic in the 2016 election. Nine states will have it on their ballots. Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota have medicinal marijuana to decide on, and Arizona, California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts must make the choice whether to allow ‘recreational’ to be added to their already legal medical use. The choice to use marijuana has grown, like the weed that it is, and 25 states now allow Medical Marijuana Cards. So the big question is: Should you vote for or against medical or recreational marijuana? The U.S. has been fighting the drug war for years, and legalizing marijuana is a positive step in getting the drug cartel out of the marijuana business. Cannabis grown legally in the U.S. is a more pristine and safer product to use. There are almost twenty medical marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas, alone. Anyone with an ailment can basically get a Medical Marijuana Card, and the dispensaries are very helpful in answering your questions and assisting you through your paperwork. Nevada is the only state that recognizes Medical Marijuana Cards from other states, but even if you bought it legally in Nevada, you are at risk of being prosecuted on drug charges if you travel outside of the state. Marijuana is also illegal at McCarran International Airport, because it is a federal facility and is considered illegal under federal law. To purchase weed, you can go to a dispensary for pickup, or if you are a Nevada resident, you can also have an order delivered to your home. You need your valid Nevada ID, your Nevada Medical Marijuana Card, and you can call in your order between 10:00 am – 6:30 pm Monday through Saturday, and your order will arrive before 8:00 pm that same day. Medical marijuana is usually less taxed than recreational marijuana. In Nevada, an excise tax of 2% of the sales price on medical cannabis is added. On the Nevada upcoming ballot this November, Question 2 would legalize recreational marijuana. If it passes, there will be a 15% tax, plus the state sales tax. This revenue is to be dedicated to K-12 education. In comparison, Oregon has a 25% tax, Washington a 37% tax, and Colorado 29% tax. Let me give you the newest research results and then you can make up your own mind. The results are good, bad, and some ugly. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a medical correspondent for CNN says: “There is now promising research into the use of marijuana that could impact tens of thousands of children and adults, including treatment for cancer, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s, to name a few. Marijuana is a medicine that should be studied and treated like any other medicine.” Marijuana does treat symptoms—pain, nausea, and more—that are caused by a wide range of illnesses. It is showing promise in treating autism. Some parents are now having it prescribed to help manage violent mood swings in their autistic children. Using cannabis is also showing immense promise in helping regulate seizures for people with epilepsy. CBD, or cannabidiol, reacts chemically with collagen, promoting the healing of broken bones. Cannabis is a safer and more effective treatment than Ritalin or Adderall for children suffering from ADD or ADHD. For many people, cannabis helps alleviate anxiety disorders, but in others conversely, it can create anxiety. It has been shown that it can help regulate anxiety in people who experience OCD, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, and CBD help people dealing with the pain of arthritis, especially when using the cannabidiol creams and balms.

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