Cannabis Legal Trends To Watch In 2018

By Sharon Golden

Ever since you were young, your family was very problematic. There was never a day when you didn’t hear your parents shouting and arguing with each other. You would often lock yourself in your room as an escape from all the tension in the house. You’d rather be alone rather than be in a situation where everyone around you is shouting. As you got a little older, you opted to use marijuana to relieve the stress, anxiety and fear that your family brings you. This has been legal in the state you’re living, so you don’t worry about violating any laws whenever you use marijuana. Because of this, marijuana has become your escape whenever things don’t go according to plan. You’ve been using this almost every day because the relief it gives you is exceptional. Since you’re looking forward to use marijuana in the coming years, you’re very curious on the marijuana legal trends to watch in 2018. You’re excited to know how you can use marijuana in more ways than one.

  1. Marijuana will be used in sports: Sports organizations have gradually acknowledged the fact that marijuana has helped players in treating physical ailments and improve the condition of their nervous system. Aside from that, marijuana has been used in the past to treat sports-related injuries. Yes, marijuana can do all of those things. Some of the players who have been using marijuana are Bryon Morris, Michael Phelps and Nick Diaz. Additionally, National Basketball Association (NBA) has already given a statement which now allows their players to use marijuana. Given that the NBA is one of the most recognizable sports organizations in the world, it won’t be long before other organizations will also follow their lead!
  1. Marijuana will be used in healthcare: More and more health professionals are slowly adapting marijuana in some of their medical treatments. It has been found that marijuana is effective in treating medical conditions such as muscle spasms, nausea and even Crohn’s disease. Researcher is also in the works to determine what other ailments or diseases can be treated with medical marijuana. As such, you can expect that medical marijuana will be prominent in different states across the globe by 2018.
  1. Marijuana will be taught in schools: Yes, you’ve read that right. Because marijuana has made notable advancements in the medical and recreational markets, there are certain states  which offer marijuana-related college courses. In California for example, a university in Irvine is currently developing an interdisciplinary research center which aims to investigate marijuana. Consumers can also educate themselves with marijuana classes and tours that allows them to learn about the differences of using marijuana medicinally and recreationally. With all of these efforts, more people will learn about the benefits of marijuana and will no longer consider the drug as something that deteriorates health.
  1. Marijuana will be in pet food and treats: Not only is marijuana beneficial to human beings but to pets, too. The number of pet owners who find the medical advantages of using hemp formulas is gradually increasing and demand is developing quickly. The industry is now seeing an increase of companies which would produce and sell wellness items for pets which contains marijuana as one of the main ingredients.
  1. CBD oils will be successful: Cannabidiol is the part of the marijuana plant that doesn’t cause the certain side effects associated with marijuana use. Because of this, CBD oils are now used in medical marijuana to treat pain or the symptoms associated with chemotherapy. With the ever-changing marijuana map and the progress of research in marijuana in the field of medicine, the CBD oil industry is expected to have a boost in profits in the coming years.
  1. Marijuana will be available in deliveries: You can now purchase marijuana in different ways and one way of doing this is by having it delivered to your doorstep. There are also big players in the industry which funded millions of dollars to allow marijuana to have a delivery service and to fulfill all of your marijuana needs right in the comforts of your home!
  1. Marijuana will be in holistic and wellness products for you: You can now soothe your body, mind and soul with marijuana as this will be present in body creams, shampoos and even supplements. You’ll have more ways of enjoying your favorite marijuana!

For sure, you’ll be able to use marijuana in different ways this 2018. There are now a lot of mediums available on how you can enjoy marijuana. Since this is legal in your state, no one will ever hinder you from using it the way you want. You can have the liberty to use marijuana wherever, whenever. So if this is the only drug that gives you pleasure, go ahead and indulge yourself!

However, there are some states around the world where it is illegal to use cannabis in any way. If you or you know someone who has been involved with the law due to cannabis use, this website can be of very great help.


Sharon Golden has been a law writer and businesswoman for more than 20 years, and she is currently working on his next big project. Her pieces offer knowledge on various law topics that are easily understandable to the common reader. Sharon cannot be separated from Sophia, their family dog. When Sharon has the time, she’s always seen walking Sophia around the city.

Get High, Train Harder

Marijuana as a Performance-Enhancer

Four to six times a week, elite triathlete Clifford Drusinsky wakes up at 3 AM to train. But before he sets out, he opts not for a sports drink but for 20 milligrams of THC in a marijuana energy bar. By the time it kicks in, 30 minutes later, he’s started an hour in the pool, a three-hour bike ride, or a 13-mile run. “Marijuana relaxes me and allows me to go into a controlled, meditational place,” says Drusinsky. “When I get high, I train smarter and focus on form.”

Drusinsky’s weed-fueled regimen seems to be working. The 39-year-old athlete took the podium for his age group in nine major triathlons in 2013, including a first-place finish at the South Beach Triathlon in Miami (although he’s careful to note he wasn’t high during any of the races — taking marijuana from one state to another, after all, is still illegal). And with weed now legal in his home state of Colorado, Drusinsky spreads the gospel of marijuana-infused fitness at the Denver gym he owns, F.I.T.S. Conditioning, inviting his two dozen clients to indulge via edibles before guiding them through dynamic stretches and TRX drills. “I work out longer high,” says one client, John Hunt, an entrepreneur. Adds product developer Chad White: “If I take a little bit before heavy training, I am totally dialed in.”

Jocks like Drusinsky who publicly proclaim their cannabis use are rare. (Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati and mixed martial artist Nick Diaz are among the few who have sung the praises of weed as a training tool.) But with a steady creep to legalization shaking off the stigma of marijuana — decriminalization initiatives have passed or are under way in some 20 states — you can expect more athletes to come out of the cannabis closet.

Medical marijuana’s benefits for alleviating pain, decreasing nausea, and improving mood are well known. So it’s not hard to see why those same qualities would appeal to endurance athletes, who must cope with high levels of pain, stress, and boredom during grueling hours-long events. “It may help some athletes get into a zone and put their bodies through very tough physical activity,” says Mark Ware, a McGill University professor and executive director of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids. “It may enable them to focus on those repetitive tasks.”

JUST AS ENDORPHINS HELP YOU PUSH THROUGH AN INTENSE WORKOUT, THESE ENDOCANNABINOIDS COULD INCREASE YOUR PAIN THRESHOLD TO DO THE SAME.

NFL Limits On Marijuana Still Strict, But Not Really

Tug McGraw was once asked which he preferred, Astroturf or grass. “I don’t know,” he said. “I never smoked Astroturf.”

That was 1974, when artificial turf was relatively new and he was more famous as a relief pitcher than as Tim McGraw’s father. Forty years later, professional athletes don’t crack many marijuana jokes in public anymore.

Much of the country is more accepting of cannabis — it is legal for recreational use in two states and for medical use in 23 states plus the District of Columbia — but marijuana remains a banned substance in the NFL, although the league slightly relaxed testing standards in its revised Policy and Program on Substances for Abuse.

Antonio Cromartie: NFL Shouldn't Ban Marijuana

NEW YORK:  NFL players should be allowed to smoke marijuana if they want to, according to Antonio Cromartie. During a recent interview for an entertainment website, the Jets cornerback said the league is wasting its time by banning the drug.

“They need to just let it go,” Cromartie told Thisis50.com, a site affiliated with the rapper 50 Cent. “We’re just going to do it anyway. They need to go ahead and say, ‘Y’all go ahead, smoke it, do what you need to do.’ ”

Although it sounds as if Cromartie said “we’re” in the video clip, he took to Twitter Wednesday to defend himself and to clarify his statement.

“The interview that I did on the weed policy, I never said ‘We’re’ I said that ‘Players will smoke anyway. I don’t smoke so I don’t care about it,” Cromartie tweeted.

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