TNMNews Live Broadcast: November 2nd, 2018 Marijuana News Week in Review
Happy Friday everyone! This is Todd Denkin with The National Marijuana News concerning you on November second of 2018. It is amazing to me simply how quickly this year has actually passed. We are on the verge of some significant modifications to our federal and state governments with the midterm elections coming this Tuesday, and both North Dakota and Michigan are voting on legalizing an adult-use cannabis market. Canada currently legalized cannabis nationally and the UN will decide soon on whether to deschedule cannabis worldwide. Whatever is occurring quickly and we are doing everything in our power to provide marijuana specific news to you as rapidly as we can. Having said that, let’s proceed to our very first story. Mexico’s Supreme Court has Practically Legalized Recreational Marijuana I’m heading worldwide first. This story appears to have actually fallen under the radar, but on Wednesday Mexico’s Supreme Court considered the ban on the leisure usage of marijuana unconstitutional. This is a really major choice since Mexico’s government works different than ours. The United States Supreme Court does not make laws, but Mexico’s does. It is a long drawn out process where the Supreme Court has to have 5 consecutive judgments on the same concern go the exact same way in order for a law to be made. That occurred for cannabis on Wednesday when the court ruled in favor of 2 more difficulties against the prohibition of marijuana. They made their first ruling back in 2015 and there have now been a total of 5 rulings, setting a jurisprudence and making the decisions a precedent for other courts. All that is left is for the Mexican government is to control its intake. The judgment does not produce a framework for the business sale of cannabis, so saying it is legal in Mexico is not totally precise. We will have to see what they do next. But congratulations to Mexico! We talked to the former president of Mexico, Vincente Fox, recently which we will supply a link to here in the records. He has fought difficult promoting for the legalization of marijuana in his country and all over the world to fight the cartels in Mexico. It looks like his efforts have paid off. Thailand is Working on a Medical Marijuana Expense Moving over to Asia, Thailand might be the first Asian nation to legalize medical marijuana. There is a costs being prepared that would enable Thailand to take part in the huge global medical cannabis export company. Their climate is great for growing marijuana and according to Bloomberg, they were a major source of cannabis to the world throughout the ’80s. As of today, they have really stringent laws on drug trafficking, consisting of cannabis, that could even lead to the death sentence. It would be a huge swing in policy for them but it reveals what the advocacy efforts worldwide have actually achieved and how the lure of money can affect everyone. South Korea likewise has extremely rigorous rules on marijuana which apply even to its homeowners when they run out the nation. However, they are likewise thinking about chilling out laws so that they can participate in the global medical marijuana industry. Epidiolex is Now Available by Prescription Throughout the United States Relocating to the United States. Epidiolex, the very first cannabis based prescription drug to ever be approved by the FDA, is now offered through prescription throughout the country. The drug is made by GW Pharmaceuticals and treats epilepsy. Extremely few drugs have actually ever shown much of a capability to decrease seizures in patients having problem with Dravet syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome till it was discovered that CBD is among the very best anticonvulsants out there. Earlier this year the city of Chicago passed Ashley’s Law, named after Ashley Surin a young girl with epilepsy, that permits trainees to take medical cannabis on public school premises. CBD’s capability to combat epilepsy may be the very best evidence that marijuana has medical residential or commercial properties contradicting completely the Schedule 1 status of marijuana that labels it as having no medical worth. The US Justice Department and the DEA provided Epidiolex a Set up 5 listing back in September. There Are At Least 20 Gubernatorial Candidates that Assistance Marijuana Legalization I pointed out the midterm election at the start of the broadcast. The last count reveals 20 Gubernatorial candidates around the country running in their state’s election
that assistance cannabis legalization. It’s intriguing since the majority of the 31 states that now have actually legalized medical cannabis, or the 9 adult-use states, were a forced result by voters. Now that political leaders see the people desire legalized cannabis, the prospects that support legalization seem to be coming out of the woodwork. The next phase of cannabis legalization appears to be completely upon the US where lawmakers produce and pass expenses legalizing marijuana like Vermont did and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is trying to do. There are a total of 39 guv seats up for grab in the United States and its territories. One of the more fascinating ones from the point of view of the marijuana legalization movement is Maine’s race. We have actually pointed out Governor Paul LePage of Maine in a number of articles on TNMNews.com. Maine citizens approved the legalization of adult-use cannabis back in 2016, however Governor LePage has vetoed every costs his state’s congress has actually put prior to him to execute rules for the new market. Janet Mills is working on the democratic ticket for his seat and if she wins she will likely offer Maine citizens what they want quickly. Well everybody, that is it for today. We will have to see what happens next week with the elections. It should be amazing for the cannabis motion and we will be reporting on it. Make certain to head out and cast your tally if you have not yet. Our managing editor, Richard Lowe, will be covering MJBiz Con here in Las Vegas in 2 weeks, so remain tuned for that. In the meantime, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @NationalMJNews and our culture Instagram account @Culture. TNMNews. You can find much more great stories at TNMNews.com too. This is Todd Denkin with The National Cannabis News. Have a great weekend everybody!