Cannabis Legal States

Boy was that an election! Donald Trump never stopped being the president and Joe Biden’s mental status likely confused him regarding his election win. But guess who has been impressively standing on stage this entire time delivering the most useful message? Marijuana was recreationally legalized in the states of New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota and Montana this year. Mississippi came in big by legalizing medical marijuana. It seems that with each passing year, cannabis is gaining more supporters who are pro-legalization. This will lead to more cannabis legal states.

The science remains young and we don’t have enough evidence to conclude any long-term health benefits or adverse effects. But we have reached a point where criminalizing cannabis users is no longer sensical. I mean, going to prison for possession of marijuana? That sounds very archaic. Remember, that even though marijuana is being legalized, should not mean that we become naive to its potential mental health side effects such as anxiety, psychological addiction or even psychosis.

Are Cannabis Legal States the Future?

I predict that the United States will legalize cannabis in all fifty states within the next ten years. The people want it legalized, it’s no longer taboo to indulge and it’s great as a stress reliever. Not everyone enjoys drinking a glass of wine to unwind. Some people prefer to take a hit of a vape pen or consume an edible and call it a night. As long as cannabis is used in moderation and you’re not experiencing any mental health symptoms, it should be fine to use. The only thing going against cannabis at the present time is that we lack the science behind long-term side effects. But with ongoing clinical research trials, we will have those answers within the next 5-10 years as well.

Cannabis legalization is here to stay.

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9 Replies to “Cannabis Legal States”

  1. Anthony Garner – London, England – To write about your passion after many years in the desert of law and finance is inexpressibly satisfying. After a career in commercial law and investment banking, I spent many years trading and investing for my own account. For better and at times for worse. I also wrote books and articles on finance but my writing became tinged with cynicism and polemics. I may have been funny, but it was corroding my soul. I decided that I had to write about topics where I had only good things to say. Things which might brighten peoples lives. Things which some may appreciate and find useful. And hence my blog zenothestoic.com was born. Art, music, science, philosophy, religion and literature. And doubtless a few other topics thrown in along the journey. A time for optimism and positivity. An end to sarcasm and disillusion.
    Anthony Garner says:

    I tried the stuff some years back and it tended to make me very anxious. No doubt the way it affects some. But for others it must make a pleasant and much safer option to alcohol.

    1. Dr. Alexander – New York City Area – Dr. Alexander, a psychiatry resident in the New York City area is the founder of The DSM Ready Movement: an international community which focuses on bringing people together to achieve a happier and healthier state of mind. DSM Ready has three goals: 1) End mental health stigma and normalize mental health 2) Provide a safe and nonjudgmental place to share thoughts, feelings and advice about mental health 3) Maximize happiness and well-being 😎 Dr. Alexander can be reached on: dsmready.com linkedin.com/in/psychheals/
      Dr. Sinu MD says:

      There are many more strains now to explore.

      1. Anthony Garner – London, England – To write about your passion after many years in the desert of law and finance is inexpressibly satisfying. After a career in commercial law and investment banking, I spent many years trading and investing for my own account. For better and at times for worse. I also wrote books and articles on finance but my writing became tinged with cynicism and polemics. I may have been funny, but it was corroding my soul. I decided that I had to write about topics where I had only good things to say. Things which might brighten peoples lives. Things which some may appreciate and find useful. And hence my blog zenothestoic.com was born. Art, music, science, philosophy, religion and literature. And doubtless a few other topics thrown in along the journey. A time for optimism and positivity. An end to sarcasm and disillusion.
        Anthony Garner says:

        Isn’t it just different concentrations of THC or are there other chemicals involved? Is it perhaps an entourage effect as with psilocybin containing mushrooms which also contain other chemicals?

      2. Dr. Alexander – New York City Area – Dr. Alexander, a psychiatry resident in the New York City area is the founder of The DSM Ready Movement: an international community which focuses on bringing people together to achieve a happier and healthier state of mind. DSM Ready has three goals: 1) End mental health stigma and normalize mental health 2) Provide a safe and nonjudgmental place to share thoughts, feelings and advice about mental health 3) Maximize happiness and well-being 😎 Dr. Alexander can be reached on: dsmready.com linkedin.com/in/psychheals/
        Dr. Sinu MD says:

        There are thousands of chemicals but THC is the main psychoactive one responsible for getting you high. CBD decreases the effect of THC, hence why different strains have different highs

  2. Amazing Content. Your content gave us the clear vision. Plus it’s good to hear Marijuana has become legalized in some countries.

    1. Dr. Alexander – New York City Area – Dr. Alexander, a psychiatry resident in the New York City area is the founder of The DSM Ready Movement: an international community which focuses on bringing people together to achieve a happier and healthier state of mind. DSM Ready has three goals: 1) End mental health stigma and normalize mental health 2) Provide a safe and nonjudgmental place to share thoughts, feelings and advice about mental health 3) Maximize happiness and well-being 😎 Dr. Alexander can be reached on: dsmready.com linkedin.com/in/psychheals/
      Dr. Sinu MD says:

      Thank you Stela! I’m glad that you enjoy the material. Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

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