2016 was a big year for marijuana. Now, more than half of America has legalized marijuana in one form or another, and eight states plus the District of Columbia officially passed recreational marijuana laws. We have more marijuana legalization states, but the marijuana movement also took some hits in 2016, most notably when the DEA refused to acknowledge marijuana as having any medicinal value and kept it as a Schedule I drug, and then again recently when they added CBD oil to the list of Schedule I substances.
With that in mind, now is more important than ever to start getting involved with the marijuana movement if you support medical and recreational marijuana legalization. Showing your support for weed can be simple or more complex, depending on how much you want to get involved. But every little bit counts. Try the following New Year’s Resolutions to help support marijuana in 2017.
Many marijuana users and medical marijuana patients use marijuana accessories to ingest their cannabis. Tools like pipes, bongs, vapes, and bubblers can all do the trick to get you high. But going without cleaning these accessories can lead to clogged pipes, wasted weed, and smoking resin. Resin is mostly tar and is terrible for you. Take the New Year to go through all your medical marijuana accessories and give them a good cleaning so you keep smoking healthy in the New Year.
Did you know that Carl Sagan was a pothead? That basically eliminates any credibility behind the statement “stoners are lazy.” But don’t let Carl Sagan be the one shiny example of marijuana boosting productivity rather than dampening it.
Make 2017 your best, most productive year yet—and don’t let that stop you from smoking pot, either. This is especially applicable for medical marijuana patients dealing with chronic conditions. You will likely use marijuana for to help your chronic condition for years to come, so make 2017 the first of many years where you have a lot of successes and smoke weed, too.
No matter what side of the aisle you fall on, we can all agree that 2016 was a rough year for politics. Many feel burned (pun intended) and many more are nervous for the future of weed legalization in America. Just because the election is over doesn’t mean now is the time to stop getting involved and making your voice heard.
Now more than ever, medical marijuana patients and families with medical conditions that marijuana can help need our voices to continue to fight for their rights. Make a resolution in 2017 to stay informed on the marijuana news and politics happening and get up to get involved when you can.
With over half the country legalizing marijuana in one form or another and more people than ever before showing their support for legalization, it’s clear that marijuana is going mainstream. Let’s help support marijuana by sharing our own stories and signs of support for cannabis. Sharing the love of marijuana will help others overcome the remaining negative stigma and misunderstanding of an herb that helps so many. Sharing your love of marijuana will help other families, veterans, and seniors fight for their access to a plant that will help their medical ailments.
Whether you’re a medical marijuana patient or a recreational marijuana consumer, include a little love for weed when thinking about your New Year’s resolutions for 2017. Stop by Las Vegas ReLeaf, located just 500 feet from the Las Vegas Strip, to learn more about medical marijuana here in Las Vegas and get involved with a marijuana New Year’s resolution. Visit our website and follow our weed blog to stay up-to-date on the latest marijuana happening and news in America.