Texas is Considering Legalizing Medical Marijuana

One of the most conservative states in the United States, Texas is looking into changing its laws and allow medical marijuana. A bill that would epilepsy patients to use cannabis a source of medicine has been introduced and is being considered by Texas lawmakers.

This new house bill would essentially legalize oils containing CBD, which has been known to treat epilepsy and other chronic medical conditions. This bill is known as the Compassionate Use Act, which states that children can be treated through marijuana and prevent them from having seizures and other symptoms of epilepsy.

After some compelling testimonies from children who suffer from epilepsy, the Texas lawmakers will make a determination on whether or not allow this bill to be passed. The lawmakers have expressed concerns about allowing the easy access any sort of marijuana-related products.

In my opinion, this sort of thinking is a bit short-sighted. If cannabis has been proven to prevent seizures or cure any sort of ailment. Marijuana use for medical purposes has already saved many lives and trying to prohibited, rather than regulated it, is in a way irresponsible.

Interestingly enough, last year the University of Texas conducted a poll among Texans on whether or not they would support legalization of marijuana to some degree. The results of this survey were overwhelmingly in favor of some form legalization. The exact number of Texans that supported some form legalization was around 77%.

After reading and watching some of the testimonies from children, I am convinced that this law should pass. The latest hearings offered some insight from Colorado residents who have already began using marijuana for medical purposes and have essentially provided testimonials on how medical marijuana has saved the lives of children in their state.

I think lawmakers are probably scared of upsetting big pharmaceutical companies who have already received permission to sell drugs on a federal level that prevent or treat epilepsy. Again, part of the problem that many pro-marijuana supporters have had to face in every state is the backlash from big money and big pharmaceutical companies.

In many ways corporations and the corporate establishment has to a degree, slowed down the progress of America. This is one of the many examples. Hopefully, Texas as the biggest state in the United States, and as one of the most economically-vibrant states, sets an example to the rest of America in the fight against marijuana prohibition.

Some of the Best Marijuana Strains Today

There are some many great options out there, but we decided to put together a short list of weed strains that you must try. When deciding what to get, you should definitely consider where and how you’d like to smoke/vape these. Some of these work great when you’re just chillin’ at home, others are great when you want to be out on the town. These are things that you should consider when choosing the best strain for you.

Recently, I sat down and decided to pick a few of the best strains that I’ve ever tried. Of course, there are tons of different options out there, but you have to start somewhere. The strains that I’ve listed below are a good start.

Tahoe OG

If you plan on staying in on a Friday night and catch up on your Netflix, Hulu or your favorite late night TV show, this is the weed you want to be vaping (or smoking). The Tahoe OG is known to have a soothing and relaxing effect. Again, this is the perfect herb for a quiet night at home while ordering pizza from your favorite local pizza joint.

Blueberry

This is top shelf stuff. The Ferrari of strains. The Blueberry is known as one of the best indica’s in the market. This particular strain is popular among medical marijuana patients because it helps relieve stress and anxiety. It also helps relieve pain. Oh, and the THC content on this one super high! Yeah, Blueberry!

Golden Goat

This is a rather strong strain of marijuana. It is a a hybrid/mix of a Hawaiian and Romulan strains. Half Indica and half Sativa, with the Sativa really dominating its character. The THC levels on this one can be of up to 23%. Not bad at all.

OG-18

The OG-18 is a close relative of the OG Kush. This is also a hybrid strain, with Indica being the dominant force in this one. This is definitely one of the best recognized strains out there as it has won many different awards.

Kandy Kush

The Kandy Kush is a cross between the OG Kush and the Trainwreck strains. Great quality and highly available on the west coast. Great powerful weed for those who are looking for a more creative and uplifting effect.

Bruce Banner #3

This is a classic strain. The Bruce Banner #3 gives  you a nice punch of euphoria coupled with a relaxing sensation afterwards.

The Best Weed Delivery Services In The US

As more states are becoming weed-friendly, newer and cooler apps that deliver cannabis products to your home are popping up everywhere. These apps are limited to certain areas, cities and states in the US for now. However, in the future we may see these apps or others expanding to the rest of the states in the US.

Currently, Eaze is offering marijuana-delivery services to the Greater San Francisco and Bay Area. While other apps like Canary are now delivering marijuana in Seattle and the State of Washington. Lastly, Nestdrop is now delivering cannabis edibles, herbs and concentrates.

EAZE

EAZE has been operating in San Francisco for the last couple of years. They have a cool mobile app with a nice interface that allows you to choose from a variety of different herbs, oils and concentrates. The App is easy to use and it recently was revamped with a fresh cash infusion from investors. In other words, EAZE is expanding and improving the quality of its services. Based on the EAZE website, they are planning to expand their business operations and delivery to the Greater Los Angeles Area as well as the Greater Denver Area.

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More recently, Snoop Dogg (AKA Snoop Lion) and a team of investors have invested a ton of cash on this venture and this is mainly the reason why they’re now being able to expand their operations outside of San Francisco and focus on a larger market like LA and legal recreational marijuana markets like Denver and the State of Colorado.

Canary

Canary was developed and created by two college buddies attending the University of Washington. They have recently shut down their operations due to “impending legistlation that will make medical marijuana delivery illegal.” Here’s the statement on their website:

We’re writing today with mixed news. Impending legislation that will make medical marijuana delivery illegal in Washington state has caused us to make the tough decision to sunset the Canary mobile apps and on-demand delivery service. We’re proud to have served the Seattle medical marijuana community and hope you all enjoyed the service and experience we worked hard to create. For what it’s worth, it was worth all the while. 

Of course, this is not the end for us. Our mission remains to build software that helps connect legal marijuana providers and customers, and we’re excited to be merging with Dave, a Seattle-based cannabis technology startup. As the state moves toward a licensed and regulated marijuana industry we’re following suit with a brand new product that will make buying marijuana at recreational stores easier than ever before. We’re pleased to make this important step from medical to recreational marijuana, a sign that prohibition is truly ending. 

Want to join us for this next chapter? Our goal with the Dave app is to make purchasing recreational marijuana easier than ever with online ordering and in-store pick-up. When navigating the world of legal, recreational marijuana gets tough, Dave can help. Simply head over to davecanhelp.co to download the Dave app today! 

Nestdrop

Nestdrop is operating along the west coast in Seattle, Portland and other cities within California. They are the only marijuana-delivery app that is operating across several different states currently. Nestdrop started as an alcohol delivery service in LA at first, but then quickly moved into the marijuana delivery market.