August 1, 2013 — The Day We Got To 20 Medical Marijuana States

Source: The Weed Blog

This is big.

It was only, what, last week that New Hampshire became the 19th state to legalize medical marijuana. Today, Governor Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign legislation making Illinois the 20th MMJ state! That’s not just a round number, but it happens to represent 40% of the states. I believe this also marks a “tipping point”, because of the wide distribution of MMJ states across the country — now including all of New England — and covering a full one-third of the entire population. The states are coming faster now, and we only need five more to have a majority (since Washington, DC has not only approved it, but started selling it!).

In spite of the extremely restrictive nature of the regulations in Illinois, getting medicinal cannabis approved there is a major victory, as Illinois is traditionally a very conservative state in terms of allowing freedoms to its citizens. Also, President Obama first came to political office in Illinois, so this is bound to make some kind of impression on him. And finally, the more states that allow medical cannabis, the more people will be exposed to the fact that it actually works!

Old Hippie is a father of two boys and thankfully living in California where all this kind of thing is legal. He started smoking marijuana in 1967 in high school, experimented with mind-expanding drugs of all kinds, and then straightened out 15 or so years later to become an airplane pilot. After being diagnosed with depression in 2000, he lost his job and most of the following decade to prescription medications (such as antidepressants) which sapped his energy and will. Finally, a chance conversation with a friend led to a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana (MMJ). This changed his entire life, health, and outlook for the better. is his continuing story. It’s also his way to provide experienced advice on using medical marijuana effectively and responsibly, as well as advocacy, activism, and support for others. Old Hippie teaches about safe use of cannabis edibles, Canna Caps, vaporizers, dosing, and even microdosing.

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