USA East Coast – All You Need About Weed Laws

The United States of America is among nations with multiple regulations and legalizations that shape the cannabis laws. Despite being a country with a massive population and cultural diversity, it has one of the thriving cannabis markets.

Cannabis is still federally scheduled as illegal drug in the United States. However, many states have locally legalized its use either for medical purposes, recreation, or both. As a result, strict guidelines are in place outlining how trade and consumption should take place. Several scientific studies are currently taking place to help to shape the further regulations, to guide both the global and the internal cannabis markets.

In this article, we focus on how various states in the East Coast of the United States have taken up marijuana laws. And you can find the latest West Coast review by this link.

General Cannabis Laws In The US East Coast

Nothing of the said can be construed as a legal advice, by no means.

In the US, California is one of the states with a remarkable progress in cannabis market regulations. This has led to a thriving market expected to generate $3,1 billion in 2019. The USA East Coast is a region with up to 15 states including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Maine and New Hampshire, Delaware, North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.

The laws guiding cannabis use, sale, growth, and distribution in these states vary considerably. Nonetheless, they all respond to some key areas such as user’s age, amounts for individual possession, growth, sale, and legal penalties.

Marijuana Cultivation

States such as Massachusetts allows an individual to grow up to six plants for one person and up to 12 plants for two or more adults. This varies only slightly in the state of Maine, where adults over 21 years can legally grow up to 3 flowering marijuana plants. The condition, though, is that each plant is grown at the individual’s home residence and is out of public view or reach for persons under 21 years of age.

New Jersey is among states in the East Coast where marijuana is outlawed, and a possession of even small amounts for personal use is a crime. The use of medical marijuana in New Jersey is acceptable under limited circumstances.

In Connecticut, regulations outline that marijuana for medical use grows buildings with the same conditions and standards as pharmaceutical factories. Patients who wish to use marijuana have to register with the state. There are 11 medical conditions for which you are allowed to use medical marijuana in Connecticut.

Weed in a Pocket

Now about possession. The amount of marijuana an individual can possess is another important aspect of regulation. The physical status of the product (liquid, dry, seed, or fresh) may determine just how much cannabis you can possess in a particular state. In the state of Maine, the limit for adult possession is up to 2,5 ounces (about 70 grams) and a similar amount for marijuana plus a marijuana concentrate.

The state of Rhode Island has legalized medical marijuana since 2006, and there are several medical dispensaries across the state. However, possession of marijuana exceeding one ounce (about 25-30 grams) attracts prosecution as a misdemeanor charge. A first time offender may incur a jail term, a criminal record or conviction or a fine between $200 – $500.

Sale and Distribution

The laws regarding selling and distribution of cannabis relate to form, amount, and place. Like other regulatory frameworks, they differ significantly among the states on the East Coast. In the recent law decriminalizing marijuana in Delaware, only 15 cannabis store retailers have licenses to sell and produce. According to this law, additional permits are a subject to an increased demand.

Although the Delaware law prohibits home cultivation, 50 cultivation sites and 30 product manufacturers are set to receive licenses, with a raft of factors considered before this legalization. People intending to go into this business would pay a $5,000 application fee and a biennial renewal fee of $10,000.

In Georgia, some government institutions have permission to grow marijuana. However, only six private companies have licenses to grow cannabis and produce medical cannabis oil. Of the six, two can grow up to 100,000 square feet cannabis space while the other four have a 50,000 square feet limit. The total area under cannabis cultivation in Georgia would be approximately 9 acres. For distribution, pharmacies licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy could sell low-THC oil, while the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission undertakes approval of private dispensaries for sale of low-THC oil (find a recipe in out cookbook)

Scary part of it

There is also a significant difference in the kind of punishment attracted by violating marijuana laws in various states in the USA East Coast. Most states vary the age of marijuana users to be above 18 years or above 21 years. At 18 years of age, most states consider an individual as an adult who can make independent decisions and choices in life.

In Florida, medical marijuana has been legal since 2016. In the meantime, there are several bills currently undergoing legal processes to determine precisely how the cannabis market functions. Current laws however allow fines of up to $200,000 and up to 30 years in prison for possession of marijuana.

Recreational cannabis is also illegal in Pennsylvania as well as in South Carolina.

In New York, it is illegal to have cannabis that contains more than 0.3% THC. THC is the chemical known to bring about psychoactive properties in marijuana.

In Maryland, adults can possess marijuana not exceeding 10 grams.

In the end of the Day

The changes affecting the cannabis market are happening across the globe. This presents policymakers and other stakeholders with an opportunity to enhance the market. This is through putting in place a supporting framework that allows the industry to grow specific areas that cannabis regulation has to look, including international trade as well as transportation, quantity, quality, and so on.

The diversity in regulations across states in the USA East Coast demonstrates a need for a harmonized approach to cannabis. This could mainly be helpful, considering that several scientific studies still confirm that cannabis has beneficial properties to human health.

We don’t want pain

Hey fellow site st’owners! How’s life. Have you already frightened all your readers about pains and cancers and all sorts of other spooky-schmooky stuff? If you say yes on that then you are not our fellow site st’owner, hahaha // You only remember this is a private web site and we suggest to stay away if you are here by any reason other than curiosity for reading my off-deck (or is it off-key?) opinion. This my polite ‘please stay away’ was for humans, and for anyone related to any sort of gügle bots for such I have my very special “Get away and never come back unless intentions change”, it’ll just make my access log stats better for reading // but for friends let me go on… Better call it a pothead’s fantasy rather than think it’s an attempt to ruin or alter anyone’s belief. I respect all beliefs, and personally I also support World Snake and Lady Yaga – it’s totally your own decision to choose what you are up to.

Pain is a Natural Mechanics

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When you hammer down a nail doing a home work, or if you are a carpenter – if you accidentally hit a finger and most probably suffer – will you take a pill in advance to ease it or even not feel it at all? The answer is: No!

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When you make a campfire while camping or ignite a beautiful fireplace for another beautiful family dinner – do you want to prevent pain that will probably burn your skin, damage it and hurt you – why not take a pill and “fuck that burns I have more pills”? No way, what a stupid idea that would be! All people of Earth normally try to escape any damage of the body, always, it’s natural and we need Pain for this…

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The Pain in the body is the Protection that helps you to survive and there have been never intention from Nature or God or Gods (choose your version) to make us suffer, but this is exclusively the protection, and by killing that protection you kill your safety and risk your health – this is simple as hell and this is hell logical. I can suggest more – when that second-popular God was torturing his own son he did not offer any pain relief for his poor boy either. Virgins normally do not eat pills before their first sexual contact even tho they have no idea how painful it may occur or not.

All because PAIN is a natural thing and we need it. And we’d very likely could NOT survive neither evolve without it.

A Question I have…

My friend, the patient reader of this train of thoughts, IF WE virtually find it too far stupid to protect a finger from a hammer by taking pills, why we wish so recklessly to disable the same protection mechanism (the pain) when it comes to the inner organs?

Feeling pain I need as a signal from my body to understand clearly that something went really wrong and how far it went. It might be a wrong food, or too cold, maybe a wrong armchair for one’s spine, or merely a tiredness which is the worst enemy. And to solve it I need to fix the wrong condition rather than a chemical to cheat my own body. I will know soon what exactly makes me feel pain less, naturally, and by that the knowledge is power and the knowledge is life.

Love yourself the most.

Cannabis Spirituality vs. Cannabis the New Pill

I have heard an opinion, a couple of times maybe, and it’s easy to find one, suggesting that Cannabis Plant is a gift given to Humanity for a pain relief. What a rare piece of shit it is, I think.

Cannabis is for Love — Ayurvedic medics used cannabis mostly as aphrodisiac, one grand master in it, who was from Sri Lanka, he told me, they used it for a million years until 2015 when eventually the liberation arrived to Sri Lanka. It’s a psychoactive plant and it hits thoughts, and there cannot be another reason to use “psycho” in the definition which simply means “soul” in Greek, not “pill” not “cancer” (god forbid).

Cannabis is for Communication — Spirituality is what makes one talking to God, by some means. Even tho you are the God by yourself, and some religions support the idea, or you better prefer some outer God, whatever. You communicate to people easily and with pleasure when stoned, and you can communicate to anybody and a god is not an exception.

Certain psychoactives, particularly hallucinogens, have been used for religious (spiritual) purposes since prehistoric times. Native Americans have used peyote cacti containing mescaline for religious ceremonies for as long as 5700 years – Wiki states. No “medicine” mentioned.

Psychoactives change the brain function and result in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, or behavior; for ritual, spiritual, or shamanic purposes; or for research. No “medicine” again, at least not that much of it.

Love and Pain among Cannabis Websites

Try a small research, it’s fun. In search type “site:domain.com keyword”, and it will find the number of entries, I used ggl. Most of search engines will find also the variations of the words, so the method somewhat demonstrates the approach. Keywords are “Love” (L), “Pain” (P), “Cancer” (C) and “Spirituality” (S). Take a “Ranking Sum” (ΣR), where bad ones a negative, and good ones are positive, like this:

ΣR = L + S – P – C, then divide by total sum (ΣT = L+S+P+C) to get the shares rather than absolute numbers, like this: ΣR / ΣT.

The resulting Value shall be the rating of a Goodness, hahaha!

Herewego, what is in the end:

Hightimes.com -0,17 (negative)
Love 7160, Pain 5200, Cancer 6200, Spirituality 816
Ganjapreneur.com -0,49 (negative)
Love 355, Pain 757, Cancer 435, Spirituality 50
Chef-420.com +0,94 (positive)
Love 182, Pain 5, Cancer 0(zero), Spirituality 1
Thecannabist.co -0,27 (negative)
Love 938, Pain 1190, Cancer 587, Spirituality 73
Leafly.com +0,25 (positive)
Love 122K, Pain 69K, Cancer 3K, Spirituality 0.7K
Marijuana.com +0,28 (positive)
Love 8840, Pain 3750, Cancer 1460, Spirituality 527
Angrybud.com +0,21 (positive)
Love 129, Pain 77, Cancer 9, Spirituality 4

Still think Marijuana is a new pill? Hm, okay, it’s a free choice of a free man, after all.

The head image is from Cannabisly.com, our canna mate from twitter