What is Cannabis oil?

Cannabis oil is a thick, sticky, resinous substance made up of cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, that is extracted from the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica).

Cannabis oil is a cannabis based product obtained by separating the resins from cannabis flowers using a solvent extraction process. Cannabis oil can also be known as marijuana oil, Rick Simpson Oil (RSO), Full extract cannbais oil (FECO), hash oil, dabs, shatter, or wax.

Cannabis oil is the most potent of three main cannabis products, which are the actual cannabis flower (marijuana), resin (hashish), and oil (cannabis oil).

Cannabis oil is the most concentrated form of the three main cannabis products. That is what makes cannabis oil the most potent.

What is the difference to cannabidiol?

Marijuana plants 

Marijuana is the breed of Cannabus that contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), this is the chemical that produces psychotropic effects that get people “high”.

Hemp is also a breed – but it’s bred without THC. It’s rich in cannabidiol (CBD) which is the “nonpsychoactive component of Cannabis sativa”.

CBD oil does not produce a high, as it has less than 0.2% of the psychoactive ­tetra­­­hydro­­cannabinol, so it is legal in the UK.

CBD oil is used to ease the symptoms of multiple ­sclerosis, joint pain, anxiety and depression, along with a range of other conditions.

It is made by pressing hemp leaves and flowers.

The use of the word ‘oil’ is also misleading.

Hemp oil is available online as a food product, CBD oil contains high levels of cannabidiol and low THC, so it’s seen as medicinal.

Cannabis oil is an extract and is taken orally, but it’s different to the other two. The gist is cannabis oil gets people high, CBD oil doesn’t.

Why do people take it?

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Many argue there are medicinal benefits to CBD oil.

In a 2007 article in the journal Dialogues in Clinical Neurosciences it said: “Despite the mild addiction to cannabis and the possible enhancement of addiction to other substances of abuse, when combined with cannabis, the therapeutic value of cannabinoids is too high to be put aside.”

Research has argued it can:

  • reduce pain
  • help reduce side effects to chemotherapy in cancer patients
  • reduce muscle spasms
  • help reduce ocular pressure in glaucoma patients
  • lower blood pressure
  • relieve symptoms of asthma, constipation, depression, epilepsy and insomnia

It’s important to stress that while studies have looked into all of these diseases, conditions and the impact it has on them there has been no overall study and only certain types of oil are legal.

Is cannabis oil legal in the USA and UK?

Cannabis oil itself is illegal to possess, supply or use. The law did change to recognise CBD as a medicine though. This is down to scientific studies into its use. In a nutshell CBD oil is now legal in the UK and parts USA.

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As fun as smoking weed can be, every frequent stoner knows that getting high isn’t always as simple as we would like it to be. Grinders go missing, pipes break, cotton mouth will always try to wreck your make-out sessions, and lighters that were accounted for while you were grinding, packing, and/or rolling always seem to vanish the second you’re ready to take that first puff. On top of all of that, although our culture’s misconceptions about marijuana have been slowly changing for the better in recent years, weed still isn’t accepted in most places — so learning how to blaze with discretion is kind of essential, too.

Fortunately, though, despite the numerous stereotypes that would suggest otherwise, stoners can be pretty dang resourceful, (especially about their bud) so there are a lot of cool weed hacks that can make your whole high experience much simpler and even more enjoyable.

If you’re a self-proclaimed marijuana enthusiast, then you already know there’s a vast wealth of weed wisdom out there to aid you with even the most ridiculous of pot-related problems. But whether you’re a weed genius, a weed novice, or somewhere in between (like myself) there are certain pot hacks that are simple enough for any smoker to take advantage of.

1. Use A Bobby Pin To Clean Ash Out Of Your Bowl & De-Clog Your Pipe

I can’t even count how many times I’ve used one of my bobby pins to clean the ash out of a bowl or de-clog a pipe or a one-hitter. It’s perfect, because if you’re anything like me, you pretty much always have a bobby pin handy. The only downside to this hack is, if you need to de-clog your actual pipe instead of just your bowl, you’ll have to straighten out (and thus ruin) your bobby pin to do it — but bobby pins are super cheap and incredibly effective at clearing passageways. So, if you’re in a bind and have bobby pins to spare, give it a shot.

2. Keep Lip Balm With Your Weed Paraphernalia

As you undoubtedly already know, weed will dry you out fast, and not having access to lip balm when that happens (especially if you’re trying to initiate a make-out session) can be pretty miserable. So consider keeping some lip balm wherever you keep all your weed stuff, and also try to remember to keep some in your handbag and/or pockets for when you’re smoking away from home. That way, when cotton mouth turns your lips to sandpaper, the sweet, soothing solution will always be within your grasp.

Personally, I’d suggest a mint-flavored lip balm because it helps with dry lips, any unfortunate smoker’s breath you might develop, and also just because you won’t find a much tastier mixture than good bud and yummy mint.

3. … And Sunglasses Too

You probably don’t need me to tell you this, but sunglasses are essential if you’ve been daytime smoking and then have to go out in public. It’s so much easier to relax and enjoy your high when you don’t have to worry about your eyes looking too red or too low. Plus, UV rays are no joke. So, consider keeping a pair of shades in your handbag at all times.

4. Suck On Candy Or Mints While You Smoke

Personally, I’d give Jolly Ranchers a try — but pretty much any kind of candy or mint will work well, too. What you’ll do is just pop the treat of your choice into your mouth while you’re prepping your bowl/bong/joint/blunt/vape, suck on it until you can really taste all it’s sweet and/or sour-y goodness, and then keep it in your cheek while you puff. It’s indescribably delicious, and it will also help you combat both cotton mouth and the munchies.

5. Use A Clean Penny & A Pill Bottle As A Makeshift Grinder

Losing and/or misplacing your grinder sucks, but if you have access to a penny and any kind of pill bottle, it doesn’t have to keep you from getting lifted. Clean the penny (or whatever coin you end up using) with rubbing alcohol first, (because money is notoriously gross) then drop a nugget or two in an empty pill bottle with the clean penny, pop the bottle’s lid into place, and shake. Voila!

6. Smoke Before Meal Times

The munchies can be overpowering, but you can smoke pot without clearing your pantry or raiding your fridge, (if you consider that a bad thing). If you plan your highs around your meals, (particularly if you just wait to smoke until you’re about to eat dinner) then you should be able to avoid the over-indulging that is often associated with smoking marijuana. The food will taste even more delicious, and you’re actually likely to have a better sense of when you’re full if you eat with a spirit of high mindfulness.

7. Keep A Back-Up Stash Somewhere Safe

I’m by no means suggesting you should go all Ilana Wexler and hide weed in your body cavities. Also, running out of weed really isn’t that big of a deal unless you’re using it strictly to treat a medical condition.

That said, it’s still nice to have a back-up stash sometimes. Especially because, in true stoner fashion, you’ll probably forget about it for a good while and then happen upon it at the most opportune time. (At least, that’s how it usually works for me.) Just don’t forget to store it well (mason jars are great) and keep it somewhere your pets and young relatives won’t find it.

8. Make Your Own Bong Out Of A Plastic Bottle

OK, so I’ve never actually made my own DIY bong — but this awesome lady has, and she makes it look pretty easy. Plus, you know, we should really take advantage of any opportunity to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

9. Keep Lube Handy

While weed can actually make sex more enjoyable for many women, (in many cases it even makes orgasm easier to achieve) it can also cause vaginal dryness — so it’s a good idea to keep lube handy if you’re planning to bong and bang. Personally, I love lube, and would suggest using it whether you’re having sex while drunk, high, or sober — but since “cotton vagina” is a real thing, and vaginal dryness is just the worst, you should for sure stay stocked up on lube if you and your partner like to smoke before having sex.

10. Create Your Own “Chill Out” Mantra For When You’re Feeling Paranoid

Smoking weed rarely makes me feel paranoid, but I have gotten high and then freaked out super hard a couple of times — and because of those experiences, I now have a mantra to calm myself down. What I like to tell myself is this: “everything is exactly the same as it was five minutes ago — you’re just high.” Feel free to repeat this to yourself if you’re ever feeling freaked out after getting high — or make up your own mantra.

11. Use A Drop Of Honey To Keep Joints From Burning Too Quickly

I’ve never tested this out myself, (mostly because I can’t roll for sh*t) but evidently, if you rub a drop of honey over the skin of a rolled joint, it helps prevent said doobie from burning too quickly. Also, it probably smells and tastes delicious.

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Let’s say you take an Uber and you are in a city where weed is legalized, but you really need weed. The question is;

Is it OK to ask my Uber driver if they can hook me up with weed if I’m in a state that hasn’t legalized it?

My best answer would be,

Order your weed online and request for discreet delivery. Don’t ask you Uber driver anything. You know, we can sell and deliver you weed.

However, let’s see what others think.

1.Steve Cooper

Sure, go ahead and commit a felony! Get both you and the driver in legal trouble! Asking a Uber driver to do something illegal can be considered a conspiracy, which is a felony in most states. That’s a long time in Heartbreak Hotel, and consequences that will follow you the rest of your life.

Some here will say, “go ahead, no harm in asking,” but then that puts the driver in a bad spot… The driver won’t know if you’re a stoner or a cop or a thief. If I were driving you, and you asked, I’d probably pull over and kick you to the curb. The fare isn’t worth the possible jail time, loss of vehicle, and legal fees. And like one response here, the Uber driver could be a cop supplementing his income… that would put you in a bad situation, no?

2. Carl Ausdenmoore

Not if you wish to show that person respect. Uber operates in states where pot is illegal and it illegal to drive high everywhere thus Uber has policies in place about drugs. Respect their assistance to you and don’t ask them.

Uber also isn’t an errand service, it’s a door to door taxi service.

3. Francis Lapyre

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You do realize that Uber keeps a record of all trips, don’t you? And that the driver is free to report his/her encounter with you to the police? And that some drivers have dash-cams in the car for their own protection?

Performing a service which is not legal is not a good business model, and asking me in particular to do that will get you in deep doo-doo.

4. Simon Kunze

Sure, it’s perfectly fine to ask but be prepared for any answer. Some might be able and willing to help, others won’t have a clue or will refuse to help you – it’s their call and you should respect their stance on the matter.

But asking? Sure, go ahead! 🙂

5. Martin Dulberg

Seriously, why would you even ask such an obvious question? No.

Let me also give you a tip, you never know what your Uber driver does for a living. In my area I know of at least two state troopers who do it on the side. Not sure how kindly they would take to the question.

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Are you a UK retailer wanting to know which weed strains sell well in the UK? Here’s the list: Note that we can supply them to you at a reseller price (70% discount.) We do secure and discreet delivery. Enjoy

Acapulco Gold

Afgooey

AK 47

Alaskan Thunderfuck

Apollo 13

Banana Kush

Big Cheese

Black Cherry Soda

Black Magic Kush

Black Rhino [not allowed]

Black Widow

Blackberry

Blackberry Kush

Blue Haze

Blue Thunder

Blue Widow

Blueberry

Blueberry AK..

Blueberry Haze

Blueberry Kush

Blueberry Yum Yum

Bluecheese

Blurberry

Bubble Berry

Bubble Hash

Bubble Kush

Bubblegum

Cali Gold

Cali Hash Plant

Cali Orange Bud (C.O.B.)

California Dream

Chronic

Durban Poison

Firewalker OG

G-13 Purple Haze

Girl Scout Cookies

Grand Daddy Purple

Grape Ape

Green Poison…

Jack Herer

LSD

Mango Kush

Mr. Nice Guy

Northern Lights

NYC Sour Diesel……

OG Mango

Orange Widow

Piezel

Pineapple Express

Pure Power

Pure Power Plant

Purple [not allowed]

Purple Cheese

Purple Haze…

Purple Passion

Reggie

Rhino Diesel

Runuponyah

Sensi Star x AK47

Skunk #1

Sky Walker

Skywalker [not allowed]

Sleestack X Skunk

Sloppy Bowl…

Smelly Guy

Snoop’s [not allowed]

Snow Wreck

Snowcap

Sour Diesel

Sour Grape

Sour Kush

Sour OG

Sour Russian

Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Diesel

Strawberry Kush

Super Lemon Haze

Super Lemon Skunk

Super Silver Haze..

Super Skunk

Super Sour Diesel

The Magic

Triple Diesel

White Fire

White Haze

White Rhino

White Russian

White Skunk

White Widow..s

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One of the only things we knew for certain about the North American weed industry prior to November last year was that regardless of the result of the vote, it was going to be big. Not just big, but spectacularly lucrative. There was no way of telling precisely how big it was likely to be, given the fact that it wasn’t entirely clear which way the nine states taking cannabis to the ballot box would vote.

Of course, we now know that the result of said vote turned out to be nothing short of outstanding for the cannabis community – all nine states having voted to legalise either recreational or medical cannabis. Which in turn meant that as far as economists and analysts were concerned, there was suddenly a lot more information to work with in terms of overall industry values.

2016 may have been an important and prosperous year for legal cannabis in the US, but experts believe we really haven’t seen the even the start of things to come. Last year, total cannabis revenues came in somewhere in the region of $5.7 billion, which in turn meant a total tax bill of approximately $1 billion. Not bad, considering how things were and are only just getting off the ground. Over the next five years however, analysts working with ArcView Research believe that we will see explosive growth across the entire cannabis industry, resulting in the total tally for 2021 coming out in excess of $21 billion.

 

And they’re not the only ones who see things accelerating wildly over the years to come. Quite to the contrary, what with a recent paper published by 10 Cowen & Co. suggesting that when the year 2026 rolls around, the legal cannabis industry in the US could be worth more than $50 billion. If so, this would make the legal cannabis industry perhaps the single fastest-growing new industry ever to have emerged in the United States, in terms of its overall value and tax contributions.

Needless to say therefore, it’s a pretty positive picture that seems to suggest wide reaching and growing benefits for an economy which, let’s face it, is always in need of a boost. Or at least, that would be the case – were it not for a rather large and tenacious onion in the proverbial ointment residing in the Oval Office right now.

Disconcertingly Vague

At the past few years, Donald Trump hasn’t given the weed community, in general, a great deal to go on, when it comes to both his personal opinions on cannabis and how he intends to tackle the issue. Every time he seems to have indicated worryingly conservative views, he has gone on to state that it’s an issue that can and should be controlled by each state individually. Which would seem to suggest that for the most part, there’s not a great deal to worry about.

Which would have been true, if it wasn’t for the fact that Jeff Sessions was recently confirmed as the new US Atty. General. Now, no doubt you’ve already come across more than a few examples of Sessions’ completely OTT and dangerous comments regarding cannabis. Whether it’s executing cannabis dealers, insisting that no “good people” in America smoke cannabis and famously stating that the KKK would be just fine if they didn’t smoke pot, he’s not exactly earned a reputation as a friend of the cannabis community. And given the fact that he has his finger on the big-red Federal law button, it’s all a little bit scary.

More recently, he was questioned directly on these exact statements and his views on cannabis legislation in general. Rather than backtracking, clarifying his stance or giving any indication whatsoever as to how he intends to proceed, he simply confirmed that he is not “ruling out” the enforcement of Federal law.  Which is, suffice to say, what the cannabis community for the most part sees as a real doomsday scenario.

The only question now being – will he actually have the audacity to go through with it?

That’s something only time will tell, but given the incredibly controversial action taken so far by the Trump Administration in various areas, it’s far from beyond the realms of possibility.

A Select Few Outcomes

The thing is though, while the cannabis community in general remains well and truly rattled, confused and unable to even guess what’s going to happen, realistically speaking there are only a few ways things could go. Or more accurately, a total of five possible outcomes in terms of how Trump, Sessions and Co. could decide to handle cannabis. Of which some are of course fundamentally more terrifying than others, but when looking at things from a logical standpoint, it also seems relatively clear which are the most probable.

That is of course, assuming that logic is something that comes into the equation!

So when the dust has settled following Trump’s turbulent arrival and the cannabis issue is brought to the table, what are the scenarios we could well be looking at?

Scenario 1 – Game Over

It goes without saying that the worst possible case scenario would be that of Sessions deciding that the time has come to declare war on cannabis and choosing to fire the first salvo. The scary thing being that as cannabis still remains entirely illegal at a Federal level – both recreational and medical cannabis alike – every single person across the US using, buying, selling or working with the stuff in any way is technically breaking the law. Which in turn means that if Federal law was to be enforced, millions could face criminal charges. To enforce Federal law would see the entire industry annihilated, leading not only to ruin for tens of thousands of currently-legitimate business owners but untold misery and agony for millions of medical cannabis users. It’s a far-fetched idea to any sane person, but it’s certainly not out of the question.

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Scenario 2 – Goodbye Recreational

 

One considerably more plausible scenario than outright war on cannabis as a whole is that of the newly installed government instead aiming their arsenal square early and exclusively at recreational cannabis. For one thing, the recreational cannabis industry is currently in its infancy. For another, deciding to abolish recreational cannabis would mean that medical cannabis users would still be able to gain access to the essential treatment they need. This is a move the government could see as ‘nipping the problem in the bud’ and would probably gain a lot of support nationwide. After all, the overwhelming majority of US citizens may support medical marijuana – recreational cannabis continues to divide the public fairly equally down the middle.

Scenario 3 – Progress Halted

Something else the government could decide to do, albeit an incredibly complicated and difficult option, would be to ensure that the current spread of the industry is halted in its tracks. Or to put it another way, business as usual can continue in states where cannabis has been legalised, but no new states will be allowed to join the party. Of course, it would probably be impossible to bring into effect any actual law with these kinds of unbalanced stipulations. But at the same time, Sessions and Co. could make it so incredibly difficult for any new states to get involved that it would be largely impossible for them to do so.  Given the complexity of the issue, this seems like a highly improbable outcome.

Scenario 4 – Trump’s Total Support

Highly unlikely for the time being but certainly a plausible prospect for the future, it’s worth remembering that Donald Trump is a businessman. Not only this, but a spectacularly capable businessman and the president that has promised to pump billions back in the US every year, create jobs, support good causes and so on. As such, to walk away from an industry that promises more than $10 billion in tax revenues every year would seem to be a ridiculous and unthinkable move. Moreover, should Trump decide to pledge his support to the US cannabis industry, he could make history by de-scheduling pot at a Federal level. And if he does, the growth we’re likely to see over the coming years could be nothing short of mind-blowing.

Scenario 5 – The Passive Approach

Last but not least, the single most probable outcome of all is that of Trump and Co. deciding not to do anything at all. Or more specifically, leaving the cannabis community as they are right now and allowing each individual state to come up with and enforce its own cannabis policy. All of which makes sense for two very good reasons – the first of which being that the current system is both working well and has the support of the public. Secondly, there’s the way in which Trump has way bigger fish to fry than the cannabis issue and leaving things as they are would allow him to effectively escape criticism on either side of the fence. Cannabis critics would salute him for not touching Federal law, while the pro-cannabis community would breathe the biggest collective sigh of relief in its history.

Still, there are some who remain optimistic enough to actually welcome Sessions’ appointment. One of which being National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith, as quoted by Seed Supreme:

“We look forward to Attorney General Sessions maintaining the current federal policy of respect for legal, regulated cannabis programs in the states, and we will work with him to do that,” said Smith.

“State-legal cannabis businesses generate billions of dollars in economic activity and support tens of thousands of good-paying jobs. The projected value of the legal cannabis industry in the U.S. for 2016 is $6.7 billion, and that market value is expected to grow to $21.8 billion by 2020.”

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The legalization of weed to many states in the US is great news for many Americans. It really benefited all those who would use marijuana for medical purposes and even those who don’t.

For those who are clueless on weed’s different uses, benefits and anything related to it, then this article will provide you all the information. It should also be a reminder to those who want to know more about marijuana that this substance shouldn’t be abused and if possible, only use it when it is part of your medical treatment.

Getting Started on Weed

Indica VS Sativa – There are two kinds of marijuana – Indica and Sativa. For Indica, this particular variety is the one that makes the user sleepy. It is good for anyone who wants to relieve pain, anxiety, sleeplessness and experience a body high. Sativa, on the other hand, is good for anyone who wants to b e more upbeat, anyone who wants to experience cerebral high or anyone who wants to become artistic. This type of marijuana increases your imaginative capability and makes you sleepless especially when you smoke it before bedtime.

Know the Different Terms for Weed

Just like anything else, people have different ways of referring to marijuana based on their culture. Your peers may say it at one point and you eventually have no idea what they’re talking about. So get to know some terms that stoners use to refer to marijuana:
  • Mary Jane
  • Grass
  • Spliffo
  • Bannaner
  • SHIT
  • GOOD SHIT
  • FUCKIN ASS SHIT
  • Will-Leaves Nelson
  • Weed
  • Texazz Pee
  • Funny Oregano
  • Joke Smoke
  • Barack O’Blamma
All of these names may seem unlikely and weird but it’s a stoner’s world out there.

Just Say NO to Blunts

The new generation of users made the tobacco leaf rolling papers for marijuana delivery very popular. This type of delivery can kill the taste of myriad delicious strains and can even cause the user to have addiction towards the nicotine.

Know Your Equipment

As you may know, there are several ways to deliver marijuana. One example is through the use of vaporizers which can be good for eliminating the smoke’s funky smell especially if you don’t want anyone around you to notice that you’re smoking joint. The high that a smoker usually experiences in vape is not that intense and won’t last that long. A bong on the other hand is considered to be a bit disgusting and it filters the most noxious elements of combustion.

Ways of Consuming Marijuana

Smoking Marijuana is the most traditional way of consumption but for the modern day people, it can be consumed in so many different ways. Here are a few examples of how people smoke their Marijuana:
  • Joint – This weed consumption is rolled inside a paper that is similar to a cigarette.
  • Pipe – The weed is usually placed in the pipe and the smoke is much stronger than the joint.
  • Brownies – If you are not into smoking then brownies are the most enjoyable way of consuming marijuana.
  • Bongs – This large pipe will require you to ingest all the smoke in a single inhalation so it may not be appropriate for first timers.

Giggling Man is an Oxymoron

If it is your first time smoking, then you are free to giggle all you want. This is normal since the primary effect of weed will enhance your sense of enjoyment for all the things around you. But once you get used to smoking it, make sure to learn some dignity in the process. You must be strong enough to overcome the giggles and munchies. Just concentrate your mind to the new perceptions that marijuana has provided you instead.

Expectations

If you feel paranoid when using marijuana, it’s because the substance gives you a different perspective of yourself. It gives you a view wherein it is the opposite of normal and provides you with a glimpse of something which you might not have done before. This is something that can be a bit difficult to endure for first timers since they are mostly expecting to have a high feeling rather than the opposite. Just know that it is a normal thing to happen even for those who have been smoking weed for quite some time.

Now that you know what to expect for your first time using marijuana, make sure to always be responsible of your actions. If possible, don’t smoke it daily but for medical reasons only.

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Marijuana’s expansion is incredible. Still, it may not be as jaw-dropping and surprising as the study released by the Pew Research CenterOpens a New Window. last month that showed a surprising group of individuals who want to see marijuana legalized on a national scale.

Between May and August of 2016, Pew interviewed a national sample of more than 7,900 police officers in local police and sheriff departments with at least 100 sworn officers to get their opinion on whether or not marijuana should be legalized nationally. Pew’s findings showed that:

  • 32% of the police officers believe cannabis should be legal for recreational and medical purposes nationally.
  • 37% of police officers want to see marijuana legalized nationally for medical use only.
  • 30% of police officers believe pot should remain illegal nationally.

You’ll note that rounding keeps the figures from adding perfectly to 100%, but that by more than a two-to-one margin police officers around the country would prefer to see marijuana at least legalized for medical use. Though within the margin of error of two to three percentage points, fully legalizing the drug is also slightly more popular than keeping it entirely illegal. Consistent with other previous studies, younger police officers are considerably more likely to favor some form of legalization than older police officers (ages 50 and up).

It’s worth pointing out that police officers were still notably more conservative in their views than the general public. Pew questioned more than 4,500 adults between August and September 2016 and found that 49% wanted to see cannabis legalized for a recreational and medical purpose; 35% wanted to see it legalized for medical use only, and just 15% opposed its national legalization. Once again, rounding keeps these figures from adding to 100%.

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With 28 states legalizing medical marijuana and eight going one step further with legal recreational use, the cannabis business is booming. But since the drug isn’t yet federally legal, there are still bureaucratic roadblocks for investors looking to go legit on the weed-equivalent of Wall Street.

One barrier weed advocates and entrepreneurs encounter is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) classification of the drug. Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug, or “substances, or chemicals defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse,” according to the federal government. This groups weed with more serious and dangerous drugs like LSD, ecstasy, and heroin. However, the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse issued a series of reports concluding that marijuana was “less a serious threat to public health than a sensitive social issue and recommended changes to federal law that would permit citizens to possess a small amount of it at a time, while still maintaining that the drug should not be legalized.” Weed’s mis-classification poses restrictions for patients in non-weed-friendly states who are seeking marijuana to treat serious illnesses. Its Schedule-I title also puts a damper on investors’ plans: The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)—the chief regulator of Wall Street—blocked a S-1 filing from weed companies attempting to go public and trade stock until the drug is re-scheduled.

Despite these challenges, the economic potential of the blossoming cannabis industry may be worthwhile. If you’re willing to risk it all for a career in weed, check out this advice from Khadijah Adams, the founder and CEO of Cannabis consulting company MIPR Holdings. Complex talked to the entrepreneur about how to invest in the weed industry:

Can you explain what “the green rush” is?
The green rush is referred to as the beginning of recreational cannabis. Kind of like the Gold Rush where people discovered gold, where they came searching and seeking, rushing to find it. Colorado legalized recreational cannabis on January 1st 2014, and that was the beginning of the green rush. I actually sold everything in my house, had a garage sale, kept my clothes and cell phone, my computer, loaded up Mercedes and hit the road.

Tell us about the birth of your marijuana consulting company, MIPR holdings.
I met a couple young ladies in the industry and I reached out prior to coming to Colorado by phone and made some calls. They really encouraged me to just get involved in the community and just get to know the people, and get to know the foundation, and how it all started. And that’s what I began to do because I didn’t know how I would fit in.

What are some of the risks of investing in marijuana stock? 
One of the major big risks that most experts would point to is the fact that is cannabis is still illegal and the Feds can come in at any time and shut the whole program down at anytime. So you’re taking a risk there—whether you’re touching the plant or not. That’s why we have classes and education teaching the basics. And we invite people to come in and get the information they need before jumping into cannabis stocks or any investments. We’re not financial advisers or brokers or anything like that—I’m an investor just like they are—but it’s always good to have someone you can speak to and say hey, is this a good move or not?

What’s a common misconception about the marijuana business?
I share with people that I’m in the cannabis industry, they automatically assume that I’m touching the plant—but the only time I’m touching the plant is when I consume it. When you start investing in the cannabis industry or stock, they assume that you’re actually investing in the plant. They don’t realize that this is an entire industry that has an advertising company, a marketing company, a PR company within the industry.

The common misconception is that everyone is a pothead and smoking weed and the world’s going to end. How I debunk that is through character and presentation. You lead by example. When you show people that you are not the “typical pothead” that they’ve pictured through propaganda and the media, they get a different perspective, and they are really shocked. They say, “Oh my god, really? You smoke cannabis, but you’re so professional!”

There’s a lot of professionals in the closet. And I was in the closet for a long time, but times have changed. In the next two to ten years, we’re going to see a lot more changes.

What kind of changes?
Federal Legalization: I believe the cannabis industry will be legalized on the federal level. There will be families that will stand out, just like the Kennedys stood out when alcohol prohibition ended. Joseph Kennedy became the fifteenth wealthiest man in America and 85 percent of his wealth came from alcohol, according to the New York Times and what other experts believe, and this is why we know the Kennedys. People that will create generational wealth when federal legalization happens, it’s going to be the people that take advantage of their time and positioning. That’s where we are right now.

What advice would you give to someone looking to invest in the cannabis industry?
I would tell them to buckle up, because they are in for a ride and the surprise of a lifetime. It is a brand new legalized industry. You’re going to see a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I can tell you that you better have a big pair of pants and a pair of high boots on. But it is exciting. Get with like-minded individuals that are doing things and going places and making things happen and align yourself with these people, and stay focused. The money will come, but being able to be of service to people in the industry and working to perfect that is key to success. [Be] committed, because this industry is changing every single day.

You have companies that are start-up companies and the OTC Market (over the counter market), [where] you’re dealing with a lot of penny stocks … They are very volatile—there’s no liquidity, which means they have no money. They are actually going to the OTC to raise money to pay off early investors; some of them are raising money to avoid bankruptcy. Some of them are raising money to fund their project or products or services or whatever they’re offering. And so they don’t have a lot of information, they don’t have any past history that an investor can look at and say, “Okay, let me see what they did a few years ago and compare it to what they want to do now.” So you’re taking a big risk on some fairly new companies and some of them are penny stocks—not all of them—but the ones that are, they’re big risks.

Before you invest in any company, get as much information about that company as you possibly can … Find out if they are even a legitimate company … Who’s the management team, who’s running the company? Look at the company’s finances, the balance sheet, the cash flow, the income statement, the shareholder’s equity. Look at all of that before making a decision. Call the nearby Chambers of Commerce, find out if they’re even a legitimate company, if they even know the people. Get some background on the management as well. That’s the advice that I give and to really speak to a financial adviser before getting started because most people really don’t know their financial investment needs. Many of us are new to this, and it’s because of cannabis that a lot of us are new to the investment side.

Coming into this industry, networking is key. Mix and mingle with people, get to know them and establish relationships because you never know who they may know. But once you find out what it is you want to do, have a crystal clear vision of what that looks like. Align with the right people—positive people. And people who can actually encourage you and help take you to the next level. That’s with any industry, but especially with the cannabis industry because you’re dealing with a new industry where many people are coming from underground and really don’t have the business 101 yet. That’s why so many educational platforms are popping up here and there. As a newcomer, as an entrepreneur, be mindful of your time. It’s valuable and you can never get it back. Make key contacts.

It wasn’t until one evening when I had come home and my spouse at the time shared with me that he began adding cannabis stocks to our portfolio. When he shared that with me, a lightbulb went off and I was like, “Marijuana stock, what? Are you kidding me, we have marijuana stocks, there’s marijuana stocks?”

I began to do my research and began to be a student of people who had earned money in the industry. I began to give him different companies to invest in and then I opened my own account and began to invest myself. And my story got out there and people began to call me and say, “Can you teach me how to do this? Can you show me the basics?” … I began to help people, next thing you know, I started MIPR Holdings, Marijuana Investment and Private Retreat. We are a professional consulting service with a focus on investor relations. We help accredited investors and connect them to investment opportunities in the industry. We work with the investors and connect investors to small to mid-sized companies looking for funding and also to investment firms in the cannabis industry. [People who called me] wanted to learn how to invest online from the comfort of their own home. So, that’s how I got started. But I also wanted to educate people and warn them about the risks of investing in this industry as well.

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