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Wisconsin legalizing weed

Megan speculated the lines will go down in a few weeks as buyers are drawn back to lower prices charged by their traditional, illegal suppliers.

Yes, he was frustrated by the long lines that snaked around the property as reggae music (of course) blared from speakers in this industrial park west of Interstate 94.
“It’s safer, rather than buying it in some stranger’s house, or someone you don’t know that well,” Goetz said. “It’s regulated. There is just more watchful eyes than if it was coming out of someone’s trunk.”

If license plates and chance encounters were any measures, residents of Wisconsin were ready and willing to buy legal pot and gloss over the restriction on out-of-state transport.
Nick Goetz, 28, an accountant from Milwaukee, was in line with a friend and found the ability to make a legal buy comforting.
Indeed, while legal Illinois pot is more expensive, buyers here said that there was value in knowing that marijuana plants, and various byproducts, were produced in a regulated setting.
He expected to spend $120 to $200 and described his anticipated buy as a “late Christmas present.”
Throngs of people wait to purchase marijuana and products containing THC on Wednesday at Rise Dispensaries in Mundelein, Illinois. Jan. 1 was the first day for recreational marijuana to be sold legally in the state. (Photo: Mark Hoffman / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Megan, 30, of Kenosha who was standing in line next to him, said that she was curious about how the products would compare to her usual sources.

Pot dispensaries opened on Wednesday in Illinois, and they were greeted with long lines of consumers, eager to legally purchase marijuana.

Wisconsin legalizing weed

Colorado and New York also have seen a rise in a new possible side effect of using cannabis. Patients will usually arrive at the emergency room with severe abdominal pain, intense vomiting and dehydration — the typical symptoms of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS).

Until people reach their mid-20s, their brains are still developing. Janis warns that adolescents who use heavily may face reduced attention spans, memory and concentration — and increased chance of dependence.
The harm of marijuana use among adolescents and young adults is one reason Smart Approaches to Marijuana opposes legalization, said Colton Grace, a spokesman for the group, which supports a “health-first approach to marijuana policy.” States including Colorado where recreational marijuana is legal, have begun grappling with the problem of young people consuming ever more-potent cannabis in edible and other forms.

In his opposition to full legalization, Grace also points to research that early cannabis use can cause irreversible damage to one’s IQ. And an analysis of several studies has raised concerns about a linkage between cannabis use and mental illness.
Some studies show a correlation between medical cannabis legalization and reduced prescription drug abuse. A 2014 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the presence of medical marijuana laws was “associated with significantly lower state-level opioid overdose mortality.”
Some research shows that cannabis may actually be an alternative drug for pain that can reduce use of prescription and illicit drugs. One advantage of marijuana is it does not suppress the respiratory system so it is not associated with fatal overdoses.
As of Nov. 13, there were 2,172 reports of severe vaping-related lung damage, including 42 deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Earlier this month, the agency said it had identified a possible culprit. It found an additive, vitamin E acetate, in lung fluid samples from victims, who had obtained the vaping cartridges off the street, or from other informal sources.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse’s research report on cannabis indicates “that marijuana use is likely to precede use of other licit and illicit substances,” but the majority of people using cannabis “do not go on to use other, `harder’ substances.”

“I was smoking weed three, four times a day, every day, so that by the time November came, I was completely delusional,” Stojiljkovic said. “I was borderline psychotic, as all the doctors told me.”

Wisconsin lawmakers are proposing to legalize marijuana for medical use even as doctors warn against young people and pregnant women using cannabis