Differences in Street Marijuana and Legal Marijuana
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“Legal” Marijuana

Marijuana is a term used for seeds, flowers, or leaves of the cannabis plant. It is referred to by hundreds of different creative marijuana strain names, depending on the location in the world, or the time period. It may contain harmful chemicals from soil, fertilizers, or the grow environment, which are not good for human consumption unless properly controlled. Because of the dangerous effect, especially distortion of reasoning of its users it is illegal in different parts of the world. This means that anybody found using the drug in areas prohibited risks jail terms. This then forces the majority of the industry in the world into a “black market”, where marijuana is untested and potentially unsafe for consumption.

Research conducted on marijuana indicated that the substance has great medicinal values. Because of the health values, marijuana is legalized in different parts of the world. This means that there is legalized marijuana and street or recreational marijuana. Street marijuana includes substances purchased illegally from various sources. Because they are illegal, they are not controlled and are not regulated. Twenty-four states in the United States of America have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. These mean that medical experts can prescribe it for medical treatment, and their are at least some laws on the books. More still needs to be done for the safety of patients in these states, such as the required testing of all strains sold at all dispensaries.

Some months back, two states in the United States of America legalized marijuana as part of a campaign to stop smoking of the illicit drug in the states. The two states are Washington and Colorado.

Here are the key differences in legal marijuana and street marijuana.

In states where marijuana is legalized, the drug can be dispensed in a controlled and regulated environment. This means that you do not commit any offence if you purchase the drug from the legally approved and licensed source. You are sure of what you buy, as it is tested and confirmed by a third party laboratory. This is not the case with street marijuana, where users obtain the drugs from an uncontrolled and unregulated environment (the black market). Users are not sure of the quality they are taking, as it is not regulated.

When you live in a state or country where marijuana is legalized, the substance is much less likely to contain dangerous chemicals that could harm your health. When you buy on the street, the substance could contain other drugs that could damage your health. Some of the street marijuana across the country has dangerous health implications, because it is not safely grown, dried, or stored (and often smuggled illegally into the country)

The major differences between legal and street marijuana lies in the ways the plant is grown, dried, stored, tested. The full environment surrounding the life and death of the plant, from the day the seed hits the soil (or rocks if you’re hydro, bubbles if your bubbleponics), to the day the buds hit the hand of the customer is accounted for with legalization. Legalized marijuana should provide users with a safe and consistent product, while street marijuana will forever be a constant gamble of safety and quality.

Reference: http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/marijuana.html

Author: Justin Meerkat

Cannabis Entrepreneur & Cofounder GetHigh.com | Follow @justinmeerkat on Instagram

Justin Meerkat

Cannabis Entrepreneur & Cofounder GetHigh.com | Follow @justinmeerkat on Instagram

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