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Countries Where Growing Cannabis Is Legal

Cannabis users can relate to the feeling of lighting a fresh bowl and enjoying the taste of some amazing marijuana, but the problem is that cannabis is still illegal in many parts of the world. Most people depend on dispensaries to get their monthly quota of medicine, but what about people who cannot get access to cannabis legally?

Regardless of where you reside in the world, cannabis is viewed through suspicious eyes. It is politicized to no end and consuming/smoking cannabis can have serious consequences, especially if you’re unlucky to live in a place that hasn’t legalized marijuana. Unfortunately, most people depend on shady dealers to get their medication and this will continue unless it’s legalized all over the globe.

Fortunately, many countries are changing their views and governments finally understand that cannabis is indeed a medicine. Here’s a list of all the countries that have gone a step ahead and legalized marijuana.

  • The United States of America

It is ironic that the country that fought the most against cannabis is now legalizing it in almost every state. It’s no secret that the “War on Drugs” declared by the American government was a huge failure because the mission increased the drug addiction problem among people rather than eradicating it. However, things are slowly changing today and cannabis is legal in many states in the USA including Washington, Nevada, California, Oregon, Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine and The District of Columbia.

  • Spain

The laws on accepting cannabis is a little complicated in Spain but it’s legal to ingest/smoke cannabis in private. It’s also legal to grow your own cannabis plants in Spain! In fact, it’s best to grow cannabis because you can be sure that there are no added chemicals in it. Also, depending on unscrupulous dealers may be unsettling to many people who love marijuana.

All you need to do is grab some of the Best LED Grow Lights available in the market today and get started. Of course, you can grow cannabis outdoors but growing cannabis with LED lights indoors gives you full control over your plants. LED Grow lights can easily replace HID/HPS lights that are difficult to manage. You can also save more power with LEDs and forget about them for at least a decade even if you let them run 24/7!

  • Netherlands

What comes to mind when you think of Amsterdam? Cannabis, of course! With more than 250 cafes that allow customers to smoke weed and sip coffee, it’s certainly the weed capital of the world. Even tourists can smoke and consume as much marijuana as they want as long as they don’t harm others or become a nuisance.

 

  • Australia

Cannabis is legal in Australia, but only under specific conditions. Any patient who’s deemed to be extremely ill by a physician can access medical marijuana. The laws are strict and even the cannabis consumed by the users are apparently imported.

  • North Korea

It’s incredible that a country that has some bizarre laws has legalized marijuana. It’s perfectly fine to sell, smoke or grow cannabis and you could do it to your heart’s content. There are restrictions on the number of plants you can grow in many countries, but North Korea has no such limitations.

  • Uruguay

Uruguay is miles ahead of other countries because it was one of the first among other Latin-American countries to legalize weed.  People can buy cannabis in legal dispensaries and take care of their health issues without any delay.

Other countries like Peru allow up to 8 grams in possession and even countries like Cambodia, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Portugal have legalized cannabis for medical use.  Hopefully, many other countries will take a stance and continue to support cannabis in the future.

Difference between a No-Turn Mattress and Turn Mattress

You are doing a general cleaning in your bedroom and its been months past since you had bought the new mattress. Perhaps, you’re thinking whether to turn it to its other side or not? This is a dilemma where most bed mattresses owners are confuse with the idea of having to turn the bed to its other side. Would there be a difference after all?

To flip or not?

There are materials of a bed mattress that needs to be flipped in a regular basis such as those beds that are made out of wool, cotton and polyester. If you want to ensure that it will still function and perform good while you’re sleeping, this is a good way to maintain your bed mattress. That’s why you sholud always look for the best mattress topper that you can find.

Fiber made material bed mattresses also needs to be flipped in order for it to have a good “settlement.” You will be surprised as to how it has last you longer over the years if you are able to turn it in a regular basis. However, foam mattresses with padding are not advisable to to be flipped.

The use of pillow tops

During the 1970’s the mattress industry was then very conservative in terms of making two-sided mattress even though it was that necessary to make. Until the year 1980 where the use of pillow tops began to rise its popularity. This also came out with a thicker type of mattress that were not 10 inches thicker than the usual. If you’re going to compare it with the standard type of mattress which measures 5 inches of innerspring and a 1.8 pound density foam padding at both each sides.

 

The use of pillow tops increases the mattress for about 15 inches which made it very durable and sellable in the market. However, the question remain, if its advisable to turn the bed mattress or not?

Is there a difference between a no-turn mattress and a turn mattress?

The answer is that it doesn’t have any difference at all. Both positioning becomes beneficial depending as to how it is produced and manufactured. Regardless of the brand of the bed mattress, if it is not well-made, definitely your investment would turn out to be a waste of money. But, if you look closely and researched the best quality type of bed mattresses either way you can generally flip it regularly as possible.

The component of the bed mattress

Whether you’re turning or not turning a bed mattress make sure that it comes from the best and reliable bed mattresses retailers and manufacturers. One thing that you must remember is not to buy a type of mattress that is less than 1.5lbs density and not less than 1.8lbs density in terms of its padding layers.

In conclusion, turning or not turning the bed mattress would depend mainly as to how it is produced by a mattress industry. Flipping it to its other side wouldn’t cause anything but making the bed mattress more functional and last longer.

 

 

 

Legal status of cannabis worldwide

Majority of Governments world over are in agreement that the cultivation, distribution, possession and consumption of cannabis within their borders is illegal. Different governments have different levels of severity in terms of sanctions and this mostly depends on how they view the drug problem in their respective countries. In contrast, other countries, which are in the minority however, are more liberal when it comes to cannabis and they have embraced some of its more positive attributes such as its medicinal properties. As such, below we explore the legal status of cannabis around the world looking at the different approaches among countries.

#These are the countries where weed is legal

Let’s start with North America which includes the United States of America, Canada and Mexico. The governance structure in the USA has made this country a land of contradictions. For instance, different states have different drug laws meaning you may be allowed to smoke a blunt in one state but get arrested for doing this in a neighboring state. Confusing. Right! Just for your information, when in America, it is perfectly legal to use cannabis in the states of California, Washington, Massachusetts, Oregon, Alaska, Colorado, Main, Nevada and The District of Columbia. In the rest, getting caught with weed may earn you some jail time.

In Canada, citizens are only allowed to consume weed for medicinal purposes, however, the country is about to pass legislation that will legalize free use of cannabis across the country. In Mexico, growing and consumption of small quantities of cannabis for personal use is permitted. Trading in drugs however is illegal.

In Europe, countries like the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Switzerland have liberal laws on cannabis use within their borders. The interesting thing is that technically, weed is illegal in these countries but various levels of tolerance are accepted. To make this clearer, it is illegal to sell and distribute the product unless you have a special permit that allows you to do so. However, you are mostly allowed to grow it and consume it for your own private recreational and medicinal purposes.

In Asia, North Korea, Yes! North Korea is the only country to liberalize cannabis consumption. In this country, surprisingly, you are legally permitted to cultivate, smoke and sell as much weed as you are capable of. This is basicallybecause North Korea has no existing laws that banthe consumption and sale of weed, if the law exists, then it remains largely unenforced. To make things more interesting, it is a known ‘secret’ that the North Korean government exports weed as part of its programs to obtain foreign currencies.

In Latin America, in countries like Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, Costa Rica and Ecuador, it is generally legal to cultivate andconsume weed but mostly for recreational and medicinal purposes. Intent to distribute is generally considered to be illegal especially to non-residents of these countries. So if you are a tourist visiting, you may not enjoy the same luxuries as the locals.

Finally, Israel. I wasn’t sure where to place her. Here, it is legal to consume cannabis for recreational and medicinal purposes but getting caught smoking weed in public attracts a fine. The government however is not keen on criminal punishment and instead has a program for public education in the event you get caught violating the law against public smoking

Why mattresses are so expensive

We all value our sleep and if you are like me, you will go out of your way to ensure that your bed has the right mattress to ensure that your sleeping time is your best moment of the day. However, if you have done sufficient mattress research like me, you have come to acknowledge that good mattresses are not cheap. Of course there are various reasons that influence the costs of mattresses, therefore through this post, we seek to explore some of them.

#1 Level of durability influences the price

Manufacturers generally price their mattresses depending on how durable they are that is how long the mattress’ lifespan will be. This is majorly determined by the material that has been used and the variety of the mattress itself. For instance, mattresses made of memory foam or pocket springs are known to attract higher costs.

Generally, most mattresses currently in the market last an average of around eight years before you start noticing signs that they are degrading. This however may vary depending to some extent on the user’s sleeping patterns and body weight. Through the price tag attached to the mattress, you may be able to estimate its length of durability.

#2 Material used in the manufacturing process influences price

Based on market research and manufacturing trends, sprung mattresses tend to be cheaper. They are followed closely by pocket sprung mattresses which are relatively cheap as well. Mattresses made out of memory foam and latex are currently very pricey. In addition to the material used, the mattresses’ density and quality of filler materials used also influences the price tag. The denser the mattresses and the more the quantity of all-natural materials used, the higher the price tag. Synthetic fibers are generally known to cost less in comparison to natural fibers which are known to attract higher costs.

It is interesting to know that subtle finishes in mattresses which we sometimes see as insignificant also influence the cost of these mattresses. For instance, the type of border onthe mattress can also impact the cost to customer. Hand stitched borders tend to be more expensive in comparison to machine stitched borders. Who knew?

All in all, we must be ready and willing to invest in our mattresses because they are among the list of most important items in the home today. Given that we spend an average of about a third of our day on sleep, you will realize that the price tag placed on the mattress is quite fair.