Unpacking The BowlUnpacking The BowlAn editorial series on marijuana legalization.

The Health Effects Of Marijuana

Improved lung capacity from taking monster bong rips.

For every year of marijuana use, a person is one year closer to death.

May lead to good long-term memories.

Regular smoking increases the chances of lung cancer, but suppresses vomiting during chemo, so that’s kind of a wash.

Loss of circulation to the part of your brain that regulates sandal choices.


Economic Impact Of Marijuana By The Numbers

766: Hours of R&D spent coming up with names for products like “LOL Edibles Captain Munch Weed-Infused Cereal” and “CannaPunch Grand Daddy Grape Juice”

$25: How much you just got overcharged for that eighth

62: Percent of Americans in favor of legalizing new thing to buy

73.6%: Jobless rate after every hourly employee in the country fails their mandatory drug test

$29 million: Tidy profit John Boehner will turn on board of marijuana company after spending entire career fighting for harsher possession sentencing

5: Number of roads repaired using marijuana tax money


Marijuana Laws By State

Kansas: The state requires any resident hoping to smoke marijuana to drive over to Colorado.

Florida: Legalized marijuana in 2016 as a medical alternative to getting high on PCP and bringing an alligator to IHOP.

Mississippi: This state doesn’t have laws of any kind.

Illinois: Leadership has pledged to legalize marijuana as soon as they figure out the best way for them to wet their beaks.

Washington: The only thing that’s a crime here is how expensive edibles are.

Washington, D.C.: Legalized in a ballot initiative by D.C. voters but barred from commercial sale by Congress in what you’ve got to admit sums up the argument in support of D.C. statehood.

Wyoming: It’s illegal, but the nearest police station is over 60 miles away so you’re probably fine.


Marijuana And Criminal Justice

8 in 10: Incarcerated marijuana dealers who leave prison with far more business connections and industry knowledge than competitors who never get arrested.

$3,400,000,000: Amount U.S. authorities spend per year on dreadlock wigs to be used in undercover marijuana busts.

12 oz.: Amount of marijuana one must possess in order to be legally considered a kingpin.

25%: Chances of police busting down random door of a house anywhere in the U.S. and finding weed.

3: Years of average possession sentence for a black man discovered carrying 0 lbs of marijuana.

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