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These black apples are worth $7 each but farmers don’t want to grow them for this reason

We’ve all heard the notion that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and it’s fair to say that the apple is one of the most popular fruits out there. After all, they are easy to eat, you can grab one on the go, and they are pretty darn delicious! But how many different types of apples have you seen before? When you make your way to the grocery store or the farmer’s market, you’ve probably only seen the likes of red and green apples. However, it seems as though there are even more varieties, colors, shapes, and sizes. Yes, there are more apples in the world than we can count, and these $7 black apples have recently taken the world by the storm. The only problem is that most farmers are refusing to grow them, and for a good reason…

An apple a day

When was the last time you ate an apple? You probably don’t need to think back too far, because apples are a staple fruit in our society. You can find them in every grocery store, you can pick them straight off the tree, and you can even mix them into pies, cakes, pastries, and more.

The world may be our oyster, but the world is also our apple – and we certainly take advantage of this. However, there’s a high chance that you’ve only really experienced the taste of red or green apples. These are the most common apples in existence, and they can normally be found anywhere in the world. But what if someone offered you the chance to eat a $7 black apple?

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Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill.

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill

January 3, 2019  
Press Release 

 

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Don Young (Alaska-at-large) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow patients to have access to medical marijuana in states where marijuana is legal without fear of federal prosecution.

The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act would amend federal law to allow states to set their own medical marijuana policies and permit doctors with the Department of Veterans Affairs to prescribe medical marijuana to veterans to treat serious and chronic conditions. The legislation would not legalize medical marijuana in all 50 states but would respect the states’ decisions to legalize medical marijuana and would prevent federal law enforcement from prosecuting patients, doctors and caregivers in those states.

Today’s introduction follows bipartisan, bicameral support for similar legislation last Congress: 115th- H.R. 2920, introduced by Reps. Cohen and Young, and 115th – S.  1764, introduced by Senators Cory Booker (D-New Jersey), Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Al Franken (D-Minnesota), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).  

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“The national consensus on medical marijuana is solid and bipartisan, but our federal drug laws continue to treat patients and their doctors like criminals. Our bill would bring federal medical marijuana policy in line with the views of the overwhelming majority of Americans by allowing states to set their own marijuana laws, allowing patients, including veterans, to receive the treatments they need from their doctors and improving opportunities for research on marijuana. I am pleased to join with Congressman Young in introducing this important legislation in the House, and I want to thank Senator Booker and the bipartisan Senate coalition for its leadership on this issue.”

Congressman Young made the following statement:

“I’m hopeful that this is going to be a productive Congress regarding the debate over national cannabis policy. Important components such as protecting medical cannabis, access to CBD, expanding research opportunities, and allowing veterans access are provisions in the CARERS Act which I’m proud to cosponsor with Congressman Steve Cohen. This is the kind of bipartisan effort that doesn’t happen every day but should serve as an example of how we can solve the problems that our constituents have sent us here to do. I look forward to promoting this legislation and other measures to protect the rights of states and individuals.”

Senator Booker made the following statement:

“Our federal marijuana laws are broken—they don’t make us safer, they waste taxpayer dollars, and they lack both common sense and compassion,” said Senator Booker. “By ensuring that states are able to set their own medical marijuana policies, the CARERS Act will help ensure access to treatment for those who benefit from medical marijuana – from children suffering from chronic illnesses to veterans battling PTSD.”

View the press release here https://cohen.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/lawmakers-introduce-bipartisan-medical-marijuana-bill?fbclid=IwAR0dSAA4ZAcmbNfjpVK4IRL-D5n_qF797raQin-qtnxOkPibSNm-0pChzpQ

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