How cannabis industry evolved since 1960-s?

Recently, people are going for the legalization of cannabis. In about 20 states in the U.S. cannabis is made legal. This industry is now expected to make billions of dollars as recreational marijuana is available to the mainstream. However, the scenario was not quite the same in the early days.

During the 50’s all drugs, including cocaine, marijuana or heroin was termed as ‘dope’. These were considered to be addicting and dangerous. People used to take the drugs illegally and there was harsh punishment for possession of these drugs. In the mid 60’s, the college students became addicted to cannabis. Children of the middle-class Americans started smoking marijuana and other drugs. They considered it to be fun and harmless, even though it was not legal. Between 1965 and 1970, more people were found in the possession of marijuana and got arrested for it.

During the ‘70s, marijuana used to arrive from source countries by trucks, boats or cargo planes. These were in the form of dried-up flakes which first arrived in Columbia and then distributed to different parts of the US. The potency of marijuana is about 57%-67% more than it was in the ‘70s. The reason is that in the past it was not allowed to grow marijuana in U.S.As it had to travel long distances before getting into the U.S. market, the quality of marijuana deteriorated on the way. Another reason is that people didn’t have that much knowledge about marijuana before. Marijuana in the past used to contain the stem, leaves and other parts of the plant. It contained small feminized flower called the sinsemilla which is the main element of marijuana. Nowadays, people buy sinsemilla only.  That’s why the potency of marijuana is more than it was before.

During the ‘80s the import of marijuana decreased as the Americans started to learn how to grow marijuana in their homeland using the latest technology. So, higher quality strains were found. In 2000, the amount of sinsemilla in cannabis samples was only 3.2%. But in 2010, the quantity increased to 60%. Research works on marijuana increased as more marijuana was grown in the U.S.

Now the potency of marijuana is really high and it is legal to possess recreational marijuana in many states. In the future, it is predicted that more states and other countries will legalize the use of marijuana.


How to fall asleep faster?

Sleep is a problem for many people today. Many people complain that they are unable to sleep soundly at night or that they wake up in the middle of the night and cannot sleep anymore. If you are suffering from insomnia then the following techniques may give you good results.

The environment

You should make your bedroom comfortable for sleeping. The light should be dimmed and the temperature must be cool, preferably 60 to 670F. You should sleep on a comfortable pillow and a good mattress. It is very important to invest in a high-quality mattress for a good night’s sleep and good health.

Sleeping position

If you sleep on your back, then you are more likely to suffer from sleep disorders such as lower back pain or sleep apnea. It is better to sleep on your sides. That way your airways won’t get blocked or you won’t suffer from heartburn.

Take a warm shower

You should take a warm shower before going to bed and then step into a cool environment. This sudden change in temperature will slow down your metabolism rate and prepare your body for sleep.

Put on socks

If you keep your feet and hands warm, then you will sleep faster. So, always wear socks before going to be a good night’s sleep.

Get rid of electronic devices

You should get rid of all electronic devices before going to bed. It is found that the blue screens of TV and smartphones can affect your quality of sleep.

You should bring in some changes in your lifestyle in order to sleep faster. You should skip your daytime nap; avoid snacks late at night and stop taking caffeine. That way you will sleep faster.


5 ways Trump’s new immigration policies will affect the Indians

Trump has recently proposed a new immigration policy to the Congress. His new policy is going to affect the Indians in many ways. Here are some highlights of the new policy and how it’s going to affect the people of India.

  • It’s now going to be a merit-based immigration scheme. Only highly skilled people with good education, employment record, and English, proficiency will be able to apply in this scheme. People in the IT sector will get priority.
  • The extended-family visa won’t be available anymore. That means the immigrants won’t be able to bring their old parents or siblings to the US. They can only bring their immediate family members; that is, spouse and children.
  • The immigrant population will be diversified. That is, people from other countries will have the opportunity to become immigrants rather than having a pool of immigrants from countries like India, Mexico, and China. So, less number of Indians will be able to get visas as immigrants.
  • The Deferred Action for Childhood Program (DACA) has ended recently. So, those young Indians who were brought as a child to the U.S by their parents undocumented are now at the risk of being deported.
  • It usually takes 11 years for an Indian immigrant to get a Green Card. But with the introduction of the merit-based immigration scheme, it will take less time to get the Green Card.

These will have a significant effect on the lives of the Indians living in the U.S and also on those who wish to immigrate to the U.S. in future. With time, it will be evident how greatly the new policy has affected the Indian immigrants.