States That Have Legalized Marijuana (2017 Update)

Published on Jan 16, 2017

One attorney reportedly said that, “we expect to see legislation regarding the legalization of marijuana continue to advance much the same way it did under the Obama Administration. This really isn’t anywhere near the top of Trump’s agenda, and frankly, it’s not even on his radar screen…at least not in his first term” -R.Filteau, Houston Employment Attorney, excerpt from Payday Law

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My previous vid on this topic was lame. This time, I try to at least pronounce ‘marijuana’ correctly…

Controlled Substance is a Youtube channel about drugs from a scientific perspective and without any taboos. We assume intelligence and responsibility from our viewers, since all are actors in one of the biggest conflicts of our time: the international War on Drugs.

#NOTE 1: Long story starting with the US calling for an Opium conference in 1909. After World War 1, the League of Nations was created, which first made cannabis a controlled substance through the Geneva Convention in 1925. It had been mostly the US pushing for the scheduling of cannabis. Remember: this was right after it had just made alcohol illegal in its own country. Later, these treaties were implemented in a UN Framework and expanded in the 60s.

#NOTE 2: It seems like teen usage actually is lower since legalization in Colorado.

#NOTE 3: Not sure if black money is a widely used term in English for untaxed money in criminal networks. English is a second language for me, as you might hear.…

#NOTE 4: My previous video was really bad, but became the most watched video on this channel. It’s hard to walk the line between making something substantive that takes days to make and something quick that might go viral but is not that great. I fully agree with all (most 🙂 ) complaints about that vid.
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The 5 best neighborhoods in Chicago, IL

Chicago is a beautiful city to live in. It has lovely landscape, buildings, food, people and culture. If you are considering moving to Chicago, then try to live in one of the following areas.

The Near North Side


This is a small neighborhood, but it has a higher quality of life than the other neighborhoods. The earning potential is high here; real estate prices are also high. The famous Magnificent Mile is located here. There are other museums also. The Chicago Shakespeare Theater is also situated in this neighborhood. You will get the best pizza here. The overall living cost of this neighborhood is high; but if you can afford it, it’s worth it.

Lincoln Park


According to income, rent and home prices, this is one of the best neighborhoods to live in. It is a beautiful place. The roads are lined up with trees. There are old brick houses, parks, zoo and even a natural museum. The Lincoln Avenue is famous for bars, so your nights will be more colorful.

I’ve always loved Lincoln Park because it reminds me of when I used to live in the Energy Corridor of Houston. I stayed in a short term rental there provided by Manley management.

The area was quite upscale and semi-urban, just like Lincoln Park. If you need an executive suite, give me friends at Manley Management a call.

Lake View


This is a perfect place to live for baseball fans. This is the home of Wrigley Field. It has 6th most amenities per capita in Chicago. If you want to live luxuriously then you should move towards the east. If you want to watch baseball then you should stay in Wrigleyville. West side is for those who loves going to theaters. Each side of the neighborhood has something different to offer.

Near South Side

This is a more affordable neighborhood. The neighborhood is full of condos. You will hardly find any house here. There are parks, museum, and fields.

West Town

This is the home to performers, musicians and other artists. The rental prices are always up here. This is one of the city’s safest places.

All these neighborhoods are chosen according to amenities, rentals and home prices, income level, crime rate, etc. These places offer you the best of Chicago. However, this neighborhood is a bit shady, and if you do live here, then you might want your concealed carry permit (which isn’t allowed in Chi-town).

Best 5 Marijuana lawyers in Chicago

Drug possession is a serious crime. If you are charged with it, you will need a good lawyer to save you. These are some of the best Marijuana lawyers in Chicago.

Stephen L. Richards

He has 25 years of experience defending this type of cases. He won the National Award for Excellence in Criminal Defense. He is always fearless in court. His intelligence and confidence has made him one of the best criminal lawyers in Chicago.

Daniel D. Hinich

He is a skilled Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney. He has represented many clients in Chicago. He is an expert in narcotics cases. He has very strong record of success in representing both adults and juveniles.

Steven Hunter

He is a veteran criminal lawyer with experience in Illinois State and all Federal courts. He is recognized as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Chicago. He has tried more than 100 cases successfully. He is expert in felonies, misdemeanors, and other criminal cases.

Keith J. Keogh

He is an experienced and talented lawyer. He is a member of a number of bar associations. He is also a member of National Association of Consumer Advocates.

All these lawyers have excellent track record in defending people who were accused of taking weed. The forms of drug crimes include drug possession, drug dealing and drug trafficking. So, if you live in Chicago and if you ever become victims of these crimes then you can contact one of these lawyers.

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3 great hydroponics gardening tips

Many people try hydroponic gardening, but fail. Lack of knowledge, discipline and ability are the main reasons behind it. Here are some great hydroponics gardening tips.

Have a plan

Before you start, you must know about the nutritional requirements, photo-period requirements, and the necessary equipment ready. You should maintain a weekly sheet of feeding schedule.


You should know the nutritional requirements of the plants. You should know the strength of the nutrients which your plant needs each week. Some plants need more Nitrogen at the beginning; then they need more Phosphorus. You should have an EC meter handy so that you can keep track of all your nutrient strengths and adjust it accordingly. You need to maintain the nutrient reservoir every day. So, regular check up is necessary. You should check on the root health of your plants also. Damaged roots cannot take up nutrients; so the plants will die.

Lighting, temperature and photo-period manipulation

You need a minimum of 40 watts/sq. ft. of lighting. It is better to use either sodium lights or metal halide lights. It is preferable to use 600 watt or 1000 watt light. Fluorescent lights don’t provide enough light for the growth of the plants. The temperature control is absolutely necessary for hydroponic gardening. If the temperature goes above 85 degrees, then the plant will stop growing. It is a good idea to place ballast for light outside the grow room. Centrifugal fans are also useful. Daylight is required by many plants to trigger flowering. You should turn the lights off and back on at the same time every day. You should keep the plants on complete darkness during the dark period. You can use a completely blacked-out room for this.

You need a lot of patience for doing hydroponics gardening. Make sure you have the right tools handy so that you can use them whenever needed.