Re-Legal Retail Sales Now Measured in Billion $
Aug24

Re-Legal Retail Sales Now Measured in Billion $

The numbers are big, but are they a surprise?  Let’s see how re-legalized cannabis sales are going. Licensed retail facilities in Washington state have sold over $1 billion in marijuana flowers and cannabis-infused products since regulators began first permitting such sales two years ago. Data compiled by the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board reports that legal sales have now yielded over $275 million in tax revenue. Last...

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About Tomorrow:  Schedule One or Schedule None?
Aug23

About Tomorrow: Schedule One or Schedule None?

There is one fundamental issue that all cannabis users — recreational and medical, spiritual and party-people — can all focus on as one.  That ever-so-basic issue is WHY SHOULD CANNABIS BE SCHEDULED UNDER THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT? Thanks to the machinations of resigned-in-disgrace President Richard M. Nixon, cannabis is listed in Schedule 1. Schedule 1 substances have no recognized medical value and a high probability...

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MMJ On Ballot in North Dakota
Aug22

MMJ On Ballot in North Dakota

The cracks in the walls of cannabis prohibition run deep.  Medical cannabis will be on the ballot this November in North Dakota.  Here’s more: The [North Dakota] Secretary of State’s office has confirmed that initiative proponents, North Dakota Compassionate Care, submitted a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure for the November ballot. The act permits patients with an eligible...

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Why Cannabis is Schedule 1 — It’s Not What They Say
Aug19

Why Cannabis is Schedule 1 — It’s Not What They Say

Short history lesson:  A drug listed in Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act has “no medical value.”  By definition.  Cannabis is in Schedule 1.  So it must be that cannabis has no medical value.  Except for the fact that how cannabis got to be in any schedule has nothing at all to do with medicine. In the 1960’s the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act was declared unconstitutional. Congress created the Controlled...

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Congress Addresses Drugged Driving
Aug18

Congress Addresses Drugged Driving

While the U.S. Congress is not ready — yet — to re-legalize cannabis, that same group is clearly taking steps around the issue.  A new highway bill includes a study of “drugged driving,” which keeps popping up as more states free the weed.  Here’s more: The nation’s new multi-year highway bill includes important provisions supported by the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) that will help...

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