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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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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About Tomorrow:  We Fight Over Scheduling
Aug15

About Tomorrow: We Fight Over Scheduling

Last week the DEA decided to keep cannabis as a schedule 1 drug.  Just in case you missed it, here is a quick catch-up: The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has rejected a pair of administrative rescheduling petitions challenging the federal classification of cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance with no accepted medical utility. The decision continues to classify marijuana in the same category as heroin. ....

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About Tomorrow:  Remember — It’s a Fight
Aug05

About Tomorrow: Remember — It’s a Fight

As we slide into what hopefully turns out to be a stoney weekend, let’s pause and remember, that while more and more states line up to re-legalize the cannabis plant, there are others out there who will fight us — and stop us — if they can.  In FLORIDA, The family that founded the Publix supermarket chain has given $800,000 to a lobbying group fighting the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida. The trust of...

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About Tomorrow:  Admit, Forgive, Move On
Jul22

About Tomorrow: Admit, Forgive, Move On

When the Republican Policy Platform refuses to endorse something as reasonable as medical cannabis with a doctors recommendation I just want to scream.  With so much old thinking giving way still there is too much old thinking in positions of power.  Taking a deep breath let us reset our intentions for re-legalizing the cannabis plant.   First, to heal the damage done by the system of prohibition crafted in fear and built on...

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Pot Economics: Why Consumers Shop
Jul15

Pot Economics: Why Consumers Shop

To thrive in your market it is important to understand the economy. If you’ve taken an economics course you should know that supply and demand is a force that determines economic outcome(s). Each individual’s decisions have weight in determining the current state of the economy. Consumers are consciously and subconsciously influenced by factors that lead them to make purchases and stimulate the economy, that is why it is important to...

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