New Normal:  Cannabis Less Harmful Than Alcohol
Sep30

New Normal: Cannabis Less Harmful Than Alcohol

Another poll finds a "new normal" has emerged.     Younger voters overwhelmingly agree that marijuana is less damaging to society than is alcohol, according to the findings of a Rare.us/Gravis Marketing poll released last week. Among those voters between 18 and 40 years of age, 47 percent ranked alcohol as the most harmful substance to society, well ahead of both tobacco (27 percent) and cannabis (13 percent). (Thirteen...

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MMJ Research Approved — Researcher Fired
Sep23

MMJ Research Approved — Researcher Fired

Why is the federal government so afraid of allowing research into the use of cannabis for medical conditions?  Once again, the shade of Harry J. Anslinger rises from the lies and the fear in an effort to derail the future.   The University of Arizona fired a psychiatry professor this week whose research on medical marijuana and veterans was finally green-lighted by federal authorities in March after a years-long chokehold. Dr....

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Will More Plants Mean More Research?
Sep04

Will More Plants Mean More Research?

The DEA's increase in its' order to the University of Mississippi should mean more proper, scientific research is just around the corner.  That's all good. We've been following this story for a while.   The federal government is increasing production of cannabis tied to the Marijuana Research Project at the University of Mississippi, which is the only facility producing the plant for government-approved tests. Researchers there...

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Lawsuit Challenges Cannabis Tax in Colorado
Aug26

Lawsuit Challenges Cannabis Tax in Colorado

We all know how the government enjoys collecting taxes, but will paying your cannabis tax be the same thing as pleading guilty to a cannabis crime?  Colorado is trying to find out.   . . . a Colorado tax on marijuana has been upheld by a federal court despite claims that paying it amounts to self-incrimination violating the Fifth Amendment. Plaintiffs want the taxes on recreational pot outlawed, reasoning that they require...

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Feds Whine “What Banking Problem?”
Aug22

Feds Whine “What Banking Problem?”

According to a spokesperson for the federal government, all is well.   Over 100 US financial institutions are working directly with marijuana-related businesses in states that allow for cannabis commerce, according to public remarks made Tuesday by a US Department of Treasury representative. Speaking this week at the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference in Washington, DC, (that conference sounds like fun! -- editor)...

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More Formal Cannabis Research
Aug14

More Formal Cannabis Research

Once it finally becomes possible to get approval from NIH, there is going to be a lot of research into cannabis' effectiveness. Here's just the most recent on that front.   A pharmaceutical company has inked a licensing agreement with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop, test and possibly sell cannabis-based drugs for use in treating head trauma. Under the agreement, KannaLife Sciences will research CBD and other...

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