As it stands today cannabis is a Schedule I drug — meaning it has no recognized medical value or use. 10,000 years of history suggests otherwise. Is the world about to remember something it once held as folk wisdom? The Epilepsy Foundation of America supports patients having the legal option to access whole plant […]
A sparkling facet of the old fashioned reefer madness asserted that cannabis was a leading cause of workplace accidents. That’s not what the studies say. Past use of cannabis, as identified by the presence of the inert carboxy THC metabolite on a standard urine test, is not positively associated with workplace accidents, according to […]
Another significant voice is calling for change in cannabis policy at the federal level. Here’s what the National Black Caucus of State Legislators has to say: “Whereas state and local governments could potentially stand to save billions of dollars that they currently spend regulating marijuana use by decriminalizing the recreational use of marijuana, therefore […]
I want to recommend to your attention an excellent article on the history of cannabis prohibition and the story of how and why minds and hearts are changing. Here’s just a taste. Since the 1960s, the United States has traveled on a herky-jerky trip from hippies and head shops to grass-roots backlash by suburban […]
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If you ever wondered why the federal government is sometimes stupid, it seems they passed a law making them be that way. What? ” . . . the Office of National Drug Control Policy from researching marijuana legalization. These restrictions also require the office to oppose any and all efforts to liberalize criminal laws […]
The guidance, which requires banks to vigorously monitor their marijuana-industry customers, was provided by the Treasury Department and the Justice Department in separate advisories. The policy does not grant immunity from prosecution or civil penalties to banks that serve legal marijuana businesses.
The largest single factor holding back the emerging once-again-legitimate cannabis industry is lack of business access to banks. The Obama administration has made a timid concession to the situation — will it be enough? The Obama administration on Friday [Feb. 15, 2014] gave the banking industry the green light to finance and do business […]
Marco Rubio is a Republican Senator from Florida who very likely imagines himself becoming President. Senator, have you ever smoked cannabis? Rubio: You know why I never answer that question? I’ll tell you why I never answer that question. If I tell you that I haven’t, you won’t believe me. And if I tell […]
Industrial hemp will be re-legalized, too. Members of the US House and Senate have approved an amendment in the federal Farm Bill loosening federal restrictions pertaining to the state-authorized cultivation of industrial hemp . . . sending the bill to the President’s desk. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation imminently. The amendment […]
Still smoking? Kind of old fashioned, inn’it? As marijuana tiptoes further toward the legal mainstream, marijuana-infused snacks have become a booming business, with varieties ranging from chocolate-peppermint Mile High Bars to peanut butter candies infused with hash oil. Retail shops see them as a nonthreatening way into the shallow end of the marijuana pool, […]