Monthly Archives: July 2014

Center for Disease Control: Alcohol Kills 1 in 10 Americans

Center for Disease Control: Alcohol Kills 1 in 10 Americans

As an advocate for cannabis legalization, we often times cite that alcohol is much more dangerous than cannabis will ever be, and cannabis is in fact is not dangerous at all by comparison. Sometimes we’ll even hear from some members of the population during the course of our work that “alcohol should be made illegal” […]

Will Washington DC Have Cannabis Legalization on the Ballot?

Will Washington DC Have Cannabis Legalization on the Ballot?

It’s official: petitioners in Washington DC have announced that they have enough signatures to have their proposal to legalize cannabis placed on the ballot this November. According to a press release from this Monday, June 30th, the DC Cannabis Campaign has collected over 60,000 signatures in support of Initiative 71, which is more than twice […]

Cannabis Not Used to Develop Hepatitis C Vaccine or Suppositories

Cannabis Not Used to Develop Hepatitis C Vaccine or Suppositories

It seems like there’s another over-the-top headline about cannabis every other day, from studies proclaiming it is, in fact, dangerous, to those that claim cannabis can cure just about everything. One popular story floating around right now sounds plausible. There has been a preventative vaccine for Hepatitis B for years, and now researchers at the […]

The Politics of Pot in Pennsylvania: A Mother’s Response

The Politics of Pot in Pennsylvania: A Mother’s Response

Last Friday, NY became the 23rd state to pass a bill for the medical use of marijuana. It’s a very limited bill. It’s limited to only patients with certain maladies all because the Governor wants it that way. Why does he feel he needs to pick and choose which patients will get possible relief and […]

Seeking Refuge: A Tale of Two Texans

Seeking Refuge: A Tale of Two Texans

My name is Colt Smith, and I’m an activist for cannabis legalization. However, I never really wanted to be. I was born in Arlington, TX to two educated, loving, and supportive parents. My childhood was very normal, or as normal as one can be. My dad, a family practice physician and Sunday school teacher, is […]

Legalization Keeps Cannabis Away from Teens

Legalization Keeps Cannabis Away from Teens

In the six months since recreational cannabis was legalized in Colorado, the naysayers have been shouting “what about the children?” Convinced that more young people and teenagers were going to be giving the wacky weed a whirl, prohibitionists have had their panties in a bunch. It probably won’t help them relax, but the rest of […]

Marijuana Food Truck Appears in Washington at Farmer’s Market

Marijuana Food Truck Appears in Washington at Farmer’s Market

The marijuana food truck that took Denver by storm at the 4/20 Cannabis Cup is getting ready for full-time launch in Washington. Although they weren’t  giving away their savory, cannabis-infused treats like they were in April, they were offering delicious, infused sandwiches and soups for medical marijuana card holders this last weekend. If you’re wondering […]

Produce Fresh from Jail: Salt Lake City’s Prison Horticulture Program

Produce Fresh from Jail: Salt Lake City’s Prison Horticulture Program

Gardening is a well known therapeutic, and luckily for some inmates at the Salt Lake County Jail, they are allowed to participate in a special horticulture program which teaches the joys of planting, maintaining and harvesting a garden in the ever-changing Utah climate. Citizens are encouraged to attend tours of the garden offered by the […]

DENVER: Mayor Hancock Needs to Thank the Cannabis Industry for $3.5 Million

DENVER: Mayor Hancock Needs to Thank the Cannabis Industry for $3.5 Million

Denver Mayor Hancock’s office just issued a press release today thanking “Denver City Council’s unanimous approval of a $3.35 million spending plan that will allow the city to meet immediate regulatory, safety and education needs directly tied to the new retail marijuana industry.” It is offensive that given Hancock’s gratitude for the money, he fails […]