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Take Action with NORML Today & Tomorrow: Legislative Twitter Campaign Underway

Take Action with NORML Today & Tomorrow: Legislative Twitter Campaign Underway

There are over 40 million cannabis consumers in the United States (according to government data). Please consider, for the day, being a ‘virtual lobbyist’ for cannabis law reform today and tomorrow to coordinate with the on-ground efforts of activists attending the Legislative Fly-In that started yesterday and culminates tomorrow. You can also always take action […]

Senate Bill 964: Oregon’s Latest Bungle with Medical Marijuana

Senate Bill 964: Oregon’s Latest Bungle with Medical Marijuana

Oregon Measure 91 officials seem to be forgetting 56% of Oregonians voted for our leaders to create a new system regulating recreational marijuana, not ripping the existing Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) to shreds. Senate Bill 964 will only create a world of hurt for medical marijuana patients and growers. I am a current OMMP patient. I was […]

Lady Health: Top 5 Strains to Curb Appetite

Lady Health: Top 5 Strains to Curb Appetite

PHOTO: ‘Blue Dream’ by Andy Haggis The popularity of using cannabis as a dietary tool has taken over social media and self-proclaimed gym enthusiasts alike. Contrary to weed’s signature munchy-inducing reputation, certain strains produce a cannabinoid that actually suppresses hunger. THC-V (or tetrahydrocannabivarin) is a psychoactive cannabinoid that curbs appetite and responsible for the “psychedelic” […]

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama, Please stop making jokes about weed. And while you’re at it, please stop telling young people that cannabis prohibition reform shouldn’t be a priority. You’ve been called out on this before, but clearly you are still out of touch with what’s going on in America. Yes, pot can make you laugh, and it […]

Connect the Dots in Connecticut with Cannabis

Connect the Dots in Connecticut with Cannabis

The following is an excerpt of a speech John Dvorak gave at the Hartford, Connecticut HempCT Marijuana Awareness Event: We all owe our presence here today to one person who’s worked tirelessly and countless hours organizing, planning, cajoling, lining up the speakers, the vendors, the sponsors and working with the city of Hartford to get the […]

Ladybud Interview with National Cannabis Patients Wall’s Dana M. Arvidson

Ladybud Interview with National Cannabis Patients Wall’s Dana M. Arvidson

The National Cannabis Patient’s Wall is an advocacy and visibility-based organization, whose primary focus is to help humanize medical cannabis by showing how many people around the world use it (and what they use cannabis to treat). Their primary source of communication with members of the wall is via Facebook, within the 17,000+ strong (and […]

The DEA is Obsolete and Needs to be Dissolved or Overhauled

The DEA is Obsolete and Needs to be Dissolved or Overhauled

Many mainstream media outlets have been noting that Michelle Leonhart’s resignation from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) presents a perfect opportunity for real policy reform in the United States. Instead of appointing a new head who will blindly pursue the status quo of prohibition policies that have utterly failed, the new head of this agency […]

Be Mindful: Ways to Consume Cannabis

Be Mindful: Ways to Consume Cannabis

There are a variety of ways to medicate using cannabis whether it be inhalation, oral consumption, or topical use. Each method has its own benefits and drawbacks, but the below information is a generalized guide. SMOKING: 1-3 minute onset, duration of 1 to 3 hours The most ancient and direct method of using medical cannabis; […]

5 Pot and 5 Not: Dr. Mitch’s Books for Cannabis Activists

5 Pot and 5 Not: Dr. Mitch’s Books for Cannabis Activists

The Pot: These are five of the many books that lay the foundation for educated activist to become the most informed, persuasive, and entertaining persuaders they can be. The Marijuana Conviction (Richard Bonnie and Charles Whitebread): Here’s the detailed story of cannabis prohibition in all its racist, ignorant splendor. Nobody provides the historical context to […]

Pregnant Medical Marijuana Patients Face Steep Legal Risks

Pregnant Medical Marijuana Patients Face Steep Legal Risks

For one of 4Front’s recent podcasts, I talked to medical professionals about the intersection of the healthcare and marijuana industries. After discussing the issues that medical professionals in the marijuana industry face, I wondered about the special case of pregnant women. What do marijuana business owners need to know about serving patients who also happen […]