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Remember That Not Everyone Is Thankful for the Holidays

Remember That Not Everyone Is Thankful for the Holidays

Thanksgiving kicks off the annual holiday season which stresses and over-extends most American households financially and socially. Many American households do not have the financial resources to make the most of the holidays without going into debt, often by spending more than they can afford on credit cards. Simply trying to absorb all of the […]

The Issue the Media Overlooks about Stoned Driving

The Issue the Media Overlooks about Stoned Driving

In general, most people will readily recognize that driving under the influence of a controlled substance with mind-altering effects will impact their ability to drive. However, acknowledging that potential impairment does not prevent people from getting behind the wheel after they had a couple of glasses of wine or down two muscle relaxants. Given that […]

No One Wants to Give Your Kids Cannabis Candy This Halloween

No One Wants to Give Your Kids Cannabis Candy This Halloween

Halloween is a holiday that is all about community, scary fun, and kids in modern America. How sad is it that children have their joy infringed upon by urban legends completely unfounded in reality? For years, parents have felt compelled to check the candy their children bring home, looking for poison and razor blades. This […]

Washington DC Converts Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Washington DC Converts Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Content Warning: This article discusses Christopher Columbus and his various crimes, including racially-motivated murders, enslavement, and sexual assault. The public outcry against the holiday celebrating the monster we all know as Christopher Columbus has increased in recent years. Even South Park has done an episode about what a shitbag that guy really was. For those […]

Amber Guyger and the Thin Blue Line

Amber Guyger and the Thin Blue Line

When the story of Botham Jean’s murder first made national headlines, the first reaction of many people was to feel angry. Many people worried, imagining the suffering of his family and believing that there was very little chance that the cop responsible for his death would ever see any sort of consequence. There’s good reason […]

Landlord and Tenant Rights Conflict Over Cannabis

Landlord and Tenant Rights Conflict Over Cannabis

One of the most frustrating issues with cannabis legalization is how social issues seem to constantly crop up around legalization in different states. For example, employers in states that have legalized cannabis can still discriminate against their workers, even if they have a medical recommendation for the plant. In some cases, workers who use cannabis […]

Should You Buy That CBD At the Gas Station or the Video Store?

Should You Buy That CBD At the Gas Station or the Video Store?

Only a few weeks ago, the village council in the small town where I live voted to ban any potential future cannabis dispensaries. In a village where the average household income is under $40,000, you would think the potential for significant tax revenue directly benefiting the village would excite people. However, the people in charge […]

New Mexico Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

New Mexico Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

For people of Native American or Hispanic national origin, Columbus Day is far from a celebratory holiday. After all, despite all of the misinformation and hype surrounding Christopher Columbus, he is responsible for the enslavement and genocide of potentially millions of indigenous people across the Americas. It remains a source of constant frustration that our […]

CBS Rejects Medical Cannabis Super Bowl Commercial

CBS Rejects Medical Cannabis Super Bowl Commercial

We have frequently covered the hypocritical and ridiculous relationship that professional sports leagues, like the NFL, have with cannabis. There have been players who have lost their careers simply because they chose to treat job-related injuries with medical cannabis instead of opioids. That is, of course, in addition to the fact that these leagues often […]

Powerful Predators in Cannabis Culture Getting Called Out

Powerful Predators in Cannabis Culture Getting Called Out

Like many niche groups or cultural movements, the cannabis community tends to defend its own. Unfortunately, that can mean that very problematic people get a pass for unethical and inappropriate behavior. Science has shown repeatedly that individuals with questionable morality and a willingness to take advantage of or abuse others tend to do well in […]