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China Isn’t a Fan of Cannabis Legalization

China Isn’t a Fan of Cannabis Legalization

In a lot of ways, United States influenced international policy on cannabis. In fact, given that the United States effectively began prohibiting cannabis in 1937, China’s cannabis prohibition, which started in 1985, is far newer. One could argue that the American prohibition of cannabis was one of the reasons that China eventually outlawed the plant. […]

Free Weed for Those In Need: An Actual Washington Law?

Free Weed for Those In Need: An Actual Washington Law?

Compassion is one thing the cannabis industry was initially built upon, at least in the early days before recreational sales and profits took precedence over patients.  In Washington state, for example, did you know that dispensaries “may donate product to qualifying patients or designated providers who hold a valid recognition card” according to WAC 314-55-155? […]

Cannabis Played a Role in Ancient Funeral Rites in China

Cannabis Played a Role in Ancient Funeral Rites in China

Historians and anthropologists have long debated the historic role of cannabis in humanity’s oldest civilizations. There is certainly some archaeological record that support cannabis’ role in human communities going back millennia. For example, there is an ancient, tattooed Siberian mummy buried with cannabis that has since been found to have likely died of breast cancer. […]

Maine Could Soon Finalize Legal Cannabis Rules

Maine Could Soon Finalize Legal Cannabis Rules

Sometimes, the legal process of changing laws can be iceberg slow in its progress. Although you know it’s moving, it sometimes seems like it is not at all. There is no question that individuals in Maine who voted to legalize recreational cannabis in 2016 are feeling that glacial pace of their state’s legalization at the […]

Federal Appeals Court Orders Action On Cannabis’ Status

Federal Appeals Court Orders Action On Cannabis’ Status

Many cannabis activists felt extreme disappointment when the 2017 legal case brought by the parents of Alexis Bortell, U.S. Army veteran José Belén, and several other medical cannabis activists got thrown out of court. Essentially, the courts ruled that the activists involved had not made enough efforts to remedy the issue of how the government […]

Oakland City Council Decriminalizes Natural Psychedelics

Oakland City Council Decriminalizes Natural Psychedelics

In a move that could be signs of major, transformative policy changes to come, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously in support of the decriminalization of natural hallucinogens on Tuesday, June 4th. In other words, hallucinogenic mushrooms and other plants with similar properties, like certain cacti, are now decriminalized. That makes Oakland the second city […]

You Could Buy Legal Weed in Illinois As Soon as January 1, 2020

You Could Buy Legal Weed in Illinois As Soon as January 1, 2020

Illinois lawmakers helped the state make history on Friday, May 31st, 2019. The state of Illinois became the first to legalize adult recreational cannabis via legislature when lawmakers finally passed a legalization bill. Although the bill has not taken effect yet, pending the promised signature of Illinois governor, there is no reason to believe at […]

Blunts on Boats: Can You Consume Weed on Watercraft?

Blunts on Boats: Can You Consume Weed on Watercraft?

With summer weather right around the corner, many people are currently looking forward to spending some time out on the water. Whether you live in the Midwest and intend to go out on a lake or live on coast and will be boating on the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean, you may want to take some […]

Alabama Becomes the Third State This Year to Pass a Ridiculous Abortion Law

Alabama Becomes the Third State This Year to Pass a Ridiculous Abortion Law

Reproductive rights are a cornerstone of women’s freedom in the modern world. Without control over their reproductive capabilities, women would not be able to pursue careers or even education in some cases. Access to low-cost birth control can protect women from youthful mistakes and help new families and freshly married couples establish themselves before they […]