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Just Say No to Corporate Cannabis

Just Say No to Corporate Cannabis

A few years ago, looking up marijuana news headlines would net a rash of articles about drug arrests as well as political efforts to change the broken cannabis policies in the United States. These days, the cannabis news cycle features primarily stories of new legalization efforts, celebrities backing or founding cannabis companies, and the potential […]

South Carolina’s CBD Showdown a Warning for Other States

South Carolina’s CBD Showdown a Warning for Other States

Regardless of where you live, you may believe that CBD is now legal in your state because it seems to be for sale everywhere. From the national video chain Family Video to gas stations, grocery stores, and pharmacies, it seems like every retail business in America is jumping onto the CBD bandwagon. However, most of […]

Cyntoia Brown, Trafficked Teen, Finally Freed from Jail

Cyntoia Brown, Trafficked Teen, Finally Freed from Jail

Today, August 7th, 2019 Cyntoia Brown finally walked free after 15 years in prison. Her crime? Defending herself after a prolonged experience of abuse and sex trafficking. Her story is sadly not unique, as countless women of color or victims of sex trafficking or intimate abuse who eventually defend themselves wind-up prosecuted and incarcerated despite […]

Will Legalization Reduce Cannabis’ Climate Impact?

Will Legalization Reduce Cannabis’ Climate Impact?

What people say green, those who use cannabis will often think of their favorite plant. However, the word green can also describe something environmentally friendly. Unfortunately for the cannabis movement, indoor growing green is often anything but green. Instead, it is a massive drain on resources, requiring huge amounts of electricity and water to work. […]

Louisiana Medical Dispensaries Could Have Stock Next Tuesday

Louisiana Medical Dispensaries Could Have Stock Next Tuesday

Louisiana arguably has one of the more restrictive full-spectrum medical cannabis programs in the country. Passed in 2015 and signed into law in 2016, the law only allows for access for individuals with 14 different medical conditions, which include PTSD, seizures, glaucoma, cancer, autism, and multiple sclerosis. These patients do not have the right to […]

Newspapers Love to Leave Out Other Substances When Reporting on Cannabis

Newspapers Love to Leave Out Other Substances When Reporting on Cannabis

A little skepticism is healthy for anyone trying to discern what is true and not in the modern news cycle. Many major news organizations are prone to repeating what they see published elsewhere without verifying the details. More importantly, the rise of mobile internet culture, as opposed to desktop internet culture, has lent itself to […]

Survey Shows People Use Cannabis Mostly for Sleep and Pain Relief

Survey Shows People Use Cannabis Mostly for Sleep and Pain Relief

According to a recently released poll of people in Colorado buying cannabis at adult retail shops, the two most common reasons that people turn to this popular plant are for pain management and sleep issues. Roughly 65% reported using it for pain, while 74%, some of which overlapped obviously, wanted it for help with sleep. […]

Hawaii Just Decriminalized Cannabis Possession

Hawaii Just Decriminalized Cannabis Possession

It’s official! The bill recently passed by Hawaiian legislators decriminalizing small amounts of cannabis, HB 1383, will go into effect as law on January 11th, 2020. Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 was the deadline for the Hawaiian governor to take steps to either sign or veto the bill that would decriminalize cannabis. As he did neither, […]