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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 York City May Ban Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing

New York City May Ban Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing

One of the most frustrating things about medical cannabis programs and cannabis legalization is that there is still nothing stopping employers from discriminating against people who have medical or personal reasons to use cannabis. Many employers still perform pre-employment drug testing as a way to eliminate the potential hiring a cannabis user for their staff. […]

New Mexico Decriminalized Cannabis

New Mexico Decriminalized Cannabis

Trying to change cannabis policy requires both concerted effort and a careful approach. What works in one state with one group of voters will absolutely fail in another state. Thankfully, there are many different ways for activists to change corrupt and destructive cannabis prohibition laws. In some states, broad medical cannabis laws have provided access. […]

Minnesota Now Allows Parolees To Use Medical Cannabis

Minnesota Now Allows Parolees To Use Medical Cannabis

Advocating for compassionate access to cannabis and rational state and federal policies is often very frustrating. Even when activist secure a big win, there are usually substantial drawbacks and compromises involved. In some states, patients who need access to medical cannabis may find themselves unable to legally grow the medicine they would prefer to use […]

Big Fish in Small Ponds Impact Cannabis Access in Too Many States

Big Fish in Small Ponds Impact Cannabis Access in Too Many States

BEvery attempt at legalization of cannabis has had its flaws. Each state has had to develop its own systems for the legal production, sale, cultivation, and consumption of cannabis. Some states have created dispensary systems that operate under tight state control. Others create more of a private marketplace opportunity and allow for both state and […]

Federal Law for Legal Cannabis Banking Moves Forward

Federal Law for Legal Cannabis Banking Moves Forward

One of the most serious issues facing those who would work in legal cannabis businesses is difficulty with opening a bank account. Current federal policy prohibits banking institutions from opening accounts related to cannabis businesses. Generally, only those who are directly involved in or profiting from the growth or sale of cannabis are prohibited from […]

New Jersey Cancels Cannabis Vote

New Jersey Cancels Cannabis Vote

Millions of patients and activists, as well as general cannabis enthusiasts, were left disappointed on Monday, March 25th, 2019, when New Jersey lawmakers failed to follow through on a cannabis reform initiative. Lawmakers had promised a vote on pending bill to legalization recreational cannabis for everyone over the age of 21. They promised a vote […]

Florida Patients Can Finally Smoke Medical Cannabis

Florida Patients Can Finally Smoke Medical Cannabis

Implementing new laws can often take a very long time. The delay between when voters or lawmakers create new laws and when they actually take effect can be incredibly frustrating. When the law in question has a direct impact on whether an activity is criminal or not, people may wind up needlessly charged with crimes […]

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 […]

Michigan Activists Sue to Change Cannabis’ Schedule I Status

Michigan Activists Sue to Change Cannabis’ Schedule I Status

Michigan activists are banding together to push back against the state’s legal code. Yes, it is true that medical cannabis has been legal in Michigan since 2008, and 2018 saw the legalization of recreational adult cannabis in the Great Lakes State. However, cannabis is currently listed as a Schedule 1 substance in the state’s Controlled […]