cannabinoids

Cannabis Kids: Tiny Icons for the End of Prohibition

Cannabis Kids: Tiny Icons for the End of Prohibition

There are numerous reasons why the prohibition of cannabis is a colossal catastrophe:  thousands killed fighting over black market profits, millions arrested, decimating our minority communities, and billions in agribusiness lost because our farmers can’t grow hemp.  Sadly, these tragic circumstances seem to fall on deaf ears as far as the public and our policy […]

Australia: Cooper’s Parents Will Not Be Pursued Any Longer for His Cannabis Treatment

Australia: Cooper’s Parents Will Not Be Pursued Any Longer for His Cannabis Treatment

Here’s some positive news from the land down under: 4-year-old Cooper Wallace can legally resume his cannabis oil treatment for his seizures and the child abuse investigation of his parents is finished. Cooper was only three when law enforcement raided his home and arrested his parents (while his mother was heavily pregnant, no less) for […]

5 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing a Marijuana Testing Lab

5 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing a Marijuana Testing Lab

The “wild, wild west” ideology sums up the Oregon climate for cannabis lab regulations and procedures. HB 3460 went into effect March 3rd 2014, which set the regulations for medicinal marijuana dispensaries to legally operate within Oregon. Unfortunately, test labs were completely left out of the bill. Tom Burns who represents the Oregon Health Authority […]

Open Letter to President Obama – Legalize it!

Open Letter to President Obama – Legalize it!

Dear President Obama, Once upon a time, you campaigned against prohibition.  Sadly, you turned into a jaded politician that presided over more marijuana arrests than any other president.  You’ve turned hope into dope by acting like one when it comes to addressing it.  You came around on gay rights, and now it’s time to come […]

Australian Toddler’s Seizure Medication Seized, Parents Questioned

Australian Toddler’s Seizure Medication Seized, Parents Questioned

Last week near Melbourne, Australia, Cassie Batten and Rhett Wallace were arrested for cannabis. Not because they were using it themselves, but because they have been giving a non-psychoactive cannabis tincture to their three-year-old son. Cooper had been born early, and then he got sick when he was four weeks old. It turned out that […]

The Gateway Theory Revisited and Proved Possible?

The Gateway Theory Revisited and Proved Possible?

  The Gateway Theory, such a bogus term.  I mean what WERE they smokin’ when they came up with that? Someone was watching too much Star Trek if you ask me! So … as if anyone doesn’t know this, the Gateway theory states that when kids use cannabis, it makes them want to try other […]

Synthetic Marijuana aka “Herbal Incense”: A Legal High That’s Nothing Like Cannabis

Synthetic Marijuana aka “Herbal Incense”: A Legal High That’s Nothing Like Cannabis

People often call it by brand names: K2, Spice, or A-Bomb. It’s generically referred to as herbal incense, or sometimes, sythentic marijuana or synthetic cannabis. While it is true that the demand for these products arises from the demand for a legal alternative to cannabis, these technically illegal smoking blends (and they are illegal under […]

Glioblastoma, Memories, and Cannabis: Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Glioblastoma, Memories, and Cannabis: Brain Tumor Awareness Month

I vividly remember the day I learned my father had a brain tumor. I was staying with my mother at my cousin’s house, near the hospital where I was getting chemotherapy for my own cancer. I was about to go on a walk – I tried to do some kind of exercise every day because […]