cannabinoids

California Nonprofit Looking to Study Breast Milk and Cannabis

California Nonprofit Looking to Study Breast Milk and Cannabis

When babies nurse, they receive many benefits beyond the basic nutrition of their mother’s breast milk. Babies that breastfeed or receive bottles of pumped milk from their mother often have more robust immune systems and may have a head start on their peers for intellectual development as they grow up. These benefits, as well as […]

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 […]

Cannabinoid Advisory Panels For All Industries: Marijuana Medibles in Mainstream Media

Cannabinoid Advisory Panels For All Industries: Marijuana Medibles in Mainstream Media

It’s been said so often in so many ways that there are a million ways to help in a cause.  The Cannabis legalization cause is no different.  We have so many spokes in that wheel.  We have load-bearing spokes, forward momentum spokes, spokes who’s sole purpose is to support and steady the others. We have […]

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 […]

Don’t Call it Synthetic Marijuana: Conner Reid Eckhardt, Addiction and Herbal Incense

Don’t Call it Synthetic Marijuana: Conner Reid Eckhardt, Addiction and Herbal Incense

Synthetic drugs can be kind of scary, and this is coming from someone who likes to be frightened and pushed out of her comfort zone. Herbal incense is often called synthetic marijuana, but the name is misleading. It makes people think that herbal incense has a similar effect to natural-state cannabis, when in fact it […]

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 […]