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Upcoming Events in 2015 with National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)

Upcoming Events in 2015 with National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)

The cannabis industry’s national trade association continues to provide space for NCIA members and future members to gather, connect, and learn. Just last month at the end of June, nearly 2,000 people attended the National Cannabis Industry Association’s 2nd Annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, held for the second year in a row at the […]

Pushing Back Against Pushing Back Against Marijuana

Pushing Back Against Pushing Back Against Marijuana

On the first day of the Fourth World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm this month, Kevin Sabet from Project SAM posted a slide that listed things that “we must push back against” when discussing marijuana legalization. Of the five bullet points, the third one stated “Marijuana Legalization = Social Justice.” What Sabet is asking is for […]

Lady Business: Amber E. Senter of Compassion Medicinal Edibles in California

Lady Business: Amber E. Senter of Compassion Medicinal Edibles in California

Amber moved to California on Feb 11, 2014 after she was diagnosed with lupus on October 31st of last year. She was living in Chicago at the time and because the winters are very harsh and she’s hypersensitive to the cold. Her doctors advised that she move to a warmer climate to try to get the disease under control. She planned […]

Thank You For Not Smoking

Thank You For Not Smoking

In a recent editorial discussing the FDA and e-cigarettes,The Christian Science Monitor asks: Should the agency [FDA] assume that millions of Americans choose to be nicotine addicts, with the federal role simply to make the use of electronic cigarettes as safe as possible? Or should the FDA see this powerful addiction as inherently wrong, both for individuals […]

PLAYLIST: Last Of The Summer Vibes

PLAYLIST: Last Of The Summer Vibes

I chose to showcase my favorite ambient vibes from around the globe while creating this mix of both old and new songs.  The minimal vocals and fluid beats are just a few of the reasons why these are my favorite chill songs for summer listening. Whether discovering music through my own research, or suggestions from […]

What A Difference 24 Hours Makes In Marijuana Policy Reform

What A Difference 24 Hours Makes In Marijuana Policy Reform

PHOTO: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signing the medical marijuana legislation into law this week. It’s been quite a 24-hour period for marijuana policy reform. On both the national and international level, marijuana prohibition is being slowly chipped away. Today, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed HB1 into law, making Illinois the 20th U.S. state, plus Washington, D.C. […]