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Ensuring Adequate Pain Relief Is Compassionate Policy

Ensuring Adequate Pain Relief Is Compassionate Policy

For years, The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has obstinately insisted that cannabis is as dangerous as opioids and heroin. Those in the know, from activists to doctors, would bristle at the classification of cannabis as a Schedule 1 substance. The Schedule 1 classification means that the federal government does not recognize any medical benefits or […]

NFL Running Back Challenges League Stance on Medical Cannabis

NFL Running Back Challenges League Stance on Medical Cannabis

The National Football League (NFL) has long had a strict stance on cannabis use. Players are subject to drug screening, and a positive test could result in a loss of their ability to complete. Even when individual states began legalizing the plant for medicinal use, the NFL maintained its prohibitionist stance on cannabis medicine. This […]

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 […]

Could Cannabis Really Be an ‘Exit Drug’?

Could Cannabis Really Be an ‘Exit Drug’?

PHOTO: Kara Allyson [Names of some individuals in this story were changed at their request.] When Joe hit rock bottom, he knew it. At age sixty, he’d been drinking since he was sixteen and his liver was a mess. Every time he tried to quit in the past, he failed. “But this time was different,” […]