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The Only FDA-Approved CBD Drug Will Cost Nearly $3K A Month

The Only FDA-Approved CBD Drug Will Cost Nearly $3K A Month

One of the most incredible things about cannabis medicine is that it has been available to individuals without access to traditional health care for as long as humans have turned to the cannabis plant for relief. Even as our species has made incredible progress in the ability to provide trauma care and treat diseases, accessibility […]

DEA Props Up Outdated Cannabis Policy with Rescheduling Scheme

DEA Props Up Outdated Cannabis Policy with Rescheduling Scheme

Despite concerns about a pharmaceutical entity grabbing control of the cannabidiol (CBD) market, many legalization activists thrilled at the announcement that Epidiolex received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in June. It was reasonable to hope that the approval of a cannabis-based drug for use in treating serious medical conditions would soon […]

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

If there’s any sign that the War on Drugs is a failed endeavor, it’s the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has signed off on a cannabis-based drug. While the Attorney General still wants to crack down on cannabis users, growers, and merchants, other federal agencies are actively undermining the prohibition of cannabis. […]

Utah’s ‘Right to Try’ Law Could Give Patients Medical Access to Investigational Treatments

Utah’s ‘Right to Try’ Law Could Give Patients Medical Access to Investigational Treatments

Should Utah citizens with terminal illnesses be legally allowed to try different drugs or medications? At least one representative believes so and has introduced a new bill, the “Right to Try Life-Saving Treatments” act (HB94, sponsored by Representative Gage Froerer). Representative Froerer is the sponsor of last year’s high CBD, low THC bill (HB105, aka […]

Book Review:  Caffeinated, An Exploration of America’s Favorite Drug

Book Review: Caffeinated, An Exploration of America’s Favorite Drug

Caffeinated by coffee enthusiast and author Murray Carpenter is a fascinating account of how America’s most popular drug goes unaccounted for in our daily lives.  A sixteenth of a teaspoon of powdered caffeine is a standard dose, while a tablespoon is lethal.  For production of commercial energy shots, sketchy manufacturing facilities in China regularly and […]

The Politics of Pot in Pennsylvania: A Mother’s Response

The Politics of Pot in Pennsylvania: A Mother’s Response

Last Friday, NY became the 23rd state to pass a bill for the medical use of marijuana. It’s a very limited bill. It’s limited to only patients with certain maladies all because the Governor wants it that way. Why does he feel he needs to pick and choose which patients will get possible relief and […]

Will the FDA Reschedule Cannabis?

Will the FDA Reschedule Cannabis?

  Every once in a while, there seems to be an impending moment when national cannabis legalization could actually happen. Recent headlines have announced that the FDA will conduct an evaluation on cannabis for the DEA to see if it should be rescheduled. Although this could seem like an impressive stride forward in policy, in […]

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 […]

What’s Up with the Multi Level Marketing of Hemp-Derived CBD?

What’s Up with the Multi Level Marketing of Hemp-Derived CBD?

If you’re involved in any way in the Cannabis industry – whether you’re a patient, advocate, or cannabis business person – chances are, you’ve heard about Kannaway, or its “Buzz Launch,” or Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO), or hemp vape, or Hemp Meds Px, or Medical Marijuana Inc., or CannVest, or all of the above. […]

Ending the Drug War: Cannabis Reform Advocates in US Congress

Ending the Drug War: Cannabis Reform Advocates in US Congress

If you haven’t seen the video coverage of Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) grilling the drug czar’s chief deputy Michael Botticelli at Tuesday’s House Oversight Committee Hearing on marijuana policy, you should. The lines of questioning are similar to Rep. Cohen’s questioning last year of DEA Director […]