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The Aspiring Lives of Neurons: Women, Their Babies and Cannabis

The Aspiring Lives of Neurons: Women, Their Babies and Cannabis

“Of course it is safe to smoke pot in pregnancy, just take look at Jamaica”! This type of comment perpetuates an “herban legend,” circulating specifically among those in the “it’s safe” camp. The reference to Jamaica is to the commonly quoted work of anthropologist Melanie Dreher PhD RN, who in 1989 conducted a small, qualitative, […]

Why Do You Think They Call it Dope? A Round-Up of Colloquialisms for Cannabis

Why Do You Think They Call it Dope? A Round-Up of Colloquialisms for Cannabis

Why do you think they call it dope? There are a multitude of names for our favorite plant:  chronic, herb, indo, skunk, wacky tabacky, ganja, cheeba, salad, ‘dro, KGB, THC or OG.  Ancient Chinese, who cultivated cannabis hemp thousands of years ago, created a very simple symbol for it:  two plants hanging upside down in […]

Jamaica Drafting Law to Decriminalize Marijuana

Jamaica Drafting Law to Decriminalize Marijuana

Thanks in no small part to the famous musician Bob Marley, Jamaica is synonymous with marijuana in many people’s mind. Despite that cultural correlation, marijuana has been prohibited by law in Jamaica for a century. Marley’s cultural heritage is certainly impacting the proposed decriminalization, which will include specific protections for Rastafari using cannabis for religious […]

Missouri CBD-Only Medical Marijuana Bill Signed by Governor

Missouri CBD-Only Medical Marijuana Bill Signed by Governor

The following text is a press release from NORML that was released on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. A bill which will permit marijuana to be grown legally in the state of Missouri for the first time since cannabis prohibition began and which will allow cannabidiol (CBD) to be extracted from those plants and provided to […]

Call It What It Is: Why Diction Matters In Cannabis Law

Call It What It Is: Why Diction Matters In Cannabis Law

Utah is now one of 11 states with a “medical marijuana” law which is not all inclusive, but rather exclusive. Utah’s CBD-only law went into effect July 1, 2014, however it is designed to treat one illness/disease with one specific strain of high CBD/low THC cannabis (Charlotte’s Web) and does not provide for any in-state […]

REVIEW: Cheeba Chews, Medicated Candies

REVIEW: Cheeba Chews, Medicated Candies

UPDATE: Cheeba Chews has had some legal issues, but has rebounded. On 7/21/2014 The Denver Post ran an article saying that Cheeba Chews were no longer in production, the company’s license was denied, and they would be out of the market for at least a year as part of the agreement reached with the state. […]

Ohio Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Fails

Ohio Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Fails

The state of Ohio may have decriminalized small amounts of cannabis (meaning that those caught with under 100 grams can go on their merry way with a misdemeanor and a ticket that costs $150), it seems like it won’t be joining the ranks of medical cannabis states this year. Ohio has been on a short […]

Hold the Green Rush: Massachusetts Cracking Down on Caregivers

Hold the Green Rush: Massachusetts Cracking Down on Caregivers

It’s almost a necessary part of the cannabis legal reform process: a law passes, so then there’s conservative backlash at the state level. For decades, people in power defined themselves and their job success in terms of arresting/incarcerating drug users and those involved in the black market. Now that popular opinion and cultural attitudes toward […]

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 […]