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Reform Report: Second Annual Southern Cannabis Reform Conference in Atlanta

Reform Report: Second Annual Southern Cannabis Reform Conference in Atlanta

The 2nd annual Southern Cannabis Reform conference was held in Atlanta on March 22nd.  The South is often thought of as caboose of cannabis reform; however, there are still positive strides in reform being made in Georgia and though out the southern United States. Activists in the South face extreme social and political conservatism when […]

REVIEW: Hemp Shield Wood Finish

REVIEW: Hemp Shield Wood Finish

As the many uses of cannabis become more marketable and easier to access, many fans of green living are choosing to utilize products derived from industrial hemp. While searching for a sustainable, eco-friendly stain for the outside of a personal grow cabinet, I chose Hemp Shield wood finish and deck sealer, the first ever commercial […]

This is Your Brain on Chocolate

This is Your Brain on Chocolate

Choc-o-late. Simply uttering those three syllables gives your taste buds a sense of anticipation. A feeling of pure satisfaction ensues once you indulge in it, and the experience concludes with an endorphin-induced relaxation of your being. Breathe in, savor in it, and breathe out… Chocolate! The spectrum of hues and shades that the delicate, ground […]

VETERAN’S DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

VETERAN’S DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

After Staff Sargent Mike Whiter returned home from serving his country, he tried to kill himself three times. Whiter served in the US Marines for 11 years, including combat tours in Kosovo and Iraq. After his medical discharge, Whiter sought help from the Veterans Administration for his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as […]

The War Isn’t Over: New Mexico Man Anally Violated in Bogus Drug Search

The War Isn’t Over: New Mexico Man Anally Violated in Bogus Drug Search

It reads like an article from The Onion: A man is pulled over by police for a minor traffic violation, a drug-sniffing K-9 sounds an alert, a search warrant is hastily obtained, and the man is taken to a hospital where he is subjected to x-rays, rectal exams, enemas, and finally a colonoscopy. But this is […]

Medical Marijuana Gets Complicated in Washington State

Medical Marijuana Gets Complicated in Washington State

 Recreational vs. Medicinal, Part 2 of a 2 part series on cannabis in Washington State During its signature drive and campaign, voters were told that I-502 would legalize cannabis and there would be no changes to the medical cannabis laws in Washington State.  This has proven to be untrue. To understand legalization’s impact on medical marijuana […]

Going to Washington State to Toke Legally? Here’s What You Need to Know

Going to Washington State to Toke Legally? Here’s What You Need to Know

Canna-tourism, Part 1 of a 2 part series on cannabis in Washington State So you’ve probably heard that Washington State has legalized cannabis.  Perhaps you are even thinking about taking a trip to sample some “legal weed” in the greatest city in the world, Seattle.  While the Emerald City is home to some of the […]

MIXOLOGY: Cannabis Infused Absinthe

MIXOLOGY: Cannabis Infused Absinthe

Absinthe, the notorious and widely controversial spirit, has been my favorite drink since I first tried it at the age of 19 in Canada. But it wasn’t until last year that I was possessed with the thought of Absinthe infused with cannabis. I mulled over which strain to select for both optimal strain specific flavors and mind altering […]

Ganja’s Going Global

Ganja’s Going Global

PHOTO: allthingsgreen.ca The world of weed, as we know it, is about to change. One recent story, which did not attract nearly as much press attention as it should have, broke about two weeks ago when the government of Canada announced that it was streamlining its medical marijuana dispensary system with new, business-friendly regulations. While advocates found […]

Police Not Required To Protect And Serve When Small Amount Of Marijuana Is Present

Police Not Required To Protect And Serve When Small Amount Of Marijuana Is Present

Martha Little* came home late one frigid January night to a dark home and found her kitchen door had been kicked in. She lived alone, and this was the third break-in. The first two had been reported to the police, and although she had been out late celebrating her brother’s birthday, she removed anything related […]