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New Mexico Decriminalized Cannabis

New Mexico Decriminalized Cannabis

Trying to change cannabis policy requires both concerted effort and a careful approach. What works in one state with one group of voters will absolutely fail in another state. Thankfully, there are many different ways for activists to change corrupt and destructive cannabis prohibition laws. In some states, broad medical cannabis laws have provided access. […]

Big Fish in Small Ponds Impact Cannabis Access in Too Many States

Big Fish in Small Ponds Impact Cannabis Access in Too Many States

BEvery attempt at legalization of cannabis has had its flaws. Each state has had to develop its own systems for the legal production, sale, cultivation, and consumption of cannabis. Some states have created dispensary systems that operate under tight state control. Others create more of a private marketplace opportunity and allow for both state and […]

New Jersey Cancels Cannabis Vote

New Jersey Cancels Cannabis Vote

Millions of patients and activists, as well as general cannabis enthusiasts, were left disappointed on Monday, March 25th, 2019, when New Jersey lawmakers failed to follow through on a cannabis reform initiative. Lawmakers had promised a vote on pending bill to legalization recreational cannabis for everyone over the age of 21. They promised a vote […]

Florida Patients Can Finally Smoke Medical Cannabis

Florida Patients Can Finally Smoke Medical Cannabis

Implementing new laws can often take a very long time. The delay between when voters or lawmakers create new laws and when they actually take effect can be incredibly frustrating. When the law in question has a direct impact on whether an activity is criminal or not, people may wind up needlessly charged with crimes […]

First Nations Activist On Trial for Defending Ancestral Land

First Nations Activist On Trial for Defending Ancestral Land

People even vaguely familiar with North American history have to admit that neither the United States nor Canada has upheld its obligations to and agreements with Native American and First Nations peoples. From the earliest treaties on record to the most recent legal agreements between the indigenous people of North America and the colonial governments, […]

Legalization Leads to Fewer Teens Trying Cannabis

Legalization Leads to Fewer Teens Trying Cannabis

Social scientists and government workers have been trying to isolate the motivations for teenage drug use for decades. They have blamed everything from peer pressure to lax parental oversight. However, it appears that a desire to break rules maybe a significant contributing factor in the way that American teenagers experiment with both illicit drugs and […]

Alaska Becomes First State to Allow On-Site Cannabis Use

Alaska Becomes First State to Allow On-Site Cannabis Use

One of the many social injustice has that cannabis activists like to point out to others is the serious discrepancy between how socially acceptable alcohol use is and how totally different and hypocritical the attitude toward cannabis is in most places. Despite the fact that alcohol is responsible for a staggering number of car crashes […]

The FDA Knows Ketamine Can Help Depression, So It Approved a Similar Drug

The FDA Knows Ketamine Can Help Depression, So It Approved a Similar Drug

Ketamine is a drug that is misunderstood. There is very little question among people who have received a dose of the drug for medical purposes that ketamine offers therapeutic relief for people struggling with severe depression and similar mental health issues. However, people classify this beneficial medication as a party or street drug because some […]

Do Cannabis College Courses Potentially Benefit Students?

Do Cannabis College Courses Potentially Benefit Students?

earning to do extracts in chemistry class A few years ago, it wasn’t unusual for you to find the average cannabis worker who acknowledged their career path online listed that their education came from the School of Hard Knocks on social media. However, in the next few years, it is possible, if not likely, that […]

Washington State Looks at Clearing Cannabis Criminal Records

Washington State Looks at Clearing Cannabis Criminal Records

Activists for cannabis reform have been saying the same thing for years: cannabis reform will not be truly fair and effective unless it includes expungement, record sealing, and other considerations for those previously convicted of nonviolent cannabis offenses. There are many reasons why a proactive stance on those paying the criminal price for cannabis use, […]