China Isn’t a Fan of Cannabis Legalization

China Isn’t a Fan of Cannabis Legalization

In a lot of ways, United States influenced international policy on cannabis. In fact, given that the United States effectively began prohibiting cannabis in 1937, China’s cannabis prohibition, which started in 1985, is far newer. One could argue that the American prohibition of cannabis was one of the reasons that China eventually outlawed the plant. […]

Free Weed for Those In Need: An Actual Washington Law?

Free Weed for Those In Need: An Actual Washington Law?

Compassion is one thing the cannabis industry was initially built upon, at least in the early days before recreational sales and profits took precedence over patients.  In Washington state, for example, did you know that dispensaries “may donate product to qualifying patients or designated providers who hold a valid recognition card” according to WAC 314-55-155? […]

Cannabis Played a Role in Ancient Funeral Rites in China

Cannabis Played a Role in Ancient Funeral Rites in China

Historians and anthropologists have long debated the historic role of cannabis in humanity’s oldest civilizations. There is certainly some archaeological record that support cannabis’ role in human communities going back millennia. For example, there is an ancient, tattooed Siberian mummy buried with cannabis that has since been found to have likely died of breast cancer. […]

Maine Could Soon Finalize Legal Cannabis Rules

Maine Could Soon Finalize Legal Cannabis Rules

Sometimes, the legal process of changing laws can be iceberg slow in its progress. Although you know it’s moving, it sometimes seems like it is not at all. There is no question that individuals in Maine who voted to legalize recreational cannabis in 2016 are feeling that glacial pace of their state’s legalization at the […]

Federal Appeals Court Orders Action On Cannabis’ Status

Federal Appeals Court Orders Action On Cannabis’ Status

Many cannabis activists felt extreme disappointment when the 2017 legal case brought by the parents of Alexis Bortell, U.S. Army veteran José Belén, and several other medical cannabis activists got thrown out of court. Essentially, the courts ruled that the activists involved had not made enough efforts to remedy the issue of how the government […]

Oakland City Council Decriminalizes Natural Psychedelics

Oakland City Council Decriminalizes Natural Psychedelics

In a move that could be signs of major, transformative policy changes to come, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously in support of the decriminalization of natural hallucinogens on Tuesday, June 4th. In other words, hallucinogenic mushrooms and other plants with similar properties, like certain cacti, are now decriminalized. That makes Oakland the second city […]

You Could Buy Legal Weed in Illinois As Soon as January 1, 2020

You Could Buy Legal Weed in Illinois As Soon as January 1, 2020

Illinois lawmakers helped the state make history on Friday, May 31st, 2019. The state of Illinois became the first to legalize adult recreational cannabis via legislature when lawmakers finally passed a legalization bill. Although the bill has not taken effect yet, pending the promised signature of Illinois governor, there is no reason to believe at […]

States with Medical Cannabis Use Fewer Opioid Drugs

States with Medical Cannabis Use Fewer Opioid Drugs

In an analysis of opioid use to be published this August in a medical journal, researchers found that many patients will turn to cannabis instead of opioids if given the option. This news is anything but for activists, who have long pointed out that the pain-relieving abilities of cannabis, as well as its ability to […]

Blunts on Boats: Can You Consume Weed on Watercraft?

Blunts on Boats: Can You Consume Weed on Watercraft?

With summer weather right around the corner, many people are currently looking forward to spending some time out on the water. Whether you live in the Midwest and intend to go out on a lake or live on coast and will be boating on the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean, you may want to take some […]

Researchers Will Study How Cannabis Use Impacts Pregnancy

Researchers Will Study How Cannabis Use Impacts Pregnancy

Movies and television shows like to use morning sickness from pregnancy as some sort of punchline. A pregnant female character may vomit unexpectedly as a means of obtaining a round of laughter from the audience. However, for many women, the experience of morning sickness is far from amusing. It can persist through all nine months […]