Monthly Archives: March 2019

Federal Law for Legal Cannabis Banking Moves Forward

Federal Law for Legal Cannabis Banking Moves Forward

One of the most serious issues facing those who would work in legal cannabis businesses is difficulty with opening a bank account. Current federal policy prohibits banking institutions from opening accounts related to cannabis businesses. Generally, only those who are directly involved in or profiting from the growth or sale of cannabis are prohibited from […]

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 […]

Don’t Believe All These Politicians Saying They Support Legalization

Don’t Believe All These Politicians Saying They Support Legalization

There is little question at this point that we have passed the cultural tipping point for cannabis legalization. Polls nationwide indicate a majority of Americans support recreational legalization for adults. In fact, some research shows that support level growing close to a supermajority. While we all know that polls can be misleading and biased, there […]

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 […]

Scottish Sex Workers Organize for Safety, Industry Standards

Scottish Sex Workers Organize for Safety, Industry Standards

If there’s any one place other than drugs where prohibition has wreaked great havoc, it’s surely in the realm of sex work. Sex workers often face serious physical risk as part of their job. The clients that they work with could be violent or unstable. There is also risk of violence from other individuals involved […]

New Mexico House Passes Cannabis Legalization Bill

New Mexico House Passes Cannabis Legalization Bill

Residents in the state of New Mexico are one step closer to reasonable, safe access to cannabis. That’s because today state lawmakers voted in favor of a legalization bill. State lawmakers seem to have based their bill on the successes and issues of legalization measures in other states. The fact that legalization has often served […]

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 […]