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Lady Business: Maggie Kinsella of Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition and NORML

Lady Business: Maggie Kinsella of Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition and NORML

Maggie Kinsella is a member of the Board of Directors at the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (MassCann) and the state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of the Marijuana Laws (MassCann/NORML) and also serves as the Press Secretary, Spokesperson, Organizer, and a prolifically productive volunteer. She’s a “Jacqueline” of all trades, so-to-speak and most recently […]

DEA Props Up Outdated Cannabis Policy with Rescheduling Scheme

DEA Props Up Outdated Cannabis Policy with Rescheduling Scheme

Despite concerns about a pharmaceutical entity grabbing control of the cannabidiol (CBD) market, many legalization activists thrilled at the announcement that Epidiolex received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in June. It was reasonable to hope that the approval of a cannabis-based drug for use in treating serious medical conditions would soon […]

Oklahoma Becomes 31st State To Pass a Medical Cannabis Law

Oklahoma Becomes 31st State To Pass a Medical Cannabis Law

On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018, registered voters in Oklahoma got to weigh in on a number of important decisions. One of them, State Question 788, would create a new section of law, Section 420 of Title 63, legalizing cannabis for medical reasons. This vote was a historical moment, the end result of years of activism […]

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

If there’s any sign that the War on Drugs is a failed endeavor, it’s the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has signed off on a cannabis-based drug. While the Attorney General still wants to crack down on cannabis users, growers, and merchants, other federal agencies are actively undermining the prohibition of cannabis. […]

Congrats to Canada for Passing Cannabis Legalization!

Congrats to Canada for Passing Cannabis Legalization!

On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, Canadian Senators made global history by passing a law that made Canada the first G7 nation to legalize the adult recreational use of cannabis. After Representatives passed C-45, also called the Cannabis Act, the Senate also needed to approve the new law. Some activists worried that changes to the Act […]

Separating Children At the Border Is Cruel and Inexcusable

Separating Children At the Border Is Cruel and Inexcusable

The image of a child crying is all too common in our world. Children, after all, can weep over simple things than an adult could more easily dismiss. However, this image of a sweet young Honduran girl, only two years old, shows a terror and pain much deeper than some simple loss. This little girl […]

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Vetoes Cannabis for Autism

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Vetoes Cannabis for Autism

In many ways, Colorado has been leading the nation toward improved cannabis policies. Colorado voters were some of the first to pass a medical cannabis law in 2000, allowing patients with qualifying conditions to access cannabis-based medicines. By passing Amendment 64 in 2012, Colorado became the first state to undo prohibition of cannabis for adult […]

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UK Seizes Cannabis Oil Intended for 12-year-old Epileptic Boy

UPDATE: As of June 16th, 2018, Billy Caldwell has resumed using cannabis medicine. After his admission to the hospital and requests from doctors calling his situation a “medical emergency,” the Home Office delivered the cannabis oil to the facility treating him. Currently, it must be administered by the hospital, and his permit for use will […]

Colorado Embraces School Administration of Medical Cannabis

Colorado Embraces School Administration of Medical Cannabis

When it comes to drug policy, many activists are turning an old adage on its head. They want people in positions of power to simply “think of the children.” However, instead of worrying about how witnessing adults using cannabis will impact children or implying that any form of legalization will put children at risk, the […]

Georgia Prosecuting Parents for Giving Son Cannabis To Stop Seizures

Georgia Prosecuting Parents for Giving Son Cannabis To Stop Seizures

Suzeanna Brill and her husband Matthew weren’t looking to become the face of the struggle to end the War on Drugs, but their story has received national attention. Their family lives in Georgia, and their decision to try medical cannabis has resulted in a nightmare for their family. It’s a story that seems all too […]