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Major League Baseball Ends Cannabis Testing for Players

Major League Baseball Ends Cannabis Testing for Players

The fact that cannabis could be useful before exercise for professional athletes during training and afterward during recovery is something that most sports organizations seem to simply ignore. The NFL has even penalized players who have valid state recommendations for medical cannabis in the past for injuries obtained while playing, and it shows no sign […]

A Reminder of How Unfair and Inaccurate Employment Drug Testing Actually Is

A Reminder of How Unfair and Inaccurate Employment Drug Testing Actually Is

Drug testing applicants for new positions or promotions has gone from a niche effort by those in safety-critical fields to an almost standard aspect of the employment process. Regardless of someone’s educational or work history, they can expect an employer to request a urine drug test in most cases, if not a hair sample test. […]

Banking Just Got a Little Easier for Hemp Farmers and Businesses

Banking Just Got a Little Easier for Hemp Farmers and Businesses

Issues with cannabis and banking are a major hurdle for the legal industry that lawmakers have yet to address effectively. Given the federal Schedule I status of cannabis, banks and financial companies typically refuse to work with businesses that have direct ties to cannabis production or sales. They do this because federal law leaves banks […]

Support the 7th Annual Parents 4 Pot Holiday Drive!

Support the 7th Annual Parents 4 Pot Holiday Drive!

It’s that time of year again when parents start emptying their wallets and incurring massive debt in the hopes of giving their children the perfect holiday season. For some families, their involvement in cannabis activism or cultivation has left them unable to provide the kind of holiday their children deserve. When one member of the […]

Recreational Dispensaries Open in Michigan but Prices, Distance Lock out Many

Recreational Dispensaries Open in Michigan but Prices, Distance Lock out Many

Many states have struggled with the timely implementation of a cannabis legalization law, and Michigan has proven to not be the exception to that norm. When voters legalized cannabis at the polls in 2018, the theoretical prohibition of cannabis ended mere weeks later. Just about a year ago, people across the state of Michigan got […]

New York Police Seize 106 Lbs of Hemp, Claim It’s A Cannabis Bust

New York Police Seize 106 Lbs of Hemp, Claim It’s A Cannabis Bust

Farmers all over the country are excitedly investing in industrial hemp, but some of them have found it’s more of a heartache and expense than they anticipated. One of the reasons officials have given for opposing the legalization of industrial hemp is that law enforcement officers can’t seem to tell the difference between industrial hemp […]

Remember That Not Everyone Is Thankful for the Holidays

Remember That Not Everyone Is Thankful for the Holidays

Thanksgiving kicks off the annual holiday season which stresses and over-extends most American households financially and socially. Many American households do not have the financial resources to make the most of the holidays without going into debt, often by spending more than they can afford on credit cards. Simply trying to absorb all of the […]

Why People Still Get Arrested for Weed in ‘Legal’ States

Why People Still Get Arrested for Weed in ‘Legal’ States

A lot of people assume that once a state or national government legalizes cannabis or another previously prohibited substance that criminal enforcement related to that particular substance is no longer necessary. However, many states with legalization laws on the books still see plenty of arrests and prosecutions for non-violent cannabis offenses after legalization. The reason […]

The Federal Legislature Could Soon Vote to Deschedule Cannabis

The Federal Legislature Could Soon Vote to Deschedule Cannabis

For as long as the War on Drugs has been federal policy, activists have been pushing for the day that federal representatives and lawmakers revisit whether the prohibition of cannabis is a rational policy or not. Lawmakers have proposed bills that never made it anywhere; activists have filed lawsuits repeatedly only to get ignored despite […]

Santa Cruz May Change Policy On Psychedelic Plants and Fungi

Santa Cruz May Change Policy On Psychedelic Plants and Fungi

Just because something is the law does not mean that it is moral, and just because something breaks the law does not mean it is inherently immoral or unethical. Terrible things have previously been legal, while pushing back against institutional violence has often violated laws. What is legal and what is not is more a […]