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New Bill Shows What Mexico’s Legalization Could Look Like

New Bill Shows What Mexico’s Legalization Could Look Like

Mexican lawmakers finally revealed the potential language of their cannabis legalization bill. This long-awaited online publication came after the Mexican Supreme Court ruled not once but five times that the prohibition of cannabis in Mexico is unconstitutional. While some people call the passage of a now-pending bill to legalize cannabis merely a formality, it is […]

Helping Reduce the Human Cost of Cannabis Prohibition in Georgia

Helping Reduce the Human Cost of Cannabis Prohibition in Georgia

Peachtree NORML, which operates out of Georgia, is helping to raise funds for expungement and reform efforts through Reform Georgia. Expungement efforts are critical because the criminal process for cannabis offenders often isn’t very fair, and the consequences of a victimless crime can last a lifetime. The more you know about cannabis, the more obvious […]

Dr. Bronner’s Donates Toward Oregon Psilocybin Effort

Dr. Bronner’s Donates Toward Oregon Psilocybin Effort

Psychedelic research and legalization measures have historically been somewhat controversial, with many businesses choosing to stay far away from an issue that they believe could potentially alienate some of their customer base. However, some companies recognize that psychedelics and legalization fit in perfectly with their branding. Dr. Bronner’s Miracle Soap is a company that has […]

Chemist Synthesizes Potent Cannabis Acids

Chemist Synthesizes Potent Cannabis Acids

Not very many medical scientists can say that they have devoted a significant portion of their career toward researching cannabis. Even those that have an interest in the topic often find themselves waging political battles and struggling to gain traction in this highly contested area of research. Thankfully, not every country has as inappropriately restrictive […]

Just Say No to Corporate Cannabis

Just Say No to Corporate Cannabis

A few years ago, looking up marijuana news headlines would net a rash of articles about drug arrests as well as political efforts to change the broken cannabis policies in the United States. These days, the cannabis news cycle features primarily stories of new legalization efforts, celebrities backing or founding cannabis companies, and the potential […]

Landlord and Tenant Rights Conflict Over Cannabis

Landlord and Tenant Rights Conflict Over Cannabis

One of the most frustrating issues with cannabis legalization is how social issues seem to constantly crop up around legalization in different states. For example, employers in states that have legalized cannabis can still discriminate against their workers, even if they have a medical recommendation for the plant. In some cases, workers who use cannabis […]

Cyntoia Brown, Trafficked Teen, Finally Freed from Jail

Cyntoia Brown, Trafficked Teen, Finally Freed from Jail

Today, August 7th, 2019 Cyntoia Brown finally walked free after 15 years in prison. Her crime? Defending herself after a prolonged experience of abuse and sex trafficking. Her story is sadly not unique, as countless women of color or victims of sex trafficking or intimate abuse who eventually defend themselves wind-up prosecuted and incarcerated despite […]

Will Legalization Reduce Cannabis’ Climate Impact?

Will Legalization Reduce Cannabis’ Climate Impact?

What people say green, those who use cannabis will often think of their favorite plant. However, the word green can also describe something environmentally friendly. Unfortunately for the cannabis movement, indoor growing green is often anything but green. Instead, it is a massive drain on resources, requiring huge amounts of electricity and water to work. […]

Louisiana Medical Dispensaries Could Have Stock Next Tuesday

Louisiana Medical Dispensaries Could Have Stock Next Tuesday

Louisiana arguably has one of the more restrictive full-spectrum medical cannabis programs in the country. Passed in 2015 and signed into law in 2016, the law only allows for access for individuals with 14 different medical conditions, which include PTSD, seizures, glaucoma, cancer, autism, and multiple sclerosis. These patients do not have the right to […]

Newspapers Love to Leave Out Other Substances When Reporting on Cannabis

Newspapers Love to Leave Out Other Substances When Reporting on Cannabis

A little skepticism is healthy for anyone trying to discern what is true and not in the modern news cycle. Many major news organizations are prone to repeating what they see published elsewhere without verifying the details. More importantly, the rise of mobile internet culture, as opposed to desktop internet culture, has lent itself to […]