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Cannabis Kids: Tiny Icons for the End of Prohibition

Cannabis Kids: Tiny Icons for the End of Prohibition

There are numerous reasons why the prohibition of cannabis is a colossal catastrophe:  thousands killed fighting over black market profits, millions arrested, decimating our minority communities, and billions in agribusiness lost because our farmers can’t grow hemp.  Sadly, these tragic circumstances seem to fall on deaf ears as far as the public and our policy […]

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Changes Stance on Cannabis, Says Legalization Can Work

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Changes Stance on Cannabis, Says Legalization Can Work

To say that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has been less than enthusiastic about presiding over the legalization of recreational cannabis in his state would be quite an understatement. During campaign season last fall, he called legalization “reckless.” Of course, that opinion hadn’t stopped him from courting  funding from NORML for his re-election. His inability to […]

Colorado Cannabis on “60 Minutes” Sunday, Jan. 11th Featuring Megan Sanders of MiNDFUL

Colorado Cannabis on “60 Minutes” Sunday, Jan. 11th Featuring Megan Sanders of MiNDFUL

It’s a very clear sign that cannabis is rapidly gaining cultural traction: this Sunday’s edition of the 47-year-old news program 60 Minutes, a program that is arguably one of the most trusted news shows in the country, will be featuring the legal marijuana industry in Colorado. Tomorrow night, January 11th, 2015, 60 Minutes will air […]

The Underground, Part 3: Conclusions from Non-Scholarly Literature & the Gender Gap in Cannabis Culture

The Underground, Part 3: Conclusions from Non-Scholarly Literature & the Gender Gap in Cannabis Culture

Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of Brandie Wilson’s series, The Underground. It is a sociological analysis of the role of women in the underground cannabis economy of Humboldt County and Northern California. The first article in the series can be viewed here,  and the second installment can be viewed here. Framing men as […]

Why I Love the Potential of VasalGel: Cheap, Effective Male Birth Control

Why I Love the Potential of VasalGel: Cheap, Effective Male Birth Control

After being mostly ignored by the mainstream media for years, Vasalgel has started to really gain cultural momentum here in the United States after being featured in several mainstream media outlets this fall. So what is Vasalgel? In short, it is a low-cost, long-term male birth control product being developed by The Parsemus Foundation. It is […]

Want to Decrease BHO Explosions? Legalize Cannabis Extracts!

Want to Decrease BHO Explosions? Legalize Cannabis Extracts!

The headlines are rather inflammatory: “Police:Marijuana Wax Can Be Explosive,” “Hash Oil Lab Fires A Growing, Explosive Threat In Contra Costa County,” and even the simple “Hash Oil Explosion Leaves at Least 2 Critically Burned.” The fear-mongering about hash oil explosions has been going on for a while, but the tone remains as hysterical as […]

Post Halloween Round-up: No Marijuana Candy Handed Out, Dispensary in Berkeley Honored

Post Halloween Round-up: No Marijuana Candy Handed Out, Dispensary in Berkeley Honored

  Despite the reefer madness being spouted by the Denver Police Department (and several others following their lead), warning parents that cannabis users might be sneaking medicated candies into trick or treating bags, Halloween has come and gone with not a single story of a pot-poisoned child being rushed to the emergency room. Let’s all […]

Mainstream Media Dismisses Halloween Marijuana Candy Scare

Mainstream Media Dismisses Halloween Marijuana Candy Scare

The Denver Police started a fresh wave of reefer madness when they issued a warning two weeks ago about the possibility of unscrupulous people trying to sneak marijuana-infused candies into kid’s trick or treat bags. Since then, police departments in Kauai, Hawaii and San Diego, California have also issued public statements warning parents to check […]

The Cannabis Global Initiative and NAACP Call Attention to the Racial Remarks of Dr. Christian Thurstone

The Cannabis Global Initiative and NAACP Call Attention to the Racial Remarks of Dr. Christian Thurstone

Dr. Christian Thurstone has claimed to be an expert on the effects of cannabis on developing brains. Numerous times he has been quoted for controversial remarks. The Cannabis Global Initiative (CGI) is concerned that the State of Colorado and numerous media outlets are allowing the racial remarks of Thurstone, a certified addiction psychiatrist, a medical […]

South Florida Sun Sentinel Backs Florida Medical Marijuana Law, Amendment 2

South Florida Sun Sentinel Backs Florida Medical Marijuana Law, Amendment 2

Early next month, voters in Florida will get to decide whether the Sunshine State is ready to offer its citizens safe, legal access to medical marijuana. Amendment 2 has a well-organized opposition, the No on 2 campaign, which has been warning about medibles marketed to kids and marijuana cookies being used as tools for date […]