marijuana legalization

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 Issue the Media Overlooks about Stoned Driving

The Issue the Media Overlooks about Stoned Driving

In general, most people will readily recognize that driving under the influence of a controlled substance with mind-altering effects will impact their ability to drive. However, acknowledging that potential impairment does not prevent people from getting behind the wheel after they had a couple of glasses of wine or down two muscle relaxants. Given that […]

Legal Cannabis Isn’t a Threat To Your Dog

Legal Cannabis Isn’t a Threat To Your Dog

With the rise in adult recreational cannabis legalization has come push back on just about every aspect of legalization you can imagine. For a while, people were quick to point to reports of individuals overdosing on cannabis. Please note that while there has never been a report of a fatal overdose related to cannabis use […]

Illinois Legalization May Lead to Hundreds of Thousands of Expungements

Illinois Legalization May Lead to Hundreds of Thousands of Expungements

People involved with cannabis have long stated that the most dangerous thing you can do with cannabis is get caught with it. Millions of Americans have learned that difficult lesson over the last few decades courtesy of the War on Drugs. After all, cannabis isn’t physically addictive, although some people may struggle with psychological or […]

Florida Cannabis Activists Push Back Against Suppression Tactics

Florida Cannabis Activists Push Back Against Suppression Tactics

The fact that most politicians in the United States are self-serving scuzzbags won’t surprise anyone with eyeballs or a pulse. However, sometimes politicians do things that are so corrupt that it’s hard to look past it. That is certainly the case with a recent attempt by Florida state lawmakers to stymie the political will of […]

China Isn’t a Fan of Cannabis Legalization

China Isn’t a Fan of Cannabis Legalization

In a lot of ways, United States influenced international policy on cannabis. In fact, given that the United States effectively began prohibiting cannabis in 1937, China’s cannabis prohibition, which started in 1985, is far newer. One could argue that the American prohibition of cannabis was one of the reasons that China eventually outlawed the plant. […]

Is  Mexico Moving Toward Cannabis Legalization This Year?

Is Mexico Moving Toward Cannabis Legalization This Year?

Mexico effectively changed its cannabis policy through its Supreme Court late last year. On October 31, 2018, the Mexican Supreme Court reached its fifth ruling regarding recreational cannabis use by adults. The Mexican court system is carefully structured to prevent unusual cases from setting powerful precedent. It was that fifth case where the Mexican Supreme […]

Should You Buy That CBD At the Gas Station or the Video Store?

Should You Buy That CBD At the Gas Station or the Video Store?

Only a few weeks ago, the village council in the small town where I live voted to ban any potential future cannabis dispensaries. In a village where the average household income is under $40,000, you would think the potential for significant tax revenue directly benefiting the village would excite people. However, the people in charge […]

Big Fish in Small Ponds Impact Cannabis Access in Too Many States

Big Fish in Small Ponds Impact Cannabis Access in Too Many States

BEvery attempt at legalization of cannabis has had its flaws. Each state has had to develop its own systems for the legal production, sale, cultivation, and consumption of cannabis. Some states have created dispensary systems that operate under tight state control. Others create more of a private marketplace opportunity and allow for both state and […]

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 […]