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Marijuana Business

OLCC’s Two-Faced Concern For The Children

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, also tasked with the regulation of all things cannabis, recently released an update to its guidance about strain naming. We can’t have marijuana appealing to the children when it’s sold in an adults-only store that checks ID, goes the reasoning, so we have to ban […]

Growing Marijuana

How the Profit Motive is Killing Marijuana Home Grow Rights

I happened upon this story on my local FOX channel here in Portland about recreational marijuana sellers complaining about losing customers to the “black market.” A local shop owner says there’s “tens of millions [of dollars]” of marijuana sales happening in the unregulated market that are hurting the bottom line […]

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Medical Marijuana

The Lies of the CBD Oil Hucksters

Once again, the pursuit of profit finds unscrupulous entrepreneurs outright lying to desperate patients about CBD oil. To be clear, the lies are not about the effectiveness of CBD oil. I’ve seen too many medical miracles to tell you CBD oil doesn’t work. The lies are about everything else regarding […]

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Marijuana Studies

Senator McCain, Medical Marijuana Can Save Your Life

Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, following surgery to remove a blood clot from his eye. Senator, you live in Arizona. Arizona has a medical marijuana law and cancer is a qualifying condition. Sir, you need to begin heavy cannabis oil treatments – […]

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Medical Marijuana

Pharma Manager Indicted for Opioid Kickbacks Denied Medical Marijuana

In a case of two-parts karma and one part schadenfreude, a former pharmaceutical company sales manager who is under federal indictment for providing kickbacks to doctors who’d overprescribe his company’s opioid drug has been required to give up the medical marijuana he’s been recommended to overcome his own opiate dependence, […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Six Ways Bill Clinton Helped Create The Opioid Crisis

Former US President Bill Clinton spoke at the US Conference of Mayors in Miami last month about the growing opioid overdose epidemic, as reported by the Daily Caller. Well, who helped to make that all possible, Mr. President? The way I remember the 1990s, there were at least six ways […]

Cannabis Activism

On Anslinger’s 125th Birthday, PopPot Continues His Legacy

May 20, 2017, was the 125th birthday of one Harry J. Anslinger, the Godfather of Reefer Madness. You may know him as the man behind such classic quotes as: The primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races. Marihuana is the most violence-causing drug in the […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Things Less Harmful Than Marijuana In Idaho

The State of Idaho is surrounded. To the west and southwest lie Washington, Oregon, and Nevada, where marijuana is legal. To the east and north lie Montana and Canada, where medical marijuana is legal. To the southeast lie Wyoming and Utah, where cannabidiol oil is legal. With the soon-to-be-signed legislation […]