Marijuana Science

Marijuana Research In 2017: A Battle Of States’ Rights

There have been several major developments for cannabis research in 2016 amidst unprecedented debate about marijuana’s medical potential among federal officials and congressional lawmakers. The most significant growth in the cannabis industry happened during the eight years Barack Obama has been president. Before then, there were roughly a dozen states […]

Marijuana Science

Cannabis Wellness And Hormone Levels

As 2016 draws to a close, this past year we have furthered the advancement of cannabis for adult use and for cannabis-based medicines, showing they will once again have a prominent place in the American culture and pharmacopoeia. There are approximately 200 known medical conditions reported to be improved by […]

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Cannabis Activism

Addicted To (Spreading The Truth On) Marijuana

What is an activist? The short answer is You, since you’re reading this because you’re doing one more thing that another hasn’t and that’s seek out information, the next thing you have to do is share what you’ve learned. Marijuana activism is not the only cause out there, but it’s […]

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Medical Marijuana

Idaho Mom Denied Custody For Treating Seizing Daughter With Marijuana

An Idaho judge has ruled that a 23-year-old mother in Gooding, Idaho, cannot keep custody of her 3-year-old daughter, despite testimony from her physician and Child Protective Services that the mother’s use of medical marijuana to stop the child’s seizures caused “no injury” to the child. The (unnamed in media reports) […]

Cannabis Activism

82-Year-Old Approaching 37th Year Imprisoned For Marijuana

On April 18, 1980, my friend Robert Platshorn was convicted for his role in a non-violent marijuana smuggling operation that brought Colombian marijuana up through Miami, Florida. Two months prior, on February 21, 1980, 45-year-old Antonio Bascaró was placed in jail custody, awaiting his trial on charges relating to his […]

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Medical Marijuana

Survey Says…Higher Learning Needed At Dispensaries

Do you trust budtenders at your local dispensary? Many medical cannabis patients tend to rely on staff at a dispensary to offer recommendations on the best possible strain or cannabis product to treat their respective health condition. A new report finds that most dispensary employees actually have very little training […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Doctors For Cannabis Regulation Has A Powerful Message

Whenever I come across someone that is opposed to marijuana reform, I always ask them why they feel the way that they do. One of the most common answers I get back is that marijuana is bad for people’s health, no exceptions. I always like to point out to them […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Higher Education And Marijuana Policy: Is Cannabis Allowed On Campus?

Are Schools Allowed To Ban Marijuana On Campus? The decision by voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada to legalize marijuana for adults over 21 years old has cultivated a campus cannabis conundrum at higher learning institutions across the US. Overshadowing the legalization in these states and the new medical […]