A new study released by the University of California-Irvine in conjunction with the RAND corporation, a non-profit global think tank, shows a correlation between states that have legalized marijuana and reduced rates of opioid addiction.
Not counting initiatives for industrial hemp or non-plant medical marijuana or low-THC cannabidiol oil, there are at least 20 efforts going on in 8 states nationwide to legalize medical and recreational access to cannabis in 2016.
Two weeks ago, we kind of went out on a limb (the polling evidence was not all that clear when we wrote it) and subtitled our previous column: "Donald Trump, Frontrunner." Since that time, such a statement has gone from being a wild prediction to becoming an equally-wild reality.
Sandra Bland's death is a horrific display of how vulnerable black people in this country are at the hands of law enforcement, and how indelicately black lives are publicly scrutinized for character flaws when that vulnerability results in death.
CBD appears to be a safe drug with no addictive effects, and the preliminary data suggest that it may have therapeutic value for a number of medical conditions. Addressing barriers that slow clinical research with CBD would accelerate progress.
For the first time, we have comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in both the U.S. House and Senate. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act (CARERS) Act of 2015 is the most comprehensive piece of federal medical marijuana legislation ever introduced in the U.S. Congress.
A key Senate committee passed a bill today allowing the nation's capital to establish regulated marijuana stores and let banks provide financial services to state-legalized marijuana dispensaries.
Stoner culture will always exist and there will always be brands to serve that market, but to continue moving the needle of public opinion among mainstream customers and voters we are going to need brands and industry leaders that target them, too.
The devil is in the data. How else do you explain the fact that $23.3 billion was invested in the marijuana penny stock market last year -- almost as much as the $24.1 billion total of angel investments over the same period.
Bar Economics 101 Commerce He's gruff and hairy and does not want to pay. Flat out refuses. Beer should be free, he says. It is, I say. It's alwa...
The elephant in the room is the powerful tool we already have for preventing opiate related overdose and death by preventing opiate dependence, cannabis.
Facebook deleted a post by Rep. Tom Tancredo in which the former Colorado Congressman advised ISIS not to attack America on July 4 but, instead, "to ...
Of course if the "short-fingered vulgarian" -- to borrow a Spy Magazine term of endearment for Mr. Trump -- runs as a Independent, then, as in 1992 (when Ross Perot stole huge numbers of the GOP vote), the Republicans don't have a prayer, no matter whom they run.
Setting aside the ability of the cannabis industry to have some degree of impact on the current presidential race, what are the positions of some of the more interesting candidates?
In a recent piece posted on Salon.com, Bruce E. Levine made the bold statement that: For nearly two decades, Big Pharma commercials have falsely tol...
Working as closely with the veterinary industry as I do, I learn new ways that medicine for pets is keeping pace with medicine for people just about every day.