The Michigan House of Representatives voted to advance two important pieces of medical marijuana legislation that will now move to the Senate's chambers to be further scrutinized during 2014's legislative session.
I'm not one to use the term "tipping point" lightly, because one can only say you've hit it so many times before losing one's credibility, but I do think we've hit the tipping point on marijuana legalization -- for three reasons.
One bit of minor calendar news before we get on with it: for the next two weeks, this column will be on hiatus. Instead, it will be pre-empted by our annual awards columns where we note the notable and laud the laudable from the past year.
Pot is legal in Uruguay, and HIGH TIMES is not afraid to predict that there will be no cannajunkies mainlining THC on its streets anytime soon.
Certainly, restoring its classification will mean much for all of us who depend on medical cannabis for our well-being -- expanded research and medical acceptance, improved quality assurance and better consistency for our medicine.
The government should promote Puerto Rico as the 'Homeland' to all Puerto Ricans living outside the island and concentrate on programs to attract this sector that spends an average of $60 Billion annually in the states.
One year ago, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order ratifying the overwhelming victory Amendment 64, the nation's first statewide vote to end marijuana prohibition.
How is it that our land, supposedly the beacon of freedom and democracy for the rest of the world, puts so many of its own people into prison? And why has the number climbed so drastically since 1980?
Currently, at least 125 million people use marijuana, 14 million people use amphetamines, 12 million people use opioids, and 14 million people use cocaine. Illegal drugs have a plethora of negative impacts.
There you have it, New Jersey! A governor with his sights set on the oval office proclaiming that marijuana legalization "will not happen on my watch, ever."
Next Tuesday, the Uruguayan Senate will vote on a bill that would make their country the first in the world to legally regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for adults.
A bill that would allow a total of two medical marijuana dispensaries to setup shop in Santa Monica, California has been presented to the members of city council for review.
A company that specializes in marijuana formulation-based drug development, Cannabis Science Inc., has announced the submission of a patent application in Europe entitled 'Composition for the Treatment of Neurobehavioral Disorders.'
If there was ever a small opening for the GOP to win the hearts and minds of millennials, pot might be the golden ticket.
Market research shows that the largest growth sector for illegal behavior is in corporate management. Prison owners hope to tap into that fertile market by appealing to local municipalities to get white collar criminals into the system early, where they can become lifelong customers.
If Charlotte's Web came from a yucca plant or bacteria grown in a laboratory, it would be an absolute no-brainer. It would be easily available in every CVS or Rite-Aid in America.