As regulations emerge around the production, manufacturing, packaging and distribution of cannabis in both medical and commercial environments, we are suddenly recognizing that these debates are not new, nor are they unique to the cannabis industry.
Justin Hartfield founded an Irvine, California-based company, Weedmaps, that I came to find out is considered the "Yelp of Cannabis."
Industrial Hemp has emerged somewhat quietly yet increasing quickly as an issue across the country over the past several years. For American consumers, Hemp has gone from rope and burlap to a wide variety of new products from high protein superfoods to building materials for homes.
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd just published a piece about her bad trip from marijuana edibles. Maureen describes eating a caramel-chocolate candy bar made with marijuana in her Colorado hotel room.
Ironically, it has been about two years since one of my many doctors wrote a script for my use of medicinal marijuana, I never asked for one, and never used it.
"Weed." "Pot." "Marijuana." The answers began pouring out. College kids are familiar with the five-leaf hemp plant, but only as a drug. The "other" he...
It still gives me the willies a little bit, knowing that the government might show up any minute and confiscate my personal information. At least I'm a rebel with a cause -- and a bit of newfound hope.
For some teens, the world of intoxicants is inviting because it gives them a group to belong to. Alienated or rejected by others, feel like you don't belong? Start drugging and drinking and there's a peer group that out there that will, however unhealthily, embrace you.
An awakening is occurring, the U.S. is finally getting on the right path, people need to take advantage of the opportunity and push now to end the drug war.
One story risks being buried among all this other newsworthy stuff, and that is the vote which happened late last night in the House of Representatives.
An amendment aimed at preventing the federal government from prosecuting providers and users of medical marijuana, in states that have some form of medicinal marijuana, is set to be introduced.
On behalf of all those who truly need MMJ to ease their suffering, I would like to thank VNO2 for "pulling a Microsoft" and giving our Legislature the tools that will make Amendment 2 a reality.
Don't expect there to be a marijuana-related competition scheduled anytime soon, but Tennessee's governor did officially sign legislation into law that will permit a four-year study on the benefits of the medicinally-beneficial cannabinoid Cannabidiol.
The FBI could greatly expand its applicant pool, thus increasing the quality of its hires, if it simply threw out the rules barring past drug use and focused instead on preventing on-the-job impairment.
Senator Brad Hoylman, who voted in favor of the legislation, claims that the bill in question "is really about a simple concept, which is to alleviate suffering."
"This is a historic day," Commissioner Comer declared. "We've done something that no one thought we could do a year-and-a-half ago. We legalized industrial hemp and we've proven that it's an agricultural crop and not a drug."