In 2014, Colorado became the first U.S. state to legalize the commercial sale of cannabis. There have been no apparent substantial drawbacks to the legalization so far, but it will likely take years, not months, before we can accurately study the effects of this legislation.
It was like any other conversation we had ever had, except for when timelines entered the conversation, and we knew he would not live to see his strategy play out.
There's a lot of buzz going around about marijuana legalization. Now that Colorado and Washington state have legalized recreational marijuana use, mar...
Over the weekend, The Denver Post's Lynn Bartels spotlighted what could be the first ad ever in Colorado attacking a gubernatorial candidate for suppo...
In my mind, having a little space cake in Amsterdam was like having a glass of sangria in Madrid. I might feel a bit tipsy, but my 16-year-old probably wouldn't even notice.
I was force-fed through an IV at a cost of a grand per day to my health insurance carrier. After two three-week stays in the cancer ward, I was released, only to start losing weight again. Fortunately, a member of my oncology team knew exactly what to do about my drastic weight loss. I was urged to get my hands on the real deal -- marijuana.
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.