Though this marks a turnaround for Alvarez, who once deemed marijuana a "gateway drug," there are still several issues with the move.
I set out this week in search of an experience that provides a pleasant high and a great eating experience.
I first visited Amsterdam when I spent a semester abroad studying in Paris, when I was in college. School was a breeze, and it didn't require a great deal of studying, so I was able to travel every weekend. For six months I took full advantage of my time in Europe. One weekend I decided to go to Amsterdam.
To be fair, I'd actually done it a few times in weeks prior and found it to be gentle and relaxing. But apparently, that was just the placebo effect because two hours into dinner, it kicked in. My temperature started rising and everyone in the room was suddenly out for my blood. I felt like a Stark at the Red Wedding.
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to take part in a "marijuana vote-a-rama" of sorts, with several amendments to dealing with marijuana to be offered on the floor during the FY2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill.
This, um, potent recipe is highly recommended for those of you with no important evening plans.
Still, edibles that resemble sugary snacks pose several clear risks. One is overintoxication. Whereas consumers commonly assume that a candy bar constitutes a single serving, some of these products contain four or more times the level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is considered to be a safe dose.
It appears as though some of our elected officials think our petitions and votes aren't what we want to see written into law.
What is the point of having an initiative system if the legislature is just going to ignore what the people voted on? This isn't a story about marijuana. This is a story that should frighten everyone supporting any issue on the left or the right.
When it comes to the 2016 field of Republican presidential candidates, the rule of thumb this time around is obviously going to be "the more, the merrier!" The number of officially-announced Republican candidates actually doubled this week.
For the last 15 years I've dedicated my life to ending our country's disastrous war on drugs. It has been an incredible journey, and I am happy to say that seeds that were planted a long time ago are finally bearing some fruit.
Even if the folks at D.A.R.E. somehow did not realize that this was likely, at best, a satire site, any qualified drug educator should know that the information about marijuana contained in the article is not even close to accurate.
George Van Patten, better known to the world by his pseudonym, Jorge Cervantes, has done more than any other single individual the world over to encourage human beings to ignore federal laws about marijuana that have been in effect since 1937 and the "Reefer Madness" craze.
There are reasons to be optimistic about a vote in Congress that didn't go our way.
Alaska's first draft marijuana regulations, proposed Thursday during an Alcoholic Beverage Control Board meeting in Anchorage, address what it means to help someone grow marijuana and what local-option law will look like.