Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and other advocates have worked for years to lay the foundations that have made these changes possible. We're making real progress, but until we pass the CARERS Act, state laws and the people they are intended to protect remain in jeopardy
One of the cannabis industry's primary movers-and-shakers is Nicole Smith, founder and CEO of Mary's Medicinals, the Denver-based company that manufactures transdermal cannabis patches along with other unique cannabis nutraceutical products.
Marijuana legal reforms are now becoming if not commonplace in Washington, at least solidly within the realm of the conceivable. Both Republicans and Democrats are beginning to realize that big changes need to be made in the federal government's decades-long War On Weed.
Revealing the results of the annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey of drug use and attitudes among American middle- and high-school students is an...
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Don't believe the scares that marijuana legalization is somehow worse than continuing prohibition; it's been proven wrong in four-out-of-four states so far.
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It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.
The mass smuggling of cigarettes in Paraguay offers an important lesson for those looking to legalization as a panacea. Even with a product that can be bought legally and just about anywhere, smugglers are ready to cash in on price differences and more than a few smokers are willing to buy from them.
Over the last few years there has been undeniable momentum to end our country's disastrous war on drugs. Both voters and elected officials are looking for alternatives to the unwinnable drug war. 2015 continued the trend. Here are some of the top stories of the year that give us hope.
The other day I was at Starbuck's when I ran into a "mom" friend. "Carolyn, we loved your column on Burger Addict," she said, "we would have nev...
You couldn't have scripted it any better. On one hand you have Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist, and on the other, Donald Trump, a multibillionaire. Where Sanders inspires hope, Trump instills fear.
We all have different lifestyles and tolerance levels, but here are some signs that you just may be using too much.
Breakthrough Energy Coalition a global group of private investors, representing several billions in capital, who will support companies that are taking innovative clean-energy ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace. BEC will interact with MI.
The art installation highlighted issues that affect all Americans, whether they use drugs or not. For example in "Justice in Black and White" I displayed the racial imbalance of New York's Rockefeller Drug Laws which were the precursor of racist federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
Two years ago I thought medical marijuana was a joke too. I figured it offered no real medical benefits, and that it was just a way to get high legally. My (re)education started in my work as a palliative care physician.