Wednesday marked a milestone in the 18-year battle between state and federal law concerning medical marijuana. But to me, and thousands of other Americans, it marks a day that our country has finally acknowledged that our battle exists.
At 76 years old, Chong is adding entrepreneur to his resume as he launches a namesake new line of medicinal marijuana called CHONG STAR and is also releasing Tommy Chong's Smoke Swipes which instantly rids clothes and hair of smoky smells from cigars, cigarettes and cannabis.
This is a huge victory -- one that has taken 13 years to win. For the first time, Congress is cutting off funding to federal medical marijuana raids and saying no one should be arrested for complying with their state's medical marijuana law.
Answer this question truthfully for me: Who's worse these days, people who say or write offensive stuff or the people who get really offended by it? Once upon a time, I imagine the obvious answer was the offenders, but with the way things are now, I honestly think the offended may have become the bigger problem.
Big Marijuana already exists -- it's also called the Black Market. Public concern over a large, unregulated, socially irresponsible marijuana market is, and should be, argument number one in support of marijuana's legalization.
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This is a development to watch - and one with many upside opportunities. But right now it feels like a green rush, so be careful you don't get caught up in the weeds.
It's been a long time coming, but finally some of the national interest and enthusiasm for drug policy reform is beginning to trickle down to Texas.
There's a reason that almost all medications carry warning labels and why medical doctors and pharmacists discuss ways to reduce dependency risk with their patients. We see no reason why the cannabis industry should not follow suit.
In Kent County, Michigan, 49-year-old Tim Bernhardt is dead by his own hand. The 22-year veteran police officer was forced to plead guilty to felony charges of maintaining a drug house, ending his law enforcement career and causing his suicide.
Despite repeated public declarations by the Obama administration that it isn't targeting patients growing for their own personal use, the Department of Justice continues to aggressively go after people who are in full compliance with their state's medical marijuana law.
Even in states with medical marijuana laws, VA clinicians are still forbidden to discuss the benefits of this medicine with their patients.
Robert Randall died in 2001 having never lost his eyesight. He never achieved his goal of legalizing cannabis for medicinal purposes. Still, in the next five years, and as the general public has become more accepting of cannabis and technology enables companies to develop cannabis-derived pharmaceuticals, we may see Randall's dream come true.
Last night, Democrats got well and truly shellacked once again in a midterm election. It was so bad, it's pretty hard for Democrats to even attempt to gild the lily or spot that elusive silver lining. Republicans are consumed with glee, which they've well earned this year.
When historians look back at the movement to end the war on drugs, they might very well point to the 2014 election as the moment when it all got real. With marijuana legalization measures passing in Oregon, Alaska and D.C., there's no longer any denying that drug policy reform is a mainstream -- and quite urgent -- political demand.
Much as my kids hated me doing it, I decided to talk to my daughters' friends about their views on Amendment 2.