Unless pending lawsuits and opposition derail the initiative, Utah voters will have the chance this November to approve Utah Proposition 2, a citizen-sponsored ballot proposal that would legalize medical marijuana consumption for patients with qualifying medical conditions. Also known as Utah Medical Cannabis Act, the proposition would function much like other state medical marijuana laws, […]
The Trump administration’s opposition to legal cannabis just got more intense. On Wednesday, August 29, BuzzFeed News revealed that the “White House has secretly amassed a committee of federal agencies from across the government to combat public support for marijuana and cast state legalization measures in a negative light, while attempting to portray the drug […]
Accidental drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans aged under 50 years old. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, in 2017 more than 64,000 people in the US died from overdoses. With today marking International Drug Overdose Day, the global event is aiming to bring awareness to this topic and to the […]
UPDATE: In a landmark move by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Epidiolex — a medication derived from cannabidiol (CBD) — has been rescheduled, allowing the drug’s producer GW Pharmaceuticals to start selling the first FDA-approved medication made from cannabis. Moving forward, Epidiolex will be classified as a Schedule V drug under the DEA’s Controlled Substances Act, […]
Before cannabis legalization, Anchorage dispensary manager Mark Engel never eclipsed more than 50 patients on even his best business days. Since recreational sales became legal in Alaska in October 2016, Engel routinely serves more than 700 customers at Alaskan Leaf dispensary. He’s neared the 1,500 mark on popular days of cannabis use, like April 20. […]
As many Californians anxiously await the availability of retail pot sales come January 1, reports of as much as a 45 percent tax on cannabis could mean dissatisfied consumers opt for the black market instead of state-approved cannabis shops. While an unregulated system likely means lower prices, it’s not without its flaws. Operating outside of […]
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to again spend tons of taxpayer money on D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), even though multiple studies show that the controversial anti-drug program is a waste of money. D.A.R.E. was created by police and politicians in the early 1980s. An average of $600 million taxpayer dollars per year were […]
The following essay is perhaps the best takedown of reefer madness propaganda you’ll see. It first appeared in the 1966 issue of the prestigious “The Atlantic” magazine. It’s written by Allen Ginsberg, the internationally-lauded late poet and activist from the legendary “Beat generation” of the 1950s and 60s. Ginsberg’s essay vividly shows how the reefer […]
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