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Organizations Fighting To End The War On Weed And Racial Inequality In The Cannabis Community

Historically, anti-cannabis campaigns have targeted people of color. Nearly a hundred years ago, prohibition was racialized initially against Mexican immigrants, following the Mexican Revolution of 1910 when a wave of newcomers headed north and cannabis became associated with Hispanic migrants. Despite claims these immigrants “introduced” the plant to the United States, there were many people […]

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DC’s National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference Calls For Cannabis Cure In Treatment Of Opioid Addiction

Every year, there are 6 million people suffering from lack of access to controlled medications, and most of them are pain patients, according to the World Health Organization. The lack of options for such excruciating circumstances means hundreds of thousands of Americans are instead prescribed opiates, even if they don’t want them. It’s created a […]

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Marinol Vs. Marijuana: Are Synthetic Forms Of Cannabis More Effective At Pain Management Than The Real Thing?

Patients are increasingly turning to medical marijuana to deal with neuropathic and chronic pain, because cannabis has proven a more effective, non-addictive pain-management option than pharmaceutical medicines. Neuropathic and chronic pain are bedeviling and varied in the discomfort they cause the sufferer. Some pain is due to central nervous conditions and diseases like cancer, or […]

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Grown-ish? More Americans Want To Grow Their Own — But What’s The Government Doing About It?

As more states move to legalize recreational cannabis, overall public approval for the plant continues to increase — even for cultivating cannabis at home. A January 2017 study conducted by Harris Poll (and commissioned by Green State Gardener, a Burlington, Vermont-based hydroponics equipment supplier) estimates that 38.8 million Americans would be interested in growing their […]

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Phil Murphy is the new pro-legalization governor of New Jersey.

Garden State Gubernatorial: Christie Out, Murphy In. Will New Jersey Be The Next Legal Grow State?

This past Tuesday, November 7, New Jersey voters waved goodbye to Republican Governor Chris Christie in the state’s gubernatorial election and elected a new governor, Democrat Phil Murphy. New Jersey cannabis advocates have already celebrated Murphy’s victory because of his potential to end statewide cannabis prohibition. According to NJ.com, the Goldman Sachs alum has promised […]

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Trump & Sessions Continue Threats Against Legalized Medical Marijuana

President Donald Trump and his attorney general Jeff Sessions continue to stoke fear in the legalized and black market marijuana industries. Trump said during the 2016 campaign that he’d respect “state’s rights” concerning legalized marijuana. But since Trump was elected, he and Sessions threatened to use federal law enforcement against legalized marijuana states. When Trump […]

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