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Does The UN’s Coming Review Of Cannabis Signify The Global Organization Is Finally Catching Up To The Rest Of The World?

On March 30, 1961, the United Nations adopted the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, a treaty to control and regulate certain substances considered to have medicinal value, while prohibiting the use of drugs and narcotics considered harmful to society and with no medicinal value. The treaty created four schedules of controlled substances and assigned the […]

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Corona Beer Maker Goes In Big On Cannabis, With Another $4 Billion Investment In Canopy Growth

The following story is an update to our previous post on Constellation Brands’ stock purchase of Canadian medical marijuana company Canopy Growth Corporation. Alcohol producer Constellation Brands — owners of the popular beer brand Corona, who earlier this year invested USD$191 million in Canadian medical marijuana producer Canopy Growth Corporation — announced this week it’ll […]

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Why Being Pro-Pot Could Help Congressional Candidates In Battleground States

Throughout the nation, the 2018 midterm elections are being scrutinized under the proverbial microscope, as Democrats try to take back Congress in opposition to the policies enforced by the Trump administration. Candidates in highly contested districts are looking for a silver bullet that will help them reach victory — and there are indications that having […]

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Tommy Chong at his home, July 2018. (Image courtesy of Maria Penaloza)

Cannabis Comedy King Tommy Chong Talks Weed, Jail, And What Advice He Would Give To Jeff Sessions

The reputation of cannabis in the 1970s was one of stigma, stereotype and stagnant sciolism. Demonized by the government, the media, and anyone who opposed the political and social opinions of “stoners,” it has since taken almost half a century to chip away at this negative perception of cannabis, propagated by then-President Nixon’s prevailing war […]

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Patent Zero: If Big Business Continues To Pursue Cannabis Patents, What Will Happen To Small-Scale Growers And Breeders?

Much like all other life on Earth, cannabis evolved naturally — that is, until humans discovered its many uses and began breeding it to our desires. For thousands of years, people all over the world have cultivated this crop for food, fiber, medicine and fuel, and every single time they have planted a new seed, […]

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