Whether we choose to believe it or not, the world’s climate is changing and it is our fault. While most acknowledge this inconvenient truth in theory, in practice, the same economic forces that have contributed the greatest to climate change still hold more weight in policymaking than those who are and will continue to bear […]
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Truth And Justice: Oregon’s Justice League Seeks To Right The Wrongs Of Unfair Cannabis Regulation
On Monday March 18, Madeline Martinez, Leia Flynn and I filed with the state of Oregon as chief petitioners of the Legalization Justice Act of 2020 (LJA). The Oregon Justice League was formed to champion legislation for the next presidential ballot. Our intent is to make a dent in the injustices of prohibition that we […]
Everything You Wanted To Know About CBD But Were Afraid To Ask
The growing public obsession with cannabidiol, or CBD as it’s commonly known, has been a mixed bag. From the minute the “doesn’t get you high” version of medical marijuana began mainstreaming, scam artists and venture capitalists dove headfirst into the hemp-CBD racket, and the pharmaceutically minded went straight to parlaying that demand into proprietary and […]
Could Cannabis Legalization Solve Puerto Rico’s Medical Marijuana Patient Problem?
Puerto Rico’s medical cannabis industry was built up fast, but there are not nearly enough registered patients to support it. More than three years after the US territory’s first regulations for a medical cannabis program were released, the estimated 100,000 or more patients the infrastructure was built to support is serving a patient population closer […]
What Doctors Don’t Know About Cannabis Could Hurt You
Despite thousands of years of human consumption and a growing international body of professional studies, the modern Western medical profession is still grasping at straws, trying to get its head around the medical use of cannabis. The problem is deeply rooted in ideology — pharmaceuticals have ruled for more than 100 years and remain the […]
Patent Profiteers: Could Jamaican Lion Save The Cannabis Industry From Patent Trolls?
From its initial planning in 1984 through to its conclusion in 2003, a global community of scientists collaborated on the largest undertaking of scientific research in history: The Human Genome Project (HGP). The US National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) compares achieving this feat of mapping the entire human genome to the Apollo moon landing. […]
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, […]
Cannakids & THC: Revisiting Brave Mykayla, Who Shared With The World Her Controversial Cannabis Cure
The emergence of cannabidiol (CBD) has changed the entire scope of the cannabis industry and the cannabis legalization movement — for better and for worse. Because the stigmas and fears that relegated the plant to illegal drug status have had an inordinate focus on children, the idea that CBD alone is safer for them than […]