Author Archive | David Carpenter

music and marijuana

A Personal History Of Where Music Meets Marijuana

My parents didn’t care much for the kid across the street. Tony was poor and he didn’t go to church and his family was broken. Tony was also slingin’ weed at 12 years old, and he always had the latest Vans high-tops and a quick comeback for the older kids — you could never catch […]

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Colombian cannabis

Colombia Loosens Export Regulations, Gains Health Canada Authorization For Scientific Research

Latin America continues to develop as a potential font of legal cannabis supply globally, with the recent announcement of an exportation agreement between Colombia and Canada. Positioned to produce and export large-scale, low-cost cannabis, Colombia could very well become one of the largest providers of medicinal cannabis to the world. It is the first such […]

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cannabis legalization

Minor Possession Charges Still Disrupting Lives — Sometimes 50 Years Later

Federal cannabis prohibition in the United States received another well-deserved bit of shade in January, as California Senator Kamala Harris — who recently announced her intentions to run for president in 2020 — came out strong in support of cannabis legalization. She also stressed the need to erase nonviolent pot-possession infractions from the criminal records […]

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cannabis collective law

After 20-Plus Years, California’s Medical Marijuana Collective System Is About To Get Disrupted

If you’ve enjoyed legal cannabis in the US over the past couple of decades, you can thank a medical marijuana advocate for that. For more than 40 years, pro-cannabis activists from California to Washington, DC have rallied and lobbied on behalf of patients afflicted with ailments ranging from AIDS to epilepsy. California is the undeniable […]

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