Author Archive | Sarah Ratliff

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Bipartisan Coalition Pushing For Federal Cannabis Reform

What has been speculated on for weeks in the nation’s capital has now become a reality. On April 4, a bipartisan coalition of 13 Democrats and 13 Republicans reintroduced bill HR 6043 in the US House of Representatives. Known as the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act, this bill would alter the […]

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A Greener Green: Solar Power The Best Option For Cannabis Sustainability

Most cannabis producers would consider themselves ecologically responsible. They strive for sustainability by embracing organic grow practices whenever they can. They take pride in supplying a natural product that comes directly from the earth. Even those who aren’t thinking about sustainability will at least pay it lip service. They know that the environmentally aware crowd […]

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Hemp Hemp Hooray: Legalization Of Super Plant To Revitalize Puerto Rican Agriculture

Puerto Rico might have one of the most underdeveloped agricultural sectors on the planet. According to statistics provided by the US Department of Agriculture, Puerto Rico farming income has decreased by two-thirds since 1964, a result traceable to the implosion of the sugar cane industry that once formed the backbone of the island’s economy. Sugar […]

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Progress Made, Progress Still To Come: Uruguay’s Historic Cannabis Legalization, Five Years Later

Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis in 2013. But it wasn’t until July 2017 that cannabis products officially went on sale to the public. In the US, when state voter referendums first began legalizing cannabis, most territories moved quickly to create legal and regulatory structures to get their cannabis […]

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The Truth About INSYS Therapeutics And Big Pharma’s Battle To Take Down Legal Cannabis

The 2016 US presidential election cycle was a productive one for pro-cannabis activists. Voters in California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine approved referendums that legalized recreational cannabis. In Arizona, however, a similar referendum (Proposition 205) was defeated, seemingly in defiance of pre-election polls that indicated it would pass. Political analysts credited a strong last-minute push by […]

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