Cannabis’ Ritual History

  The history of cannabis is a storied one, fraught with controversy and bad laws. Before that however- before western civilization decided this wondrous plant was being abused and needed impossibly harsher policing- there was a practice of ritual and religion around cannabis. The spiritual and medicinal have always been closely linked in pre-developed civilizations…

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17 Important Periods in American Pot

The Fourth of July has come and gone again, fireworks were enjoyed, camping trips were taken, barbecues lit up, as well as plenty of celebratory sparklers… and joints. While we were celebrating the anniversary of our country’s independence, here’s a vague timeline of interesting facts and periods in cannabis’ troubled and complicated history in this…

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Senator Kamala Harris introduces ambitious cannabis legalization plan

Anyone who is familiar with the cannabis industry has surely come across the contradictions that arise from the legal status of marijuana. Even as states across the U.S. legalize adult-use recreational cannabis, expand medical cannabis protections, and allow for cannabusiness to grow, cannabis users and producers come up against the unbudging federal regulations on cannabis. …

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Promising cannabis-derived medications for cancer patients

Cannabis has many promising uses for pain management and emerging research suggests that it can be a useful tool for cancer patients. Although cannabis is still categorized as a Schedule 1 substance by the federal government, cancer care providers and patients have found promising results using cannabis-based medicines. According to the American Cancer Society website,…

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Does cannabis affect women differently?

With the legalization of recreational weed, many more women are smoking or consuming cannabis. As noted in The Guardian’s well-researched article, “The Deadly Truth About a World Built for Men,” many standards like drug dosage information, seat heights and other safety mechanisms are designed for male bodies.  The idea that medication and drugs like cannabis…

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Organic Cannabis Makes a Difference

  Like any produce, cannabis is a plant grown for human use and consumption, and can be created with harmful, toxic pesticides. Again, like any produce, to ensure a plant grown without the use of pesticides, but in a controlled environment that keeps out bugs and nasties… is pretty costly. Despite the cost, I am…

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What You Need to Know About the FDA’s Public Hearing on CBD

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with protecting consumers from harmful foods, drugs, vaccines, cosmetics, medical devices, and more. On May 31, 2019, the agency held a public hearing on cannabidiol (CBD), the non-intoxicating chemical compound found in cannabis and hemp. Consumers, health professionals, scientists, manufacturers, and more industry insiders called for regulation…

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