Marijuana is a lot more than just THC

Marijuana is a lot more than just THC

A pharmacologist looks at the untapped healing compounds

Many strains for sale have evocative and magical names like Blue Dream, Bubba Kush and Chocolope. But what does it all mean? Are there really differences in the medical qualities of the various strains? Or, are the different strains with the fanciful names all just advertising gimmicks?

A still from the cult classic Reefer Madness.

The devastating costs of criminalizing cannabis

How Harry Anslinger's Reefer Madness continues to influence our harmful drug policies.

Legalizing medical marijuana shows no effect on crime rates in US states

Legalizing medical marijuana shows no effect on crime rates in US states

Contrary to what prohibitionists claim, marijuana reform does not lead to an increase in crime.

For Today I Am a Boy: Artists capture the feelings of gender dysphoria

For Today I Am a Boy: Artists capture the feelings of gender dysphoria

Artists across the LGBTQ spectrum have highlighted the darkest and brightest depths of gender dysphoria.

The link between drugs and music, explained by science

The link between drugs and music, explained by science

As every toker knows, listening to music while high can make it sound better.

Why ‘recreational’ drug use isn’t a bad thing

Why ‘recreational’ drug use isn’t a bad thing

Our culture views getting high as a moral wrong. Here's why it could actually be good for society.

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  • Large cannabis companies skirt state rules to amass more licenses

    The Globe investigates the complex corporate structures used to get around state laws, experts weigh in on marijuana-psychosis study, and more in today's newsletter.

    Large cannabis companies skirt state rules to amass more licenses
    March 22, 2019

    The Boston Globe investigates how large cannabis companies are skirting state rules to become 'quiet titans' of the industry. Experts weigh in on study linking cannabis use with psychosis. More than half of all Illinois House reps. have co-sponsored a marijuana legalization bill. Also: a 145-year-old tobacco company is getting into the CBD space.

  • Federal CBD regulations could take years

    The outgoing FDA chief says rule-making will take a while, Clark County puts marijuana revenues towards homelessness programs, and more in today's newsletter.

    Federal CBD regulations could take years
    March 21, 2019

    The FDA's outgoing chief says CBD regulations could take years. Clark County is directing marijuana revenue to address homelessness. Los Angeles explores using technology for automatic expungements. Also: CVS is the latest major retailer to start stocking CBD products.

  • UN postpones vote on cannabis scheduling

    The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs has indefinitely postponed the vote, support for marijuana legalization in the US keeps climbing, and more in today's newsletter.

    UN postpones vote on cannabis scheduling
    March 20, 2019

    The UN postponed a vote on cannabis rescheduling. Support for marijuana legalization in the US keeps climbing. Law enforcement groups in Nevada support a bill to seal cannabis convictions. Also: Researchers found that DMT could hold promise for treating depression and anxiety.

  • SCOTUS rules against immigrants convicted of minor crimes like marijuana possession

    The Supreme Court voted along idealogical lines, Pennsylvania lawmakers unveil marijuana legalization bill, and more in today's newsletter.

    SCOTUS rules against immigrants convicted of minor crimes like marijuana possession
    March 19, 2019

    Supreme Court justices ruled against immigrants convicted of minor crimes like pot possession. Minorities are left out of medical marijuana reform efforts in the South. Pennsylvania senators unveiled their marijuana legalization bill. Also: Residents of Woodenbong, Australia aren't so excited about an artist's proposal to build a giant wooden bong.

  • Boehner has no regrets about opposing legalization while serving in the House

    The former House speaker said criminal justice never crossed his mind, family sues police over pot suspect's death, and more in today's newsletter.

    Boehner has no regrets about opposing legalization while serving in the House
    March 18, 2019

    Former House Speaker John Boehner says he as 'no regrets' about opposing marijuana legalization during his 24 years in office. The family of a man who was killed during a police chase filed a federal civil rights lawsuit over his death. The great-great-granddaughter of etiquette expert Emily Post has penned a new book on marijuana manners.