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?

Marijuana legalization is a rare issue where women are more conservative than men

Marijuana legalization is a rare issue where women are more conservative than men

While 68 percent of men now support marijuana legalization, only 56 percent of women do.

‘421 For All’ takes aim at cannabis criminal justice reform

‘421 For All’ takes aim at cannabis criminal justice reform

'On 4/20, we celebrate the cannabis plant. On 4/21 we celebrate the people who are focused on these crucial matters of cannabis justice.'

Jazz Cabbage: How marijuana followed music's migration

Jazz Cabbage: How marijuana followed music's migration

Marijuana and jazz music share the same roots and migratory paths. Enjoy our latest playlist with some Thelonious Skunk.

Albany pols firing up medical marijuana overhaul

Albany pols firing up medical marijuana overhaul

As hopes for adult-use legalization dim, lawmakers look towards expanding the medical marijuana program.

CBD: The next weapon in the war against opioid addiction?

CBD: The next weapon in the war against opioid addiction?

A recent double-blind, placebo-controlled study shows that CBD holds promise for treating addiction.

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  • Former NFL players team up with Harvard to research marijuana for CTE

    NFL players turned cannabis business partners are funding cannabis research, Texas and the DEA are working on a marijuana-hemp test, and more in today's newsletter.

    Former NFL players team up with Harvard to research marijuana for CTE
    August 16, 2019

    Former NFL players team up with Harvard to research medical marijuana for CTE. Texas marijuana advocates call out the state for investing in a cannabis company. NIDA wants to go beyond researching the harms of marijuana. Also: 40 percent of Canadian cannabis consumers are buying from the underground market.

  • Vaping lands dozens in the hospital, baffling doctors

    Officials are trying to figure out how vaping led to hospitalizations, FDA is unlikely to create an exception for CBD, and more in today's newsletter.

    Vaping lands dozens in the hospital, baffling doctors
    August 15, 2019

    FDA official tells hemp producers not to expect an exception for CBD. Doctors are baffled by dozens of young people hospitalized after vaping marijuana or nicotine. How a law-and-order Republican lawmaker became a key marijuana lobbyist. Also: Mexico's top court told lawmakers to hurry up with medical marijuana regulations.

  • Massachusetts couple evicted over medical marijuana

    The Agawam couple is fighting their eviction in court, Ohio AG says marijuana is definitely still illegal, and more in today's newsletter.

    Massachusetts couple evicted over medical marijuana
    August 14, 2019

    A Massachusetts couple is fighting their eviction over medical marijuana smoking. Ohio's AG said the state will pay for lab testing to help distinguish marijuana from hemp for local prosecutors. Nearly half of Canadian employers still have zero-tolerance policies for marijuana. Also: A Portland commissioner questions parents complaining about a planned dispensary near a kindergarten.

  • The smell of weed doesn’t justify a search, judges rule in two states

    Courts in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania say marijuana odor isn't probable cause, dubious CBD claims are undermining the cannabis cause, and more in today's newsletter.

    The smell of weed doesn’t justify a search, judges rule in two states
    August 13, 2019

    Courts in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania say the smell of weed can't be used to justify a search. Medical marijuana is giving patients hope despite a lack of scientific evidence. Dubious CBD products could undermine the mainstreaming of cannabis. Also: Why a California cannabis company bought cats.com.

  • Lobbying firms are cashing in on cannabis

    The cannabis industry is growing its political influence, hemp continues to cause confusion for prosecutors, and more in today's newsletter.

    The United States Capitol
    August 12, 2019

    Lobbying firms are increasingly cashing in on cannabis. Hemp legalization sows confusion for prosecutors all over the country. A cannabis business owner was appointed to Colorado's tourism board. Also: American farmers are planting hemp in an effort to offset losses from the US-China trade war.