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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  • Michigan unveils cannabis social equity program

    State officials ease application requirements for qualifying entrepreneurs, Canopy Growth is lobbying the US government on marijuana, and more in today's newsletter.

    Michigan unveils cannabis social equity program
    July 19, 2019

    Michigan announces its cannabis social equity program. A Canadian cannabis giant hires a U.S. lobbyist. Texas leaders say legal hemp is no excuse for not prosecuting marijuana offenses. Also: Why the science on marijuana and psychosis is murky.

  • The fate of marijuana reform lies with three Republican senators

    Cannabis reform is gaining steam in Congress but three key lawmakers could derail efforts, how hemp is becoming the industry's cash crop, and more in today's newsletter.

    The fate of marijuana reform lies with three Republican senators
    July 18, 2019

    The fate of marijuana reform in Congress comes down to three Republican senators. A look at how the feds are handling state-legal cannabis. Marijuana regulators are dubious about a company's claim that sponsoring an oyster festival fulfilled its obligation to help communities impacted by drug enforcement. Also: How hemp is becoming the cannabis industry's cash crop.

  • Colorado, Utah open to out-of-state cannabis investors

    State markets are opening up, marijuana reform moves forward in Congress, and more in today's newsletter.

    Inside a state-legal cannabis grow in Colorado.
    July 17, 2019

    Colorado and Utah open up to out-of-state cannabis investors. Marijuana reform is progressing in Congress. Confusion between marijuana and hemp continues to hurt consumers. Also: How MDMA therapy for PTSD patients could become available before the FDA approves it.

  • Veterans push congressmen for medical marijuana access

    The VA's intransigence is slowing down reform, legalization groups look to the 2020 ballot, and more in today's newsletter.

    NEW YORK -- Marines from 6th Communications Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve, marched in the annual New York Veterans Day parade, here, Nov. 11.
    July 16, 2019

    Vets push congressmen to ease access for medical marijuana. Campaigns in Arizona and Florida look to the 2020 ballot for recreational legalization. Marijuana smugglers of decades past are finding demand for their expertise. Also: Reports of illicit marijuana grows in national forests declined with legalization.

  • FDA to ‘expedite’ CBD regulatory process

    Confusion over CBD causing problems for the industry and law enforcement, how racial equity drives some to vote for legalization, and more in today's newsletter.

    FDA to ‘expedite’ CBD regulatory process
    July 15, 2019

    The FDA says it's "expediting" the CBD regulatory process. Hemp legalization is creating problems for business owners and law enforcement alike. Racial equity drives some voters to support cannabis legalization. Also: a North Dakota group resubmitted its petition to legalize weed for the 2020 ballot.