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.

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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  • How selling cannabis could be classified as a “violent” offense

    Why criminal justice reforms should consider "violent" offenders too, a look at cannabis policy discussions in Congress, and more in today's newsletter.

    How selling cannabis could be classified as a “violent” offense
    May 24, 2019

    A cannabis trade group pushes for social equity at the Capitol. How a marijuana conviction could be classified as "violent." Maine finally has a plan for commercial cannabis sales. Also: A wheelchair-bound medical marijuana patient in Canada was forced into homelessness when his apartment evicted him over cannabis.

  • Funding for social equity takes a hit in Massachusetts and Los Angeles

    Social equity applicants aren't getting funded, NJ Senate president rejects decriminalization, and more in today's newsletter.

    Funding for social equity takes a hit in Massachusetts and Los Angeles
    May 23, 2019

    Funding falls short for social equity in both Massachusetts and L.A. New Jersey's Senate president rejects a decriminalization proposal. A look behind the controversy that led the Open Cannabis Project to shut down. Also: Idaho lawmakers team up to advocate for hemp transporters being charged with drug trafficking.

  • A look inside the first-ever marijuana forum at the Capitol

    Cannabis policy gains legitimacy in Congress, racial disparities in marijuana arrests worsened after legalization, and more in today's newsletter.

    The United States Capitol
    May 22, 2019

    Cannabis policy reform gains legitimacy at the Capitol. Racial disparities in marijuana arrests got worse in Washington after legalization. Massachusetts considers a fund to help equity applicants start their businesses. Also: After three months of deliberations, Facebook decides against changing its policy for marijuana companies.

  • Former head of the FDA talks CBD regulation

    A look at the issues facing the federal agency, Colorado court rules against marijuana-sniffing police dogs, and more in today's newsletter.

    Former head of the FDA talks CBD regulation
    May 21, 2019

    The former FDA chief talks about how the agency can get around CBD regulatory issues. Colorado's highest court rules that marijuana-sniffing police dogs can't be used to justify a search. The NFL and the players' union agreed to look into medical cannabis. Also: A new study found that CBD could help those struggling with heroin use disorder.

  • How Democrats across the country are failing at marijuana reform

    A look at state-level legalization efforts, the feds struggle with CBD regulations, and more in today's newsletter.

    How Democrats across the country are failing at marijuana reform
    May 20, 2019

    Criminal justice and social equity are complicating legalization efforts among Democrats. Washington wrestles with CBD regulations as the industry struggles amid regulatory confusion. After legalization efforts stalled, New Jersey considers decriminalization and record expungement. Also: Two more former U.S. lawmakers get into the business of cannabis.