Judge Blasts Ridiculous 18-Year Sentence for Marijuana

BY MICHAEL KUNZELMAN ASSOCIATED PRESS BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Is 18 years in prison without the possibility of parole too harsh for a man arrested with 18 grams of marijuana? The Louisiana Supreme Court’s chief justice thinks so, and she blasted her colleagues for upholding the punishment. In a withering dissent Wednesday, Chief Read more about Judge Blasts Ridiculous 18-Year Sentence for Marijuana[…]

Texas Hopes Crickets Like Cannabis Oil

Many Texans hope the state legislature will get serious about legalizing a comprehensive medical marijuana program during the 2017 session, but most have forgotten that the state is close to rolling out a scheme to distribute low-THC cannabis oil for epilepsy patients. A recent report from the Austin Business Journal suggests that the “bullish” Read more about Texas Hopes Crickets Like Cannabis Oil[…]

Yet Another Study: Sick People Dump Opiates for Marijuana

The anti-marijuana legalization cabal of law enforcement, pharmaceutical companies and the politicians they support have something right: In the states where marijuana is available, marijuana use increases. That is exactly the point, after all—and it’s a good thing! As a new study published this week found, where marijuana use increases, there’s a significant decrease Read more about Yet Another Study: Sick People Dump Opiates for Marijuana[…]

Everything You Need to Know About Pheno Hunting

Do you know what a “phenotype” is? Have you ever heard of a “pheno hunter?” If your thinking along the lines of Dog, The Bounty Hunter, you are WAY off! Phenotypes are traits you can see on the outside. Genotypes are traits on the inside that you cannot see. In this case, we are talking about pheno Read more about Everything You Need to Know About Pheno Hunting[…]

NFL Commissioner: Marijuana Is “Addictive and Unhealthy,” So Players Can’t Smoke

On average, professional football players in the NFL have the shortest careers of any American athlete. They also play under the strictest drug-control policies of any American athlete—with, until very recently, restrictions on marijuana use tougher than the standards in American prisons. Considering marijuana’s accepted medical benefits for pain relief and conditions stemming from Read more about NFL Commissioner: Marijuana Is “Addictive and Unhealthy,” So Players Can’t Smoke[…]

Medical Marijuana Bill Advances in Mexico

On Friday, Mexico’s lower-house Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to allow use, production and distribution of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes. The vote was an overwhelming 371 in favor and seven against with 11 abstentions. The legislation was already approved by the Mexican Senate in December and now goes to the desk of President Enrique Peña Nieto for his signature. The passage Read more about Medical Marijuana Bill Advances in Mexico[…]

Federal Government Admits Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Lead to Teen Use

On April 20, as more Americans than ever before celebrated the right to use cannabis with more freedom than ever before, the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) released a long-awaited policy paper on marijuana in America. The NDAA, which so far has reacted to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s old-school, hard-line approach to law-and-order in America Read more about Federal Government Admits Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Lead to Teen Use[…]

California Seeks Control of Unruly Medical Pot Industry

BY MICHAEL R. BLOOD ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is trying to get control of its unruly medical marijuana industry. State regulators released draft regulations Friday intended to impose order on the loosely organized marketplace created over two decades ago. The proposal would establish the first comprehensive rules for growing, testing, transporting Read more about California Seeks Control of Unruly Medical Pot Industry[…]

Virtual Reality and Marijuana: A Match Made in High Heaven?

This piece was co-created by Michelle Janikian and Catherine Goldberg. I got high and went to VRLA Expo 2017, the largest virtual reality expo in the world. Before I ordered an Uber to head downtown, I smoked a joint of Double Tangie Banana from KvSh, the only flowers I trust in LA. I chose Read more about Virtual Reality and Marijuana: A Match Made in High Heaven?[…]

Latest Israel-Palestine Problem: Marijuana

Generally speaking, the United States tries to distance itself from Hamas. And since the U.S. is the chief supplier of arms and foreign aid to Hamas’s antagonists in Israel, the feeling of enmity is entirely mutual (no matter how many keffiyehs and Palestinian flags are spotted on American college campuses).  But the Palestinian Islamic fundamentalist Read more about Latest Israel-Palestine Problem: Marijuana[…]

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