Trump Admin Could Let Researchers Study Marijuana Dispensary Products, Scientist Argues After DOJ Memo Released

A scientist in a case that forced the release of a previously “secret” Justice Department document about federally authorized marijuana research this week is now calling on Congress to urge administrative action to more rapidly expand studies into the therapeutic...

Illinois Announces $31 Million In Marijuana Revenue-Funded Grants To Repair Drug War’s Harms

Illinois is putting its marijuana money where its mouth is, announcing on Tuesday that $31.5 million in restorative justice grants are now available thanks to tax revenue derived from legal cannabis sales. Under the legalization bill that Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed...

Are Marijuana Seizures the Last Gasp of the Drug War? Law Enforcement Should Look to the Future

This is embarrassing. In Texas, a sheriff’s deputy arrested a Sulphur Springs woman for felony possession of THC gummies and less than one gram of bud, which authorities call a “controlled substance.” In another case last week, after a two-month police investigation,...

Fifty Years After a Government Study Proposed Cannabis Legalization, Our Work Continues

“The criminal law is too harsh a tool to apply to personal possession even in the effort to discourage use. It implies an overwhelming indictment of the behavior which we believe is not appropriate. The actual and potential harm of use of the drug is not great enough...

Cannabis Supporting Community through COVID

By: Katriñe Arnedo, Strategic Partnerships Coordinator for Community Food Share Rick is a caregiver for his mom, who has early onset dementia. Since December, Rick has been unable to work and, for the first time in life, needed to ask for food assistance this March....

Most People In Recreational Marijuana States Believe Legalization Is A Success, Poll Finds

People who live in states that have legalized marijuana for adult use broadly feel that the policy has been a success, according to a new poll. A majority of people from eight states that were surveyed said the programs are working well. And in Maine, which legalized...

Marijuana Banking Access Included In House Leadership’s Coronavirus Relief Bill

House leadership unveiled a coronavirus relief bill on Tuesday that includes provisions to protect banks that service marijuana businesses from being penalized by federal regulators. Advocates, stakeholders and lawmakers have been pushing for some form of...

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No, Cannabis Will Not Turn Your Tongue Green.

No, Cannabis Will Not Turn Your Tongue Green.

Seasoned cannabis consumers are accustomed to fielding assumptions connected to a wide variety of “stoner” stereotypes. Luckily, as cannabis legalization has become more widespread, more research is becoming available and we’re able to debunk some of the cannabis...

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