Grandmother Arrested For CBD At Disney World Sues Company With Powerful Legal Team

A 70-year-old woman is suing the Walt Disney Company over her arrest at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida last year for possession of CBD oil, her attorneys announced on Wednesday. Hester Burkhalter, a grandmother who suffers from arthritis, was arrested...

Do Highly Potent Marijuana Concentrates Get Users More High? Not Exactly, Study Finds

High-potency marijuana concentrates on today’s legal markets can contain upwards of 90 percent THC, so one might reasonably expect them to pack a greater psychoactive punch than typical flower, which tops out around 30 percent. But that may not be the case, according...

The Great Divide: When it comes to cannabis, Washington remains completely out of touch with its constituents.

Marijuana sales continue around the country as more and more Americans show support for both recreational and medical cannabis. At the same time, Washington politicians, whether of the blue or red persuasion, continue to overlook their voters’ wishes.

Women Who Use Marijuana More Often Have Better Sex, Study Says

Among women who enjoy marijuana, there’s no shortage of anecdotal evidence that adding a bit of cannabis can bring a thrill to the bedroom, and in states where the drug is legal, marketers have capitalized on that claim. THC-infused lubricants promise increased...

EXCLUSIVE: “It’s embarrassing,” AOC on DNC’s Rejecting Marijuana Legalization

Democratic leaders have angered progressives once again. Only this week, it was a completely unforced error, as the Democratic National Committee decided to reverse the party’s historic position on marijuana legalization from 2016 and instead followed the lead of its presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden and opted to merely endorse decriminalization.

Many Dems (quietly) say Biden’s Out of Step on Weed

With two-thirds of Americans fully behind marijuana legalization, many Democrats are wondering why their party’s presidential nominee still isn’t. In the wake of the nationwide unrest over police brutality against black Americans and systemic racism, presumptive...

New Colorado law aims at boosting minority ownership in the cannabis industry

It’s something everybody in the industry already knew. But still, the numbers were depressing.  Denver’s latest report on the state of social equity in the cannabis industry shows that, though it has made some strides, when it comes to minority ownership, the...

POLITICS

Impeachment Inquiry into AG Barr Picks Up Steam

Impeachment Inquiry into AG Barr Picks Up Steam

Impeachment is once again being discussed in the marble halls of the U.S. Capitol. Only this time it’s not in regard to President Donald Trump. This time the effort, which is still just in the early information gathering stage, is aimed at Attorney General William...

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Dem Leaders Kept Pot Out of Policing Reform, In Spite of Prison Injustices

Dem Leaders Kept Pot Out of Policing Reform, In Spite of Prison Injustices

As Congress debated historic policing reform over the past few weeks, Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) says Democratic Party leaders “told” him to not offer a marijuana amendment, because it would be a distraction. That lecture from leaders of the Democratic Party came even as African Americans continue to be arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated at higher rates than their white counterparts.

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INDUSTRY

‘Public Enemy Number One’ — New documentary shows the futility of a half-century of the War on Drugs

‘Public Enemy Number One’ — New documentary shows the futility of a half-century of the War on Drugs

“We’ve always had a demon,” says author and historian Dan Baum in Public Enemy Number One, a new documentary that traces the history of the War on Drugs in America. “Something about American political culture requires us to have a demon. Go back to Salem. Alcohol was a demon. Communism was a demon, and all kinds of things were justified in the name of fighting communism. This is what we do.”

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HEALTH/WELLNESS

Remembering Charlotte Figi

Remembering Charlotte Figi

Charlotte Figi, the young girl with Dravet’s syndrome whose story became the face of the healing properties of cannabidiol and helped change laws around the world, died Tuesday, likely of complications from the COVID-19 virus. This is sad news indeed. Figi’s story was...

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FAKE NEWS

Following the Anti-Cannabis Money

Following the Anti-Cannabis Money

Though a new year has come, the same marijuana myths have weaseled their way into conversations about proposed legislation in New York that would establish a legal cannabis industry there. We’re here to shine a light on the truth and dismiss the rhetoric for Fake...

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