Monthly Archive: May 2017

The implementation of Canada’s Cannabis Act is deep into the implementation process. After watching this process in Oregon, I can only imagine how long the roll out might take in entire country (as opposed to one state). One piece of the Cannabis Act that has not been given much attention so far is the fact […]
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There are many areas of the United States that are struggling with opioid and heroin epidemics, and Ohio is one state that is definitely in the thick of it, and the epidemic there shows no signs of ending anytime soon. In fact, it seems like there are news stories every day about addiction and overdose […]
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Racial disparities and other social justice issues are a big part of the reason I have advocated both personally and professionally for cannabis policy reform. I grew up in St. Louis and had many black friends from the city, as I was in the throws of desegregation at the time. It wasn’t until I was […]
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The current state of legalized marijuana varies from country to country. Possession of the weed is illegal in most countries and has been since the beginning of widespread cannabis prohibition in the late 1930s. However, its possession has been decriminalized in many countries and sub-national entities in several parts of the world. Yet decriminalization alone […]
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Week 5 of cannabis season in Oregon includes the Cultivation Classic at Revolution Hall, its reception for the speakers the evening before the event, and the After Party the evening of the event. I also continued with the Dispensary Tour, this week around the Beaverton area. Here is how I walked 35.5 miles from Sunday May […]
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Veterans are one of the largest demographics in this country that stand to make a giant impact in ending cannabis prohibition federally, and now Veterans urge the Trump Administration to allow marijuana research. As more research is being done, especially now that our country has more states with legalized cannabis policies, the results seem to be consistent: veterans […]
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As a follow up to our coverage on Minnesota marijuana policy, we wanted to bring you the latest on what is going on in the State right in America’s heartland. Will Minnesota marijuana legalization happen in 2017? To set the stage, medical marijuana became legal in Minnesota on July 1, 2015 after a bill full […]
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NFL HOF Linebacker Jack Ham advocates for cannabis in Pennsylvania and will serve as a spokesperson and consultant for AGRiMED, which has plans to grow and provide cannabis for patients who meet a qualifying medical condition for the therapeutic use of marijuana. This partnership plans to advocate for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania by connecting patients with the […]
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A recent poll reveals that a majority of Canadians support expungement of marijuana criminal records. It has certainly been interesting to follow the national trends in our northern neighbor Canada for cannabis legislation and overall public opinion about cannabis as we try to navigate this territory in the United States. In our most recent coverage […]
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We have been covering the proposed marijuana legalization bill in Vermont very closely this legislative session, so you can imagine my disappointment when this letter came to my inbox today, stating that Vermont Governor Phil Scott vetoes legalization bill. Governor Scott states that he want to get this right and that perhaps they need to move […]
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