Should PTSD Patients Use Cannabis? Vets Say Yes

Update June 2017: Finally! 5 years after full legalization in Colorado and 16 years after medical marijuana legalization, veterans are now allowed to use marijuana in Colorado for PTSD without risking their Federal VA benefits. Inclusion as a legitimate medical use means Vets and others with PTSD can acquire medical cannabis that is best suited for treating anxiety and related symptoms […]

Boston Freedom Rally 2014 Thoughts

First and foremost, the organizers and volunteers at MassCann pulled off a virtually flawless 2 day event. The amount of work and organizational effort it takes to pull this event off is IMMENSE. The Boston Freedom Rally is the 2nd largest annual marijuana reform rally in the country, and they’ve been doing this for 25 […]

Employee Sues Hospital for Firing Her Over Legal Medical Marijuana Use

Should you have the right to use legal marijuana for medical or recreational purposes on your own time, without being fired? You would think the answer would be obvious, of course not. If you are using a product legally, and it has no negative impact on your job performance, it should be absolutely none of your […]

Should All Drugs Be Legalized?

Colorado and Washington have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, and thus far it’s gone quite well. Crime is down and the states are making significant money of the sale and implementation of their newly created marijuana industries. But could a similar system be applied for all drugs? Is the answer to the failed War […]

NYT Columnist Dowd Has Bad High, Makes Dumb Anti-Pot Arguments

Any willing adult can go to a Colorado dispensary and purchase marijuana. They don’t have to disclose to the vendor that they are a newbie or ask for specific directions, and the dispensary really has no legal responsibility to warn them of dosing, side effects, or potential dangers. When paired with the fact that these […]

DEA Chief Wrong on Marijuana and Mandatory Minimums

It’s difficult working for a boss who doesn’t agree with you on the very things you were hired for. For DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart it’s becoming an increasing problem under the Obama Administration and a country who supports marijuana legalization. Recently, she displayed all the ways in which she is wrong at a meeting with […]

All Decriminalization Laws are Not Equal

Reform of marijuana laws continues to expand, with new decriminalization laws passing in DC and Maryland just this year. But just because having a small amount of marijuana has been reduced to a civil penalty where you live doesn’t mean the police won’t hassle you or look for (or invent) other reasons to arrest you.

Marijuana Legalization Support at Record High, 75% Say Legalization “Inevitable”

New polling shows Americans are not backing down on their support or acceptance of marijuana legalization. Overall support has continued it’s upward trend, and is now at 54% overall, another record high in support.

Study Affirms: Medical Marijuana Does NOT Increase Crime Rates

Giving people access to medical marijuana may make them happier, pain-free, and able to function normally without the assistance of side-effect laden pharmaceuticals. The medical marijuana industry also creates jobs and tax revenue. But one thing it doesn’t do, despite what opponents would have you think, is increase the crime rate. A new study from […]

Marijuana Derivative Product “Wax” Garners Fans and Federal Attention Alike

If you believe the federal government, marijuana is a Schedule I substance, both highly addictive and dangerous. Despite all evidence to the contrary, the feds keep marijuana classified as one of the most dangerous “drugs” on the market. So when those on the cutting edge of the Colorado marijuana market figure out a way to […]