Category: Education

Remedy in Las Vegas: a Rare Insider’s Tour of an Exceptional Cultivation Facility

Sin-Semilla City Recreational marijuana sales in Nevada launched on January 1, 2017, allowing all adults over the age of 21 to purchase up to an ounce of flower and 3.5 grams of concentrates in state-licensed facilities. Since then, it seems that cannabis is not only changing Las Vegas, but Las Vegas is also changing cannabis. […]

US Student And Medical Marijuana Patient Charged With Drug Possession In Russia

Audrey Elizabeth Lorber, an American film student, is currently behind bars in Russia facing marijuana possession charges. Russian authorities allege Lorber illegally brought cannabis into the country after police discovered over 19 grams in her possession at the Pulkovo Airport. Based in New York, Lorber is a registered medical cannabis patient. But Russian courts say […]

New Report Reveals How Much Americans Spent on Illicit Drugs Over 10 Years

How many people are using cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana in the United States? How much are they using? And how much are they spending? These are a few of the research questions addressed by a new RAND Corporation report on trends in the U.S. markets for several illicit substances. And according to the report, […]

Hash Washing Evolved

Cannabis concentrates have been on the rise in recent years—so much so that some reports, including one from Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics in 2018, forecasted that concentrates will outsell flower by 2023. Additional data the following year from BDS Analytics detailed just how significant the concentrates market is. As of August 2019, concentrates […]

America’s War on Drugs Has Treated People Unequally Since Its Beginning

When Prohibition ended in 1933, drug enforcers finally had a new agency they could call their own, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. This launched the career of its first commissioner, Harry Anslinger, the person most synonymous with the phrase “war on drugs”—in fact, the first person to use it—and likely the first person, outside of […]

Cannabis provides strong pain relief

Cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) has been the topic of a lot of discussion in the U.S., not just in recent decades but for more than a century. It’s been one of the most controversial plants worldwide, arguably more than poppies and peyote. What’s hard to argue with, however, are the clinical findings that the pain-relieving […]

Key Takeaways from Today’s Hearing on the SAFE Banking Act

A Senate committee held a hearing on Tuesday to discuss ways for cannabis businesses operating legally under state law to obtain access to banking and financial services. At the hearing, Senators and witnesses including members of the cannabis industry focused on the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019. Under the measure, federal […]

Inside America’s Failing Pot Experiment

The headlines tell us that marijuana is now legal in one form or another in all but three states. Pot possession has been decriminalized in a dozen states and effectively so in nearly every major city. The convictions of tens of thousands are being expunged.  Marijuana – yesterday’s menace – is now cannabis, touted as […]

University of Maryland Launching Master’s Program on Medical Cannabis

The University of Maryland is launching a master’s degree program to instruct students on the science and regulation of medical marijuana. The new Master of Science (MS) in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics will “provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to support patients and the medical cannabis industry, add to existing research in […]

New Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in New York

Lawmakers in New York announced plans to introduce a new marijuana legalization bill in the state legislature, according to media reports. The new bill comes after an effort to include a cannabis legalization plan in the state budget failed to gain enough support earlier this year. Democratic Sen. Liz Krueger of Manhattan, an advocate for […]