CANNABIS CULTURE – At best, it’s a tragic blunder that cannabis is listed as a Schedule I drug. The DEA labels a Schedule I drug as having a high potential for abuse. When cannabis’s lack of actual physical dependency is compared to the likelihood of addiction posed by drugs such as OxyContin (Schedule II) andRead More
CANNABIS CULTURE- Last week, United States Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation to federally regulate the $6.7 billion US cannabis industry. In the bill, Booker details the combined injustice forcing the industry to operate in cash and making producers vulnerable to both criminal prosecution and tax rates as high as 70 percent.
CANNABIS CULTURE- The majority of clinical research points to cannabis’ numerous health benefits. State-based medical marijuana programs continue to expand, reaching 29 states across the U.S. Recreational cannabis has recently expanded to eight.
CANNABIS CULTURE- Marijuana’s inclusion as a Schedule I drug makes little sense, but it impacts people’s lives every day.
The American Legion, representing millions of wartime vets, calls on Trump to loosen federal restrictions on medical marijuana research to help those suffering from PTSD, TBI, opioid abuse, and more.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) may believe marijuana is as harmful as heroin, but the science community is backing down on demonizing marijuana. The National Academy of Sciences released a new report last week that reviewed 10,000 scientific abstracts and reached nearly 100 conclusions that found many medical uses for marijuana and cannabis-derived products. “ForRead More
In new Federal Register notice, Administration clarifies that all forms of cannabis remain illegal under federal law.
Though the US Drug Enforcement Agency hasn’t reclassified marijuana, easier availability of the drug for study has the potential to unearth new medical uses.
More than half the states–28, to be exact–including Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota as of the Nov. 8 election, and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for certain medical conditions.
Supporters of a saner marijuana policy scored a small victory this week when the Obama administration said it would authorize more institutions to grow marijuana for medical research.