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You Can Only Grow One, Should You Cultivate Hemp or Marijuana? - Feds Tell Farmers to Pick a Plant, But Not Both!

by Chiara C | 12:00am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is instructing hemp farmers in multiple states that they must choose between cultivating cannabis or hemp, not both, as reported by Politico. Since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp agriculture, numerous farmers across the nation saw it as a promising avenue for profitability. With the ongoing expansion of marijuana legalization, some hemp farmers view opportunities in participating in cannabis programs regulated by their respective states.


The Clash of Cannabis Advocates - Marijuana Moms vs. Daddy Downer Rages on in Chicago

by Reginald Reefer | Sunday Dec 3, 2023

In Illinois, a coalition of female legislators and activists who spearheaded legalizing recreational cannabis now face public attacks by a district attorney irrationally blaming the plant for fueling violent crimes and mental health crises. These influential "Marijuana Moms" helped pass the state's pioneering 2019 adult-use bill after years building public and political momentum. The law mandated strict safety regulations while allowing access for consenting adult use and expanding medical access.


What is Black Cannabis and Can You Smoke It? Do You Get High?

by Chiara C | Saturday Dec 2, 2023

The prevailing climate heavily influences the alteration of color in plants. Cannabis cultivated in the warm Mediterranean typically displays a vibrant green color, while plants grown in cooler climates tend to produce compounds resulting in a purple hue.


Dating a Narcissist, Try an Ayahuasca Weekend Getaway! - New Study Finds Ayahuasca Lowers Narcissistic Behaviors and Patterns

by Joseph Billions | Saturday Dec 2, 2023

A recent study, released earlier this year proposes that ayahuasca may serve as a remedy for excessive self-love. Published in the Journal of Personality Disorders in April, the research is based on a three-month analysis involving over 300 adults. The study indicates that "ceremonial use of ayahuasca" led to self-reported alterations in narcissism.


Hemp Heaven vs. Hemp Hell - Why is the USDA Treating Certain Hemp Farmers Differently?

by Reginald Reefer | Friday Dec 1, 2023

A peculiar regulatory crackdown has blindsided hemp farmers in certain states, costing them licenses and livelihoods after entering newly legal state cannabis industries. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversees hemp cultivation regulation nationally per the 2018 Farm Bill's provisions removing non-psychoactive hemp from Controlled Substances Act purview. While 33 states administer their own USDA-approved hemp oversight programs with licenses, a few rely on direct USDA management, including Vermont and Mississippi. Under this federal licensing, home cultivators like Sam Bellavance successfully grew boutique hemp crops for years, benefiting regional access to CBD medicines. But recently, a frightening pattern emerged.


Same Old Banana in the Tailpipe for the SAFER Banking Act - Sen. Schumer Says He Needs Major Republican Support to Pass Bill

by HighChi | Thursday Nov 30, 2023

The SAFER Banking Act underwent two Senate hearings this year, with approval during a significant markup hearing in September. However, before Schumer can bring the bill to a floor vote, he seeks the backing of "10 or 11 Republican" senators, as he shared with Yahoo News. Achieving 60 votes is crucial to overcoming Senate cloture rules and passing the legislation in the upper chamber of Congress.


Sin Taxes: How Canada Regulates Cannabis and Online Gambling Revenue - A Province-by-Province Guide

by Nanci Chi-Town | Thursday Nov 30, 2023

The Federal Cannabis Act legalizes the cultivation, sale, and use of cannabis. The law also sets mandatory standards for products and defines age restrictions. The government also regulates betting, focusing on responsible gaming.


Did Napoleon Fail Because of Freezing Weather or His Troops Kept Getting High Everyday?

by Joseph Billions | Thursday Nov 30, 2023

Contrary to the legend that Napoleon banned hashish due to his soldiers being too stoned to fight, this notion is as much a misconception as Ridley Scott's film. In reality, hashish was not outlawed until after the campaign's conclusion, and Napoleon himself didn't enact the ban but by one of his generals.

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Walking with Weed - Why Taking Cannabis with Your Next Walk Can Help Your Mind and Your Waistline

by Laurie Lyons | Wednesday Nov 29, 2023

Not all marijuana strains are created equal when it comes to walking. Selecting strains with energizing properties to boost mood and motivation is essential. Sativa-dominant strains are known for their uplifting effects, making them suitable for enhancing the joy of a walk. Understanding the different strains and their effects is crucial for tailoring the experience to your preferences and needs.


Should You Try Shrooms to Deal with a Childhood Trauma? - Study Sheds Light on How Psilocybin Can Treat Symptoms of Kid Trauma

by DanaSmith | Wednesday Nov 29, 2023

A recent study, published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, takes a deep dive into adverse childhood experiences and how these can present serious risks for psychological conditions, as reported by High Times. The researchers, which hailed from notable educational institutions including Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Michigan, and Athabasca University, analyzed if psilocybin could help mitigate the effects of psychological distress.