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What is the Best Way to Get Marijuana Legalized, Suing the DEA or Waiting for Rescheduling?

by Karhlyle | 12:00am

If MMJ wins the lawsuit, there is a route that could remove marijuana from the CSA and give medical cannabis a legal substance in America.  While rescheduling is better than nothing, the true goal of the industry should be to remove all criminal stigma around the plant and push for a full descheduling.  That would also create an efficient marketplace for the plant, allowing for interstate commerece, removal of the 280E tax code around the plant, and easier access for patients in all states.

How To

So You Want to Grow Weed in Your Backyard or Garden, Do Ya? - DIY Step-By-Step Guide to Growing Marijuana Plants in Your Yard

by jsp1073 | Sunday Apr 21, 2024

Outdoor cannabis cultivation in a garden or backyard presents a cost-effective, enjoyable, and rewarding endeavor. By leveraging natural sunlight, understanding soil composition, employing natural pest management, and mastering cannabis pruning, growers can achieve optimal yields and high-quality harvests.

Opinion

A 420 Walkthrough of the Evolution of 420s Over the Past 52 Years

by Reginald Reefer | Friday Apr 19, 2024

So, while the 420 of today may look different from the 420 of our grandparents' generation, the heart and soul of the movement remain intact. It's a time to honor the pioneers who fought for legalization, to celebrate the progress we've made, and to look forward to a future where cannabis is fully integrated into society without stigma or judgment. 

Medical

Can Magic Mushrooms Make You Paranoid Like Weed Sometimes Does? - No, New Study on Psilocybin Says No Risk of Paranoia

by Nanci Chi-Town | Friday Apr 19, 2024

The study finds that therapeutic doses of psilocybin generally result in tolerable acute adverse effects that typically subside within 24 to 48 hours. However, less common adverse effects like paranoia and prolonged visual perceptual effects merit attention.

Opinion

Criminalizing Cannabis Doesn't Work at All - Marijuana Use Identical in Legal and Non-Legal Weed States New Gallup Poll Shows

by Reginald Reefer | Thursday Apr 18, 2024

A recent Gallup poll has called into question the very foundation upon which the edifice of prohibition is built. The survey found that rates of marijuana use are nearly identical in states that have legalized the substance compared to those that continue to maintain its prohibition. This startling revelation suggests that criminalization has little impact on actually curbing consumption, challenging the long-held belief that the threat of punishment is an effective deterrent.

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New Triploid Cannabis Plants Could Revolutionize the Marijuana Industry - Stronger, Bigger, and Shorter Grow Time

by DanaSmith | Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Triploid cannabis plants are merely created through an extra pair of chromosomes, which then give you a sterile, seedless plant. It can be induced by using a special chemical, and treating cannabis plants so that they grow as triploids on purpose. In the wild, marijuana grows as a diploid plant, just like most fruits and vegetables.

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Has Medical Marijuana Already Priced Itself Out of the Cannabis Market? - 60% of Utah MMJ Patients Use the Black Market for Meds

by BostonBakedPete | Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

According to Cache Valley Daily, around 60% of Utah's medicinal cannabis users obtain their cannabis from sources other than the state's authorized market. The study, done by Cannabis Public Policy Consulting (CPPC) on behalf of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF), sheds light on accessibility issues in the state's medicinal cannabis program.

Opinion

Cannabis Research Fraud? - Over Half of the $1.5 Billion Spent on Marijuana Research Was to Find Harmful and Adverse Effects

by Reginald Reefer | Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

A 2020 analysis published in Science magazine revealed a striking disparity in cannabis research funding. Of the $1.56 billion directed to the topic between 2000 and 2018 in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, roughly half was spent on investigating the potential harms and adverse effects of recreational cannabis use. The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the largest funder, allocated more money to studying cannabis misuse and its negative consequences than to exploring the therapeutic potential of cannabis and its derived compounds.

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A Quality Seal of Assurance on Hemp Products? - Would It Quiet Fears about Hemp-Derived Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC?

by christalcann | Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

The United States Hemp Authority is working to assure the quality of Delta-8 THC through an upcoming certification procedure. This effort intends to set stringent standards and promote self-regulation in the Delta-8 sector, which is subject to relatively lenient regulatory scrutiny.

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How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy CBD? A. 21 B. 18 C. 12 D. No Age Restriction

by HighChi | Monday Apr 15, 2024

Except for vape and smokable variants, there are no designated age restrictions for CBD usage. At the federal level, there exists no age threshold for CBD consumption. While hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.03% THC) are lawful nationwide, certain states may necessitate individuals to be either 18 or 21 to procure them. An array of options persists, including gummies, honey sticks, and oils.