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Cannabis and the Military - Is the US Preparing for War?

by Reginald Reefer | Sunday Jun 23, 2024

While it's crucial to avoid definitive claims about impending war, recent policy shifts and global tensions warrant careful consideration. These changes could potentially signal preparations for conflict, though the nature and scale of such a conflict remain uncertain. We may be witnessing the early stages of what some analysts term "Cold War 2.0."

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True or False - Legalizing Drugs Would Put an End to Human Trafficking?

by Reginald Reefer | Wednesday Jun 19, 2024

In this article, we're going to explore the number one thing the world can do to stop human trafficking - legalize all drugs. But we're not talking about a free-for-all where anyone can buy anything at any time. Instead, we'll lay out a nuanced approach to legalization and regulation designed to reduce the harms of drug abuse while focusing law enforcement resources on the fight against human trafficking.

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Magic Mushrooms - Should They Be Dried Out or Fresh When You Eat Them?

by Nanci Chi-Town | Wednesday Jun 19, 2024

Once you've decided to explore the realm of magic mushrooms, one of the most important decisions you'll need to make is whether to utilize fresh or dried mushrooms. Both varieties include the hallucinogenic chemical psilocybin, therefore either will provide a psychedelic experience. However, the difference between fresh and dried mushrooms will influence dose, flavor, and storage parameters. We'll look at these distinctions in detail below.

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The Rise and Fall of Pioneer Pot Markets - RIP California and Colorado Cannabis Industries

by Reginald Reefer | Monday Jun 17, 2024

As more states consider cannabis legalization, policymakers would be wise to study the cautionary tales of Colorado and California. These pioneering markets offer valuable lessons on what works – and what doesn't – when it comes to crafting a successful and sustainable cannabis industry.

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Why Marijuana Legalization is a Republican Issue - Legalizing Cannabis is Consistent with Historical Republican Values

by Reginald Reefer | Tuesday Jun 11, 2024

In this article, I will argue that cannabis legalization is not only consistent with Republican values but also that any Republican who opposes legalization is actually acting against the fundamental tenets of their party. By examining the intersection of Republican principles and the case for cannabis legalization, we can better understand why this issue should be a top priority for the Republican Party and its supporters.

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When 'Follow the Science' Doesn't Apply to Cannabis - White House Drug Czar Rahul Gupta Makes Bold Claims on Rescheduling

by Reginald Reefer | Sunday Jun 9, 2024

This is evident in the case of cannabis, where "science" was used as a pretext to maintain prohibition rather than objectively evaluating the plant's properties and effects. The government's approach to cannabis exemplifies how the rallying cry of "following the science" can be selectively applied and distorted.

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Cannabis Terpenes as Effective as Morphine without the Addiction Potential Says New Medical Study

by Reginald Reefer | Thursday Jun 6, 2024

Fortunately, a groundbreaking new study has revealed that cannabis terpenes, the aromatic compounds that give different strains their distinctive smells and flavors, are as effective as morphine when it comes to treating pain in animal models. Even more promising, the terpenes appeared to enhance morphine's analgesic effects when used in combination, while avoiding the euphoria and addiction potential of opioids on their own.

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The 4 Most Expensive Marijuana Strains on the Market Today (And 4 Cheaper Strains That Are Just As Good)

by Joseph Billions | Wednesday Jun 5, 2024

In contrast, other strains come from extensive breeding programs that involve expensive equipment, experienced breeders, and top-tier genetic material. These strains often command higher prices on the market.

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What are Entheogens? - The Billion Dollar Bet on the Psychedelics Market

by Reginald Reefer | Tuesday Jun 4, 2024

Entheogens are psychoactive substances, typically derived from plants or fungi, that are used in spiritual, religious or shamanic contexts to induce altered states of consciousness. Examples include psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca, peyote, and iboga. Many indigenous cultures have used these substances in sacred medicinal and spiritual rituals for thousands of years. The word "entheogen" itself means "generating the divine within."

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Are You a Whip or Balloon Cannabis Vape Person? Wait, What are Whip and Balloon Vaping?

by Joseph Billions | Tuesday Jun 4, 2024

Enthusiasts often find themselves asking, "Whip vs. Balloon for Cannabis Vaping: Which is better? As the trends in cannabis vaping become more and more popular, it is very important to choose between the two types and realize which one will provide that ideal experience.