This plant came into the hands of our people and we opened our arms and we embraced her and gave her a home and we nurtured her. And we protected her from the people who would do her harm and even end her existence and we watched her grow, we watched her develop and we fought mightily and ferociously to liberate her. And it wasn’t easy, there was a lot of sacrifices, really intense sacrifice, painful sacrifice. The most painful kind of sacrifice that human beings can make. There were raids, there were arrests, and there were trials and there were ridiculously long prison terms, some people are still serving to this day right now as we sit in this room talking about the future of cannabis -Steve DeAngelo
- Theophrastus (371-287BC) pens the first Greek botanical description of cannabis.
- Some prefer to take it alone, to socialize with their thoughts, with a book, or with nature.
- From others, it’s social, talking with great animation, filled with colorful non-sequiturs.
- For some, it’s like salt to sprinkle onto canned entertainment, to make it tasty.
- For some, it’s just an everyday fact of life. -Dale Pendell
SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE/MEDICINAL EFFICACY
Small doses of a THC compound found in marijuana have made old mice suddenly come alive with a “young brain, according to a study by a team of Bonn University researchers and colleagues from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, published in the journal Nature Medicine. – Read More
The clinically and statistically significant evidence of an association between medical cannabis program enrollment and opioid prescription cessation and reductions and improved quality of life warrants further investigations on cannabis as a potential alternative to prescription opioids for treating chronic pain. – Read More
Despite the current administration’s constant anti-cannabis rhetoric, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has confirmed that teen marijuana use has dropped in almost every state that has legalized recreational cannabis. – Read More
Open dispensaries provide over $30,000 per year in social benefit in terms of larcenies prevented. authors concluded. Researchers identified an immediate increase in criminal activity – particularly property crime, larceny, and auto break ins – in the areas where dispensary operations were forced to close as compared to crime rates in those neighborhoods where marijuana retailers remained open for business. “[W]e find no evidence that closures decreased crime,” they reported. “Instead, we find a significant relative increase in crime around closed dispensaries.” – Read More