Anthropology

Japan and controlled substances: a short history

…the issue with the “Dame, Zettai” motto is that it conflates all controlled substances as something unknown and scary, without any historical and societal context… As of June 6, 2002, possession of magic mushroom carries a penalty of up to seven years’ imprisonment… While this authoritarian approach may have been permissible in the past, it’s…

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DC allows medical marijuana delivery…

The vehicles must be equipped with GPS to “ensure that the most direct delivery route is followed.” For dispensaries that plan to provide curbside or at-the-door pickup, there are also unique regulations they must comply with such as ensuring that the entire transaction is still captured on video. Original Article (Daily Trojan):DC allows medical marijuana…

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California psilocybin [decriminalization] activists request online signature gathering…

In the letter to state officials, the groups said it “is vital that our democratic processes, including Californians’ constitutionally-protected power of initiative, be insulated from this [in-person] threats”… As originally planned, the campaign was “built off of in person meetings, cultivation classes, collecting signatures at farmers markets, music events, comedy shows, colleges, as well as…

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…freaking out over nothing: report [from Canada]

According to Stats Canada, the rate of cannabis consumption for 15-17 year olds fell from 19.8 percent in 2018 to 10.4 percent in 2019… …[and] the percentage of survey respondents who said they drove within two hours of consuming weed remained the same—13.2 percent. Original Article (Vice):Everyone Scared of Legal Weed Was Freaking Out Over…

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Oregon is the only State on the west coast that lets you smell your [cannabis] before buying it

Head north or south of Oregon’s borders, and the consumer experience is far more limited. The ability to smell before you buy isn’t just a regulatory quirk: In cannabis, fragrance—or lack thereof—can indicate freshness, flavor and, if you know your terpenes, effects. In California and Washington, state law dictates that cannabis flower must be sold…

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