Anthropology

Beijing says… [American and Canadian] legalization of marijuana is a ‘threat to China’

*remainder of China’s “Great Wall”China severely punishes those caught smuggling or trafficking… including foreigners … The move puts it at odds with North America, where cannabis has increasing levels of social acceptance. Anyone found with more than 50 grams (1.76 ounces) of a controlled substance can face the death penalty. Authorities in major cities, including…

READ MORE
Politics

Congress votes to block Feds from enforcing marijuana laws in legal states

The United States House of Representatives approved a far-reaching measure on Thursday (6/20/2019) to prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with state marijuana laws, including those allowing recreational use, cultivation and sales. The inclusion of adult-use programs represents a significant expansion of an existing policy that protects only local medical cannabis laws from federal intervention which was first enacted in 2014…

READ MORE
Anthropology

OSU launches global hemp research center

Jay Noeller, an OSU professor of crop and soil science who is to head the new center also noted a sense of an historical cycle coming around. “By bringing the center to Oregon, you can also think of it as we’re returning it home, because this was the site of national research on hemp from…

READ MORE
Anthropology

A new age dawns for legal cannabis

During the past few months, so many of you have spoken with legislators, or with the media, or with each other. Today that work has paid off. But this is just the beginning. On the afternoon of June 20th, 2019 Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 582, the so-called “cannabis export” bill. In doing…

READ MORE
Anthropology

Oregon House passes bill to transport cannabis across State lines

It’s a very strong statement by the Oregon Legislature that will reverberate across the country. “There are serious environmental, patient access, public safety, regulatory compliance, economic and social justice issues that would be solved or ameliorated by allowing interstate commerce in cannabis.  This issue is important to us all.” Original Article (OPB and Adam Smith):Oregon House…

READ MORE
Politics

Travelers can now bring some CBD products on planes

The TSA now specifically permits “products/medications that contain hemp-derived CBD or are approved by the FDA.” Only those with a valid license to use and possess medical marijuana are permitted to carry it onto an aircraft. Original Article (ABC13):Travelers can now bring some CBD products on planesArtwork Fair Use: Science Explains

READ MORE
Science

Chronic marijuana use in male teens not linked to later issues [according to American Psychological Association]

Bechtold was expecting to find a link between teen marijuana use and a variety of later symptoms. But the study found that both physical ailments (such as cancer, asthma and respiratory problems) and mental ailments (such as lifetime depression and anxiety), were equally likely for non-marijuana users and frequent smokers … the results were published…

READ MORE