Politics

The push to diversify Colorado’s cannabis industry

The disparity is frustrating… because before Colorado OK’d marijuana, Black and brown Centennial Staters bore the brunt of drug enforcement efforts. In fact, according to data from the American Civil Liberties Union, Black people are nearly four times more likely than white people to be arrested for marijuana possession nationally. Legislation matters, says Woodson, who promotes a…

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Psychology

Does smoking cannabis make you dumber?

Although I could start with some of the typical effects people usually experience from smoking cannabis, I think that, at this point, it is more important to note what the science says – both in the short and long run… Yes, cannabis affects your brain, but nobody knows how exactly. Basically, there is evidence to…

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Politics

Advocates… Federal marijuana legalization bill’s House passage

…its chances of becoming law this session are low… Senate isn’t expected to take up the legislation before adjourning early… To advocates, however, this is long overdue progress on an issue that has been sidelined in Congress for years. Reactions to the vote largely differ across partisan lines, but the passage of the MORE Act…

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Politics

UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs removes cannabis from strictest category

The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday [12/2/20] to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry. The Vienna-based U.N. agency said in a statement that it had voted 27-25, with one abstention, to follow the World Health Organization’s recommendation to remove…

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Biography/Memoir

DEA… burning four tons of marijuana per day

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently reached out for help burning “at least” 1,000 pounds of marijuana per hour for eight hours straight. Every year, DEA seizes millions of marijuana plants and literal tons of raw cannabis, which eventually end up being destroyed. To avoid potential contact highs, there must be ”proper ventilation” and “no smoke buildup”…

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Biography/Memoir

Supreme Court declines to hear marijuana case challenging DEA’s restrictive classification

DEA has on numerous past occasions denied petitions to change marijuana’s status under the CSA [Controlled Substances Act]. The plaintiffs initially filed that lawsuit against the federal agency in May [2020], contending that DEA’s justification for maintaining a Schedule I status for cannabis is unconstitutional. DEA attempted to quash the case by filing a motion to…

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