DRUG POLICY


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In an effort to unite the Democratic Party and bring the progressive wing into the tent, presumptive presidential candidate Joe Biden met with former candidate Senator Bernie Sanders to hash out several major proposals. In the July 8 Unity Task Forces meeting, the two men continued their negotiations around six major issues including health care, […] The post Biden-Sanders’ Unity Task Forces Avoid Recommending Marijuana Legalization appeared first on The Weed Blog. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
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Like we don’t already have enough on our minds with the coronavirus pandemic surging, the economy collapsing and keeping up with a massive. legitimate and overdue social disruption, the federal government is overseeing an hysterical series of ads about the potential horrors of driving while high on weed. Produced in partnership with the National Highway […] The post Driving While High PSA Straight out of Reefer Madness Hits the Airwaves appeared first on The Weed Blog. [...]
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
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As coronavirus cases continue to surge and the current administration and its White House advisors scurry to reframe their response by convincing Americans to get back to work and just live with it, thankfully scientists are still hard at work. Researchers from the University of Nebraska and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute are delving into […] The post Using CBD to Treat COVID-19 Lung Inflammation appeared first on The Weed Blog. [...]
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
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When New York state achieved the dubious title as the epicenter of the coronavirus in the United States, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared in late March that the legislative session was effectively over after several state lawmakers tested positive for the coronavirus. Among the unfinished business that would have to wait until 2021 was legalization of […] The post How COVID-19 Derailed Legal Weed in New York appeared first on The Weed Blog. [...]
Tue, Jul 07, 2020
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A new study concluded that older Americans who consumed cannabis were more inclined to participate in group exercise and challenging physical activity than their non-consuming counterparts. The study, done over a period of four months, showed that weed-consumers over 60-years of age were in better physical condition than those in the study who abstained. Baby […] The post Senior Cannabis Consumers More Active and Have Lower BMI appeared first on The Weed Blog. [...]
Mon, Jul 06, 2020
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With July 4th upon us and organized fireworks displays having been canceled in many cities and towns due to coronavirus concerns, it seems this year individuals are blowing off their own M-80s, cherry bombs and Roman candles. Canines find loud noises and flashing lights intolerable on their nervous systems. Fireworks can be triggering and stressful […] The post CBD Can Help Your Pets With July 4th Fireworks appeared first on The Weed Blog. [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2020
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Cannabis-related arrests will only be made if there is an immediate safety threat or if it’s part of a separate felony-level investigation, according to a memo published by the Austin Police Department (APD) on July 2, 2020. “APD will no longer cite or arrest individuals with sufficient identification for Class A or Class B misdemeanor […] The post Decriminalization in Austin and Nashville Stops Prosecuting appeared first on The Weed Blog. [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2020
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Advocates in Arizona seeking to legalize recreational (adult-use) marijuana flooded the secretary of state’s office with twice the number of signatures necessary to qualify to be on the ballot this coming November. Then, in Nebraska they did the same twenty-four hours later. Cannabis Legalization in Arizona A citizens’ initiative, led by Smart and Safe Arizona, […] The post Legalization Bids Pay Off in Arizona and Nebraska appeared first on The Weed Blog. [...]
Thu, Jul 02, 2020
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We cannot broach the topic of the Drug War without discussing the growing cannabis industry and the activism it took to start moving the legacy market to a legalized, adult-use market complete with retail shops that look as nice as an Apple store. The cannabis industry has been born out of a movement to end […] The post Social Justice & the War on Drugs | Part 2: The Role of Cannabis Prohibition in Systemic Racism and Social Injustice appeared first on The Weed Blog. [...]
Thu, Jul 02, 2020
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While possession of small amounts of cannabis is still illegal in Ohio, those caught with up to 200 grams will be off the hook with just a civil citation and a $150 fine, according to a recent decision in the state’s Senate. The Senate Bill essentially lowers non-violent drug possession charges from felonies to misdemeanors, […] The post Cannabis Decriminalization Policy in Ohio and Virginia appeared first on The Weed Blog. [...]
Wed, Jul 01, 2020
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