Sunday, January 19, 2020
Thailand has been a pioneer in Asia when it comes to marijuana. First it allowed citizens to grow weed and sell it to the government, and now the region’s first medical marijuana clinic has opened in Bangkok. This is...
After decades of prohibition on marijuana research, it’s no surprise that we still see breakthroughs. The latest is actually pretty huge news, as a new cannabinoid has been discovered. Yes, even thousands of years after humans started growing weed...
The cannabis plant has long been used to treat a wide variety of mental and physical ailments, diseases and illnesses. The most popular use of the plant is for its THC content, which causes feelings of euphoria....
Cannabis dispensaries across Illinois were expected to open on January 1, 2020, when the state’s prohibition was lifted. Stores were allowed to open as early as 6AM on New Year’s Day, although a shortage could still occur. That’s not...
A major concern that surrounded the effort to legalize was the notion that kids would get their hands on more pot if it were somehow “more available.” Of course, in every state with legalization there’s been a regulatory framework...
Although legal cannabis in California has largely been a success, there has been a downside with black market shops and products. The state has struggled to keep a lid on counterfeit products in the past, and even unlicensed dispensaries...
Professional sports leagues have good reasons to ban certain drugs. Steroids, amphetamines and other drugs can have long-term disastrous effects on the human body despite short-term performance gains. No one’s really arguing that marijuana is a “performance enhancing drug”...
Another year, another controversy involving a world religion. In this case it is somewhat predictably a show depicting Jesus as, well, not something that’s in the Bible. A Netflix “Christmas special” called The First Temptation of Christ not only...
The opioid crisis has resulted in lawsuits that have embroiled state attorneys and individuals alike. In these lawsuits, claims are being made against pharmaceutical companies that appear to have used aggressive marketing campaigns -- allegedly misleading at times --...
Terpenes are present in many plants, but obviously we’re going to talk about their presence in cannabis. They’re stored in the trichomes of cannabis plants, the fragile, hair-like glands on mature buds. They’re also oily hydrocarbons, which may be...

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