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Cannabis appears to be a safe and potentially effective treatment for the chronic pain that afflicts people with sickle cell disease, according to a new clinical trial co-led by University of California, Irvine (UCI) researcher Kalpna Gupta and Dr. Donald Abrams of UC San Francisco. The study’s results, released July 17, 2020, could have wide-reaching […]
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Medical marijuana has been legalized in Missouri since 2018. As of the current date, recreational marijuana has yet to be legalized, however we are holding out hope that the next opportunity will present itself in 2022. There were high hopes of getting adult-use recreational marijuana on the ballot this November, but unfortunately the pandemic halted […]
Does Missouri Have Medical Cannabis? Yes. After voters passed Amendment 2 by an overwhelming margin in November 2018., Missouri voters showed their support behind MO Medical Marijuana, making it legal for card-carrying qualifying patients and caregivers to possess and cultivate marijuana in Missouri, with the program being administered by the Missouri Department of Health and […]
There are few who would deny that former President Nixon’s 1971 War on Drugs was aimed at the nation’s Black communities and anti-Vietnam War protestors. That war still rages today though, thanks to persistent advocates, change seems to be in the air. A working group in Colorado succeeded in expanding social equity in the cannabis […]
When Prabjot Nagra tried to drive a commercial truck across the Peace Bridge at the end of June with 9,500 pounds of weed in vacuum-sealed bags, the border X-ray scan machine went crazy, prompting U.S. Customs and Border guards to, well, take notice. The 5-ton bust was the largest seizure to date of marijuana attempting […]
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Jim McGovern (D-Mass), Chairman of the House of Representatives Rules Committee, said that when it comes to cannabis reform, common sense has not prevailed within the current political climate. “This is what happens when you allow the world’s greatest deliberative body to actually deliberate and debate. That shouldn’t be a radical idea,” Rep. McGovern recently […]
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It was August 2016 when U.S. military veteran Sean Worsley and his wife Eboni were on a road trip to visit each of their parents. They’d stopped to buy gas in a small Alabama town when a local cop approached and told them their music was too loud and that he wanted to search their […]
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Social Justice & The War on Drugs | Part 3: Racial Bias in Drug Arrests and the Rampant Incarceration of Minorities for Drug Crimes
Drug arrests and convictions linked to the War on Drugs carry a different kind of weight, as many of them involve non-violent “criminal” acts by law. The topic of non-violent drug crimes encompasses social justice issues such as racial profiling, inappropriate use of law enforcement resources, overcrowded prisons, and even education and employment options for […]
Rose City Justice is taking to the streets again tonight to continue demonstrations that advocate for civil rights and social justice and equity. While our activism has made some changes and gained momentum and awareness, there is still work do be done, especially in the area of defunding the police and utilizing cannabis taxpayer dollars […]
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he is not adverse to revisiting the question of legalizing marijuana as a way to help the state recover from the devastating economic damage brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and state-imposed closures to detain the spread of the virus, which continues to surge throughout the country. Gov. Murphy […]
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More than 2,000 prisoners, or about 80% of the prison population at the Marion Correctional Institution (MCI) in southern Ohio, have tested positive for the coronavirus. That means 8 out of every 10 inmates there are infected with the novel coronavirus. As COVID-19 explodes inside jails and prisons around the country, thousands of incarcerated people […]
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Cannabis and cooking have always gone together for me and my family, and I hope that sharing this cannabis infused recipe of a classic dish I grew up making will be as enjoyable for you as it is for me! Growing up Black in the South was difficult for many, including myself. But, I found […]
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) is calling for the decriminalization of possession of all illicit drugs for personal use. Adam Palmer, Vancouver Police Chief and CACP president, said addiction issues should not be handled by the police. “Bottom line is, addiction issues should best be handled by a health care system, not […]
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Sales of adult-use cannabis in Illinois soared to record levels in June 2020, with recreational weed shops selling more than $47.6 million worth of products. Medical marijuana sales outperformed as well. May wasn’t bad either, according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), when dispensaries also set a record with $44.3 million […]
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City council members in Kansas City, Missouri, voted on July 9, 2020 to approve an ordinance that would remove all penalties for the possession or control of marijuana as a violation within the city. The ordinance, introduced in mid-June by Missouri’s Mayor Quinton Lucas and four City Council members, passed by a 9-4 vote, reported […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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