Category: Politics

Cory Gardner and Marijuana: From Anti-Pot Hardliner to Cannabis Crusader
July 25, 2018
Over the last few years, a budding romance has been blossoming between Colorado’s GOP Senator Cory Gardner and marijuana. We’re sure not complaining! Clearly, cannabis legalization can’t be a single-party issue. Thanks to overwhelming public support that spans the ideological wings of the Left and the Right, it’s not. Pot truly is becoming a bipartisanship […]
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Can Cannabis Unify Republicans and Democrats?
November 3, 2017
Once upon a time, cannabis was one of the most divisive issues in the nation. Since well before federal prohibition in 1937, cannabis—or “marihuana”—was seen either as a corrupter of young Americans’ moral fiber and a mainline to a life of violent crime or as a beneficial, all-natural antidote to an increasingly commercialized, authoritarian state […]
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How Did Cannabis Ever Become Illegal?
October 24, 2017
Nearly everyone now alive in the United States was born in an era of cannabis prohibition, and for some, the shift to legalization has been both exciting and a bit bewildering. But as cannabis enters the mainstream and—as we hope and expect—enjoys full legality soon, that calculus is going to change. More and more Americans […]
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Why Is Jeff Sessions So Wrong About Cannabis?
September 20, 2017
In an administration rife with controversial figures, Attorney General Jeff Sessions certainly makes the top of the list. In his decades-long political life, he’s been accused of, among other things: Demeaning his subordinates, including African-American aides Making questionable -- ahem, racist “jokes” Withdrawing his support for the Ku Klux Klan only when he learned of […]
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Ex-President of Mexico Vicente Fox Claims Jeff Sessions 'Doesn't Know About [Marijuana] History’
September 8, 2017
Vicente Fox has made quite a post-presidential career for himself, but perhaps not in the way one might expect. The former Mexican President has had some choice words for U.S. President Donald Trump, but Fox has primarily delivered his messages vis-à-vis often hilarious and—parents be forewarned—profanity-filled videos and tweets. While Fox has focused most of […]
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How Washington Marijuana Laws Are Changing (For the Better)
June 7, 2017
In so many regards, we have it so good here in Washington State: The unspoiled, awe-inspiring beauty of natural resources like Puget Sound and the Olympic mountain range; a healthy economy based both on cutting-edge tech and natural products like old-growth timber, dairy and crops from our bountiful and productive acreage. Oh, and don’t forget […]
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3 "Alt-Facts" Anti-Cannabis Lobby Using to Demonize Marijuana
May 23, 2017
Recreational adult-use and clinical cannabis have been made tremendous progress over the last few years thanks to shifting public opinion and a bipartisan push in support of states’ rights. However, the anti-cannabis lobby (backed by big money donors) are trying to reverse this progress. And, they see the new “law and order” administration as an […]
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For The First Time Ever The Federal Government Refers To Cannabis As Medicine
March 23, 2017
A federal agency is now specifically referring to cannabis as medicine. According to the Wayback machine, last month the U.S government's National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - a division of the National Institutes of Health - webpage on cannabis was titled in the form of the following question: Is Marijuana Medicine?. The question appears […]
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Will Washington Legalize Cannabis Delivery This Week?
February 20, 2017
Will Washington Legalize Cannabis Delivery This Week? In taking a look at our community of cannabis consumers, we are as diverse as they come. Our demographic spans broadly across all different profiles and measures, which is why the upcoming legislation regarding legalizing delivery services for cannabis products is so important. Our state government is responsible […]
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