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Today (July 1), Iowa’s law to encourage and protect interstate federal drug traffickers goes into effect! Iowa is one of the dozen states that have passed so-called “CBD-Only” medical marijuana laws. One overlooked aspect is that Iowa’s CBD-Only law provides no way for parents to acquire the CBD oil in

My name is Colt Smith, and I’m an activist for cannabis legalization. However, I never really wanted to be.

For many years now, we’ve been told the horrors of marijuana use. It was demonized nearly a century ago as an evil drug used by “colored” people and jazz entertainers. Harry Anslinger, the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics said, “there are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the

It took more than twelve years for 38 year-old Jeremy Bourque to sharpen his grow skills to the point where he could produce quality cannabis that effectively treated his seizures. Jeremy was diagnosed with Epilepsy at the age of 15 and has been hospitalized at least 10 times in his

Coverage of marijuana legalization in Colorado has often focused on rare, genuinely tragic occurrences involving overuse of the drug. But “Reefer Madness”-style stories coming out of Colorado won’t tell us much about whether or not legalizing marijuana was a good idea. “I think we’ve learned very little so far from

To be a church-going Christian, single mother who fiercely promotes marijuana legalization in Texas, that can be a tall order. Meet Callie Dee, a 32-year-old woman from Fort Worth, Texas who has a lot going on for her. An office manager, local music promoter and talent buyer, radio talk show

As a former educational professional, I’ve witnessed the negative social impacts and negative opportunity costs of cannabis prohibition. I observed these negative impacts while working with inner city youth; I also took note that these effects existed in my own suburban neighborhood. The world is our backyard.

Today I’d like to talk about Gas Pipe since their name continues to be brought to my attention given how much they’ve been in the media lately. Now let me preface this by saying that I am not trying to disparage the Gas Pipe or its management, employees, etc. I

There’s an article which has been making the rounds on social media today about a Texas judge sentencing a man to death for marijuana possession. To put it bluntly, it just isn’t true.

A piece in the Washington Post highlights the growing backlog of untested rape test kits that are sitting in police storage units while rapists run free and victims suffer. Missing from the story, however, is one of the biggest contributors to this backlog, the enormous amount of police and tax

Marijuana in the NFL is a very hot topic right now. And rightfully so. With numerous player suspensions looming due to weed, it’s a given that talk shows and sports analysts are discussing the topic.

As Republicans debated at their convention down the road, marijuana activists from all over the state came together in downtown Fort Worth for a conference of their own. The two even shared some of the same speakers, attendees, and topics.

Following the legalization of retail marijuana sales in Colorado and Washington, and medical marijuana in 22 states with more to follow, marijuana legalization appears inevitable — even in “law and order” states such as Texas. The question is no longer if Texas will legalize, but when? This question has important

In some states, there’s an untenable mismatch between the crime and the time, but does anyone think that pot—medical or recreational—will still be illegal in 10 years? Now that a majority of Americans—54% and climbing, according to Pew Research—believe that marijuana should be treated like beer, wine and liquor, it’s