Senate Introduces Weed Decriminalization Bill

Last week the group of Senate Democrats that have been making the most noise about marijuana reintroduced a bill that would decriminalize marijuana all across the country. Chuck Schumer, Ron Wyden, and Cory Booker, all co-authored the bill, titled the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA). Mainly, the legislation would remove weed from the Controlled […]

DEA will move Marijuana to Schedule III

In probably the biggest marijuana news of the year, the Drug Enforcement Administration has agreed to move marijuana to Schedule III in the US. This was initially recommended by the US Department of Health and Human Services last year. The repercussions are huge. This would mean that marijuana businesses can finally get federal tax deductions, […]

Can smoking weed reduce risk of cognitive decline?

A study out of the State University of New York Upstate Medical University (maybe they should consider consolidating that title…) found that consuming marijuana can lower the risk of cognitive decline by 96%. That’s a gigantic number and right away my skepticism radar pinged. But it seems that even the authors of the study themselves […]

Celebrate 4/20 at events across the country

2024 is one of those lucky years where 4/20 lands on a Saturday, and to celebrate the occasion, there’s a plethora of things going on across the US. Here’s a list of some of the big ones. Cannabis Festival in Washington DC This one’s gonna be huge. Taking place both tomorrow and Saturday, the festival […]

How potent is weed these days?

Trailing behind marijuana has always been a league of fearmongerers. I grew up directly in the “gateway drug” era. Today, the fear manifests itself in a concern for highly potent weed that has a link to psychosis. This time, however, some of this is backed up in science. But where do we draw the line […]

The battle between weed and exercise

People use the psychoactive aspect of marijuana in a huge variety of ways. It runs the gamut, from creativity to focus to pure zone out bliss. But one of the biggest lingering assumptions is that it makes you deeply lazy. So what to make of the many people who enjoy a toke before a heavy […]

How’s legal marijuana doing in Germany?

Last week, Germany finally legalized small amounts of marijuana. They didn’t set up a market just yet, so it’s only technically decriminalized in the country, but it’s still a huge moment for Europe. The specifics are that from April 1st on, Germany is allowing 18 year olds and older to possess up to 25 grams […]

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