Another high-profile NFL player is pointing out the arbitrary, hypocritical nature of cannabis regulation in North America’s biggest professional sports league. Defensive End and two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long announced his retirement on Saturday, May 18 with a post on his social media accounts. Highly-respected and well-liked by teammates, Long won back-to-back … [Read more...] about Chris Long is the Next NFL Player to Tackle Cannabis Reform
Imagine yourself a lion, hiding in the prairie grass as the hot sun beats down on you as you lie in waiting as you hunt. You're hungry, it's been a long day but it's too early to call it quits. If only you could find something to bring back to prove you rule the land. Legislators in Hartford want you to believe cannabis and stoned driving is going to be the next big … [Read more...] about Stoner Hunting
Las Vegas is becoming more and more appealing by the minute. Sin City knows how to step aside and allow for progress. There was already so much to do in Las Vegas. The energy, excitement, entertainment, gambling, hockey, soon to be home of the NFL Raiders, medical reciprocity, legalization and now consumption lounges.... YES, PLEASE. We are well overdue for a … [Read more...] about Lounges: Consumption Outside of the Home
For those readers like us, who have been awaiting what equity would look like in a Connecticut cannabis industry, the wait is over. It is unethical to make money legally off a substance that historically was used to police POC and not assist those communities adversely affected by the War on Drugs and before. Equity and expungement go hand in hand but are not the same. … [Read more...] about Connecticut Cannabis Equity
The word on the street is the State of Connecticut Judiciary Committee could meet as early as April 8th, 2019 to vote on Proposed Bill 1085. If the proposed bill were to pass it would join House Bill 7371 on the floor to be called for a vote this session. There is a Judiciary Meeting scheduled on the State of Connecticut website. What language do you want written into … [Read more...] about Let Your Representation Know You Support Change
Today the Connecticut Judicial Committee is expected to vote on Raised S.B. No. 1085, an Act Concerning the Legalization of the Retail Sale and Possession of Cannabis and Concerning the Erasure of Criminal Records in the Case of Convictions Based on the Possession of a Small Amount of cannabis. Contact your leadership and tell them you support legalization that promotes … [Read more...] about A Big Day for Connecticut Legalization
Written By: Steve Kennedy This year, Connecticut lawmakers face a choice: to fully legalize cannabis, or to continue enforcing harmful drug laws that unfairly burden the sick, the poor, people of color, and veterans like me. There has been robust debate in the state over the merits of legalization of adult-use cannabis. Missing from many of these conversations, however, … [Read more...] about Why taking care of our veterans means legalizing cannabis
2019 is supposed to be the “Year of Weed.” Major states like Illinois, New York, and even Dabbin’ Dad’s home state of Connecticut could all vote on legalizing cannabis this year. You would expect that cannabidiol, which is sold all over the country in gas stations and supermarkets, would already be completely legal in all forms. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong. Though … [Read more...] about CBD Crackdown: What’s Going on with Cannabidiol Oil Laws?
Buckle up buttercup!!! Time to set the record straight on the "impairment factor" of THC consumption and its effects on driving. This is not the first study to attempt to research this type of policing standard. Current drug testing methods to detect THC do not prove impairment, as they test for metabolized forms of THC and not the molecule directly. Let's see what … [Read more...] about Colorado Researchers Seeking Volunteers to Get High and Drive
We have all heard politicians, time after time again, claiming they need more research before they could even entertain the idea of changing their stance on adult-use of cannabis. Why is it that we need to spend so much time debating something we all know was based on false accusations, claims and flat out lies from a time when it was "OK" for leadership to make racist … [Read more...] about Is More Research Truly Needed?