Category: Politics

Amazon officially starts lobbying for weed legalization

Amazon is almost constantly in the news for something, typically in a form of criticism. But with Bezos up in space, maybe there’s some room for Amazon to change its ways. In June,...

Corey Booker responds to criticism over blocking Bank Bill

There are, basically, two modes of weed legalization occurring on the national level. One is a progressive, step by step approach, and the other is a push for a complete stripping of...

Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Report Has Been Released, Here’s What You Need to Know

Seven years ago, Colorado became one of the very first states in the United States to legalize recreational marijuana. In the last few days, the state of Colorado has released a 200-page...

Surgeon General: Don’t “Lock People Up For Marijuana Use”

On Sunday, the US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD told CNN, “When it comes to decriminalization, I don’t think that there is value to individuals or to society to lock people up...

Marijuana: The Origin Story

It’s a fun little thought experiment to imagine the beginnings of the marijuana plant. The why, how, and where of it all. Why would a plant evolve into something that, when smoked,...

Hemp could benefit from a pivot to regenerative agriculture, advocates say

Many farmers rushing in to profit from hemp over the past few years were burned badly. Some recorded massive economic losses because of the learning curve associated with the plant, others because contracts...

Hemp group sues Kentucky agriculture, police leaders over delta-8 THC ban, raids

The Kentucky Hemp Association claims that state police are illegally raiding legal hemp retail stores as they look for delta-8 THC products and is asking a state judge to put a stop...

Meet California’s Department of Cannabis Control

The Department of Cannabis Control is the newest government agency to hit the streets in California. Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law recently in the hopes to simplify and consolidate the rules...