Justice Department to crack down on legal marijuana with roll back of Obama policy

WASHINGTON – As part of a crackdown on legal marijuana, the Justice Department is set to roll back an Obama administration policy to not challenge state laws that allow people to use pot for medical and recreational uses an official familiar with matter said Thursday. The move represents a dramatic shift in marijuana enforcement policy. The official, who is not …

A Day Of Liberation In The Golden State

For the third day in a row, marijuana is legally available for both purchase and consumption in California, for purely recreational purposes, to any adult age 21 or older. Also, for the third day in a row: the sky did not fall, the sun still rose in the east, and people are not rioting in the streets. Astonishingly, it turned …

You Can Now Buy Legal Recreational Marijuana In California

LOS ANGELES ― Adults who are at least 21 years old can legally purchase recreational marijuana from select retail shops in California beginning Monday, a milestone that instantly makes the state the world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace. Sales begin just after 6 a.m. local time at shops that obtained a temporary adult-use retail license from the Bureau of Cannabis Control, …

The 3 States Best Positioned to Legalize Marijuana in 2018

Election Day 2016 was a big day for marijuana. Voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada all supported successful legalization initiatives, doubling the number of states to have done so since 2012 and more than quadrupling the percentage of the national population that now lives in legal marijuana states. Marijuana momentum was high, national polling kept seeing support go up …

9 Ways Scientists Are Exploring the Body’s Relationship with Marijuana

In recent years, cannabis has been at the center of one of the most important developments in modern science, which has significantly advanced our understanding of health and disease. Research on marijuana’s effects led directly to the discovery of a major biochemical signaling system in the human body – the endocannabinoid system – which plays a pivotal role in regulating …

Bigfoot, Bullets and Bud: My Insane Humboldt County Weed Harvest

“All aboard,” Brady snickered, as he opened the rear door of a horse trailer hitched to a narcoleptic mid-‘90s Suzuki Samurai. The trailer’s windows were boarded over with stained scraps of plywood. I climbed right in, along with 16 others who had trekked to this remote mountain farm in Humboldt County, California, to trim marijuana. Brady slammed the door shut …

How to Kill a Cold or Flu Overnight

Feeling sick? How the hell did you get sick? The question of the day of. When you don’t feel right you know something’s up. It’s best to act fast under these conditions but if you catch it too late, depending on your immune system you can still kill it overnight. This is an herbal recipe that I use for patients …

Pot For Pets, Demand Testing!

There is anecdotal evidence that marijuana can be used medicinally to help pets with anxiety. But the federal government is standing in the way of folks who’d like to research how pot could be used safely and effectively for pets. It’s horrible watching your pet suffer from anxiety. I have a dog who panics and shakes whenever he hears a …

New Gallup Poll Finds Record Support for Making Marijuana Legal in U.S. – 64%

WASHINGTON — A new Gallup poll released Wednesday shows support for making marijuana legal in the U.S. has reached a record level of 64%, up from 60% last year and 50% in 2011. This year’s national survey shows the greatest approval for ending marijuana prohibition in the history of the study, and the first time that a majority of those who identify as Republicans …