The Cannabis News Headlines This Week
Mike Pence (Trumps VP Pick) is Bad News For Cannabis Reform
Today’s report that Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate is bad news for those of us hoping for cannabis policy reform during the next presidency. First of all, Pence hails from Indiana, where draconian drug laws still reign supreme. Possession of any amount of cannabis in the state still punishable by a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail.
The Stoned Age! Marijuana Used around 11,000 Years Ago in Europe and Asia
We’ve all heard of the Stone Age – but how about the Stoned Age? Scientists say cannabis was first used around 11,000 years ago, with prehistoric humans in Europe and Asia both starting to experiment with the drug. However, it took another 6,000 years for the first dope dealers to emerge
Commissioners move forward with cannabis zoning amendment
While medical marijuana, now being called medical cannabis, has been legalized in the state, Carroll County commissioners indicated Thursday that they have no intention of making it easy to distribute the product within county limits. “I want to make it as hard as possible [to sell medical cannabis] until someone gives me directive otherwise or suggests that it shouldn’t be hard,” Commissioner Stephen Wantz, R-District 1, said before the board voted Thursday in favor of sending a zoning text amendment related to the growing, processing, and distribution of cannabis to the Planning and Zoning Commission for final approval.
Puff Puff Pass & Paint, Inspires the Cannabis Community
A peek inside the first 420 friendly, all-inclusive art class. Salvador Dali, Allen Ginsberg, Jerry Garcia, Snoop Dogg… I’ve known, for quite some time, that cannabis elevates creativity. Consuming weed spurs divergent thinking in the frontal lobe of the brain. When I change my perception, inventive things begin to happen. That’s why, despite my normal hesitancy towards painting (I tend to be hyper critical of my brush strokes), I was truly excited to try Puff, Pass & Paint at Portland’s Prism House.
Patients Voices Must Be Heard In Cannabis Legalization Debate
A quick survey of recent headlines around the legalization discussion, even the federal task force’s press conference, reveals a conspicuous absence: medical cannabis and the patients who rely on it. The current debate and coverage focuses on legalization and regulation combining the interests of everyone from recreational users to growers to government. Without the interests of patients represented in this debate, we run the risk of establishing a future framework that is set up to fail and will require further modification.