Cannabis Legalization Exposes Inequality but Struggles to Address It

With public demand for cannabis legalization at an all-time high, and only on the rise, it is crucial that we recognize that those rights are for all Americans, regardless of race. And until the law sees it that way too, we’ve all got work to do.  

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Will the Future of Cannabis See Any Need for Weed?

One of the fundamental barriers to true, nationwide legalization here is, and has always been, the fact that you can grow it in your backyard and cut Uncle Sam out of the middle. But, ten years from now, will that be the only place to get an actual bag of weed?

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MedMen Inc. Continues to Flex on the Cannabis Industry

What a whirlwind week it was for MedMen who announced a series of moves that will increase their business canopy to 12 states, 66 retail outlets & 13 totally legal large-scale grow ops... Their next move is anyone's guess...

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FACTS vs. FICTION: Does Cannabis Cure Breast Cancer?

We have to be very careful as advocates of the cannabis plant to not oversell, or overpromise, its medicinal benefits. Cancer takes many different forms and affects people in different ways - as does cannabis. But there is some compelling data, backed by thousands of pieces of anecdotal evidence, that suggests that while cannabis might not always cure cancer, it is always worth a shot.

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Failed Promises from High Times Threaten October Cannabis Cup

While begging for their permit back in May, High Times pledged to donate $100,000 to the Build Black Coalition, and an additional $40,000 to provide high tech career training to local youths. By mid-August they still had not paid. When confronted by leaders of the activist groups, the company vowed to square up in 10 days. Here we are in October and they still have not met that obligation, claiming that the money to do so is “tied up” in their IPO launch. Strange, considering they just rolled up over $11,000,000 out of thin air to squash Dope Mag…

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The Cannabis Trail Blazer Series: An Inside Look at the Hope Dealers at Freedom Grow

The Beard Bros. Pharms “Cannabis Trailblazer Series” is a multipart installment that will highlight some of the heroes that have laid the foundation for the cannabis movement as we now know it. This initial report gives an inside look at one of our favorite organizations - Freedom Grow

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Cali's 2018 Legislative Sesh Ends with 27 Cannabis Bills Decided On

Fueled by the tireless work over at CANORML, here is our quick recap of all marijuana related legislation that made it to the governor and how it all fared against his weed-hating veto pen.

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Why Medical Marijuana Patients Should Consider Cannabis Suppositories

Many experts agree that it is very possible to increase the delivery rate by which THC enters one’s system, and the most effective way so far has been through the use of cannabis suppositories which can deliver 80% of the cannabis plant’s medicinal value to a patient in need. That’s right – in many cases, ingesting cannabis by mouth is far less effective than approaching the situation from a different angle.

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Are Epidiolex Patients Suffering Potentially Deadly Increases in Seizures?

More information has been released about the treatment and what its advertised side effects are. It’s pretty frightening, and once added to the growing amount of patient feedback from clinical trials, it starts to become clear why the DEA is dragging its feet on their ruling for Epidiolex.

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California Gov Jerry Brown Shows His True Colors on Cannabis

Asked about climate change, and what we can do about it, Gov. Brown reached deep into his odd hatred for pot and blurted out, “We either do nothing and smoke marijuana because it’s legalized, or we put our shoulder to the plow and do everything we can.” Ok, listen up Moonbeam. We have actual people with their actual shoulders to actual plows trying to form a lucrative, fair, and eternally sustainable industry out of an actually miraculous plant that grows like a weed.

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GOP Rep Suggests Random Drug Testing of Fellow Lawmakers

Drug testing reasoning, methods, and technology – particularly when it comes to cannabis use – are archaic and severely flawed. This isn’t about Congress - they are the distraction. nRestricting government cheese, or earned unemployment benefits from someone in need because they took a toke three weeks prior is beyond inhumane and it is high time that we the people stopped supporting or encouraging it at any level.

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Big Weed Gets Big Win in the Big Apple

As recently as last year, Gov. Cuomo was on record still referring to cannabis as a “gateway drug” and Nixon’s camp contends that his sudden shift on policy is due to their incessant pressure from his political left flank on the issue. But, in reality, pressure from opponents, voters, or even one’s own morals rarely steer an entire campaign. No… money does.

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Given 2nd Chance, Republicans Abandon Vets Once Again on Cannabis

We first reported on this story in June, when the Republicans originally blocked the VA funding vote based on the pro-MMJ stance laid out by the proposed bill. Since then, a dual-chamber panel was tasked with finding a way to merge the House and Senate bills into one final piece of legislation for the president to sign. That final legislation was released yesterday…

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Heavy Cannabis Users Who Drink are Much Less Likely to Suffer Liver Diseases

This study is a big deal. Not only does it show a distinct correlation between “heavy” cannabis use and lower risk of alcohol-related disease, it takes it a step further. The data showed that even though the average cannabis user has a worse diet than a non-user – munchies etc. - cannabis users are less likely to be obese. This isn’t just a vanity thing either, it highlights a link between weed use and the potential for lower fasting-insulin levels, which could also protect the liver from non-alcoholic and dietary liver diseases.

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The Long & Hazy History of the Boston Freedom Rally

Massachusetts knows a thing or two about tradition and on the third weekend each September for the past 28 years Boston has been home to one of the coolest traditions in the cannabis culture, the Boston Freedom Rally. Join Beard Bros. Pharms Sept. 14-16 to celebrate cannabis culture and help to push the movement forward!

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Is Trump's So-Called Support for Cannabis Just a Playground Poke at Jeff Sessions?

At this point, it’s hard to know what to believe other than the only thing keeping the long reach of the federal government out of your stash is a pissy feud between two grumpy, perpetually confused, and obstinate old men. How comforting…

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The Number of U.S. Adults who Used Cannabis in the Past Year: 1 in 7 and Getting Higher

Of the nearly 17,000 adults surveyed, 14.6% (or roughly 1 in 7) fessed up to having used marijuana at some point in 2017. When the stats focus solely on respondents from states where recreational cannabis use has been legalized, that number jumps to 20%.

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