Marijuana Policy Project

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  • High Art: Marijuana Inspires Chicago Artist’s Vivid Triptych
    By Mark Taylor Jeff Zimmermann eats only once daily — at bedtime — and frequently logs 12-hour workdays. That Spartan aesthetic is emblematic of the Chicago artist’s fierce work ethic. “I’m always sketching, painting, planning or organizing my next project,” said Zimmermann, 48, an internationally renowned painter and public muralist whose massive wall paintings inspire [...]
  • After Legalization, Michigan Prosecutors End Marijuana Cases
    MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor’s office in western Michigan is dropping some pending marijuana cases after voters in the state approved recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and older. A statement from the office of Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson says he’ll also consider expunging any past marijuana convictions that otherwise would have [...]
  • Mormon Church May Face Lawsuit Over Anti-Marijuana Campaign
    One week after Utah voters approved a medical marijuana ballot initiative, a lawyer representing patients and advocates has formally notified the Mormon church to preserve records ahead of a potential lawsuit concerning its alleged attempts to undermine the measure. It’s no secret that the church opposed the medical cannabis initiative Nov. 6, 2018, which ultimately [...]
  • Make Canna-Infused Turmeric Ginger-Spiced Nuts for Holidays
    Your house will smell amazing when these cannabis-infused nuts and spices are in the oven, sending notes of delicious goodness through the air. This combination of nuts and spices combines the heart-healthy fats from the nuts and the wondrous health properties of the turmeric and ginger. Feel free to vary the spices to suit your [...]
  • DEA Scolded For Lax Marijuana Eradication Program Monitoring
    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) got a slap on the wrist from a federal watchdog agency over its management of a multi-million-dollar marijuana eradication program. In a report released on Nov. 14, 2018, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the DEA had failed to adequately collect documentation from state and local law enforcement partners [...]
  • Adult-Use Sales in 2 Massachusetts Shops to Begin on Nov. 20
    By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Two marijuana stores in Massachusetts were given the green light Nov. 16, 2018, to begin selling to recreational customers in week, making them the first commercial dispensaries in the eastern United States. Both stores — New England Treatment Access in Northampton and Cultivate Holdings in Leicester [...]
  • How Cannabinoids Work: Part II – Paths Through the Body
    Though medical cannabis research is expanding daily, for patients and their health-care professionals, it’s challenging to understand the interaction between many variables at play to determine dosages, the type of cannabis, and importantly, the delivery system. Even if you know exactly how much of an active ingredient such as THC you’re getting, how you take [...]
  • Concentrate Review: Savor the Power of Critical Concentrates’ Private Reserve OG
    Critical Concentrates’ Private Reserve OG is a muscular extract with relaxing effects. Despite its power, there’s a sublime gracefulness to its earthy savor. In addition to its succulent, melt-in-your-mouth flavor, this budder-like extract integrates a complex array of compounds for our therapeutic benefit. Critical Concentrates is based in California and was anointed the winner at [...]
  • Blunt Truths, Chapter 5 – Harry Anslinger, Part II: Marijuana on the Radar
    The story so far: Racism lies at the heart of all marijuana prohibition. The man most responsible for making marijuana illegal, former prohibition cop Harry Anslinger, assumed office as America’s first commissioner of narcotics in 1930. At the time, he oversaw a patchwork of state-by-state regulations, a small staff, a minimal budget and equally minimal [...]
  • Here’s Where Next House Speaker Stands On Marijuana Policy
    The Nov. 6, 2018, elections are over, but Democrats in the House have already found themselves locked in another contentious race that could ultimately have big implications for marijuana legislation in the 116th Congress. Will Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California reclaim her seat as speaker of the House? Or will a coalition of frustrated lawmakers [...]