Weed Legalization Is Not Linked to Traffic-Related Pedestrian Fatalities, Study Says

Image via A new study has reported that legalizing cannabis, whether for medicinal or recreational use, is not associated with an increase in traffic-related pedestrian fatalities. The study also determined that overall collision incidents actually decreased in two states that had ended pot prohibition.  The study, conducted by University of Minnesota researchers and published in...

Hong Kong Just Opened Its First CBD Café Despite Country’s Notoriously Harsh Weed Laws

Image via Hong Kong has just welcomed its very first CBD café, marking a notable change in the country's long standing intolerance of all forms of cannabis. “Found,” located in the Sheung Wan area of Hong Kong, is both a café and a CBD shop. Customers are able to enjoy CBD-infused coffee or beer in...

The Feds Are Funding a Study to See If Milk From Hemp-Eating Cows Will Get You High

The study seeks to determine the effects of feeding hemp to cattle, with a specific focus on determining if it might result in human food products that contain dangerous or intoxicating concentrations of cannabinoids. In other words, scientists are looking to see if eating a hemp-fed hamburger might get you high. The USDA touted...

The World’s First Clinical Trials Looking at Benefits of LSD+MDMA Are About to Begin

Candyflipping, or simultaneously consuming LSD and MDMA, has been a thing since the hazy club days of the early 1980s, but the combination of these two drugs has never been studied in a clinical setting. Until now, that is. Researchers from New York City-based psychedelic drug development startup Mind Medicine, Inc. have just launched...

Weed Arrests in Texas Dropped 30% Last Year Thanks to Legalizing Hemp

Arrests for cannabis possession in Texas declined nearly 30 percent between 2018 and 2019, according to a newly released state report. Last year, Texas legalized hemp, and many observers believe that this positive reduction in pot busts is a direct result of that decision. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported that in...

Rolling Papers and Blunt Wraps Often Contain High Levels of Lead or Pesticides

In every state and country where cannabis is legal, there are a whole raft of regulations to ensure that each and every weed product is free from toxic pesticides, heavy metals, molds, and other contaminants. But what about common pot paraphernalia? This summer, California cannabis testing facility SC Labs launched an investigation into the...

Nebraska Supreme Court Just Killed November’s Medical Marijuana Initiative

Image via Nebraska’s Supreme Court just ruled that a previously approved measure to legalize medical marijuana is “unconstitutional” and therefore cannot appear on the state’s election ballot in November. This is, of course, anti-democratic and infuriating, but let’s take a look at how this happened.  First off, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is an idiot. Just...

3 GOP Lawmakers Say They’ll Vote to Federally Legalize Weed at the End of This Month

Image via A major cannabis reform bill appearing before the House of Representatives this month is gathering bipartisan support.  This week, Representative Don Young (R-AK), co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, told Alaska Public Media that he was planning to vote in favor of the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act. This bill, which...

European Island Nation of Malta Is Experiencing a Massive Weed Drought Due to Pandemic

Image via If you’re looking to score weed in Malta, look elsewhere. The Mediterranean archipelago, which counts 40,000 pot-users among its population, is reported to have completely exhausted its domestic cannabis supply.  Trade limitations dictated by the coronavirus pandemic, coupled with Malta’s arch laws about production and distribution, have decimated the nation’s channels to obtain...

Congress Will Vote on Historic Cannabis Legalization Bill at the End of This Month

On September 21, the US House of Representatives will debate the most comprehensive cannabis reform bill to ever come up for a vote in a full chamber of Congress. The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act was introduced last year by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and 78 Congressional co-sponsors have signed on since...
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