Higher Ground: Call Me Cannabis

By Michael Stusser WASHINGTON: Before I launch into this analogy, I would like to say that I understand how many will find it inappropriate, and that I came up with the notion while stoned out of my mind. I’m starting to think about cannabis as having a similar journey and backstory to Olympic gold medalist and transgender Read the full article…

The Future Of Hemp In Colorado

COLORADO: Jason Lauve is the founder of Hemp Cleans, he’s been a long time hemp activist in Colorado. We spoke to him last Summer after a shipment of hemp seeds that he was legally importing from Canada were detained by border officials. Those seeds never made it to Colorado. Lauve says that accessing seeds is just one Read the full article…

Marijuana Is New (Legal) Cash Crop in Connecticut

CONNECTICUT:  Across Connecticut, growers are cultivating marijuana for medical use in buildings with the exacting standards of pharmaceutical factories. Employees reporting for work at some plants will be required to change into scrubs. Then, they will pass through a room that will emit blasts of air to remove contaminants brought in from the outside. Computers Read the full article…

Colorado House Backs Down, OKs Hemp-Farmers’ Access To Financial Co-Op System

COLORADO: Backing down from a five-hour fight over whether industrial hemp farmers should be able to access a new credit union-like arrangement for marijuana businesses, the state House narrowly passed a bill that would create the first cooperative of its kind. Acquiescing to Senate insistence that hemp farmers be allowed to join the cooperatives, representatives voted Read the full article…

Eight Year Old Battling Cancer Finds Help Through Medical Marijuana

OREGON:  Just after her 7th birthday, Mykayla Comstock was diagnosed with intermediate risk T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia; a rare and aggressive blood and bone cancer. “I thought it was just a typical child illness, such as pneumonia,” says Erin Purchase, Mykayla’s mother.  “It was an extended cough with fevers.  I never dreamed it could be cancer.  I Read the full article…

For First Time, Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: For marijuana advocates, the last 12 months have been a period of unprecedented success as Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana. And now for the first time, a clear majority of Americans (58%) say the drug should be legalized. This is in sharp contrast to the Read the full article…