Cannabis Corner

Cannabis and cancer study: Bad news or fake news?

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There have been a number of studies that indicate marijuana’s active ingredients may block cancer. So what are we to make of a new...

Marijuana legalization 2020: The state of play in the USA

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According to a piece on The Motley Fool website, up to 11 states could end up having marijuana legalization measures on their ballots this...

Mayor Bloomberg and dumb and dumber

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File under “dumb” and “dumber.” This item via Tom Angell at Marijuana Moment: On Feb. 1, Michael Bloomberg told a reporter for KUSA TV in...

Can marijuana help you lose weight?

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OK, full disclosure. The first time I smoked pot I went through the host’s party snacks, kitchen cabinets and refrigerator like a one-man locust swarm....

If you’re high, Clark’s the guy

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"Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” is so 1840. For 2020 try, “If you get high, Clark’s your guy.” Especially if you happen to live in Chicago. Last November,...

Evolution in action in the Middle East

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A week before Israelis went to the polls for the third time in less than a year — the previous two elections failed to produce...

Trump’s drug budget: More of the same

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The Trump administration’s drug budget is out — $35.7 billion worth of trying the same stuff over and over again and expecting different results. According...

Social separating with Alice B. Toklas

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The 420 festival has been cancelled, you’re social distancing until The Virus blows over or until the media quits hyperventilating, you’ve read Boccaccio’s The...

Marijuana in the time of the virus

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Do bogart that joint, my friend. Don’t pass it over to me for the next 14 days. Erik Altieri, director of the National Organization to...

Half of nation’s pot users stocked up for the shutdown

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File under: “There ain’t no flies on the nation’s stoners.” According to a survey done by a group called AmericanMarijuana.org, 49% of marijuana users purchased...

Drug cartel gives food packages to the poor

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The coronavirus pandemic has prompted Mexico’s Gulf Cartel to get in touch with its inner Robin Hood. According to the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting...

Celebrating 4/20 in the time of the virus

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You know that fantasy you always had about being snowed in for a month and having nothing to do but smoke ganja all the...