Weed Between the Lines

CBD for strawberries

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When Haley Inselberg came across research that showed CBD has antimicrobial effects against MRSA (an antibacterial-resistant “superbug”), the gears inside her head started turning....

Risky Business, Part 1: Banking in the marijuana industry

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For a bank, analyzing the risk of onboarding a cannabis business as a client is complicated. The legal marijuana industry is emerging and comes...

Could there be an agency more inept than the DEA?

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Do you remember Acapulco Gold? Panama Red? If you do, you can probably appreciate the latest twist in the war on cannabis. NPR reported recently that cannabis grown in the United States is being smuggled into Mexico and places beyond...

You can’t hide from the turning of the tide

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When Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that there were too many people in federal prison, outlined Justice Department plans to stop charging low-level and nonviolent drug offenders (ie. cannabis users) with crimes that carry mandatory minimums and ...

The captain of the ship

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Implementing legalization was like navigating an unknown sea. When Amendment 64 passed in 2012, Colorado voters essentially pushed their state government into uncharted waters...

Cannabis is legal. Where and when will we be able to...

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If Amendment 64 supporters needed a reminder that almost 45 percent of Coloradans voted against legalizing cannabis, the Colorado Springs City Council’s ban on retail stores came with a caveat: Mayor Steve Bach said that as long as he was in charge, he would veto any...

Promises half delivered

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Speaking at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast hosted by the National Action Network, President Joe Biden once again broached the subject of...

The 4/20 Special

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What does April 20 even mean and why is it associated with cannabis at all?

Wedding bells

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Weddings have a way of bringing me to a point of excruciatingly thorough reflection — thinking about the choices I’ve made and what they...

The dumbest thing you’ve ever read about marijuana arrests

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Be honest: Who’s had a wicked case of green tongue after a smoke sesh?  No one. Literally no one ever, because green tongue isn’t a...

Sessions seeks to undo medical marijuana protections

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In a letter to legislators made public this week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked Congress to get rid of laws that have helped...

Negative feedback system

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In the U.S., 28 million people will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetime, according to a Harvard study from 2020. Anorexia and...