Category Archive: Guest Articles

Washington Governor Signs Legislation Expanding Medical Cannabis Access

By Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director Governor Jay Inslee has signed legislation, Senate Bill 5131, expanding patients’ access to medical cannabis and instructing regulators to consider home cultivation by non-patients. The new law for the first time allows registered patients to legally purchase marijuana seeds, clones, and immature plants from licensed providers. Other provisions in …

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The Best Marijuana Beauty Products

By Amber Faust, WikiLeaf.com Time to consider a new definition for “wake and bake.” Wake up to marijuana beauty products designed to help you look and feel your very best. With it’s anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing properties, it’s no wonder people are jumping on the canna beauty product bandwagon! Here are a few of the best …

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Sex: Let’s Toke About It

By Amber Faust, WikiLeaf.com Marijuana has been used as an aphrodisiac for thousands of years. Ancient texts outline ways to utilize cannabis to enhance the sexual experience. It has been a part of some ancient Tantric sex rituals and even used in Ayurvedic and Unani Tibbi medicine to increase libido and cure impotence. Unfortunately, modern …

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Racial Disparity In Marijuana Arrest Rates Increasing, Finds New Study

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director African Americans in Virginia are arrested for marijuana possession at more than three times the rates of whites, and this disparity is rising. This is according to an analysis of statewide arrest data by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Capital News Service. Researchers reviewed 160,000 state and local arrest records from …

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10 Surprising Celebrity Marijuana Investors

By Dianna Benjamin, WikiLeaf.com Investors in cannabis understand the danger for the dollar.  Though 29 states and Washington D.C. have legalized cannabis, the plant’s future is ambiguous.  Cannabis is federally illegal, which means that at any time and regardless of state law, the feds could legitimately shut the entire operation down. While risky, the burgeoning cannabis …

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Indoor Marijuana Growing Systems

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMariuana.com Indoor marijuana growing: There’s more than one way to go about it. Here’s a look at some of the options. Once you have decided to grow your own marijuana, one of the first decisions to make is whether you to grow indoors or outdoors. Preparing to grow indoors has its own …

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Study: CBD-Rich Marijuana Reduces Seizure Frequency

By NORML The administration of whole-plant cannabis extracts rich in the cannabinoid cannabidol (CBD) is associated with reduced seizure frequency in patients with refractory epilepsy, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior. Researchers performed a retrospective chart review of the clinical records of 272 patients who were taking …

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Marijuana Stock Index Grew 236% in 2016

By Dispensaries.com (this article first appeared on Entrepreneur.com and was republished with special permission) Putting money into the burgeoning marijuana industry has become a hot topic among stock investors. The internet abounds with articles and a rapidly increasing number of advertisements ready to advise people on what marijuana stocks to invest in and how to …

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Vertical Farming, the New Trend in Marijuana Cultivation

By Alice, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com With its ability to increase yields in limited spaces, vertical farming has become the newest trend in marijuana growing. With many states across the United States moving to legalize the use of marijuana in some form, new entrepreneurs and investors in the marijuana industry are searching for ways to increase yields in …

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So We Have Attorney General Jeff Sessions – What’s Next For Marijuana?

By Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director Jeff Sessions is officially Attorney General of the United States. What now? Despite historic opposition, members of the United States Senate voted 52 to 47 last week to approve the nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for US Attorney General. NORML thanks the tens of thousands of you who responded …

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