Category: Guest Articles

Alaska Credit Union Launches Program to Serve the Legal Marijuana Industry

By Lisa Bernard-Kuhn, Marijuana Business Daily An Alaska credit union has joined the growing ranks of state-chartered financial institutions to announce plans to serve the legal cannabis industry. Credit Union 1 – a 66-year-old, Anchorage-based business – announced Thursday it is kicking off a pilot program to provide financial services to the state’s approved marijuana-related businesses …

Continue reading

FDA-Approved Marijuana Medicine Now Available by Prescription

By Nick Lindsey, HighTimes.com The first FDA-approved, cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical drug is now for sale in the U.S. After clearing all regulatory requirements, GW Pharmaceuticals’ CBD-based drug Epidiolex is now available in all 50 states. Although the U.S. government is now allowing this drug to be sold, the federal government still classifies actual cannabis as a …

Continue reading

Researchers Finds Moss With Marijuana-Like Properties

By A.J. Herrington, High Times Researchers have discovered that a compound found in certain species of moss-like plants called liverworts has properties similar to THC from cannabis. Jürg Gertsch of the University of Bern in Switzerland and a team of researchers recently published their findings in the journal Scientific Advances. Some species in the liverwort genus Radula produce a substance known as perrottetinene, …

Continue reading

Election 2018: A Complete Guide to Cannabis on Next Month’s Ballot

By Bruce Barcott, Leafly.com Cannabis legalization goes before the voters in a number of states on Nov. 6. This year’s highlights: Michigan and North Dakota will decide statewide measures on the legalization of adult-use cannabis. Utah and Missouri will consider medical marijuana legalization initiatives. Other states will consider smaller reforms or advisory measures, including Ohio …

Continue reading

7 Reasons You Should Use Medical Cannabis Daily

By Barbara M. Medical cannabis, also known as medical marijuana is a medicine made from cannabis and cannabinoids which are provided by doctors for medical purposes such as pain relief and to subdue and control different disorders in the human body. It’s legitimacy is increasing as more countries legalise cannabis and marijuana for medical and …

Continue reading

Five Maine Men Indicted on Federal Firearms Charges for Saying They Don’t Use Marijuana

By Betty Adams, Portland Press Herald (republished with special permission) Five central Maine men were indicted earlier this month on federal firearms charges. Four have pleaded not guilty to the charges and are free on unsecured bail pending their next hearing in U.S. District Court in Bangor. The fifth, Donald “Donny” Henderson, 33, of Winthrop, …

Continue reading

A Look at Six States That Could Pass Marijuana Initiatives This Year

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org While marijuana reform efforts continue at an excruciatingly slow pace in state legislatures — Vermont became the first state to free the weed at the statehouse just last month — the initiative and referendum process continues to serve as a direct popular vote alternative to the crap shoot that is trying …

Continue reading

Ross Rebagliati: Olympics Should Allow Athletes to Use Cannabis

By Dina Ibrahim, ThePuffPuffPost.com Ross Rebagliati, the world’s first Olympic gold medalist for Men’s Snowboarding and a long-time cannabis activist, believes Olympic events should allow athletes access to cannabis if their countries of origin allow. “Athletes from countries that allow [one of the many psychoactive compounds in marijuana] THC like Canada, America, and other countries in the …

Continue reading

5 Differences Between THC and CBD

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com What are the differences between THC and CBD? Here’s a look. When you first start smoking weed, you hear the acronyms THC and CBD a lot. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two main active cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. There are over one hundre other cannbinoids such as THC-V, …

Continue reading

The Top 5 Best Smelling Marijuana Strains in Washington

By Will Hyde, Leafly.com Here’s a list of the top 5 best smelling marijuana strains in Washington State: #1 | Lemonder by Seattle’s Private Reserve Lemonder from Seattle’s Private Reserve is a 91-point strain that was awarded the Best Aroma in Washington State using Leafly’s Cannabis Rating System. While somewhat wispy in appearance, it was the only qualifying strain that scored …

Continue reading