• October 28, 2020

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Trump Biden and Welker NBC Presidential Debate 2020 Election. Photo via C-SPAN

America Needs a True Debate About Drugs and Racism Already

Election 2020 has been a lot of things, but ‘substantive’ is surely not one of them. That’s why my hat’s

President Trump introduces Amy Coney Barrett in the Rose Garden

Senate Republicans Move Amy Coney Barrett Closer to the Supreme Court

Purdue Pharma Sackler Family. Photo by Lizzy Oakley Photography

Did the Sackler Family Just Beat America?

Little Big Town performs inside an empty Exit/In in Nashville on day three of NIVA's Save Our Stages Fest

Bands Take Virtual Stage to Save Venues from Politicians

Social distancing while signing up support. Image via Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana

After 2020 Legal Defeat, Nebraska Marijuana Activists Launch 2022 Battle Early

After suffering a stunning, last-minute legal defeat this September, medical marijuana activists in Nebraska are already fighting to get cannabis

NYPD by Joi, via CC

A NYC Public Defender Asks: When will Politicians address Mental Health?

Drugs are literally on the ballot in Oregon this November. Original photo by Lizzy Oakley

It’s Not just Marijuana: The New Push to Decriminalize all Drugs

Congress asked DEA to change farm bill hemp

Lawmakers Call on DEA to Reconsider Hemp Interim Rule

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Drugs are literally on the ballot in Oregon this November. Original photo by Lizzy Oakley

It’s Not just Marijuana: The New Push to Decriminalize all Drugs

PORTLAND, ORE. – When marijuana started getting legalized in piecemeal fashion across various states half a decade ago, opponents painted

Congress asked DEA to change farm bill hemp

Lawmakers Call on DEA to Reconsider Hemp Interim Rule

CBD Research impacts blood flow to brain

Research Shows CBD Increases Blood Flow to Memory Regions of Brain

Initial studies show promise for giving pets CBD. Photo by Lizzy Oakley Photography

Is CBD A Safe Treatment for Dogs?

Congress asked DEA to change farm bill hemp

Lawmakers Call on DEA to Reconsider Hemp Interim Rule

Congress is pushing back on a recent Drug Enforcement Agency interim rule on hemp. A bipartisan group of 9 House

CBD Research impacts blood flow to brain

Research Shows CBD Increases Blood Flow to Memory Regions of Brain

Initial studies show promise for giving pets CBD. Photo by Lizzy Oakley Photography

Is CBD A Safe Treatment for Dogs?

A meeting of the European Commission from early 2020. Photo via the European Commission

CBD’s Future in Europe Rests on Upcoming Decisions

Politics

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., talks with the media at the House Democrats' 2019 Issues Conference at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Va. (Photo By Tom Williams/ Copyright 2019 CQ-Roll Call, Inc.)

AOC says Big Banks Got to Republicans on Marijuana, which

Last year Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrived on Capitol Hill as a head-turning progressive phenom after slaying a Democratic giant in Queens. Her larger-than-life public image has rankled many older Democratic colleagues in her first two years in office (even though she’s actually a friendly, normal, if wonky, 31-year-old puppy momma). They wanted her to wait […]

Trump at Capitol Bill Clark

On Marijuana, Trump’s Blowing Smoke

While Barack Obama admitted snorting cocaine, Donald Trump is the first president since George H.W. Bush who has not admitted to smoking marijuana; though in 2020, hardly anybody admits to smoking marijuana. Smoking pot no longer pangs guilt, because it’s now treated the same as buying Tylenol in the majority of states. Even Trump, a […]

Social distancing while signing up support. Image via Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana

After 2020 Legal Defeat, Nebraska Marijuana Activists Launch 2022 Battle

After suffering a stunning, last-minute legal defeat this September, medical marijuana activists in Nebraska are already fighting to get cannabis on the state’s ballot in the 2022 midterms.   As coronavirus hit the US this spring, members of Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana were forced to finish their signature drive in the midst of the global pandemic. […]

President Trump introduces Amy Coney Barrett in the Rose Garden

Senate Republicans Move Amy Coney Barrett Closer to the Supreme

Over Democrat’s objections, which included boycotting a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Republicans moved Amy Coney Barrett one step closer to a lifetime appointment on the  Supreme Court.  On a 12-0 vote, the committee approved Coney Barrett, who will next face a vote from the full Senate. It marks another key milestone in Senate Majority Leader […]

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