Buying legal cannabis and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) was a long-time dream of many cannabis enthusiasts and medical patients, and now it’s a reality. But as with many dreams in life, we tend to envision them through a pair of rose-tainted glasses that magnify their best features while blurring the flaws. While legalization has been predominantly a major...
Ben AdlinMarch 4, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a primary night election rally in Essex Junction, Vt., Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Sen. Bernie Sanders has long been an advocate of cannabis legalization. He and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are the only two remaining candidates in the 2020 presidential campaign who vocally support federal legalization....
Meg HartleyMarch 4, 2020 (kichigin19/AdobeStock) There’s a fast-expanding movement that aims to help people with PTSD, mood disorders, substance-use disorders, chronic pain, cluster headache, psychological distress associated with life-threatening illness, and more.  The movement to decriminalize entheogenic plants—psychedelics—is young, but has already succeeded in three cities, with many more in the works. The force behind this tide is an organization called Decriminalize...
Bruce BarcottMarch 3, 2020 It was all Biden in early results, but Sanders came back to claim a flurry of delegates in California. With a clean sweep of the American South, former Vice President Joe Biden cruised into the lead for the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday night, eclipsing the former frontrunner, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in the total delegate tally. Biden...
The Associated PressMarch 3, 2020 (pabrady63/AdobeStock) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio got underway in the state Monday. Backers of a measure called the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Amendment submitted the initial petition and 1,000 signatures to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for review. A long process awaits the proposal, which backers want on the...
Leafly StaffMarch 2, 2020 Masks are for patients and healthcare workers. If you're not sick, wash your hands. And don't pass that joint around. (Belkin & Co/AdobeStock) The global concern over the coronavirus known as COVID-19 has many people taking precautions against contracting the virus. Here’s what we know about cannabis and this novel coronavirus. How cannabis users can stay healthy around...
dible forms of cannabis, including food products, lozenges, and capsules, can produce effective, long-lasting, and safe effects.  These forms of cannabis are also most likely to produce unwanted effects and overconsumption symptoms, which can be very unpleasant. The difference is, of course, the dose. Here, you’ll find a chart that describes typical effects felt at different ingested doses. However, there...