Cannabis, marijuana, pot, reefer, wacky tobacky: it's on the peoples' minds so it's on politicians' minds too. Economic liberals and civil rights conservatives all want it legalized, but up to now both groups have been represented by a tiny minority in Congress. Find out how that's changing.
US Customs and Border Protection threatens to ban-for-life Canadians from entering USA if they work for or invest in Canadian cannabis; Department of Health secretary defies Medical Cannabis Advisory Board on opioid dependence as conditions to qualify for medical cannabis card; Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign finance filings show a number of contributions from state medical cannabis companies.
Gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham supports legalization; US District Judge rules states' medical cannabis laws do not protect patients from employers with a no-drug policy; Alabama says it will crack down on CBD.
FDA says it doesn't need a "negative monograph" for cannabis; Republican Party of Texas puts cannabis decriminalization into platform; Chuck Schumer introduces bill in US Senate to decriminalize cannabis and give control to states; Senate Appropriations Committee criticizes Jeff Sessions for blocking research.
Joshua Lee wonders about cause and effect in the deconstructed mind, notes Vanilla Kush's suitability for treating pain or tension-caused insomnia, and finds Trap Star relaxing but not as sleep-inducing.