Yesterday’s News – January 21, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     Yay! What better way to start the day than with more Economist infographics on cannabis statistics? This particular link features several different maps with information on legality, price, public opinion, and sales. These colorful data are becoming my new favorite things: economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/01/daily-chart-11     If you’re a […]

Yesterday’s News – January 20, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet   The case of Adam Koessler, the Australian father arrested for giving his dying daughter hash oil, is gaining attention in both his homeland and throughout the world. A petition calling for Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Justice Minister Jarrod Bleijie to intervene in the proceedings has already gathered […]

Yesterday’s News – January 19, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     On a day traditionally reserved to honor one of our country’s most important civil rights leaders, we must remember Dr. King’s legacy and reflect both on how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go. Thank you, freedom fighters, of the past, present, and […]

Yesterday’s News – January 16, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     For all those visual learners out there, The Economist has a nifty, colorful infographic that explains the “disunited state of cannabis” in the U.S. and estimates that full legalization is five to ten years away: economist.com/news/business/21639574-american-marijuana-industry-maturing-high-times     Though it was one of the first to legalize […]

Eat the Roach: Women Grow Better Together

  As women in the cannabis industry, we’ve got an uphill climb and it’s steep. We must walk a fine line, hit just the right note: presenting the new face of cannabis in order to move the industry forward while scrambling to maintain credibility in the boys’ club that has historically been this culture. Images […]

Yesterday’s News — January 13, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     The landscape of North America’s illegal drug trade has shifted significantly in recent years, likely due to progressive cannabis policies enacted in the U.S. The Washington Post, citing border patrol statistics, reports that cannabis seizures are down 37 percent since 2011, while the seizure rates of heroin […]

Yesterday’s News – January 6, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     There’s still no clear plan in Washington to rectify the legal debacle around medical cannabis in the age of I-502, but Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Mayor Ed Murray both issued memos on the topic in the past two days. Holmes presents a cogent argument for […]

Yesterday’s News — January 5, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet   While it’s the first day back from vacation for some of us, others have been working through the holidays. Like Michigan Governor Rick Synder who, on the day after Christmas, signed off on a bill requiring welfare recipients “suspected” of drug use to undergo screenings or forfeit their […]

Yesterday’s News – December 22, 2014

because nobody’s ready for today yet     The Denver Post Editorial Board offers a compelling response to the lawsuit filed against Colorado and its cannabis regulations by Nebraska and Oklahoma, echoing Colorado AG’s assertion that the legal action is “without merit.” The Post urges the Supreme Court to refuse to take up the case, […]

Yesterday’s News – December 18, 2014

because nobody’s ready for today yet     Colorado’s Board of Health announced the recipients of nearly $8 million in grant money for medical marijuana studies. This marks the first time that government funded scientific research will focus on the benefits of cannabis, instead of looking for the potential for harm. Eight grants were awarded […]