National Academy of Sciences Makes Funding Push That Threatens Legal Cannabis

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What initially might appear to be a rational call by scientists to further study the medical benefits of cannabis could actually be a disaster for legalization/decriminalization and a boon for scientists.   While most cannabis advocates might automatically respond positively to this news, especially due to the way it is being reported elsewhere, there are some […]

From Policy Maker to Corporate Profits: Colorado’s Regulation Leaders Go Private

Some of Colorado’s most powerful cannabis regulators are leaving to start a private consulting firm, which brings up some big ethical questions.   Let’s say that I was in charge of laws regarding cotton candy. For years I helped decide the allowable types of cotton candy, it’s production, sales and consumption – as well as […]

Examining the Questionable Claim That Marijuana Weakens Heart

St. Lukes University Hospital Network recently presented findings of a recent study at the American Heart Association’s annual science conference in New Orleans which suggests that marijuana use may increase risk of adverse cardiovascular phenomena – stress cardiomyopathy. Before we examine the claim that marijuana weakens heart muscles and leads to health problems, lets take […]