Cannabis Corner

The making of the President — pot edition

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Could marijuana legalization have an impact on the outcome of the presidential election? Yes, and in more ways than one. The most obvious way pot...

Reading the entrails: The latest marijuana polls

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The latest marijuana legalization polls are out, and they contain bad news and good news. First, the bad news. Recent polls in both Massachusetts and Arizona...

Where the stoners are (and aren’t) in the USA

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Ever wonder what parts of the country are home to the highest percentage of stoners, and which parts have the lowest percentage? And ever...

The awesome potency of today’s pot

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According to a story in the Orange County Register, today’s marijuana “is typically four times stronger than the marijuana of just a couple of...

Even paranoids have real enemies

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This week’s scary marijuana headline comes to us compliments of the Medscape.com website. It reads: “Marijuana Tied to Persistent Subclinical Psychotic Symptoms in Teens.” According...

Treating marijuana producers like dirt

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On Nov. 6, 2012 the people of Colorado decisively voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Amendment 64 passed with 55.3 percent of the vote. In Boulder...

Legalization 2016 — the order of battle

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Barring last minute legal thunderbolts, the stage is set for this year’s marijuana legalization initiatives. Five states — California, Nevada, Arizona, Massachusetts and Maine —...

Reefer Madness 2016 — ‘Los Angeles Times’ edition

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The Los Angeles Times published an article last week that was a latter day incarnation of 1930s-style reefer madness. The headline was “Marijuana: A potent...

Marijuana legalization: Good news in the latest polls

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The latest polls on marijuana legalization are in, and they contain a lot of good news. In California, two polls show Proposition 64 passing, one...

Fentanyl maker fights pot legalization

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For decades, the nation’s drug warriors have argued that marijuana should be illegal because its use results in users eventually turning to more dangerous...

Pot legalization: Good news from California

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Another marijuana legalization poll is out, and this one is very good news indeed. On Sept. 26, California’s highly respected Field Research Corporation, which has...

The war to end the war on pot: Latest dispatches

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Here are some of the latest dispatches in the war to end the war on marijuana. The news from the eastern front is encouraging. New...