Tag: United States


Scheduled For Release: Richard DeLisi’s Fight For Freedom


CANNABIS CULTURE – For the first time since 1988, Richard DeLisi, the longest serving nonviolent prisoner in the United States, may be able to spend Christmas with his family. DeLisi could be out as early as December 4th of this year, thanks to the efforts Last Prisoner Project (LPP) and pro bono attorneys Juster, Elizabeth Buchanan, and Minardi who took up the case in June of this year. In the fall of 1989, DeLisi, now…


Cannabis Cultivators Suffer Devastation as Wildfires Rage in the West


CANNABIS CULTURE – Wildfires are still ravaging the western portion of the United States, where nearly 60 percent of the cannabis industry’s operations are located. This is potentially a crushing blow to smaller cannabis cultivators who don’t have the enormous financial backing of corporations like Cronos Group or GW Pharmaceuticals; but community and grit keep cultivators moving forward without an ounce of hesitation. “I don’t have any quit in me,” said Jon Erskine, owner of…


Colorado Governor Pardons Cannabis Convictions: What To Know


While the cannabis industry is currently thriving, there are still 40,000 people in the United States locked behind bars for minor cannabis-related crimes. It’s due to this inequity, that many A-list cannabis innovators, like Seth Rogen, and nonprofit organizations like The Last Prisoner Project (LPP), are using their platform to work towards restorative justice. In fact, Andrew DeAngelo, who founded LPP alongside his brother Steve, noted during Episode 40 of the Cannabis & Tech Talks…


More Seniors Turning to Cannabis and Backing Its Legalization


Seniors’ use of cannabis and their support for its legalization is on the upswing. According to nationwide polling data compiled by the Pew Research Center, nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of “Boomers” (those born in the United States between the years 1946 and 1964) now say that marijuana ought to be legal for adults. That percentage is up significantly from a decade ago, when fewer than one-in-three seniors endorsed its legalization. Some of this change in…


CCSF Raises Bar on Higher Learning by Offering Cannabis Studies Degree


In addition to smoking marijuana, college students can now major in it. City College of San Francisco announced on Thursday it is planning to offer a degree in cannabis studies, which it says is the first of its kind in the United States. “The degree is as an introduction to the complex biopsychosocial relationship of humans to cannabis in multiple cultural, institutional and interpersonal contexts,” CCSF officials said in announcing the cannabis studies associate of…


The Ultimate Guide to CBD and Seniors With Arthritis


In the United States, 23 percent of adults suffer from arthritis. Around the world, 350 million people have this condition. While most people who have arthritis are age 65 or older, there are still many young and middle-aged adults who also have this condition. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for arthritis. The best thing that scientists can currently do for the condition is alleviate the symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease.…