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Cannabis, not marijuana

Let’s stop saying “marijuana”. It’s “cannabis”. For 2018, one of our New Year’s resolutions should be to rid ourselves of the term marijuana. Let’s acknowledge its racism-steeped past, recognize its rich medicinal history, and take an important step towards full legalization. But first, why we use the term “marijuana” in the first place… 1930’s… It was […]

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The most important player in the US’s war against marijuana

The Trump administration has been outspoken about its antipathy towards cannabis. Surrogates have made appearances on news programs claiming that cannabis, even for medicinal purposes, carries great risk. They claim that it’s a gateway drug, that it carries substantial health risks, even from acute use, and any medicinal benefits are largely unfounded. These accusations are […]