Dr. Andrew Weil on Cannabis and Integrative Medicine

Dr. Andrew Weil is the founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His early publications (The Natural Mind and From Chocolate to Morphine) focused on exploring altered states of consciousness. He is the author of several bestselling books, including Spontaneous Healing (1995), Eating Well for Optimum … Read more

Memo to Congress: Fix the Farm Bill

Earlier this year, the Food & Drug Administration disclosed that it would not regulate non-pharmaceutical CBD products, thereby putting the onus on Congress to devise an appropriate regulatory framework for cannabidiol and other hemp-derived cannabinoids. Solicited by a formal Congressional Request for Information (RFI) on ideas for how to regulate hemp-derived CBD, public feedback included … Read more

Expert Gives Delta-8 THC Thumbs Down

Dr. Mark A. Scialdone, a recognized expert in the field of organic chemistry who specializes in natural product chemistry, is an inventor of 37 issued US patents and the author of 17 peer-reviewed articles in science publications. From 1994 to 2013, he was employed as a principal investigator at DuPont Central Research and Development. Dr. … Read more

Global Drug Policy and the Fight for Worldwide Cannabis Reform

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The global drug policy landscape has been shifting rapidly in recent years, with many countries around the world taking steps to reform their laws regarding cannabis. Cannabis is a psychoactive drug derived from the cannabis plant, which is known to have a variety of medicinal and recreational uses. It is also one of the most … Read more

Global Drug Policy and the Fight for Worldwide Cannabis Reform

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The fight for worldwide cannabis reform is an issue that has been gaining traction in recent years, and the use of data analytics and data science is becoming increasingly important in understanding and addressing this issue. Data analytics and data science are being used to analyze the effects of drug policies in different countries, and … Read more

Dumpster Fire: What Went Wrong with California Cannabis?

Cannabis is supposed to be relaxing and fun. What’s not to like about giggles, munchies, and a brief break from the mundane? Unfortunately, news from California’s Emerald Triangle is anything but upbeat these days. Report after report portends doom with headlines like “the world’s largest legal weed market is going up in smoke” (The Economist), “California … Read more

New Report From Marijuana Policy Project Examines Eight Years of Cannabis Tax Revenue

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) recently released a comprehensive report examining the impact of cannabis tax revenue over the past eight years. The report, which was conducted by MPP’s research team, found that states that have legalized cannabis have seen significant increases in tax revenue, with the total amount of taxes collected exceeding $10 billion … Read more

Downstream Effects: April 2023

This is first of an occasional column that updates developments pertaining to articles previously published by Project CBD. We start with some positive news from the Golden State. Then a follow-up on our investigative report about Curaleaf, the world’s biggest cannabis company. And freedom of expression takes a hit when it comes to cannabis advocacy … Read more

Why is Mexico’s President Criticizing the NBA’s New Cannabis Policy?

The National Basketball Association (NBA) recently announced its new cannabis policy, which allows players to consume cannabis without facing any penalties. However, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been critical of this policy, citing concerns about the potential negative effects of cannabis on the health of players. The NBA’s new policy is part of … Read more

Colorado Hospital to Review Policy After Allegedly Snatching Cannabis from Grieving Mother

Recently, a Colorado hospital has come under fire after allegedly snatching cannabis from a grieving mother who was using it to cope with the pain of her son’s death. This incident has caused the hospital to review its policy on medical marijuana use. Medical marijuana, also known as medical cannabis, is a form of treatment … Read more