Holy Smoke: The Cannabis-Growing Nuns of California

May 06, 2016

California nuns who grow medicinal cannabis are fighting to keep the project alive. “Sisters of the Valley,” Kate and Darcy, have been cultivating medicinal cannabis for patients who aren’t able to obtain it. Due to legislative bans in the California’s Central Valley, a potentially...

Why Are Politicians Still Referring to Marijuana as a Gateway Drug?

April 20, 2015

Marijuana can help drug users prevent, control and even stop hard drug use. With US states legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians, including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, are still calling marijuana a gateway drug. The gateway theory...

Cannabis Legalization Promotes Public Health and Safety

March 16, 2015

The question is not whether we should legally regulate cannabis, but how and when. The issue of cannabis legalization has moved decisively from the margins to the mainstream of political debate. Over recent years, Uruguay and four US states, as well as Washington DC, have decided to legalize...