Caught Off Guard: Can Medical Dispensary Workers Keep up with the Needs of the Medical Cannabis Community?

Those who run businesses in the ever-changing cannabis industry are being faced with a rapidly-growing market while at the same time trying to meet the increasing demands of those whose health may depend on cannabinoids…

Marijuana Schedule 1

Reeking of Hypocrisy: What the DEA’s Decision to Keep Marijuana Schedule 1 Really Means

Last week, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) decided to maintain marijuana’s status as a Schedule 1 Drug under the Controlled Substance Act. By definition, substances on Schedule 1 have been determined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as having “no medical use whatsoever” and are also deemed to have a “high potential for abuse.” At the same time, the DEA’s decision came with a relaxation of some of the rules regarding medical cannabis research

"From Hospice to Healthy, Thanks Marijuana - Happy 82nd Birthday Dad!"

“From Hospice to Healthy, Thanks Marijuana – Happy 82nd Birthday Dad!”

Today marks yet another milestone for my father Stan Rutner – sometimes referred to as “The Miracle Man”. The oncologists at Kaiser Permanente who treated him nearly 4 1/2 years ago, have given him this name as his remarkable remission from stage IV-lung cancer with metastases to the brain puzzles them to this day. Today, my…