Big Pharma vs. Cannabis – a war of life and death
Although cannabis legalization is trudging forward, it has been an uphill battle from the beginning and the climb is getting tougher as we go. Despite the fact that the majority of American’s believe that cannabis should be legalized, some industries, like the pharmaceutical industry, are starting to see legal cannabis as a threat and continue to campaign against advancing the legal cannabis market. In fact, the pharmaceutical industry contributed over $25 million to politicians during the 2016 campaign alone. Why is big pharma so ..
In the general American population, few are more admired and respected than our soldiers. There are nearly 1.5 million men and women on active duty in the US, another 800,000 in reserves; and each and every day, their lives lie in the hands of politicians and the terrorists that plague our world. The rigors of military life take their toll, not only in terms of physical injury resulting from the act of going into combat itself but also in the price of mental illness, which claims the livelihood and lives of many soldiers even decades after the war is over. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)..
At a time when most of the legal cannabis industry is bracing for impact under the current administration, Denver officials and the State of Colorado are pushing the envelope forward with the implementation of Initiative 300 for social cannabis consumption. Denver voters passed the initiative in November last year, which will make Denver the first city in the United States to offer the “Amsterdam-esque” options for cannabis consumers. The state quickly backed up the initiative by introducing Bill 17-184, which passed the Senate on March 9th of this year. As such, Colorado is clearly setting th..