Following the recent announcement by the Japanese government to form a committee to discuss measures to strengthen Japan’s cannabis laws, the Hokkaido Industrial Hemp Association would like to use this forum to present an urgent statement on this development.
March 9, 2021Kurt Hahn
New Jersey's recreational marijuana legislation has become law and the Virginia recreational marijuana bill makes it the first southern state to legalize.
March 2, 2021Lane Trachy
My mother was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer. Prior to her passing, a medical cannabis cancer treatment relieved much of her pain.
January 28, 2021Kurt Hahn
Recent Democrat congressional victories make it all the more likely that the House and Senate will ramp up cannabis legalization efforts in the near future.
January 24, 2021Lane Trachy
2020 has been one of the most eventful years in most American’s entire lives. Because of the chaos occurring on a daily basis, it can be easy for some important stories to fly under the radar. One such story that was frighteningly under-reported is that of Sean Worsley. Worsley, a ...
December 18, 2020Lane Trachy
On Friday, December 4th, 2020, the United States House of Representatives passed landmark legislation to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level. The bill, which was entitled The MORE (Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement) Act would, “remove marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances and expunge federal convictions for non-violent ...
December 11, 2020Rich
Two years ago Ryan Kohrig retired from the military. “It wasn’t easy.” He told me. His tone grew nostalgic and he began his story. Like a quarter of U.S veterans, Ryan suffers from PTSD. After two and half decades of military service and multiple combat deployments reintegrating into society was difficult ...
November 19, 2020Carly King
As more states vote to legalize marijuana, it is imperative that we as a country remain vigilant in trying to put an end to unjust criminal convictions for non-violent drug users in states where cannabis and other drugs are not legal. The Drug Policy Alliance or DPA, a highly-regarded organization ...
November 15, 2020Lane Trachy
Disneyworld has long been known to many as the “happiest place on earth.” For one 70-year old grandmother however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. When Hester Burkhalter went with her family on a long awaited trip to Disneyworld in 2019, she could not have imagined the trauma she ...
October 24, 2020Lane Trachy