Breaking Stereotypes

NORML: Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads To Decreased Arrests, No Increase In Youth Use

NORML: Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads To Decreased Arrests, No Increase In Youth Use

St. Louis, MO: State laws reducing minor marijuana possession offenses from criminal to civil violations (aka decriminalization) are associated with dramatic reductions in drug-related arrests, and are not linked to any uptick in youth cannabis use, according to data published by researchers affiliated with Washington University and the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Salon: 5 biggest myths about marijuana, debunked

Salon: 5 biggest myths about marijuana, debunked

Back in the 1930s, the arguments to criminalize cannabis were bizarre and openly racist. The anti-pot crusader Harry Anslinger made all sorts of over-the-top claims, such as, “Marihuana is a short cut to the insane asylum. Smoke marihuana cigarettes for a month and what was once your brain will be nothing but a storehouse of horrid specters.” Here's evidence as to why those claims are wrong. 

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Ganjapreneur: Police Continue Issuing Unfounded Halloween Warnings About Cannabis Candies

Ganjapreneur: Police Continue Issuing Unfounded Halloween Warnings About Cannabis Candies

t’s not the first time that parents, local police, and the media have portrayed marijuana users as malicious stoners dropping weed candy into the loot bags of unsuspecting trick-or-treaters, and the image will persist as long as our culture’s stigma around cannabis does.

Staying safe on Halloween is simple if parents exercise common sense. Don’t let children eat anything that’s not individually wrapped, and throw away any candy that looks unfamiliar to you. Marijuana candies come in packages specifically advertising their cannabis-infused content, and basic caution will suffice in keeping them out of children’s hands.

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Women in Weed: How Legal Marijuana Could Be the First Billion-Dollar Industry Not Dominated by Men

Women in Weed: How Legal Marijuana Could Be the First Billion-Dollar Industry Not Dominated by Men

It seems fitting that a plant called Mary Jane could smash the patriarchy. After all, only female marijuana flowers produce cannabinoids like the potent THC chemical that gets users buzzed. Pot farmers strive to keep all their crops female through flowering female clones of one plant, called the Mother. And women are moving into the pot business so quickly that they could make it the first billion-dollar industry that isn’t dominated by men.

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