Economics

Cannabis Research: The Israeli Connection.

Most people don’t associate Israel with cannabis. But the Middle-Eastern nation, slightly larger than New Jersey, is a world leader when it comes to pioneering medical cannabis research and development. In the 1960s Israeli scientist Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, using confiscated Lebanese hashish he obtained from the police, was one of the first researchers to identify […]

New Jersey Getting Set To Legalize Cannabis.

This past week Phil Murphy was inaugurated as the 56th Governor of New Jersey. In his first official speech, Governor Murphy promised to make the legalization of cannabis a reality in the state. When you consider over 60% of New Jersey’s population favors legalization and the president of the New Jersey Senate, Stephen Sweeney, is […]

Congress And America Respond To AG Sessions Move On Cannabis.

In a bold move on January 4th, Attorney General Jeff Sessions pulled the Cole memo from practice by the Department of Justice. This move, seen by many as a prelude to Federal crackdowns on cannabis, opened the door to prosecution by the DOJ of individuals and companies that were engaged in completely state legal businesses. […]

Farming Cannabis At A Cellular Level.

The cannabis plant produces over 100 cannabinoid compounds, most of which are not psychoactive. One of these has recently gained worldwide attention, a cannabinoid called Cannabidivarin, or CBVD. CBVD has shown great promise in treating those with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. However, there is a problem in getting enough CBVD to treat people if […]

The Effect Of Cannabis Legalization in America.

For many years we all listened to the prognosticators and prophets of doom declare that society itself would unravel if we dared legalize cannabis.  Like Chicken Little with an Energizer battery in its’ booty we have heard far and wide that “The Sky Is Falling” when it comes to legal cannabis for a long, long […]

What If Cannabis Wasn't Evil? Part 3

In part 3 of this post we are going to examine the impact of the cannabis industry specifically on the United States economy overall. It is from the economic perspective that cannabis truly reveals itself as, not only “not evil”, but an enormous force for good in modern America. We’ll focus here on the economic […]

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