(Wes Annac) Pesticide contamination in cannabis is a big problem. Careless growing methods have been the norm for decades due to marijuana’s illegality, and sadly, this is just as much of a problem in legal states as it’s always been. High-profile cannabis users are speaking out against the widespread use of pesticides to grow the plant, and laboratory studies on samples from legal states have produced unsettling results.
(Vicki Batts) President Donald Trump recently announced that a multi-billion dollar financial aid plan for farmers would soon be coming down the pike. The subsidies for farmers are intended to help farmers who’ve been hit hard by new, retaliatory tariffs. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the three-part, $12 billion plan will help ensure that farmers and ranchers aren’t overly burdened by the Trump administration’s vigorous efforts to restore balance to the United States’ trade affairs.
(Rachel Blevins) While the federal government has spent years claiming hemp is a dangerous drug, farmers in 17 states are using it to create a variety of useful products.
(Vicki Batts) Cannabis may still be prohibited by the U.S. federal government, but that doesn’t mean the prized plant isn’t a medicine. While federal prohibition may make scientific research on cannabis harder to complete, many studies have shown that the plant has wide-reaching medicinal benefits. Research continues to show that for dozens of conditions, cannabis could be a natural solution.
(Audrey Lefebvre) Cannabidiol (CBD) is an active cannabinoid found in cannabis which, unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), does not produce a psychoactive effect in the brain. For this reason, CBD has become a primary focus of medicinal cannabis studies.
(Carey Wedler) On Thursday, the U.S. Senate approved a bill to legalize hemp, an industrial crop that has been banned for decades.
(Aaron Kesel) Five years after becoming the first nation to fully legalize marijuana, Uruguay is struggling to keep up with the demand by consumers of cannabis, High Times reported.
(John Vibes) On behalf of a mining company owned by John D. Rockefeller, the National Guard used a machine gun on workers and their children, then burned them alive.
(Jay Syrmopoulos) Hemp has the potential to be used in more than 25,000 products, which may explain why the federal government has wrongfully kept it classified as a Schedule 1 drug.
Abby Martin takes a look at the real reason why hemp is illegal in the US, the truth might surprise you.
(Elizabeth Zwirz) President Donald Trump has reportedly lent his support to a U.S. senator from Colorado, promising to back legislation that “protects states’ rights” on legalized marijuana.
(Rachel Blevins) A bipartisan group of senators is pledging their support to a bill that would finally legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity.