CCC Launches #WhatsInMyWeed Campaign

“Your tomatoes are organic. What about your weed?” The language on their homepage is clear: Consumers should seek the same high standards in their cannabis just as they do with food. Earlier in the month, The Cannabis Certification Council (CCC), a nonprofit that promotes organic and fair trade practices in […]

Cannabis Track Added to 2018 Food Safety Consortium

The 6thAnnual Food Safety Consortium Conference & Expo has announced a series of talks focused on cannabis. In addition to the categories such as Operations, Detection, Compliance and Supply Chain, the Call for Abstracts now includes a fifth category in this year’s program: Cannabis Quality. The Cannabis Quality series will […]

Should Medical Schools Start Teaching About Cannabis?

Medical marijuana is legal currently in 29 states, and more are looking to pass marijuana legislation this year. Despite all this legislative progress in medical and recreational cannabis, doctors are often ill-equipped to discuss the realities of medical marijuana or dismissive of its benefits. Consequently, doctors and patients alike are […]

Are Formal Cannabis Cultivation Classes Really Necessary?

In 2017, the marijuana market grew 33 percent and ended the year worth a little shy of $10 billion. With the career and investment opportunities that come along with a thriving industry, many are looking to cannabis formal education. Available programs range from $20 online subscriptions to full-fledged college courses. With the […]

Sixth-Grader Permitted To Use Medical Marijuana At School

The post Sixth-Grader Permitted To Use Medical Marijuana At School appeared first on High Times. In a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, a sixth-grader permitted to use medical marijuana at school has made local headlines. And has also potentially set an important precedent when it comes to pediatric medical marijuana patients. […]

Researchers Are Trying To Find Most Effective Anti-Drug PSAs

The post Researchers Are Trying To Find Most Effective Anti-Drug PSAs appeared first on High Times. Although previous studies have shown that anti-drug campaigns, like Nancy Reagan’s infamous “Just Say No” digital bowel movement on the children of the 1980s, are mostly ineffective when it comes to preventing Americans from […]

Designing Your Continuing Cannabis Education Program

As many states’ medical cannabis programs are already in full swing and several are launching or nearing their one-year or biennial maturation periods, medical cannabis dispensaries and cannabis cultivation and processing facilities should be fine-tuning their Continuing Cannabis Education Program, or CCEP, and be ready for inspection by state agencies. […]

Why Are Teachers And School Officials Acting Like Drug Cops?

The post Why Are Teachers And School Officials Acting Like Drug Cops? appeared first on High Times. The Child Protective Services workers who showed up at Shona Banda’s door in 2015 to remove the Kansas woman’s 11-year-old son from her custody weren’t there for the typical reasons. Banda’s ex hadn’t […]

School Forces Black Students To Submit To Drug Tests

The post School Forces Black Students To Submit To Drug Tests appeared first on High Times. In this latest display of drug war-fueled racism, a Tennessee school forces black students to submit to drug tests. If you weren’t yet convinced that cannabis prohibition disproportionately targets people of color, you will be […]

On The Cusp of Revolution: 9th IACM Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine

As cannabis conference backdrops go, Cologne (or Köln as it looks to the locals) has some major plusses. Cologne is a German city that has all sorts of both historical and cutting edge things to explore. Plus of course there is the timing. This part of the world just pre-Oktoberfest […]