Thoughts on Being a Cannabis Activist in the Rip Van Winkle State

In 1819, Washington Irving published the story of Rip Van Winkle, a Colonist living in the Catskill Mountains, who was beloved by his fellow villagers for his friendliness towards all, his folksy stories and affection for children and animals. His one fault was his habit of disappearing whenever there was work to be done. While […]

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Call for Cannabis Banking Legislation

Federal legislation is needed to specifically allow banks to open accounts for cannabis related businesses. A recent New York Times article, “The First Bank of Bud,” detailed efforts to create the nation’s first credit-union meant specifically for marijuana dispensaries. Because of federal money-laundering laws, risk-averse banks continue to refuse access to financial services which are […]

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Substance Abuse Counselor Says Time to Repeal Prohibition

In recent years, more information has been gathered through scientific, empirical research that there are a multitude of positive benefits from use of the Cannabis plant. I have been a certified substance abuse counselor for more than 20 years. I conduct substance abuse evaluations to determine the level of treatment the client must attend to […]

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