What's going on in cannabis this week?
We'll start with some sad news by saying, 'Rest in peace Dr. Grinspoon.' Your battle against the Weed Warriors is nearing victory!
"After three years of research on cannabis, I concluded that not only was it much less harmful than alcohol or tobacco, but also that no harm it might cause was nearly as serious as the damage attributable to the annual arrest of 400,000 mostly young people on marihuana charges. I naively believed that once people understood that marihuana was much less harmful than drugs already legal, the laws against it would be repealed." - Dr. Lester Grinspoon
Acclaimed Cannabis Advocate Dr. Lester Grinspoon Dies At 92
A native of Massachusetts, Grinspoon studied at Harvard Medical School, and later joined the faculty there as a professor. His interest in cannabis began in the 1960s, when he said its use in the U.S. "increased explosively."
"At that time I had no doubt that it was a very harmful drug that was unfortunately being used by more and more foolish young people who would not listen to or could not believe or understand the warnings about its dangers," he later wrote.
"I came to understand that I, like so many other people in this country, had been misinformed and misled," Grinspoon said. "There was little empirical evidence to support my beliefs about the dangers of marihuana."
Thanks for all of your hard work!
According to a recent Gallup poll, almost two-thirds of Americans now consider using marijuana 'morally acceptable.' The Ruling Class still disagrees.
Poll: 70% of Americans Believe Smoking Cannabis is 'Morally Acceptable'
A recent Gallup poll found 70 percent of Americans believe smoking cannabis is "morally acceptable" compared to 28 percent who believe it is "morally wrong," and just 2 percent who had no opinion or said it's "not a moral issue."
Many athletes have turned to THC and CBD for treatment after hard games and long training sessions.
Is Marijuana The Next Recovery Revolution For Pro Athletes?
According to science, cannabis provides significant benefits to athletes in both performance and recovery. Physically speaking, marijuana can reduce inflammation, alleviate pain symptoms, and improve symptoms caused by traumatic brain injuries. Those who don't like the psychoactive effect of THC should know CBD acts as an effective analgesic and anti-inflammatory as well.
Other reviews show how cannabis also delivers a mental boost for athletes. Studies have shown training with marijuana increases focus and motivation in the gym. But it can also allow professionals and amateurs alike to reduce anxiety, depression, and tension in competition...
Sadly, however, we're still throwing people in cages for possessing the Devil's Weed.
With 40,000 Americans Incarcerated for Marijuana Offenses, the Cannabis Industry Needs to Step Up
An estimated 40,000 people today are incarcerated for marijuana offenses even as: the overall legal cannabis industry is booming; one state after another is legalizing; and cannabis companies are making healthy profits.
That discrepancy is dead wrong, four activists agreed this week. They spoke at a webinar on how to achieve racial justice in the cannabis space, whether that means getting people released or finding them a job.