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Flashback Friday: Psychedelic Cacti

Flashback Friday: Psychedelic Cacti

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Peyote/ Mel BrownFor this edition of Flashback Friday, we’ve got Robert Lemmo’s concise primer on the varieties of mind-altering succulents from the June, 1977 issue of High Times. Which cacti will get you high? That depends on your definition of “high,” your metabolism, your culture and mind set and a thousand other factors. An Oto Indian peyotist told Weston La Barre, author of The Peyote Cult, in all sincerity, that peyote doesn’t work outside of prayer meetings—he had tried it. Most knowledge of psychoactive cacti comes from Mexican and American Indians, especially the native shamans and curanderos (“healers”) who use the plants in religious and visionary contexts. Science has just not gotten on the stick in research into psychoactive cacti. Although use by Indians strongly sugge
High Times Greats: Jerry Garcia on Saving the World’s Rainforests

High Times Greats: Jerry Garcia on Saving the World’s Rainforests

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For this edition of High Times Greats, we have an exclusive (and timely) interview with Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead by Legs McNeil, originally published in the February, 1989 issue of High Times. When the rainforests go, so will we. Forget about nuclear holocaust for a second. Imagine what the world will be like when ecological calamity hits—worldwide famine, a lack of oxygen, the complete disappearance of fresh water, and the Greenhouse Effect gone mad. This time, it won’t be restricted to some natives in Africa. We’re talking worldwide dustbowl. Valuable plant and animal species that produce substances that have potential as cures for cancer, AIDS, and other diseases will be gone forever as well. The statistics are staggering—one hundred acres of the world’s tropical rainfore

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act Set to Go Into Effect

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A new law going into effect later this month will protect the rights of medical marijuana patients and establish regulations for the state’s fledgling medicinal cannabis industry. House Bill 2612, or the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, as the measure is also known, will go into effect on Friday, August 30. Oklahoma lawmakers passed House Bill 2612 earlier this year to establish regulations after the medicinal use of cannabis was legalized by voters with the passage of State Question 788 in June 2018. Seen as a compromise between lawmakers intent on regulating the industry and patient advocates who campaigned for the constitutional amendment initiative, the Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act has also been referred to as the Unity Bill. The measure enac

Utah Will No Longer Have State-Run Medical Cannabis Dispensary Networks

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Over the last couple years, medical marijuana in Utah has been a hot and controversial subject. In what has become a protracted, back-and-forth process between state legislators, medical marijuana advocates, and other powerful players in the state, Utah’s medical marijuana program continues to undergo dramatic changes. Now, state lawmakers are preparing to make another significant change. Specifically, they said they will soon eliminate a proposal to distribute medical cannabis through state and county health departments. Instead, medical marijuana in the state will be sold through a network of privately owned and operated dispensaries. New Changes to Utah’s Medical Marijuana Program As reported by local news source Fox 13 Salt Lake City, lawmakers are set to introduce the new cha

Soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces Are Prohibited from Using CBD

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From Washington to main street, changes to U.S. drug policy are evident. CBD products line the aisles at supermarkets and convenience stores. And emboldened by a new law that permits hemp cultivation, states across America are considering the crop as a new agricultural cornerstone. Those changes do not, however, extend to the U.S. military. The Department of Defense issued a stern warning to its servicemembers this week: steer clear of hemp-derived products such as cannabidiol, better known as CBD. “It’s completely forbidden for use by any service member in any of the services at this point of time,” said Patricia Deuster, director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, as quoted by Military.com. The w

Canadian Woman May Be Permanently Banned from US For Having CBD Oil at Border

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She was only going from a CBD-legal country to a CBD-legal state to hang out at her friend’s cabin, but a Canadian woman unknowingly put her lifetime ability to enter the United States in question over a small bottle of CBD oil she carries around for scoliosis pain. “I’m still really not sure what’s going to happen,” said the woman, who asked to remain anonymous until her application for re-entry is resolved. “It’s an issue I don’t want to follow me around my whole life.” But it very well might. Last weekend she was passing through border inspection in Blaine, Washington, when she was pulled over and asked by an officer if she was carrying any “leafy greens.” “I said no because, to me, ‘leafy greens’ is like marijuana, the actual bud, things that you smoke, recreational drugs,” sh

18 Careers In Cannabis That You Can Have Now

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Cannabis is having an explosive moment in nearly every aspect of the industry (except for possession-related incarcerations). The good news is that there is room for just about everyone in this potentially lucrative and truly exciting field. If you can imagine a job in cannabis, it most likely exists and is hiring, and if it doesn’t, you can probably create it. So if you’ve been thinking of switching careers, it may be high time. Be it sales, marketing, green thumbs—there is even room for part-time and retired people and folks of all backgrounds and levels of education. The sky is the limit for growth potential, literally and metaphorically, in the cannabis sector. Read on to see some available positions and companies hiring now. Sales, Operations, Management Nearly every cannabis co

Tribunal de Justicia de la Ciudad de México dictamina que a dos personas se les debe permitir consumir cocaína

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Los dos individuos no han sido nombrados. Un tribunal en México dictaminó que dos personas deberían poder usar legalmente la cocaína con fines recreativos, según informes de los medios. Según el fallo de un juez en la Ciudad de México, a las dos personas no identificadas se les permitirá “poseer, transportar y usar cocaína”, aunque no se les permitirá vender la droga, según representantes del grupo México Unido contra el Delito (MUCD). ) El MUCD presentó documentos legales en el caso en nombre de las dos personas como parte de una estrategia para reformar las leyes de drogas prohibicionistas de México y mejorar la seguridad pública. Después del fallo, el grupo dijo que el caso señala una nueva etapa en la comprensión de las drogas por parte del poder judicial mexicano y ofrece una o

Nuevo informe revela cuánto gastaron los estadounidenses en drogas ilícitas durante 10 años

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Gasto de drogas? Para cada sustancia, excepto la cocaína. ¿El consumo de drogas? Aumentando en cada categoría. ¿Cuántas personas usan cocaína, heroína, metanfetamina y marihuana en los Estados Unidos? ¿Cuánto están usando? ¿Y cuánto están gastando? Estas son algunas de las preguntas de investigación abordadas por un nuevo informe de la RAND Corporation sobre las tendencias en los mercados de los EE.UU de varias sustancias ilícitas. Y según el informe, el negocio está en auge. Entre 2006 y 2016, los 10 años que examina el informe, las personas consumieron más y gastaron más en casi todas las drogas ilícitas federales. En 2016, RAND estima que el gasto total en cannabis, cocaína, heroína y metanfetamina aumentó a alrededor de $ 150 mil millones de dólares. Las muertes relacionadas

Court in Mexico City Rules Two People Should Be Allowed to Use Cocaine

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A court in Mexico has ruled that two people should be allowed to legally use cocaine for recreational purposes, according to media reports. Under the ruling from a judge in Mexico City, the two unnamed people will be allowed to “possess, transport, and use cocaine” although they will not be permitted to sell the drug, according to representatives of the group Mexico United Against Crime (MUCD). Legal papers were filed in the case by MUCD on behalf of the two people as part of a strategy to reform Mexico’s prohibitionist drug laws and improve public safety. After the ruling, the group said the case signals a new stage in the understanding of drugs by the Mexican judiciary and offers an opportunity to end the country’s War on Drugs. “We have spent years working for a more secure, jus