Today I’m excited to have published my first article through the cannabis news magazine Lift. I covered a new study on the safety and efficacy of using cannabis to treat non-cancer chronic pain, conducted by a team of Canadian researchers led by Dr. Mark Ware from McGill University in Montreal. Check it out here!
Recently, Stephen Harper said legalization is the wrong direction for society, and that if re-elected he would increase funding to target grow ops. Yet 70% of Canadians support either legalization or decriminalization for possession of small amounts of cannabis.
Radio Canada International’s Terry Haig reached out to me to chat about drug policy in the upcoming Canadian election. Click here to read the article with a six-minute phone interview at the end. Enjoy!
On April 20, 2015, after a rainy 420 rally in Montreal, CJAD had me back on The Exchange to discuss why legalization might make sense for all drugs. Have a listen below!
(Note: Unlike my introduction in the interview may have implied, I am not a regular contributor to AskMen, though I did write one article for them which I spoke about with The Exchange in March.)
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In a recent VICE interview, President Obama told young people that cannabis legalization ought to be “way at the bottom” of their priorities, behind things like war and peace, the economy, and jobs. By framing legalization as separate from and inferior to these other issues (which is incorrect), he missed an excellent opportunity to highlight the drug war’s effects on and interconnection with the economy, jobs, war, and peace.
In response, I wrote an article on how these issues are interconnected and why you should prioritize cannabis legalization. Click here to check it out!