Monthly Archives: October 2021

California Greenlights Hemp-Derived CBD Commerce

California has taken a major step to resolve the ambiguities and inconsistencies in the regulation of hemp-derived CBD — a move that could see the state setting a de facto national standard for CBD consumables in light of continued inaction by the US Food & Drug Administration. Legislation recently passed in Sacramento governing hemp-derived CBD…

Alzheimer's Disease & the Endocannabinoid System

Many parallels exist between cannabis and psychedelics. Among them are the diverse therapeutic effects for which both classes of drugs are now being investigated, from fighting pain and inflammation to aiding treatment of some psychiatric disorders. Also on the list: Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common neurodegenerative disease with as many as 6.2 million Americans living…

Death Trap: Human Rights Abuses & Drug War Casualties at Riker's Island

Photo Credit: Legal Aid Society, Isaabdul Karim Isaabdul Karim was the eleventh person to die this year while incarcerated at Riker’s Island, New York City’s principal jail. His avoidable death drew attention to the horrific and deepening crisis at the notorious facility, which has been called a “moral stain” on the Big Apple. Despite a…