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  • Majority of Americans Favor Cannabis Legalization

    A Gallup poll conducted last month confirms what a lot of us have already guessed – support for legalizing cannabis is at an all-time…well…high. The organization has been tracking Americans’ opinions on legalization since 1969 when only 12% supported the idea. By 2001, that had risen to about a third, which still meant the vast […]

  • Around the World with Cannabis

    Once a month or so, we at The Green Solution® turn our attention to the laws governing cannabis in other parts of the world. Previously we’ve looked at Uruguay, Japan, and Portugal. Today our subject is an island nation that’s nearly synonymous with cannabis – Jamaica. First, a little background. Jamaica gained its independence from […]

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  • California and Recreational Sales

    Lots of things happened on Election Day 2016, and one of the happier outcomes was the passage of The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64) in California, which legalizes sales of recreational cannabis statewide on January 1, 2018. But with less than two months to go, cities are still hashing out (pun intended) the […]

  • Election 2017: Colorado and Cannabis

    Tuesday, November 7th was Election Day across the country, and three cities – Alamosa, Monte Vista, and Rocky Ford – in southern Colorado voted on allowing cannabis sales. Alamosa residents voted against allowing either medical or retail cannabis stores in their city, as did Monte Vista. Rocky Ford already allowed medical sales, and its residents […]

  • The VA, Veterans, and Cannabis

    In this week leading up to Veteran’s Day, The Green Solution® is thinking about the men and women who serve or have served in the armed forces. We continue to watch for legislation that could impact our veterans, especially when it comes to their ability to legally use cannabis to alleviate symptoms of PTSD. On […]

  • How Free is Speech?

    The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects one of the most fundamental and precious rights of American citizens – the right to free speech. That extends, of course, to freedom of the press. But does it always? That’s the question being debated at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois after the school […]

  • Mary Janes: The Women of Weed

    We’ve written previously about the role of women in cannabis, and how 36% of executives in the industry are women compared with 22% in other industries. Newsweek predicts that cannabis could be the first billion-dollar industry not dominated by men. Now there’s a new 85-minute documentary on the subject called “Mary Janes: The Women of […]

  • California Petitions Feds to Remove Cannabis from Schedule I

    California’s legislature has stepped up to the plate in the effort to reclassify cannabis. Last week the California Assembly approved a joint resolution to that effect with a vote of 60 to 10. State Joint Resolution 5 (SJR 5) states that “The Legislature urges the Congress of the United States to pass a law to […]