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Another Long Strange Trip In 1970, the U.S. Congress enacted the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) to establish a federal drug policy regulating the manufacture and distribution of regulated substances. The CSA classified cannabis (the CSA schedule refers to marijuana and cannabis interchangeably.) as a Schedule I controlled substance. Schedule I substances are considered to have […]

An overlooked aspect of the marijuana legalization movement is its effect upon research and use of psychedelic substances such as psilocybin and LSD. Both substances are now subject of legitimate therapeutic research with renewed interest in potential legalization. Who would have guessed? Now comes along an enterprising entrepreneur and files a trademark application for the term PSILOCYBIN, which is […]

*Originally posted on June 2, 2022 The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently handed down an important opinion for the Cannabis world. Before we get into the weeds (so to speak), let’s start with some basics. Possession and use of cannabis on the federal level is illegal. It is referred to […]

Marijuana has become big business. We never thought it would happen but now  29 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana and eight states have legalized pot for recreational use. But alas, federal law, still classifies cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act meaning that cannabis […]