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High Times December 2020

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United States
TransHigh Corp
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min

WOLF TO THE RESCUE On October 13, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf urged state lawmakers to take action on recreational cannabis, despite setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wolf argued that recreational marijuana is even more critical to the state now, because it would help repair the economic damage caused by pandemic shutdown procedures. This follows a statement from last month, when Governor Wolf and his lieutenant governor, John Fetterman, urged members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to join the ranks of other states and cities to end the prohibition of recreational cannabis. Pennsylvania GOP members, however, expressed doubt that a recreational cannabis program could be established this fall, because any bill would have to go through the State Senate’s committee process. A 2019 poll from Franklin & Marshall College found that…

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Tweet your best high observations and comments our way (@HIGH_TIMES_Mag) for a chance to be featured on this page! And be sure to follow us on Facebook: (Facebook/HighTimesMag) and Instagram: (@hightimesmagazine) for all the latest news as it’s happening! @AyushPratap @HIGH_TIMES_Mag I really love and appreciate your content, I had a humble request to y’all. In India every year some talks start but then subsides because no one is out there highlighting the Indian case. Help us… Indians and Chinese were the first to bring Cannabis to humanity and see now!! @mr_internet As long as “Legal Medical Cannabis” in Australia need not include REAL Cannabis or come from a plant at all then only anti-cannabis pharma & those invested in it win. #StopTheLies - Flour is not a cake, GMO CBD from…

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simply the best

The year 2020 is destined to be remembered in history books. Between stay-at-home orders, shelter-in-place orders and lockdowns in the US and at least 90 other countries, to a nasty virus that infected millions and took far too many lives, it has been a year that has ravaged small businesses, our daily routines and the world at large. Luckily, the individuals who make up the cannabis industry can weather the storm and persevere in even the toughest of circumstances, and this fateful year has been no exception. What’s important is that we’re able to take a look back at the past year and celebrate the small victories, moments and experiences that made it survivable—those little bits of happiness and discovery amidst daily news. 2020 may never be remembered as a good…

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COMMUNITY APPRECIATION THANK YOU for talking about Dr. Grinspoon in your November issue! He was such an important figure in the marijuana community. It just warms my heart to hear about his life and the legacy that will live on. It’s astounding how much research has happened since he began his career, and it’s all thanks to himself and just a few other key individuals. The books he wrote back then still hold up, and the community is and was lucky to have him. Jonathan, WA RESPONSE: We are so happy to hear that our readers appreciate iconic researchers and scientists as much as we do. Dr. Lester Grinspoon will go down in history as a person who contributed so much to the science of marijuana, and it is inspiring to see how…

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texas proud

This December, the Veteran Chronicles is traveling down south for its first interview in the great state of Texas. We are pleased to welcome US Army veteran David Bass, an Iraq combat veteran who served in the military for over two decades. Bass dove headfirst into cannabis activism in 2013 when he became the director of veterans outreach for Texas NORML. As one of the oldest US organizations that is dedicated to cannabis reform, NORML has been around since 1970 and active in Texas for nearly as long. In 2014, Bass founded the Texas Veterans for Medical Marijuana. Besides California, Texas has the second-highest veteran population in the country (tied with Florida). Bass’ current mission is to fight for veterans’ access to medical cannabis and getting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) added…

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not so fast

The future of the hemp industry as we know it hangs in the balance. New hemp rules could ruin a portion of crops and hemp-derived products for countless farms and operators across the country. Back on August 21, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) addressing the implementation of hemp provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill, but allowed two months of public comment. This IFR sent hemp growers into a tailspin, with new requirements leaving many uncertain about the future. The DEA’s IFR clarifies that all hemp derivatives or extracts exceeding 0.3 percent delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) shall remain classified as Schedule I controlled substances—which could be interpreted to include “intermediate” hemp derivatives and byproducts that temporarily exceed 0.3 percent mid-process, but contain less than 0.3 percent…