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Hempirical Discussions, Ep 2: Jacob Levine & the Cannabis Discourse
Every day there are hundreds of new articles and blog posts about cannabis. Some claim it is a medical panacea, others claim it is a dangerous scourge , and still others claim it might have elements of both . The history of sensationalist cannabis headlines...
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Hempirical Discussions, Ep 1: Adam Vine, Cage-Free Cannabis
You've heard of cage-free eggs, but what about cage-free cannabis? Welcome to Hempirical Discussions! In this brand new podcast segment of the blog, I'll share my conversations with important and influential people in the cannabis world. My guests and I wil...
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Landscape in Transition: Jackson County, Post-Legalization
Southern Oregon's picturesque Applegate Valley has  long been an epicenter of cannabis cultivation in the US. When I visited southwest Oregon in August 2015, the region’s
rolling hills and lush valleys were home to dozens of illegal marijuana grows. Back
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Book Review: Char Miller (ed.), "Where There's Smoke: The Environmental Science, Public Policy, and Politics of Marijuana" (2018)
In an era replete with weed books, the University Press of
Kansas has published one of the most valuable efforts to-date with Where There’s Smoke , a collection of
essays edited by environmental historian Char Miller . The book is the first to bring a varie...
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Marijuana and the Homeless: A Brief History
As many astute readers of this blog may know, weed makes people feel good. Also, being homeless makes people feel pretty bad. Thus it is no surprise that one of the main groups of marijuana users in the country are those who do not have a place to hang thei...
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Podcast Appearance and/or Shameless Plug: Edge Effects
A couple weeks ago I had a fun conversation with Humboldt State University ecologist Tim Bean  for  Edge Effects , an online magazine produced by grad students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The home of the Badgers is also the home of one of my fav...
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Greener Mountain State: Vermont makes history as legal cannabis sweeps Northeast
Vermont lawmakers sent a marijuana legalization bill to their governor yesterday, making them the first state legislature to pass such a bill in the history of the United States. And unlike its New England neighbors New Hampshire and Maine , Vermont has a s...
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BOOK REVIEW: Leonard Leinow & Juliana Birnbaum, "CBD: A Patient's Guide to Medicinal Cannabis" (2017)
Over the past five years, I've spent a lot of time talking to people about pot. Seems that no matter where I go, who I'm speaking to, or how the subject is brought up, the conversation inevitably turns to the healing power of the cannabis plant. This past S...
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Modern Day Reefer Madness: On Halloween, Edibles are Coming for Your Children
Edibles sure put the "trick" in Trick-Or-Treat! Seems like every October, we in the rational corner of society (an increasingly smaller and smaller space) have to endure the breathless warnings of police departments all over the country about  malevolent st...
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The Hempiricist on Public Radio
Had a great time yesterday morning talking cannabis history with Geoff Riley on southern Oregon's Jefferson Public Radio! We discussed some of the problems inherent in researching cannabis, as well as the biology and botany of the plant and how the fraught ...
The Hempiricist on Public Radio
The Hempiricist on Public Radio
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