Category Archives: prohibition

US to ban Backwoods, Swishers and other flavored blunt wraps

Your illegal weed dealer might be adding menthol cigarettes and smuggled Backwoods and Swisher Sweets to their offerings next year. On Thursday, April 29, the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes and all flavored cigars, starting in 2022. The FDA’s proposal responds to a lawsuit from the African American Tobacco Control […]

CDC study finds teen pot treatment admissions plummeted

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In March, Nebraska’s Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts alleged: “If you legalize marijuana, you’re going to kill your kids.” But actual studies of adult-use states keep showing no or little effect on teen use, and now—hospital admissions. A November 2020 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found far fewer teens going to the […]

Prohibitionists want THC-limit laws. Here’s why patients and consumers are fighting back

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Proposals to cap the amount of THC in cannabis flower and concentrates have been gaining traction in a number of state legislatures, and earlier this week the idea reached the federal level. In a report released on Wednesday, the US Senate’s Caucus on International Narcotics Control recommended looking into THC caps on state-legal, regulated products. […]