Residents of Poughkeepsie, New York must go to neighboring communities to buy legal medical cannabis. Photo: Wikimedia commons. It is very exciting that New York legalized adult-use cannabis. But I cannot help but realize that the state is moving at a slow, crippling pace. This came to my attention after I tried to visit a local medical dispensary in Poughkeepsie, New … [Read more...] about The Difficulty of Finding a Dispensary in Poughkeepsie, New York
Is Cannabis Really a Gateway Drug?
Ah, yes, the infamous postulation that cannabis is a conniving gateway to hard drug abuse. The cannabis community has long disregarded this idea as myth. But opponents to cannabis profess that weed sucks users into the dangerous world of illicit drug use. So, who’s right? The Gateway Hypothesis According to a study in the journal of Preventive Medicine Reports, the … [Read more...] about Is Cannabis Really a Gateway Drug?
Is Cannabis Addictive?
“Is cannabis addictive?” This question, for all intents and purposes, is highly contentious. Depending on when and where you’ve grown up, the ‘socialized answer’ to this question may vary widely. Across the world, eastern and western cultures report varying levels of understanding, historical attachment and significance to cannabis. In modern day America, however, there is … [Read more...] about Is Cannabis Addictive?