Justin Samuels

Justin Samuels

8 posts published

CBD Oil’s Wide Availablity Challenges Medical Research
Medical & Wellness, cannabidiol, cannabis, CBD, hemp, hospital, medical cannabis, medical marijuana, medical research, pharmaceutical companies

CBD Oil’s Wide Availablity Challenges Medical Research

A multitude of stores sell CBD (cannabidiol) oil now that hemp is legal. One can buy them from gas stations, pharmacies, or other retailers. State regulations on CBD oil vary from US state to US state.  Generally, states and regulators dissuade retailers from selling non-approved substances as medications, but a

How Cannabis Legalization Could Reduce Southern European Debt
Legal, canada, cannabis legalization, debt, economy, export, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Southern Europe

How Cannabis Legalization Could Reduce Southern European Debt

Cannabis legalization could help with budgetary issues in Southern European nations that have high levels of debt.  Germany financed growth in Southern Europe with expensive loans. After the Euro debuted, Southern Europe borrowed low-interest loans from capital markets.  Rapid growth ensued at the same time the housing market was undergoing

Cannabis in Cancer Treatment: Research and Medications
Medical & Wellness, cancer, cannabinoids, hiv, legalization, medical, medical marijuana, nausea, THC, treatment

Cannabis in Cancer Treatment: Research and Medications

As cannabis legalisation spreads, research has found considerable use in for cannabis in medicine.  One particularly promising area of research is in the treatment of cancer. Cancer patients suffer not only from cancer, but the damaging effects of treatment. Cannabis Cancer Treatments as an Alternative to OpioidsDoctors prescribe various forms

Recreational Cannabis and Cocaine Legalization in Mexico
Legal, cannabis, cartel, coca, cocaine, medical marijuana, Mexico, war on drugs

Recreational Cannabis and Cocaine Legalization in Mexico

Mexico’s courts ended cannabis prohibition, and the government is drafting up legislation in order to regulate recreational and medical cannabis.  The courts also ended prohibition on recreational cocaine. Marijuana and cocaine are the two biggest drugs in Mexico and of those passing through Mexico. Both are now legal, pending

Cannabis Tinctures Are Now Back with Legalization
Legal, Medical & Wellness, canada, cannabinoids, cannabis edibles, cannabis tinctures, CBD, decarboxylate, THC, the United States

Cannabis Tinctures Are Now Back with Legalization

Cannabis tinctures are potions of cannabis in an alcohol base.  The same alcohol we drink cannabis enthusiasts use to extract THC. There was a long history of using cannabis tinctures, especially for medical purposes. The first known users of cannabis tinctures in the West were in the Roman Empire.  Dr.

Cannabis and Cryptocurrencies: Legalization and Digitization
Business, Legal, bitcoin, cannabis, cryptocurrency, fintech, hempcoin, marijuana, medical marijuana, potcoin

Cannabis and Cryptocurrencies: Legalization and Digitization

Now that cannabis is increasingly legal for both medical and recreational purposes, it’s having an effect on tech itself.  Not only does the legal drug market grow part of the tech sector, legalization is also having an effect on cryptocurrency markets.  The demographics likely to use cannabis are also

The Effects of Cannabis Legalization on Criminal Justice in NYC
Legal, cannabis, Homeless, legalisation, marijuana, Mass Incarceration, New York, Prison, Racism, Taxes, war on drugs

The Effects of Cannabis Legalization on Criminal Justice in NYC

The war on drugs in NYC escalated under Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg.  Giuliani and Bloomberg targeted marijuana, the most commonly used drug.  These two mayors incarcerated large numbers of young people of color and whole families were destroyed. New York legalized medical marijuana while continuing the war on drugs. New