‘The Reefer Madness’ Survey shows marijuana safer than most drugs

‘The Reefer Madness’ Survey shows marijuana safer than most drugs

Miles King, News Reporter
June 1, 2017
Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

The results of a recent Global Drug Survey (GDS) suggest that cannabis is one of the safest drugs with a low number of users requiring emergency medical attention. The survey polled roughly 115 thousand people living in 50 different countries. The GDS asked if users required emergency medical assistance ...

The Miracles of CBD: Study shows increase of memory and learning in older mice

The Miracles of CBD: Study shows increase of memory and learning in older mice

Miles King, News Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

Recent studies done by researchers at Bonn University in Germany suggest that small amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can restore memory and learning functions in the brains of older subjects, similar to the levels of younger subjects. Previous studies have shown that THC exposure in younger and ...

‘Elevating Yourself’: Colorado church houses unique group

‘Elevating Yourself’: Colorado church houses unique group

Miles King, News Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

The International Church of Cannabis opened its doors on perhaps the most appropriate date of the year April 20, 2017 (also known as “4/20”). Located in Denver, Colorado, the church is home to a group that call themselves Elevationists. “Through ritual, guided by spiritual practice, church...

Cannabis as a Schedule III drug

Cannabis as a Schedule III drug

Miles King, News Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

Florida House of Representatives members, Matt Gaetz and Darren Soto, proposed a bill in mid-April to move marijuana from a Schedule I substance to a Schedule III substance. In 1970, President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act, that classified  marijuana as a schedule I substance....

Pills versus Marijuana: NFL players consider alternative pain relief

Pills versus Marijuana: NFL players consider alternative pain relief

Miles King, News Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

Current and former  NFL players have recently come out in support of marijuana use for pain relief. With pot becoming more socially accepted, in addition to becoming legalized in certain states, prescription pills may no longer be the safest remedy for the chronic pain some athletes suffer from.   One...

Happy 4/20 to all: Ellensburg events roundup

Happy 4/20 to all: Ellensburg events roundup

Miles King
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

April 20, 2017 will be just like any other Thursday this year for many people. For those who use marijuana, it has become a day of celebration and relaxation. Many myths about the true origin of 420 exist. “It was the police code for cannabis consumption,” said Brittany Choyce, owner of The Green...

No trail to Oregon: Senate passes information bill

No trail to Oregon: Senate passes information bill

Miles King
April 12, 2017
Filed under The EverGreen Scene

Oregon Senate Bill 863, a bill concerning policies of identification record keeping in marijuana dispensaries, has reached the Oregon State House and has been passed. Oregon will follow Washington, Alaska and Colorado, who already have similar laws in place.   Although not yet passed due to...

The results are in: Underage use not getting higher

The results are in: Underage use not getting higher

Ryan Kinker, News Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under The EverGreen Scene

The argument against the legalization of marijuana has taken another blow with the release of new survey results in Washington. The Washington State Healthy Youth Survey, which is a biennial survey which polls the health behavior and habits of sixth, eighth, tenth and twelfth graders from all 39 counties...

Marijuana is up for rescheduling … Sort of.

Marijuana is up for rescheduling … Sort of.

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under National/Worldwide, News, The EverGreen Scene

Republican Virginia Rep. Griffith Morgan introduced HR 715 that could reschedule marijuana which is currently a Schedule I drug. If it passes, marijuana will be rebranded under the Federal Controlled Substance Act. HR 715 also removes Cannabidiol (CBD) oil from the marijuana umbrella and removes restrictions...

‘Not for Kids’

‘Not for Kids’

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under Local, News, The EverGreen Scene

Washington has taken further precautions to prevent children from eating marijuana edibles. Effective Feb. 14, all marijuana edibles have to be labeled with a “Not for Kids” warning logo. Edibles include anything meant to be swallowed, such as candy, soda, or brownies. This also applies to...

Marijuana Mondays Educates students

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under CWU, News, The EverGreen Scene

CWU is doing its part to educate students on marijuana. The Wellness Center is hosting Marijuana Monday’s as a part of Marijuana Awareness Month this February. These events are aimed at educating people on marijuana related issues. Kelly Cronic is hosting and speaking at each event. Cronic is a...

Pot tourism has room to grow

Pot tourism has room to grow

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Local, News, The EverGreen Scene

Weed legalization has spread further than ever before in the U.S. Eight states and Washington D.C. have legalized recreational cannabis while the rest either have lesser levels of legalization or prohibition. This makes states like Colorado, Washington and now California destinations for out-of-state...

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