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Changing attitudes on marijuana: A pictorial journey from the 1600’s to today

Posted: April 13th, 2017 | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Hemp, used to make sails, clothing and rope, was a staple agricultural product in America from the 1600s to the early 1900s. Marijuana or cannabis (e.g. flowers and leaves of female hemp plant) is a by-product of hemp production.

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(Image Source: Kentucky Hemp Farmers Assoc and Popular Mechanics 1938) Read more »


Can you OD on marijuana?

Posted: August 12th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

This is a question that was asked on the Illinois Poison Center Facebook page a couple of weeks ago.  Up until a year or two ago, I would have said no.  Now I am not so sure. Read more »


Highlights of the New Illinois Medical Marijuana Act

Posted: August 21st, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

weedUnless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you have heard about the new Illinois Medical Marijuana bill. The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (what a mouthful) was approved on August 1, 2013 making Illinois the 20th state to allow medical marijuana use. Read more »


The Breakdown on K2

Posted: May 11th, 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

By Carol

If you’ve been watching the news or reading the paper lately, you may have heard about a legal marijuana substitute known by names such as K2, space, spice, magic potpourri, and the like.  The name K2 is presumed to be named after the real K2, a mountain in the Karakoram Range, that is the second highest peak on earth after Mt Everest. 

 The mountain is high, this fake weed gets you ‘high’…clever, eh?  So what is this stuff anyway?  Read more »