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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 »