Dude, it’s Legal: Marijuana and Cannibus Laws Open the Door to New Exploration of this Herb

In this re-airing of Show 8: Dude, it’s Legal: Marijuana and Cannabis Laws Open the Door to New Exploration of this Herb, originally shared in 2014, The team explores the legalization of Recreational Marijuana. Here’s the original synopsis:

“This month, three states plus Washington D.C. asked voters to decide whether or not marijuana should be legalized for recreational use. Only one rejected legalizing it for recreation. Today, we’re going to take a look at the laws that have been passed, focusing on Oregon’s, and medicinal and recreational use of marijuana. Be aware that some of the language and subject matter may be a little colorful and inappropriate for younger listeners.”


Washington Post, “The Brains of Marijuana Users are Different, Especially if They Start Young

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Wikipedia, “Legality of Cannabis by U.S. State”
CNN Interview with President Barak Obama,, “CNN Exclusive: Barack Obama Talks about Pot”

For further information on Marijuana or Cannibus, search “Marijuana” on The Mayo Clinic website, see Michael Pollan’s “The Botany of Desire” on PBS, or Watch the Harvard School of Public Health’s Forum “Legalizing Marijuan: The Public Health Pros and Cons.

Full Video Transcript Here: Legalizing Marijuana_ The Public Health Pros and Cons

Herbalists use a variety of terms to describe the properties of herbs. We discussed the term neuropathy, how it’s used medical and  the herbal world.
We covered the Washington Post article, “The Brains of Marijuana Users are Different, Especially if They Start Young,” which spurred our discussion for today’s main topic. We did not break away for a separate discussion on Herbs in the News.

Maia Toll

Award winning writer Maia Toll has been many things— a horseback riding teacher, a clinical herbalist, and (oddly) a university professor— but by far her favorite title is author. Her best-selling Wild Wisdom series (The Illustrated Herbiary, The Illustrated Bestiary & The Illustrated Crystallary) offers a glimpse into the knowings of the natural world and the wilds within ourselves. Maia contemplated these insights during her yearlong apprenticeship to a traditional healer in Ireland. Though apprenticeship sounds terribly romantic, it was most often lonely, leaving Maia plenty of time to listen to the ravens, roses, and rocks. She quickly learned that the world was a whole lot bigger than her human-centric upbringing had led her to believe.

When not obsessively reading books and “talking” to trees, stones, and her two dogs, Maia drinks copious amounts of tea and helps run Herbiary, a multi-city natural wellness and sacred living store she owns with her partner Andrew. She teaches and blogs to an international following at maiatoll.com where she constantly reminds people that using critical thinking skills and talking to flowers are not mutually exclusive activities.

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