Revolutionizing the way we think and talk about cannabis. Ted Corless is a lawyer, journalist, lecturer and marijuana advocate. Media inquiries: (813) 258-4998 or Ted@NewsMunchies.com.
SCOTUS Is Critical on the State of Affairs of Cannabis Laws in the U.S.
A half-in, half-out cannabis regime cannot stand. But the U.S. Supreme Court recently said it won’t consider a Colorado marijuana dispensary's dispute with the IRS over a deduction restriction for drug-related businesses. The high court rejected the challenge from Standing Akimbo LLC, which operates a state-legal medical marijuana dispensary in Denver. Justice Clarence Thomas vehemently disagreed with the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear this tax case that affects a cannabis dispensary. The conservative justice’s stance strongly suggests he believes any federal marijuana ban is unconstitutional. Tune into this NewsMunchies episode for full commentary on tax, law, and business issues associated with cannabis.
What Is Delta-8?
Delta-8 THC - found in gummies, tinctures, topicals, edibles, vape cartridges, and other products - has blown up in popularity. Why? Delta-8 is a derivative of THC. It gives you a similar experience to Delta-9 without the notable adverse side effects. Many users describe the high in Delta-8 to be relaxing and euphoric without making them sluggish and unproductive. Delta-8 makes a huge difference in being able to relax, clear your mind, feel rested, and get to sleep. Tune into this episode covering the medicinal, scientific, and legal properties of Delta-8.
Medicinal Cannabis For Migraines: A Patient's Firsthand Account
Medical cannabis for migraines ... is it for you? Many patients who suffer from migraines have experienced them for many years. While multiple prescription medications exist for migraines, they aren’t always effective. This has left many looking for alternative treatments for migraines. Migraine sufferers, like NewsMunchies' Ted Corless, who have used both cannabis and prescription treatments for their migraines say that cannabis works better at bringing on relief. Watch this video for a deep-dive analysis and personal, firsthand account of how medical cannabis can effectively treat migraines.
How Cannabis Will Define the 2020 Election
Cannabis legalization is a voting issue. Undoubtedly, the legalization of marijuana will shape the 2020 election. With the economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis and social unrest following the murder of George Floyd by police, cannabis legalization will bring people to the polls this November. Calls for criminal justice reform and states looking to close budget gaps due to COVID-19 are more likely to consider the tax benefits of creating a newly legalized industry. Nowadays, my answer to everything is to vote. When you look at a candidate, think about whether he or she supports the modernization of cannabis laws, because that will tell you an awful lot about how they view issues associated with racism, immigration, taxes, banking, and more.
Class Is in Session? In the Era of COVID, Good Decisions Are Always Easy to Defend
People always are asking me for my legal opinion. During the coronavirus crisis, the trend has been exponentially magnified. In this no-holds-barred podcast, I take the opportunity to share with you my personal and unique insights about schools reopening, insurance law and estate planning matters, and how to thread the needle when it comes to education and safety.
Former Prosecutor Discusses Race, Constitutional Rights & Police Violence
Recent events involving the killing of black men by police have sparked calls for reform in the criminal justice system across the country. My law firm's very own John Mulvihill, a former prosecutor in the State Attorney’s office, talks about the high-profile cases playing out in the media and criminal justice system. Cannabis and racism are two big concepts that are closely connected. African Americans and whites use marijuana at the same frequency, yet you’re four times more likely to go to jail for using marijuana if you’re a person of color. We must reverse the systematic issues that lead to mass incarcerations of African Americans while eliminating police violence.