Mary Schumacher

Mary Schumacher is a contributing writer at The Fresh Toast.

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5 Ways Marijuana Can Improve An Active Lifestyle

Cannabis being the enhancement plant that it is, it’s no wonder that keeping active and using marijuana go hand in hand. For many, pot is part of a well rounded lifestyle that includes nutrition, fitness and a balanced work life.

Study: Older Adults Are Using Cannabis At Higher Rates

With all the good that cannabis does — and shows potential for — it’s no wonder that more seniors and baby boomers are either going back to pot or picking it up for the first time.

Senators Introduce First Bill Allowing Veteran Access To Medical Marijuana

The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, introduced Wednesday by two democratic senators, has the potential to literally save the lives of many veterans, or at the very least improve their quality.

There’s Already A Surprising Number Of Ganjapreneurs In Oklahoma

It turns out, when it comes to pot, Oklahomans are full of surprises, most of which revolve around wanting to get into the cannabis industry at the ground level.

Non-Cannabis Based Business Owners Are Flourishing In Weed

Activists and advocates who love weed from seed to consumption can rattle off state laws, pontificate on the many wonders of the plant, and give lectures on the virtues of hemp, but that passion doesn’t always equate to business acumen in the cannabis arena.

Missouri Will Vote On 3 Medical Marijuana Measures This November

All three measures will allow for growing at a wholesale level, manufacturing, sales and consumption. The ailments covered are also similar in scope, including chronic conditions such as PTSD.

Stockton University In NJ Now Offers A Minor In Marijuana

The idea was first proposed in March with a hefty and heartening outline about the minor, its areas of focus, its course load and its relevance to students.

Montana Surprises Industry With $1.8M In First Year Taxes

When Senate Bill 333 was approved last year, the state's medical cannabis program was severely reformed. One such reform was to charge a 4 percent tax on all cannabis at retail value for the first year.

As Conglomerates Close In, Cannabis Companies Consolidate

With legalization passed and ready to open its doors to the public in Canada, many big time acquisitions and investments have either happened or are happening.

Study: CBD Shows Therapeutic Effects On Psychosis

This new study shines light on CBD’s effects on the brain and the regions in which its benefits are most effective, especially in the area of psychosis.