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The Scientist Medical Marijuana Documentary – 2015 -

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Why are Hemp Farmers Fed Up with Federal Seed Laws? -

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Medical Minute: These Researchers are Developing a Weight Loss Medicine with Cannabis -

Friday, August 28, 2015

What Would a Trump Presidency Mean For Cannabis? -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Oregon Court of Appeals Doesn’t Find the Smell of Cannabis Smoke to Be “Unpleasant” -

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Government-Run Cancer Institute Quietly Acknowledges That Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells -

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Why Did This Pro Video Gaming League Ban Cannabis? -

Monday, August 24, 2015

4 Good Budtender Habits that Make for a Positive Customer Experience -

Saturday, August 22, 2015

If a Wildfire Spreads to a Cannabis Field, Can You Get High from It? -

Friday, August 21, 2015

8 Ways to Counteract a Too-Intense Cannabis High -

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Florida Keeps Fighting for Medical Marijuana: The Leafly Cannabis Legalization Roundup -

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Weekend Weirdness: Pigeon Caught Trying to Smuggle Cannabis into a Costa Rican Prison -

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Could Ohio Be the First to Legalize Cannabis in the Midwest? -

Monday, August 17, 2015

VapRwear’s Vaporizer Hoodie And Vape Pen Review -

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Portland Advertising Federation On Building A Brand For Your Cannabis Business -

Friday, August 14, 2015

Next Portland NORML Meeting Features Hempcrete Demo With Hemp Ace Int’l -

Thursday, August 13, 2015

People Are Not Happy About Proposed Alaska Marijuana Regulations -

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ending Job Discrimination Against Marijuana Consumers -

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ganjapreneur Interviews Chloe Villano Of Colorado’s Clover Leaf University -

Monday, August 10, 2015

New Proposal Could Make It Easier To Research Medical Benefits Of Marijuana -

Saturday, August 8, 2015

What Would a Trump Presidency Mean For Cannabis?

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As more candidates announce their campaigns for the 2016 presidency, we couldn’t help but wonder what each politician’s presidency would mean for the state of cannabis in the U.S. Some candidates have openly shared their thoughts on cannabis while others are a little more shifty. For example, we know what Bernie Sanders would do for America if he became President – he emphasizes end the War on Drugs, decriminalizing cannabis nationwide, and helping reduce the prison population. Other candidates, like& Chris Christie, for example,would crack down on cannabis and even go as far as enforcing federal law in states with legal medical marijuana or…

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Oregon Court of Appeals Doesn’t Find the Smell of Cannabis Smoke to Be “Unpleasant”

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Earlier this summer, I wrote a Weekend Weirdness post about how the city of Pendleton, Oregon wanted to fine its residents up to $500 for any offensive cannabis smells that float over from their property onto someone else’s. The issue prompted a tongue-in-cheek letter to the editor of the East Oregonian calling for the city to also fine smelly farts. Instead, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided that the odor of burning cannabis does not actually smell that unpleasant, after all.  Last Wednesday the appeals court issued a ruling on the matter, disagreeing with some folks’ assertion that the smell of cannabis is equal to…

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Government-Run Cancer Institute Quietly Acknowledges That Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells

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The National Cancer Institute is an organization mandated by U.S. law to educate Americans about cancer and the latest research efforts. According to its website, NCI is touted as “the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research.” And recently, it quietly admitted that cancer cells have been killed by cannabis in a lab setting.  NCI’s website has a section that provides a basic overview of what cannabis is and how cannabinoids affect the human body. Included in this section is a surprising bullet point: “Cannabis has been show to kill cancer cells in the laboratory (see Question 6).” “Question 6″ refers to whether any…

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Weekend Weirdness: Pigeon Caught Trying to Smuggle Cannabis into a Costa Rican Prison

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You may not typically pay pigeons much attention outside of giving them the occasional suspicious side-glance whenever they try to surreptitiously cozy up to you and your delicious lunch crumbs, but their innate homing ability has made these seemingly nondescript birds ideal for carrying messages across large distances. Messenger pigeons date as far back as 1150 AD, and they’ve been used to transport items as varied as messages, unbreakable vials, and, most recently, cannabis.  That’s right, recently a pigeon was busted at a prison in Costa Rica while trying to smuggle in a pound of cocaine and cannabis that were…

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Could Ohio Be the First to Legalize Cannabis in the Midwest?

After a last-minute fight to the finish line, Ohio’s legalization campaign, ResponsibleOhio, managed to submit an additional 95,000 signatures to squeak by with a total of 320,000 signatures to get the recreational proposal on the November 2015 ballot. The group spent approximately $2.4 million on signature gathering for the initiative, and while they turned in roughly 700,000 signatures, more than half of them (about 400,000) were deemed invalid. The campaign was given an extra 10 days to meet the 305,591 signatures needed, giving ResponsibleOhio time to surpass the minimum requirement. This Ohio proposal is unlike any of the recreational legalization proposals…

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People Are Not Happy About Proposed Alaska Marijuana Regulations

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Alaska voters approved recreational marijuana legalization and regulation during the 2014 Election. Alaska joined Oregon and Washington D.C. who also voted to legalize in 2014, and Colorado and Washington who voted to legalize in 2012. The proposed rules that will govern the recreational marijuana industry in Alaska were released yesterday. Below are some of the provisions found in the proposal, via Alaska Dispatch News: • Three types of cultivation licenses: standard, for a business operating with 500 or more square feet of marijuana plants; limited, for a business with less than 500 square feet of plants; and a broker license, which…

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Ending Job Discrimination Against Marijuana Consumers

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One of the most troubling aspects of current marijuana policy in this country, even in those states that have legalized marijuana, is the continuing job discrimination faced by those who smoke marijuana. In 49 states (Arizona is the sole exception), a private employer is legally free to fire anyone who tests positive for THC in their system, without the slightest suggestion the individual came to work in an impaired condition. It is a relic left over from the “reefer madness” days when marijuana smokers were considered bad people, and employers were anxious to identify smokers and get rid of them….

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Ganjapreneur Interviews Chloe Villano Of Colorado’s Clover Leaf University

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Ganjapreneur has recently published an interview featuring Chloe Villano, a serial entrepreneur from Colorado who has become one of the most esteemed cannabis business consultants in the country. The interview focuses on Chloe’s position as the founder of Clover Leaf University in Colorado, the first state-licensed private cannabis trade school in the country, and on her work with Clover Leaf Consulting. Chloe discusses what first brought her into the cannabis space and demonstrates the wide variety of classes and services offered at Clover Leaf University. “I believe it’s not just the education itself but how you teach it that is important,” she says. According…

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One Year Of Legal Marijuana Generated $70 Million In Tax Revenue For Washington State

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Washington state raked in more than $70 million in taxes during its first year of legal and regulated marijuana sales. The Washington State Liquor Control Board, the government body charged with overseeing the state’s marijuana industry, reports that state pot shops sold more than $257 million worth of marijuana, generating more than $64 million through July 1 thanks to the state’s marijuana excise tax. Add in local sales and other taxes, and Washington’s state and local governments have collected more than $70 million, according to The Associated Press – roughly doubling the state’s original marijuana tax revenue forecast of $36 million for the…

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Carly Fiorina Shortchanges Marijuana Research

Presidential Candidates Gather At Western Conservative Summit In Denver

In questioning the value of medicinal marijuana, Carly Fiorina said “we don’t understand how it interacts with other drugs.” In fact, there is information about marijuana’s interactions with other medications, although major clinical trials using marijuana have been limited by its legal status. Fiorina spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who asked her about the legal status of marijuana in Colorado (it also has been legalized in Washington). She said she believes in states’ rights but that legalizing marijuana is a “bad idea” (at the 30:20 mark): Fiorina, June 25: I remember when I had cancer, my doctor asked me if…

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