December 18, 2017

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Cannabis-infused wine claims to give you a buzz — without the hangover -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Los Angeles (Finally) Passes Cannabis Business Regulations -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Coffee Shop Wants to Be Denver’s First Legal Cannabis Club -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Yes, you’ll be able to smoke weed legally in three weeks. But here are hard realities -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

5 Cannabis Products Changing the Way We Think About Marijuana -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Study: Alcohol Sales Fall Following Cannabis Legalization -

Friday, December 1, 2017

California Weed Entrepreneurs Will Make $5.2B In 2018 With Almost No Banks To Put It In -

Monday, November 27, 2017

Pot For Pets? Experts Say Cannabis Can Ease Pain In Animals As Well -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A fast-growing cannabis tech company just raised $10 million in a bid to dominate the market -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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

America’s Healthiest Cities All Have Legal or Medical Marijuana

Research continues to prove the myriad of ways that marijuana benefits society: by reducing crime, creating tax revenue, and by simply chilling everyone out. The latest facts compiled by Nerdwallet, show that cities with marijuana have increased levels of happiness. In fact, America’s top five “healthiest cities”, as Smell the Truth points out, all happen to be located in legal or medical marijuana states. Check them out: 5. Denver-Aurora-Bloomfield, Colorado: The capital of legal weed in America needs no introduction at this point. 4. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington: When it rains legal weed, the streets cry with joy 3. Portland-Vancouver-Hilllsboro, Oregon and Washington: Fittingly, America’s…

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Jalisco State in Mexico Looking to Legalize Medical Marijuana

The state of Jalisco in western Mexico is hoping to establish a plan to legalize medical marijuana before the end of 2014. While this is promising news, it’s not yet a strong indication that the rest of the country is going to follow suit so quickly. According to political analyst Laura Carlsen, she doesn’t think there will be a region-wide agreement in the near future to legalize cannabis. The reason for this, she asserts, is because of the United States’ War on Drugs and federal emphasis on prohibition. However, nearby countries such as Guatemala and Colombia have been urging Mexico to look…

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French Newspaper Announces Support For Cannabis Legalization

Le Monde, a well-known French newspaper, released an editorial article today in support of the legalization of cannabis in France. This move appears to follow a new trend of newspapers throwing their support behind cannabis legalization and decriminalization and using their widespread influence to get the message out – recent examples include The New York Times and The Oregonian. France has one of the highest rates of cannabis use in Europe (along with canna-friendly Denmark), with more than 13.4 million French residents admitting to trying cannabis at least once. Between the ages of 15 and 34, an estimated 43% of the French population use cannabis on a regular or semi-regular…

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The Omnibus Spending Bill & What It Means For Cannabis

There’s good news and bad news about the Appropriations bill that Congress is considering passing. The good news is that there is a provision deep within the 1600+ pages specifying that no federal funding from the Department of Justice may be used to prevent medical cannabis states from implementing and fulfilling their state laws in relation to cannabis cultivation, production and distribution. That could mean no more federal raids on medical dispensaries (woo hoo)! Now for the bad news: as we anticipated, Congress attached a piece of legislation into the omnibus spending bill that bans the District of Columbia from using local funds to carry out…

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Senator Introducing Bill to Fix Washington’s Medical Cannabis System

Washington state’s medical marijuana system has been in a turmoil since 2011 when Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles sponsored SB 5073, which would have regulated medical cannabis. However, when the federal government threatened to shut down these dispensaries, Governor Christine Gregoire vetoed the majority of the law, including provisions to license medical dispensaries and create a patient registry. With these regulations no longer a factor, medical marijuana dispensaries have flourished with abandon in the state of Washington, and the voters made clear their intention by outright legalizing recreational cannabis on a statewide level in 2012. Washington’s medical cannabis system has become at best, a thorn in…

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Nevada Qualifies Recreational Cannabis for the 2016 Ballot

Nevada’s top election official has confirmed that an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana will be on the ballot for the 2016 election. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol turned in more than 200,000 signatures in support of the initiative, which far exceeded the 102,000 signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. Secretary of State Ross Miller certified that the coalition had indeed submitted more than enough signatures before the November 12th deadline, thus forcing Nevada’s 2015 legislature to consider the issue or automatically put it on the 2016 ballot for the general election. This means that, best case scenario, Nevada state legislature may…

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Washington State University Developing Cannabis Breathalyzer

A team at Washington State University is working to develop an accurate breath test that could detect whether a driver is under the influence of cannabis. Law enforcement officers in the state of Washington currently rely on blood tests, which must be administered at the police station, if they even suspect that a driver may be under the influence of cannabis. The results of blood tests can also take up to 24 hours, which causes an unnecessary delay for both officers and drivers. Initiative 502 set 5 nanograms of active THC per milliliter of blood as the legal limit the state of Washington. Chemistry professor…

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Cannabis & Coffee Pairing Guide

The splendid harmony that is cannabis and coffee is of no mystery to many, namely the Dutch, who have built a culture around cannabis coffee shops. In celebration of this, and to serve as a useful tool for those interested in the art of pairing, we present our Cannabis & Coffee Pairing Guide. Keep in mind that tasting is largely up to personal opinion, and a host of other variables play into the pairing experience. However, we found these to be sound selections based on your desired effects and preferred roast. Flavor pairing aficionados, don’t forget to take a look at both our Beer & Cannabis Flavor Pairing Guide and Cannabis & Wine Flavor…

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This Everyday Household Item Could Counteract Your Cannabis-Induced Paranoia

Anyone who’s ever consumed cannabis will tell you that overdoing it can potentially result in feelings of paranoia and anxiety, two effects that are almost universally regarded as unpleasant. Being uncomfortably high is enough to turn even the most seasoned cannabis consumer off the stuff for years, if not for life. Well, my friends, you probably have a simple solution stocked in your kitchen that can subdue paranoia and help you breathe a sigh of relief back into a calm pool of stress-free euphoria. We first heard about this little trick from iconic musician Neil Young. During an interview with Howard Stern, Stern confessed that he hasn’t touched cannabis in years…

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A Strategic Moment to Be Heard: ASA’s National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference

Hundreds of medical cannabis patients and advocates will be in Washington, DC, March 27-31 for the National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference and lobby day. Patients, doctors, researchers, and industry leaders will meet for three days before heading to Capitol Hill to talk face to face with members of Congress. The annual conference and lobby day, which is hosted by Americans for Safe Access (ASA), comes at a strategic time for the national debate about medical cannabis and may have a big influence on federal policy moving forward. More than three hundred medical cannabis stakeholders attended last year’s conference. The agenda…

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