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

Nevada Turns in Twice the Required Signatures to Legalize Cannabis

Right on the heels of the victories in Alaska, Oregon, and D.C., Nevada didn’t waste any time. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol in Nevada submitted more than twice the required signatures (offering 145,000 signatures from Clark County alone) to qualify an initiative petition for the 2016 ballot, far more than the 101,667 necessary. If all of the signatures are deemed valid, the initiative has the potential to pass as early as spring 2015, with a required two-thirds vote in both houses due to a tax component. The initiative also requires approval from Nevada’s Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, before being enacted into law. If rejected, the…

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Canadian Licensed Producers to Sponsor PTSD Research Studies

A Canadian licensed producer, one of 20 producers operating as a part of Canada’s MMPR program, will be sponsoring the first study in Canada on the effectiveness of cannabis usage for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among military veterans, first responder personnel, and sexual assault victims. Tilray, a B.C.-based facility (which, like Leafly, is owned by Privateer Holdings) is seeking approval from Health Canada for the study. Upon approval, the company will be conducting the study with local medical cannabis patients at UBC in Kelowna with participation from Zach Walsh, a UBC psychology professor, as the principal investigator. With Health Canada’s approval, the $350,000 study is expected to begin in…

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New York City Making Reforms to Lower Cannabis Arrest Rates

According to a report from the NYCLU, in 2010, there were more than 103,000 arrests in the state of New York, easily making the Empire State the nation’s leader in cannabis-related arrests (more than 29,000 ahead of Texas, the next highest total with 74,000 arrests). What’s worse, according to the same report, black New Yorkers were nine times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession in Brooklyn and Manhattan than white New Yorkers. These marijuana possession arrests cost the state of New York more than $75 million per year. Thankfully, the New York Police Department, in conjunction with newly…

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Congratulations to Guam for Legalizing Medical Marijuana!

Today is the midterm election, and as we wait to see how the various medical and recreational cannabis initiatives play out across the country, we’re happy to report some good news already: Guam has voted to legalize their medical marijuana measure. The votes are still being tallied, but so far 56% of voters are in favor of legalization. The Joaquin “KC” Concepcion II Compassionate Cannabis Use Act of 2013 (whoo, that’s a mouthful) will allow for the creation of medical cannabis dispensaries. Next steps are for a government commission to write rules and regulations to establish and implement a medical…

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How Does Vaporization Work?

As medical and recreational cannabis legalization becomes more common in the US, one is faced with the question of how to consume. While combustion methods such as smoking have been commonplace for some time, the last two decades have seen an increased demand for vaporization. Many consumers are attracted to vapor for a simple reason: researchers feel it’s one of the healthiest consumption methods because they believe that combusting cannabis creates toxins — including some carcinogens — that disturb the respiratory system. Vaporization, on the other hand, is a smokeless method that heats cannabis at a much lower temperature, releasing…

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Who Really Speaks for Children in Marijuana Debate?

SEATTLE, WA — During forty years of costly militarized civil policing targeting consensual adult use of mood-altering plants, American politicians have maintained as their strongest argument for indefinite, armed internal warfare this singular appeal to emotion: What about the children? Kevin Sabet hopes to be the new face of a drug war that netted billions of dollars for unthoughtful, unproven anti-drug programs like D.A.R.E., which infiltrated our elementary schools with government agents who, among other well-intended goals, sought to convince our children to report their parents to the state for minor drug crimes. Sabet partnered with Patrick Kennedy, a former coke-snorting,…

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Why Washington D.C. is the Most Progressive Spot in the U.S. Right Now for Cannabis Reform

The nation’s capital, the District of Columbia, has been striding forward with drug (specifically cannabis) policy reform in leaps and bounds. In the past six months, we’ve seen the decriminalization of cannabis, reducing penalties down to a civil fine of just $25 from what was previously a criminal charge. We’ve watched as they expanded the city’s medical marijuana law from a narrow list of four qualifying conditions to include significantly more qualifying conditions. We’ve all been watching with bated breath to see if Washington, D.C. has a chance to pass their proposed recreational marijuana bill (and the latest polls say that voter support is…

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High-Tech Euflora Aurora’s First Pot Shop

AURORA — Recreational marijuana sales got off to a high-tech start on Monday as patrons lauded the convenience of local access to legal marijuana and the innovations offered at Aurora’s first cannabis shop. “It’s down the street,” said Lassana Toure, before purchasing a marijuana cigarette dipped in hash oil. “This is just the first of many.” The doors of Euflora, on the 6000 block of South Gun Club Road, were opened about 10am to roughly a dozen waiting reporters and one eager man who wanted to beat the masses. Employees in the shop likened the new shop to an “Apple…

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Robert Plant Brings ‘The Colbert Report’ Free Weed and New Tunes

Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant surprised everyone at The Colbert Report yesterday when he pulled a joint out of his shirt pocket during his interview with Stephen Colbert. Claiming it was from the band’s “stock room,” Plant pulled out the white dovetailed spliff for the audience to see before handing it to Colbert who carefully inspected the craftsmanship, gave it a good whiff and commented “let’s find out what this is later, shall we?” While we don’t know the strain, potency or outcome of Plant’s pot (which Colbert pocketed!) HIGH TIMES fell in love with the rock god all over again…

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Why Does Pot Make Food Smell and Taste Better?

It is no coincidence that marijuana makes food smell and taste better, according to a new study published in the latest edition of Nature Neuroscience, which finds that getting stoned has a unique effect on the brain’s cannabinoid receptors that leads to a super enhanced sense of smell, and causes what we know as the “munchies.” Researchers from the Université De Bordeaux suggest that the desire to consume food after ingesting marijuana stems from how THC, the herb’s psychoactive compound, meshes with the olfactory bulb in the brain. It is here where marijuana magnifies the sense of smell, which in turn stimulates the…

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