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

15 People Rotting in Prison for Life for Drug Crimes That Didn’t Hurt Anybody

(Ed. note: President Obama recently announced his intention to more aggressively use his powers to grant clemency to non-violent offenders. But the vast majority of those affected by draconian drug sentencing will be unaffected.) The American Civil Liberties Union reported in November 2013 that 3,278 Americans were serving life sentences for non-violent crimes. Many of these individuals are behind bars for charges related to drug possession or minor instances of drug trafficking. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons reported in 2010 that the average annual cost of housing an inmate is over $28,200. Because of their life sentences, they are typically denied access to drug treatment,…

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4 Prisoners Obama Should Consider Freeing As Part Of His Clemency Push

The New York Times reported over the weekend that President Obama is readying another wave of clemency grants for nonviolent drug offenders who have served disproportionately lengthy sentences in prison. The administration may commute the sentences of dozens of federal inmates over the next month. Despite renewed public scrutiny on mass incarceration, the Obama administration has beenunusually stingy in granting pardons and clemency to federal inmates. The administration touts the fact that Obama has commuted 43 sentences, more than the 11 commuted by George W. Bush and the 13 by Reagan. But he has granted just 64 pardons, compared to 189 prisoners pardoned by Bush…

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Waiting to Die in Prison—for Selling a Couple of Bags of Pot

Editor’s note: In the next few weeks, President Obama is expected to commute the sentences of dozens of federal inmates behind bars for nonviolent drug offenses, according to the New York Times. It’s just after 9 p.m. near the corner of Fourth and Marshall, a poor part of Shreveport, Louisiana. A homeless man approaches a guy on the street and asks him what he’s looking for. That guy, an undercover cop, says he wants “two dimes” and promises a $5 commission. And Fate Vincent Winslow, knowing that $5 buys a meal, if not a great one, agrees. Minutes after he returns carrying two…

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A New Beginning for Criminal Justice Reform

The U.S. criminal justice system is in a state of crisis — and Congress is finally moving to address it. On June 25, Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.) introduced the bipartisan Safe, Accountable, Fair and Effective Justice Act. Known as the SAFE Justice Act, the legislation is an important step in addressing America’s ballooning, costly and ultimately unjust federal sentencing and corrections system, which needlessly throws away lives and decimates entire communities. The criminal justice system’s problems are evident all around us. Over the past three decades, Congress has steadily increased the size and scope of the…

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NIH-funded program to reduce teen marijuana use with exercise ends

A study funded by the National Institutes of Health that looked to develop an app to use exercise to reduce marijuana dependency in young adults ended Tuesday. NIH, through its National Institute on Drug Abuse, awarded a $357,750 grant to State University of New York at Buffalo for the project “Use of Exercise to Reduce Young Adult Marijuana Use: There is an App for That.” The grant started on July 1, 2013, and ended June 30. The funds, which began to flow on July 1, 2014, also expired. “Currently, marijuana is the most popular illicit drug, but there are few…

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The $3 Million Federal Grant to Cure ‘Pot Addiction’

Did you know that marijuana addiction is not only a thing, but also, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse’s drugabuse.org, an affliction that will affect nearly 1 in 10 habitual pot smokers? And if you broaden “addiction” to “dependence,” well, then it’s nearly 20 percent. As the iron bars of pot prohibition slowly fall, “pot addiction” is a thing that the kind folks at the federal government are becoming more and more concerned with. So concerned, in fact, that in the ashes of in-school anti-drug rhetoric movement D.A.R.E. and the widespread failure of the so-called War on Drugs, the…

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The Pointlessness of the Workplace Drug Test

Last year, U.S. workers peed into one drug testing company’s cups about 9.1 million times. And last year, as in other recent years, analysis of about 350,000 of those cups indicated drug use. Most often, the drug of choice was marijuana, followed by amphetamines and painkillers. The data are a little patchy, but the best estimate is that about 40 percent of U.S. workers are currently subjected to drug tests during the hiring process. Intuitively, that seems like a good idea: A sober, addiction-free workforce is probably a more productive workforce and, in the cases of operating forklifts or driving 18-wheelers,…

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SF’s Dianne Feinstein: ‘Worst Senator on Marijuana Reform

Four decades ago, activists gathered once a year in front of San Francisco City Hall to agitate for their cause. The highlight of the “Day on the Grass” was a ritual smoke-in, with some of the cannabis that one of them also happened to sell out of a Castro District restaurant. Without fail, and in stark contrast to today’s elected officials, a sitting San Francisco supervisor would join them. Harvey Milk was a pioneer not just for gay rights, but also cannabis legalization. He frequently fraternized with self-described dope dealer Dennis Peron, who by 1978 had been busted by San…

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Marijuana is legal in Oregon — to possess and grow, but not to buy

As of today, if you are 21 or older, you can legally possess and grow cannabis in Oregon. That’s right, a pretty historic day. » Hundreds celebrate marijuana’s new legal status in Oregon If you want to mark the day by buying some pot to consume, you’re out of luck. For now, people can only share or give away marijuana and starter plants so you’ll have to hit up a generous friend, though a bill allowing recreational marijuana sales at dispensaries in the fall is making its way through the Oregon Legislature. Medical marijuana patients, meanwhile, can continue to purchase cannabis at…

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Why the Media Can’t Get Its Story Straight About the Amazing Medical Potential of Cannabis

Judging from the disparate media headlines, last week’s meta-analysis of cannabinoid research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) contained something for everyone. Here’s a sampling of the mainstream media’s seemingly schizophrenic coverage: Toledo Blade: Studies support marijuana’s role for medical needs Sun-Journal: JAMA study finds scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses HealthDay: Evidence supports medical pot for some conditions, not others Los Angeles Times: Most uses of medical marijuana wouldn’t pass FDA review, study finds Yahoo.com: Huge review shows what medical marijuana may (and may not) help So what was the review’s actual takeaway message in regard to the…

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