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

Lawmakers in Maine See Marijuana Legalization as Inevitable

In 1999, the voters in Maine approved the state’s first medical marijuana bill with a lopsided 61% approval. A decade later, the law was improved upon to allow for storefront dispensaries and to broaden the list of acceptable medical conditions that marijuana could be recommended for. In 2011, the law was built upon once again, protecting patients’ rights by making many registration processes optional. In November of 2013 Portland, Oregon became the first city on the east coast to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults over the age of 21. In November of this year, the city of South Portland became…

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Two Examples of How Not to Talk to Police About Weed

With cannabis laws in flux not only from state to state these days, but even from city to city and county to county, it is more important than ever to know your rights should you ever get pulled over by the police. More often than not, the best advice is to keep your record – and your car – clean as can be, and if you do get rolled, shut the hell up and give as little information as possible. Here we present two recent examples of exactly how not to deal with the cops when it comes to cars…

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Hopeful Israeli Political Candidate Confesses Recent Pot Use on National TV

Yesterday on Israeli national television, a prominent Israeli political figure announced that he had recently taken a toke or two of cannabis. Of course, had he been caught doing it in his homeland, without the proper medical permit to be doing so, he would be breaking the law. So seeing a conservative member of Israel’s Home Party just blurt out a confession to the world may have been surprising to some, but only if they haven’t been paying attention to Yinon Magal and his rise in national politics. Until he announced his intent to run for political office last week,…

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Tennessee Governor Signs Cannabis Oil Bill Into Law

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam took the plunge on Monday, signing the state’s cannabis oil bill into law, and for some, it can’t come soon enough. Governor Haslam previously opposed the bill, which passed unanimously through both the House and Senate last month, and the bill had been waiting for the governor’s approval ever since. Patients watched with bated breath to see if their governor would uphold Senate Bill 280, which redefines “marijuana” to create an exemption for low-THC cannabis oil and allows access to those with certain medical conditions. One of the major criticisms of the law is that in order to qualify for legal protection, you…

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Massachusetts District Attorney Would Rather Decriminalize Alcohol Possession by Minors Than Loosen Cannabis Restrictions for Adults

Today’s head-scratcher comes out of Massachusetts, a state that’s been trying to implement its medical marijuana program for quite some time now. Although Massachusetts has both decriminalized cannabis and legalized medical marijuana, many of its district attorneys are not on board with the state’s increasingly open views towards cannabis. Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan, for example, feels that cannabis today is not only extremely powerful, its use among minors can lead to a future of criminal behavior. However, his thoughts on alcohol use among minors is far more lax, with Sullivan believing that the state should actually decriminalize alcohol possession by…

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The Cannabis Film Festival: A Feast For the Eyes, the Soul, and the Cannabis Movement

You’re passionate about cannabis, but what about that other ‘c’ that has captured the hearts and minds of people both young and old from all over the world? We’re talking, of course, about cinema. A good movie can captivate you and stick with you long after the end credits roll, and thousands of film festivals across the globe, from Sundance to Cannes to Venice to Toronto, showcase the most innovative and forward-thinking films each year. One such film festival is coming to Garberville, California, and it might just strike your cannabis-loving fancy. For all you California cannabis and film enthusiasts…

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5 Reasons Why the Cannabis Industry Needs Less Mud Slinging and More Regulation in Order to Survive

The cannabis industry today is not unlike the California Gold Rush of the mid-1800s, a “Wild West” era that brought both the promise of innovation, growth, and prosperity, as well as a “free-for-all” mentality borne from a lack of regulation and standards. We’re approaching a crucial tipping point in this inspiring movement where we, businesses and supporters alike, have the opportunity to shape the cannabis industry into something truly monumental and ground-breaking for future generations. Unfortunately, too often we get in our own way and lose sight of the true purpose of this movement, to dissolve the stigmas surrounding cannabis…

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Washington Governor Signs Senate Bill 5052 Into Law, Guts State’s Medical Marijuana Program

In a move that will surprise no one (but will disappoint thousands of Washington medical marijuana patients), Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5052 into law earlier today. He vetoed a few sections, but left the bulk of the legislation largely intact. This law is aimed at reconciling the generally unregulated medical marijuana industry and folding it into the existing, tightly-controlled recreational market. It has been widely criticized by patients for significantly reducing their possession limits from 24 ounces down to three ounces, as well as limiting the number of plants they can grow from 15 down to 6. After much debate, a clause…

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Pro-Pot Officials in California Voice Concerns over Marijuana Legalization

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Legalizing marijuana for recreational use in California would raise an array of unknowns, from how it would be taxed to the threat of environmental damage from thirsty pot plants in a state gripped by drought, a commission was told Tuesday. As activists move to bring a proposal legalizing pot use to voters in 2016, the panel headed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom began considering how a state of 39 million people would change with once-outlawed pot consumption becoming a legal, and potentially widespread, practice. What was clear is no one knows. Even Newsom, a Democratic candidate…

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DEA chief Michele Leonhart Steps Down Under Cloud of Scandal

US Drug Enforcement Administration director Michele Leonhart is to step down next month, Attorney General Eric Holder announced April 21. Holder issued requisite praise of Leonhart, stating that she “led this distinguished agency with honor.” But the circumstances of her departure are far from honorable. While Holder certainly wasn’t so indiscrete as to mention it, Leonhart’s resignation follows an internal Justice Department report last month finding that DEA agents attended parties with prostitutes paid for by local drug traffickers in Colombia. Media reports indicate that Leonhart, who has headed the DEA since 2007, has been under mounting pressure to resign since testifying to a congressional oversight committee about the scandal last…

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