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

Texas (Yes, Texas) Has Multiple Marijuana Legalization Bills in Consideration

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes legalization efforts. The Lone Star State has introduced six different cannabis-related bills since the legislative session has started, and it sounds like they’re not finished yet! First, Texas State Representative Joe Moodyintroduced a bill to remove criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of cannabis. While it has support from national cannabis advocates, the Texas Sheriffs Association has said that the organization will oppose the measure, and Governor Greg Abbott has also stated his opposition to legalization and decriminalization efforts. Next up, two GOP lawmakers filed theCompassionate Use Act, with identical bills introduced in both the…

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What is THCA and What Are the Benefits of This Cannabinoid?

THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is a cannabis compound that is beginning to demonstrate immense therapeutic potential despite the infancy of its research. You’ve heard of THC, and while they may sound similar, THCA actually has drastically different properties. Unlike THC, THCA is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in raw and live cannabis. As marijuana dries, THCA slowly converts to THC. Heat expedites this conversion in a process known as decarboxylation, a fancy word that describes what happens when you smoke orvaporize flower. If you’ve purchased lab-tested cannabis, you may notice that the most abundant cannabinoid is either THC or THCA, either of which can stretch…

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California Lawmakers Give Up On Marijuana DUIs — For Now

Legalization is still in California’s future, but marijuana is occupying state lawmakers’ minds in the present. About 20 bills that deal with cannabis in some regard were introduced in the Legislature before the deadline for new laws last month. These include the latest attempt at regulating the state’s billion-dollar marijuana industry, regulations of synthetic marijuana packaging and how much seized weed police can destroy. But what’s not included, for the first time in three sessions, is a bill imposing criminal penalties for drivers with cannabinoids in their systems. After two straight losses, lawmakers have decided against crafting laws cracking down…

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Former Racecar Star Randy Lanier Finds Freedom After Life Sentence for Smuggling Pot

A million thoughts raced through Randy Lanier’s head as he cast a fishing line into the azure waters off Antigua, 1,300 miles from South Florida. He had a family back in Davie — a wife, an 8-year-old daughter, and a newborn son. Then he pondered auto racing. He’d been a champion, among America’s best. But now he didn’t know if he could get back into the driver’s seat on an American racetrack again. But maybe, he thought, it would all work out if he could get his hands on a fake passport. Perhaps he could start a new life in…

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Barbara Boxer Joins Senate Marijuana Legalization Bill; Feinstein Still Holding Out

A California lawmaker is finally on board with a Tea Party favorite in legalizing medical marijuana nationwide. Sen. Barbara Boxer, California’s junior representative in the country’s upper lawmaking house, has added her name as a co-sponsor to the CARERS Act. Introduced earlier this month by Sens. Rand Paul, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand, the CARERS Act is the first effort in the Senate to reform the federal government’s out-and-out total war on weed. Having a representative of the country’s most populous state — and the state of origin of much of the country’s cannabis, legal and illicit — is significant….

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President Obama Insults the Intelligence of America’s Youth By Dictating Marijuana Legalization Should Be Their Bottom Priority

Rather than listening to his young constituents, President Obama disregards their highest priority—ending the failed pot prohibition policy of the United States—and condescendingly substitutes his own narrow-minded vision for the future. To prepare for his much anticipated interview with President Obama, VICE’s Shane Smith solicited questions online in advance from readers. When he interviewed the president last week, Smith saved the most popular subject for the end:  “For young people, I’m sorry, but if you legalized marijuana, it would be the biggest part of your legacy.” Barack Obama, who admittedly smoked weed in his youth, had the audacity to declare,…

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America’s top 5 healthiest cities love marijuana

In another blow to critics of cannabis law reform, marijuana bastions such as San Francisco and Seattle are part of America’s top five healthiest cities. The money website NerdWallet analyzed fitness and health care data for the 50 largest U.S. metro areas and released their list Monday. America’s top five healthiest cities are: 5) Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado This area has had medical marijuana for about a decade, and made history Jan. 1 2014 with the first recreational sales of cannabis to adults 21 and over. Critics of legalization worry that in 2013 Colorado had the second highest rate of cannabis use…

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New Study Finds Cannabis Combats Brain Degeneration And Increases Stamina

A new study conducted at the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn in Germany has found that cannabis triggers the release of antioxidants, which acts as a cleansing mechanism – resulting in the removal of damaged cells and improving the efficiency of mitochondria, the energy source that powers cells, potentially increasing stamina. The study, published in Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society,states: ”Neuroinflammatory processes contributing to the progression of normal brain ageing and to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases are suppressed by cannabinoids”. The findings show the benefits of the application of cannabinoids can be immense, especially for those suffering from degenerative…

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Researchers Find Smoking Cannabis Reduces Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers have discovered that smoking cannabis can reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including tremors and pain. 20 patients, at an average of 66 years old, took part in a study, and scored an average of 33 on the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale prior to consuming cannabis. The score dropped to 24 just 30 minutes after smoking. Ruth Djaldetti, MD, of Tel Aviv University Israel, who recently presented the discovery at the International Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, explained; “We not only saw improvement in tremor in these patients, but also in rigidity and in bradykinesia [slowness of movement cause by…

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Study (Again) Shows Smoking Cannabis Doesn’t Increase Cancer Risk

Dr. Donald P. Tashkin isn’t a household name, even for cannabis smokers. But he should be. TAshkin’s studies on cannabis use have shown time and time again that cannabis use is not associated with increased lung cancer incidences or risk. Tashkin’s work is the focus of an article in this month’s Annals of the American Thoracic Society, highlighting the doctor’s work with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. While smoking cannabis does cause minor injury to the large airways, the damage is microscopic and similar to that of chronic bronchitis. Like chronic bronchitis, the damage…

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