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

Obama Supports D.C. Cannabis with New Budget Proposal

President Obama’s budget proposal for 2016 contains a little beacon of hope for Washington, D.C. residents who are frustrated by Congress’ efforts to essentially block the District’s retail cannabis legalization by disallowing the use of federal funding to implement the program. On page 1,248 of his 1,392 page, $4 billion budget proposal for next year, there lies a small but mighty clause: SEC. 809. (a) None of the Federal funds contained in this Act may be used to enact or carry out any law, rule, or regulation to legalize or otherwise reduce penalties associated with the possession, use, or distribution of…

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What is THCV and What are the Benefits of this Cannabinoid?

THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a compound in cannabis that offers a unique array of effects and medical benefits that sets it apart from other cannabinoids like THC and CBD. Whether you’re a medical marijuana patient looking for a particular type of relief or a casual consumer chasing a specific effect, we’d like to introduce you to this fascinating compound that’s sure to make major waves in the cannabis world as we discover and utilize its full potential. Read More: http://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-thcv-and-what-are-the-benefits-of-this-cannabinoid

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What Gourmet Food Ingredient Contains a “Bliss Molecule” Similar to THC in Cannabis?

Food, as we all know, can bring us as much pleasure as intimacy, being around loved ones, playing with fluffy animals, and the idea of deporting Justin Bieber. Think of one of your favorite dishes and bask in the warm fuzzy feelings that wash over you as you picture the flavors, textures, and smells of your beloved culinary treat. Most of us, in fact, would swear that there’s some sort of chemical or molecule in our favorite meals that mainlines us with pure, unadulterated bliss. Well, you’re not far off from that assertion! One gourmet food ingredient in particular actually contains…

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Which State Buys the Most Cannabis in America?

Earlier this month we reported that according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Rhode Island has the largest percentage of cannabis users in the country, making up for its small size by having a larger concentration of consumers compared to other states. But if we were to look at the largest purchasing market, you’d be significantly less surprised. According to The Economist, who recently put together a map of “Cannabis in America” that pulled from sources such as our very own State of the Leaf interactive map, California is #1 in cannabis sales despite the fact…

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Jamaica Considering Cannabis Legalization Bill

The Jamaican cabinet approved a bill to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis and grant businesses licenses for developing medicinal marijuana. The bill will be considered by the Jamaican Senate on January 30th. If it passes, this means that for the first time in over 100 years, the native Jamaican Rastafarians will no longer face persecution for the possession and use of their “sacred herb,” as the bill makes allowances specifically for the use of cannabis for religious and medicinal purposes. Entitled the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 2015, the bill would still prohibit the use of cannabis in…

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Why Can’t Washington Sell All Its Legal Recreational Cannabis?

First Washington had too little recreational cannabis to support the retail market debut last July, and now the Evergreen State has too much product. The fall 2014 harvest has come in, resulting in a surplus of cannabis that the small number of recreational shops are unable to sell. So what’s the deal? How did Washington go from being the Papa Bear to the Mama Bear, and is there a “juuuuuuust right” Baby Bear scenario that can fix this? Well, the problems are simple but numerous: There are 270 licensed growers in the state vs. 85 open recreational shops, which means…

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BREAKING NEWS: New York Senator Introduces Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Start spreading the news!  Sing it with me: “New York, New Yoooooooork!” Everyone’s favorite city that never sleeps just might be sleeping a little easier if all goes well this year! Senator Liz Krueger, true to her word, submitted the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act for consideration by the 2015 legislature, which would legalize the growing, use, and possession of cannabis by all individuals over the age of 18 (a departure from the standard recreational age of 21). This will be the second time she has introduced such a bill, having previously introduced an identical bill during the 2014 legislature. The bill would…

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Surprise, Surprise: America’s 5 Healthiest Cities are Also Cannabis-Friendly

The fat, lazy stoner stereotype is one we’ve all heard a million times (and rolled our eyes to a million times), but, as we wrote about earlier this week, recent studies have indicated that cannabis users typically have lower body max indexes than non-users. But wait, there’s more! NerdWallet, a money website, analyzed the healthiest cities in America. Their list of results has unearthed a curious trend: the top five cities are also cannabis-friendly. Read More: http://www.leafly.com/news/headlines/americas-5-healthiest-cities-are-also-cannabis-friendly

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One Year Later: The Positives and Negatives of Colorado’s Legal Recreational Cannabis Market

Some considered it a social experiment. Others say it’s a revolution. Whatever your stance, the entire world has watched as Colorado paved the way for legalization and forced the nation to seriously reconsider the current cannabis policies in effect. It’s been a little over a year since Colorado debuted the United States’ (and the world’s) first legal recreational cannabis market. Let’s examine how things are looking in the year since cannabis was recreationally legalized in Colorado. Read More: http://www.leafly.com/news/headlines/one-year-later-the-positives-and-negatives-of-colorados-legal-rec

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Iowa Pharmacy Board Recommends Cannabidiol Be Schedule II

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy has recommended that Cannabidiol (CBD) be reclassified as a Schedule II substance in Iowa. The board met this week to hear a request from Carl Olsen, a cannabis advocate from Des Moines, who urged Iowa to reschedule cannabis itself. While the board wasn’t comfortable accepting marijuana as a plant with accepted medical benefits at this time, they unanimously agreed that CBD should be reclassified. CBD is one of many active cannabinoids in marijuana. It is believed to effectively treat many seizure disorders, particularly in children, and is also known to help those suffering from inflammation and…

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