December 17, 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

Los Angeles (Finally) Passes Cannabis Business Regulations

Last week, the Los Angeles City Council adopted three ordinances to regulate and zone the City’s cannabis businesses pursuant to California’s Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA). The ordinances are: Cannabis Procedures, Rules and Regulations for Cannabis Procedures, and zoning for Commercial Cannabis Activity. Though these ordinances went through many iterations (see here and here), we finally know what L.A’s licensing process and operational requirements will be in 2018. Proposition D-compliant dispensaries still get first dibs on the licensing process in L.A. under Prop. M, but the definition of an “existing medical marijuana dispensary” (“EMMD”) has changed…

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Yes, you’ll be able to smoke weed legally in three weeks. But here are hard realities

California’s transition to legal cannabis contains a mind-bending paradox: Ending prohibitions on marijuana will require newly aggressive law enforcement. When Jan. 1 rolls around, California will not merely be permitting adults 21 and older to use marijuana for recreational purposes. The state and its cities will be creating a new regime to regulate and tax cannabis. The stakes are high: Successful cannabis legalization in America’s largest state could help end the devastating drug war in the United States. But if this transition turns messy, the Trump administration, which is devoted to debasing California and promoting thoughtless “law-and-order” policies, could bogart…

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6 Reasons Why We Need to Support the Scientific Investigation of Medical Cannabis

Nowadays, the only way to determine if medical marijuana will relieve your symptoms is to try it. And even if you do experience relief, you won’t know for certain whether it’s attributable to cannabis or to the placebo effect because there hasn’t yet been enough scientifically rigorous clinical research done on cannabis to make reliable assertions on its application and effectiveness. While some claim this dearth of evidence is due to the reluctance of “big pharma” to pursue research because of the lack of potential profits, a bigger, more obvious reason is the fact that cannabis is illegal. And not…

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Cannabis For Vets

Below is a list of organizations and websites that can help vets who need information or assistance regarding marijuana-related and other issues, or who want to get involved in changing our laws or the lives of fellow vets for the better. If you are a suffering vet, or know someone who is, we hope this resource can help. Alaska Green Cross Disabled Veterans for Medical Marijuana The Green Union – Michigan Grow4Vets Make The Connection Marijuana Veterans Association MedicalCannabis.com Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Patients Out of Time PTSD Forum PTSD Lawyers PTSD CONTACTS, LINKS and More Salem-News.Com Veterans…

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The IRS Just Gave the First Church of Cannabis Tax-Exempt Status

Remember when we recently wrote about the establishment of the “First Church of Cannabis” in Indiana? The church was founded by Bill Levin following the state’s passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that has received sharp criticism for allowing discrimination against anyone (such as gay people) who violates a business owner’s religious beliefs. In addition to collecting a suggested monthly tithing of $4.20, the First Church of Cannabis sought “love, understanding and good health” and planned to set up counseling for heroin addicts and a space for Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.  Well, wouldn’t you know it, the IRS just granted the church tax-exempt…

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The U.S. is Getting a New Attorney General and Head of the DEA: What Does This Mean for the Cannabis Movement?

The United States is experiencing quite a shakeup in both DEA and Attorney General leadership, and the moves could mean big things for the cannabis movement. The first notable change is happening at the Drug Enforcement Agency, where tough-on-cannabis Michele Leonhart, who built her career on becoming the first female DEA agent to head up a field office and currently serves as the chairwoman, administrator, and head of the administration, will be retiring in May amid scandals over sex parties in Colombia featuring DEA agents, cartel-funded prostitutes, and some very poor judgment. In 2012, during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Crime, Terrorism,…

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The Future of Marijuana Legalization

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Flowering H.O.P.E. Foundation Announces Board of Directors, Including Leading Cannabis Industry and Children’s Advocates

(Denver, CO) — The Flowering H.O.P.E. Foundation, which works to provide safe access to life changing CBD cannabis oil medication to children suffering from epileptic and other types of seizures, announced today the formation of its board of directors to oversee the strategic direction of the Foundation’s activities. The Foundation’s founder, Jason Cranford, is known for his customized strain, “Haleigh’s Hope,” which has been administered to more than 200 children in Colorado to date. The five-member Board is comprised of directors and officers with diverse backgrounds in the corporate workplace, as well as in the medical marijuana industry. The Board…

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Meet the Black Tuna: An Interview with Activist Robert Platshorn

Many modern activists tip their hats to the growers, dealers and smugglers who kept cannabis alive and the marijuana market thriving during decades of prohibition and eradication programs. Robert Platshorn a.k.a. Bobby Tuna and his boyhood friend Robert Meinster, dubbed by Uncle Sam The Black Tuna Gang, were responsible for bringing large quantities of the fabled Santa Marta Gold into South Florida using Yachts and WWII transport planes. out of Miami in the 1970s. The Black Tuna Gang was indicted after a little over a year of operation. After an eight month show trial, Mr. Platshorn was sentenced to sixty-four…

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European Activism: The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour

It has been described as “activism with a twist,” “a great adventure” and “a sporting triumph.”  The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour is a non-profit organization riding to change the way marijuana is perceived in Europe. In November,  it handed over 100,000 Euros to fund a groundbreaking clinical study into the use of cannabinoids (THC and CBD) in the treatment of brain cancer (glioma) patients. Scheduled to begin in mid-2015, these medical trials involving 30-40 patients will be conducted in a handful of Spanish hospitals. Not bad for a bike ride that began in 2012 with only two participants! Started by…

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