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

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 includes: Jason…

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Missouri Marijuana Activists to Refile Legalization Petition After Elections Office Rejects It

The Missouri marijuana-legalization activists who filed an initiative petition to get legal weed on the 2016 ballot are re-filing their paperwork after the secretary of state’s office rejected it for minor form issues. So if you were looking to comment on or sign the petition, you’ll have to wait a little longer. Before a new ballot initiative is approved by the secretary of state’s office, the attorney general takes a look-see to make sure the language conforms to legal style, which can be tricky. After KC NORML submitted its proposal to regulate marijuana like food — meaning no age restrictions,…

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Studies on Cannabis Vastly Outnumber Most FDA-Approved Pharmaceuticals

More clinical studies have been performed on cannabis than most legal medications approved by the FDA, and while this comes as no surprise to any of us, it’s an observation that should make your blood boil with the heat of a thousand Trinidad moruga scorpion peppers. This discovery brings infuriating data to the hypocrisy of U.S. drug policy and government-backed research. A quick search for “marijuana” or “cannabinoids” in the PubMed database yields tens of thousands of studies researching both the benefits and side effects of cannabis. This research provides vast evidence of marijuana’s minimal risks and versatile uses, and…

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Pediatricians Make Recommendation to Decriminalize and Reclassify Cannabis

The American Academy of Pediatrics, an influential non-profit medical society, has made the recommendation to the Drug Enforcement Agency that the federal government reclassify cannabis as a non-Schedule I drug so that more research can be conducted on the potential benefits for children with debilitating diseases. They also recommended decriminalization and that doctors advocate for laws that prevent harsh penalties for the use or possession of cannabis.   The AAP released a policy report recommending that cannabis be decriminalized for minors and young adults and that cannabis be reduced to the list of Schedule 2 drugs, which effectively acknowledges that the substance…

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Game Changer: How Cannabis Gave Me My Life Back After I Was Diagnosed with Cancer

The morning after, I awoke in a swell of nausea. My head throbbed, my vision blurred, hot and cold flashes laced the back of my neck. An acidic, inflated sensation plagued my belly. I was not hung over. I had just survived the first 24 hours of chemotherapy. Back in 2010, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I was sentenced to six months of chemo, a grueling period where I felt my essence die along with my cancer cells. I tried to make the best of the six months by nourishing my mind, body, and soul. I meditated, journaled every day, surrounded myself with loving…

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Why It’s Always Been Time to Legalize Marijuana

“Marijuana is indeed a gateway drug,” quips Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies. “It’s a gateway drug to the Oval Office!” Indeed. From Bill Clinton’s “I didn’t inhale it” through George W. Bush’s “I was young and foolish” to Barack Obama’s teen years in the Choom Gang (“I inhaled frequently—that was the point”), the last three presidents have more or less owned up to breaking America’s drug laws. All of them were elected. Then re-elected. This raises obvious questions: If Clinton, Bush and Obama, ex–pot smokers all, were deemed responsible enough to lead the world’s most powerful nation,…

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Nevada Turns in Twice the Required Signatures to Legalize Cannabis

Right on the heels of the victories in Alaska, Oregon, and D.C., Nevada didn’t waste any time. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol in Nevada submitted more than twice the required signatures (offering 145,000 signatures from Clark County alone) to qualify an initiative petition for the 2016 ballot, far more than the 101,667 necessary. If all of the signatures are deemed valid, the initiative has the potential to pass as early as spring 2015, with a required two-thirds vote in both houses due to a tax component. The initiative also requires approval from Nevada’s Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, before being enacted into law. If rejected, the…

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Why Cannabis Legalization is a Human Rights Issue

The negative stereotyping of cannabis use has been around since the old propaganda days of “Reefer Madness” and persists today, with your peers jumping to those automatic, dreaded assumptions and shooting you quick, judgmental side-glances when you make the conscious decision to come clean about your cannabis use. Perhaps this is why those who choose to come out of the “cannabis closet” are so passionate about it. Embracing the joy and elation of unabashed cannabis enthusiasm along with its therapeutic and medical benefits after staying so hush-hush feels like a relief. Finding out that you share this common bond with…

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Pot Activist Plans First Public Pot Citation With Philly Police

Philadelphia recently signed through a major decriminalization bill, reducing the charge for possession of up to 30 grams to a $25 ticket. Before Mayor Michael Nutter signed the bill, it was amended to include a $100 fine for smoking in public. At the bill’s signing on October 1 at City Hall, local cannabis activist Mike Whiter was already plotting to be the first person to get that $100 fine. On Monday, he met with Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan to discuss the terms of this ceremonial micro-bust. The deal was reported in today’s Philly Metro print edition. “It was peaceful. It was a really good discussion,” Whiter told me…

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Advocates Tear Apart GOP Candidate’s Anti-Marijuana Comments

Illinois’ medical marijuana law “stinks” and should have been vetoed, the state’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said during a Tuesday press conference. But medical marijuana advocates say he’s just grandstanding to earn votes. “I don’t think Bruce Rauner has any real interest in going after those [medical marijuana] licenses or any real skin in this game — he’s just going after the governor,” Executive Director of the Illinois chapter of the National Organization For Marijuana Reform Dan Linn told The Huffington Post by phone Wednesday. Reading from prepared statements, Rauner blasted Illinois’ medical marijuana pilot program as incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn’s…

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