December 16, 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

Florida Sheriffs Campaigning Against Medical Marijuana

The Florida Sheriff’s Association is set to make a large push against the legalization of marijuana. Voters will decide on the legalization of medical marijuana in November. The association sent an email to sheriffs across the state during the winter asking for their support. The Tampa Tribune reported that 63 of 67 sheriffs were in favor of opposing any measures to legalize the drug. Lindsey Deaton, community relations coordinator for Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, says Ivey is one of the 63 who oppose it. The association is also looking for the support of substance-abuse awareness and anti-drug groups to…

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Majority in Colorado Say Legal Marijuana Good

Most voters in the first state to legalize recreational marijuana say the move was good for their state, according to a new poll. But a Quinnipiac survey of Colorado voters also indicates there’s wide partisan and generational divides over the issue. Colorado began allowing the sale of recreational marijuana on January 1 to anyone age 21 or older. The state became the first to open recreational pot stores and became the first place in the world where marijuana is regulated from seed to sale. People can buy marijuana like alcohol – except the cannabis purchase is limited to an ounce,…

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Denver 4/20 rally mellow; police ticket dozens

As the sun rose at Red Rocks Amphitheater on Sunday, David Garcia — high on the holy spirit as well as just plain high — contemplated the unusual convergence of prayer and pot in Colorado this year. “It’s a beautiful sight,” said Garcia, who was raised Christian and who said he smoked marijuana before going to the annual sunrise service. “Man didn’t create weed. God created weed.” Sunday was the first time in 11 years that Easter and the day marijuana enthusiasts call 4/20 fell on the same day. And perhaps the most whipsaw 14 hours in Red Rocks history…

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Poll: Colorado buzzed about marijuana; support gay marriage 2 to 1

Coloradans approve of marijuana, but not so much when it comes to elected officials using the mind altering drug. State residents say “marijuana has been good for Colorado” by a margin of 52 to 38 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday morning. But 52 percent of voters are “less likely to vote for a candidate for office who smokes marijuana two or three days a week,” the poll found. “Only 3 percent are more likely to vote for a marijuana-smoking candidate, while 43 percent say it would not affect their vote.” POLL RESULTS: Colorado voters feel good about…

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Anti-Drug Group Ends Fight Against Legal Marijuana

As marijuana legalization eventually spreads towards more states, don’t expect to see any ads against new laws featuring Ninja Turtles or fried eggs any time soon. Steve Pasierb, CEO of Partnership at Drugfree.org, has no intentions of producing ads that go against marijuana legislation in Colorado or Washington, despite requests from anti-pot lobbyists. “A public-service ad that says: ‘By the way, voters of Colorado, you don’t know what you are doing.’ Come on,” said Pasierb in aninterview with Advertising Age. Pasierb admits that legalization is “happening in America,” and wants to take a different approach towards marijuana by educating parents how to prevent children from…

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Minnesota gov says medical pot bill is dead, activists say he’s wrong

Gov. Mark Dayton took to the radio yesterday morning to say that his proposal to research medical marijuana hasn’t gotten any love from the advocates of broader legalization. He put the prospects of passing it between “slim and none.” However, those same advocates plan to add part of the Dayton proposal as an amendment and are open to compromising on some points. They contend that the governor’s version of a medical marijuana program — despite his assertions — would help no one in the immediate future. Rather than green-light a distribution system for a range of qualifying patients, Dayton is advocating…

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Minneapolis city councilman Andrew Johnson is a medical marijuana patient and advocate

Minneapolis Councilman Andrew Johnson is one of those rare characters in the medical marijuana debate, playing both politician and patient. He was diagnosed only a few years ago with an extreme form of glaucoma in both eyes, he says. Before major surgeries, his doctors have prescribed conventional medicine to decreased pressure, one of which had the potential to be fatal. “Our legislators allowed me to be on a drug that could kill me, but not medical marijuana,” Johnson says. “I have, as a result, less vision in my eyes.” Source: http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2014/02/minneapolis_city_councilman_andrew_johnson_is_a_medical_marijuana_patient_and_advocate.php

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Epilepsy Group Announces Support For Medical Marijuana

The Epilepsy Foundation has recognized medical marijuana as a treatment for epilepsy, calling for better access to the drug and more research into its possibilities. “The Epilepsy Foundation supports the rights of patients and families living with seizures and epilepsy to access physician directed care, including medical marijuana,” said Philip Gattone, CEO and president of the Epilepsy Foundation, and foundation chairman Warren Lammert in a joint statement on Thursday. The foundation also urged the Drug Enforcement Administration to end restrictions that limit clinical trials and research into medical marijuana as a treatment for epilepsy. Under the federal Controlled Substances Act,…

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University’s Cannabis Genome Research Initiative takes pot science to new heights

Due to its notorious status, marijuana has often been left behind as science moves forward with the study of botany. But much of that has changed with the passage of Amendment 64. “Despite the fact that cannabis is one of the most valuable and historically important crop species, we know comparatively little about the plant,” says Nolan Kane, a member of the University of Colorado Boulder’s department of ecology and evolutionary biology, who is heading up the Cannabis Genome Research Initiative. With this project, Kane intends to map the marijuana genome, creating a more sophisticated knowledge of its DNA makeup…

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Mason Tvert Q&A: The burning ambition of an advocate who’s been pushing pot for a decade

Mason Tvert, featured in the following wide-ranging Q&A, has played a key role in Colorado’s legalization of marijuana since 2005. Beginning with pro-pot campaigns at Colorado State University and the University of Colorado, Tvert and his SAFER organization advocated for statewide recreational marijuana legalization for eight years, working step by step on MMJ initiatives and then decriminalization on city and state levels until Amendment 64 passed in November 2012. Now communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project, Tvert has begun work on vaporizing marijuana laws outside of Colorado. Josiah Hessie with Denver Westword sat down with Tvert to get his…

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