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

Weed Could Block H.I.V.’s Spread. No, Seriously.

But the U.S. government won’t let scientists try out this promising treatment on humans. On a warm summer day in Chicago at the International Cannabinoid Research Conference, hundreds of marijuana researchers were giggling. It wasn’t the groundbreaking research they’d just heard—proving the ability of THC, one of the active ingredients in marijuana, to stave off HIV (or SIV in monkeys)—that did it. Nor was it the author of the study, Dr. Patricia E. Molina, who had them laughing. It was the rogue researcher daring enough to taint the victory with a harsh dose of reality: “What’s next, testing this on…

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Maryland Senate approves bill easing access to medical cannabis

Would-be medical marijuana patients in Maryland are a step closer to (finally) being able to access the herb after the state Senate gave their stamp of approval to a bill revamping the stalled state program 45 to 1.  As we’ve reported earlier this week, the Senate did make some major changes to the House-approved bill. Among those was removing a limit of ten growers and allowing for as many as 94 state-approved distributors. The state Senate also would require distributors and producers be separate entities. The Maryland House and Senate will now meet in a conference committee and iron out some of…

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Missouri “medical marijuana refugee” opens up about moving to California

When Jacqueline Patterson took her first toke of marijuana at the age of fourteen, she experienced what it was like to be without pain for the first time in her life. It’s also why she eventually had to leave Missouri. Patterson was born with cerebral palsy. The muscles on the right side of her body are significantly weaker and less developed than her left, and she speaks with a severe stutter, or as she prefers to call it, a “speech spasm.” Medical marijuana, Patterson says, has helped her deal with the pain her medical condition causes every day of her…

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News Medical Marijuana at 78% in Florida’s GOP Districts

Prospects for the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida via constitutional amendment got a lot brighter this weekend as the Miami Herald released results of an internal Republican poll on the issue. According to the poll, 78 percent of voters in Florida’s Republican state Senate districts favored the initiative. News of the enormous support for medical marijuana among Republicans has state GOP strategists and Florida-based anti-drug coalitions scrambling. Poll after poll has found more support for medical marijuana than the 60 percent vote it would require to be added to the Florida constitution, from the low 62 percent found by…

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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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Medical Marijuana Cultivation Proposal Advances In New Hampshire

A bipartisan proposal to legalize the cultivation of a limited amount of cannabis for patients in New Hampshire has been approved through the state’s House Committee on Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs. The measure was approved with a 13 to 3 vote. House Bill 1622 would allow patients or their caregivers to cultivate up to 2 mature plants and 12 seedlings, unless they’re within 30 miles of a medical cannabis dispensary, which were legalized last year, but won’t open until 2015. The proposal was introduced by Republican Representative Donald Wright, and is cosponsored by Representatives Emily Sandblade (R), Andrew Renzullo (R) and Tim O’Flaherty…

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Missouri Man Jeff Mizanskey Serving Life In Prison For Pot Possession


While some cities and states across the U.S. are taking radical steps toward reforming marijuana regulations, a Missouri man named Jeff Mizanskey — and several other U.S. inmates like him — could die in prison for pot possession. Arrested in December of 1993, Mizanskey was found guilty for possession of five pounds of marijuana and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, as reported by Missouri-based news site River Front Times. Mizanskey’s son, Chris, and Missouri attorney Tony Nenninger, are asking Gov. Jay Nixon to grant the elder Mizanskey executive clemency and amend his prison sentence. Nenninger’s clemency plea on Jeff Mizanskey’s behalf outlines his history…

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Marijuana May Prevent Blindness In Retinitis Pigmentosa Sufferers

It’s long been accepted that marijuana has direct benefits for glaucoma patients, but a new study suggests that pot may also prevent blindness for sufferers of another disease. That disease is retinitis pigmentosis, a degenerative condition that destroys the millions of microscopic light sensors (known as photoreceptors) in the human eye and has no known cure. Researchers at the University of Alicante in Spain may have stumbled on an effective therapy with marijuana, which they say might be able to significantly slow down the destruction of those light sensors. To conduct their study, the scientists gave a synthetic cannabinoid to…

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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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CBD-Rich Marijuana Fights Colon Cancer, New Study Finds

In 2008, over one million individuals were diagnosed with colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer or bowel cancer and it caused over 600,000 deaths globally. The results of a study published in the journal Phytomedicine in October 2013 suggest that a botanical extract made from high-CBD (cannabidiol) cannabis can selectively target colon cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells unharmed. Researchers were able to reduce tumor growth and pre-cancerous lesions in mice with colon cancer using the pot molecule CBD as part of a “botanical drug substance”. The authors believe that CBD’s benefits as demonstrated by the results of the…

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