December 16, 2017


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

Don’t Call it Synthetic Marijuana: Conner Reid Eckhardt, Addiction and Herbal Incense

Synthetic drugs can be kind of scary, and this is coming from someone who likes to be frightened and pushed out of her comfort zone. Herbal incense is often called synthetic marijuana, but the name is misleading. It makes people think that herbal incense has a similar effect to natural-state cannabis, when in fact it is potent and can be quite dangerous, unlike cannabis. The recent news coverage of the death of Conner Reid Eckhardt helps to illustrate how cannabis prohibition has created a dangerous, sometimes deadly product to replace Schedule I marijuana. By all accounts, Conner Reid Eckhardt had…

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Checotah Man Credits Cannabis Oil For Improved Health

CHECOTAH, Oklahoma -Governor Mary Fallin said she does support a limited, medically supervised study of the use of cannabis oil, which comes from marijuana plants. One Green Country man said using cannabis oil has dramatically improved chronic medical conditions he’s faced for years. Jeff from Checotah said six months ago, there’s no way he could enjoy a walk at the park. COPD, a lung disease that blocks airflow and makes it difficult to breathe, wouldn’t allow it; but he can now enjoy his walks, and he credits the use of cannabis oil from marijuana plants. “Doctors weren’t curing me,” he…

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Utah Patient with Multiple Sclerosis to Receive Donated Ramp

Erin Halverson Matthews was a woman in need. She didn’t need a new pair of shoes. She didn’t need a mani/pedi. She didn’t need a new blouse or a new dress. Erin needed a wheelchair ramp. Erin suffers from Multiple Sclerosis or MS, an “unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body,” according to the National MS Society. Erin is also a cannabis patient. She utilizes cannabis to help alleviate the severe symptoms from MS, as well as Bipolar Disorder, chronic pain, depression and anxiety. Her husband…

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Illinois Adds Epilepsy to List of Qualifying Conditions

This week has already seen two more medical cannabis stories coming from Illinois, and they’re both positive pieces of news. Last week, Ladybudcovered the story of the establishment of rules for the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program in the state, which should allow for medical sales of cannabis by early 2015. This week, there have already been two additional developments that bode well for Illinois residents in need of safe access. On Sunday, July 20th, 2014, the Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn, signed into law a bill that expanded the state’s medical marijuana program to include the qualifying condition of epilepsy in adults and expanded the progam…

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Bret Bogue joins Abakus

Times magazine, Bret Bogue has amassed one of the world’s largest collections of cannabis strains and has supervised cultivation operations in over a dozen countries. Some of the most popular clones being grown and sold today were first widely introduced through his company, Apothecary Genetics, including Chem Dog, which Bogue famously misspelled as Chem Dawg. Bogue will be delivering a free cultivation seminar at the Munchie  Cup on opening day, August 18, and also be contributing a column in every issue of Abakus. If you have any questions for him that you’d like to see answered in his first column,…

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Therapeutic Hemp CBD Bill Introduced in Congress

The most amazing political story in marijuana this year is the rapid acceptance of political and cultural conservatives to accept the medical utility of cannabis… as long as it doesn’t get you high. These so-called CBD-Only bills in just the past six months have passed in eleven states, mostly in the religiously-conservative areas of the country like the South and Utah. Now, a conservative Republican from Pennsylvania, Rep. Scott Perry, has introduced the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014,” named after the Charlotte’s Web strain of low-THC, high-CBD cannabis grown by the Realm of Caring in Colorado. The bill,…

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Little Girl with Dravet Syndrome Dies While Waiting for Cannabis

Her mother, Wendy Conte, was a part of the movement to pass the New York State medical marijuana law, also called The Compassionate Care act. The Contes had previously traveled to Colorado to get on a waiting list for cannabis for Anna, but her plants will reportedly not be ready until October. The family was planning to move, at least in part, to ensure Anna would have access to cannabis. Tragically for Anna and her family, the passage of the law was far too late to help her. Most estimates indicate it will be at least a year and a half…

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Cannabis Spas: Hash Baths, THC Massages and More

Cucumber water, complimentary slippers, freshly warmed robes and cool, mint-scented eye towels — the spa industry is all about these nuanced details. In Denver, another treatment option has made its way onto the menu: cannabis. The marijuana-infused massage Cannabist editor Ricardo Baca recently wrote about at LoDo Massage is an example of how the recreational marijuana industry can find a foothold in the $14-billion-a-year spa industry. Cannabis in spas has yet to become a full-blown trend in the U.S., according to the International Spa Association, but you can expect that to start changing in Colorado and Washington. “I will forever…

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Study: CB2 Cannabinoid Receptor Activation May Mitigate Acute Lung Injury

Old-school pot smokers might remember the scary days of Mexico’s U.S. government-sponsored attempt to control their country’s export of marijuana by trying to kill it with an aerial application of paraquat (PQ). A lot of that cannabis made it over the border and was smoked by Americans. Controversy arose because U.S. representatives of the paraquat program warned the public this measure would make the marijuana unsmokeable. In 1995, a study on paraquet poisoning found, ““no lung or other injury in cannabis users has ever been attributed to paraquat contamination.” So, if you were exposed you should feel somewhat comforted to know that…

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Marijuana Breathalyzer Introduced

The reality of the marijuana breathalyzer may soon be on the horizon. A former Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer has reportedly developed the first inception of a breath test aimed at giving law enforcement agencies the tools to bust stoned motorists. According to a report by CTV News, the Cannabix Breathalyzer was developed by retired RCMP drug enforcement agent Kal Malhi, who says he was moved to develop the device based on his belief that fear of prosecution is ultimately what deters the average person from getting behind the wheel under the influence of drugs and alcohol. “People are becoming…

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