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

Minnesota: Pro-Marijuana Legalization Group Plans First Austin Hemp Fest

An Austin, Minnesota marijuana advocate is ramping up her push for cannabis and hemp legalization. Deanna Jean and other area organizers plan to hold the inaugural Austin Hemp Fest, a festival promoting legalization, in mid-September. The Austin Hemp Fest is billed as a drug-free, family-friendly event, and will feature at least local and regional musical artists, Deanna Jean said, reports Trey Mewes at the Austin Daily Herald. “Prohibition is ending, and it’s time we embrace this change instead of fight it,” Deanna Jean said. Organizers will rent the bandshell at Bandshell Community Park for the event, planned for noon to 9…

Uruguay: Poised To Become First Country On Earth To Re-Legalize Marijuana

This summer –- and perhaps as soon as this Wednesday -– the Uruguayan House of Representatives will vote on a bill to legalize marijuana. If approved by both the House and Senate, Uruguay will become the first country in the world to legally regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for adult consumerssince global cannabis prohibition was put into place by the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961. (While drugs are decriminalized and officially “tolerated” in places like the Netherlands and Portgual, they are still technically illegal and unregulated.) The marijuana legalization proposal was put forward by President José…

Nevada: Medical Marijuana Consulting Firm Partners With Two Local Law Firms

The Medmen, a full service consulting and marketing group focused on the medical marijuana industry, has partnered with two Nevada law firms to provide clients with help in navigating the licensing process and legalities for the new medical marijuana dispensary program in the state. “Connor & Connor, PLLC and Garrett T. Ogata, Esq., are expected to be a valuable resource for The Medmen clients as they are well-versed in the tumultuous nature of marijuana policy and won’t shy away from being involved in a controversial industry where laws are fickle,” The Medmen stated in a press release. According to The…

Freak Power in The Rockies: Silverpeak Apothecary Wants To Plant A Marijuana Farm In Pitkin County

Hunter S Thompson’s “Freak Power in the Rockies” is alive and well in Pitkin County Colorado. While Thompson may have lost his race for sheriff of Aspen Colorado, in 1970.  Hunter’s number one campaign promise in his failed run for sheriff, seems somewhat prophetic in retrospect. “The Legalization of drugs on a recreational basis (although profiteering drug dealers would be prosecuted harshly.)” Now, a proposal by Jordan Lewis, the owner of a medical marijuana collective known as Silverpeak Apothecaryin Thompson’s adopted hometown of Aspen, is eyeballing a prime chunk of land 16 miles northwest of town. If approved, Lewis would use a…

HEMP OIL’S HEALING BENEFITS NOW LEGALLY ATTAINABLE ANYWHERE AFTER YEARS OF SUPPRESSION

Up until the late 1930s, industrial hemp agriculture thrived. Tinctures and tonics of medicinal hemp with the psychoactive ingredient THC were prescribed by AMA physicians and dispensed in pharmacies. In 1937, Dr. William Woodward, AMA federal legislative counsel, discovered too late that Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) head and former prohibition enforcer Harry Anslinger was zealously pushing through legislation that would threaten the AMA’s use of cannabis called the Marijuana Tax Act. Woodward protested that he didn’t have time to prepare a case against the legislation because he and his colleagues had no idea that marijuana meant cannabis at first. The…

Industrial Hemp Documentary Highlights Hemp History Week

Thomas Jefferson once said, “Hemp is of greatest importance to our nation.” The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper. American farmers were required by law in the 1700’s to grow hemp. More than 150,000 acres of hemp were cultivated as a part of the USDA’s “Hemp for Victory” program during World War II. This is Hemp History Week, and hundreds of events are occurring across the country to promote hemp products for our belly and our body—and the economy. Premiering this week is the documentary Bringing It Home, showing the benefits of industrial hemp—a variety of cannabis that does…

Lab Testing Reveals EnviroTextile’s Hemp Fabric Stops the Spread of Staph Bacteria

Rampant staph infections continue to cost lives unnecessarily. One powerful weapon to fight this scourge is being successfully deployed by China’s military: industrial hemp. Staph is spread by direct contact and by touching items that are contaminated such as towels, sheets, privacy curtains, and clothing. As noted by the San Francisco Chronicle, “It is estimated that each year 2 million Americans become infected during hospital stays, and at least 90,000 of them die. MRSA (an antibiotic resistant strain of staph) is a leading cause of hospital-borne infections.” One of the most important recent discoveries is hemp’s ability to kill surface bacteria,…

Graffiti Artist Completes Masterwork ‘Still Life Of Marijuana Leaf’

BUFFALO, NY—Revealing his most recent offering, which further solidifies his rightful place in the cultural pantheon, local graffiti artist Patrick “Jester” Dunham told reporters Friday that he has at last put the finishing touches on his latest masterwork, “Still Life Of Marijuana Leaf.” “My newest creation combines the natural and the contrived, the unexpected and the everyday; it represents everything I’ve achieved so far, while also suggesting what exciting frontiers lie ahead,” Dunham said of his towering opus depicting a single monochrome Cannabis frond, which follows the aerosol master’s recent tours de force, “Anarchy Symbol,” “Dead Kennedys Logo,” and “Fuck…

Former Mexican President Wants Marijuana to be Legalized

Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, supports the legislation of marijuana in Mexico as well as in the United States. His opinion is that the sale and recreational use of marijuana should be decriminalized. This way, the violence of Mexican drug cartels would be ended. The costs of the war on drugs are becoming too high for Mexico if nothing changes. Well, it might not be one of the usual reasons for marijuana legislation, but at least the former president of Mexico is on our side. Unfortunately the current president, Enrique Peña Nieto, is opposed to marijuana legislation. He…

Olympic Athletes Can Smoke Marijuana After All

The World Anti-Doping Agency, the drug testing authority during the Olympics, drastically changes its rules on marijuana. This means a lot for many athletes, as they can finally smoke a joint sometimes again. Until now, the rules have always been as follows: as long as the tested amount of marijuana is 15 nanograms per milliliter or lower, an athlete isn’t tested positive. Whenever its higher, an athlete will be banned out of the competition. This caused some problems in the past with the Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati. He almost lost his gold medal because of an amount of 17.8 nanograms…