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

14 Things To Do With Dr. Bronner’s Soaps

If you’ve been to an organic grocery store, you’ve seen a shelf full of Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure Castile Soap. Easily recognizable by the tiny-print labels on every bottle, the soap comes in eight different scents and claims to have over 18 uses, including shampoo, toothpaste, body wash, deodorant, household cleaner, and more. But does it actually do all those things? A little history first: The organic and fair trade soaps were originally invented by a third-generation soap maker named Emanuel Bronner, who was famous for his personal philosophy that he called the “Moral ABC of All-One-God-Faith!” Bronner was eccentric,…

Mass. activists push to fully legalize marijuana

BOSTON — Pro-marijuana activists in Massachusetts have already succeeded in paving the way for dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries and decriminalizing possession of small amounts of the drug. Now many of those same activists have set their sights on the full legalization of marijuana for adults, effectively putting the drug on a par with alcohol and cigarettes. And those activists — as they have in the past — are again hoping to make their case directly to voters. The group Bay State Repeal says it’s planning to put the proposal on the state’s 2016 ballot. The group is first planning…

Washington: State Gets More Applications For Growing Marijuana Than For Selling It

Based on the first week’s worth of applications, Washington state has more than enough people interested in getting licenses to grow marijuana. But so far there are applications for fewer than half the number of cannabis stores allowed by state regulations. The application period for those who want to grow, process or sell marijuana in Washington state under the implementation of legalization measure Initiative 502 began on November 18, reports Jim Camden at the Spokane Spokesman-Review. Applications are filed with the state Department of Revenue, which processes the requests before sending them on to the Washington State Liquor Control Board. The…

U.S.: Report Says Medical Marijuana States Already In Compliance With Federal Guidelines

Patient advocates call on Congress to adopt binding changes to new federal policy Medical marijuana advocates Americans for Safe Access (ASA) on Monday issued a report that analyzes the Obama Administration’s latest enforcement guidelines for federal prosecutors in states that regulate medical marijuana distribution. The report, “Third Time the Charm? State Laws on Medical Cannabis Distribution and Department of Justice Guidance on Enforcement,” shows that states have already enacted regulations that meet federal concerns, and some would have stronger regulations if it were not for federal threats that disrupted the legislative process. The report concludes with recommendations for how federal…

Recipe: Marijuana Infused Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies

                            Makes 12 Brownies Brownies: 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate 1/2 cup butter 6 grams* kief or finely ground hash** 1/2 cup sugar 3 large eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract Glaze: 3 tablespoons heavy cream 4 ounces chopped dark or semisweet chocolate or chocolate chips 2 peppermint candy canes, crushed Make Brownies Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking…

N.J.’s youngest medical marijuana patient gets her turn

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Today, New Jersey’s youngest medical marijuana patient, 2-1/2-year-old Vivian Wilson, left the Compassionate Care Foundation medical marijuana dispensary in a stroller with a stuffed dog. Her parents, Brian and Meghan Wilson of Scotch Plains, left with a little more hope than they had the day before. The moment was historic for the dispensary, which opened this morning — nearly four years after the state passed the law creating the program. But it was just as important for the Wilson family and other families with critically ill children across the state. It was the first time a family…

Economists Predict Marijuana Legalization Will Produce ‘Public-Health Benefits’

In their 2012 book Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, Jonathan Caulkins and three other drug policy scholars identify the impact of repealing pot prohibition on alcohol consumption as the most important thing no one knows. Are cannabis and alcohol complements, so that drinking can be expected to increase along with pot smoking? Or are they substitutes, implying that more pot smoking will mean less drinking? For analysts attempting to calculate the costs and benefits of legalizing marijuana, the question matters a lot, because alcohol is considerably more dangerous than marijuana by most measures. If the two products are complements,…

Marijuana Market Poised To Grow Faster Than Smartphones

Legal marijuana is among the fastest-growing markets in the United States, and it’s growing at a rate poised to outpace the expansion of the global smartphone market, according to a new report obtained exclusively by The Huffington Post. Researchers surveyed hundreds of medical cannabis retailers, processors, dispensary owners and industry leaders over the course of six months this year, and estimated that more than $1.43 billion worth of legal marijuana will be sold in 2013. The report also predicts that figure to grow by 64 percent, to $2.34 billion next year. By comparison, recent figures show the smartphone market expanded by…

Bob Dylan Denied Highest Honor Because of Pot…Until Now!

I feel comfortable calling Bob Dylan one of the most influential musicians and songwriters…ever. And apparently while the French government agrees, for years they have been denying Dylan an honor he deserves and has deserved for many years.  Members of the French government — namely Grand Chancellor of the Legion Jean-Louis Georgelin — have unjustly blocked the singer-songwriter from the Legion d’Honneur for his outspoken use of pot, but it seems Dylan has met someone willing to champion his cause in France’s Minister of Culture, Aurelie Filippetti. Established by Napolean on May 19th, 1802, the Legion d’Honneur is the highest decoration in France for those who have served the “Fatherland” in some way. Given…

Colorado: First-Ever Marijuana Retail License Issued In Colorado

What is being called “the world’s first-ever marijuana retail license” was issued in Central City, Colorado on Thursday. The recipient of the local license, Annie’s, which is currently operating as a medical marijuana center, still must receive its state license. Businesses in localities across Colorado are scheduled to begin selling marijuana to adults 21 and older starting January 1, 2014. “Colorado is moving forward and leaving marijuana prohibition behind,” said Marijuana Policy Project director of communications Mason Tvert, who co-directed the successful campaign in support of the statewide ballot initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Colorado. “For the first…