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

What is THCA and What Are the Benefits of This Cannabinoid?

THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is a cannabis compound that is beginning to demonstrate immense therapeutic potential despite the infancy of its research. You’ve heard of THC, and while they may sound similar, THCA actually has drastically different properties. Unlike THC, THCA is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in raw and live cannabis. As marijuana dries, THCA slowly converts to THC. Heat expedites this conversion in a process known as decarboxylation, a fancy word that describes what happens when you smoke orvaporize flower. If you’ve purchased lab-tested cannabis, you may notice that the most abundant cannabinoid is either THC or THCA, either of which can stretch…

Cannabinoid Physiology: Influence on Metabolism and Body Fat Regulation

There is accumulating scientific evidence that theendocannabinoid system plays an important role in how the body regulates energy (calorie) balance, as well as carbohydrate and fat metabolism. As such, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an oft-overlooked key in the regulation of body weight and body composition (note: “body composition” here refers to the relative amounts of lean mass and body fat). Scientists have uncovered that endo/phytocannabinoids act via central (brain) and peripheral (gut, liver, muscle and fat) mechanisms. Central control of appetite, satiety, cravings, and food-seeking behavior involves a complex interplay between various centers of the brain. Different areas of the…

California Lawmakers Give Up On Marijuana DUIs — For Now

Legalization is still in California’s future, but marijuana is occupying state lawmakers’ minds in the present. About 20 bills that deal with cannabis in some regard were introduced in the Legislature before the deadline for new laws last month. These include the latest attempt at regulating the state’s billion-dollar marijuana industry, regulations of synthetic marijuana packaging and how much seized weed police can destroy. But what’s not included, for the first time in three sessions, is a bill imposing criminal penalties for drivers with cannabinoids in their systems. After two straight losses, lawmakers have decided against crafting laws cracking down…

Former Racecar Star Randy Lanier Finds Freedom After Life Sentence for Smuggling Pot

A million thoughts raced through Randy Lanier’s head as he cast a fishing line into the azure waters off Antigua, 1,300 miles from South Florida. He had a family back in Davie — a wife, an 8-year-old daughter, and a newborn son. Then he pondered auto racing. He’d been a champion, among America’s best. But now he didn’t know if he could get back into the driver’s seat on an American racetrack again. But maybe, he thought, it would all work out if he could get his hands on a fake passport. Perhaps he could start a new life in…

Barbara Boxer Joins Senate Marijuana Legalization Bill; Feinstein Still Holding Out

A California lawmaker is finally on board with a Tea Party favorite in legalizing medical marijuana nationwide. Sen. Barbara Boxer, California’s junior representative in the country’s upper lawmaking house, has added her name as a co-sponsor to the CARERS Act. Introduced earlier this month by Sens. Rand Paul, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand, the CARERS Act is the first effort in the Senate to reform the federal government’s out-and-out total war on weed. Having a representative of the country’s most populous state — and the state of origin of much of the country’s cannabis, legal and illicit — is significant….

President Obama Insults the Intelligence of America’s Youth By Dictating Marijuana Legalization Should Be Their Bottom Priority

Rather than listening to his young constituents, President Obama disregards their highest priority—ending the failed pot prohibition policy of the United States—and condescendingly substitutes his own narrow-minded vision for the future. To prepare for his much anticipated interview with President Obama, VICE’s Shane Smith solicited questions online in advance from readers. When he interviewed the president last week, Smith saved the most popular subject for the end:  “For young people, I’m sorry, but if you legalized marijuana, it would be the biggest part of your legacy.” Barack Obama, who admittedly smoked weed in his youth, had the audacity to declare,…

America’s top 5 healthiest cities love marijuana

In another blow to critics of cannabis law reform, marijuana bastions such as San Francisco and Seattle are part of America’s top five healthiest cities. The money website NerdWallet analyzed fitness and health care data for the 50 largest U.S. metro areas and released their list Monday. America’s top five healthiest cities are: 5) Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado This area has had medical marijuana for about a decade, and made history Jan. 1 2014 with the first recreational sales of cannabis to adults 21 and over. Critics of legalization worry that in 2013 Colorado had the second highest rate of cannabis use…

Backdoor Medicine: How Marijuana Suppositories Can Save Lives

This is a common reaction to the suggestion that cannabis can be used as a suppository. Rectal administrations (suppositories) have an unfairly bad reputation in North America, despite the diverse benefits they offer. This article aims to educate about the advantages associated with the rectal application of cannabis and provide a simple set of guidelines for the effective use of suppositories. There are many advantages to the rectal administration of cannabis not afforded by other routes. Medicine may still be administered even if the oral route is impaired (e.g., due to vomiting, an injured jaw or throat, or gastrointestinal difficulties)…

Meet the Black Tuna: An Interview with Activist Robert Platshorn

Many modern activists tip their hats to the growers, dealers and smugglers who kept cannabis alive and the marijuana market thriving during decades of prohibition and eradication programs. Robert Platshorn a.k.a. Bobby Tuna and his boyhood friend Robert Meinster, dubbed by Uncle Sam The Black Tuna Gang, were responsible for bringing large quantities of the fabled Santa Marta Gold into South Florida using Yachts and WWII transport planes. out of Miami in the 1970s. The Black Tuna Gang was indicted after a little over a year of operation. After an eight month show trial, Mr. Platshorn was sentenced to sixty-four…

Seven Amazing Uses Of Hemp

How did a plant that is so easily cultivated with so many uses since it was first grown in China around 6,000 BC become illegal? Even the original Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper. Hemp fiber was used for sails and ropes for sea-going vessels during the 17th and 18th Centuries. Up until the early 20th Century, removing hemp fiber by hand was too tedious and slow for hemp to compete with other industries propelled by the burgeoning machine age. But as WWI broke out, a German immigrant in California, George Schlichten, invented and successfully tested the first…