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

Which U.S. States Accept Out-of-State Medical Marijuana Authorizations?

As more and more states legalize medical marijuana, a lot of patients are starting to wonder if their authorizations are valid in any states other than where they were first issued. Fortunately, some medical marijuana-legal states do indeed accept out-of-state authorizations, and they’re listed below. The number of states is small right now, but we’ll continue to update it as more states start to allow out-of-state documentation. Read More: https://www.leafly.com/news/health/which-us-states-accept-out-of-state-medical-marijuana-authorizati

Washington Implements New Cannabis Laws: What’s Changed for the Evergreen State?

Today the state of Washington is implementing new cannabis laws that will change its medical marijuana program. Washington has made headlines throughout most of 2015 as the state attempted to regulate its medical marijuana industry, ultimately passing Senate Bill 5052 and raising the ire of thousands of medical marijuana patients who are unhappy about the new restrictions. The latest changes that take effect today include the following: Medical marijuana processors are prohibited from using butane gas to manufacture butane hash oil (BHO), although I-502 licensed recreational processors are still allowed to use butane to process BHO at a state-certified facility (butane extraction…

Gavin Newsom Releases Recreational Cannabis Recommendations Report for California

Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom is not taking any chances — if recreational cannabis comes to California, as many advocates are hoping it will in 2016, he’s pulling out all the stops to ensure the state is poised and ready to hit the ground running. Newsom formed the Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy, a panel of 24 advisors comprised of public health experts and policymakers, including former Senior Policy Advisor to the White House Keith Humphreys and the Executive Director of the ACLU, Abdi Soltani. The commission was formed with the goal of executing the best possible approach for…

5 Promising Cannabis Studies That Explore How Cannabinoids Interact with the Human Body

International Cannabinoid Research Society’s (or ICRS) recent 25th annual symposium proved to be a great place to share ideas and learn from a wide variety of highly accomplished scientists in the area of cannabinoid research. The 4-day conference was highly diverse, covering everything from novel chemical cannabinoid entities, to quality control methods for cannabis, to non-THC cannabinoids such as CBD (cannabidiol) and CBG (cannabigerol). Here are the 5 most promising studies that were highlighted. Remember, as with any scientific conference, it’s important to enter with an open mind to accept new ideas or to extend your understanding of previously held beliefs after critical evaluation. As…

6 Reasons Why We Need to Support the Scientific Investigation of Medical Cannabis

Nowadays, the only way to determine if medical marijuana will relieve your symptoms is to try it. And even if you do experience relief, you won’t know for certain whether it’s attributable to cannabis or to the placebo effect because there hasn’t yet been enough scientifically rigorous clinical research done on cannabis to make reliable assertions on its application and effectiveness. While some claim this dearth of evidence is due to the reluctance of “big pharma” to pursue research because of the lack of potential profits, a bigger, more obvious reason is the fact that cannabis is illegal. And not…

Covert And Crafty: Top Tips For Guerrilla Growers

In some circles, there has been more excitement about automatic cannabis plants than about the Mars Rover. Yes, a robot on Mars is very cool, but weed that will grow from seed to bud without a lot of fuss, removing males, or changing light cycles is a revolution. If you’ve always thought guerrilla growing was too much risk for too little reward, think again – automatic ganja is ideal for covert grow ops. Tip 1: Start with the right seeds. Weed Seed Shop has a fine selection of four automatic strains: heavyweight Big Bud, eternal favorite Skunk, classic sativa Haze…

Is juicing raw marijuana the next green drink?

Every morning, Katie Marsh starts her day with a green smoothie— infused with cannabis. Marsh, of Madawaska, Maine, blends up yogurt, fruit and thawed, juiced cannabis. “To drink it straight is kind of bitter, but it’s not at all objectionable in a smoothie,” she said. Marsh’s unusual recipe stems from being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, three years ago. The autoimmune disease causes painful swelling in the hands and feet. She was prescribed prednisone and a low-dose antibiotic. The latter only made her symptoms worse. Read More: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/07/13/is-juicing-raw-marijuana-next-green-drink/

Obama Commutes 2 Marijuana Sentences And 44 Other Drug Offenders

President Obama commuted the sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders on Monday, two of which were for marijuana. The president said the 46 prisoners had served sentences disproportionate to their crimes. “These men and women were not hardened criminals, but the overwhelming majority had been sentenced to at least 20 years,” he said. “I believe that at its heart, America is a nation of second chances. And I believe these folks deserve their second chance.” According to the Washington Post, Monday’s commutations mark the most in a single day since the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Obama now has…

Obama Just Granted Clemency to a Pot Lifer. But Dozens More Remain Behind Bars.

On Monday, President Obama commuted the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders held in federal prisons. It was the highest number of commutations granted in a single day since the days of Lyndon B. Johnson. But for the 35,000 federal inmates who have applied for relief, it was a drop in the bucket. And only one of the recipients of the recent commutations is a pot lifer: Francis Darrell Hayden, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2002 for cultivating a plant that more than half of the US population now believes should be legal. (He was growing a lot—more than 18,000 marijuana plants, obscured…

Seattle City Council Unanimously Passes Measure to Shutdown Most Dispensaries

A proposal to shutdown over half of the medical cannabis dispensaries located in Seattle has been unanimously approved by the city’s council. The measure, which was put forth by Mayor Ed Murray, will go into effect 30 days after he signs it. Under the new law, any medical cannabis dispensary that opened after January 1st, 2013, and those who are distributing medicine to those under 21 (which was made illegal with the recent passage of Senate Bill 5052), will be forced to close their doors by July of next year, without the possibility of receiving a license to continue operating. It’s expected…