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A Marijuana Stock is Now Trading On NASDAQ

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CronosGroup Inc. became the first stock in the marijuana industry to trade on the NASDAQ on Tuesday, marking a major milestone for a sector of the market that the Trump Administration has unilaterally condemned. This listing could mark the beginning of a rush into this industry from investors who have been waiting on the sidelines for the past few

How to Avoid Marijuana Stock Scams

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The fledgling marijuana industry is still in its infancy, and this means there are huge opportunities for investors to get in on the ground floor of a sector that is likely to mushroom exponentially in the near future. Unfortunately, not all of the opportunities that come with this projected growth are legitimate. Investors need to know what t

This Could Be the Single Most Profitable Stock in the Marijuana Sector

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The fledgling marijuana industry is still in its infancy, and that means that there are great investment opportunities for investors who are willing to take risks and endure the volatility of an emerging market. And with the growth and development of this industry will come the inevitable mergers, consolidations and failures that are typical of any

Two Key Metrics That You Should Know Before Buying a Marijuana Stock

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The marijuana industry has experienced record levels of growth throughout 2016 and 2017. Many investors have jumped onto the bandwagon and reaped enormous profits within short periods of time, although there have been many losers in this sector as well. Many experts are predicting that annual marijuana sales will grow to at least $20 billion by 202

The Marijuana Market: Then and Now

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Over the past few years, the cannabis industry has grown exponentially with no end in sight. This has led to a great deal of interest from investors who are looking to cash in big on this growing trend. And while this market is fraught with many types of risk, not the least of which is from hucksters and companies that are representing themselves d

MedMen - The First Marijuana Unicorn

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In the investment world, a “unicorn” is a small start-up company that grows to be worth at least a billion dollars. The term denotes a company that is very rare because of its stellar rate of growth from inception. Unicorn stocks often provide the majority of returns for investors and venture capitalists. And now, the marijuana industry

Recent Study Shows No Link Between Cannabis Use and Kidney Disease

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The cannabis industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds as both legal restrictions and negative public sentiment about the drug slowly recede. A 1995 survey by Gallup revealed that only 25% of respondents approved the use of marijuana in 1995, while another study conducted in 2017 showed an approval rating of 64%. Cannabis research firm ArcView

The Growth of Equity Crowdfunding in the Cannabis Industry

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The cannabis industry is still in its infancy, which means that there are a great many startup companies out there that are hungry for funding from any source that they can get it. But many cannabis companies are simply too small, or too new to attract the attention of venture capitalists. These companies may have innovative ideas, produc

Legislative Bill to Legalize Hemp Now on the Table

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To the great delight of the cannabis industry and users of marijuana everywhere, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has announced that he will soon file a bill for approval in Congress that will legalize the use of hemp for industrial purposes. At a press conference with Kentucky’s agricultural commissioner, McConnell stated,

Cannabis and Autism

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An enormous discovery in a scientific study completely unrelated to autism has led a group of researchers in Israel to start conducting open clinical trials that use whole plant cannabis in order to treat autism spectrum disorders. Bonni Goldstein, M.D., who is the resident expert for the website Marijuana.com and a publish

Major Pharmaceutical Company to Partner with Domestic Cannabis Producer

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There has been a major development in the cannabis industry recently. Tilray, an affiliate of Privateer Holdings and a major producer of cannabis in the United States has announced that it is partnering with Sandoz Canada, an affiliate of Sandoz International. The parent company constitutes a division of Novartis Group which produces generic pharma

Two Cannabis Studies Draw the Same Conclusion

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Cannabis has shown itself to be a viable alternative to dangerous, addictive opioids and an effective painkiller in its own right in states that have legalized the medicinal use of marijuana. But marijuana can do more than simply treat opioid addiction; it can actually reduce the number of opioid prescriptions that are dispensed by doctor

Cannabis can Relieve Every Type of Pain

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Cannabis has quickly become the drug of choice for those who suffer from some form of physical pain, especially in states that have legalized marijuana for medicinal use. There are three main categories of physical pain as classified in the medical community:Nociceptive painNeuropathic painCentral pain (there&rsqu

States Seek a Meeting with Jeff Sessions

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Under the Obama Administration, the government made history by allowing each state to determine the legality of marijuana for legal or recreational use. The administration inserted a clause in federal laws prohibiting the DEA from going after marijuana in states where it is legal. But this policy has been reversed by the Trump Administrat

Former NFL Player Delves into Cannabis Research

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The NFL made the statement near the end of July in 2017 that they would offer assistance to the NFL Player’s Association with research into the use of marijuana to relieve pain for injured players. This marks a major change in policy for the league, as the NFL has previously been adamantly against the players’ use of cannabis

Trump Extends Protections for Medicinal Marijuana Users

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President Trump signed a bill last Friday that prevents another government shutdown and extends the federal protection that was allocated to medicinal users of marijuana and their providers. Those in this category can breathe much easier knowing that the DEA or other law enforcement agency won’t be knocking on their doors. Trump said that the

IRS Blocks Creation of Nonprofit Cannabis Entities

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Since the beginning of 2018, the IRS has been quietly stonewalling the inception of nonprofit associations in the cannabis industry. More specifically, it has blocked the creation of qualified 501(c)6 entities. It has not revoked this status for associations that have already been established, but it will not permit new ones to form at this point.

Talk About Cannabis With Your Kids

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The explosive growth of the cannabis industry is largely due to society’s changing attitude towards the substance, which is proving itself to be quite valuable for medicinal purposes. However, cannabis also still damages the development of the brain in young people, and parents need to be aware of this possibility when setting boundaries with

California Drug Raids Highlight Lingering Problem

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When California voted to legalize recreational marijuana, it led to the creation of the largest licensed and regulated cannabis marketplace in the world. Unfortunately, this market has a long way to go before it will largely supplant the unlicensed and unregulated market that still exists in the state. A series of raids by federal agents near Sacra

Fake Urine May be Outlawed

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The rampant growth of opioid use and abuse in the U.S. combined with nine states legalizing recreational marijuana has created many problems for users who are required to pass drug tests on a regular basis. Many user have tried in times past to pass these tests by using someone else’s urine, drinking gallons of water or with the use of herbal

The Coming Age of Cannabis in Canada

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The nation of Canada is rapidly approaching a historic moment. In July of 2018, the government plans to legalize the use of marijuana nationwide for both medical and recreational use at the federal level. Canada will then become the first Group of 7 (G7) country to do this. The Trudeau administration has decided to end the prohibition of the substa

Marijuana Market on Pace to be Bigger than Liquor Market in Canada

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The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) recently released a report that shows that the marijuana market in Canada could soon outpace the liquor market. This report carries a great deal of weight with investors, as CIBC is one of Canada’s “Big Five” banks. The report issued by the bank is very bullish on marijuana stocks,

Medical Marijuana Bill Dies in Missouri Legislature

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Missouri lawmakers elected to table a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state two days before the end of the session. This move effectively puts the issue in the hands of Missouri voters in November. If the bill had passed, Missouri would have become the 30th state to legalize marijuana for medical use. Now other stat

Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Drug on Verge of Approval by the FDA

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Researchers are just beginning to explore all of the possible medicinal uses of marijuana. It has shown itself to be effective at treating a number of conditions ranging from PTSD and epilepsy and other neurological disorders to loss of sleep and appetite. Twenty-nine states plus the District of Columbia now allow for the use of

Female-Led Cannabis Companies

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March has been officially designated as Women’s History month, and March the 8th now marks International Women’s Day, where women will be celebrated and cherished around the globe. And now, women are starting to make their mark in the cannabis industry. Female “potrepreneurs” have forged ahead in a largely male-dominated ind

The Benefits of CBD

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Scientists are just now beginning to understand the myriad of benefits that CBD can provide. In states where it is now legal, CBD can be found in skin creams, gummy candies, waxes, oils, balms and other edibles. CBD is a cannabinoid, a distant relation to THC, the substance in cannabis with the psychoactive agent. Users of this compound claim

Smoking Pot Together May Help to Reduce Domestic Violence

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ther similar studies had centered exclusively on alcohol, and that this was both a potential cause and effect from acts of IPV.Study ResultsAfter the 9 years of marriage had elapsed, the study revealed several key discoveries. But the key conclusion of the study was that cannabis used lower the level of domestic violence. The study stated that &ldq

Another Major Breakthrough in Cannabis Research

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Those who are true believers in cannabis claim that it can fix almost anything, from sleeplessness to depression, neurological disorders and even diseases such as cancer. At this point, it's hard to tell what the drug can really do for people because there isn't enough research available to allow for definitive conclusions. But Sunrise Ge

Will Missouri Legalize Cannabis?

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Jim Neely, R-Cameron is sponsoring a bill that would allow for the medicinal use of marijuana in a smokeless form for terminally ill patients in the state of Missouri. His background in the healthcare field, coupled with the fact that his own daughter died of cancer led him to introduce the bill. “It's for people who are terminal to

The Political Response to Trump's Anti-Cannabis Stance

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When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the ban on the federal government that prohibited it from enforcing marijuana laws in states where it has become legal, the reaction by many politicians was vehement, even among Republicans. Many GOP leaders are facing a tough uphill battle for reelection this year, and this issue has become a majo

The Last Hash Bash?

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For the past 47 years, a marijuana rally has been held in Ann Arbor, Michigan where people come to ingest weed and advocate for legalization of cannabis. But this may be the last time that the “Hash Bash” happens, as voters are widely expected to legalize the drug for recreational use this November. This year’s bash was, therefore

Trump Promises Not to Touch Pot Programs in Cannabis Legal States

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The cannabis industry scored a major victory recently when Republican senator Cory Gardner-CO announced that President Trump had guaranteed that the federal government would not interfere with the marijuana markets in states where it is legal. Gardner was blocking federal nominees in the wake of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session&rsq

April 20 Means Big Business for Pot Retailers

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Many pot retailers have scrambled to stock their shelves in preparation for April 20, which is a sort of national holiday for cannabis users everywhere. Experts estimate that retailers could rake in over $1 billion from pot sales prior to and during the holiday. This date, which has long been held sacred by potheads as a day to band together in pub

How the Code Phrase "420" Got It's Name

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The number “420” has become synonymous with marijuana and is rapidly permeating American culture. But how did it achieve this distinction? The answer lies in the adventures of five teenaged boys, a member of the Coast Guard who went rogue, a lucky connection to the music group The Grateful Dead along with some weed. Potheads have used t

The Emotional Effects of Medical Cannabis Have Allowed it to Spread Nationwide

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The state of California first legalized cannabis for medicinal use almost 20 years ago. Since then, medical marijuana has spread to 29 states plus the District of Columbia, with nine of those states also allowing marijuana to be used for recreational purposes. Today the cannabis business has bloomed into a billion-dollar-a-year industry,

Many Employers are Dropping Cannabis Testing

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It is harder for employers to find good employees today than it has been in nearly 20 years. Factories, hotels, retailers, restaurants and other types of businesses are scrambling to maintain an adequate workforce and carry out their operations. This trend has led to a key change in policy for many employers: they no longer require their prospectiv

Breaking Down the Health Risks of Marijuana

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Proponents of marijuana use may claim that the drug is only minimally addictive, but the 2018 Global Drug Survey indicates otherwise. The survey contains detailed questions about the respondent’s drug use and was taken by over 130,000 people in over 40 countries around the world. And despite the fact that cannabis is considered to be one of t

Why Pot Prices are Plunging

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The marijuana industry has transformed itself from a backwards, fringe movement supported primarily by stoners and potheads into a profitable, mainstream sector that has enormous growth potential. In 1995, marijuana was illegal to use in any capacity in every state in the Union. Since then, nine states plus the District of Columbia have legalized p

Major Growth Ahead for Marijuana-Related Jobs

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The explosive growth in the legal cannabis industry means new companies, more venture capital coming in, and, of course, a lot of new jobs related to developing, growing, harvesting, marketing and selling cannabis-based drugs and products such as oils, waxes and edibles. One source has estimated that the number of jobs in the marijuana sector

Trade Your Wine for Weed

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If you’re a wine enthusiast, then you may want to consider trading your wine in for cannabis. The cannabis industry is planning to take on the beverage industry by storm, and Rabobank, one of the largest banks in Europe stated that many drinkers, especially women who watch their weight may switch from wine or beer to cannabis-infused beverage

Hot Marijuana Stocks for 2018

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The explosive growth of the marijuana industry is attracting a lot of investors these days. More and more potential buyers are eyeing this industry as a potential source of big profits within a relatively short period of time. The marijuana market is growing by an average of over 25% per year and is projected to be worth over $20 billion by 2021. B

Why the Price of Pot Could Drop Drastically

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The Canadian parliament will vote on June 7 to legalize the use of cannabis in Canada for recreational purposes, and it appears that this measure will clearly pass the legislature and be approved by Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister. Canada is therefore on pace to become the first developed country in the world to legalize the recreational use of

Why the Markets Shrugged off the Aurora Deal

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Marijuana cultivator Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) made headlines on Monday when it announced that it was buying out rival Medreleaf (NASDAQOTH: MEDFF) for over $2.5 billion. The deal came in the wake of a joint announcement by the two companies a week ago that they were exploring “various alternatives”. Up until now, the biggest t

Cannabis Mergers and Acquisitions

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There has been a spate of corporate deals hammered out in the wake of the coming legalization of cannabis in Canada. And the biggest deal by far has been Aurora’s purchase of rival Medreleaf for $2.3 billion in stock. This purchase makes Aurora the single largest company in the marijuana sector, larger than rival Canopy Growth Corporation. Th

Learn These Tips Before Buying California Cannabis Stocks

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Over $20 billion in revenue is expected to hit the state of California now that marijuana is legal for recreational use. This obviously means that there are huge opportunities for investors who are looking to get in on the ground floor of this fledgling industry. However, it also means that there are many stocks that will become worthless when they

Here's Why the Price of Pot Could Drop Drastically

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The Canadian parliament will vote on June 7 to legalize the use of cannabis in Canada for recreational purposes, and it appears that this measure will clearly pass the legislature and be approved by Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister. Canada is therefore on pace to become the first developed country in the world to legalize the recreational use of

Cheech And Chong Joke That “Pot’s Over” Now That Republicans Back It

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In what was weirdly not interpreted as a joke in a Newsweek article, the godfathers of cannabis culture Cheech and Chong have declared that “Pot’s over, man,” on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Their beef, their very much fake beef, is that weed can no longer be cool now that it’s legalized and even &

YouTube On A Crazy Anti-Cannabis Purge?

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It seems like too many to be a coincidence. Over the last few weeks, YouTube has deleted or locked a number of cannabis-related channels, and the marijuana community is asking why.  The noted weed-related YouTube users including famed cannabis horticulturist Jorge Cervantes, Vader OG, Greenbox Grown, and how-to channel GreenGenes Garden have a

Los Angeles, Alameda, and Riverside Leads California In Extract Licenses

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If you were looking for the hub of legal California extracts processing, you’d find it in Los Angeles and the bay area’s Alameda County, according to numbers from CalCannabis, a division of the Department of Agriculture which oversees cannabis cultivation licensing.The Department of Public Health has issued 711 cannabis manufacturing (e

Could This New Cannabis Cryptocurrency Save The Industry?

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Düber is not the first company to try launching a cannabis-centric cryptocurrency. Banking has always been a problem in the legal cannabis industry. Mainly because you can’t bank. Federal laws make it extremely hard to use banks or even credit cards if you’re in the industry, meaning many businesses have to do all ca

Did Weed Save Kevin Smith’s Life Or Almost Kill Him?

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If you tuned into Kevin Smith on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday then you probably heard the life-affirming anecdote about his heart attack. Indeed, Smith looked happy to be alive, bouncing on the couch as he told Colbert of his seemingly rather pleasant brush with death and medical treatment.One major feature of the story was the incred

California Might Have Found A Workaround For Its “Dry Towns”

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California peeps who like to smoke did a little touchdown dance at the the beginning of this year, when the state unleashed its recreational cannabis program. One big catch, though, is that a lot of Californians still can’t readily access legal marijuana. In fact, Leaflyreports that 75% of communities in California ban cannabis sales thr

Cannabis Could Outsell Liquor By 2020

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We hope Jose Cuervo and Johnny Walker have been saving for a rainy day, because it might start pouring down in a couple of years, pouring weed that is. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has released a report projecting that cannabis sales will overtake those of hard alcohol by 2020, according to The Globe and the Mail. Marijuana sa

No, Drug Dogs Will Not Be Killed If Weed Is Legalized

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It’s like Sophie’s Choice for stoner dog-lovers: keep weed illegal or kill hundreds of innocent dogs? The question was posed after several news outlets ran a story about the prospect of drug sniffing dogs in Illinois going out of work if the state legalizes recreational cannabis. As per The Week, Chad Larned, director of the Maron

World’s Biggest Bong Will Be 22 Feet Tall And Viewed For $4.20

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The eighth wonder of the world is coming to Las Vegas: the largest bong ever made by mankind. The 22 foot-tall sucker has to be shipped to Sin City from Seattle, and is made by an outlaw glass-blower who says the record-breaking work is a political statement.The bong will be featured at a new museum in Las Vegas, the Cannabition, an

Cannabis Ads May Increase Teen Use, Study Says

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Some people have feared that cannabis legalization might cause an increase in teen tokage, but it turns out that, for teen marijuana use, changes in public policy aren’t nearly as big as a factor as advertising. A study last year by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health actually showed that cannabis use among peeps aged 12 to 17 is actua

Nobody Knows Anything About The New U.S. Drug Czar

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A mystery has settled over Washington, D.C. The Office of National Drug Control Policy named its new director (a position commonly referred to as Drug Czar), and the new director is… some guy virtually nobody knows anything about. Jim Carroll was announced to the position of ONDCP deputy director on Friday, and will serve as acting director

Colorado Government Asks Its Stoners While They Like To Drive High

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With every other county, city, and state in the union changing marijuana laws every other day, and subjecting more than a hundred different populations to more than a hundred different cannabis regulatory systems, it’s always nice when a government decides to listen to its citizens for a minute about how they feel vis-a-vis weed laws.In Color

Virgina Gets Way More Permissive With Cannabis Oil Laws

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Virginia isn’t exactly the most swinging-est state when it comes to marijuana permissiveness. But what cannabis laws it does pass, it passes enthusiastically. In 2015, it passed a super-narrow medical cannabis bill that made it OK to possess CBD oil, but only for parents with epileptic children. The bill was very conservative, bordering on us

10,000 Vape Cartridges Seized In Interstate Bust

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Some community may about to see an inflation in hash oil cartridge prices, after 10,000 units of the stuff came into the position of the Nebraska State Troopers last Friday. Actually, to be exact, it was only 9,550 cartridges, estimated at a street value of $238,000, which was seized by troopers from a brand new 2018 Nissan Rogue.As reported by 9Ne

Compton and Inglewood Both Ban Legal Cannabis Sales

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California began regulating the legal sale of cannabis at the beginning of the year. In Los Angeles, which could grow into the single largest city weed economy in the country, most of the sales have been concentrated in one area. At the beginning of last month, all the legal pot shops open for business were in the affluent neighborhood of West Holl

Cali’s Cannabis Czar Says State Can Expect Weed Shortages

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In assessing the success of California’s month-old legal cannabis program, the state’s top marijuana regulator said there’s some good news and some bad news. The good news is that everybody’s done a real good job so far, and business is humming. The bad news is that all those happy cannabis producers, distributors, and consu

Cannabis Packaging Self-Regulation Rules Proposed By NACB

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The National Association of Cannabis Businesses is trying to get ahead of the regulation curve by proposing a set of self-imposed requirements for cannabis packaging. The instigation for this move, according to a statement by the NACB, was Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s withdrawal of federal protections for state-compliant marijuana busines

Is Army Ban On Weed Causing Surge In Dangerous Synthetic Hash Oil?

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The U.S. armed forces have been dipping into synthetic cannabis oil, and the fault may lie with the Army’s no cannabis policy. According to a report from The Fayette Observer, roughly 60 soldiers and Marines stationed in North Carolina, and another 33 troops in Utah, “experienced serious medical issues after using e-cigarettes or vaping

Denver Licenses Nation’s First Cannabis Lounge, Sort Of

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It’s a historic day in the U.S. of A. An establishment in Denver, Colorado has been bestowed the nation’s first business license which permits patrons to imbibe cannabis. In the great tradition of the legal public cannabis areas of Amsterdam, the historic lounge will be in a coffee shop. In the great tradition of America, it will be in

Maine Has To Wait For Legal Weed, But Coloradans About To Get It A Lot Faster

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The news in state cannabis law is: Maine’s potheads got to hold off a minute, Coloradans are about to get their weed at the touch of a button, and Virginians are just shit out of luck. This nation’s lawmakers have weed on the brain apparently. In just one day, the Associated Press ran stories on four different state cannabis laws which

San Francisco To Wipe Clean Thousands Of Weed Convictions

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Bay-area stoners with a record may be in luck, as a lot of their convictions are about to go up in smoke to join that heavy fog sitting over Frisco. The District Attorney of San Francisco announced that his office is going to erase or reduce thousands of cannabis-related criminal convictions.DA George Gascon said Wednesday that city prosecutors wil

Study Shows Hash OIl Burns Harder And Costlier To Treat Than Other Types

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Almost every day there’s a news report about some amateur blasters setting themselves on fire trying to make hash oil. There was, for instance, just yesterday news in the CBC of an explosion in New Brunswick, Canada, where two men were left in “critical condition with severe burns.” The two had blown up a garage. Luckily, a woman

Canopy Growth completes genetics transfer to Spain and provides update on Spanish operations and partnership

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SMITHS FALLS, ON and MADRID, March 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) ("Canopy Growth" or "the Company") is pleased to confirm that it has successfully completed a transfer of 1,500 cannabis clones to its Madrid-based partner, Alcaliber SA ("Alcaliber"), completing the first phase of a partners

CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. Announces First Quarter Results

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CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:CMED) (“CanniMed” or the “Company”) today released its unaudited financial results of operations for the three months ended January 31, 2018. The information in this news release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s condensed consolidated interim financial

Innovative Industrial Properties to Report 2017 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

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SAN DIEGOInnovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (NYSE: IIPR) announced today it will report results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017 after the market closes on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.Alan Gold, Executive Chairman, Paul Smithers, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Catherine Hastings, Chief Financial Officer, will ho

5 of Today's Biggest Marijuana Stock Losers - Friday, March 16th

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Out of over 200+ marijuana stocks, here are just 5 of the biggest marijuana stock losers in trading on Friday, March 16th including Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ZYNE) and more...22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE:XXII)Shares of 22nd Century Group, Inc.dropped 6.42%today on higher than average trading volume, closing the day at $2.48 USD pe

Research Projects Sales of Legal Cannabis Products to Accelerate This Year

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 According to a report by Ameri Research Inc., the global legal cannabis market was valued at $14.3 billion in 2016 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 21.1% between 2017 to 2024, while reaching a value of $63.5 billion by 2024. The market is going through a period of robust growth because of increasing legalization and d

IIROC Trading Halt - N; N.WT

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VANCOUVER, March 16, 2018VANCOUVER, March 16, 2018 /CNW/ - The following issues have been halted by IIROC:Company: Namaste Technologies IncCSE Symbol: N; N.WTReason: At the request of the Company Pending NewsHalt Time (ET): 12:09 PMIIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicl

Marapharm Ventures Inc. Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement Unit Offering

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KELOWNA, BC, March 16, 2018KELOWNA, BC, March 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Marapharm Ventures Inc. (CSE: MDM) (OTXQX: MRPHF) (FSE: 2M0) ("Marapharm" or the "Company") announces today that it intends to proceed with a non-brokered private placement of up to 3,000,000 units ("Units") at CDN $0.865 per Unit to raise gross proceeds of up to&nbs

Namaste Receives ACMPR Medical Cannabis Production License

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company”) (CSE:N) (FRA:M5BQ) (OTCMKTS:NXTTF) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Cannmart Inc. (“Cannmart”) has received its Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (&ldquo

Aphria receives third-party independent GMP certification of Leamington growing and processing facilities

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 LEAMINGTON, ON, March 16, 2018Aphria is the first Canadian Licensed Producer to be certified by SGS to the USFDA standards for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Finished PharmaceuticalsLEAMINGTON, ON, March 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Aphria Inc. ("Aphria" or the "Company") (TSX: APH and US OTC: APHQF) today announced it has received

Changes to CanniMed Therapeutics Board Following Share Take-Up by Aurora Cannabis

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EDMONTON and SASKATOON, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora") (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) and CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. ("CanniMed") (TSX: CMED) announced today that following the successful take up and payment of approximately 86.8% of the issued and outstanding of CanniMed Shares,

Aurora Acquires CanniMed and Commences Integration

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EDMONTON, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora") (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) announced today that it has completed its initial take up of the common shares ("CanniMed Shares") of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. ("CanniMed") pursuant to its offer (the "Offer") to purchase all of the issued and outstan

5 of Today's Biggest Marijuana Stock Losers - Thursday, March 15th

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Out of over 200+ marijuana stocks, here are just 5 of the biggest marijuana stock losers in trading on Thursday, March 15th including Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. (CSE:ATT) (OTC:ATTBF) and more...Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. (CSE:ATT) (OTC:ATTBF)Shares of Abattis Bioceuticals Corp.dropped 6.11%today on higher than average trading volume on the OTC

CannaRoyalty & National Access Cannabis Expand Sales in Canada

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OTTAWA, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ - CannaRoyalty Corp. (CSE:CRZ) (OTC:CNNRF) ("CannaRoyalty" or the "Company"), an active investor and operator in the legal cannabis industry, announced today that it has signed a binding term sheet (the "Term Sheet") to expand its business relationship with National Access Cannabis Corp. ("NAC") (tog

CannaRoyalty Corp. Announces $15 Million Bought Deal Financing

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OTTAWA, March 15, 2018/THIS NEWS RELEASE IS INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION IN CANADA ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATESNEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES./All financial figures in Canadian Dollars ($) unless otherwise notedOTTAWA, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ - CannaRoyalty Corp. (C

Cannabis Wheaton Enters Strategic Alliance Agreement with Honest Inc.

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We are approaching the end of the week, and it appears Canadian cannabis investors are going to go into the weekend feeling pretty good. Why? Well, aside from the fact that there are a number of cannabis stocks seeing green today, we have also been informed that Cannabis Wheaton (CVE:CBW) is making some major moves in expanding its corporate busine

CPAC 2018 Debate: Pot or Not?

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Take a look this debate from this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Is legalizing marijuana a smart move for the states? 

Supreme Makes Strategic Investment in Distribution Partner and Secures Supply Agreement with BlissCo

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-Supreme completed $3,000,000 strategic equity investment in BlissCo (CSE:BLIS), late-stage ACMPR applicant company based in Vancouver, British Columbia.-Investment gives Supreme a 10% ownership stake in BlissCo.-7ACRES, Supreme’s wholly-owned subsidiary, will supply BlissCo with approximately 1,000kg of high-quality cannabis, valued at appro

DPH Suspends Retail Sales at Medical Marijuana Dispensary Healthy Pharms

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BOSTON, Feb. 26, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has suspended retail sales of all medical marijuana products at Healthy Pharms, Inc., a Registered Marijuana Dispensary (RMD), until further notice.Retail sales were suspended Friday, Feb. 23, after Healthy Pharms notified DPH, as mandated, of a failed lab

Nasdaq to Get First Pot Listing

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The Nasdaq Stock Market will list its first cannabis shares on Tuesday, marking a key milestone for an industry that has been rejected by the Trump administration. Cronos Group Inc., which already trades in Canada, will be the first marijuana company on a major U.S. exchange — right alongside Nasdaq stocks such as Apple Inc., Microsoft C

Leading Cannabis Compliance Company Simplifya Closes $3 Million Series B Funding Round

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DENVER, Feb. 27, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Simplifya, the developer of the nation’s leading cannabis industry compliance software, announced Thursday it has closed a $3 million Series B round of funding. It was led by a $1 million investment from Merida Capital Partners, a private equity fund that targets fundamental growth drivers underpinnin

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Federal Cannabis Prohibition

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A United States District Judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to overturn federal cannabis prohibition. According to Reuters, U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein dismissed the lawsuit because the plaintiffs failed to use the administrative procedures within the Drug Enforcement Administration to challenge the policy.The suit sought

Hopefuls Await License Decision for Growing Marijuana in Arkansas

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On Tuesday, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission plans to announce the state’s first five groups that will be allowed to legally grow medical cannabis.It’s a major step toward getting the drug into the hands of qualifying patients after Arkansans approved Amendment 98 to the Arkansas Constitution in 2016, legalizing medical pot.App

MassRoots Appoints Glass House Farms Founder Graham Farrar to Board of Directors

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DENVER, Feb. 27, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — MassRoots, Inc. (“MassRoots” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the regulated cannabis industry, today announced it appointed Mr. Graham Farrar, Founder and Owner of Mission Health Associates (d.b.a. Glass House Farms), to its Board of Direct

Cannalogix Partners with Anantlife to Become the First Research Institute in The US to Offer DNA Tests for Cannabis Side Effects

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PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 27, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — A joint-collaboration that started earlier this year between Anantlife’s Dr. Rahul Kushwah and Cannalogix Foundation’s Chief Research Officer, J.B. Creel – on behalf of all patients seeking relief from the systemic effects of an imbalanced Endo-Cannabinoid System (ECS), has resulte

Cannabis to be a “Safe,” “Effective” Medical Treatment in First-of-its-Kind, Peer-Reviewed Study of Thousands of Cancer Patients Using Tikun Olam™ Strains

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NEW YORK AND TEL AVIV, Feb. 27, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — For the first time, a major scientific study has confirmed what cannabis advocates have known for decades: that cannabis can be a safe and effective palliative treatment in patients suffering from the debilitating effects of cancer. The article, “Prospective Analysis Of Safety And

NYPD Under Fire After Stats Reveal 86% of Marijuana Arrests Are of Minorities

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NYPD officials acknowledged a “troubling” racial gap in people they’re arresting for marijuana — but defended their enforcement efforts, saying they’re responding to residents complaining about people smoking pot.Cops faced criticism from City Council members at a hearing Monday over stats showing that despite a large

Shoppers Drug Mart Now Has Four Canadian Cannabis Suppliers

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Shoppers Drug Mart may have yet to receive its medical cannabis license from Health Canada, but it is moving full steam ahead to make sure it has secured multiple Canadian cannabis suppliers to provide its customers with products, pending approval of the licensed producer application submitted by its parent company, Loblaw Companies Ltd. On Fe

California City Police Continue Marijuana Crackdown

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Police in California City are continuing to crack down on illegal marijuana grows in the city; in total, over 21,000 plants have been seized.

Vermont Weighs Saliva Tests to Screen Drivers for Marijuana

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A bill that would allow police to test a driver’s saliva for marijuana is being considered by Vermont lawmakers as the state prepares to legalize the drug.The roadside saliva test would not determine whether a driver was impaired, but motorists who test positive could be asked to submit to a blood test.Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Thoma

Michigan Lawmakers Further Delay Marijuana Transport Bill

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Michigan lawmakers have delayed a promising bill that would overturn a law that declares the possession or transportation of marijuana in a vehicle a misdemeanor.According to the Kansas City Star, the Michigan Senate voted against the House-backed bill on Feb. 27, 2018, resulting in a 19-16 defeat. The current transport law states that th

Oklahoma Lawmakers Consider Medical Marijuana Regulations

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Oklahoma lawmakers are considering regulations on the medical marijuana industry before a statewide vote in June on whether to approve its use.The Oklahoman reports that the Senate Health and Human Services Committee narrowly approved a bill Monday that would limit how many businesses can be licensed to manufacture and sell medical marijuana. It wo

Tennessee House Speaker Helps Break Tie on Medical Cannabis Bill

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Efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Tennessee have gotten some unexpected support from state House Speaker Beth Harwell. On Feb. 27, 2018, Harwell voted to break a tie in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee in favor of HB 1749 / SB 1710, also known as the Medical Cannabis Act. Under the proposed measure, medica

State of the States’ Medical Cannabis Programs

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WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 28, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Today the medical cannabis advocacy organization, Americans for Safe Access, released its annual report entitled “Medical Marijuana Access in the United States: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws.” The report examines the status of states that have passed medical m

PEILCC Announces Two Cannabis Retail Outlet Locations

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Charlottetown, PE, Feb. 28, 2018 /Weed Wire/ —The Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission has announced new details regarding the province’s model for cannabis retail outlet sales.The province will have four dedicated, government-owned retail locations in 2018, as well as an e-commerce platform with direct-to-home delivery. Retai

Now You Can Buy Weed Stocks on the U.S. Stock Exchange

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For those hoping to get in on the cannabis stock game, a Canadian company has gotten approval to start trading on the NASDAQ. It’s the U.S. Stock Exchange’s first listed marijuana company, according to VICE.

Legalizing Cannabis Is “A Racial Justice Issue,” Says ACLU Leader

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Legalizing recreational cannabis isn’t just an issue of making weed more available to consumers or increasing state tax profits, it’s “a racial justice issue and a civil rights crisis,” according to head of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey Amol Sinha.After accepting the position of state ACLU executive direct

Patients In Honolulu Can Have Legal Weed Or A Gun, But Not Both

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There is a little known, and rarely acted on, federal firearm law which says that cannabis users can’t own guns. The law makes no differentiation between legal and illegal cannabis users, which makes sense given that the federal government doesn’t acknowledge legal cannabis users.Usually, however, law enforcement agencies don’t go

Army Is Now Cool With Recruiting Potheads

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The United States Army is increasing the number of waivers it grants to potential recruits who used cannabis in their youth. In 2017, the Army granted more than 500 such waivers, as opposed to 191 last year. Three years ago, they didn’t grant a single one."Provided they understand that they cannot do that when they serve in the military, I wi

Utah Cops Telling People Weed Causes Erectile And Intellectual Disability

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Last we checked, the job of police officers was to enforce local law for the good of the community. But apparently some cops in Utah are working overtime, making it part of their duty to collect and present one-sided and blatantly untrue facts about cannabis health effects.In opposition to a possible medical cannabis legalization bill in the state,

Los Angeles Finalizes Cannabis Rules, For Now

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The country’s largest cannabis market has voted to license the sales and cultivation of recreational cannabis. The Los Angeles City Council voted to impose a series of regulations on Wednesday. The new rules will kick in as soon as Mayor Eric Garcetti signs them, as reported by The Associated Press.The new regulations adopted by the city don&

Sessions Mocks Interns For Advocating Legal Pot And Police Oversight In New Video

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News flash: Jeff Sessions is not into legal marijuana. Well, maybe that’s not that much news to anyone who follows cannabis or the Department of Justice. The Attorney General is still the same guy who said “good people don’t smoke marijuana,” that cannabis is “only slightly less awful than heroin,” and who has lo

California Now Accepting Extraction License Applications

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For those of you wanting to be real deal legit extraction artists, last Friday was a big day. December 8 was the first day that the state’s Department of Public Health began accepting, or even making available, licenses from the Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB).These licenses, which you can apply for here, are good for 120 days, wit

Dabs and iPods Used In Study Of Cannabis And Driving Ability

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A new study on the effects of cannabis on motor skills is using the latest in weed technology and the earliest in mp3 technology. With dabs and iPods, a joint study by the University of Colorado Boulder and the Colorado State University Department of Health and Exercise Science is measuring the post-high driving abilities of your average dabber, as

Major Win For MMJ Employees In Massachusetts Makes New Ruling

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In a major victory for medical marijuana patients, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Monday that employers can no longer fire patients for using medical cannabis. The legal leverage for this rule was found in the state’s policies about discrimination against workers with disabilities, as reported by Leafly.In the ruling, Massa

Cops Are Forcing People To Eat Weed And Shutting Down Legal Pot Shops

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America’s finest. The boys in blue. Some of them are cool, but this week has seen two different news stories of law enforcement committing attacking the world of weed.In Phoenix, Arizona, one dude has just settled a lawsuit against the local po-po for allegedly making eat his own stash. Last September, Edgar Castro was caught with a small amo

Study Shows CBD May Treat Psychosis

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It turns out that CBD isn’t just good for epilepsy and making quick money online. A new English study shows that the second most famous compound in cannabis may also be useful in treating psychosis.Psychosis, in case you were wondering, is a symptom of several severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. It involves hallucinations, delusion

Why Is There Suddenly A Frenzy Over Pesticides In California Weed?

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Today on the newswire, a whole lot of news services picked up the Associated Press article, “Buyers beware: California cannabis sold Jan. 1 could be tainted,” and ran it. The same story ran in The Cannabist, the Press Democrat, and many others (ABC even ran their own riff on the headline, “Burners beware.” Get it?).The odd t

Could The End Of Net Neutrality Spell Trouble For Cannabis Businesses?

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In case your internet has suddenly gotten too slow to keep up with recent news, the FCC last week repealed net neutrality, a series of regulations which have long kept the small oligopoly of internet providers in this country from totally screwing over internet users by charging more for some content, slowing access to certain websites, and blockin

Mexico OK’s Import Of Medical Extracts, Edibles

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Things are about to get even hotter at the Mexican border, drug trafficking-wise. It’s not because the cartels are upping their monthly shipments (although, who knows, maybe). It’s because Mexico is about to start letting all kinds of weed-infused products come in from outside the country.Starting next year, the country will legalize th

Pregnant Women Are Increasing Their Use Of Cannabis

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The weed market may have found a new niche in the pregnant women category. This may be problematic, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said that that marijuana by a mother could cause developmental problems and low birth weight for the unborn children, though the results are as yet inconclusive, but all that hasn’t stopped

Here’s A List Of What Stoners Googled Last Year

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Big brother is watching you, bro. He’s watching you as you search for things about weed. Why? We don’t know. But we do know that a quick look at Google trend charts by Polly Washburn of The Cannabist turned a whole mess of data on what kinds of cannabis-related search Americans made in 2017.We know, for instance, that Americans still us

Big Highs And Some Lows As California Legalizes Cannabis

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As of January 1, California went full cannabis legal. Anyone 21 and over can now legally possess up to a an ounce of marijuana, grow their own, and sell it in limited quantities, just so long as they have the right license. And maybe now California will be called “The Golden State” not for the rocks we dug up a couple hundred years ago,

Want To Go To Mike Tyson’s Cannabis Resort?

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Mark this down on your New Year’s Resolutions list: go to Mike Tyson’s getaway cannabis ranch. All you have to do is drive to the remote desert town of California City (a little over 100 miles from Los Angeles), wait for the Heavyweight Champion of the Moon to actually build and open the resort, and then pay an as yet unknown fee to get

Weed Is A Little Less Legal After New Memo From AG Jeff Sessions

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One step forward, two steps back. Just three days after the biggest legal cannabis market in the world opened in California, the federal government has decided to play a nasty joke on the people of the legit cannabis industry by withdrawing its protections for state-licensed marijuana businesses.In a memo Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions nu

The Least Hardcore Ways To Use Cannabis

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In doing our regular search for cannabis-related news on the internet, we ran across one we knew our readers would be dying to know more about: “Mandy Moore’s Secret to Making Heels More Comfortable” in Coveteur. Moore’s secret, it turned out, was cannabis. She told a reporter that she rubbed CBD oil on her feet to cushion t

Can Small California Farmers Stop The Coming Wave Of Mega Grows?

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Though Proposition 64 implemented measures to keep mega grows funded by venture capital and corporations out of the recreational cannabis market, a legal loophole might allow them to be formed through a back door. That’s why the California Growers Association (CGA), a trade group with more than 1,000 members, announced this week that it was s

Science of 710: School for Smart Dabbers

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Here’s the life of a THC molecule: born in a bud, cooked in a dab, smoked into your brain. The end. That little tasty molecule gives us so much every day. But, like, how? And why? Let’s go back to school and figure out how it makes the epic journey from being some seed in the ground to a chemical in your brain that dabs you the fuck out

Los Angeles About To Decide Zoning Of Weed Shops And Grows

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Legal recreational cannabis is just a little over a month away in the city of Angels, and you know what that means: a hell of a lot of bureaucratic red tape. On Tuesday the Los Angeles City Council will decide whether to adopt a series of provisions which would restrict pretty tightly where you can and cannot cultivate and distribute marijuana.As i

Do Saliva THC Tests Really Work?

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There’s a little controversy floating around in Michigan right now about the reliability of a newly implemented roadside saliva test. The Michigan State Police have begun to swab motorists suspected of being under the influence with the Alere DDS2, a portable device which uses mouth swabs and digital chemical analysis to detect narcotics such

Hemp Fields Expand Across Nation Into America’s Dairyland

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Look out, milk. The dairy farms of Wisconsin may have a new competitor for field space. America’s Dairyland joined the ranks of more than 30 other states Thursday when Governor Scott Walker signed a bill which permits the farming of industrial hemp, as reported by The Associated Press.The state Legislature had previously passed the bill unani

Niagara Falls Could Become New Cannabis Tourism Hot Spot

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About 30 million people visit Niagara Falls every year. They come for the falls, they come for the casinos, they come on their honeymoons. Even Superman and Lois Lane went there. But, hey, why not give tourists one more reason to come.At least that’s what some officials on the Canadian side of the attraction are thinking. Because soon enough,

17 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR CANNABIS ENTHUSIASTS

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 1. Smoke everyday at 4:20 2. Grow Your Favorite Strain 3. Light More J’s With Your Friends 4. Make Your Munchies Healthier 5. Smoke With Family 6. Buy A Beautiful Piece 7. Roll A Blunt With At Least 10 Grams In It 8. Make Moonrocks 9. Perfect Your Magic Brownie Recipe 10. Take A Full Vaporizer-Bag In One Hit 11. Rip A 1 Gram Dab 12. Fin

Chris Christie Calls Cannabis Tax “Blood Money”

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The people, the incoming governor, and many lawmakers in New Jersey are pretty into legalizing marijuana in their state. Soon-to-be Governor Phil Murphy has vowed to pass a legalization bill, the state senate has already drafted a bill, and 59 percent of residents say they support the move, according to a September Quinnipiac University poll.So it

Ethanol and CO2 Removed From Volatile Solvent List In California

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While increasing regulation of California’s cannabis industry is creeping in with the dawning of legalization next year, extraction laws are easing up in at least one capacity. The Bureau of Cannabis Control changed its rule on volatile chemicals earlier this month, officially designating ethanol and CO2 as non-volatile solvents, as reported

UK Cannabis Oil Use Doubles In One Year

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Cannabis oil is getting almost as popular as tea and biscuits, or divorcing from the European Union over in jolly old England. According to reports from the Cannabis Trades Association UK and the Daily Mail, the number of Britons partaking of cannabis oil has doubled in the last year, from 125,000 to a quarter million.By their estimates, cannabis o

Rhode Island Dispensaries Worry Legal Massachusetts Bud Could Kill Their Business

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The more states legalize recreational cannabis, the less patients are likely to use their medical marijuana programs. At least that’s the worry of some dispensaries in Rhode Island, with recreational marijuana in neighboring state Massachusetts around the corner.One Rhode Island dispensary owner, Seth Bock of Greenleaf Compassionate Care Cent

11-Month-Old Dies In What May Be First Known Fatality Caused By Marijuana

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In a tragedy for one community and possibly a dark historical landmark for marijuana, an 11-month-old boy died from a heart condition that doctors found was likely caused by cannabis ingestion. If they’re right, it may be the first fatality caused by marijuana ingestion on record in the country.The boy’s death was reported over a year a

Oh No! Is There Snortable Weed Now?

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Gross history is about to be made at this weekend’s Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino, where THC Design Mix powder is going to be make its debut on the world’s marijuana stage. Snorting is not the intended use of the product--it’s a water-soluble powder designed to use as an infusing agent in beverages and food--nor would it likely w

Denver’s Hash-Off Pits Colorado’s Best Extraction Artists Against Each Other

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Hash oil competitions are nothing new. There are so many Cannabis Cups and Emerald Cups and Secret Cups and Chalices that a concentrates company barely has time to make any concentrate. Different companies bring their best shatter and crumble to some fairgrounds and judges compare somebody’s sour diesel to somebody else’s headband, whic

Robbers Posing As Cops Stole 500 Plants From Dispensary

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A Modesto area man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly robbing a marijuana dispensary while posing as a sheriff’s deputy. At least five more people involved in the incident are still at large.Because of legal restrictions, cannabis dispensaries have long had an exceptional vulnerability to robbery. Banking limitations force these businesses

Less Than One In Three CBD Extracts Have Accurate Labels, Study Says

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Last week the FDA sent out warning letters to four different CBD extract companies. The agency’s beef was that companies shouldn’t “illegally [sell] products” and claim that they “cure cancer without evidence to support these outcomes.” That seems reasonable enough, and those companies do seem more than a little

Cannabusinesses Need Armored Cars To Pay Their Taxes, Says CA Gov’t

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California’s Treasurer said Tuesday that the state’s best solution for safely collecting taxes on cannabis is a fleet of armored cars. In the new year, California will usher in what is expected to be the largest legal marijuana market in the nation’s history; it’s anticipated to grow to be worth $7 billion a year, as reporte

Epileptic Says CBD Extract Allows Him To Drive… And Race

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Not many people would advise driving under the influence of cannabis. Most states have some type of explicit law against driving while high (some against just having marijuana in your system), and there are more coming down the legal pipeline all the time. California, which already has a law against driving while lit, has just passed another law th

Legal Weed Could Spike Up 70% After New California Taxes Take Effect

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Let’s hope you California stoners been saving a little bit extra lately. If not, we might suggest a swear jar, a bake sale, or maybe a car wash, because you’re going to need to come up with something to keep up with the cost of legal weed in your fair state once new taxes kick into the recreational market January 1.According to a report

Maine Gov. LePage Vetoes Legal Weed Bill, Though Voters And Senate Are In Favor

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“It’s not easy to become a law, is it?” Depending how old you were or where you got schooling or your dope intake and its effect on your memory, you might or might not remember that Schoolhouse Rock cartoon that explained to kids (and a lot of adults) just how a bill gets turned into a law.The bill that is the topic of this articl

CBD Extracted From Hops To Hit Markets Soon

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A surprising twist just came into the story of cannabis technology. One company claims it has successfully extracted medically beneficial cannabinoids from a plant other than cannabis, and says it plans to put this extracon the market within the month.Isodiol, a research and product development group that focuses on cannabis, said in a late October

Report Claims Obama Spending Days Rolling Joints and Popping Edibles

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A new article claims that Barack Obama is spending his retirement from the Oval Office in a purple haze. According to a report from Edward Klein and World Net Daily, the ex-president now “spends much of his time at his home just blocks from the White House playing video games, chatting on the phone with celebrity pals, smoking marijuana and p

How Much Does It Cost The Government To Put Cannabis Users In Jail?

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A new report drafted by the Virginia State Crime Commission turned up some data on how much the state’s taxpayers are spending to jail cannabis users. The report, which was prepared to inform state lawmakers as they consider a proposed measure to decriminalize marijuana, said that Virginia taxpayers sometimes pay more than $10,000 a day to ho

Record High: Most Americans Favor Pot Legalization, Even Republicans

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News flash: support for marijuana legalization among Americans is now higher than your ass after that sixth dab last night. In other words, it’s now at a record high.That’s according to a Gallup poll conducted earlier this month, which surveyed more than a thousand Americans in all 50 states (plus D.C.). The figurative thermometer climb

THC Extract Used In Fish Farms To Chill Out Tilapia

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Scientists from the American University of Beirut gave tilapia THC extract to see if it chill them out a little.It seems that tilapia is a major commodity in the Nile river and farmers, needing to feed frenzied fish demand, are jam-packing their cages. Not surprisingly, conditions in these cages are no bueno, leading to higher disease rate, lower w

How Did Amazon Deliver 60 Pounds Of Weed By Mistake?

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Amazon Prime-happy consumers know that every once in awhile, even “Earth’s most customer-centric company” is capable of making mistakes. Though the company has a fairly good track record, every once in awhile a pair of shoes gets lost or the wrong size of iPhone case has to be sent back, or you know, they accidentally send you mor

The Pros And Cons Of Weed Decriminalization In Atlanta

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Atlanta, Georgia is the latest city in the country to decriminalize cannabis, as of a unanimous vote by the city council on Monday night. Possession of any amount under an ounce now warrants only a $75 fine. Possession is still a crime in the rest of Georgia, warranting up to 6 months in jail or $1,000 in fines.The decision was made to counteract s

You Got To Go Through A Lot Of Trouble To Buy Legal Weed In D.C.

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Gift exchange systems, over-priced T-shirts and coffee mugs, extravagant public gatherings with coded merchandise. This is the kind of shit you have to go through to legally “buy” or “sell” cannabis in the District of Columbia.Though the city legalized weed back in 2015, they only legalized the possession of it, not the sale

1 In 3 Teens Think Driving Stoned Is Legal

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A full 33% of teenagers think that if you’re in a state with legalized recreational marijuana, it’s legal to drive while under the influence of marijuana. That’s according to a new survey conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions).Last spring, 2,800 teenagers were surveyed on their know

NFL Takes Stand To Reshape Future Of U.S. Drug Laws

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Amid turmoil in the federal government over the future of federal drug policy, an unlikely force may be laying groundwork to alter the future of drug enforcement: the National Football League.Tom Marino, the guy President Trump nominated for national Drug Czar because of his experience as an agent of pharmaceutical lobbyists while serving as a U.S.

Concentrate Use On The Rise In California, Colorado, Washington

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Research in three different states shows a surge of cannabis concentrates sales. In a market that used to be dominated almost entirely by flower, experts are trying to figure out what’s behind the change, and where it’s headed.Two different analytics firms ran studies in different states, but came to basically the same conclusion. This

Which Fast Food Restaurants Do Stoners Eat At Most?

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Fast food has been a cornerstone of stonerdom since time out of mind. The drive-thru at a Del Taco is, for many potheads, an experience remembered as fondly as it is vaguely.But have you ever wondered which fast food joints cannabis users like best? Neither have we, but for some reason some researchers have spent a lot of time and energy tracking t

Hmong Immigrants Stake Niche In NorCal Cannabis Market

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For immigrants to the U.S., the business they’re in can be crucial, not just for economic stability, but for identity as well.When Hmong people first started migrating to the country in 1975, fleeing the communist takeover of Laos, many could find only jobs in unskilled labor: things like factory or custodial work. It was a long way from the

Al Sharpton: Medical Marijuana A “Civil Right”

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In a speech which called out the hypocrisy and racial inequality of the cannabis business, Reverend Al Sharpton called medical marijuana a “civil right.”Sharpton spoke Thursday at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in Boston.“Who would think that we are in the 21st century debating about whether we are going to co

Northern California Weed Crops Set To Take A Hit From Wildfires

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Wildfires of disaster proportions in Northern California are wreaking havoc on cannabis crops.As of Monday night, ten people are dead from the fires and more than 100 others are being treated for injuries. Not of least concern is damage to property, which will not only leave residents without homes but also severely hinder local industries. 1,500 s

Who Should Our New A-List Weed Celebs Be?

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Tuesday will see the home video release of Grow House, the new stoner comedy written and directed by DJ Pooh, the guy who co-wrote Friday and wasn't Ice Cube. It would be great if the movie was good or fresh or funny, but we have to confess that the trailer makes it look a little bit tired and a little bit cheap. It features, in a cameo, the r

Dabbing Terpenes May Release Unhealthy Amounts Of Toxins, Study Says

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Terpenes are like the herbs and spices of concentrates. They are what gives it flavor, and can affect the high too. But some terpenes may actually might actually make your concentrates way less healthy, according to a new study from Portland State University.When researchers tested the toxic level of terpenes cooked at various dab-like temperatures

5% Of All Arrests In U.S. Are For Cannabis

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What’s the biggest problem in American crime right now? Murder? Robbery? Rape? If you look at it in terms of how U.S. law enforcement spends its time, the answer is cannabis.More than 5 percent of all arrests in the nation are for cannabis, according to 2016 crime data released this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and reported by

Target Sold CBD Oil This Week, But Now It’s Over

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The barriers have been broken, the walls torn down. Cannabis products are now being sold by a big box retailer, the mark of legitimacy and normalization in the 21st century globalized world. Except… wait, now they’re not selling them anymore.On Thursday morning, CW Hemp announced that it’s hemp-derived CBD oil was being offered f

Hash Oil Manufacturers Persuade Peru To Legalize Medical Cannabis

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The Congress of Peru has voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana in the country. The move marks a fast 180 in the nation’s medical cannabis policy.Since a publicized raid on a medical cannabis extraction lab earlier this year, lawmakers have proposed to decriminalize medical marijuana, and have now gone full measure to l

Could Hawaii’s Cashless Marijuana Market Work?

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Hawaii is making a bold move by creating the country’s first completely cashless marijuana market. As of October 1, the great state will mandate that all cannabis transactions be done using a debit payment app, according to a statement reported by the Associated Press.Hawaii’s motivation for the move seems pretty sound. Avoiding cash, o

California Governor Gets Bill To Limit Butane Sales

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Just in time to trip up California’s oncoming legal weed bonanza, a bill has landed on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk which could seriously complicate the legal manufacture of butane hash oil in the state.AB 1120 would, if signed, make butane legally akin to chemicals used in methamphetamine production. Sales would be limited to 600 millil

Legal Weed Takes Big Steps Back In Nevada and Massachusetts

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Last November, when four new states voted to legalize marijuana, it seemed like a big step forward for cannabis legislation. And it was, but ten months later, some of these states are having to take a little of little steps backward before they make that giant leap for mankind.Both Nevada and Massachusetts saw setbacks in their legal cannabis progr

What’s With The Netherlands’ Ban On Cannabis Extracts?

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The Dutch are practically synonymous with weed smoking. For generations, before the U.S. started to legalize the plant state by state, the Netherlands (Amsterdam, in particular) was the cannabist’s holiday destination of choice. Cheech and Chong went there. Vincent Vega and Ocean’s Eleven too.Even the word “dutch” has come t

Why Does Weed Make Music Even Better?

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Here’s a nice stoned thought for you. You probably already had it, but maybe it got lost between dab hits and Adult Swim episodes. Anyone who’s smoked (or dabbed or vaped, edibled or tinctured) a few times knows that music gets a little deeper when you’re under the influence.Or it’s more like it goes a little deeper. You see

Why Is It So Hard To Get Legal Cannabis Lounges?

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Weed aficionados started getting psyched earlier this week when Nevada’s Legislative Counsel Bureau released an opinion saying that the state has no law against private cannabis lounges where patrons would be free to smoke or otherwise imbibe cannabis products. There were no bills, no measures, no votes. The ruling simply said that current st

The Best SoCal Dispensaries Are Outside LA, Says New List

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Angelino stoners with discerning taste might need to get out of the city to find the best bud service, according to a new list from Leafly.The quarterly, regional list compiles consumer feedback given to the online weed encyclopedia. Then, of course, an algorithm compares the various dispensaries and, presto: you get a comprehensive list of the bes

Woman Claims Cannabis Oil Cured Her Of Brain Tumor

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A Scottish woman has made a full recovery from a deadly tumor and says it’s all thanks to cannabis extracts.In 2013, doctors diagnosed Lynn Cameron with stage four brain cancer and gave her 6 to 18 months to live. Despite the hopeless outlook, Cameron took combined surgical, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments, but these had no impact on t

Why Don’t Charities Want To Take Donations From Cannabis Companies?

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“The message was essentially you’re a drug dealer.” That’s what Organa Brands President Chris Driessen told Forbes when describing the response from charities to his company’s proposed donations.Organa Brands has had hella success in the last few years. They make the ubiquitous O.penVape and expand into other concentra

First Ever National Cannabis TV Ad Airs On CNN, Fox News, Beyond

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Cannabis has come a long way in this 21st century. It was only a generation ago that you could still get a decade of hard prison time for possession. And now you can see commercials for it in the same programming block as Tucker Carlson and “I’m Thinking Arby’s” ads.More precisely, you can now see a commercial for a weed law

Why Is Teen Cannabis Use At A 20-Year Low?

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Despite cannabis being legal, in some form, in over half the country, and legal for recreational use in eight states, use among adolescents and teens is at a 22-year low, according to a new federal study.The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health was released this week and the findings are interesting. The survey showed that the number of te

Trump’s Deal With Dems Is A Stay Of Execution For MMJ

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In the big old clusterbuck that is Washington, D.C. in 2017, Republican President Donald Trump made a surprise deal with Democratic leaders, and he probably didn’t even realize that deal is going to keep medical marijuana protected from the federal government for at least a while longer.The fun started on Wednesday, when Republican congressio

DOJ Using IRS For Shady Investigations Into Legal Weed, Lawsuit Claims

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A federal lawsuit claims the Department of Justice is conducting secret investigations of legal cannabis businesses, using IRS tax investigations as a front, as reported by The Denver Post.The IRS conducts regular investigations of marijuana businesses to preclude them from certain tax deductions. While most businesses can deduct expenses, business

Study: Don’t Smoke Weed Because Maybe It Makes You Walk Funny

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Researchers behind a new study claim that we should be careful about accepting cannabis into  society because there is a possibility that smoking it might make you walk funny.A new Australian article published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependencelooks at how your gait may change depending on whether you imbibe the weed.The scientists fro

Could Cannabis Extract Replace Anti-Anxiety Pharmaceuticals?

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One of the world’s leading business publications says that cannabis compounds could one day replace traditional pharmaceutical anxiety medication.While reporting on a recent study in Psychopharmacology, Forbes Magazine compared the benefits and risks of cannabis-based anxiety treatment with current anti-anxiety medication, finding that, &ldqu

This Is Why You Don’t Set Up Hash Oil Labs In Tornado Shelters

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All sorts of lessons can be learned from the explosion of a marijuana extraction lab in Timnath, Colorado. An explosion critically burned three people, including a 12-year-old child earlier this summer. Authorities are yet to say which solvents were involved in the blast, only that it involves hash oil manufacturing in an old tornado shelter.Michae

Could That Netflix and Weed Cross-Promotion Be Trend Setting?

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When Netflix unveiled official cannabis flower tie-ins to ten of its shows, the streaming service got a boatload of free publicity. Dozens (maybe hundreds) of local, national, and global news outlets ran the story.The media giant clearly knew its audiences. It knew it had a large contingency of stoner viewers and they chose the affiliated series ca

Do Strict Regulations Contribute To Butane Hash Oil Explosions?

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The State of Oregon has a problem. Illegal hash oil labs have been on the rise and so have the number of hash oil lab explosions and injuries resulting from them, to the alarm of state regulators.At least three people have died in extraction lab accidents this year, two from a recent explosion in Portland. Another asphyxiated in February when a bat

Congressmen Tell Sessions To Stop Blocking MMJ Research

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A bipartisan gang of congresspersons are finally banding together to tell this administration that enough is enough. Putting us closer to nuclear war with North Korea out of total ignorance wasn’t enough to draw their ire. Equating white supremacists with anti-racist protesters didn’t do it either. The straw that broke the proverbial ca

What Happens When You Take Weed Across State Lines?

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“When you think about it, what did I really do? I crossed an imaginary line with a bunch of plants.” So says fictionalized drug smuggler George Jung as played by Johnny Depp in the 2001 film Blow.That’s what happens when you cross state lines with marijuana. Imaginary lines. A bunch of plants. Even if those plants are legal on bot

Why Are The Koch Brothers Fighting For Cannabis Rights?

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Charles and David Koch are known as bigwigs in conservative politics. The efforts of these extraordinarily rich brothers and their network have pledged nearly $900 million toward political influence and are said by Politico to have “an infrastructure that rivaled that of the Republican National Committee.”They spend hundreds of millions
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