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Stigma of 'Smokers' Disease' Stifles Fight Against No. 1 Killer, Lung Cancer

About 15 percent of lung cancer cases are in people who never smoked. (Mark Baard/Flickr Creative Commons)<p>Lung cancer takes more lives than any other …

Pot for Pets: Marijuana Cookies for Ailing Dogs Hit Market

With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states, and recreational use permitted in four states as well as Washington, D.C., a burgeoning cannabis …

10 best marijuana strains for 4/20

The term “420” and the de facto cannabis appreciation holiday it spawned traces back to the Bay Area, and has become like a St. Patrick’s Day — but with less fights.<p>For those heaviest of fans — the 5.9 million daily to near-daily tokers — a Monday holiday only encourages a three-day weekend.<p>About …

Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana business

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20.<p>The move makes the 81-year-old "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" singer the latest celebrity to …

High Times Petitions to Free Jailed Non-Violent Marijuana Users

In order to fete April 20 — aka National Marijuana Day — High Times magazine will do more than spark up a few joints.<p><b>4/20 FRIENDLY:</b> In order to fete …

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Willie Nelson launching a personally-branded strain of marijuana

Music legend and noted marijuana aficionado Willie Nelson plans to launch a personal brand of cannabis that he intends to make "the best on the …

Willie Nelson rolls out own brand of marijuana

"I will make sure it's good or it won't be on sale," he said. "There should be a menu just like in a restaurant because there's so many different …

‘High Times’ starts petition to release non-violent marijuana prisoners

While marijuana legalization or decriminalization has spread through over half of the U.S., tens of thousands of its citizens remain behind bars for marijuana-related offenses.<p>The good folks at <i>High Times</i> want to finally put an end to pot-related prison sentences with a new petition on …

New Colorado radio station K-HIGH devotes all airtime to marijuana

A Colorado radio station has become the first and only station in North America to dedicate its airtime exclusively to marijuana — and calls itself …

8 Crazy Celebrity Marijuana Arrests

April 20 has come and gone, and now we’re currently in National Random Drug Testing Week. With all the research going around debunking marijuana …

Marijuana stock photos depict the new normal

We’re tired of seeing lame stoners and slackers as the posterchildren for the marijuana movement.<p>Which is why it’s refreshing to see advocacy group the Drug Policy Alliance continue their efforts to normalize marijuana use through photography.<p>The group released a new collection of 64 photos …

Thousands Of Families Demand Legal Medical Marijuana For Their Critically Ill Kids

Thousands of families of critically ill children and advocates for marijuana reform launched a national campaign Wednesday supporting the legalization of certain strains of cannabis oil that have shown therapeutic benefits.<p>Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) first introduced the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access …

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Thousands Demand Leniency For Medical Marijuana Advocate At Risk Of Losing Custody Of Son

Shona Banda should be able to kiss her child goodnight. Or, at least, that’s what the thousands of people rallying in support of the medical marijuana advocate are arguing.<p>As of Thursday afternoon, more than 28,000 people had signed a petition asking the Finney County District Attorney and the …

Baby Boomers Increasingly Behind Legalizing Marijuana

The support for legalizing marijuana has grown rapidly over the last decade but the oldest Americans aren't ready to sign off on it yet. Four states and Washington, D.C. have passed measures legalizing marijuana, and today 53 percent of Americans favor legalization and 44 are opposed. In 2006, …

Arizona group files initiative to legalize marijuana

Arizona could possibly vote to legalize recreational marijuana use in 2016.<p>A group backed by the Marijuana Policy Project filed an initiative last Friday that hopes to address the issue at the 2016 election, reports the AP.<p>The initiative would allow adults 21 or over to possess and grow limited …

Growing Pains: Can Seattle Become A Marijuana Tourism Mecca?

When recreational cannabis consumption was legalized last year, pot tourists began streaming into Seattle. Then things got sticky.<p>When Washington state legalized recreational marijuana use last July, Seattle’s tourism industry saw a new opportunity. Could Seattle become a hub for pot tourism, with …

The Marijuana Business That's Becoming a Brand Name

O.penVape is capitalizing on the popularity of its vaporizers to expand its reach and become a national brand.<p>The startup's offices in Denver, over on Delaware Street off Speer Boulevard, are open and airy. With exposed brick and plate glass walls, a Ping-Pong table, and a kitchen with jars of …

Marijuana Legalization In Ohio 2015: Voters Could Decide To Legalize Weed In November As Measure Moves Forward

Pro-pot activists in Ohio are making headway in getting legal marijuana on the 2015 ballot. The group behind a proposed constitutional amendment that …

Marijuana Business Incubator Launches In Texas As Entrepreneurs Anticipate Legalization

Texas is known for many things, but legal cannabis isn’t one of them -- yet. Although the state hasn’t legalized marijuana use at this point, one …

The Little-Mentioned Consequence of Selling Marijuana

Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As more and more states legalize marijuana, businesses selling the leafy green weed are, um, cropping up. But marijuana still remains illegal under federal law, and that creates a potentially significant problem for entrepreneurs …

Nevada lawmakers take Colorado marijuana tour

DENVER — With smiles, selfies and a few nervous chuckles, a group of Nevada legislators and policymakers got a first-hand look at Colorado's fast-growing legal marijuana industry this weekend, coming face-to-face with thousands of green growing plants.<p>The small group is part of Nevada's efforts to …

Even Fox News Shows Majority Of Americans Now Support Marijuana Legalization

A majority of Americans support legalizing recreational marijuana, a Fox News poll revealed Monday. (Yes, <i>that</i> Fox News.)<p>The Fox poll marks the first time the news organization has found majority support for the issue since it began asking the question. It's also the latest in a string of recent …

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Ohio Students' Device Will Allow Cops To Screen Drivers For Marijuana Use

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio graduate students have invented a device that will allow law enforcement officers to determine whether motorists have …

Marijuana shortage seen ahead of Washington state retail pot rollout

SEATTLE (Reuters) - His glass pipes are on display and final regulatory hurdles nearly cleared, but the biggest concern for Cannabis City owner James Lathrop as he opens his Seattle pot shop this week is the possibility of running out of mind-altering bud in a matter of hours.<p>A participant …

MassRoots marijuana social network integrating seed-to-sale system

MassRoots Inc., a Denver-based marijuana-centric social media network, has acquired an equity stake in a seed-to-sale company with plans to integrate …

Potential 1st-round pick Shane Ray cited for marijuana possession, issues apology

Shane Ray's draft stock may take a tumble.<p>The pass-rusher from Missouri was cited for Marijuana possession in Kansas City on Monday morning, …