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California police bust multimillion-dollar weed 'fortress'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Southern California raided a weed "fortress" on Wednesday, seizing 35,000 marijuana plants and shutting down an …

Here's why the FDA believes marijuana is no medicine

Voters in five states, including California, will decide whether to legalize weed for recreational use by adults, and citizens in four others will cast ballots on whether to allow medical marijuana.<p>If all of the measures succeed, it could force federal lawmakers to reconcile restrictive federal …

9 states to vote soon on expanding legal access to marijuana

Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana.<p>Collectively, the ballot measures amount to the closest the U.S. has come to a national referendum on the drug.<p>Five states — Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada — will consider legalizing …

Colorado Will Use Extra Marijuana Revenue to Prevent Bullying in Schools

Colorado plans to distribute millions of dollars in surplus marijuana tax revenues to schools in an effort to prevent bullying.<p>The money, totaling …

DEA Rejects Attempt to Loosen Federal Restrictions on Marijuana

The Obama administration has denied a bid by two Democratic governors to reconsider how it treats marijuana under federal drug control laws, keeping the drug for now, at least, in the most restrictive category for U.S. law enforcement purposes.<p>Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg …

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Why This Little-Known Course Is Stanford's Business School's Most Popular Class | Inc.com

Ranked by <i>Forbes</i> as the top U.S. business school in 2015, Stanford University's Graduate School of Business (GSB) offers a huge variety of classes with technical-sounding titles: Financial Reporting and Management Control. Taxes and Business Strategy. Economics of Organization.<p>And then there's …

Thousands puff for legal pot at 4/20 parties throughout US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands sent up a cheer and a collective plume of marijuana smoke at the stroke of 4:20 p.m. Wednesday in San Francisco's …

Silicon Valley legend Bill Campbell has died — here is some of his best leadership advice

Bill Campbell, widely known in Silicon Valley as "The Coach," died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.<p>Before entering the tech industry, Campbell served as head football coach at Columbia University and maintained a pep-talk approach when dealing with executives. Campbell's illustrious …

Isil and Italian mafia teaming up to smuggle cannabis into Europe

The Islamic State is working with the Italian mafia to smuggle cannabis to Europe, a new investigation shows.<p>While smoking and handling hashish is forbidden under Sharia law and the group punishes those living in its territory in Syria and Iraq caught using it, its leaders are making millions from …

North Africa

Popular HempCon faces changes if marijuana is legalized

Monica Leon waited outside the Cow Palace Saturday morning, beneath a low-lying cloud that lingered above the heads of the 100 or so people waiting in line around her. She took a long drag from a joint and passed it to the guy next to her.<p>People cheered with excitement. Loud reggae music echoed out …

What to Do If Your iPhone is Lost or Stolen

iPhones are lost and stolen every day, but luckily Apple has robust tools built into iOS that will keep your data safe and your device unusable if it's misplaced or snatched by a thief.<p>With Find My iPhone, you can locate lost devices, disable them, and even fully erase them, but unless you've been …

Photos: Colombia’s “lost city of marijuana”

The jungle around Toribío in southwestern Colombia is filled with vast pot plantations that stretch as far as the eye can see. At night, the greenhouse lights glow like a sea of fluorescent plankton.<p>Colombia’s 50-year civil war devastated this region. Fighting between the Colombian army and the …

The DEA will soon decide whether the US should stop treating marijuana like heroin

While 23 states and Washington, DC now allow some form of medical marijuana, weed remains in the tightly-regulated Schedule I category alongside heroin, LSD, ecstasy, and other drugs deemed to have no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Cocaine and methamphetamine are among the …

The 7 Best Traits All Authentic Leaders Have in Common | Inc.com

You have most likely heard the word <i>authentic</i> used in conjunction with leadership. Is authentic leadership just a buzz phrase, or is it something you should actually care about as you continue to develop yourself as a leader? It is definitely something you should care about, and here's why: …

Leadership

Have We Removed Leadership from Leader Development?

Every year, new command teams spend thoughtful hours crafting the words that will precisely convey their version of unit success. This intent …

The best science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

In <b>Radiance</b> (Corsair, £16.99), her first adult novel for four years, Catherynne M Valente posits an absurdist alternative history in which the exploration of the solar system began in the 1800s and all the planets are inhabited. In 1944 film-maker Severin Unck travelled to Venus to make a film about …

Books

Why Leadership Development Has to Happen on the Job

At a recent leadership summit we held at Twitter with 100 of our top global leaders, our agenda was to talk about our strategic direction and get aligned as a leadership team. Then, the day before the summit, news leaked of several executive departures. The context of our discussions had …

Marijuana oil bill clears last hurdle in Virginia legislature

RICHMOND — A bill meant to pave the way for producing therapeutic marijuana oils in Virginia cleared its last legislative hurdle on Tuesday.<p>The Senate voted 39 to 0 in favor of the bill, with Sen. Bryce E. Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) not voting. Parents with severely epileptic children, who have …

U.S. group prepares Ohio ballot push for medical marijuana | Reuters

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Proponents announced plans on Tuesday for an Ohio ballot initiative that would legalize medical marijuana one year after a push for recreational versions of the drug was shot down by the state’s voters.<p>A production assistant collects a Cannabis plant in a state-owned …

Why the Best Leaders Always Avoid This One Habit | Inc.com

There is no shortage of discussion on what makes a good leader. Is it subject matter expertise? Is it empathy? Is it a specific set of habits?<p>Frankly, I don't think it is any one of those, specifically. I believe successful leadership is highly influenced by context and environment. A leadership …

Pot is power hungry: why the marijuana industry's energy footprint is growing

Marijuana might look and smell natural<i>,</i> but its ecological footprint is anything but green. Pot is power hungry.<p>Tourists with pot-related problems double in Colorado emergency rooms<p>Read more<p>The $3.5bn cannabis industry is one of the nation’s most energy intensive, often demanding 24-hour indoor …

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Study: Tourist pot complaints up at Colorado emergency rooms

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's tourists aren't just buying weed now that it's legal — they're ending up in emergency rooms at rates far higher than …

The favorite job interview questions of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 26 other highly successful executives

Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite …

Here's an Easy Two-Minute Trick to Calm Your Racing Mind

<b>Obsess much? Here's a way to stop the cycle (and basically tell your brain to STFU).</b><p><i>By Amanda Schupak</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD<p>Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night. Think about how many times you've …

Australia Is Pushing to Legalize Marijuana Growth for Medical Research

Australia is set to introduce legislation that will legalize the licensed growth of marijuana for medical-research purposes.<p>The bill before …

Framed! Meet the creators shaking up modern comics

Nothing kills the excitement of a pop culture phenomenon like proclaiming that it has “grown up”. The last time this happened to the lurid, fast-paced, gleefully disreputable world of comics, in the late 1980s, the adoption of adult themes and situations turned out to be a blind alley. Classics …

Graphic Novels

10 Signs That Your Boss Is a Manager vs. a Leader

Are you frustrated with your boss's inability to lead you? Well put that frustration on pause because your boss may be a manager and not necessarily a leader.<p>Yes, there is a huge difference and understanding some of those nuances allows you to set the right expectations as it relates to your …

This Body Language Makes You Look Like a Leader

It’s important to balance the appearance of power and warmth.<p>Via The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help–or Hurt–How You Lead:<p><b>When</b> …