David

350 Flips | 2 Magazines | 515 Likes | 1 Following | 6 Followers | @David2g0n | Keep up with David on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “David”

8 Important Life Lessons From a Former Marijuana Kingpin

247<p>SHARES<p>As legalized weed spreads across America like a green-hued wildfire, the era of Big Marijuana comes ever closer into view. But few are as …

Marijuana Is Helping Colorado's Youth Go to College

Thanks to marijuana, some Colorado students will have an easier time paying for college.<p>The Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation, in Colorado’s …

'Suits' and 'Stoners' Are Fighting for the Soul of the Weed Industry

"There's no doubt that capitalism has moved the ball forward as far as marijuana legalization goes."<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with the Influence.</i><p>"It took me getting into the weed business to actually put on a suit," laughs Duncan Cameron at the Denver grow he oversees. As chief …

Cannabis

Is Fracking Causing Earthquakes in Oklahoma?

Fracking in Oklahoma, as well as elsewhere, has been on the decline, thanks to the oil price slump. Quakes, however, are continuing at alarming …

The Dirty Secret Behind America's Addiction to Painkillers

A new investigation shows Oxycontin doesn't last nearly as long as advertised for many patients.<p>When America saw the first signs of an opioid addiction epidemic in the mid 1990s, one major mystery began to fester. Pharmacology research has long suggested that drugs that take effect slowly and last …

Medicine

Lightweight Jaguar E-type reborn

Jaguar taps into its rich heritage with 'missing six' E-type racers originally produced in 1963<p>In many ways this is the perfect classic car, an absolutely faithful replica of the revered Lightweight E-type racer of the Sixties, produced by its original manufacturer more than 50 years later.<p>The …

Jaguar Cars

Marijuana arrests in Colorado fall for white teens but soar among black teens since legalisation

Black and Latino teens in Colorado are being arrested for marijuana offences at a disproportionate rate to their white counterparts, and the …

Jamaica Government Pushes to Gain a Piece of the Medical Marijuana Industry

The Government of Jamaica has reiterated that it will be relying significantly on the establishment of a legalized marijuana and hemp industry to …

Vermont to require drug makers to explain price increases

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is poised to become the first state requiring drug companies to explain their price increases, and Bob and Deborah Messing think that's a good idea.<p>The Messings live in Montpelier and are in their early 70s. She's on Orencia, a Bristol-Myers Squibb product, for …

How One Guy’s Illegal U-Turn Brought Down a Cannabis Gang

A routine stop helped unravel the threads connecting two brothers, their childhood friend and a $1.2 million stash of weed.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>He probably wasn't quite the right man for the job. A couple of years ago Armadeep Randhawa, a 30-year-old with a short stint as a …

Time travel to Ancient Greece: Scientists recreate night sky to date 2,500 yr-old poem

If you wonder what the night sky over Ancient Greece looked like, scientists from a Texas university may satisfy your curiosity as they have …

Toronto’s Weed Dispensary Free-for-All Might Be Coming to an End

Better stock up now.<p>Barely six months ago, Toronto had only a handful of medical marijuana dispensaries to speak of.<p>Now, you can hardly walk a block without spotting at least a few of them, and neighbourhoods like Kensington Market are fast becoming veritable green light districts. While there's no …

Weed could bring heaps of new jobs, taxes and tourists to Florida

If only Rick Scott had come to California one day earlier and made a side trip to that job fair in San Francisco. The gov could have dispensed with …

Cannabis

More bad news for honeybees: Beekeepers lost nearly half their colonies in past year

If there's any animal that can't seem to catch a break, it's the honeybee. Thanks to what scientists believe is a combination of disease, parasites, pesticides and other environmental stressors, honeybee colonies have experienced significant losses over the past decade or so - a phenomenon that's …

Signs of mission creep are multiplying in the fight against ISIS in Iraq

Almost five years ago,<p>President Obamadelivered a speech in which he acknowledged — and claimed credit for — the fact that the last U.S. combat troops would soon be leaving Iraq. “The tide of war is receding,” Obama said on Oct. 21, 2011.<p>What Obama didn't anticipate was that<p>Islamic State, an …

Middle East

Half a Ton of Marijuana Found in Coconuts at U.S.-Mexico Border

More than 1,400 pounds of marijuana was found hidden inside fresh coconuts at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, Customs and Border Protection said Thursday.<p>A total of 2,486 packages of alleged marijuana were concealed inside the coconuts, which were part of a commercial shipment inside a …

U.S.-Mexico border

Britain's Synthetic Weed Problem Is Only Getting Worse

Days after a study suggested synthetic cannabis can be as physically addictive as heroin, we met some users who are stuck in the throes of addiction.<p>We've heard multiple warnings about the havoc being caused in British prisons by the widespread use of synthetic cannabinoids (SCs): violence, debt, …

Medicine

Colorado City To Use $1.5 Million From Pot Tax To Help Homeless

We're fired up about this.<p>Now here’s an idea we hope catches fire.<p>Aurora, Colorado’s third largest city, recently announced how it will use $1.5 million generated from a tax on recreational pot to supporting homeless people, the Aurora Sentinel reported. The city first made the announcement in …

Cannabis

“There is just no such thing as God”: A physicist searches for meaning in the natural world

Why are we here? What is our purpose? Only science holds the answers, argues “The Big Picture” author Sean Carroll<p>It is time to face reality, California Institute of Technology theoretical physicist Sean Carroll says: There is just no such thing as God, or ghosts, or human souls that reside outside …

Marijuana Moguls: 10 Entrepreneurs Own 20 Percent of Denver's Pot Shops | Inc.com

In only two years since full-on legalization, Denver's marijuana industry has surpassed $1 billion in sales. But who are the entrepreneurs at the top of the Mile High City's market?<p>According to an analysis of Denver's 1,046 marijuana business licenses by <i>The Denver Post</i>, a handful of businessmen …

Cannabis

The House is set to pass a slew of bills fighting opioid addiction

The United States House of Representatives is getting ready to put legislative muscle behind the nation's growing fight against opioid addiction, …

After Colorado legalized marijuana, arrests fell for white kids — but rose for black kids

Now that recreational marijuana has become legal in Colorado, not all the kids are all right. Specifically, black kids are actually more likely to be arrested over pot after legalization — while their white counterparts are less likely to be arrested.<p>A new report by the Colorado Department of …

Former NFL lineman says players should be able to use marijuana as pain reliever

When Laremy Tunsil appeared smoking something — most people assumed it was marijuana — from a gas mask attached to a bong in a video released on the first night of the NFL Draft, he slid down the draft board.<p>At one point he’d been considered a possible No. 1 overall pick. In the end he was the …

NFL

Pot growing manual scores major book prize

In a new milestone for cannabis’ legitimacy, a pot growing encyclopedia took home a first ever Benjamin Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association this Spring; the first time that any such prize has been given to a cannabis-related book.<p>Sonoma County’s George Van Patten (aka …

Grateful Dead members hope to boost pot legalization on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

TV ads touting marijuana products are still a major taboo in the media business, but that hasn't stopped members of the<p>Grateful Deadfrom breaking with convention to puff up their pet cause.<p>Dead & Company, made up of surviving members of stoner-friendly jam band, are bringing at least 300 supporters …

Cannabis

No One Knows How Stoned Is Too Stoned to Drive

A new study confirms what a lot of people already know: Treating THC like alcohol when it comes to DUIs has no basis in science.<p>Let's get something out of the way first: It's bad to drive while you're stoned. You probably already know this, being a young-ish person in a world with an ample supply …

Lakes High School students quiz Rauner on budget, medical marijuana

Gov. Bruce Rauner pushed for more education spending as he visited two suburban high schools Monday.<p>The visits to Lakes Community High School in Lake Villa and Lyons Township High School in La Grange came as the budget standoff in Springfield continues into its 11th month and new worries emerge …