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How to Grow a Cannabis Farming Business in the Blazing Marijuana Economy

From crop cultivation to climate control, here's a look at what it takes to plant the seeds of a marijuana agriculture startup.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The U.S. cannabis market is very promising. It's so exciting that thousands of industry movers and observers …

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What happens to marijuana use when states legalize it

The debate over marijuana regulation has been picking up steam, and 2016 may be a landmark year for marijuana legalization in the United States. In November, five states–Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada–will consider measures to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes on …

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The Early Bird Does Not Get the Legal Weed

Leave work as the clock strikes 5, grab a six-pack, and pick up some dank ganja. The weekend has finally arrived.<p>A new report from Headset, a …

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'I played stoned': Some NFL players love getting high before kickoff

Before he suited up to play against the New York Giants in 2012, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Eben Britton took an ice bath followed by a hot shower. He did his routine stretches. Then he smoked a joint.<p>More on this...<p>In fact, Britton — who also played for the Chicago Bears but left the …

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Good news, stoners: Study links daily marijuana use to lower BMI

People who smoke marijuana daily may be slimmer than those who don't use the drug, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers found that people in the study …

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Canada Wants the U.S. to Change Its 'Ludicrous' Marijuana Policy

Canada plans to push the United States to change a “ludicrous” current policy that forbids Canadians who admit to previously using marijuana from …

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Congress Turning a New Leaf on Marijuana

Burgeoning business in states with legal sales sparks momentum for reform<p>Just two years ago, pot lobbyist Michael Collins was a pariah on Capitol …

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Sexual Abuse in California's 'Emerald Triangle' Marijuana Farms - Pot Grower Kailan Meserve Convicted of Rape

<i>This story was produced by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. S</i><i>ubscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at</i> <i>revealnews.org/podcast</i>.<p>The trees towered above them, limbs etched in black against the night sky. …

A Day in the New Life of an Injured, Marijuana-Smoking Army Veteran

US Army veteran Jose Martinez smokes medical marijuana at his home in Apple Valley, California, June 17, 2016. As an Ar<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Balazs Gardi for …

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There are 2 main types of marijuana — here's the difference

If you're new to marijuana, shopping at a dispensary can be an overwhelming experience.<p>Typically, a menu board lists a dozen or more varieties, called strains, with names that sound like punch lines from a Seth Rogen movie. From the subdued Blue Dream to the upbeat and euphoric Berry White, the …

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Best marijuana strains of Labor Day 2016

As we go into the Labor Day Weekend, we rest assured knowing America’s finest cannabis is flowering in the hot, late summer fields. Until they’re done, we surveyed the best indoor and light deprivation harvests to assemble some of America’s best strains for the weekend. You’ve earned</b> …

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More Americans are using pot for fun, and everything is totally fine

As the years go by, more and more Americans are sparking up—with, seemingly, no rise in negative consequences.<p>According to a report published (paywall) in The Lancet on Aug. 31, 8.4% of Americans admitted to using marijuana in some form in 2014—a significant increase from 2002, when only 6.2% did. …

The federal government is hiring people to grow marijuana — but no one wants the job

Saying you grow marijuana "for research" sounds like an excuse an 18-year-old college student would give to campus security. But the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is looking for candidates to do just that.<p>The agency is reportedly recruiting people to grow marijuana for federally sanctioned …

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US court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.<p>The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals applies to the nine Western states that fall under the court's jurisdiction, …

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More US adults are using marijuana and don't think it's risky

NEW YORK (AP) — Marijuana use is becoming more accepted among U.S. adults as states loosen pot laws, new national survey data shows.<p>More are using marijuana, using it more often and far fewer think it's risky, the government survey found.<p>That's understandable, experts say, as dozens of states now …

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More Americans Are Using Marijuana and Don't See it as Harmful

More Americans are using marijuana, and fewer people think that regularly doing so is harmful.<p>The new study shows that from 2002 to 2014, the number …

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Large outdoor marijuana grow-op busted in File Hills First Nations area

File Hills First Nations Police have busted a major marijuana grow-op with the assistance of the RCMP and Canadian Armed Forces.<p>On Monday, …

The stark difference in how doctors and the government view marijuana

Nathaniel P. Morris is a resident physician at Stanford Hospital specializing in mental health. He recently penned a strongly worded op-ed for ScientificAmerican.com on the differences between how some in the medical community view marijuana and how the federal government regulates it.<p>"The federal …

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Say what? Forced out of a home over a marijuana joint

For eight years, Rajuawn Middleton, an assistant at a major downtown law firm, lived in a four-bedroom, red-brick home she rented on a quiet, …

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Study: Medical marijuana changes how employees use sick time

"Fact #1: Legalizing marijuana is bad for the workplace."<p>That's the stark warning from the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace, a nonprofit that works to combat drug use among American employees.<p>"The impact of employee marijuana use is seen in the workplace in lower productivity, increased …

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Israel to begin exporting marijuana soon — minister

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel on Sunday announced that Israel would begin exporting medical marijuana abroad, weeks after the government approved …

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A doctor’s take on pot: Marijuana shouldn’t be grouped into the same category as more dangerous drugs

We rarely worry about marijuana. So why is it still a Schedule I drug?<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>On August 11th, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced its decision to keep marijuana classified as a Schedule I drug. The federal government has historically …

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Four Cannabis Entrepreneurs Share Their Strangest Moments

Carrie Roberts, Senior Consultant at Medicine Man Technologies (MDCL:OTC US)<p>We had a potential client approach us wanting to retrofit an abandoned mine (18,400,000 sq. ft.), capable of producing 3 millions pounds of cannabis annually for domestic and international exportation. This would be the …

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Oregon Has Collected An Enormous Amount Of Tax Revenue Since Legalizing Weed

It’s not exactly breaking news anymore that legalizing weed brings in money. But the amounts are still staggering. For example, the first six months of legalized recreational marijuana use in Oregon brought in $25.5 million in revenue for the state.<p>According to the Oregon Department of Revenue, …