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13 Natural Acne-Fighting Skincare Products Under $20

If you’re like us, you’re doing everything you can to prevent acne. You’re using the right routine for your skin type, you’re eating melon and your leafy greens and you avoid bad-for-skin ingredients. But finding quality skincare products on a budget is difficult, and trying to find <i>natural</i> products …

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#TheLIST: Chic Travel Essentials to Elevate Any Look

Escaping to a new city? Satisfy your wanderlust looking far-and-away amazing with these must-pack picks.<p>Tour in style by packing with your slated itinerary in mind. Here, spot-on looks for every outing.

Tattoos: A Permanent Style Statement

The street style stars of Stockholm make a permanent fashion statement with tattoos. Some were subtle, peeking out from underneath cropped flares or short tees, while others were almost an item of clothing unto themselves. Here, a look at the best fashion week tattoos.

The 17 Most Memorable VMA Moments of All Time

From Madonna's scandalous "Like a Virgin" performance to "I'mma let you finish...," these are the highlights that stuck with us through 31 years of awards. We can only imagine what this year's ceremony and host Miley Cyrus have in store...<p><b>1) Madonna performs "Like a Virgin" as a less-than-virginal</b> …

#EmptyMET

Before the blockbuster Met show, “China: Through the Looking Glass” closes on September 7, curator Andrew Bolton gave a private tour to New York’s most avid art Instagrammers. See all the best snaps here.

Study finds nicotine changes marijuana's effect on the brain

How scientists study the effects of marijuana on the brain is changing. Until recently marijuana research largely excluded tobacco users from its …

The Marijuana Plant and Me: Part 1

I was at a marijuana dispensary in Berkeley not long ago where the budtender told me about a legendary California hybrid called ‘Blue Dream.’ Through …

Cannabis

Marijuana fights diabetes, another study confirms

A study in the February issue of the journal <i>Obesity</i> found that regular cannabis users had a lower body mass index, lower fat percentages, and lower fasting insulin — adding to the growing body of research debunking the ‘fat, munchie-chomping stoner’ stereotype.<p>Canadian researchers looked at 786 …

These could be the next states to legalize marijuana

If you’ve been watching with jealousy as citizens of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Washington, D.C., smoke legal marijuana, you might …

Why the world’s remaining hunter-gatherer societies are some of its biggest pot smokers

<b>(AP/Ed Andrieski)</b><p>New research challenges our understanding of man’s earliest consumption of cannabis<p>Sally Chew<p>August 22, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Fix.<p>What if it were marijuana’s medicinal qualities that originally inspired humans to light up, instead of the urge to …

Cannabis startup Tradiv is raising $1M to connect growers and sellers

Boulder, Colorado-based Tradiv is raising a $1 million round as it gears up to launch its B2B marketplace for cannabis cultivators, marijuana infused product companies, and dispensaries.<p>That’s right: The B2B pot ecosystem is unfolding right before our eyes.<p>Backed by Cannabis accelerator …

Meet Canada’s Professor of Pot Studies

A university in Canada has academia buzzing over a new class on cannabis. If the professor behind it is any indication, it’s worth the hype.<p>Kwantlen …

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Shatter, a powerful marijuana derivative, hits New Brunswick

A new powerful form of marijuana has popped up in New Brunswick, and police are warning about the dangers of using and producing the drug.<p>Shatter, …

Canadian consumer confidence reaches five-week high

Canadian consumer sentiment reached a five-week high on reduced concern about the threat to home prices from an oil shock.<p>The Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index rose to 56.8 from 56.6 in the week ending June 26, from 56.6 in the prior period, polling by Nanos Research Group shows. That's the …

The pot industry is being cannibalized by startups

There's already the on-demand delivery startups like Meadow and Eaze which will deliver medical marijuana to your door. Pax has brought Apple-esque simple design to vaporizers.<p>Even the "Birchbox" subscription box model has come to cannabis.<p>The Guild is the incumbent in the market, but a new 500 …

U.S. Admits Cannabis DOES Kill Cancer Cells

LifeWise<p><b>It’s official – cannabis does kill cancer cells.</b><p>There have been rumblings in the past, following reports that scientists have conducted tests …

Going to Pot: Will Legal Weed Hurt Medical Marijuana Users in Washington?

Health news<p>SEATTLE — Stephen Damgaard uses medical marijuana for nerve damage in his spine, eating a small brownie made with cannabutter each morning. The weed in the butter comes from one of Seattle’s many medical dispensaries -- an untaxed and illegal medical pot shop that up until now has been …

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These Influential Marijuana Users Defy The Stoner Stereotype

"Times have changed, and so have public attitudes toward marijuana.”<p>Now that nearly one out of every two Americans admits to having tried marijuana at some point in their lives, more than half of all states have moved away from draconian prohibition-style marijuana policies and the legal marijuana …

Does smoking pot change the way the brain develops?

The effects of marijuana on the brain may be more complicated than experts previously thought, and may depend on factors related to the person using …

Cannabis

High-Grade Marijuana, Delivered to Your Door Each Month

You’re high. Or, maybe, you’re not high, but you want to be. Maybe you’re a cancer patient, or a stressed-out elementary school teacher, or maybe …

Weed Is Now Allowed on All Flights Within Oregon

Presenting a new method to join the “Mile High Club.”<p>According to new laws in effect from July 1, passengers are now allowed to bring recreational …

Nobody Knows What to Do About Pesticides in Legal Marijuana

The marijuana plant’s worst enemy is so small it’s practically invisible. On weed farms around the country, spider mites attack leaf cells one by …

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s your weed drone

People say the benefits of the future will be things like communicating telepathically, travelling at the speed of light to Kepler 452b or having sex with really attractive, lifelike robots. Or having bags weed flown to your house by weedcopter. This bonus feature of the future is about to become a …

Confessions of a pot shop girl

<b>(Reuters/Jason Redmond)</b><p>At our recreational marijuana store, we have sativa strains, proper lighting, and many people, sharing their pain<p>Corinna Nicolaou<p>March 15, 2015 10:30pm (UTC)<p>People stare into the content of our cases with a dazed look in their eyes. So many little containers with tiny labels. …

Introducing marijuana for pets... no really

Have you ever seen a dog high? Or a hamster stoned? Animals usually only indulge when their owners haven't tidied up properly after a house party, but that could be about to change. Pet food companies in the US have started selling marijuana-based snacks for animals, reports Quartz. This has led to …

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

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Medicinal, high-free cannabis could be on its way

Marijuana has some incredible pain relief properties. It can also make people incredibly paranoid. A team of biochemists believes it has found a way …

This Is Why Your Dreams Are So Intense When You Stop Smoking Weed

According to Dr Hans Hamburger, a resurgence of dreams happens because weed suppresses your REM sleep.<p><i>This article was originally published by VICE Netherlands</i><p>Maybe you, like me, decided at some point in your life that you'd had enough of smoking weed for a while. When you did, you probably …