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Noose Found Near Smithsonian Museum

A noose was found hanging in a tree near one of the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall in Washington, police said.<p>The noose was found Friday …

Transforming a Vacant Paint Factory Into a $12.9 Million Arts and Tech Center

<i>This article is the first in a series of profiles of impact development projects produced in partnership with guest editor Gregory Heller. Impact</i> …

After Black and Hispanic DC Girls Go Missing, One Girl's Mother Says She's 'Doing All the Footwork'

<i>UPDATE: D.C. Police said Dayanna White was located on March 23, 2017.</i><p>Social media has shined a light on the missing boys and girls who have …

Ghostface Killah Debuts Hilariously Named Line of Weed

The age of "Netflix and Wu Goo" is here.<p>While the early aughts blessed the world with Justin Timberlake's 901 Tequila and Marilyn Manson's Mansinthe, 2016 appears to be the Year of Celebrity Cannabis. Not only do we have MaRihanna by Rihanna, person who keeps promising <i>Anti</i> but literally refuses to …

New effort to let Denver voters decide pot use in some public places

A newly formed local chapter of pro-marijuana group NORML says it plans to revive a social cannabis use ballot effort that other advocates dropped …

Study: Cannabis Shows Potential for Treating Gambling Addiction

New research indicates that cannabis may be beneficial in improving ‘choice performance’ in rats with gambling disorders.<p>The study, entitled “Effects …

Cannabis loves companion plants! Chrysanthemums repel many pests, coriander keeps away spidermites & aphids while marigolds discourage whiteflies.

Elizabeth Warren Urges CDC To Look At Pot As Potential Fix To Prescription Painkiller Epidemic

American political leaders around the country are casting about for a policy response to the widespread abuse of opioid painkillers that doesn’t …

Weed Delivery Startups Beat DC Marijuana Laws, Regulations

Washington, D.C. currently offers a somewhat unique environment for marijuana entrepreneurs. While cannabis-focused startups are beginning to sprout …

After 30 Years, Woody Harrelson Quits Weed for Scientific Reasons

Acclaimed actor, weed advocate, and advisor to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Woody Harrelson has decided to ditch the …

Effort to preserve Gary architecture gaining momentum

The city is hosting a series of walking tours this summer to raise awareness of its Art Deco-era gems<p>For decades, the nearby city of Gary, Indiana was an integral part of the Chicago metro area’s role and reputation as an industrial heavyweight. In the 1960s, the city was home to 180,000 people, …

Baker raises $3.5 million to become a ‘Salesforce for pot’

As the legal cannabis industry grows in the U.S., competition for customers is heating up. Now, a startup called Baker Technologies has raised $3.5 million to become a “Salesforce for pot.”<p>The company’s software helps marijuana dispensaries bring in new customers and inspire customer loyalty, …

Schools Seek to Dump Michelle Obama's Lunch Rules Under Trump

One of Michelle Obama's personal projects during her eight years as first lady was the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which became law in 2010.<p>The …

The marijuana industry's first unicorn is being added to an influential stock index

Canopy Growth (TSE: WEED), a marijuana-growing company based in Ontario, is being added to the S&P/TSX composite index, The Globe and Mail reports.<p>The company will be added to the index's healthcare sector and start trading on March 20. Shares were down 0.72%, at 11.05 Canadian dollars, on Tuesday …

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Rita Moreno's Shocking Anecdote About Her 'West Side Story' Makeup

The 85-year-old actress sat down with journalist Maria Hinojosa’s “In The Thick” podcast recently to discuss her new role in Netflix’s “One Day At A Time” reboot. During the conversation, Moreno revealed a shocking anecdote from the set of the 1961 musical.

Rutgers Athletics Relaxes Punishments For Marijuana Use

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Children's Books Are the New Frontier in Weed Normalization

The author of 'Hairy Pothead' and 'Green Buds and Hash' explains why children's books are the perfect way to make weed approachable.<p>When marijuana activist Dana Larsen first started writing his pot-themed fan fiction, he just thought it would be fun for other cannabis users to read. But after years …

America’s $6.7 billion marijuana habit, mapped

By Christopher Ingraham<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter covering all things data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The marijuana industry is at a crossroads. Voters have approved recreational marijuana measures in eight states plus the District of Columbia. When these laws become fully implemented in the next few years, …

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Why More Women Are Smoking Weed While Pregnant

“I had really chill babies.”<p><i>This article first appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Virginia Vidal wasn't expecting to have any more children when she became pregnant with triplets.<p>Vidal, now 46, her husband, and their three children, took a Mexican vacation in 2006. A few weeks after they came back to Toronto, …

A New School Year Brings Renewed Focus On Attendance

Like many schools, Gibson Elementary in St. Louis had big problems with attendance — many students were missing nearly a month of school a year.<p>Melody Gunn, who was the principal at Gibson last year, set out to visit homes and figure out why kids weren't showing up. Her biggest discovery? They …

Chessy Prout, St. Paul's School assault survivor, sheds anonymity in TODAY Show exclusive

During last year's trial in which graduating senior Owen Labrie was charged with sexually assaulting a younger student at the prestigious St. Paul's School, his accuser was shielded in anonymity by law.<p>Chessy Prout, who was 15 years old at the time of the incident, has now decided to publicly …

The Science Behind Purple Kush, and the Colors of Cannabis

Let us take you through the rainbow of cannabis colors.<p>Before cannabinoid testing and genetic profiling of the cannabis plant, consumers would judge a batch of weed based on its smell, taste, and color. In fact, a whopping 93 percent of buyers make a purchasing choice contingent on the color and …

Why Jamaica's Cannabis Symposium is Attracting High-Ranking Government Officials

by Benjamin M. Adams | August 17, 2016<p>On September 2, 2016, scientists, politicians and pioneers in the cannabis industry will gather in Montego Bay …

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Let's Infill A Traditional Neighborhood (And Make A Profit)

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The history of Washington’s public schools resides in one of its finest buildings

By John Kelly<p>John Kelly<p>Local columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Of the many traces we will leave over the course of our lives — in public records, in the hearts of others, in our own memory banks — perhaps none are as important and as long-lasting as those we inscribe in school. There’s a reason they call it …

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The Etiquette of Smoking Pot

<i>How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High</i>, a new book by former High Times Editor and VICE weed expert David Bienenstock, takes a look at the current state of the burgeoning marijuana market with advice on how to smoke pot properly, get a job in the weed industry and adjust to …

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Marijuana millionaires cashing in on cannabis legalisation

Jeremy Moberg has gone from illegal grower to tax-paying multi-million dollar businessman in Washington state. Lucy Rock catches up with him between meetings<p>Jeremy Moberg peers into a microscope at a leaf in a Petri dish. “Thrips”, he declares to a man wearing a facemask and surgical gloves. “We’ll …

Congress stops medical marijuana research in its tracks

While there is increasing evidence that medical marijuana could be a viable alternative to opioids in terms of pain management, a new report …

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