DIPS

327 Flips | 4 Magazines | 2 Likes | 5 Followers | @OmariBakari | Digital Innovations and Publishing Solutions

Where Pot Entrepreneurs Go When the Banks Just Say No

The small burgundy satchel bore the hallmarks of rugged craftsmanship: top-grain leather, double stitching on the straps. It was wider at the bottom, sort of like an inverted funnel, and two buckles secured the flap. Babak Behzadzadeh knew exactly how he might use the bag when he saw it hanging in …

Here's where you can legally consume marijuana in the US in 2018

The United States is gradually becoming the land of the red, white, and green.<p>Nine states and Washington, DC, have legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults over the age of 21. Medical marijuana is legal in another 30 states after voters in Oklahoma approved a ballot initiative to …

Cannabis Industry

Why recreational weed in Calif. might be hard to come by Jan. 1 - CBS News

Why recreational weed in Calif. might be hard...

This Is the Biggest Marijuana Story of the Year, in Case You Missed It

This announcement may have huge implications for the cannabis industry.<p>The legal marijuana industry isn't just called the "green rush" because it …

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

Marijuana reclassified in Atlanta, victory for many

Atlanta mayoral candidate Kwanza Hall passed legislation (17-O-1152) he introduced March 20 in Atlanta City Council that will dramatically reduce the …

A Shift in Federal Marijuana Policy May Be Imminent

Pot companies and marijuana stock investors have no choice but to pay close attention to what the Justice Department is saying about weed.<p>Even as …

Conservative senator's statement laced with marijuana references

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Orrin Hatch knows how to be blunt. And, yes, that is a marijuana reference.<p>When introducing a Medical Marijuana Research Bill, the Republican lawmaker did not shy away Wednesday from including weed puns in his statement. Eight, to be exact.<p>"It's high time to address research …

200,000 People Downloaded Her App Within Two Weeks, and Forbes Magazine is Calling Her "The Next Steve Jobs"

Angel Rich, from Washington, DC, has developed a very innovative app called Credit Stacker that teaches students about personal finance, credit …

Netflix Is Now Selling its Own Weed Strains

Netflix is nearly 20, and like many millennials, it’s got a little side hustle going. In California, the streaming company is offering a selection of …

Can marijuana finally turn this remote Mojave outpost into a boom town?

Gerald Freeman struggled for three decades to transform this desolate Mojave Desert outpost into a 21st century mecca for nature lovers and prospectors, spending more than $1 million on restoration, shade trees, organic farming projects and gleaming solar panels.<p>He wasn’t the first.<p>Nipton had …

A Record Number of Americans Have Tried Marijuana, New Survey Shows

Approximately 112 million adults have tried cannabis at least once.<p>Marijuana: it was once a taboo topic, but is no longer.<p>According to a newly …

Oregon's dispensary owners are worried they might run out of weed during the eclipse

For months, people have been planning trips to get to the perfect spot to see the solar eclipse this week. The best place to scope it is a very …

Cannabis

This Could Be the Worst News for Marijuana Stocks Since Jeff Sessions' Appointment

Could marijuana be worse than tobacco? A recent study suggests that could be the case.<p>Marijuana-stock holders were understandably rattled when …

Smoking Showdown: Vape Pens vs. Joints

The dim glow of an e-cigarette activating has become the butt of quite a few jokes about the concept of “cool.” While they’re not hip, the tech …

Nevada's Recreational Marijuana Industry Is in Complete Disarray

Success is not guaranteed for the cannabis industry -- nor for marijuana stocks.<p>In many respects, the marijuana industry has been practically …

Fake data on marijuana is spewed by a government agency

Government-rooted misinformation has long been central to the very existence of War on Drugs. From government-sponsored anti-marijuana campaigns to …

Smoking Versus Edibles

What is the lowest-risk route of cannabis administration? (Please don’t come at me with a vape pen.)<p><b>Asking for a Friend,</b><p><b>I have a friend who smokes weed pretty much daily. In a world of medicinal and decriminalized marijuana, what are the actual costs/benefits of consuming it in different forms</b> …

This THC Powder Literally Turns Any Dish Into an Edible — Seriously

If you're someone who wants a dish that will give you a good high without having to make the classic brownies or deal with marijuana directly, there's a new option for you. Stillwater Ripple is a dissolvable THC that's completely colorless and odorless, so you can literally add it into any food and …

Cannabinoids

Pot activists have been holding their breath for months on Jeff Sessions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not like marijuana.<p>He has called regular marijuana use "only slightly less awful" than heroin dependence. He once made a joking comment about not minding the KKK until he found out they smoked marijuana. And as a senator, he was one of the most …

A billion-dollar industry, a racist legacy: being black and growing pot in America

What does it take to succeed as a young black entrepreneur in a sector largely dominated by white men seen as daring trailblazers?<p>Three years ago, Jesce Horton, a former engineer in his early 30s, quit his corporate job to set up his own small, family-owned cannabis cultivation business in …

There Was Less Crime in Border States After Medical Weed Was Legalized

Mexican drug cartels may be dialing back their activity thanks to legal marijuana.<p>Medical marijuana has proven indispensable for many people, from autistic children to veterans with PTSD. There's even a case to be made that, used as a painkiller, marijuana could help solve the country's opioid …

California's Legal Pot Law Is Helping Give Felons Their Lives Back

Ex-cons can appeal to have their criminal records wiped clean, but the process can be convoluted and extremely expensive.<p>With the passage of Proposition 64 in November, Californians were finally free to enjoy recreational marijuana. For average stoners, this meant being free from the fiction that …

Legal marijuana could be a $5-billion boon to California's economy

California is on the verge of creating a legal market for marijuana worth more than $5 billion that will help make the state a destination for pot-loving tourists, according to a new state-sponsored economic study.<p>But about 29% of all cannabis consumers may stay in the illegal market at first to …

Here's why pot growers are paying millions for old greenhouses in the Salinas Valley

Buying and selling greenhouses in the Salinas Valley was never going to be the stuff of a reality TV show. But it was a good, quiet living for commercial Realtor Chuck Allen.<p>Then marijuana came to the valley. Now, agricultural real estate is booming.<p>The largely empty greenhouses where flowers once …

Cannabis

I Am Not Your Negro review – James Baldwin's words weave film of immense power

Raoul Peck’s stunning look at the civil rights era ends up as the writer’s presumptive autobiography, but it gets there via an unexpected route<p>Raoul Peck’s documentary I Am Not Your Negro has a “written by James Baldwin” credit in its opening sequence. At first this seems like a polite tip of the …

Ghanaian millionaire quits Microsoft to build university that educates young Africans

At a time when quite a number of Africans queue up at the embassies of foreign countries, with the hope of being granted visas into countries with …