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Snoop Dogg Launches Weed Site to a Roomful of People Who Won't Admit They Like Weed

No, Merry Jane won't deliver weed just yet.<p>“My name is Snoop Dogg and I’m a stoner.”<p>Looking super high onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, the rapper introduced new weed website Merry Jane, the latest in a series of tech investments he has made over the past few years.<p>Merry Jane is a …

Here’s How Weed Affects Your Body

A synopsis of science's pot-related findings, in honor of today's holiday<p>Our obsession with marijuana’s mystifying powers goes back a long time; though its first documented use was in 2727 BC, there’s some indication that our ancestors cultivated cannabis plants in the earliest days of agriculture. …

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Colorado Health Officials Want To Ban Almost All Recreational Marijuana Edibles

Health officials in Colorado are calling for what is nearly a full ban on retail marijuana edibles in the state, just 10 months after the first recreational sales of marijuana began.<p>The Associated Press' Kristen Wyatt first reported Monday on the Colorado Department of Health and Environment's …

Cannabis can be highly addictive, major study finds

Research conducted over 20 years links long-term cannabis use with mental illness, lower academic attainment and lower birth-weight of children<p>Cannabis can be highly addictive, cause mental health problems and lead to hard drug use, according to a major study led by a leading British expert on …

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This Rapper Just Won The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge With Marijuana

Just when you thought all variations on the Ice Bucket Challenge had been exhausted, rapper B-Real from Cypress Hill shows up with a bucket of marijuana.<p>"I know we're going through a drought with water and all that stuff, so we're going to do it a little different, but I accept the challenge," …

Marijuana and the Modern Lady

What it means that more women are defending pot as a natural form of relaxation<p>In January 1989, in the wake of the extreme measures passed by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, the marijuana-centric magazine <i>High Times</i> ran an advertisement from a group calling itself the Freedom Fighters asking …

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Low Doses Of Marijuana Compound Could Slow Or Stop Progression Of Alzheimer's

Marijuana is touted for its medical uses, lessening pain, nausea, and other uncomfortable side effects of conditions like glaucoma, nerve pain, and cancer. Now researchers say, a chemical found in the hotly debated drug could slow or altogether stop the progression of Alzheimer's disease.<p>Findings …

Medical Marijuana Soft Drink Hopes to Become a Hit

First there were sit-down marijuana restaurants, and now there's this: Canna Cola, a line of soft drinks laced with medical marijuana.<p>Commercial artist and Canna Cola entrepreneur Clay Butler has created a cola drink that contains the psychoactive marijuana ingredient THC; $10 to $15 will get …

Why Synthetic Marijuana Is More Toxic To The Brain Than Pot

One of the original chemists who designed synthetic cannabis for research purposes, John W. Huffman, PhD once said that he couldn’t imagine why anyone would try it recreationally. Because of its deadly toxicity, he likened it to playing Russian roulette, and said that those who tried it must be …

Hysteria Over Marijuana and the Teenage Brain: A Mild Rant

In 2015, Canadians will be heading into a federal election. A key issue will be legalizing marijuana. The contending Liberal Party of Canada led by …

Marijuana Miracle: 5 Exciting New Discoveries About Pot

<i>The following article first appeared in the Nation Magazine. For more great content from the Nation subscribe here.</i><p>For many years, the federal …

New York Times To Run Ad From Marijuana Company

A week after the New York Times called for the legalization of marijuana in an editorial, a full-page ad for a company that helps marijuana users find the drug will appear in its pages.<p>In an ad in Sunday's edition of the paper, Seattle-based Privateer Holdings features its medical marijuana website …

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Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

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Amazing Results: The Healing Power of Cannabis Oil On Lyme Disease and Lyme Co-infections

I'm in!<p>The beginning of my journey with Lyme disease is similar to most. My ending, however, is playing out quite differently than most. I found a …

Step by Step Tutorial on Growing Pot

GUIDE TO GROWING WEED<p><b>Marijuana is an extraordinary crop: it can thrive almost everywhere on our planet. But to get really outstanding results you may</b> …

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Why female potheads still feel ashamed

Many men are open about their weed use, but women risk getting judged<p>I’ve been smoking pot on and off since I was about 17. Throughout this time — we’re talking 25 years— I believe I bought my own pot <i>once</i>. I have always relied on the men in my life to provide it for me. When I look back at my …

Your Next Cooking Oil Could Come From Hemp

A new strain of hemp produces oil with all the qualities needed for fine frying.<p>Agricultural hemp produces strong and decay-resistant fibers, a versatile oil, and requires little in the way of herbicides, since it outcompetes weeds. Hemp oil isn't widely used for cooking, though, partially because …

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The Long, Strange Challenge Facing Marijuana Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

"There are a lot of hurdles to get through if somebody wants to do this, but the opportunities are there too," said Ryan Cook.<p>Indeed the opportunities are there: $30 billion worth, in fact. That is the approximate amount of money marijuana users spend on the drug annually, according to the RAND …

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Nope, Still No Such Thing as a Fatal Marijuana Overdose

By all accounts, 31-year-old mother of three Gemma Moss recently smoked half a joint to help her sleep, and then she never woke up: a tragic passing that quickly yielded giddy tabloid headlines touting her as “the first woman in Britain to be poisoned...<p><i>Photo by BNPS</i><p>By all accounts, 31-year-old …

Marijuana May Stop The Spread Of HIV, Study Finds

Marijuana has long been used to effectively treat symptoms associated with HIV, such as chronic pain and weight loss. But a growing body of research suggests the plant may be able to stop the spread of the disease itself.<p>Adding to these findings is a Louisiana State University study published last …

Obama on Pot Legalization: 'It's Important for It to Go Forward'

That's his newest position on the experiments in Colorado and Washington, though he stopped short of endorsing legalization elsewhere.<p>In the course of being profiled for an article in <i>The New Yorker</i>, President Obama told the magazine's editor, David Remnick, the following things about smoking …

Marijuana Prohibition Was Racist From The Start. Not Much Has Changed.

As the nation's nearly 80-year history of pot prohibition slowly begins to crumble, starting with Colorado's recent implementation of taxed and legalized recreational marijuana, critics of the increasingly popular policy shift are jumping to denounce the move. A number of white pundits and …

Obama Is Cool with States Legalizing Marijuana, But…

Get out your stash and your Choom Gang jokes. Buried way deep down in <b>David Remnick’s</b> <i>New Yorker</i> profile of President <b>Barack Obama</b>, published Sunday …

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