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San Francisco to dismiss all marijuana convictions dating back to 1975 as California redefines attitude to cannabis

District Attorney George Gascon has said that San Francisco will immediately dismiss all marijuana misdemeanour convictions dating to 1975 and will …

Cannabis

How to Invest in Legal Weed

In the past few years, legal weed—or excuse me, cannabis—has become a $9.7 billion dollar industry, and is expected to reach nearly $25 billion by …

Cannabis

How To Make Hash: The OG Concentrate

Hash comes from the word hashish which means “grass” in Arabic. It is a concentrated form of cannabis that has been around for a long time. Indians …

Breakfast

A country that punishes drug traffickers with death is investing in medical marijuana

One of the countries with the world’s harshest drug laws is planning to invest in medicinal pot.<p>Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) this month (Jan. 10) announced that it would develop synthetic cannabinoids, or chemical compounds found in the marijuana plant, as part of a broader S$25 …

Cannabis

How Uncle Sam Launders Marijuana Money

In fact, the U.S. government is the largest launderer of marijuana cash in the nation. The IRS accepts this tainted money in the payment of taxes, …

Successful, sophisticated and stoned: changing perceptions of cannabis in the professional world

The US has always had a turbulent relationship with cannabis. The substance has often been portrayed as a villainous, addictive, mind-altering drug, …

Cannabis

How do Californians consume cannabis?

Spoiler alert, Californians like weed.

Cannabis

Colorado Company Produces First American-Bred Certified Hemp Seed

Founded in 1919 as the International Crop Improvement Association, the AOSCA sets the standards for seed certification for a number of countries, …

5 tips for talking to your kids about cannabis

It can be difficult to know how to talk to your children about drugs, both legal and illegal.<p>With cannabis legalization coming this year, kids are …

Ex-Secret Service Agent Warns 'The S**t Is About to Hit the Fan' — And He Says Democrats Are Petrified

The longer special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Trump-Russia collusion carries on, the more questions seem to be raised — and …

Pot Showdown: How Congress Is Uniting to Stop Jeff Sessions' War on Drugs

Pro-pot lawmakers in the nation's capital spent much of last year fighting behind the scenes to protect their state's legal marijuana industries, but …

Cannabis

PUNCH | In Search of the Best Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Is it worth the time searching for the ultimate Negroni? The formula for the century-old cocktail is simple and seemingly carved in stone: equal …

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started Drinking Scotch Whisky

If you’ve never really explored it before, drinking whisky can be intimidating. Deciding what whisky to try first is a big decision. And once you …

Michigan marijuana proposals head to the ballot

The latest fight over marijuana in Detroit hits the polls on Nov. 7. On an otherwise pretty spare ballot there will be two questions put to voters …

What's the difference between seltzer, sparkling water, club soda and tonic water?

They’re all fizzy, refreshing and fun to drink, but is there any real difference between sparkling water, seltzer, club soda and tonic water? Lots of us choose these sparkling drinks as a healthier alternative to soda, but one recent study found that they may actually make you hungrier. That's …

Wildfires Wreak Havoc on California’s $58 Billion Wine Industry

The fires ravaging Northern California stand to leave the area’s renowned wine industry with damage that will be felt long after the final flames …

Wine & Spirits

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

Inside the hazy business of marketing marijuana

<i>With legislation complicating the way medical and recreational marijuana can be marketed, and Facebook and Google’s bans on cannabis businesses</i> …

You can now get your sparkling water laced with cannabis

Forget lime flavoring—the latest kind of infused seltzer involves a much, um, buzzier sort of green add-in.<p>Yes, cannabis-laced sparkling waters are …

3 Must-Dos to Prepare for When Cannabis Is Federally Legal

Legalization of marijuana nationally is a quixotic cause now but the momentum seems to make it likely to happen eventually. The opportunities that will follow will be enormous.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On August 1, 2017, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced The …

143 million people's Social Security numbers were exposed in the Equifax hack — here's how to check if you are one

Equifax, a company that provides credit scores, said on Thursday that the personal information of 143 million people may have been accessed by hackers.<p>The details potentially accessed by hackers from mid-May to July include names, Social Security numbers, some credit card numbers, and personal …

Identity Theft

Congress Puts Cannabis Industry On High Alert, Blocking A Vote

Congress has once again put the cannabis industry on pins and needles. On Wednesday night, the U.S. House Rules Committee blocked a floor vote to keep in place the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment (formerly known as Rohrabacher-Farr). This amendment blocks the Justice Department from using federal …

Cannabis

Medical Marijuana: A Beginner's Guide

This week, I finally convinced my father to try a cannabis salve for his arthritis. You would think after four years of reporting on the marijuana …

Cannabis

The Stylish, Millennial Pink Weed Pipes You Didn't Know You Needed

If you type "marijuana pipe" into the search box of Google images you'll see photo after photo of pipes that look almost exactly alike. Most of them …

The science of high-potency cannabis

<b>What is in cannabis that can make it dangerously powerful? And what about claims of medical benefits?</b><p>Newsbeat hears from two scientists who study the drug.<p>Remember these letters - THC and CBD<p>Cannabis plants contain a substance called Cannabigerol that forms three other compounds when the plant …

Marijuana Critics Describe What It's Like to Have the World's Best Job

And why the continued normalization of the drug is the key to a job well done.<p>The <i>Denver Post</i> is a storied institution, published since 1892, with a lengthy, multi-chaptered ethics policy posted on its website—perhaps the surest sign of old fashioned print-media ombudsmanship. Those rules (and the …

Cannabis

Sessions Cites Junk Science to Shut Down Pot Research

Once again, a committed drug warrior ignores and blocks legitimate scientific research, then cites the fact that science hasn’t proven the drug …

Chemists Say You Should Add A Little Water To Your Whiskey. Here's Why

<b>Updated at 10:55 a.m. ET</b><p>It's a common refrain among whiskey enthusiasts: Add a few drops of water to a glass to open up the flavors and aroma of the drink.<p>For example, hard-liquor expert Alice Lascelles said in a demonstration for The Sunday Times that "if you're tasting with a master blender, they …

Whiskey

How The Costco Heir Is Disrupting The Fine Wine Industry | Inc.com

As an industry, wine has seen little in the way of innovation. It's a category steeped in history and tradition, which often means disruption is shunned. However, with the advancements in technology and a growth in overall consumption, wine is ripe for a cataclysmic change. And David Sinegal, the …

Innovation