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21 Highlights of the California Adult Use of Marijuana Act

The California Adult Use of Marijuana Act, the so-called “Sean Parker Initiative”, is gathering more support, with Drug Policy Alliance and Marijuana …

Cannabis Coffee Makers Are Hoping to Become Bulletproof 2.0

It was during an endless drive home from a camping trip in eastern Washington that entrepreneur Adam Stites came up with his latest product. "What …

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An Open Letter to DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg: Don't Resign (Yet)

Dear Mr. Rosenberg:<p>When I heard you say recently that you thought medical marijuana was a "joke," I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. But I knew then what I think you're beginning to figure out now, which is that saying something like that gets you in a whole heap of trouble.<p>As I think you've …

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Canadian Police Apologized After Freaking Out Over 'Shatter,' a.k.a. Concentrated Weed

No, there is not an epidemic of children overdosing on hash oil.<p><i>Read:</i> <i>A Massive Cargo Ship Accident Was Caused by Rum</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>Vancouver police had to do some embarrassing backpedalling Monday following a social media freakout over the supposedly deadly dangers of …

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Cops are freaking out about a new type of marijuana — users say it just gets you really high

Shatter — also known as wax, sap, budder, and a number of other nicknames, depending on the presentation — is a type of cannabis concentrate that resembles honey or taffy. It can be inhaled for a stronger high per hit than marijuana buds, the part of the plant that is commonly smoked.<p>The Illinois …

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Quicker than pizza delivery: Medical marijuana service aims to satisfy

Carlos and I are bombing around San Francisco in his 1999 Maxima, delivering marijuana to people who have ordered it from Eaze, a company that many have called the "Uber of cannabis." I had forgotten how fast 25-year-old guys like to drive.<p>But this is good, because Eaze boldly promises customers, …

Most Colorado Voters Say Legal Marijuana Is A Good Thing

It's been almost two years since Colorado regulated recreational marijuana for sale, and according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Friday, a majority of the state's voters support the decision and say its outcome has been good.<p>Fifty-five percent of Colorado voters surveyed support the …

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Alaska regulators are 1st to OK marijuana use at pot shops

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska's recreational marijuana industry voted Friday to allow for people to use pot at certain stores that will sell it, a first among the four states that have legalized the drug.<p>The 3-2 vote by the Marijuana Control Board also changed …

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The Forefather of West Coast Rap Hits High Note With Marijuana Branding

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Before you start filling up your calendars with conferences to spark your business innovation and personal growth …

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Rihanna Will Launch Her Own Line Of Marijuana - Exclusive Hip Hop News, Interviews, Rumors, Rap & Music Videos

Rihanna is turning her love for the ganga into a business. RiRi will be launching a line of marijuana, called “MaRihanna,” according to reports. It …

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Congressman Calls For DEA Chief's Removal After He Calls Medical Marijuana A 'Joke'

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said Wednesday that acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg should be replaced after calling the notion of smoking marijuana for medical purposes a "joke."<p>"Rosenberg is clearly not the right fit for the DEA in this administration," Blumenauer said …

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“The most heinous thing I have ever heard”: One Kansas woman’s ordeal over the use of medical marijuana

Shona Banda could face arrest, jail time and the loss of her child for using medical marijuana<p>You don't want to be a medical marijuana patient in Kansas. You could face, arrest, prosecution, imprisonment, and the loss of your children. Just ask Shona Banda, who endured the latest chapter of her …

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Rumor: Is Rihanna Coming Out With A Legal Weed Line? Well, Why Not?

if it’s an unfounded rumor, it’s a good unfounded rumor.<p>As reported at <i>Dazed and Confused</i> and elsewhere, there’s a rumor circulating that pop-music fun monster Rihanna may—and that’s a big “may”—be working on her own line of branded legal weed products. According to an as-yet unconfirmed and likely …

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Clinton and Sanders disagree over changes in marijuana laws

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic primary candidates are disagreeing over changes in marijuana laws as they campaign in South Carolina.<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton says the drug should be reclassified by the government to allow federally sponsored research into its effects. She would also lift …

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The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

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Many Republican Presidential Candidates Are Secretly OK With Legal Pot

I’m not sure who decided to stage a Republican presidential debate in the liberal bastion of Boulder, Colorado, and whether it’s an amusing …

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Move Over Big Pharma Amphetamines -- Cannabis Successfully Treats ADHD in Clinical Trials

At an international symposium on cannabinoid therapeutics last month, researchers presented clinical data indicating that the use of herbal cannabis …

What It's Like to Smoke Pot Every Day for 50 Years

Catherine Hiller opens up about her lifelong love affair with weed.<p>Catherine Hiller, 68, is a stoner. She's a mother of three boys, author of six books, and has been lighting up for nearly half a century. She's never hidden her habit—except from her kids when they we younger, and maybe some …

Traumatic Brain Injuries Research

<i>Traumatic brain injuries are brain dysfunctions that are caused by an outside blow to the head. Studies have shown marijuana helps limit brain damage</i> …

Legal marijuana stirs hope in Illinois town

A skunky aroma fills the room in which hundreds of lush marijuana plants grow, some nearly ready for harvest. Grower Ashley Thompson, a former high school agriculture teacher in this rural part of southeastern Illinois, takes the scent of weed home with her.<p>She doesn't mind. It's the fragrance of …

South Dakota tribe to open nation's 1st marijuana resort

The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel and a 240-head buffalo ranch on the plains of South Dakota.<p>But those enterprises have not been immune to competition and the lingering effects of the Great Recession, so the small tribe of …

The High Times Cannabis Cup Will Not Be Coming To Oregon In 2015

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DOPE Cup, cannabis competition and consumption event, coming to Portland in October

It's been a wild ride for recreational cannabis events in Portland.<p>First it was Hempstalk, the veteran event, which fought all year with city …

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Mass. police are banned from stopping drivers to issue marijuana possession citations

In a decision hailed by civil rights advocates and supporters of marijuana legalization, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday that police cannot …

Rand Paul Gets It Wrong, Sonia Sotomayor Gets It Right on Pot

During last week's Republican presidential debate, several candidates commented on marijuana use and drug policy. And recently, Obama-appointed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor also commented on legalization.<p>The GOP Candidates rightly expressed concern about the impact of arresting and …

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Now You Can Hide Your Pot Plants In This High-Tech Mini-Fridge

Most states with medical marijuana laws have provisions for growin’ yer own. Corsica Innovations has an app for that.<p>They’ve developed a “plug ‘n plant” grow house called Leaf. Leaf is a box about the size of a mini fridge that fully automates the weed-growing process. Each unit can fit two plants, …

Men's Wearhouse Founder Has Smoked Weed For 50 Years, Doesn’t Care Who Knows

Men's Wearhouse founder George Zimmer, 66, said last week that he has recreationally smoked weed for half a century.<p>"I've been smoking marijuana on a regular basis for about 50 years," Zimmer told CNBC, before joking, "As you can see, it's really impacted me in a negative way."<p>Zimmer delivered the …

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