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Senator Orrin Hatch rolls out medical marijuana bill, loves weed puns

According to a punny press release, Hatch’s new bill would help encourage and expand research on medical marijuana<p>Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, re-introduced a medical marijuana research bill on Wednesday that would "improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and …

Cannabis

Sleek, stylish look elevates marijuana retail

Tokyo Smoke creates welcoming coffee-bar brand in Toronto in preparation for the legal sale of recreational cannabis. It’s a far cry from a Bob Marley-inspired head shop or a clinical pot dispensary. (Kayla Rocca)<p>Tokyo Smoke’s newly opened flagship store on Toronto’s Queen Street West offers the …

Cannabis

Sen. Cory Booker Wants to Make Marijuana Legal Across U.S. — Could That Curb Opioid Epidemic?

Sen. Cory Booker introduced a wide-reaching bill on Tuesday that would drop the federal prohibition on marijuana and even encourage states to legalize the drug.<p>In an announcement on Facebook Live, Booker, D-N.J., ran through the reasons why he believes the war on drugs has failed: families torn …

Cannabis

Federal Court of Appeal sides with medical pot grower in home mortgage discrimination case

The Federal Court has ordered the Canadian Human Rights Commission to reconsider a discrimination claim by a licensed medical marijuana grower after …

Cannabis

Trump's opioid commission ignores 7,800 public comments about weed

A special White House commission on the opioid crisis, led by Chris Christie, offered its first recommendations Monday, calling for President Trump to declare a state of emergency and advocating for a variety of measures to increase access to addiction treatment and reduce the supply of illicit …

Cannabis

Re-Branding Cannabis As A Tool For Wellness

Derek McCarty discusses how hmbldt is changing attitudes around marijuana<p>Part of a wave of “green startups” that have been born in the wake of …

You'll Never Believe Which Marijuana Company Is Going Public

A name familiar to weed aficionados will soon trade on the stock exchange.<p>Over the years, many unusual companies have made their way to the stock …

Cannabis

Today Is the Day Cory Booker Became President [Hits Bong]

The New Jersey senator has introduced a bill to decriminalize marijuana.<p>After four years in Washington, Cory Booker has already earned a well-deserved reputation as the thirstiest man in politics not named Mike Pence. Between the 10,000 selfies (all numbers approximate) that the New Jersey senator …

Cannabis

The Wedding-Industrial Complex Has a New Moneymaker: Marijuana

You may now toke with the bride.<p>The legalization of recreational marijuana in a handful of states opened the doors to all sorts of cannabis-laden …

Cannabis

Sen. Cory Booker just introduced a bill that could legalize marijuana nationwide

One advocate described it as “the single most far-reaching marijuana bill that’s ever been filed in either chamber of Congress.”<p>A new bill in the Senate would not just end the federal prohibition of marijuana, but <i>encourage</i> states to legalize pot as well.<p>The bill, proposed by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) …

Cannabis

YouTube

Copyright Alliance (MPAA and RIAA) want Trump to build digital wall

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to release first picture of his new tunnel boring machine - "It could be the first product from what the CEO has been referring to as “The Boring Company”."

This $26 Billion Underwater City Could Be Ready in 15 Years

Fossil-Fuel Fan Trump Can't Stop Green Energy's Progress - Solar and wind energy entrepreneurs may worry about the President's proclivity for coal and oil, but technology and market forces now favor renewables.

Artificial intelligence keeps IBM atop 2016 patent list

Big Blue wins the most US patents for the year -- 8,088 -- but Intel and Amazon surge ahead, too.<p>IBM's efforts to match and surpass the human brain with computing technology helped push the company to the top of the 2016 list of patent awards.<p>The US Patent and Trademark Office granted IBM 8,088 …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon patents technology to protect delivery drones against hacking, arrows - Puget Sound Business Journal

By Casey Coombs <br>– Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal<p>Dec 27, 2016, 6:44am PST<p>Amazon has received a patent to protect delivery drones against …

Regulation

Microsoft's new patent proposal could make the Holodeck a reality

Microsoft officially launched its HoloLens augmented reality headset earlier this year for developers, but the company is already working on future …

Amazon wins patent for flying warehouse

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been awarded a patent for an "airborne fulfillment center" such as an airship or blimp that would float at an altitude of …

Amazon Patent Reveals Its Drone-Deploying Flying Warehouse Plan

Amazon apparently wants to deploy delivery drones from flying warehouses.<p>This story originally appeared on Engadget<p>Amazon's drone-delivery plans apparently don't stop with using flying contraptions to ferry people's purchases to their homes. Based on a patent it filed with the USPTO, the ecommerce …

Mesh Network

Amazon seeks patent for system that links up drones to create a Borg for deliveries

Right now, Amazon’s delivery drones are designed to drop off packages weighing no more than 5 pounds. But what if you could link up lots of drones? …

Star Trek

Is ISP-level website blocking the right approach to combat piracy?

In December 2016, internet service providers in Australia began blocking five major BitTorrent websites after an expansive campaign spearheaded by a …

U.S. Federal Courts

Amazon patents a floating delivery-drone mother zeppelin

Amazon’s drone delivery program might be part of an even bigger idea, one that involves huge fulfillment centers floating above cities.<p>An Amazon patent, found by CB Insights analyst Zoe Leavitt, shows an “airborne fulfillment center utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles for delivery,” one of the …

Patents

Microsoft Patent Puts HoloLens on Hunt for Lost Wallets, Keys

A new Microsoft patent suggests that HoloLens may soon help users suffering from bouts of absent-mindedness when they lose their wallets or phones.

Samsung foldable smartphone patents consider multiple biometric ID forms

What was on your mind at the end of 2016? It’s likely the case that you were planning a New Year’s Eve party with relatives and friends, making …

Mobile

'Copyright Trolls' Hit With Class Action Lawsuit For Theft by Deception

In recent years so-called copyright trolls have been accused of various dubious schemes and actions, including intimidation and extortion.<p>Last month …

Uber patented a light-up sign to go on top of cars

Uber has patented a light to go on top of cars that can signal to customers when their ride is arriving.<p>The patent was first filed in May 2014, but it was granted to Uber only on Tuesday. It describes a light bar that sits on top of Uber cars, with a colour-changing section that can be controlled …

Transportation

Amazon is granted a patent for using a subterranean network to deliver packages

Maybe it shouldn’t be that surprising that Amazon has patented a system for delivering goods via a dedicated network of underground tunnels. After …

Transportation

How Agencies Are Cracking Down on Creatives Who Post Unapproved Ads

Call it friendly fire. An agency art director posts an unsanctioned version of a TV ad for a client on his personal website to enhance his portfolio. …

Intellectual Property

Infographic: The Difference Between Trademark, Copyright, And Patent

<b>You often see</b> these three terms—trademark, copyright, and patent—used in business and design, but do you really know the differences between them?<p><b>An</b> …