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Breaking: “Trump can bogart our democracy but never our weed!”: The Greatest Living American Writer

<b>(belterz via iStock/Salon)</b><p>Retreat from Trump’s America into a haze of sativa smoke; there you will find the Greatest Living American Writer<p>Neal Pollack<p>November 24, 2016 7:00pm (UTC)<p>As the Greatest Living American Writer, it’s my sacred civic duty to become deeply acquainted with U.S. drug culture. …

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Obama! We're Calling For The Legalization of Recreational Weed In All 50 States Immediately

Puff Puff Pass The Law.<p>For Democrats, the worst thing that could’ve happened has happened: A lying reality TV host who lost the popular vote will control the nuclear codes come January.<p>Considering that, we propose the current government appease the millions of Americans who now wake up hopeless and …

This map shows every state that legalized marijuana on Election Day

America is seeing green after a historic day for the legal marijuana industry.<p>Seven states in all legalized marijuana in some form on Election Day. California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada showed up to support recreational marijuana, while Arkansas, Florida, and North Dakota passed ballot …

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Recreational Weed Is Now Legal Up and Down the West Coast

California, Nevada, and Massachusetts all voted to legalize recreational marijuana Tuesday, bringing the total number of states with legal weed up to seven.<p>On Tuesday night, as the American electorate collectively decided that Donald Trump will be the next president, California, Nevada, and …

Here's what will happen if Californians legalize recreational pot

GARBERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Proposition 64 would legalize the recreational use of marijuana starting Jan. 1, 2018. The ballot measure is 62 pages long and aims to regulate the entire cannabis industry, from seeds to pipe. Here are highlights:<p>— Permits adults who are at least 21 years old to possess …

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Should marijuana be legal? 60 percent of Americans now say yes

As the question of whether marijuana should be legal comes up for a vote in several U.S. states in this upcoming election, support for legal pot is at its highest in nearly 50 years, according to a new poll.<p>The poll, from Gallup, found that 60 percent of Americans now say that using marijuana …

More and more Americans are using pot for fun

As the years go by, more and more Americans are sparking up—with, seemingly, no rise in negative consequences.<p>According to a report published (paywall) in The Lancet on Aug. 31, 8.4% of Americans admitted to using marijuana in some form in 2014—a significant increase from 2002, when only 6.2% did. …

Medical Journals

Oregon Has Collected An Enormous Amount Of Tax Revenue Since Legalizing Weed

It’s not exactly breaking news anymore that legalizing weed brings in money. But the amounts are still staggering. For example, the first six months of legalized recreational marijuana use in Oregon brought in $25.5 million in revenue for the state.<p>According to the Oregon Department of Revenue, …

How Legalizing Marijuana Might Stave Off 'Spice' Epidemics

The same approach used to regulate and manage legal marijuana in several states could be used to control knockoff weed.<p>The first time Stewart Martin tried knockoff weed he was 15 and on probation for marijuana possession. Martin and his friends would buy the stuff legally from local head shops and …

Why People Think Potheads Are Lazy: A History

How the government and Big Pharma convinced us that stoners were dumbasses, and how marijuana legalization might just change that.<p>"I no longer doubt that marijuana can be an intellectual stimulant," wrote the Harvard professor Lester Grinspoon in 1994. "It can help the user to penetrate conceptual …

Medicare Prescription Drug Spending Is Going Down In States With Medical Marijuana

Medical and recreational marijuana have been a boon in many ways for the states that provide them. For instance, a county in Colorado has been able to provide low-income residents with college scholarships funded by the tax revenue that their marijuana industry generates. Now, in another win for …

The Cheapest & Easiest Recipe For At-Home Cold Brew Coffee

During the summer months, I drink iced coffee like you wouldn’t believe. We’re talking a venti Starbucks cold brew every morning, and sometimes two …

This 6-Year Study on Adolescent Marijuana Use in Colorado Could Be a Game-Changer

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Marijuana has expanded like a weed over the past two decades, but 2016 could be its greatest year yet.<p>In November, residents in up to a dozen states could vote on whether or not to legalize medicinal or recreational marijuana. Five states have secured marijuana …

Marijuana Shown to Protect Brain Cells From Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that compounds found in marijuana can stave off the brain damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a promising discovery, …

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California To Vote On Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Voters in California will decide this November whether to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the nation's most populous state.<p>California's secretary of state announced Tuesday that the measure had obtained enough signatures to be placed on the ballot. Its supporters have raised $3.53 …

The Godless Descend on DC

(photo by Michael Rosch)<p>Saturday, June 4, marked the "Second Coming" of the Reason Rally. Atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, and secularists from all over the country descended on our nation's capital to rally in support of reason over faith in government.<p>According to the organizers, the …

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Top researchers just demolished a huge fear about legal pot

The nation's most prominent anti-marijuana group, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), says it exists largely for one reason.<p>"People often ask us what our biggest fear of legalization is," the group writes. "<b>The answer is simple: Big Pot</b>" (emphasis theirs).<p>SAM says that Big Marijuana is already …

Teen marijuana use in Colorado found lower than national average

DENVER (Reuters) - Marijuana consumption by Colorado high school students has dipped slightly since the state first permitted recreational cannabis use by adults, a new survey showed on Monday, contrary to concerns that legalization would increase pot use by teens.<p>A fully budded marijuana plant …

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DEA Attorney: Cannabis to be Rescheduled on August 1st

<i>[Update, August 11, 2016: Unfortunately the DEA has decided not to reschedule cannabis, but instead has opened the door for more research. We</i> …

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Lays Out Some Good Reasons To Legalize Cannabis

Life Writer<p>06.11.16 3 Comments<p>Cannabis legalization is riding a high tide of public and political support. Several states have already fully legalized, and dozens have allowed the use of cannabis for medical purposes. Several nations have legalized the use of cannabis in one form or another. Prime …

Our Weed Menu

If you find yourself rolling your glazed eyes when the guy behind the counter at your local medicinal marijuana dispensary goes all sommelier on you …

The Cannabis Industry Goes High-Tech

Cannabis is one of humanity’s oldest crops and historians can trace the use of cannabis back 12,000 years. Today’s legalization of cannabis in many …

Half Of The Country Has Now Legalized Medical Marijuana

Half of the states in the country will now allow their residents to use medical marijuana, after Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich signed …

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Smoking weed is less harmful than tobacco

Smoking weed is less harmful than tobacco<p>If you know any pot smokers (or are one) then you’ve already been on one side of the ultimate smokers’ …

Red Nose Punch

Place cranberries in a bundt pan and pour over 4 cups hot water; freeze until set (the hot water will freeze clear), about 2 hours.<p>Combine juices, …

Recipes

Homemade Coffee Liqueur Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

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Recreational pot is now legal in Oregon shops

PORTLAND, Ore. — Eager night owls looking to score some of the first recreational pot in Oregon bought up baggies of bud at shops that opened early Thursday, some taking advantage of door-buster deals.<p>Some of the more than 250 dispensaries that already offer medical marijuana welcomed lines of …

Marijuana: Will Legalization Create an Economic Boom?

When Oregon begins the first legal sales of recreational marijuana on Oct. 1, I'll be thinking about my Dad. He's a major reason I became a state lawmaker and have been helping implement Oregon's new marijuana law.<p>During the 1980s recession, Dad stopped taking a salary at the family rock crushing …

Here's what we know about the country's first marijuana resort

The Santee Sioux tribe announced plans to grow and sell pot shortly after the U.S. Department of Justice authorized the venture in June, opening the door for the small tribe of 400 to boost revenue needed to fund community services, the AP reported. The tribe plans to open the resort on New Year's …

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