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A pharma company that spent $500,000 trying to keep pot illegal just got DEA approval for synthetic marijuana

Insys Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that was one of the chief financial backers of the opposition to marijuana legalization in Arizona last year, received preliminary approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration this week for Syndros, a synthetic marijuana drug.<p>Insys gave $500,000 …

Cannabis

Mothers in the drugs lab – women in Peru treating their sick children with cannabis

Peru’s president has proposed legalising medicinal marijuana after two women found that cannabis oil helped their seriously ill children<p>A dental technician and mother of four, Ana Alvarez lives in a flat in Lima that she has converted into a cannabis laboratory. It is, she says, for the love of her …

Cannabis

Sessions' war on pot could speed up marijuana legalization nationwide

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)<p>Paul Seaborn, University of …

I Tried 7 Different Weed Coffees and Here’s What Happened

The best part of waking up is 25mg of THC in your cup<p>Gosh, what a weird week. I’m a diehard coffee fan and a way-less-than-diehard weed fan, so when …

I Tried CBD To Manage My Anxiety—Here’s What Happened

My baseline level of anxiety is really high. I operate on what other people probably consider a medium to high level of stress. In addition to being</i> …

Pot smoking vs. spousal abuse: Security clearance double standard alleged

Government officials are routinely denied clearance for reasons that look minor next to concerns about Jared Kushner and Rob Porter, lawyers say.<p>From speeding to pot smoking to, in one case, ownership of a Canadian brewery, rank-and-file government employees often see their security clearances …

The White House

New Study Finds that Loosening Regulations on the Marijuana Industry Would Help Fix the Opioid Crisis

Many marijuana advocates argue that legalizing cannabis would help reduce America's opioid crisis. However, a new study seems to both support and …

Cannabis

Home - The Weed Initiate - The Weed Initiate

<b>Learn more about our cannabis compliance review</b> and how we can help take your business to the next legal level.<p>This initial review will help you lay …

Max Brenner Turning To Marijuana-Infused Chocolates

For five years, Israeli chocolatier Oded Brenner had to stay away from selling chocolate outside his restaurants.<p>This was not an easy task for the …

4 Cannabis Products That Quell Monster Menstrual Cramps

Powerful menstrual cramps are the worst. Suffering women turn to all sorts of things for potential relief: heating pads, pain meds, massages, yoga …

Study links easier access to medical marijuana with reduced number of opioid deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the opioid epidemic in the U.S. kills on average more than 115 people a day.<p>Researchers at the …

There’s a cannabis wedding expo coming to L.A.

For couples looking to incorporate a little greenery into their weddings, the Cannabis Wedding Expo promises to be a one-stop wedding planning …

Congress Can't Vote on Cannabis Anymore Because of This Man

Have you ever wondered why the government seems to be moving at a snail’s pace when it comes to marijuana legislation? You may not have heard of Pete …

Cannabis

Two medical marijuana myths debunked in new research

Mention legalizing medical marijuana, and people often think two things:<p>This will prompt teens to think marijuana use is OK, and more will start …

Recreational Marijuana Brings California's Subjective DUI Laws to Light

The legalization of recreational marijuana in California has led to increased police attention towards driving under the influence of marijuana. DUI …

These 12 States Could Pass Marijuana Laws This Year

Quite a few states could pass marijuana laws this year. Legalization has been a slow but steady process in recent years. In particular, 2016 was a …

Photographer Takes Stunning Surreal Photos With An Old $50 Film Camera

Oleg Oprisco is a brilliantly talented photographer from Lviv, Ukraine, who creates stunning surreal images of elegant women in fairy-tale or …

Pear, Riesling, and Ginger Sorbet Recipe

Pears, sweet-tart Riesling, and spicy ginger come together in a sorbet that's ripe and juicy with a clean, refreshing heat. Look for a Riesling with moderate sweetness but good acidity that has an alcohol content around 12%.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3 ripe pears (about 1 1/4 pounds, 2 1/4 cups …

Powerful and Surreal Self Portraits by 20-Year-Old Rachel Baran

Rachel Baran is an extraordinarily talented U.S.-based photographer who creates amazing surreal and conceptual portraits that thousands of people …

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Dream-Like Pictures Of Firefly Light-Trails Captured Using Long-Exposure Photography

Through the magic of long-exposure photography, Missouri-based photographer Vincent Brady has captured the bright trails of light left behind by …

With Its New Samsung App, Health Startup Lark Moves Away From Hardware

Among the freebies included in Samsung’s just-released Galaxy S5 was a new app from Lark, a health startup that’s been pretty quiet for the past year or so.<p>In fact, co-founder and CEO Julia Hu told me that Lark has been “pretty much in stealth mode” as it worked on the new app. The vision, she …

Los Angeles wants to become the largest city with free Wi-Fi

Flickr – djandywdotcom<p>Time Warner Cable has had a tense relationship with the city of Los Angeles and its residents for several years now if not longer.<p>On February 14, 2011, the Lakers and Time Warner Cable signed a $3 billion, 20-year cable television agreement, which took effect in Fall 2012 but …

Net Neutrality

Report: Amazon smartphone to debut in second half of year

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Amazon.com is ready to join the smartphone wars with Apple, Samsung Electronics and others in the second half of this year, with a new handset of its own.<p>The e-commerce powerhouse has been demonstrating versions of the phone to developers in its hometown Seattle and San …

Alan Titchmarsh to tend his own garden at Chelsea Flower Show

The television gardener will roll up his sleeves and create his own garden for this year’s show - his first since 1985<p>For more than 30 years he has fronted the BBC’s coverage of the Chelsea flower show. But now Alan Titchmarsh is stepping aside from his presenting role to return to a more hands-on …