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Hawaii says it's 1st state to go cashless for pot sales

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii said Tuesday that it aims to be the first state to have marijuana sales handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid …

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The Story of 'Skunk', the Drug Your Mum Warned You About

How all high-grade weed came to be known as "skunk", and the history of slave-labour that led to its popularity in the UK.<p>In the spring of 1985, a heavy-set American landed at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport with a box of seeds. His name was David Watson. Or was it Sam Selezny? Or was it – as he'd …

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How Marijuana May Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

In what is being heralded as a breakthrough for cancer research, GW Pharmaceuticals announced on Tuesday positive results from a study using a …

There’s no known cure for arthritis, but marijuana works wonders

Here’s some good news: Medical marijuana is helping people with arthritis improve their quality of life.<p>Most of us know someone — an aunt, uncle or …

Habitual cannabis use alters brain oxygen

Tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active ingredient in cannabis, is linked to changes in how oxygen "travels" through the brain. This may correlate with …

Trial on medical marijuana plant limit concludes

SANTA FE — A Santa Fe District Court judge is set to decide if a state-imposed limit on the number of marijuana plants a medical cannabis producer …

Take it from me as a former NFL player: Pot is better for pain than opioids

Pain is a constant in the game of football, and the<p>National Football Leaguehas long relied on painkillers to keep its players on the field. This has made NFL locker rooms especially vulnerable to the opioid epidemic.<p>Former NFL players abuse opioid pain medications at four times the rate of the …

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It Must Be Written In the Stars. Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Marijuana Should Be Legal.

Tyson, like his television predecessor Carl Sagan, finds no reason in science for cannabis prohibition.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson has become the new face of science across the United States, taking up the mantle from the late astrophysicist Carl …

TMX working with Canadian regulators on how to deal with U.S.-linked pot stocks

TMX Group Ltd. is seeking guidance from Canadian securities regulators as it weighs how to deal with marijuana companies listed in Canada with …

Plaintiff Attorney Marijuana Raid

Pot shops are sprouting across California after voters last year legalized marijuana for recreational use. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sowed fears on the left that the feds will try to nip California’s pot industry in the bud. The bigger threat may be parasitic lawyers.<p>Plaintiff firms …

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3 Things You Need to Know About Marijuana Stock Scotts Miracle-Gro

Scotts Miracle-Gro could be one of the biggest winners in the "green rush" for the marijuana industry.<p>You might think <b>The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company</b> …

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 …

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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 …

Smoking Versus Edibles

What is the lowest-risk route of cannabis administration? (Please don’t come at me with a vape pen.)<p><b>Asking for a Friend,</b><p><b>I have a friend who smokes weed pretty much daily. In a world of medicinal and decriminalized marijuana, what are the actual costs/benefits of consuming it in different forms</b> …

President Trump Gives Marijuana Stocks a Reason to Celebrate

A new federal budget brings near-term clarity to the cannabis industry.<p>With few exceptions, everything has seemingly gone right for the marijuana …

Trump administration signals a possible crackdown on states over marijuana

The White Houseon Thursday put states that have legalized recreational-usemarijuanaon notice that federal law enforcement agents could be targeting them soon.<p>It was the clearest warning yet that the Trump administration may move to disrupt the marijuana trade in the eight states, including …

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U.S. doctor says Canada is playing down risks of pesticide tainted-pot

A top U.S. toxicologist is questioning Canada's response to a tainted-cannabis problem in the medical-marijuana sector, saying patients aren't being given accurate information on the risks associated with a banned pesticide thousands of people may have consumed.<p>Warren Porter, a specialist in …

LucidMood Introduces Cannabis for the Non-User

From there, Jones put his scientific background to work. He figured by combining certain cannabinoids in certain ratios and adding terpenes, it would …

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An Open Letter To Jeff Sessions From A Doctor Whose Patients Rely On Medical Marijuana

Dear Sen. Sessions,<p>Let me start by introducing myself. I am Dr. David Bearman, I am considered to be one of the most clinically knowledgable physicians in the field of medical cannabis in the United States. I have spent 40 years working in substance and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs. …

Marijuana Legalization: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Opposes Pot Legalization On Safety Grounds, Promotes Alcohol

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo waded into the national debate over drug policy, declaring his opposition to legalizing cannabis and asserting (despite …

Legal Weed States Could Be in Jeopardy With Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

Jeff "Make America Alabama Again" Sessions, a man who was once denied a federal judgeship due to accusations of racism, was sworn in as the new U.S. …

Five marijuana bills advance through House committees; two blocked

Five medical marijuana bills advanced through the House Rules Committee Wednesday (Feb. 7), but committee members voted against a bill that would …

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76 veterans selected for study on marijuana’s effectiveness treating PTSD

U.S. military veterans who suffer from PTSD are taking part in a study to determine marijuana’s ability to treat the condition.<p>A California-based …

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Dressing Marijuana Up As Fruit Is Apparently The New Trend In Illegal Drug Shipping

Drug-busting has had a particularly fruity theme in Texas lately, where U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have recently uncovered large …

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This Was California's Favorite Marijuana Strain In 2016

Like a favorite coffee roast or a go-to Chipotle order, every cannabis connoisseur has her favorite weed strain. But, as revealed by a new survey, …

Border Patrol finds close to 4,000 pounds of weed hidden inside fake plastic limes

Limes may be the ingredient to killer guacamole, but they're also the center of a recent drug heist gone awry.<p>On Jan. 30, U.S. Customs and Border …

Stealthy Bacteria and Fungi Lurk in Medical Marijuana

Some 1.2 million Americans turn to medical marijuana for help managing their illnesses each year, but few ever consider that contaminants on their …

Is it legal to mail marijuana between states? Here's what federal and state laws say.

Is it legal to mail marijuana across state lines?<p>Short answer: no.<p>Longer answer: absolutely not.<p>Mailing pot across state lines is an incredibly bad …

Legalize marijuana in Minnesota? Lawmakers want state’s voters to decide

Nine Minnesota lawmakers want to ask the public: Should Minnesota legalize personal use of marijuana?<p>The nine — all Democrats in a …

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