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Is marijuana stronger than it used to be? Here's what the science says.

If you've ever smoked up with someone who lived through the 1960s, you may have heard them remark that marijuana is much stronger than it used to …

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Six held as police find thousand of cannabis plants worth £1m in 80s nuclear bunker

Six people have been arrested after police discovered an "enormous" cannabis farm worth more than £1 million in an underground nuclear bunker.<p>Police carried out a midnight raid on RGHQ Chilmark, an underground bunker constructed in the 1980s in Wiltshire to house and protect government officials …

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What Mixing Weed and Alcohol Does to Your Mind - VICE

I rarely mix weed and alcohol—otherwise, I become more silent than a hermit crab floating in space.<p>But the high that results from combining the two drugs—known as a "crossfade"—isn't uncommon. Researchers, however, are still delving into the science behind this blissed-out state of mind—and why so …

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Study: Brainy Teens More Likely to Smoke Pot Than Tobacco

High-achieving teenagers are more likely to drink alcohol and use cannabis than their less school-smart peers, a new study of British adolescents …

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What Happens if Your Number Is Found on a Drug Dealer's Phone? - VICE

<i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Picture the scene: you've been calling your guy once or twice a month for a year. The conversations rarely stretch much further than: "I'd like the usual—one please!" You'll lie and tell him you're going out in half an hour, so can he get 'round quick? He'll …

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Markham medical marijuana company bracing for legalization boom

MedReleaf says demand for marijuana justifies expansion to facility 4 times the size of existing plant<p>Medical marijuana manufacturer MedReleaf says …

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Legislative panel advances medical marijuana expansion

A panel of lawmakers said Wednesday they're committed to advancing legislation expanding Iowa's limited medical marijuana program.<p>"This is medicine," …

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Ed Snider's daughter on investing in what helped her dad: Medical marijuana

Lindy Snider is embracing Pennsylvania’s nascent medical marijuana industry in a big way — and believes her late father, Philadelphia sports and …

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Clever teenagers twice as likely to smoke cannabis due to their curious minds, study finds

Clever children are twice as likely to smoke cannabis as teenagers due to their curious minds, a landmark study has found.<p>Students who are high academic achievers at age 11 are also more likely to drink alcohol as teenagers, according to a nine year study by University College London (UCL).<p>Experts …

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Illegal Toronto dispensary challenges Ottawa over medical marijuana laws

An illegal cannabis dispensary in Toronto has filed a suit in Federal Court to enshrine its right to sell the drug to its patients, alleging Canada’s current mail-order medical marijuana system does not provide reasonable access to pot.<p>Phytos Apothecary and Wellness Centre alleges that, despite a …

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Chronic pain considered for medical marijuana use in New Jersey

Chronic pain may be added to the list of ailments that qualify for medical marijuana in New Jersey, according to the chairman of an advisory health …

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Arvada man who used post office to distribute marijuana edibles sentenced to a year and a day

An Arvada man who sent boxes of illegal marijuana edibles through the U.S. Postal Service to buyers in New York City, Maryland and Texas was …

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Marijuana Cookies: Sweet weed-infused recipes that'll take your dessert game even higher

If you're proficient with cannabutter, the options for cooking and baking with marijuana are endless.<p>Cookies, cakes, pies and pot roasts can all be …

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Will Trump Dump the Drug Czar? Former Office-Holders Hope Not

President Donald Trump's budget team reportedly is considering defunding the White House “drug czar,” surprising former leaders of the Office of …

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Wanted: marijuana art exhibits for Penticton Art Gallery

Gallery puts out call for 'cannabis-infused art' submissions for March marijuana show, Grassland<p>The Penticton Art Gallery has put out a call for …

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Over 100 pounds of marijuana found hidden in hollowed-out firewood

Ben Hooper<br>Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Customs officers in Arizona said they found more than 100 pounds of marijuana concealed inside hollowed-out pieces of …

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Man charged in Lansing pot dispensary break-in — again

LANSING — For the second time in three weeks, Ahmad Rashad Ross has been charged with breaking into a medical marijuana dispensary.<p>The 34-year-old …

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Financial analysts say purchasing shares of WEED right now is like “buying Amazon in 1997”

Marijuana is transforming into the darling of daring investors, and the nascent legal weed industry is excited about the prospects for profits. But there are many risks to investing in this tricky business. Canopy Growth, a Canadian cannabis holding company, is representative of the hope and …

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How long does marijuana stay in your system? How THC blood tests work, and what you should know

Even after a marijuana high wears off, traces of the drug remain in your blood. The tell-tale molecule is THC, weed's main psychoactive chemical.<p>But …

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This Marijuana Cold Brew Will Give You a Serious Buzz

If you've ever dreamed of drinking weed-infused cold brew coffee, such an idea exists and it's called Somatik ($12). The new cannabis beverage company partnered with Ritual Coffee "to bring you (damn good) single-origin coffee, infused with pure California grown flower." While Somatik promises each …

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Marijuana Industry Projected To Create More Jobs Than Manufacturing By 2020

Jobs. That is what the marijuana industry hopes will keep the Trump administration from cracking down on cannabis companies.<p>A new report from New Frontier data projects that by 2020, the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter of a million jobs. This is more than the expected jobs …

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Ten Things a Budding Ganjapreneur Should Know About Starting a Cannabis Business

Every startup has its challenges, but a cannabis startup comes with additional challenges. Entrepreneurs who want to get in the business face a …

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This Is Why Weed Makes You Cough So Much

Anyone who’s ever smoked marijuana has no doubt had the experience of violently coughing after taking a hit. But why does this only happen at some times and not others? And when you cough after a toke, does it really make you higher, as stoner-legend has it? We’ve got the facts for you.<p><b>Why Does</b> …

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Vice of the Year: Weed

Potheads are getting a makeover. The image of the sloppy dude who won't budge from his couch will be replaced by the "power pot woman." She does Ganja Yoga, dabbles in elevated edibles like weed-infused dark chocolate brittle with smoked almonds and crunchy toffee bits, has a high-end smoking …

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High Times magazine moves west to California

High Times magazine is rolling out to California, leaving its New York City offices for greener — and more tolerant — pastures.<p>Following the flow of …

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Dutch lawmakers approve cultivation of cannabis

Lawmakers in the lower house have narrowly passed a law backing the legal growing and sale of cannabis, under government control. Until now, less than five grams of cannibis could be sold legally by coffee shops.<p>The legislation, brought forward by member of parliament (MP) Vera Bergkamp of the …

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Congressional Cannabis Caucus Unites to Protect Marijuana Industry

Twentyeight states have legalized marijuana to some extent but only four congressmen are advocating overtly for the industry.<p>The uncertainty created by President Donald Trump’s views on marijuana legalization -- especially recreational marijuana –--has led a four members of the House of …

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An investment company is making plans to launch what could be the first exchange-traded fund to profit on marijuana

An investment company is making plans to launch what could be the first exchange-traded fund to profit on marijuana.<p>The Emerging AgroSphere ETF would give investors an opportunity to buy a group of companies making prescription drugs using cannabis extracts, selling hemp derivatives and other …

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Totally cannabis, and aggressively devops - inside Privateer Holdings' cloud ERP pursuits

Put the Cheech and Chong stereotypes away – cannabis is serious business. The legal cannabis trade demands a high level of logistics and compliance. …

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L.A. Voter Guide: Should We Give City Hall Power to Legalize Pot Shops?

In 2013 Los Angeles voters outlawed medical marijuana dispensaries under a measure, Proposition D, that simultaneously gave "limited legal immunity" …

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