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This Scientist Thinks Cannabis Could Be A Wonder Drug For Treating MS

Anecdotally, medical marijuana has been extremely successful for managing symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Researchers now want to find out why.<p>For the more than 400,000 Americans suffering from multiple sclerosis ― an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord ― available treatments …

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Weed-Infused Olive Oil Means Vinaigrettes Will Be a Lot More Exciting

“Our first try tasted awful,” <b>Yannick Crespo</b> says about his marijuana-infused olive oil Pot d’Huile, which debuts later this month at dispensaries around San Francisco. “The cannabis extract didn’t mix with the oil, and the whole thing smelled like a barnyard—not something you’d want to cook …

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Marijuana Business Executives Offer Advice In A Time Of Political Uncertainty

President Trump voiced support for medical marijuana and states’ rights during his campaign, but Jeff Sessions, his pick for Attorney General, has opposed legalization, and will have the power to enforce the federal drug laws that could send people to prison. This political uncertainty adds a new …

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All Signs Point to a Corporate Takeover of the Marijuana Industry by Bayer, Monsanto

Following months of negotiations and various offers, Germany-based Bayer has finally sealed the deal with Monsanto, purchasing the seed giant for $66 …

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What Does Trump's Presidency Mean For Marijuana Legalization?

One of the many things President Trump wasn't 100% clear about during the campaign was his position on marijuana. But considering that 28 states have passed laws making it legal to use the drug in some way, this is one we're kinda gonna need an answer on. Unfortunately, our outlook is moving away …

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Bill makes it a crime to advertise marijuana sales without a license

The state Senate gave initial approval Monday to a measure designed to crack down on advertisements online for illicit marijuana sales.<p>The bill — …

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Marijuana business expands beyond smoke and rolling papers

Investors study ways to buy into pot as rules change. But is it real or market euphoria?<p>Jamie Dutra has just finished unlocking the doors and rolling …

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Texas Teacher Shouldn’t Be Punished for Marijuana Use in Colorado, Judge Says

A Texas high school teacher can use marijuana in Colorado, where it is legal, and should not get into trouble for it in her home state, where it is illegal, an administrative law judge ruled.<p>The Texas judge made the recommendation in a case involving Maryam Roland, who had taught science at …

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Open water tap leads German police to cannabis discovery

Police responding to a suspected broken pipe in a building in Bremen came upon an indoor cannibas growing site. The grower had forgotten to turn off the water.<p>A police patrol responding to a report of flooding at a residential and commercial building in Bremen found 427 cannabis plants, the city's …

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'Yuge' Buzz Kill: Will Trump Affect The Marijuana Industry?

Despite a recent report that debunks the alleged health benefits of smoking pot, the industry is still predicted to boom into a $21 billion market in a few years. So, will Trump stand in the way of the Green Rush or allow it to grow? Here are a few approaches the President may explore:<p><b>The Nuclear</b> …

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Epileptic Mother of 5 Faces Jail Time for Smoking Marijuana While Breast-feeding

A 32-year-old mother of five kids faces a felony child endangerment charge for testing positive for marijuana use while breast-feeding. Erica Tucker …

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Here's Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Marijuana

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Last year was truly exceptional for the marijuana movement. In fact, it may go down as the best year on record. In total, five new states legalized medical cannabis, two of which (Ohio and Pennsylvania) did so by passing up ballot initiatives and legalized medical pot …

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3 Big Risks for Marijuana Stocks in 2017

Marijuana stocks are flying high right now. There's no reason to think that 2017 won't be yet another great year, right? Actually, some significant threats remain for the now-thriving marijuana industry. Here are three of the biggest risks for marijuana stocks this year.<p>Image source: Getty Images<p>1. …

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How the Trump Administration Is Likely to Proceed on Weed Legalization

Donald Trump steps in as the president of a nation increasingly at odds with federal marijuana policy.<p>Thanks to a growing pro-pot majority, 28 states …

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Which States Will Legalize Marijuana Next? List Of East Coast States And More Considering Changing Pot Laws

The votes were counted, the oath was taken and Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States Friday. However, a new president isn’t the …

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Get up to speed on weed: This book outlines both the history and future of marijuana

The billion-dollar question is whether Trump is going to set pot policy or leave it to his minions<p>Marijuana is going mainstream, as evidenced by the spread of medical marijuana and now outright legalization, not to mention its pervasive and increasingly favorable position in popular culture. In the …

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6 Local, High-CBD Cannabis Topicals to Melt Your Worries Away

Natural topical remedies fill the shelves of L.A.'s health food stores, and cannabis dispensaries alike. If one doesn’t prefer to smoke it, vape it, …

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This Would Be a First for the Marijuana Industry

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The marijuana industry had an incredible 2016, and pro-legalization enthusiasts are hoping that momentum carries over into 2017.<p>Heading into 2016, there were 23 states that had legalized medical cannabis and four (Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska) that had …

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Mass. Legislators Propose Limits On Legal Marijuana — Here Are The Key Points

Support the news<p>Just hours after polls closed on Nov. 8, 2016, leaders on Beacon Hill began talking about ways they might change the ballot question …

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Bogus bongs or bogus lawsuits? Pipe maker sues over fakes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — In the rarefied world of high-end bong makers, Roor glass water pipes have long been smoked to impress. The status symbols are so sought after that some models command prices of $1,000. There's even a diamond-studded, gold-gilded Roor that goes for nearly $4,000.<p>Both …

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Shocker: Most Cops Support Less Harsh Marijuana Laws

If you think that police officers in the U.S. are adamantly opposed to marijuana, think again. A recent Pew Research Center national survey conducted by the National Police Research Platform collected the opinions of7,917 law enforcement officers across the country. The findings might surprise …

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Donald Trump Marijuana: Will Cabinet Appointments Influence Policy? Attorney General Jeff Sessions Coy On Plans

Only two of President Donald Trump’s cabinet picks had been approved by congressional committees as of Thursday. Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly won a …

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A bunch of people smoked weed on the National Mall 4:20 into Trump’s speech

By Rex Santus on Jan 20, 2017<p>Donald Trump may not have been able to draw an impressive crowd to the National Mall during his inauguration, but in a different stretch of Washington, D.C, people lined up for several blocks to score some free weed.<p>Supporters of the legalization of recreational and …

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Irish police make record-breaking £32.4m cannabis bust in Dublin

More than 1,500kg of cannabis was seized.<p>Irish police have seized €37.5m (£32.4m, $40.13m) of cannabis at Dublin Port on Friday (20 January).<p>The …

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Giant pot bonfire smokes out Castlegar, B.C.

At least one person complained about the smoke drifting from the seized marijuana plants<p>When RCMP in Castlegar, B.C., busted a major marijuana …

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Conservative Christian legislators really want to legalize weed in the US

More than half of US states—28—have legalized medical marijuana. Sixty percent of Americans support legalization, according to an October 2016 Gallup poll—including 42% of Republicans. Some of these cannabis supporters live in conservative states, and some are even in their state’s legislature, …

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This Colorado Agency Just Made 3 Strains of Marijuana Specifically for Ad People

Special cultivars for creatives, strategists and technologists<p>Need a little mind-altering inspiration in your advertising job? Colorado agency …

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5,000 Free Joints Passed out in D.C. for Trump Inauguration

Amid the pomp and circumstance of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, more than 5,000 free joints were passed out in Washington, D.C. on Friday, with plans to light up exactly four minutes and 20 seconds into his speech.<p>The protest – coined "Trump 420" – was not speaking out against a Trump …

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Huge lines to smoke free weed on Inauguration Day

Things were seriously laid back at one protest in Washington D.C. ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration, as throngs of pro-marijuana protesters turned out for a wake and bake courtesy of thousands of free joints.<p>Lines stretched for blocks as eager protesters churned out for a pro-cannabis smoking …

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5 Ways Trump Could Affect The Marijuana Industry

The marijuana industry is on track to become a $21 billion business by year 2021, according to ArcView Research. With many millions of dollars and businesses at stake, the industry is wringing its hands wondering what will happen under the new administration.<p>Many believe that President Trump’s …

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