• Colorado’s new growth industry: pot

    Colorado’s new growth industry: pot

      Tamar Wise, co-head of the science division at Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, makes sure the tri-combs are intact on a marijuana bud for the right dosage to be used for marijuana-infused products in the kitchen at the facility in Denver, Colo., in December 2012. / Los Angeles Times Two hedge-fund partners — monogrammed shirts,
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  • Cyrus takes aim at marijuana image

    Cyrus takes aim at marijuana image

    Singer and actress Miley Cyrus has distanced herself from a photograph that shows her smoking what appears to be marijuana joint. An image seemingly showing the former Disney star surrounded by smoke accompanied by the caption “High as [expletive]” was posted by a user called “Mileyxxcyrus” on photo-sharing website Instagram on Tuesday. The snap was
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  • MediSwipe Inc. Announces New Michigan State Legislation HB 4271

    MediSwipe Inc. Announces New Michigan State Legislation HB 4271

    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MediSwipe Inc. ( www.MediSwipe.com ) ( MWIP), a patient security solutions and financial products company for the medicinal marijuana and health care industry, today announced after the trading session on February 19th, the state of Michigan introduced new proposed legislation titled as House Bill 4271 outlining new requirements for Michigan’s
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  • Pot tourism in Colo.? Marijuana regulators OK idea

    Pot tourism in Colo.? Marijuana regulators OK idea

    DENVER (AP) — Marijuana tourism is on the way to Colorado, under a recommendation made Tuesday by a state task force to regulate the drug made legal by voters last year. But Colorado should erect signs in airports and borders telling visitors they can’t take pot home, the task force recommended. Colorado’s marijuana task force was assembled to
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  • Dr. Drew under fire in Mindy McCready’s death

    Dr. Drew under fire in Mindy McCready’s death

    NASHVILLE, TENN.—The criticism of Dr. Drew Pinsky spread on the Internet almost as quickly as news of Mindy McCready’s death. The country singer with the tumultuous personal life became the fifth cast member of his Celebrity Rehab series to die since appearing on the show and the third from Season 3. The previous deaths stirred up rumours
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  • Discovery Bets on 2 Dope Series About Pot Growers

    Discovery Bets on 2 Dope Series About Pot Growers

    Cupcake makers, pawnbrokers and storage container raiders have all had their moments in reality television’s spotlight. Now the time may be right for marijuana growers — and the people who chase them. The Discovery network debuts a six-episode series, “Weed Country,” at 10 p.m. Wednesday and will replace it with “Pot Cops” in April. Both
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  • Nederland Could Be First Town To Set Up For Recreational Marijuana Industry In Colorado

    Nederland Could Be First Town To Set Up For Recreational Marijuana Industry In Colorado

    Marijuana advocates unhappy with the state’s progress toward implementing Amendment 64 are pursuing passage of a local ordinance in Nederland that would make the mountain town the first in Colorado to set up a recreational marijuana industry — well in advance of pending statewide regulations. Yet Mayor Joe Gierlach dismisses the group’s efforts, saying the
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  • Kingpin: Marijuana Funding Model Starts to Take Shape

    Kingpin: Marijuana Funding Model Starts to Take Shape

    Photo, video and graphic by Siemond Chan   When Ean Seeb and his business partners founded Denver Relief, their medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Denver’s Baker neighborhood in 2008, it was strictly a bare-bones effort. No fancy interior decor, no proprietary strains or products, no state-of-the-art grow house. Their inventory at the time was as
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  • Senate Committee To Vote On Industrial Hemp Bill

    Senate Committee To Vote On Industrial Hemp Bill

    The Senate Agriculture Committee will vote Monday on a bill that would allow Kentucky farmers to grow industrial hemp. A number of high-profile supporters are expected to testify in support of Senate Bill 50. U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Representatives John Yarmuth and Thomas Massie and former CIA director James Woolsey will testify in front
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  • State Sen. Leach makes an economic case for legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania

    State Sen. Leach makes an economic case for legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania

    ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO This Jan. 26, 2013 photo taken at a grow house in Denver shows a marijuana plants ready to be harvested. Last fall, voters made Washington and Colorado the first states to pass laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana and setting up systems of state-licensed growers, processors and retail stores where
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  • Justin Bieber: I’m sorry for smoking weed and I’m never going to do it again

    Justin Bieber: I’m sorry for smoking weed and I’m never going to do it again

    The singer admits he did wrong on Saturday Night Live Justin Bieber has apologised for smoking drugs Justin Bieber isn’t afraid to take the mickey out of himself Justin Bieber played the president of the Miley Cyrus fan club on SNL Justin Bieber has apologised for smoking cannabis. The teen singer used his appearance on comedy
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  • King of Reggae, Bob Marley lives on…

    King of Reggae, Bob Marley lives on…

    By Uduma Kalu The reggae world last Wednesday, celebrated the 68th birthday of King of Reggae, Bob Marley whose real names were Nesta Robert Marley.  Born February 6, 1945, in a small village in St Ann called Nine Mile, in Jamaica. Across the globe, Marley’s birthday resonate with his music being played in radio and
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  • Town of Weed takes Center Stage

    Town of Weed takes Center Stage

    Siskiyou County, Calif.  —  The Discovery Channel has produced hits like Gold Rush, Deadliest Catch, American Choppers and Dirty Jobs. Later this month, the network will premiere a new series that puts the town of Weed and other cities in Siskiyou County directly in the spotlight. “Weed Country” is a six-part series that goes inside marijuana
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  • We must get it right on implementation of legal marijuana

    We must get it right on implementation of legal marijuana

    In the 2012 election, voters took a historic step towards changing the war on drugs in Washington state in regards to marijuana. As the Liquor Control Board began to examine how to implement this new system, some advocates have said that Washington needs to do this right, and quickly. The state must get it right,
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  • Francis Slay On Pot Prosecution: “I’m Not For Legalizing Marijuana. It Sends A Bad Message.”

    Francis Slay On Pot Prosecution: “I’m Not For Legalizing Marijuana. It Sends A Bad Message.”

    Francis Slay, the mayor of St. Louis, is opposed to legalizing marijuana, as two states did in the last election. Not that anyone is asking him. In response to a question from Daily RFT about the proposal at the Board of Aldermen to reduce the punishment for possession of small amounts of pot, Slay says he’s against legalization. But
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  • Exclusive: New Discovery Channel series ‘Pot Cops’ chronicles marijuana crackdown

    Exclusive: New Discovery Channel series ‘Pot Cops’ chronicles marijuana crackdown

    A scene from the new Discovery Channel show “Pot Cops.” (Handout) When one thinks of California, images of gunfire, booby traps and deadly cartels don’t usually come to mind. However, the Discovery Channel is aiming to expose the state’s dark side in the new series “Pot Cops,” which follows a drug enforcement unit in Humboldt County,
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  • Medical Marijuana, Inc. Releases Audited Fourth Quarter 2012 Financials

    Medical Marijuana, Inc. Releases Audited Fourth Quarter 2012 Financials

    SAN DIEGO, Feb. 8, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), a leading cannabis and hemp industry innovator, today announced the release of its audited fourth quarter financial statements.  The Company earned net income of approximately $3.2 million on record gross revenues of $5.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2012.  This represents
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  • US federal prison population soars

    US federal prison population soars

    The number of federal prisoners has ballooned from 25,000 inmates in 1980 to 219,000 today, according to a new Congressional Research report. That’s a jump of almost 790 percent.   Think Progress notes that the report blames a sharp increase of “draconian mandatory minimum sentences, the elimination of parole for any federal crime committed after
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  • Marijuana Breaking News: Can Pot Save Nevada?

    Marijuana Breaking News: Can Pot Save Nevada?

    Senior Assemblyman Joseph Hogan and freshman Andrew Martin both from Las Vegas, will introduce Marijuana Legalization Bill in Nevada Stephen H Frye, M.D., a long time drug reform activist, and author of “Monumental Fiasco, Our Drug War!,” today secured a commitment from two Nevada Assemblymen to submit a bill to the Nevada legislature to legalize
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  • California Medical Marijuana Ban: State Supreme Court Weighs Future Of Cannabis Clubs

    California Medical Marijuana Ban: State Supreme Court Weighs Future Of Cannabis Clubs

    These are trying times for California’s medical marijuana dispensaries. Not only has a zealous U.S. Attorney launched a significant crackdown, but pot clubs across the state are increasingly being targeted by blanket bans from local municipalities looking to keep their cities and towns drug free–or, at least, force patients and their caretakers to grow their marijuana
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