• Legal Marijuana Triggers Unexpected Windfall

    Legal Marijuana Triggers Unexpected Windfall

    When marijuana was illegal across the entire United States, the pot business in Mexico was fantastically profitable. It brought a ton of American dollars into the country for nearly five decades. Now that growing cannabis is legal in parts of the United States, however – and consumers can now simply visit a local dispensary to
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  • No industrial hemp in Nebraska this year

    No industrial hemp in Nebraska this year

    Legislators earlier this year passed a bill allowing the cultivation of industrial hemp for research, but Nebraska’s nickname as the Cornhusker State is safe for the time being, as state officials work on regulations that will allow the fibrous plant to make the leap from weed to crop. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture — which
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  • Uruguay’s José Mujica: the ‘humble’ leader with grand ideas

    Uruguay’s José Mujica: the ‘humble’ leader with grand ideas

    For many years he would go to bed early listening to what ants whispered in his ear. Sometimes he would chat with a frog or two, maybe share a hunk of bread with some rats. José Mujica, aka Pépé, is a survivor from a world he himself wiped off the map. A former leader of the
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  • Colorado’s unregulated marijuana grow sites persist despite legal green rush

    Colorado’s unregulated marijuana grow sites persist despite legal green rush

    A short drive from the “green rush” of Denver’s legal marijuana boom, national forest police have been staking out a suspected cannabis plantation hidden deep in the woods that is anything but legitimate. Using aerial reconnaissance and tracking devices attached to resupply trucks, federal special agents were trying to locate the latest gang of armed
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  • The Clock Is Winding Down On Medical Marijuana For Kids In Illinois

    The Clock Is Winding Down On Medical Marijuana For Kids In Illinois

    Children suffering from epilepsy would be eligible to use a form of medical marijuana under a measure that gained bipartisan approval in the Illinois House this week. Legislation allowing minors with epilepsy to use cannabidiol, a cannabis derivative,passed 98-18 on Wednesday with support from several Republican lawmakers who had previously opposed the law, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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  • Are your kids dabbing?

    Are your kids dabbing?

    Adults don’t know about it, but kids do. We learned about it from kids on the street. It’s called “dab.” “‘Dab’ is marijuana cooked down into a highly concentrated paste,” said Det. Larry McKinnon of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. ‘Dab’, also know as BHO or Butane Hash Oil, was popular in the 70s, but
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  • Uruguay Understands You Can’t Tax Legal Weed If You Want to Undercut Black Market

    Uruguay Understands You Can’t Tax Legal Weed If You Want to Undercut Black Market

    Uruguay is the first nation in the world that’s embarked on the project of legalized and regulated marijuana. In many respects, Uruguay’s legal marijuana market is more tightly controlled than those emerging in Colorado and Washington. The government, for example, will be a primary distributor of the product, and all users will have to register with it.
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  • Controversial Weed Growing iOS Game Pulled from App Store

    Controversial Weed Growing iOS Game Pulled from App Store

    A new iOS game called “Weed Firm” has been pulled out from the App Store for containing controversial content, reports App Advice. The game enjoyed top ranking on the Top Free iPhone Apps chart on Tuesday just before being removed from the App Store. Industry observers are now wondering how the game, with its controversial content, was
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  • U.S. Says Legal Marijuana Growers Can’t Use Federal Irrigation Water

    U.S. Says Legal Marijuana Growers Can’t Use Federal Irrigation Water

    Marijuana growers operating legally in Colorado and Washington state took another hit from the federal government on Tuesday when the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced that pot growers are (still) not allowed to use federal irrigation waters. Since 1902, the bureau has been charged with maintaining dams, power plants and canals in the 17 “western states” — from North
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