• Cannabis Goes Down Under for First-Ever Human Trial on Dementia

    Cannabis Goes Down Under for First-Ever Human Trial on Dementia

    The Institute for Health Research at University of Notre Dame in Western Australia recently announced the start of a ground-breaking clinical trial to discover how cannabis can alleviate symptoms associated with dementia. After eighteen months of detailed planning and procedure, the University of Notre Dame Australia in Perth (UNDA) recently announced that a team of
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  • Can Illinois draw marijuana tourists from out of state? Retailers are taking a gamble on Illinois border towns.

    Can Illinois draw marijuana tourists from out of state? Retailers are taking a gamble on Illinois border towns.

    Recreational marijuana sales are set to begin next year, and some of the potential store locations getting scouted suggest Illinoisans aren’t the only customers cannabis companies hope to attract. Amid the debate over proposed zoning rules that would ban weed sales in much of Chicago’s downtown, cannabis companies also are eyeing sites far beyond city
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  • Everything Coloradans Never Knew They Needed To Understand About Hemp

    Everything Coloradans Never Knew They Needed To Understand About Hemp

    Hempology Ask the guy sitting next to you at the bar if he prefers the high he gets from Northern Lights or Sour Diesel, and he’ll likely answer you as easily as if you’d asked whether he likes IPAs or Pilsners better. That’s how it is here in the promised land of weed. We know
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  • This DEA Cannabis Announcement Will Floor You

    This DEA Cannabis Announcement Will Floor You

    t’s very possible that legal cannabis could be one of the fastest growing industries between now and 2030. Pretty much every analyst covering the weed industry has called for a compound growth rate in the double digits, which is a big reason behind the steady rise in pot stocks since 2016. Yet it’s also a highly
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  • New Mexico Decriminalizes Adult Use Cannabis

    New Mexico Decriminalizes Adult Use Cannabis

    Santa Fe, New Mexico — The Midwestern state of New Mexico is poised to become the 24th to decriminalize cannabis. Local Albuquerque station KRQE reports that “Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation last week that will decrease penalties for cannabis possession from a criminal to civil violation. Individuals caught with less than half an ounce of cannabis will face a $50 fine, instead of jail or prison time.
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  • Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In D.C.

    Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In D.C.

    After months of debate, threats and uncertainty, recreational marijuana became legal in Washington, D.C., Thursday — at least according to the city government. Adults 21 and over may now legally use marijuana, possess up to two ounces and grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes for personal use. Marijuana sales remain illegal, but
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Eric Holder Just Announced A Major Shift On U.S. Marijuana Policy

    Eric Holder Just Announced A Major Shift On U.S. Marijuana Policy

    Jan 23 (Reuters) – U.S. treasury and law enforcement agencies will soon issue regulations opening banking services to state-sanctioned marijuana businesses even though cannabis remains classified an illegal narcotic under federal law, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday. Holder said the new rules would address problems faced by newly licensed recreational pot retailers in
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  • NY Gov. Cuomo to Support Medical Marijuana at State of the State Addresses

    NY Gov. Cuomo to Support Medical Marijuana at State of the State Addresses

    Patients, Advocates, Elected Officials Praise Cuomo and Urge Him to Back Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation ALBANY, NY —  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will use his State of the State address Wednesday to announce his support for medical marijuana for patients in New York. After years of opposing medical marijuana, the turnaround by Gov. Cuomo is making
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  • CNN Poll: Americans say marijuana is less dangerous than booze or tobacco

    CNN Poll: Americans say marijuana is less dangerous than booze or tobacco

    Washington (CNN) – Americans appear to view marijuana in a class by itself. According to a new national poll, marijuana is not as wicked as other illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine, and much less dangerous than legal substances like alcohol and tobacco. That’s one reason why a CNN/ORC International survey indicates that support for legalizing marijuana is
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  • Colorado opens Marijuana shops to kick off 2014

    Colorado opens Marijuana shops to kick off 2014

    For more than 70 years, the sale of marijuana for recreational use has been criminally prohibited in the United States. But that ban, as it has existed for decades, ended Wednesday in Colorado. The historic first, legal sales of recreational marijuana to those 21-and-older began in the morning at select dispensaries in Colorado — the
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  • US offers world’s first legal recreational marijuana

    US offers world’s first legal recreational marijuana

    No wonder they look pleased. Darren Austin and his son Tyler from Decatur, Georgia, are queuing to buy the first legally available recreational marijuana in the US, from the Denver Discreet Dispensary in Colorado. From 1 January, residents of Colorado aged 21 or older became the beneficiaries of the first law anywhere in the world
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  • Washington cities slow to implement legal marijuana

    Washington cities slow to implement legal marijuana

    Though Washington voters approved growing and selling recreational marijuana, few cities have taken steps to implement the law. SEATTLE — Sales of recreational marijuana are due to start in Washington around late spring, but there’s no welcome mat — at least not yet — for pot businesses in dozens of cities around the state. A
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  • Wyoming Highway Patrol issues warning about Colorado-purchased marijuana

    Wyoming Highway Patrol issues warning about Colorado-purchased marijuana

    The Wyoming Highway Patrol issued a warning Thursday not to bring Colorado purchased marijuana into the state. The patrol issued a news release with the words in the email’s subject in all caps: Do not bring your Colorado purchased marijuana into Wyoming. Wednesday was the first day Colorado allowed the purchase of recreational marijuana. The
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