• SF’s Civic Center Plaza to be awash in cannabis Saturday

    SF’s Civic Center Plaza to be awash in cannabis Saturday

      The movement is coming home. San Francisco is widely seen as the cradle of America’s medical cannabis industry, which has grown far and wide since the days when Dennis Peron opened the first cannabis club (illegally) in the late 1980s in the Castro district to help gay men dying of AIDS. On Saturday, homage
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  • Synthetic marijuana mill found in home in western Newton County

    Synthetic marijuana mill found in home in western Newton County

    OVINGTON — Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office have discovered a synthetic marijuana mill in a home in a subdivision in western Newton County, according to NCSO Public Information Officer Courtney Morrison. #Seized were approximately 3,000 small bags of the synthetic compound. Two arrests were made and more arrests and charges are pending, Morrison
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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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  • 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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  • BAE Vapes: Superlative Cannabis Oil: Designed Especially For Women

    BAE Vapes: Superlative Cannabis Oil: Designed Especially For Women

    I discovered BAE Vapes through one of the many cannabis PR groups that find my writing beguiling enough to share with their clients. In this case, the overall effect is not destruction, but wellness. The design is clean and fresh, the colors are feminine and crisp. The oils are extracted using the finest organically grown,
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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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  • Cannabis Corner: Smoking, vaping, or dapping

    Cannabis Corner: Smoking, vaping, or dapping

    Hi Readers, Let’s leave the science of cannabis and move on to more practical aspects of medicinal use. Thank you for sticking with me through the science describing the dance between the endocannabinoid system and the phytocannabinoids (THC, CBD and others) and the entourage effect of the terpenes from the cannabis plant. You now have
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  • Marijuana laws done right

    Marijuana laws done right

    By Rob KampiaSeptember 4, 2013 The Justice Department made headlines last week when it announced a new federal policy on marijuana. It should come as welcome news to the majority of Americans who, according to an April Pew Research Center poll, believe marijuana should be made legal for adults. The policy memo issued to U.S. attorneys across
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  • Medical Marijuana: Montana Cannabis Under Fire From Feds

    Medical Marijuana: Montana Cannabis Under Fire From Feds

    The Department of Justice’s crackdown on California medical marijuana might be the most well known in the country, but it’s worth paying attention to legal developments in Montana, where U.S. Attorneys are also doing battle with dispensaries.   As detailed by the Helena Independent Record, federal prosectors don’t want suspects involved in medical marijuana sales to be able
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  • Colorado’s legal recreational marijuana industry opens

    Colorado’s legal recreational marijuana industry opens

    DENVER – Crowds were serenaded by live music as they waited for the nation’s first legal recreational pot shops to open. They ate doughnuts and funnel cakes as a glass-blower made smoking pipes. Some tourists even rode around in a limo, eager to try weed but not so eager to be seen buying it. And when
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  • Marijuana Cannon Not Needed, Florida To Legalize Medical Pot

    Marijuana Cannon Not Needed, Florida To Legalize Medical Pot

    Tallahassee, FL – A marijuana cannon may soon be unnecessary to get illegal drugs into Florida. A new Florida bill seeks to legalize medical marijuana for those suffering from debilitating medical conditions. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, efforts to legalize marijuana, or cannabis, for medical purposes has been picking up steam in recent years. Washington State and Colorado saw marijuana
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  • Blingy vaporizers and gold rolling papers: luxury cannabis brands court the affluent

    Blingy vaporizers and gold rolling papers: luxury cannabis brands court the affluent

    Despite being expensive and sometimes rare, cannabis isn’t typically considered a luxury good. It’s too closely associated with slovenly, underperforming young men to convey wealth or style. But as cannabis becomes more acceptable and the consumer base grows to include more women and affluent professionals, some companies are aiming to become prestige brands. With limited
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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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  • 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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  • A California Music Festival Had Onsite Cannabis Sales and Consumption

    A California Music Festival Had Onsite Cannabis Sales and Consumption

    Last week, I wrote about how Lowell Farms’ cannabis café is opening next month in West Hollywood, California. It’ll be the first space of its kind in the US, allowing guests to purchase and consume cannabis onsite. Over the weekend, another first-of-its-kind cannabis event took place in Northern California, and the organizers state that it was “the first camping,
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  • Marijuana Stocks To Buy Or Sell: Canopy Growth (CGC)

    Marijuana Stocks To Buy Or Sell: Canopy Growth (CGC)

    For almost a year Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) has been one of the best-performing marijuana stocks in the cannabis industry. Despite the industry being in its early stages, Canopy Growth stock has consistently had a market cap of more than $10 billion. What To Watch With This Marijuana Stock The pot stock‘s exceptional success is a result of
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  • Maryland cannabis regulators tell dispensaries they need to open by Sept. 30 or else

    Maryland cannabis regulators tell dispensaries they need to open by Sept. 30 or else

    Medical cannabis companies still struggling to open stores in Maryland will have their preliminary approvals to operate revoked by state regulators if they do not finalize their licenses and open their doors by Sept. 30. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission issued a bulletin Thursday alerting companies of the deadline and advising them to complete their final inspections by
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  • Cannabis Retailer Fire & Flower Generates $11.1 Million Quarterly Revenue

    Cannabis Retailer Fire & Flower Generates $11.1 Million Quarterly Revenue

    Fire & Flower Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial and Operational Results EDMONTON, Oct. 1, 2019 /CNW/ – Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. (“Fire & Flower” or the “Company”) (TSX: FAF), today announced its financial and operational results for the thirteen weeks ended August 3, 2019. Financial and Operational Highlights for the thirteen weeks ended August 3, 2019 22 branded cannabis retail stores open
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  • Seriously, man — cannabis comic Tommy Chong now says feds should legalize, tax marijuana

    Seriously, man — cannabis comic Tommy Chong now says feds should legalize, tax marijuana

    Tommy Chong, left, and Richard “Cheech” Marin arrive May 6 at the 6th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic in Toluca Lake, Calif. Chong, who with Marin celebrated pot smoking in comedy routines and movies, says marijuana should be legalized at the federal level. (The Associated Press) To have stoner comic Tommy Chong come out for
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  • Anti-Marijuana Group Sucks at Messaging/Telling the Truth

    Anti-Marijuana Group Sucks at Messaging/Telling the Truth

    Speaking this week before a crowd in Middletown, Ohio, Kevin Sabet, a former advisor in the drug czar’s office and co-founder of the anti-marijuana group Project SAM, said that 90 percent of medical marijuana users “are registered for ailments such as headaches and athlete’s foot,” and that only “10 percent of card holders have cancer or were
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