• Wash. to issue 334 licenses for legal pot stores

    Wash. to issue 334 licenses for legal pot stores

    SEATTLE – The Washington State Liquor Control Board released a detailed county-by-county breakdown on the number of retail licenses it will issue for selling marijuana. On Wednesday, the board said to will grant a total of 334 licenses for stores to sell pot in the newest phase in the implementation of I-502, the state ballot
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  • Where to Buy Marijuana in Los Angeles After Dispensary Ban Takes Effect

    Where to Buy Marijuana in Los Angeles After Dispensary Ban Takes Effect

    Now that the L.A. City Council has decided that all medical marijuana dispensaries must shut down by Sept. 6, where will you get your medicine?   The slacker down the street? No, he was put out of business by the dispensaries. MacArthur Park? Cleaned up years ago. Tijuana? You want to end up in Mexican prison over
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  • Medical Marijuana, Inc. Closes with Lotus Capital for a $2 Million Equity Based Line of Credit

    Medical Marijuana, Inc. Closes with Lotus Capital for a $2 Million Equity Based Line of Credit

    SAN DIEGO, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) a leading hemp industry innovator, has announced that the Company has signed closing documentation for a $2 million USD line of credit with Lotus Capital, a Chicago based private equity firm. The line of credit will be used as a reserve fund for product expansion
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  • Doctors Call On DEA To Reschedule Marijuana For Medical Research Purposes

    Doctors Call On DEA To Reschedule Marijuana For Medical Research Purposes

    The American Academy of Pediatrics is requesting that the Drug Enforcement Administration reclassify marijuana as a less harmful substance in order to facilitate research of the substance for medical use, according to a policy statement released Monday. “The AAP strongly supports research and development of pharmaceutical cannabinoids and supports a review of policies promoting research
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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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  • Rabbi Ties Jewish Faith to Medical Marijuana

    Rabbi Ties Jewish Faith to Medical Marijuana

    Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn spent his 30-year career educating others and helping to ease human suffering, leading Jewish congregations in Australia, Illinois, his hometown of Miami and New Jersey. Now, he is practicing his faith in a different line of work: Kahn runs a dispensary for medical marijuana. Call it a mitzvah — or one of God’s commandments.
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  • More students think marijuana is OK, study says

    More students think marijuana is OK, study says

    Most teens may be “Above the Influence” when it comes to cocaine and cigarettes, but marijuana use is growing among students. Sixty percent of U.S. high school seniors do not see regular marijuana use as harmful to their health, according to this year’s Monitoring the Future survey from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. More
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  • Can Uruguay hash out a progressive model for cannabis reform?

    Can Uruguay hash out a progressive model for cannabis reform?

    If Uruguay’s cannabis policies succeed in curbing illegal drug trafficking and promoting responsible public use of the substance, other nations have no excuse not to experiment with alternative models of narcotics regulation. The small Latin American nation of Uruguay has taken the brave step of becoming the first country in the world to fully legalize
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  • You Can Get Cannabis In Your Coffee. But Does Is It Really Do Anything?

    You Can Get Cannabis In Your Coffee. But Does Is It Really Do Anything?

    As marijuana is legalized in more and more states, the wellness world has whipped itself into a frenzy over a non-intoxicating cannabis derivative called cannabidiol. CBD products can be found on the internet and in health-food stores, wellness catalogs and even bookstores. (A bookstore in downtown Boulder, Colorado, displays a case of CBD products between
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  • The rehabilitation of marijuana

    The rehabilitation of marijuana

    (USA TODAY) — In 1979, U.S. taxpayers were helping to fund the eradication of marijuana fields in Mexico. Municipalities around the country were passing anti-paraphernalia laws prohibiting the sale of bongs and rolling papers. Only 27% of the nation favored legalizing marijuana, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll taken that year. Flash forward to
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  • Why would-be marijuana moguls have their work cut out for them

    Why would-be marijuana moguls have their work cut out for them

    When you think economic opportunity, do you think of a heavily regulated, highly-competitive consumer goods sector where prices are set to drop? No? Maybe we should dial back the excitement around the potential of the US marijuana industry. With the legalization of recreational marijuana in the American states of Colorado and Washington last year, along
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  • CNN Trying to Stop Strain of Marijuana Being Named for Dr. Sanjay Gupta

    CNN Trying to Stop Strain of Marijuana Being Named for Dr. Sanjay Gupta

    Boulder dispensary says it will keep the name for now Aug 26, 2013, 9:50 am EDT  |  By Burke Speaker, Investorplace Writer A medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado is being told by CNN that its lighthearted humor in naming a strain of weed after Dr. Sanjay Gupta is no laughing matter. The cable news giant, owned by Time Warner (TWX),
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  • Marijuana not harmless to adolescents

    Marijuana not harmless to adolescents

    The nature of the teenage brain makes the use of cannabis among this population particularly risky for developing addictive behaviours, according to reThe nature of the teenage brain makes users of cannabis amongst this population particularly at risk of developing addictive behaviours and suffering other long-term negative effects, according to researchers at the University of Montreal and New York’s
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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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  • Legalising medicinal cannabis is a leap forward for compassion

    Legalising medicinal cannabis is a leap forward for compassion

    There is a large amount of rigorous research evidence for medical marijuana. Rusty Blazenhoff A NSW Parliamentary Committee has recommended legalising the use of medical use of marijuana for people with terminal conditions. This is an approach that should be embraced nationally. For some years now, people seeking cannabis for medicinal purposes have contacted me every
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  • Why cannabis affects women differently to men

    Why cannabis affects women differently to men

    New research finds that cannabis affects women differently to men. The reason behind the difference lines up with the activities of different hormones. This explains why men are four times more likely to try cannabis; and why women are more vulnerable. The new research, which is timely in the era of increased legalization of cannabis
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  • Marijuana a performance-enhancing drug?

    Marijuana a performance-enhancing drug?

    Perhaps. The Business Times this week rounds up some of the evidence in support of cannabis use by athletes. In November, Men’s Journal interviewed elite triathlete Clifford Drusinsky who said cannabis relaxes him and allows him to focus. Other athletes report it helps with the boredom of repetitive training. Outside Magazine correspondent Gordy Megroztested the
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  • Retail marijuana labels in Colorado will have to include potency, expiration dates, safety warning

    Retail marijuana labels in Colorado will have to include potency, expiration dates, safety warning

    DENVER – Colorado has announced detailed rules for how recreational pot should be grown and sold starting next year. The state department that will regulate marijuana released more than 60 pages of rules Monday for how marijuana sales will be licensed and regulated. The Colorado Legislature set broad parameters earlier this year, but the nitty-gritty
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  • Uruguay: Does a Nobel Peace Prize await?

    Uruguay: Does a Nobel Peace Prize await?

    Uruguay has perhaps the most beautiful tennis courts in the world, and they are made of red clay and not grass. That’s important to note about the second smallest country in South America that has emerged among the most talked about in the modern world when it became the first nation to fully legalize marijuana. But
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  • Bills would legalize medical marijuana in Indiana

    Bills would legalize medical marijuana in Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS — Two Democrats — one in the Senate and one in the House — have introduced bills that would allow the use of medical marijuana in Indiana. Senate Bill 284, by Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, and House Bill 1487, by Rep. Sue Errington, D-Muncie, would allow people with a doctor’s recommendation to use marijuana
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