• The Little Book of Cannabis packs a mighty punch

    The Little Book of Cannabis packs a mighty punch

    Amanda Seibert is an award-winning journalist and photographer based in British Columbia who covers the cannabis industry as one of Canada’s first cannabis-specific editors. Seibert is best known for her work with the Georgia Straight and Leafly. In her first book, The Little Book of Cannabis: How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life, Seibert explores common myths and misconceptions
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  • Cops: Man steals pot from police because ‘it smelled so good’

    Cops: Man steals pot from police because ‘it smelled so good’

    A man in Pennsylvania who was arrested Saturday for allegedly stealing a bag of marijuana from a police station says he did so because he couldn’t resist the drug’s aroma. Police arrested David Allan Thompson, 27, for stealing a bag of pot that had been seized as evidence from the Charleroi Regional police department, according
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  • Marijuana cannon: Mexican police confiscate improvised border drug cannon

    Marijuana cannon: Mexican police confiscate improvised border drug cannon

    By Associated Press / February 28, 2013 In this image released by the Mexicali Public Safety Department, a man holds up an improvised cannon that was confiscated earlier in the day in Mexicali, Mexico, Feb. 26. Police in the border city say the cannon was used to hurl packets of marijuana across a border fence
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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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  • Managing marijuana in Uruguay

    Managing marijuana in Uruguay

    After recently legalising pot, officials now must pick the kind, who will grow it, the price and much more. Montevideo, Uruguay – Uruguay, about to become the first country in the world where the state will fully regulate production, sale and distribution of marijuana, will spend the next few months selecting a good quality strain of the
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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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  • U.S. study finds cannabis lowers insulin levels in obese type 2 diabetics

    U.S. study finds cannabis lowers insulin levels in obese type 2 diabetics

    Cannabis reduces insulin levels in obese and overweight type 2 diabetics, a new study has found. Obese adults in the U.S. who used marijuana had significantly lower fasting insulin than those who don’t use cannabis, a recent study found. The U.S. study concluded marijuana use is associated with lower fasting insulin levels in obese adults and that using pot
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  • Work, investment in cannabis industry shouldn’t affect travel to U.S., lawyer says

    Work, investment in cannabis industry shouldn’t affect travel to U.S., lawyer says

    People who engage in legal cannabis activities in Canada when pot becomes legal next month should not have to fear to cross the border into the United States says U.S. immigration lawyer Julie Kruger. Kruger was responding to a warning from a top official at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency that anyone showing
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  • Heavy teenage cannabis use linked with anxiety disorders in late 20s

    Heavy teenage cannabis use linked with anxiety disorders in late 20s

    Teenagers who smoke cannabis weekly or more are twice as likely as non-users to have an anxiety disorder in their late 20s, even if they stop using, a study of 2000 Victorian teenagers has found. Those who used frequently in their teens and continued to use on a daily basis at the age of 29
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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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  • Saunders: Listen to Gupta: Weed can heal

    Saunders: Listen to Gupta: Weed can heal

    Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Written by Debra Saunders CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta admitted last month that he had been wrong in his opposition to medical marijuana during the rollout for his documentary “Weed.” Gupta reported on research that demonstrated the proven benefits of marijuana in treating neuropathic pain. Medical marijuana was the only
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  • Cannabis use may cause schizophrenia

    Cannabis use may cause schizophrenia

    Washington: Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have found new evidence to support their theory that cannabis use causes a temporary cognitive breakdown in non-psychotic individuals, leading to long-term psychosis. In an fMRI study, researchers found a different brain activity pattern in schizophrenia patients with previous cannabis use than in schizophrenic patients without
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  • Willie Nelson getting into the marijuana business

    Willie Nelson getting into the marijuana business

    Country music legend Willie Nelson doesn’t only sing about marijuana anymore, he’ll soon be selling it. Nelson’s brand of the drug is called “Willie’s Reserve” and will be grown and sold in Colorado and Washington state, where recreational pot smoking is legal. Nelson plans to work with growers and local retailers in both states to
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  • Vancouver, Canada’s Marijuana Capital, Struggles to Tame the Black Market

    Vancouver, Canada’s Marijuana Capital, Struggles to Tame the Black Market

    VANCOUVER — In the pot-friendly city of Vancouver, illegal marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbucks outlets, and among the most popular is Weeds, Glass and Gifts. There, in a relaxed space reminiscent of the coffee chain, jovial “budtenders” sell coconut chocolate bars infused with marijuana and customers smoke powerful pot concentrates at a sleek dab bar. When Canada legalized
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  • Pot Luck: Could Marijuana Be Used to Treat Diabetes?

    Pot Luck: Could Marijuana Be Used to Treat Diabetes?

    In research dubbed “remarkable” by an accompanying editorialist, US doctors describe how current users of marijuana appear to have better blood glucose control than never or former users. Existing cannabis smokers had lower levels of fasting insulin and were less likely to be insulin resistant than nonusers; this finding remained true even when patients with
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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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  • Entrepreneurs with pot-related businesses compete for investors

    Entrepreneurs with pot-related businesses compete for investors

    SEATTLE — Entrepreneurs with pot-related companies competed for top dollars from international investors in Seattle Monday. They met at the top of the Bank of America Building. Small business owners took turns pitching their ideas hoping it would pay off. Fifteen companies competed for the financial backing from angel investors, with more than $1 million
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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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  • Israel To More Than Double The Amount Of Physicians Prescribing Medical Marijuana

    Israel To More Than Double The Amount Of Physicians Prescribing Medical Marijuana

    Likud MK Haim Katz, Chair of the Knesset Labor, Social Welfare and Health Committee, has announced that the number of physicians authorized to prescribe medical marijuana in Israel will more than double by the end of this year. Currently there are only 9 doctors allowed to prescribe cannabis to patients in Israel, resulting in over 11,000
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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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