• California Tribe Building $10 Million Indoor Pot-Growing Facility

    California Tribe Building $10 Million Indoor Pot-Growing Facility

    A month after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said it did not have an objection, in principle, to Indian tribes growing marijuana on their trust-held land, Mendocino, California’s Pinoleville Pomo Nation (pdf) announced it was building a $10-million greenhouse facility on its 99-acre rancheria in Ukiah. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat said county officials
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  • What to tell your child about marijuana

    What to tell your child about marijuana

    Marijuana-use issues for children should not be confused with the freedom-of-choice debate for adults. As with tobacco, most users start young, when they are vulnerable and don’t understand the risks. I never met a cigarette smoker who was glad he or she had that first butt. As parents, we want to protect our children, but
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  • Colo. Teen Addiction Centers Gear Up for Legal Pot

    Colo. Teen Addiction Centers Gear Up for Legal Pot

    While many Coloradoans rang in the new year by lining up outside marijuana dispensaries for a celebratory toke, some rehab centers are prepping for an increase of marijuana-addicted patients in 2014, especially teenage users. Although only people over the age of 21 are allowed to buy marijuana, psychiatrists and others remain concerned that teens could be most at
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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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  • The cannabis queens of Beverly Hills: Mother and daughter who have built business empire from medicinal marijuana

    The cannabis queens of Beverly Hills: Mother and daughter who have built business empire from medicinal marijuana

    No you’re not high. These Ferrari-driving, diamond-wearing businesswomen are the so-called Queens of Cannabis. Cheryl Shuman, 54, entered the world of marijuana in a desperate attempt to treat ovarian, colon and bladder cancer. Seven years later, now in remission, she and her daughter Aimee have become the poster girls for spreading the drug’s acceptance across
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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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  • New Colorado Radio Station K-HIGH Devotes All Airtime To Marijuana

    New Colorado Radio Station K-HIGH Devotes All Airtime To Marijuana

    A Colorado radio station has become the first and only station in North America to dedicate its airtime exclusively to marijuana — and calls itself (wait for it) K-HIGH. Three weeks ago, K-HIGH was a Fox Sports affiliate, but its station owners wanted to try something different. They decided to capitalize on the growing popularity of marijuana after the state legalized recreational use
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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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  • 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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  • 22 medical marijuana applicants weeded out by Massachusetts Department of Public Health

    22 medical marijuana applicants weeded out by Massachusetts Department of Public Health

    BOSTON — A total of 22 applicants formedical marijuana dispensaries were eliminated on Monday from competition by the state Department of Public Health. The process now leaves 158 applicants for dispensary licenses for medical marijuana, down from 181 initial applicants. In addition to the 22 eliminated by the state, one company withdrew. A total of 22 applicants failed
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  • Medical marijuana sprouts in Israel

    Medical marijuana sprouts in Israel

      Mimi Peleg’s job is to teach people how to use pot—how long to inhale smoke or vapor, how to administer sublingual drops, or how to ration out a pot cookie. Peleg directs large-scale cannabis training for the Israeli government’s state-run, discreet, successful and expanding medical cannabis distribution center, MECHKAR. MECHKAR began as a tiny
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  • Beboe: Marijuana Products Aimed At Women

    Beboe: Marijuana Products Aimed At Women

    On the fifth floor of Barneys in Beverly Hills, past the racks of plaid $390 Burberry slides and spiky $1,995 Christian Louboutin sneakers, sits a tiny store-within-a-store called the High End. It might just be the fanciest head shop in the world. Visitors are greeted by an array of marijuana products displayed on a marble-dust-and-quartz-crystal
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  • The sale of cannabis seeds is not illegal

    The sale of cannabis seeds is not illegal

    Cannabis is being sold legally iin Sheffield shops because of a loophole in the law, The Star can reveal. Seeds of the Class B drug – linked to long-term mental health problems and paranoia – can be bought for as little as £8. It would then take just three months to germinate the seeds and
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cannabis Science develops hemp-based skincare formulations

    Cannabis Science develops hemp-based skincare formulations

    The initial product line is to go onto the European market in a joint venture with Dupetit Natural Products, however, the company says that it is developing the line of skin creams as well as nutraceutical and cosmetic products for the international markets as well. In fact, its scientists are said to be currently working
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  • Cyrus takes aim at marijuana image

    Cyrus takes aim at marijuana image

    Singer and actress Miley Cyrus has distanced herself from a photograph that shows her smoking what appears to be marijuana joint. An image seemingly showing the former Disney star surrounded by smoke accompanied by the caption “High as [expletive]” was posted by a user called “Mileyxxcyrus” on photo-sharing website Instagram on Tuesday. The snap was
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  • Financial Impact Statement for Oregon legalization initiative released

    Financial Impact Statement for Oregon legalization initiative released

    Oregonians will cast their votes on the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012 on November 6, 2012. The Oregon Secretary of State, Kate Brown, has released the Financial Impact Statement that will appear in voter pamphlets, stating that many of the impacts of Measure 80 are “indeterminate.” The official “Final Financial Impact Statement” suggests increases in expenditures of “$22 million per year” for
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  • Ruling on marijuana classification disappoints advocates

    Ruling on marijuana classification disappoints advocates

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in California declined Wednesday to remove marijuana from the list of most dangerous drugs, disappointing activists who saw the case as a chance to get closer to their goal of nationwide legalization. U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller said during a brief court hearing that she was initially prepared
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