• Cannabis Science Inc. : Cannabis Sciences Reports on introduction of H.Res. 6187

    Cannabis Science Inc. : Cannabis Sciences Reports on introduction of H.Res. 6187

    Cannabis Sciences Reports on introduction of H.Res. 6187 Initiative by Reps. Himes, Lee Requests $100 million to Establish AIDS Cure Research Program August 6, 2012 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Cannabis Science Inc., (CBIS). The executive staff of Cannabis Science are analyzing the near term implications of House Resolution 6187, introduced by Rep. James Himes (D-CT)
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  • First Medical Marijuana Festival in RI Held in Providence

    First Medical Marijuana Festival in RI Held in Providence

    Rhode Island saw its first medical marijuana festival Sunday.  It was held in Providence in a parking lot on Kinsley Avenue.  About two dozen vendors sold marijuana paraphernalia and growing equipment.  It was sponsored by the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition, a group that fought to legalize medical marijuana in the state.   Enlarge image
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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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  • Cannabis customers: CBD has the potential to change lives

    Cannabis customers: CBD has the potential to change lives

    NORTHEAST COBB — From the first day of his life, 5-year-old Reid Underwood has experienced excruciating pain. Reid began taking narcotic pain-relieving medications as an infant, and continued using those medications until the family discovered THC and CBD products. Reid was born with a rare genetic skin condition called epidermolysis bullosa, leaving his body without a protein,
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  • Met officer who grew cannabis in loft walks free

    Met officer who grew cannabis in loft walks free

    A Met Police officer who grew cannabis in his loft walked free from court today after receiving a suspended prison sentence. Pc David Price’s distinguished career lies in tatters as he faces dismissal from the Metropolitan Police following his conviction. Price, 29, was on the verge of promotion having passed his exams to become a
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  • Marijuana Venture Capital Fund Launches As Ganjapreneurs Go Mainstream

    Marijuana Venture Capital Fund Launches As Ganjapreneurs Go Mainstream

    In the latest sign of marijuana’s continued evolution from contraband to legitimate commodity, two California entrepreneurs on Wednesday unveiled an investment fund aimed at providing seed capital to pot-related ventures. The fund, Emerald Ocean Capital, plans to steer clear of growing operations and retailers, instead investing in business that support those industries, such as online
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  • U-M researchers to study impacts of medical marijuana use with $2.2M grant

    U-M researchers to study impacts of medical marijuana use with $2.2M grant

    Researchers at U-M hope the study can provide scientific insight to the long-term impacts of medical marijuana use and information as to the types of patients that seek the drug. Researchers at the University of Michigan have been given $2.2 million to study the use of medical marijuana. Associated Press file photo “With the ongoing
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  • These 7 weed startups are the toke of the town

    These 7 weed startups are the toke of the town

    When Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund dropped a fat bag of cash into cannabis private equity firm Privateer Holdings, the whole industry exhaled a puff of excitement and hope. Finally, venture capital was beginning to take the industry seriously. But of course, cannabis-loving entrepreneurs have been around since before that, and they’ve spawned plenty of startups.
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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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  • Marijuana Smoke and mirrors

    Marijuana Smoke and mirrors

    Marijuana has been a bit of a media buzzword in recent weeks, with public figures of all stripes from across the country in federal, provincial and municipal politics adding their own confessions to the deluge of admissions into personal pot-smoking histories. Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was first in line, declaring he’d smoked a joint
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  • Denver police citing one person per day for public marijuana use

    Denver police citing one person per day for public marijuana use

    Since the start of legal recreational marijuana sales, Denver police have cited about one person per day for public pot smoking, the city’s police chief said Monday. Chief Robert White told members of a City Council committee that officers issued nine citations for public marijuana consumption between Jan. 1 and Saturday. White said there have
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  • MMJ Ingredient Prevents Brain Damage in Mice

    MMJ Ingredient Prevents Brain Damage in Mice

    Israel — The words “marijuana” and “brain damage” usually go in that order in medical literature. An Israeli researchers has flipped them around, finding that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may arrest some forms of brain damage in mice. The loco weed already is favored by those who suffer from chronic diseases, not to
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  • Cannabis, Morning Sickness, and Pregnancy

    Cannabis, Morning Sickness, and Pregnancy

    With the legalization of cannabis in many states, discussion surrounding the safety of cannabis during pregnancy is becoming more prevalent. Sure, the herb can be useful when treating morning sickness and anxiety, but how much, if any is safe? TRENDS IN PRENATAL CANNABIS USE According to an article published in Experimental Biology, legalization has increased
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  • Congress Holding Hearing On Justice Department’s Marijuana Decision

    Congress Holding Hearing On Justice Department’s Marijuana Decision

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is facing criticism over its attempt to straddle the federal law that makes marijuana illegal and state laws that permit recreational use of the drug. In the first congressional hearing since the administration announced a new, permissive enforcement policy, law enforcement and drug-prevention groups and their congressional allies see an
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  • It’s high time someone studied marijuana taxes — so we did

    It’s high time someone studied marijuana taxes — so we did

    Pot taxes will change the ability of some to purchase recreational marijuana. onsumers don’t seem to mind paying sales taxes on things like food and clothing. Marijuana may be a different story. As marijuana taxes are imposed in more states, many recreational marijuana users might cross interstate borders to avoid them or even hoard stocks of weed in anticipation of them. If
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  • Special report, ‘Clearing the Haze:’ Black market is thriving in Colorado

    Special report, ‘Clearing the Haze:’ Black market is thriving in Colorado

    A shrinking black market for marijuana was among the biggest benefits Colorado would realize from legalizing and regulating the drug, proponents of Amendment 64 promised in the months leading up to the state’s historic decision to sanction pot’s recreational use.  After the first year of recreational pot sales, The Gazette takes a comprehensive look at
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  • 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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  • Dubai drugs: mother ‘ecstatic’ as British man gets four years in jail

    Dubai drugs: mother ‘ecstatic’ as British man gets four years in jail

    The mother of a British man who claims to have been tortured by police in Dubai said today she was “ecstatic” he had received only a four-year jail sentence for cannabis possession. Tracy Cameron said she believed her son Grant, 25, would be home by the end of the year and could be pardoned within
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  • Colorado governor to sign a series of new marijuana laws on taxes, regulations, more on Tuesday

    Colorado governor to sign a series of new marijuana laws on taxes, regulations, more on Tuesday

    DENVER – Colorado’s governor is scheduled to sign a series of bills to regulate and tax legal marijuana. Gov. John Hickenlooper planned a Tuesday morning signing ceremony for six measures related Amendment 64, passed by voters last year. Amendment 64 allows adults over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. It also would
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  • Govt to ban more substances found in synthetic cannabis

    Govt to ban more substances found in synthetic cannabis

    The Government has moved to ban two more substances found in samples of K2 synthetic cannabis, which has been linked to serious medical conditions including psychotic episodes. Synthetic cannabis is being sold at dairies and stores throughout New Zealand. Photo / Dean Purcell Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne today said a Temporary Class Drug Notice
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