• Feds seek to legalize marijuana industry banking

    Feds seek to legalize marijuana industry banking

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department and federal banking regulators will help clear the way for financial institutions to transact business with the legitimate marijuana industry without fear of prosecution, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told Congress on Tuesday. The issue has taken on greater urgency now that Colorado and Washington have become the first
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  • NY Gov. Cuomo to Support Medical Marijuana at State of the State Addresses

    NY Gov. Cuomo to Support Medical Marijuana at State of the State Addresses

    Patients, Advocates, Elected Officials Praise Cuomo and Urge Him to Back Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation ALBANY, NY —  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will use his State of the State address Wednesday to announce his support for medical marijuana for patients in New York. After years of opposing medical marijuana, the turnaround by Gov. Cuomo is making
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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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  • I, Like David Brooks, Have Smoked Marijuana

    I, Like David Brooks, Have Smoked Marijuana

    In order to comment on the marijuana legalization debate, it is apparently necessary to confess to your own history of pot-smoking first, so here goes: While in college, I experimented with marijuana. To be precise, I conducted 132 experiments with marijuana. It might have been 374 experiments. I’m not sure, because I lost my notes.
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  • Using Marijuana May Stimulate The Growth Of Male Breast

    Using Marijuana May Stimulate The Growth Of Male Breast

    Plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony Youn, wrote for CNN about the one of possible reasons for the growth of male breast.  This phenomenon is known as gynecomastia, and about 40% of male population deals with it. Dr. Youn said that when he saw a boy in his early twenties, who had male breast and came to Dr
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  • Medical marijuana measure: Health Department considers requirements for regulating medical marijuana in N.D.

    Medical marijuana measure: Health Department considers requirements for regulating medical marijuana in N.D.

    BISMARCK — A proposal to allow North Dakotans to use marijuana as medicine puts the Health Department in charge of vetting the business plans of dispensaries, checking home pot gardens and reviewing the drug’s labeling and potency. The citizen initiative gives doctors the option of deciding whether to prescribe marijuana as a remedy for pain
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  • American Cannabis Giant Curaleaf Stumbles In Public Trading Debut

    American Cannabis Giant Curaleaf Stumbles In Public Trading Debut

    Curaleaf Inc. products are displayed for sale at the company’s store in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Curaleaf, a Massachusetts-based company backed by Moscow banking veteran Boris Jordan with roughly 30 pot stores open in 12 states, is raising $350 million through a private placement that values the
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  • Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In D.C.

    Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In D.C.

    After months of debate, threats and uncertainty, recreational marijuana became legal in Washington, D.C., Thursday — at least according to the city government. Adults 21 and over may now legally use marijuana, possess up to two ounces and grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes for personal use. Marijuana sales remain illegal, but
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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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  • Legal Marijuana Triggers Unexpected Windfall

    Legal Marijuana Triggers Unexpected Windfall

    When marijuana was illegal across the entire United States, the pot business in Mexico was fantastically profitable. It brought a ton of American dollars into the country for nearly five decades. Now that growing cannabis is legal in parts of the United States, however – and consumers can now simply visit a local dispensary to
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  • Jamaica Marijuana Tours Lead Visitors Through Island’s Hidden Pot Plantations

    Jamaica Marijuana Tours Lead Visitors Through Island’s Hidden Pot Plantations

    NINE MILE, Jamaica — Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur. Call them ganja tours: smoky, mystical – and technically illegal – journeys to some of
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  • Medical marijuana operators don’t fear possible shut down

    Medical marijuana operators don’t fear possible shut down

    PHOENIX (CBS5) – The legal battle over medical marijuana in Arizona is heating up again. Just a day after Arizona’s Department of Health Services selected nearly 100 dispensaries around the state, a dark cloud hovers over the program. Additional court challenges are expected which could delay, or even stop the dispensaries from opening for business. In
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  • Cannabis factory raided in Farncombe

    Cannabis factory raided in Farncombe

    A CANNABIS factory in Farncombe was raided by police, who found 210 plants growing, after reports from suspicious neighbours. The rented house in Farncombe Street was empty at the time of the raid on August 10 and officers are searching for the tenants, a couple believed to be Vietnamese who have had the property since
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  • Medical Marijuana In Connecticut: Getting Down To Details

    Medical Marijuana In Connecticut: Getting Down To Details

    Can medical marijuana distributors advertise their product? (Yes, but with certain restrictions). How much can they charge? (Market forces will determine prices). These are just a few of the issues addressed in the 76 pages of regulations for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Tuesday, the General Assembly’s regulation review committee is expected to decide whether the
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  • CanCHEW Bio-Technologies, a Medical Marijuana Inc. Product, Dr. George Anastassov Appeared on Small Cap Voice Internet Radio Program To Discuss The CanCHEW Advantage

    CanCHEW Bio-Technologies, a Medical Marijuana Inc. Product, Dr. George Anastassov Appeared on Small Cap Voice Internet Radio Program To Discuss The CanCHEW Advantage

    SAN DIEGO, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Medical Marijuana Inc. MJNA +29.47% a leading hemp industry innovator, is pleased to announce that Company Director of CanChew Biotechnologies Inc. Dr George E. Anastassov has recently appeared on Small Cap Voice’s internet radio network. Dr. Anastassov Interview Archived The interview, conducted by Small Cap Voice internet radio host,
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  • Up in smoke: How Gary Johnson and a Colorado marijuana initiative could cost Obama the election

    Up in smoke: How Gary Johnson and a Colorado marijuana initiative could cost Obama the election

    BOULDER, Colorado—Dressed in a sports jacket, a faded peace-symbol T-shirt and blue jeans, the Libertarian presidential candidateGary Johnson was playing to a rapturous overflow crowd at the University of Colorado. The man who could be the Ralph Nader of 2012 beguiled his largely male, mostly student audience with his views on the second-biggest issue on the Colorado ballot this
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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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  • Ohio Attorney General Rejects Proposed Marijuana Legalization Amendment

    Ohio Attorney General Rejects Proposed Marijuana Legalization Amendment

    COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio’s Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana saying the language in the bill was not “fair and truthful” and omitted key information. The petition for the proposed amendment, the End Ohio Cannabis Prohibition Act of 2012 [sic], was submitted by Responsible Ohioans for Cannabis on August 2, with 2,304 signatures from registered
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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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  • Cannabis being used in makeup products is on the rise

    Cannabis being used in makeup products is on the rise

    With cannabis becoming legalised in Canada and US state Oklahoma voting to legalise medicinal marijuana recently, there has been much discussion about the health benefits of the plant. Further to its use as an ingredient used to treat various health conditions, cannabis has also recently been having quite a moment within the beauty industry. CBD, the non-psychoactive chemical compound
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