• 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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  • Colorado Recreational Marijuana Sales Exceed $5 Million In First Week

    Colorado Recreational Marijuana Sales Exceed $5 Million In First Week

    Colorado marijuana dispensaries made huge sales in the first week of legal recreational marijuana. Owners of the 37 new dispensaries around the state reported first week retail sales to The Huffington Post that, when added together, were roughly $5 million. That’s a lot of green for Colorado’s legal weed. Colorado, the first state to allow retail recreational
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  • Uruguay’s José Mujica: the ‘humble’ leader with grand ideas

    Uruguay’s José Mujica: the ‘humble’ leader with grand ideas

    For many years he would go to bed early listening to what ants whispered in his ear. Sometimes he would chat with a frog or two, maybe share a hunk of bread with some rats. José Mujica, aka Pépé, is a survivor from a world he himself wiped off the map. A former leader of the
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  • CARLISLE CANNABIS USER SPENDS £100 A DAY ON DRUG, COURT TOLD

    CARLISLE CANNABIS USER SPENDS £100 A DAY ON DRUG, COURT TOLD

    A man who claimed to have started smoking cannabis when he was just eight years old has told a court he now spends up to £100 a day on the drug. Until now Lee Maddison, 27, has insisted that, despite mental problems that could have been caused by it, cannabis wasn’t doing him any harm
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  • Marijuana Activist May Run for Political Office

    Marijuana Activist May Run for Political Office

    Small acts of defiance have sometimes sparked political infernos. December 1955: seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to sit in the back of the bus and touches off the Montgomery bus boycott. August 1980: electrician Lech Walesa hops a fence at the Gdansk shipyards and goes on to lead a strike that opens a crack that spreads
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  • Eaze To Deliver Cannabis Products To Your Door Step Within No Time

    Eaze To Deliver Cannabis Products To Your Door Step Within No Time

    An American company came up with “Uber for weed.” Are you surprised? A startup called Eaze now enables patients prescribed with marijuana to easily order its products online and have the drugs delivered to their door step. Last year, the company had raised $1.5 million funds in order to initiate a business structure. Further, the
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  • IRS Targets Medical Marijuana Businesses In Government’s Ongoing War On Pot

    IRS Targets Medical Marijuana Businesses In Government’s Ongoing War On Pot

    The tea party has company. For the past several years, the Internal Revenue Service has been systematically targeting medical marijuana establishments, relying on an obscure statute that gives the taxing agency unintended power. The IRS has been functioning as an arm of justice, employing the U.S. tax code as a weapon in the federal government’s ongoing
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  • King of Reggae, Bob Marley lives on…

    King of Reggae, Bob Marley lives on…

    By Uduma Kalu The reggae world last Wednesday, celebrated the 68th birthday of King of Reggae, Bob Marley whose real names were Nesta Robert Marley.  Born February 6, 1945, in a small village in St Ann called Nine Mile, in Jamaica. Across the globe, Marley’s birthday resonate with his music being played in radio and
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  • Where are the seeds? Cannabis stores across Canada face shortages

    Where are the seeds? Cannabis stores across Canada face shortages

    Canadians the age of majority in their province can grow up to four plants a household, yet there is no legal means to obtain seeds. Licensed cannabis producers have put filling Canadians’ pot demands ahead of their desire to fill pots. With federal legalization of recreational cannabis on Oct. 17, Canadians the age of majority
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  • Colorado Marijuana Task Force Endorses Firing Employees For Off-The-Job Pot Use

    Colorado Marijuana Task Force Endorses Firing Employees For Off-The-Job Pot Use

    A new policy recommendation by Colorado’s Marijuana Task Force would allow bosses to legally fire their workers for off-the-job marijuana use. While employers could already make that decision, the policy — which the Legislature will ultimately have to decide whether to implement — could be a controversial one now that marijuana possession and use have been legalized under
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  • Puerto Rico to debate medical use of marijuana

    Puerto Rico to debate medical use of marijuana

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Legislators in Puerto Rico are preparing to debate a bill that would allow people to use marijuana for medicinal purposes in this conservative US territory, officials said Thursday. The measure would create a system to legally produce the substance and allow state health officials to regulate it, said Rep.
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  • Madison Rep. Melissa Sargent supports full marijuana legalization

    Madison Rep. Melissa Sargent supports full marijuana legalization

    Mike Crute and Dominic Salvia, co-hosts of The Devil’s Advocates radio show (92.1 FM-The Mic), regularly invite politicians to their studio to discuss a wide range of policy issues. But there is one question that every guest is expected to answer, no matter the news of the day: Do you support legalizing the recreational use
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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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  • Film director Francis Ford Coppola jumps into cannabis industry

    Film director Francis Ford Coppola jumps into cannabis industry

    Francis Ford Coppola is adding cannabis to his wine and hospitality empire. The famed film director has inked a licensing deal with the Humboldt Brothers, a Garberville business that owns Humboldt County marijuana farms, to produce a limited edition of three different cannabis flower strains. The Grower’s Series by Francis Ford Coppola will be available
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  • Washington State issues how-to regs on growing, selling marijuana

    Washington State issues how-to regs on growing, selling marijuana

    With the eyes of other states – and the US Justice Department – upon them, officials in Washington State have issued draft regulations for growing, distributing, and selling marijuana meant for recreational use. The details announced this week include the number of shops that will be able to sell pot around the state (334, with locations based
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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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  • Heavy teenage cannabis use linked with anxiety disorders

    Heavy teenage cannabis use linked with anxiety disorders

    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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  • Will Washington Legalize Weed?

    Will Washington Legalize Weed?

    In California, marijuana was legalized for medicinal use in 1996, and now in Washington State, a new initiative, I-502, will make the drug legal for persons over 21. Its biggest advocates are Seattle’s elite and members of law enforcement, reports Time magazine, because they say the war on drugs has failed. “We’ve tried criminalization. It’s an abject
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  • Israel Is Becoming A Pioneer In Medical Marijuana Research

    Israel Is Becoming A Pioneer In Medical Marijuana Research

    Medical Marijuana Progress in Israel CBD vs. THC For a country that was never that big on tolerance, Israel is proving to be a pioneer in medical marijuana research. To be more precise, the country’s decision to grow medical marijuana with an extreme CBD to THC ratio is commendable to say the least.CBD (Cannabidiol) is a substance found
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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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