Posts By: lilia

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June 11, 2014
06/11/2014
International Cannabis Update: Lebanon Battles for Legalization

International Cannabis Update: Lebanon Battles for Legalization

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ranked Lebanon in 2011 as one of the world’s top five sources of cannabis resin. Recently, cannabis (hashish) legalization became part of the Lebanese debate. While some officials and farmers are lobbying to legalize it for trade and medicinal use, others are resisting these pressures, fearing an uncontrollable market.

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June 9, 2014
06/09/2014
Colorado: Firing Quadriplegic Med MJ Patients Okay?

Colorado: Firing Quadriplegic Med MJ Patients Okay?

Brandon Coats never expected he would end up as the test case pitting Colorado’s medical marijuana laws against the right of employers to have zero-tolerance marijuana policies. But now the Colorado Supreme Court will be hearing his case against Dish Network, the company that had employed him as a telephone operator at its call center, then fired him when he tested positive for marijuana on a random piss test. 

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June 5, 2014
06/05/2014
Marijuana and Sleep: What’s the Connection?

Marijuana and Sleep: What’s the Connection?

Research suggests those who use cannabis are more likely to suffer from sleep problems. But does using marijuana before bed help or hurt your sleep? A recent study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania shows that people who use marijuana tend to struggle with sleep. 

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June 5, 2014
06/05/2014
International Cannabis Update: Israel and Medical Marijuana

International Cannabis Update: Israel and Medical Marijuana

Take a look at cannabis news and politics from around the world in this new series, International Cannabis Update. This week features Israel and their rapidly expanding medical marijuana program, which aims to serve its population of eight million people.

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June 5, 2014
06/05/2014
My Favorite Strains: Black Diamond

My Favorite Strains: Black Diamond

I recently had the pleasure of coming across this beauty in the Bay Area of California. That, my friend, is Black Diamond. A sativa-dominate hybrid strain which...
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June 4, 2014
06/04/2014
Medical Marijuana: Drug Company, NY Partner for Clinical Trials to Treat Epilepsy in Kids

Medical Marijuana: Drug Company, NY Partner for Clinical Trials to Treat Epilepsy in Kids

New York state is partnering with a British company to hold clinical trials for marijuana-based medication for children who have seizures that are resistant to their medicine.

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June 4, 2014
06/04/2014
Product Review: The Original Bong Buddy

Product Review: The Original Bong Buddy

There ain’t nothing like a good bong rip to set you straight. Smoking out of a fresh one with clean, cool water is always a treat. But what...
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June 4, 2014
06/04/2014
Tobacco Industry Once Had High Hopes for Marijuana Business

Tobacco Industry Once Had High Hopes for Marijuana Business

Newly discovered documents from tobacco company archives at UC San Francisco show that major companies in the cigarette industry investigated joining the marijuana business in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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April 25, 2014
04/25/2014
Piece of the Week | Pürr Bubbler

Piece of the Week | Pürr Bubbler

These bubblers are called Pürr and that’s exactly what they do. “The Original Bubbler Company”
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