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The best cannabis posts from around the web

May 22, 2015
05/22/2015
New DEA Chief Claims He Will Not Focus on Marijuana

New DEA Chief Claims He Will Not Focus on Marijuana

While the domestic War on Drugs has been supported for nearly four decades by Michele Leonhart, it appears as though some of her misguided policies, mostly those...
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May 21, 2015
05/21/2015
Bernie Sanders Leaves the Door Open on Marijuana Legalization

Bernie Sanders Leaves the Door Open on Marijuana Legalization

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Tuesday that he supports the decriminalization of marijuana possession and the legalization of medical marijuana, and suggested that he’s also open to...
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May 21, 2015
05/21/2015
Looks Good Enough to Smoke: Marijuana Gets Its Glamour Moment

Looks Good Enough to Smoke: Marijuana Gets Its Glamour Moment

When Erik Christiansen started smoking pot, he became fascinated by the look of different marijuana strains. But the photographs of marijuana he saw didn’t capture the variety....
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May 20, 2015
05/20/2015
Study: Caffeine Makes Cannabis More Enjoyable

Study: Caffeine Makes Cannabis More Enjoyable

While researching into how cannabis interacts with other drugs in the brain, scientists inadvertently discovered why coffee and getting high go so well together. Caffeine reinforces the...
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May 19, 2015
05/19/2015
Texas Legislature Kills Marijuana Bills

Texas Legislature Kills Marijuana Bills

There has been a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for the reform of marijuana laws in the state of Texas over the past several weeks, but all hope...
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May 15, 2015
05/15/2015
The Great Pot Experiment

The Great Pot Experiment

Legalization keeps rolling ahead. But because of years of government roadblocks on research, we don’t know nearly enough about the dangers of marijuana—or the benefits. This week’s...
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May 14, 2015
05/14/2015
Cannabusiness: How Crowdfunding Can Help Ganjapreneurs

Cannabusiness: How Crowdfunding Can Help Ganjapreneurs

Launching a business from scratch is tough, and the hardest part can be getting the cash together to make it happen. A number of ganjapreneurs have opted...
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May 13, 2015
05/13/2015
Medical Marijuana Legalization Passes Pennsylvania Senate

Medical Marijuana Legalization Passes Pennsylvania Senate

Medical marijuana faced the next hurdle on its way to passage Tuesday as the Pennsylvania Senate considered a bill that would legalize the use of cannabis to treat...
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May 12, 2015
05/12/2015
Feds Propose 50% Marijuana Tax—as a Tax Cut

Feds Propose 50% Marijuana Tax—as a Tax Cut

Should marijuana businesses pay tax on gross profits or net profits? It sounds like a silly question. After all, virtually every business in every country pays tax...
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May 8, 2015
05/08/2015
Morgan Freeman Shoots Straight: On Legalizing Marijuana and His Escape From New York

Morgan Freeman Shoots Straight: On Legalizing Marijuana and His Escape From New York

“Marijuana has many useful uses,” Morgan Freeman says. “I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana. They’re talking about kids...
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May 7, 2015
05/07/2015
How the Tesla Battery Can Save Growers Money

How the Tesla Battery Can Save Growers Money

Elon Musk’s new Powerwall battery allows the average, or not so average, household to affordably use energy storage to lower electric bills. The relatively low price, compact...
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May 6, 2015
05/06/2015
The End of the War on Drugs and the Emergence of the Venture-Backed Cannabis Industry

The End of the War on Drugs and the Emergence of the Venture-Backed Cannabis Industry

When news broke that Founders Fund, the proudly contrarian venture firm helmed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, was going to invest a major $75 million in Privateer...
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May 5, 2015
05/05/2015
Labor Unions Endorse Legal Weed in Ohio

Labor Unions Endorse Legal Weed in Ohio

Earlier this week, ResponsibleOhio, the organization currently collecting signatures to get their initiative to legalize marijuana on the ballot in the next presidential election, earned the support...
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May 4, 2015
05/04/2015
Puerto Rico Governor Signs Order to Legalize Medical Pot

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Order to Legalize Medical Pot

Puerto Rico’s governor on Sunday signed an executive order to authorize the use of medical marijuana in the U.S. territory in an unexpected move following a lengthy...
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May 1, 2015
05/01/2015
Being a Stoner in Beijing Is Expensive, Dangerous, and Complicated

Being a Stoner in Beijing Is Expensive, Dangerous, and Complicated

A few years ago, my neighbor Luke went to a bonfire party on a mountain just outside of Beijing. Three busloads of revelers came from the capital,...
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May 1, 2015
05/01/2015
Do Marijuana Prisoners Deserve Amnesty?

Do Marijuana Prisoners Deserve Amnesty?

What to do with the prisoners of a failed war? Since 2012, when voters in Colorado and Washington approved the tax and sale of recreational marijuana, the...
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April 30, 2015
04/30/2015
New York Begins Accepting Medical Marijuana Applications

New York Begins Accepting Medical Marijuana Applications

New York State has begun accepting applications for its medical marijuana licenses this week. Applicants can submit questions through May 5th and the Department of Health Services...
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April 30, 2015
04/30/2015
New Bill Would End Federal MMJ Patient Prosecutions

New Bill Would End Federal MMJ Patient Prosecutions

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has introduced a new bill which appears to target the same aims of the so-called “Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment,” which many advocates claimed would end...
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April 29, 2015
04/29/2015
Pregnant Medical Marijuana Patients Face Steep Legal Risks

Pregnant Medical Marijuana Patients Face Steep Legal Risks

For one of 4Front’s recent podcasts, I talked to medical professionals about the intersection of the healthcare and marijuana industries. After discussing the issues that medical professionals...
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April 28, 2015
04/28/2015
Rising Marijuana Sales Leave Pot Shops Flush With Cash They Can’t Deposit

Rising Marijuana Sales Leave Pot Shops Flush With Cash They Can’t Deposit

Two months from now, on July 1, Oregon will become the fourth state to allow residents to legally purchase marijuana for recreational use. In anticipation of legalization,...
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