July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.09)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.09)

New York becomes the 23rd medical marijuana state, North Carolina becomes a high-CBD cannabis oil state, Utah issues the first permits for high-CBD cannabis oil, Californians prepare...
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Colorado Film Offering Free Weed to Movie Goers

Colorado Film Offering Free Weed to Movie Goers

Stand-up comedian Adam Hartle and director Anthony Hashem have set out to promote the release of their new movie, Mile High: The Comeback of Cannabis, by passing...
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Cannabis, Empathy and Autism

Cannabis, Empathy and Autism

Writer Sebastian Marincolo has gathered a bit of research that suggests that cannabis can enhance empathetic ability and, thus, may be of use in the treatment of...
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
Uruguay Marijuana Sales Delayed Until 2015

Uruguay Marijuana Sales Delayed Until 2015

Uruguay President Jose Mujica told AFP Wednesday that sales of marijuana will be delayed until next year because of difficulties in implementing the controversial law legalizing the...
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
Florida Man Killed in SWAT Raid Over Small-Time Marijuana Sales

Florida Man Killed in SWAT Raid Over Small-Time Marijuana Sales

A Tampa, Florida, man was shot and killed by members of a SWAT team executing a search warrant over small-time marijuana sales on May 27. Jason Westcott,...
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
The Clinic: The Feds Burn Money Studying Weed-Friendly Twitter Feeds

The Clinic: The Feds Burn Money Studying Weed-Friendly Twitter Feeds

Instead of trying to figure out if cannabis really can cure some cancers, the National Institute of Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse recently funded...
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
Brooklyn Eases Up on Pot Prosecutions

Brooklyn Eases Up on Pot Prosecutions

Brooklyn‘s District Attorney announced Tuesday that he will not prosecute first-time offenders arrested for low-level marijuana possession. Kenneth P. Thompson said the move is an effort to...
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
Are UK ‘Porn Filters’ Censoring Critics of the War on Drugs?

Are UK ‘Porn Filters’ Censoring Critics of the War on Drugs?

This January, under government pressure, many of the United Kingdom’s Internet service providers (ISPs) — together providing over 90 percent of the country’s home broadband connections —...
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
Instafire: Breaking Bad Dunny Set

Instafire: Breaking Bad Dunny Set

Breaking Bad references are a dime a dozen these days. You really need to be creative to stand out and these just scream for attention.
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
Obama Turns Down Rocky Mountain High

Obama Turns Down Rocky Mountain High

“Do you want to hit this?” a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night. The president laughed but didn’t indulge. It wasn’t the...
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
Playlist: J-27, The Soaring Sativa Introspective Mix

Playlist: J-27, The Soaring Sativa Introspective Mix

This playlist is inspired by that rarely-induced state of full introspection provided by J-27 and other similar strains.
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
β-Caryophyllene: A Terpene for Anxiety and Depression?

β-Caryophyllene: A Terpene for Anxiety and Depression?

New evidence suggests beta-caryophyllene, a terpene in cannabis, may be effective for treating anxiety and depression. Although some compounds like THC activate both cannabinoid pathways — CB1 and...
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
Washington: State-Licensed Retail Cannabis Sales Begin

Washington: State-Licensed Retail Cannabis Sales Begin

Washington’s first state-licensed retail cannabis operators opened for business this morning . The state’s Liquor Control Board issued 24 marijuana retailer licenses late last week. (Under state...
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
Caribbean, West African Nations to Study Cannabis Decrim

Caribbean, West African Nations to Study Cannabis Decrim

At the semi-annual summit of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held July 1-4 in Antigua, regional leaders agreed to establish a commission to review marijuana policy and assess...
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
ASA Issues Medical Cannabis State Report Card in Hopes of Improving Programs for Patients

ASA Issues Medical Cannabis State Report Card in Hopes of Improving Programs for Patients

With Monday’s signing of New York’s medical cannabis law, there are now 23 states with comprehensive medical cannabis access programs for patient’s living in those states, but...
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
International Cannabis Update: United Kingdom, Wavering Cannabis Illegality

International Cannabis Update: United Kingdom, Wavering Cannabis Illegality

Cannabis is currently classified as a class B drug in the United Kingdom after being downgraded from class B to class C in 2004, and back again...
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
Cannabis and Adolescents: WA State Guidelines

Cannabis and Adolescents: WA State Guidelines

I stumbled upon this gem of a site, that claims to put out “science-based information for the public” from the UW’s Institute for Alcohol and Drug Abuse....
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
Five Things NY Employers Need to Know About Legal Marijuana

Five Things NY Employers Need to Know About Legal Marijuana

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed the “Compassionate Care Act” which legalized medical marijuana. With the State Department of Health expected to have the program up and...
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
Cigarettes Lose Another Point to Cannabis

Cigarettes Lose Another Point to Cannabis

My wife and I took our son on a road trip a few weeks ago. It was just a short trip to the other side of the...
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July 8, 2014
07/08/2014
DC Marijuana Initiative Hands in Plenty of Signatures

DC Marijuana Initiative Hands in Plenty of Signatures

It now looks extremely likely that the residents of the nation’s capitol will vote in November on whether to legalize the possession and cultivation of small amounts...
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