July 14, 2014
07/14/2014
Rumination on “The Great Experiment”

Rumination on “The Great Experiment”

The media has been calling Washington and Colorado’s legal weed market the “Great Experiment.” If you’ve been smoking weed for a while, like me, you may roll...
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Piece of the Week | Blueberry Pipe

Piece of the Week | Blueberry Pipe

Blueberry season is officially upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with this heady blueberry glass pipe.
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Arizona Approves Medical Marijuana as a Treatment for PTSD

Arizona Approves Medical Marijuana as a Treatment for PTSD

Will Humble, the top health official in Arizona, has authorized the use of medical marijuana in cases of PTSD on the orders of a state judge, reports...
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Colorado Selling Over 10 Tons of Pot Every Month

Colorado Selling Over 10 Tons of Pot Every Month

The estimated annual market demand for marijuana in Colorado is roughly 130 metric tons, according to the first post-legalization study of the market. Colorado residents account for...
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Study: Synthetic Cannabinoid “Safe and Effective” Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress

Study: Synthetic Cannabinoid “Safe and Effective” Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress

Ontario, Canada: The administration of nabilone, a synthetic cannabinoid, safely mitigates symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) syndrome, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Psychopharmacology....
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Massachusetts: Smell of Unburnt Marijuana Cannot Justify Search of Car

Massachusetts: Smell of Unburnt Marijuana Cannot Justify Search of Car

The Supreme Judicial Court Wednesday said that because voters decriminalized small amounts of marijuana in 2008, police officers in Massachusetts can no longer rely on the odor...
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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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