Tag: cannabis

WestJet Airlines says no to drugs as Canada prepares to decriminalize cannabis

Last month, the Canadian Armed Forces announced its strict but reasonable policy surrounding the use of cannabis by service personnel. With Canada’s decriminalization of cannabis nearly upon us, a lot of companies and organizations that deal with dangerous tasks or complicated hardware are following suit. Earlier this week, one of Canada’s most popular air carriers, […]

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Cypress Hill’s B Real Opens Cannabis Dispensary In Sylmar

SYLMAR (CBSLA) — Sylmar is going up in smoke thanks to Cypress Hill’s B Real. The hip-hop superstar on Wednesday attended the grand opening for Dr. Greenthumb Dispensary — the latest cannabis store to open in the Los Angeles area since marijuana became legal in California. The dispensary is named after a Cypress Hill song. B Real, […]

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California Could Reshape Pot Rules As Legal Market Struggles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation’s largest legal marijuana market is struggling. Illicit sales continue to thrive. A shaky supply chain has customers looking at barren shelves in some shops. There are testing problems. And a proposal to allow home marijuana deliveries in cities that have banned pot sales could lead to a courtroom fight. […]

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Plant People’s High-Quality, Full-Spectrum CBD Products

Like many states, New York has introduced medicinal marijuana for only what are deemed severe, debilitating or life-threatening conditions. But, as the state’s governor insinuated earlier in 2018, it’s not a matter of if New York legalizes recreational marijuana, it’s a matter of when. In the mean time, the number of upstart New York-based CBD—one […]

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Report: Adult Marijuana Use Increased By A Third Ahead Of CA Legalization

STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) — A report out Thursday finds marijuana use among adults increased by over a third in the years leading up to the passage of California’s recreational cannabis law. The report from the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health found the percentage of adults over the age of 18 who reported using marijuana […]

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What Happens if You Refuse to Take a Drug Test for Work?

Earlier this summer Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize medical marijuana. That decision followed nine other states, plus Washington D.C., legalizing recreational use of marijuana for any reason. Considering the increasing liberalization of laws regarding use of the drug, and a marked trend in the number of Americans who say it should be legal—64-percent […]

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Scientists Create First Beer Brewed From Cannabis

CANADA (CBS Local) – As the restrictions on marijuana continue to be loosened, scientists in Canada have reportedly developed the first beer brewed from cannabis. According to the small Ontario laboratory, Province Brands, most beers marketed as a cannabis-infused beverage only use marijuana oil mixed in with barley. “That’s not what we do. Our beer is brewed from […]

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Public shareholders got high today on Tilray, the first marijuana company to IPO on Nasdaq

Tilray, a five-year-old, British Columbia-based medical cannabis company that sells its products to patients, researchers, pharmacies and even governments, saw its shares get high (sorry) on the Nasdaq today, after the company priced 9 million shares at $17 apiece and watched them soar, closing at $22.39, a jump of slightly more than 32 percent. The […]

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This is how Fake News spreads: Crime stats falsified by former police chief are shaping policy

Hey, kids, let the Chief tell you a little fairy tale about cannabis legalization. Ever since the term “Fake News” entered the popular lexicon, almost everyone knows to check their news sources closely, and roll their eyes at Trump. But what’s a responsible citizen to do when “Fake News” and “alternative facts” originate with reliable, trusted sources? […]

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Link About It: This Week’s Picks: From cannabis culture to public art, Pantera and more—our look around the web

1. Artist Prune Nourry’s Incense + Blowtorch-Driven Catharsis For the unveiling of “The Amazon,” artist Prune Nourry’s new sculpture outside The Standard High Line hotel, Nourry took a blowtorch to a portion of the work—igniting hundreds of sticks of red incense. The French multimedia artist’s piece represents healing and catharsis, and draws inspiration from a […]

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Link About It: Childproof Packaging Developments from the Cannabis Industry

Childproof Packaging Developments from the Cannabis Industry on 26 June 2018 Between Colorado’s code about marijuana packaging that can’t be easily opened by children, yet can be accessed by seniors and people with disabilities, and California’s requirement that the same packaging must be tamper-evident, plenty of innovation has struck the cannabis industry. It was only […]

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Searching ‘420’ in Google Photos does exactly what you think it does

Google Photos knows everything about you, and by “everything” we mean everything. Yes, including your 4/20 activities. Your smoke vapors have gone all the way up to its cloud servers and it can find every single one of them. You must have thought this is pot-entially harmless, but knowing Google, that weed be a little naive.  […]

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With CBD, marijuana-based medicine gets its first greenlight from the FDA

In a news release today, the FDA announced its approval of a marijuana-derived drug called Epidiolex for the treatment of seizures in a subset of patients suffering from severe epilepsy. Epidiolex contains CBD, a cannabis chemical compound skyrocketing in popularity and driving what is estimated to have doubled into a $200 million market in 2018. CBD is […]

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In Its Second Year, the ‘In Goop Health’ Wellness Summit Gets More Grounded

Panels on timely topics like sexuality and cannabis overshadowed the wacky, out-there subject matter of its inaugural event. Last year’s inaugural “In Goop Health” — the all-day wellness summit put on by Gwyneth Paltrow for her Goop devotees — was a dive into Paltrow’s world of alternative medicine and personal gurus, full of eccentric, bold […]

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Media startup Prøhbtd raises $8M to help bring cannabis to the mainstream

Prøhbtd, a startup that CEO Drake Sutton-Shearer said is designed to “build a bridge” between the cannabis industry and mainstream culture, is announcing that it has raised $8 million in Series A funding. It’s not the only cannabis-focused digital media company out there; I wrote about the initial funding for Herb last year. But Sutton-Shearer argued […]

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After attorneys uncover racial profiling, charges dropped in almost 50 Minneapolis marijuana stings

“I’m not saying we did anything wrong, you see…I’m just saying that we’re gonna stop doing what we were doing, which, again, I’m still not saying was actually wrong. Next question?” In a fascinating case of addressing impact rather than intention, district attorney in Minneapolis have dismissed felony marijuana charges against 47 people, 46 of whom […]

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This Baker, Entrepreneur and Mother Is Fighting for Section 8 Tenants to Be Able to Use Medical Cannabis

Uneeda Nichols of Washington, D.C.Photo: Courtesy of Uneeda Nichols Editor’s note: This story was previously published on EstroHaze, a multimedia company highlighting the business and lifestyles of multicultural women in the cannabis industry. Six years ago, Uneeda Nichols of Washington, D.C., struggled to lead a normal life. She suffered from painful physical and mental ailments, […]

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