Tag: cannabis

Marijuana Industry Gets High as Jeff Sessions Resigns

The cannabis industry is celebrating the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday afternoon. Sessions resigned at the request of President Donald Trump. Though his resignation had no connection to drug policy, Sessions was known favor strong enforcement of existing federal laws against marijuana, and Trump was said before the election to be preparing […]

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Liverworts contain psychoactive cannabinoid

A new molecular study shows that a compound called perrotetinene in certain species of liverworts is actually a psychoactive cannabanoid. From Science News: A group of Japanese scientists in 1994 discovered perrotetinene in liverworts, but the new study is the strongest evidence yet that the compound is a psychoactive cannabinoid. Previously, cannabis was the only […]

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Canadian government growers can’t keep up with Alberta’s demand for weed

While cannabis may now be legal to smoke, sell and possess across Canada, the demand for bammy is harshing the buzz of many an Albertan. According to the CBC, certified cannabis suppliers are having a hell of a time trying to keep up with demand. The problem is cropping up at a time when the […]

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I became a college marijuana activist to find friends who smoked weed, but got an education on social injustice instead

What My College Marijuana Activism Taught Me About Social Injustice – HelloGiggles I became a college marijuana activist to find friends who smoked weed, but got an education on social injustice instead

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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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