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Marijuana Could Be Biggest Winner Of 2017 Election

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 01:33

And 2018 Is Looking Nice, Too More politicians are realizing that marijuana reform is a winning issue. Tuesday’s election was a resounding win for cannabis law reform efforts. And in 2018, with all 435 Congressional seats up for grabs, along with 33 seats in the Senate and 36 governorships, the stakes will be even higher. The […]

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Maine Governor Ignores Voters; Vetoes Legal Marijuana Sales

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 21:31

Republican Governor Paul LePage on Friday ignored voters, vetoing legislation that would have regulated the production and sale of cannabis to adults in Maine. In so doing, the Governor spinelessly passed the buck. Apparently, the timid LePage feels that he and the people of Maine don’t really run the state. He appears to have ceded control […]

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Two-Thirds of Patients Stop Opioid Painkillers After Using Medical Marijuana: New Study

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 22:52

Two of every three patients who start medicinal cannabis stop using opioid painkillers, according to preliminary results of a new study from Aclara Research. Aclara, which specializes in patient and consumer insights within the cannabis industry, on Wednesday released the preliminary results of their latest study examining patient usage of medical cannabis and the impact […]

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Gallup Poll: Almost 2/3 of Americans Now Want Legal Weed

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 23:30

Even A Small Majority of Republicans Now In Favor of Legal Cannabis A new Gallup poll released on Wednesday shows support for making cannabis legal in the United States has reached an all-time record level of 64 percent, up from 60 percent last year and 50 percent in 2011. This year’s national survey shows the […]

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Goodbye, Mr Tibbs: Farmer Tom’s Cannabis Cat Crosses The Rainbow Bridge

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:54

Now and then, a special cat enters our lives. A cat who has such a personality, such a presence — and in this case, such a face — as to make him unforgettable. They called this one Mr Tibbs. My good friend, Washington state-based cannabis expert Farmer Tom Lauerman, told Toke Signals that he and […]

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California Cannabis Farm Escapes Fire With Help From Harborside 

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 22:30

Nationally known dispensary offers support to Acme Elixirs’ grower after Red Flag Warnings issued in West Marin The Northern California wildfires haven’t just affected the wine industry. They are also hitting cannabis farmers hard, all over the Emerald Triangle. On Monday, Harborside Farms accepted the final load of cannabis plants harvested from an artisanal marijuana […]

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Canada Makes Smart Move, Will Allow Cannabis Edibles

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:29

By Dan Kriznic CEO, Invictus MD Strategies We already know what Canadians are puffing —among others, we reportedly love the cannabis strains Romulan (created in British Columbia) and Lowryder, which thrives in cooler climates. But soon, we will know what kinds of cannabis treats Canadians are nibbling, too. In a pivot that we champion, Ottawa […]

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Cannabis Saves Lives: Opioid Deaths Fall In Colorado After Legalization

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:21

Opioid related deaths fell by more than 6 percent in Colorado in the two years since recreational cannabis sales began, according to new research. The findings suggest that cannabis could be a valuable weapon in fighting the effects of America’s opioid epidemic, under which drug overdose deaths have tripled since 2000. The study published in […]

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Infographic: Why Cannabis Should Be Legalized In The U.S.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 02:02

For many decades now, cannabis has been put in a bad light. It has been demonized by corporations and law enforcement authorities, and was deemed to have no benefit whatsoever to society. This eventually led it to its criminalization. But as information became more readily available, people are starting to be educated on marijuana and […]

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We Love Honest Blunts: And They Use Hemp, Not Tobacco Wraps

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:26

Pre-rolled joints are just about everywhere you look these days in legal cannabis shops. Pre-rolled blunts, on the other hand, are a different matter. But now a Colorado company is doing ready-to-smoke blunts just right. Honest Marijuana is producing what it calls “the world’s first organic, hemp-wrapped, whole-flower, machine rolled blunts.” We’re talking about gourmet, chemical-free, probiotically […]

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Cannabis For The People: We Must Stop Allowing Big Pharma To Demonize Marijuana

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:18

By Jim Cleveland Consider the overlords of society, call them the Illuminati … the Dark Cabal … the banks … the rich power brokers of the world — including Big Pharma, the elite handful of corporate pharmaceutical giants that control the world’s medicines. Their plan is the same with cannabis as with ginseng or sassafras: […]

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Right Wing UK Cannabis Activist Coughs Up $47K In Legal Fees

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 22:41

A militant right-wing marijuana activist, Peter Reynolds, leader of British cannabis law reform pressure group, CLEAR, has been forced to hand over £36,323.86 ($47,500 USD) in legal fees to NORML UK activist Chris Bovey. The court order followed a long running battle in a defamation case brought about by Reynolds. Reynolds initially issued a defamation writ against […]

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Up To One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Marijuana: New Study

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 18:53

A new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana found that approximately one-quarter of surveyed patients used cannabis in the past year, mostly for physical and psychological symptoms. The study was published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. It also revealed […]

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Drink Your Marijuana! Here’s The Best Way To Make Bud-Infused Beverages

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 19:13

Most cannabis lovers are familiar with the traditional ways of ingestion – smoking, eating, and vaping. But, did you know that drinking cannabis-infused drinks may be a healthier (and gentler) alternative to achieving the same effects? Curious? Keep reading for a short, concise, journey into the world of canna-drinks. Drink Up! Although many of them […]

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Marijuana Arrest Data Absent From Latest FBI Crime Report; Arrests Up 6%

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 22:10

Arrests for marijuana are up 6 percent since 2015, but you’d never know that from the latest FBI report. Tabulations calculating the percentage of annual cannabis “violations” nationwide are absent from the 2017 edition of the FBI Uniform Crime Report, which the agency released on Monday, September 25. The table, ’Arrests for Drug Abuse Violations: Percent […]

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Potency, Packaging, Price: Getting It Right With Lowell Smokes Pre-Rolled Joints

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 21:30

There’s no mistaking Lowell Smokes pre-rolls for anything other than a craft cannabis product. That impression begins with the tasteful and attractive packaging, but it doesn’t stop there. While some elaborately packaged upmarket marijuana products don’t quite measure up to their presentation in terms of potency, Lowell’s ready-rolls have that most important of follow-throughs covered: […]

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Teen Marijuana Use At Lowest Level In 15 Years

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 20:31

The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released on Thursday, reports that teen marijuana use rates decreased nationally in 2016 and are now at their lowest levels in the past 15 years. The survey, released by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), found past-month use rates among adults slightly […]

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We Tried A Five-Pack Of Oregon’s Premium ‘Good Fortune’ Joints: Here’s The Review

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 22:40

Upscale branding has come to the booming cannabis industry in a big way. Oregon-based Good Fortune has become a part of that green wave, offering exquisite packaging and a 24-karat gold wrapped preroll in each of its packs of 5 organically grown joints. Fortune markets itself “to the seekers, the cynics, the seen-it-alls.” They call […]

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Smoking Weed Makes Men’s Sperm ‘Lazily Swim In Circles’: Experts

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 21:45

Men who smoke large amounts of marijuana could face infertility problems because the herb seems to get semen stoned, causing it to “swim in circles,” according to researchers in Canada. Regular weed smoking can cut sperm counts by as much as a third, according to previous research, reports Scott Campbell at the Daily Mail. But “The […]

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Here’s Why It’s So Bad For Roger Stone To Keynote A Cannabis Conference

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 00:59

A boycott of the next month’s, Cannabis World Congress in L.A. for booking the controversial Roger Stone as keynote speaker, is gaining momentum. At least 17 speakers and seven sponsors of the Expo have announced they plan to boycott the event if Stone isn’t removed as keynote speaker, reports Dennis Romero at the LA Weekly. ‘Dirty […]

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