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Marijuana legalization is around corner, says former Republican party chairman

Cannabist - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 21:03
Michael Steele, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee said America is finally ready to take a critical look at its outdated drug policies.

"CBD candy" is this year's Halloween bogeyman

Cannabist - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:34
With Halloween around the corner, it looks like there's a new trick-or-treat bogeyman in some parts of the country: "CBD candy" in the hands of children.

Ex-Cops And Orange Is The New Black Actor Say NO To The Drug War

Weed News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:00
Actor Matt Peters from the hit NETFLIX original series Orange is the New Black and a group of former law enforcement officers (LEAP) will speak out about the hypocrisy of America’s...

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Ranking Member Walz Calls For VA Research Into Medical Cannabis

Weed News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 19:32
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN), released the following statement after he and the nine other Democratic members of the committee sent a letter to the...

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Cannabis consumers have more sex, study finds

Cannabist - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 19:00
Regular marijuana users have about 20 percent more sex than abstainers, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford University.

Hey weed buddies, let's watch a scary movie together! (Not you, though)

Cannabist - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 18:13
You know them, you love them, but some of your weed-smoking pals aren't the best partners for movie time.

Colorado woman accused of marijuana grow felonies with husband appears in court

Cannabist - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 18:09
A woman accused of running a massive marijuana grow with her husband in Keenesburg and laundering money to help pay for it could enter a plea in the case in January.

Cannabis equity fund seeks to raise record-breaking $250 million

Cannabist - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 17:37
MedMen is planning to raise $250 million in a private equity fund to invest in marijuana businesses in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Manhattan.

Second judge agrees Denver can't ban drug users from parks without hearing

Cannabist - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 16:25
A second judge ruled this week that the Denver Parks and Recreation’s temporary ban of drug users from parks violates the right to due process.

Pharma CEO who funded anti-cannabis campaign accused of giving docs kickbacks to prescribe opioids

Cannabist - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 15:26
U.S. prosecutors leveled charges Thursday against the billionaire founder of an opioid company that is alleged to have pushed prescriptions of powerful painkillers.

Major criminal justice reforms approved in CA

The Leaf Online - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 14:55

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law several measures supported by drug policy reform groups, including two on October 14, during a meeting of the world’s largest international conferences on drug policy. Assembly bill 1008, Senate Bill 180 and other laws signed this Fall that affect social justice and the medical and adult use of marijuana, […]

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Sessions: Drug addiction starts with marijuana. Trump: Just say no

Cannabist - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 14:53
Speaking at separate events Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump delivered remarks on drug policy that matched messaging straight out of the 1980s.

Michigan Dispensary Hopefuls Wait A Week Outside in Freezing Temperatures

Weed News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 14:29
What would you do for a chance at a million dollars? Some Michigan residents are camping outside in the freezing temperatures for a chance at just that opportunity, in the form of a medical...

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Colorado Divide: Is hemp the answer for a rural county hoping to rely less on mining?

Cannabist - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 11:24
In remote communities across Colorado, business owners and economic-development types are seeding a more diverse economy with hemp cultivation.

CN BC: Council Blowing Smoke For Provincial Government

MAP - Cannabis - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 07:00
The Daily Courier, 27 Oct 2017 - COUNCIL BLOWING SMOKE FOR PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT At a special council meeting, Tuesday city council lit up its marijuana advice for the provincial government. Mayor Doug Findlater and his council provided feedback for the ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General on the legalization of non-medical marijuana. Council came up with these suggestions:

President Trump’s Declaration Of Opioid Public Health Emergency Ignores Reality

Weed News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 04:45
Via the Drug Policy Alliance earlier today: Moments ago, President Trump declared a public health emergency on the opioid overdose crisis. In a speech at the White House, Trump characterized the...

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Take A Survey About Employee Engagement In The Cannabis Industry

Weed News - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 04:13
One of the biggest benefits of a legal, regulated cannabis industry is the jobs that it creates. Estimates put the size of the cannabis workforce as high as 230,000 full and part-time employees. If...

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Congressional members press VA chief to help vet-focused marijuana research

Cannabist - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 22:03
The letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is the latest effort by House lawmakers and veterans groups to encourage cannabis research to proceed

Sheriff behind invasive school drug search burst into interrogation room of son's weed arrest

Cannabist - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 20:45
A Georgia sheriff accused of violating the civil rights of hundreds high school students in a massive school drug search is now accused of interfering with a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into his son’s recent drug arrest.

Jake Plummer offers Broncos game-day packages to benefit cannabinoid research

Cannabist - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 20:29
For the second year, former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer is teaming with Colorado nonprofit Realm of Caring to auction off game-day experiences for fans to benefit cannabinoid research.
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