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What to expect from Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries - WCPO

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 22:22

WCPO

What to expect from Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries
WCPO
Their model shop in Illinois features a comfortable waiting area up front, and plenty of literature about the state's medical marijuana program. Behind the check-in desk, there are several private rooms where patients will meet with employees ...

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Bali fashion designer arrested for growing marijuana at home - The Straits Times

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 20:34

The Straits Times

Bali fashion designer arrested for growing marijuana at home
The Straits Times
DENPASAR (THE JAKARTA POST/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Denpasar Police have arrested a fashion designer identified only as Nandi for allegedly growing marijuana at his house in Canggu, North Kuta, Bali. The police seized at least 22 marijuana ...

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5 things I found surprising about legal marijuana in Colorado - Detroit Free Press

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 18:53

Detroit Free Press

5 things I found surprising about legal marijuana in Colorado
Detroit Free Press
The green crosses and marijuana leaves that signify marijuana businesses are on display, but there is not much other advertising of the cannabis business in Colorado. Even in Michigan, the billboards advertising websites, such as weedmaps.com, which ...

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Here Are the DEA’s 10 Most Ludicrous Slang Terms for Marijuana

Alternet - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 17:57
America’s narcs are light-years out of touch.

Those hipsters at the Drug Enforcement Administration are at it again. Each year they come out with a list of Drug Slang Code Words, and now we have the 2018 version in hand. The list is designed to help law enforcement decipher criminal jargon and to crack cases, but it's more likely to make readers crack up.

Some of the entries are common slang of the type seen in newspaper headlines (pot, grass, weed), some are foreign words that mean "marijuana" (maconha, mota, pakalolo), some are based on place names (Acapulco Gold, BC Bud, Jamaican Red, Mexican Brown), and some are simply strain names (Blue Cheese, Girl Scout Cookies, Grand Daddy Purp).

But some are simply ridiculous and appear to lack any actual basis for being included. Here are 10 of the silliest DEA slang terms for weed—and remember, your tax dollars paid for this list.

  1. Airplane. Inexplicable. Urban Dictionary has a listing for the 1980 comic movie classic Airplane, the song Airplanes by rapper b.o.b., actually airplanes, and a sex act too gross to reprint here, but not a mention of marijuana.

  2. Bambalachacha. Really? It shows up in a 2007 entry in Urban Dictionary and a couple of other slang dictionary entries using the exact same phrasing and sentence example, but other than that, nada.

  3. Burritos Verdes. This must be marijuana slang so hip it isn't even on the internet, but if you search for it, you'll find a mouth-watering recipe for "Smothered Slow Cooker Chile Verde Pork Burritos."

  4. Gigglesmoke. This was a term once used for marijuana, but the last time anybody actually heard it was probably at a Louis Armstrong concert in the 1930s.

  5. Hairy Ones. Somebody was pulling the DEA's leg. This could conceivably be a reference to the pistils on female flowers (or to hippyish pot smokers), but there is no sign of anybody actually using this term with reference to weed. Virtuoso jazz fusion guitarist John McLaughlin, though, recorded several EPs with studio musicians as the Hairy Ones in the mid-1960s.

  6. Love Nuggets. Buds are sometimes called "nugs," but we don't know who's using this variation. Urban Dictionary defines the term as "a dude's balls, preferably utilized toward a female to entice her" and there was a 2014 campaign in Britain to improve relationships that used the term to mean "everyday acts of love [that] can lead to a happier, healthier and stronger relationship, even more than big gestures like chocolates or expensive holidays.” Neither has anything to do with weed.

  7. Mowing the Lawn. Etymologically, this could be linked to "grass," but there's no evidence of that. Urban Dictionary has a number of entries, but they're all linked to sex. The first entry relates to shaving one's public area, and it goes downhill from there.

  8. Pocket Rocket. This is 1950s truck driver slang for prescription amphetamines. Urban Dictionary has some more recent usages dealing with either erect penises or petite women, but nothing about weed. DEA needs to keep its drugs straight.

  9. Shrimp. Nope. A Google search turns up several YouTube videos about cannabis and shrimp cooking recipes, but Urban Dictionary reports no usage of the term in regard to marijuana. There isa 2009 post, however, that says shrimp is a term for a new drug "stronger than Ecstasy" but whose "primary component is methadone."

  10. Smoochy Woochy Poochy. Do they just make this stuff up? This sounds like an excessively romantic dog, and we can't find anybody actually using this to refer to marijuana.

This article was produced by Drug Reporter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

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Legal marijuana dispensaries in Kelowna won't happen until next year - Globalnews.ca

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 17:37

Globalnews.ca

Legal marijuana dispensaries in Kelowna won't happen until next year
Globalnews.ca
Bobby Kennedy sells skateboards for a living, and, up until this week, he was also selling medical marijuana from his Pandosy Street business. That is, until the City of Kelowna shut him down — one of the last dispensaries in the city forced to close ...

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David Staples: New lamp that mimics the sun has major impact on cannabis growing - Edmonton Journal

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 17:19

David Staples: New lamp that mimics the sun has major impact on cannabis growing
Edmonton Journal
A high-tech lighting system that mimics the huge variety of sunlight — manufactured by Edmonton company G2V and developed in a University of Alberta lab by research scientist Michael Taschuk — is now being tested in four cannabis grow operations ...

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Supporters of recreational marijuana say they've seen an influx of petition signatures - KOCO Oklahoma City

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 17:11

KOCO Oklahoma City

Supporters of recreational marijuana say they've seen an influx of petition signatures
KOCO Oklahoma City
Supporters of recreational marijuana said that, at just about any cannabidiol store in Oklahoma, the number of people signing the petition to allow recreational marijuana has exploded in the last 24 hours. "I'm busy all day today picking up petitions ...
Michigan awards first medical marijuana licensesDetroit Free Press
Mich. OKs first licenses for medical pot firmsThe Detroit News
Oregon's medical marijuana program admits to problemsWTOP
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Cannabis Act causing rift over marijuana sale in Algonquin territory - Montreal Gazette

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:20

Montreal Gazette

Cannabis Act causing rift over marijuana sale in Algonquin territory
Montreal Gazette
Rival factions in a dispute over the sale of marijuana in Algonquin territory say their struggle is a sign that federal cannabis laws are failing First Nations. Chief Jean Guy Whiteduck says the Cannabis Act — which comes into effect on Oct. 17 ...

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Why A High Valuation For Aurora Cannabis Makes Sense - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:22

Forbes

Why A High Valuation For Aurora Cannabis Makes Sense
Forbes
Post a $1.1 billion acquisition of Cannimed, Aurora announced the purchase of MedReleaf (TSE: LEAF) for roughly CAD 3.2 billion ($2.5 billion) in May in an all-stock transaction, making it the biggest marijuana deal till date. As per an estimate by ...

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Hedge funds lead way as big money starts to dabble in marijuana industry - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 09:53

The Globe and Mail

Hedge funds lead way as big money starts to dabble in marijuana industry
The Globe and Mail
Navy Capital's one-room office in midtown Manhattan could probably fit in the coat closets of many of its competitors. But the hedge fund's digs belie the firm's success in betting on something few of its peers will touch: cannabis. Since the Navy ...
Pediatricians need more information on medical marijuana for kids, study saysCBC.ca
Here's what you need to know about the new marijuana legislationBarrieToday
Sarah Leamon: Here's why an American law makes Canadian cannabis workers ineligible to enter United StatesStraight.com
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AK: News briefs - The Valdez Star

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 01:34
valdezstar.net (US) Which is imposed when marijuana is sold or transferred from a licensed grow facility to a retail marijuana shop or product manufacturing facility. (Thu Jul 12 18:34:43 2018 PDT)
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AK: News briefs - The Valdez Star

Drug News Bot - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 01:34
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AK: SitNews: State Elections Officials Certify Primary Election Ballots

Drug News Bot - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 01:33
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AK: SitNews: Long Term Drug investigation Leads to Multiple Arrests, Charges

Drug News Bot - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 01:33
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AK: SitNews - Column: The Democrats' Socialist Meltdown By MICHAEL REAGAN

Drug News Bot - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 01:33
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AK: The Edge Update - The Northern Light

Drug News Bot - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 01:31
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AK: KYUK - Public Media for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 01:29
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AK: KYUK - Public Media for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

Drug News Bot - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 01:29
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AK: Could medical marijuana help curb the opioid crisis? - KTVA 11 - The Voice of Alaska

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 01:27
ktva.com (US) Two different research teams have concluded. One study found that opioids dispensed through Medicare's prescription drug plan decreased significantly if people had access to medical pot dispensaries or were allowed to grow marijuana for their own use. (Thu Jul 12 18:27:18 2018 PDT)
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