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Eventbrite Is Pulling Some Cannabis Events From Its Site, Leaving Organizers Frustrated - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:58

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Eventbrite Is Pulling Some Cannabis Events From Its Site, Leaving Organizers Frustrated
Forbes
Copies of Hemp magazine are displayed at the Cannabis World Congress Conference on June 16, 2017 in New York City. As the state-legal cannabis industry has grown, so have events targeting industry professionals and marijuana consumers. (Photo by ...

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Amazon Warehouse Deal Bonus: 65 Pounds of Marijuana - Inc.com

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:45

Inc.com

Amazon Warehouse Deal Bonus: 65 Pounds of Marijuana
Inc.com
Amazon goes the extra mile to bring in customers and enter other areas of retail. But, intentionally or not, the company broke new ground when it shipped 65 pounds of marijuana to a Florida couple that had only ordered some used storage containers, ...
Amazon customers surprised to receive delivery of 65 pounds of marijuanaBoing Boing
Couple finds 65 POUNDS of marijuana stuffed inside 27-gallon plastic storage boxes they ordered from AmazonDaily Mail
65 pounds of marijuana found in couple's Amazon orderwreg.com
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Government cannabis stories too prifcey, says Alberta Party ... - Calgary Herald

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:19

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Government cannabis stories too prifcey, says Alberta Party ...
Calgary Herald
The Alberta Party says a network of publicly owned cannabis stores will cost at least $168 million, a price it says is too steep to pay when the private sector is ...
AUPE endorses government-operated marijuana retail stores ...CBC.ca

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8 Really Ridiculous Marijuana Strain Names

Alternet - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:10
Click here for reuse options! Does the very name of your marijuana strain bring a smile to your face? It should.

Once upon a time, back in the days of yore, pot was pot. It was green, full of stems and seeds, and usually available as compacted bricks of weed from Mexico. It didn't have fancy names.

But about a half century ago, as marijuana seeped into the popular consciousness, there were some break-out branding efforts. You didn't want just any Mexican weed—you wanted the fabled "Meshmecan" (a garbled rendition of the name of the Mexican state of Michoacan), or better yet, Acapulco Gold.

And then there was Maui Wowie. And Thai Stick. And Colombian Red Bud. All of these strain names were rooted in place, seeking to make exoticism—as well as high THC content—a selling point.

But today, in the age of creeping marijuana legalization, the number of strains has exploded, the linkage with locales has largely vanished, and marketing-savvy pot entrepreneurs seeking a niche for their products have gone on a serious branding binge. Many strain names are linked to properties of the plants they identify ("Blue Dream," "Purple Urkle," "Sour Diesel"), others are named for their powerful properties ("AK 47,"  Alaskan Thunderf**k"), and some for celebrities (Willie Nelson's "Willie's Reserve," the Bob Marley family's "Marley Natural").

And some are just downright strange and funny. Here are 8 of the funniest marijuana strain names (in no particular order), with a tip of the hat to Civilized.

1. Purple Monkey Balls

It can be amusing to watch your friends' faces when you tell them what they're smoking.

2. Dopium

References to other drugs are not unusual, with the implication being that the weed is so strong it's like, well, opium, in this case. Another strain name in this category is "Green Crack." Some people find these funny; others, usually in the industry, worry about linking benign buds to harder drugs.

3. Zombie Killer OG

May not actually help you kill zombies in real life, but will undoubtedly make the undead easier to kill on your video screen.

4. Crouching Tiger Hidden Alien

Huh?

5. Girl Scout Cookies

Probably the only strain name you can talk about buying in front of your parents. The Girl Scouts probably aren't so amused, though.

6. Bob Saget OG

Saget is best known as the family-friendly dad in the sit-com Full Houseand currently has a gig as the host of America's Funniest Home Videos. What makes this name so funny is that Saget is actually an obscenely foul-mouthed and bodily function-oriented comic, as evidenced by Saget's version of the classic dirty joke The Aristocrats.

7. Barack O Bubba

Humorless Democratic Party partisans are not amused, but the rest of us can get a chuckle out of this one.

8. Charlie Sheen

Not sure I want to smoke this. Can't afford all the hookers and cocaine. 

 

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3 Canadian Companies Are Making Big US Cannabis Investments - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:53

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3 Canadian Companies Are Making Big US Cannabis Investments
Leafly
Cannabis stocks have been trading since 2009, but very few of them have been growers, processors or sellers of cannabis. Instead, they have tended to be ancillary goods or service providers or perhaps sellers of CBD derived from industrial hemp.

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Marijuana Can Help Children with Seizures, Cancer Nausea - Healthline

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:34

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Marijuana Can Help Children with Seizures, Cancer Nausea
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... journal Pediatrics, medical marijuana is effective in treating seizures and chemotherapy-induced nausea in young patients. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis, looking at 22 relevant studies on the use of medical cannabis on children and ...

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Top 10 Imaginary Drugs in Fiction

Alternet - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:47
From the strange potion in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Don DeLillo’s death fear cure, these are some of the most potent hits in literature.

Science-fiction writers are always looking for ways to bring about change, whether in society, in the nature of the physical world or in the human mind. And making up new drugs is a powerful way of inducing alteration on all these levels. 

In my own work I’ve invented drugs such as Vurt, Metaphorazine, Lucidity, Wave, Haze and many more. My latest novel A Man of Shadows sees people enjoying a concoction called kia, shortened from chiaroscuro, a time-altering drug created from a flower that blossoms only at dusk.

Fictional drugs are miniature rocket ships: they take characters to places unknown and strange. The practice of drug invention goes back to the ancient Greeks (MolyLethe) and Shakespeare (Oberon’s love potion). Here are some modern examples from the pharmacopoeia of dangerous delights.

1. Soma (Brave New World by Aldous Huxley)
Soma is used to calm and pacify, suspending people in a state of permanent bliss. The World State of Huxley’s dystopian novel issues the drug as a means of control, to quell rebellious feelings. This is a drug used as a political metaphor, a form of mass entertainment taken to its ultimate level, a replacement for religion. In contrast, Huxley’s own mescaline-induced journey through the “doors of perception” gave him a glimpse of the mystery of pure being. From which we can only conclude that he kept the best drugs for himself.

2. Melange (Dune by Frank Herbert)

The most famous drug in science fiction – and one of the most powerful – melange or “spice” is found on the desert planet of Arrakis, produced and guarded by giant sandworms. In small doses it brings on a perfect high and increases sensual awareness of the world around you. In large amounts it enables the user to travel through the folds of space. Wow. This property makes it highly desirable, and entire empires rise and fall in the struggle to control its procurement and distribution. This is drug as merchandise, and as a gateway to the stars.

3. Substance D (A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick)
Dick is perhaps the most prolific of the drug inventors. He used it as plot generator, a source of transformative energy – and a way to both escape reality and experience it more fully. He certainly put in the research in his own life, spending whole weeks off his head. Still, the books were written. Substance D is a psychoactive; it produces an initial euphoria, which is great until the user finds out what the D stands for: Despair, Desertion, Dumbness, and in its final incarnation, Death. Here lies the dark realism at the heart of Dick’s visionary craziness.

4. Slug (The Final Circle of Paradise by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky)
I was thinking of including William Gibson’s “cyberspace” in this list, because it acts very much like a drug on the human psyche, but I have to be strict. And anyway, the Strugatsky brothers probably got there first, back in 1965. Slug transports the user into an artificially generated world far more intense than reality. People long to return there, and many of them die on repeat trips, their brains overloaded. The novel’s Russian title translates as “Predatory Things of Our Times”, which pretty much sums it up.

5. Black Meat (Naked Lunch by William S Burroughs)
Anyone suffering from chilopodophobia (fear of centipedes) please look away now. Black meat is made from the ground flesh of a specimen that can reach six feet long. This is the most disgusting of all the fictional drugs. It causes extreme nausea in users as well as more delicious feelings, and is highly addictive. Fearlessly writing from the centre of his being, Burroughs transforms his own heroin addiction into a new kind of narrative, where even language crumbles into new shapes.

6. Moloko Plus (A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess)
Burgess reinvents the hooligan and sets him loose in a twisted version of 60s England. Alex and his gang of droogs hang out at the Korova bar and drink their Moloko Plus, a milk-based drink laced with a choice of other ingredients, hence the plus. Add-ons include barbiturates, opiates and synthetic mescaline. Alex likens this to drinking milk “with knives in it”, something to sharpen you up. The perfect aperitif to a nice little spot of ultraviolence.

7. “Drink Me” (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)
Or as the dealers call it: Lysergic Alice Diethylamide. This is probably most readers’ first introduction to the concept of substances that can change the way you think, the way you act, and even the shape of your body. Without the precise usage of both Drink Me and Eat Me, our heroine would never have gained entrance to the magic garden through the tiny door. It’s all there, waiting to be unravelled. And then there’s the “acid flashback” effect: just a few years later, Alice is glimpsing shapes in the mirror …

8. Dylar (White Noise by Don DeLillo)
This may be the ultimate drug of escape, for the simple fact that it removes the human fear of death. Soon people are desperate to find black-market supplies of the still experimental substance. Philosophical questions abound. If we have no sense of our own mortality, can we still call ourselves human? Would religion have a place, would art be created in anything like the same quantities? And then there are the side effects, which consist mainly of losing the ability to “distinguish words from things”. The very mention of the phrase “speeding bullet” is enough to cause a user to dive to the floor for cover. Now that’s scary.

9. Weirdcore (The Destructives by Matthew de Abaitua)
A downer for the soul, weirdcore sends the user to a lower level of sapience, below the “standard” setting. After consuming a coil of this stuff, the addict feels shallower, less emotional, more like an object: they might think of their skin for instance as a sentient tabletop. This is a good thing, apparently. Shallowness is intoxicating. Mind you, the hangover is fierce, bringing with it feelings of unshakeable dread. That will be reality slapping you in the face. Use with caution.

10. The Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
What better way to extend our bookish bender than a glass of this lively cocktail invented by Zaphod Beeblebrox, ex-President of the Universe. Ingredients include Santraginean seawater, Fallian marsh gas and the dissolved tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. The effect of the drink has been likened to “having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon, wrapped round a large gold brick”. Lovely. Make mine a double.

• A Man of Shadows by Jeff Noon is published in paperback by Angry Robot, priced £8.99. It is available from the Guardian Bookshop for £7.64.

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Marijuana company Aphria met with TSX about guidance regarding ... - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:27

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Marijuana company Aphria met with TSX about guidance regarding ...
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Marijuana producer Aphria Inc. says it met with the Toronto Stock Exchange last week to discuss the exchange's recent guidance that pot firms with U.S. ...
3 Reasons Marijuana Stocks Could Explode | The Motley Fool CanadaThe Motley Fool Canada

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No 'significant issues' from marijuana legalization, says Colorado ... - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 04:27

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No 'significant issues' from marijuana legalization, says Colorado ...
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The Chief Medical Officer in Colorado, where marijuana was legalized in 2014, has some advice for Canada leading up to the legalization of marijuana on July ...
Will 2018 be the year marijuana takes over? - Washington ExaminerWashington Examiner

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FL: 65 pounds of marijuana arrives in customers' Amazon order - Miami Herald

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:57
miamiherald.com (US) Amazon order ! Miami Herald ... (Mon Oct 23 18:57:24 2017 PDT)
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FL: Florida sees upsurge in babies born addicted to drugs - WTSP.com

Drug News Bot - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:52
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FL: Drug addicted babies increase in Florida - WTSP.com

Drug News Bot - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:52
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OR: Canyonville pharmacy does its part in fight against opioid addiction - KPIC

Drug News Bot - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:50
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OR: Welcome to KPDQ 93.9FM - Portland, OR - 93.9 KPDQ - Portland, OR

Drug News Bot - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:49
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OR: Investigation Clears 3 Multnomah County Deputies Who Tipped Off ICE Agents - Jefferson Public Radio

Drug News Bot - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:46
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FL: 65 Pounds Of Marijuana Hidden Inside Couple's Amazon Order + CBS Tampa

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:45
tampa.cbslocal.com (US) The woman and her fiance called police who took possession of the pot and have reportedly started an investigation into who was trying to smuggle the illegal drugs. (Mon Oct 23 20:45:04 2017 PDT)
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FL: Trump says he's going to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency. Here's what that means - The Sky 973

Drug News Bot - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:45
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FL: 65 Pounds Of Marijuana Hidden Inside Couple's Amazon Order + CBS Tampa

Drug News Bot - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:45
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FL: 65 pounds of marijuana delivered to Florida couple by Amazon - NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Naples, Florida

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:43
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OR: KLDR - Local News

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:42
kldr.com (US) Authorities Still Investigating Cause of Fire that Destroyed Marijuana Grow near Wimer According to the Evans Valley Fire Department, the incident happened at 10:25 p.m. last Thursday at a recreational cannabis grow in the 5400-block of East Evans Creek Road. (Mon Oct 23 21:42:30 2017 PDT)
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