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Future of marijuana dispensaries in Muskegon hazy after public hearing - MLive.com

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Future of marijuana dispensaries in Muskegon hazy after public hearing
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MUSKEGON, MI - At least three Muskegon city commissioners said they support a proposed ordinance allowing medical marijuana facilities in Muskegon - including dispensaries - as long as they are confined to a special district off Seaway Drive. Nearly 50 ...
Ventura approves marijuana deliveries and change to electionsVentura County Star

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The Essential Guide For The First-Time Cannabis Tourist

Alternet - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:46
For those who don’t live in a state where cannabis is legal, traveling to a state with legalized cannabis has become a destination vacation.

As more states legalize recreational cannabis, the number of those trying this plant for the first time or resume a habit they gave up after college continues to grow. For those who don’t live in a state where cannabis is legal, traveling to a state with legalized cannabis has become a destination vacation.

 

Here’s a list of suggestions for first-time cannabis tourists looking to try recreational cannabis.

Do Your Pre-Trip Research

Before booking your trip, review the rules governing cannabis in the state where you will be visiting. These laws will clue you in regarding the basics of how much cannabis you can buy, as well as where you can consume cannabis. Check out Kush Tourism for listings of cannabis tours and cannabis friendly lodgings if you want an in-depth cannabis experience.

Pick Your Dispensary

Download the Leafly app for a handy guide of recommended dispensaries nearest to your location. This site also contains strain reviews and other information that can be valuable to have at your fingertips when on the go.

Bring Your ID and Cash

Be sure to bring along some form of government issued identification. No one under 21 will be permitted to enter a recreational dispensary. Everyone will be checked at the door regardless of how old they may look. Also, leave the pets at home as only service animals will be allowed to go inside. As this is still a cash only business be sure to bring along enough cash for your purchases. Most dispensaries have an ATM on site but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Give Yourself Time

This isn’t like going into a 7-11. At a quality dispensary, the budtenders give each customer personalized attention, and the lines can get a bit long at times.

Honesty is the Best Policy

There’s no stigma to being a newbie cannabis user or only smoked bad weed during your college haze. Budtenders are used to dealing with first-time cannabis users, and enjoy helping someone have the best experience possible. So let them know you’re new to the current cannabis scene, and ask them for their recommendations for first time users.

Be Mindful of Your Money

It’s incredibly easy to get carried away and walk out with a lot of expensive paraphernalia that you may never use after your trip. A pre-rolled joint is the cheapest option to consume cannabis. For those who don’t like smoking, another inexpensive option is a disposable vape pen that comes fully loaded and ready to use. However, do not skimp out by buying bad weed, as poor quality cannabis will not produce the desired effects you may be seeking.

Follow The Law

Be mindful that cannabis cannot be consumed legally in public, and that hotels, restaurants, and bars do not allow smoking of any kind. Also, Federal law prohibits transporting cannabis across state lines or flying with recreational cannabis. A qualified budtender will not give you recommendations regarding how you can circumvent the laws pertaining to recreational cannabis. So don’t ask. Edibles, vape pens, and topicals are ways one can consume cannabis in a discrete manner that won’t draw attention like smoking.

Start Small

Take a short hit from a vape pen or pre-rolled joint. Then sit back and chill for 15 minutes. Then take another hit if you want a stronger sensation. Repeat this process until you have the effect you’re seeking. If you are taking edibles, start with a small 5mg dose. Wait half an hour, and then take another 5mg if you want a stronger hit.

Set the Mood

Clear the schedule so you don’t have to be somewhere within a limited time frame. You don’t know how your body will respond. Even if you don’t go to sleep, you’re liable to be too mellow and relaxed to get behind the wheel.

Have an Emergency Kit on Hand

 

Before consuming any cannabis have some water or other non-alcoholic beverages readily available as cannabis often produces dry mouth. Also, have some munchies around as certain strains of cannabis can make one hungry. Include pistachios in your munchie mix, as they can come in handy should one consume too much cannabis.

 

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Unions want government-run cannabis stores in Alberta | Calgary ... - Calgary Herald

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The Alberta Federation of Labour is calling for the NDP government to set up a system of government-owned and operated cannabis stores in the province when ...

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FL: Medical marijuana seminar Sept. 7 in Greenacres - wptv.com

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wptv.com (US) Medical marijuana seminar Sept. 7 in Greenacres - wptv.com Medical marijuana ... (Tue Oct 10 19:44:26 2017 PDT)
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FL: Florida Gator freshmen James Robinson, Ventrell Miller cited for drug possession - wptv.com

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wptv.com (US) Two Florida football players have been cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession. (Tue Oct 10 19:44:26 2017 PDT)
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FL: Indian River County: No to pot dispensaries - wptv.com

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wptv.com (US) The dispensaries themselves are not the issue. S the collateral of what could happen near a dispensary that was the commission concern. (Tue Oct 10 19:44:26 2017 PDT)
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FL: Study finds smoking marijuana could have surprising health risk - wptv.com

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wptv.com (US) Study finds smoking marijuana could have surprising health risk - wptv.com Medical marijuana Study finds smoking marijuana could have surprising health risk A new study has found that smoking marijuana could have a surprising health risk. (Tue Oct 10 19:44:26 2017 PDT)
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FL: Study Finds Smoking Marijuana Could Have A Surprising Health Risk - Newsy Story

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wptv.com (US) Study Finds Smoking Marijuana Could Have A Surprising Health Risk - Newsy Story Study Finds Smoking Marijuana Could Have A Surprising Health Risk They were divided into groups: non-smokers. (Tue Oct 10 19:44:26 2017 PDT)
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FL: Task force on marijuana law offers little on new policies - wptv.com

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wptv.com (US) The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. (Tue Oct 10 19:44:26 2017 PDT)
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FL: Florida Medical Marijuana Health Center set to open in Boynton Beach - wptv.com

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wptv.com (US) Florida Medical Marijuana Health Center set to open in Boynton Beach - wptv.com Florida Medical Marijuana Health Center set to open in Boynton Beach Fronrath is the owner of The Florida Medical Marijuana Health Center which is currently hosting a yard sale until it opens its doors. (Tue Oct 10 19:44:26 2017 PDT)
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OH: Police discover marijuana grow operation in northern Portage - News - Record-Courier - Kent, OH

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record-courier.com (US) OH Police discover marijuana grow operation in northern Portage A secluded home just west of Garrettsville in Hiram Township was the site of a marijuana grow operation in which four rooms of a home had been converted for cultivation and processing. (Tue Oct 10 18:36:37 2017 PDT)
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FL: Spirit Air pilot used drugs 2-3 years before overdose death, relative - HOT 105

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hot105fm.com (US) Ohio Pilot, Wife Died From Powerful Animal Tranquilizer, Cocaine Mi... (Tue Oct 10 19:19:39 2017 PDT)
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[2]: Marianas Variety - OPINION: 33 Problems with SB 20-62, Cannabis Act (Part 1)

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mvariety.com Exemptions for amounts: The Legal Amount of marijuana and products at home needs to be scrutinized as b overdosing and Black Market Salesb are very possible under the present Bill when a person has trees growing with an entire POUND of dried and marketable marijuana with a minimum value of 4082.00 a lb. and as high as 8164.00 a lb. or a large amounts of marijuana products which includes the POWERFUL b extractsb th... (Tue Oct 10 23:14:37 2017 PDT)
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[2]: Marianas Variety - Saipan Chamber of Commerce and Island Training Solutions present 'customer service and suggestive selling'

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mvariety.com Senate to conduct public hearings on marijuana bill ... (Tue Oct 10 23:14:37 2017 PDT)
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[2]: Marianas Variety - Senate to conduct public hearings on marijuana bill

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mvariety.com Government and Law will hold a public hearing on Oct. 17 on a bill that proposes to regulate cannabis in the CNMI. (Tue Oct 10 23:14:37 2017 PDT)
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[2]: Marianas Variety - AG says random drug tests in GovGuam forbidden, with some exemptions

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mvariety.com Said random drug testing of Government of Guam employees is a violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. (Tue Oct 10 23:14:37 2017 PDT)
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[2]: Marianas Variety - OPINION: 33 Problems with SB 20-62, Cannabis Act (Part 1)

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[2]: Marianas Variety - Saipan Chamber of Commerce and Island Training Solutions present 'customer service and suggestive selling'

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[2]: Marianas Variety - Senate to conduct public hearings on marijuana bill

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