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Advisor to Jeff Sessions calls for mandatory drug testing amid increasing marijuana legalization - CNBC

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:08

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Advisor to Jeff Sessions calls for mandatory drug testing amid increasing marijuana legalization
CNBC
A marijuana policy advisor to Attorney General Jeff Sessions is promoting an aggressive drug testing regimen — and stands to gain from it, The Daily Beast reported. Dr. Robert DuPont met with Sessions and an exclusive group of drug policy experts to ...

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Legal Cannabis Preferences: Not Your Grandpa's Grass - Investopedia (blog)

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:56

Investopedia (blog)

Legal Cannabis Preferences: Not Your Grandpa's Grass
Investopedia (blog)
On Jan. 1, 2018, California became the sixth state to allow recreational marijuana sales, though the transition was less than earth-shattering: only a few cities have issued licenses to deal legal dope, and the old, medical-only regime was not known ...

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What Happens When You Suddenly Stop Using Marijuana?

Alternet - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:56
What to expect when you suddenly just say no.

Back in 1994, there were lots of things we were undecided about: Raves, were they the pied-piper of the techno-tribal revolution, or unrelenting embarrassment? Bill Clinton—corrupt, lying philanderer, or charming, lying philanderer? Brenda or KellyZima or death?

 

For its part, the DSM-IV, the standard psychiatric diagnosis manual, was undecided whether the marijuana habit could be kicked cleanly or whether there would be consequences. In the run-up to the next revision, there was a flurry of studies on marijuana withdrawal, including ones that looked at the general population of users, adolescents, and even “non-treatment-seeking adult cannabis smokers.”

By the time the DMS-5 was released in 2013, the jury was in and there was a new entry: Cannabis withdrawal syndrome.

Evoking images of innocent teen-aged lives ruined by the allure of “jazz cigarettes” and dangerous “race music,” the idea of marijuana withdrawal has often been dismissed as a legacy anti-drug hysteria, from Reefer Madness to Just Say No. Nevertheless, clinicians have documented some 40 symptoms associated with quitting marijuana use—which range from the troubling (aggression and other mood disorders) to the trivial (excessive yawning) to the downright scatological (runny nose and diarrhea). The DSM-5 recognizes just seven symptoms: irritability, weight loss, insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, depression, and physical symptoms (including fever, chills, stomach- and headache). You’ll be happy to know that diarrhea did not make the cut.

Compared with the torment of opioid withdrawal and the potentially deadly alcoholic DTs, cannabis withdrawal is relatively mild. Only about half of heavy users who go cold turkey will even experience withdrawal symptoms of any kind. If you’re one of the unlucky fifty percent, expect your symptoms to peak anywhere between a week to 10 days. They might even linger for a month.

“Mild” withdrawal symptoms does not mean “pleasant,” however, and marijuana detox can be a trial, for both the former user and those around them.

 

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Canadian cannabis producers set their sights on global domination - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:20

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Canadian cannabis producers set their sights on global domination
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Medical marijuana consumers in Prague rang in 2018 with a new Canadian import, Tilray Milled Cannabis, a high THC marijuana product grown on Vancouver Island. The Czech Republic is just the latest nation to sell Canadian weed, joining Germany ...
A Maryland bank is quietly solving the marijuana industry's cash problemThe Cannabist

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The Grass Is Only Getting Greener For The US Marijuana Market [Infographic] - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 04:59

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The Grass Is Only Getting Greener For The US Marijuana Market [Infographic]
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1, marijuana sales for recreational use became legal in California. Shares in cannabis-related companies have taken off, adding nearly $2 billion in value since pot started being sold legally within the borders of the world's sixth largest economy ...
What You Can (and Can't) Do In California With Recreational MarijuanaLifehacker
Recreation Weed Legalized in California: Pot Stocks, Cronos Group ...Fortune
Cannabis Market Surges as California Legalizes Recreational UseteleSUR English
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Pivot to Commercialize Cannabis Products in California Under New Regulations - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 01:01

Pivot to Commercialize Cannabis Products in California Under New Regulations
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The state of California represents the biggest legal recreational marijuana market in America. It is estimated that the sale of recreational cannabis in the state of California could reach US $7 billion by 2019. Pivot has positioned itself to introduce ...

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OR: Cascade, Roseburg Fire Department's public relations K9, passes away - KPIC

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:55
kpic.com (US) Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch (Wed Jan 03 21:55:24 2018 PST)
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FL: Health News Florida Staff - WUSF News

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wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu (US) Florida Blue To Stop Covering OxyContin To Prevent Opioid Abuse Floridab s largest health insurance company will stop covering OxyContin. (Wed Jan 03 19:42:21 2018 PST)
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FL: Tampa Bay Lightning news - FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:40
fox13news.com (US) Bucs' Ward arrested on marijuana charges after October incident (Wed Jan 03 19:40:20 2018 PST)
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FL: Bucs safety T.J. Ward arrested on drug charges - WTSP.com

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:39
wtsp.com (US) Ward was arrested Wednesday morning on drug charges. (Wed Jan 03 19:39:05 2018 PST)
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OR: New year brings broad pot legalization to California - KCBY

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:34
kcby.com (US) A whiff of marijuana will likely be in the air as the nation's cannabis king lights up to celebrate the first legal retail sales of pot in the state. (Wed Jan 03 21:34:03 2018 PST)
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OR: Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch - KCBY

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:34
kcby.com (US) Saying the industry will provide medical marijuana to people in need. (Wed Jan 03 21:34:03 2018 PST)
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OR: Chill Patio Spots Where You Can Smoke Tobacco, But Not Cannabis - Willamette Week

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:32
wweek.com (US) There are signs asking you not to smoke weed. (Wed Jan 03 22:32:22 2018 PST)
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OR: Strain Review: Nana's Fix by Kleen Karma Gardens - Willamette Week

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:32
wweek.com (US) CBN If you were to blindfold someone unfamiliar with cannabis and have them smell a jar of Nana's Fixb a cross of Grandma's Sugar Cookies and Loud Sourb I strongly doubt that person would guess they were smelling weed. (Wed Jan 03 22:32:22 2018 PST)
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OR: Three Things We're Excited to See in Portland Cannabis in 2018 - Willamette Week

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:32
wweek.com (US) Three Things Web re Excited to See in Portland Cannabis in 2018 - Willamette Week Three Things Web re Excited to See in Portland Cannabis in 2018 Portland cannabis business are happy to have 2017 behind them. (Wed Jan 03 22:32:22 2018 PST)
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OR: Marion aligns with rural counties - Salem Weekly News

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:32
salemweeklynews.com Released a new list of cities and counties to have prohibited the establishment of licensed recreational marijuana producers. (Wed Jan 03 22:32:03 2018 PST)
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OR: Fewer teens using marijuana - Salem Weekly News

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:32
salemweeklynews.com People have been very quick to say that marijuana use is going up and up and up in this country. (Wed Jan 03 22:32:03 2018 PST)
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OR: Oregon tax on recreational marijuana - Salem Weekly News

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:32
salemweeklynews.com Oregon tax on recreational marijuana - Salem Weekly News Oregon tax on recreational marijuana The state of Oregon will tax b recreationalb marijuana sold through licensed dispensaries in the state.B b Recreationalb can be purchased through medical dispensaries from now through December 31. (Wed Jan 03 22:32:03 2018 PST)
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OR: Chill Patio Spots Where You Can Smoke Tobacco, But Not Cannabis - Willamette Week

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OR: Strain Review: Nana's Fix by Kleen Karma Gardens - Willamette Week

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