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American Legion calls on Trump to take cannabis off Schedule I to help vets - The Cannabist

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:07

The Cannabist

American Legion calls on Trump to take cannabis off Schedule I to help vets
The Cannabist
America's largest veterans service organization has a message for President Donald Trump: Reschedule marijuana to permit research into its medical efficacy for treating vets suffering from traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. The ...

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Poll: Canadians Want Ottawa to Erase Cannabis Convictions - Leafly

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:48

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Poll: Canadians Want Ottawa to Erase Cannabis Convictions
Leafly
According to a poll by The Globe and Mail/Nanos Research, 62% of Canadians support or somewhat support a pardon for every person with a criminal record for cannabis possession. In comparison, 35% of respondents said they oppose or somewhat ...

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Pairing the Power of Cannabis With Medicinal Plants - Leafly

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:54

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Pairing the Power of Cannabis With Medicinal Plants
Leafly
Cannabis's reputation as an herbal medicinal remedy is well established: The list of ailments that cannabis can assist with is extensive and continues to grow as new research emerges. This makes it the perfect base for pairing with other medicinal ...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Growing Your Own Cannabis - Leafly

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:56

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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Growing Your Own Cannabis
Leafly
Home cannabis cultivation has come a long way since the days of total prohibition, with more states and Washington DC now offering some form of cultivation provision. In these legal states, it has never been a better time to pick up growing as a hobby.

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This sleepy California city was $3 million in debt - now it's cashing in on the marijuana industry - Business Insider

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:36

Business Insider

This sleepy California city was $3 million in debt - now it's cashing in on the marijuana industry
Business Insider
Aging factories and warehouses are being transformed into cultivation warehouses, cannabis-oil extraction facilities, and a host of other projects that support California's booming medical marijuana market. Frontier Enterprises, a major home developer ...

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Weed in jars, cookies and candy leads to bust of medical marijuana fan - Miami Herald

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:24

Miami Herald

Weed in jars, cookies and candy leads to bust of medical marijuana fan
Miami Herald
In November, Florida voted to legalize it — at least for medical use. Leandro Arriaga got busted for being a bit too brazen about it, police said. Miami police said what started out Sunday night as a probe into several illegally parked vehicles turned ...
Miamians Throw "Medical Marijuana Party" With 50 Pounds of Weed, Get ArrestedMiami New Times
Miami Marijuana Legalization Event Organizer Arrested on Drug Charges: PoliceNBC 6 South Florida
1 arrested at marijuana legalization event, 50 pounds of THC contraband found7News - WSVN-TV

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Cannabis Convictions Go up in Smoke With California Legalization - Leafly

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 09:56

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Cannabis Convictions Go up in Smoke With California Legalization
Leafly
In this Feb. 2, 2017 photo, Jay Schlauch poses for a photo outside Los Angeles Superior Court in Van Nuys after a judge reduced his felony conviction for selling marijuana to a misdemeanor. Thousands of people convicted of marijuana crimes in ...
The LA Times doesn't think California should be a "sanctuary state" for marijuanaThe Cannabist
Marijuana convictions go up in smoke with California legalizationKABC-TV
Some California marijuana convictions being reduced or expungedKSBY San Luis Obispo News

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Legal Cannabis Fuels Fears of Displacement in Denver - CityLab

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 09:10

CityLab

Legal Cannabis Fuels Fears of Displacement in Denver
CityLab
That has long been a familiar lament in American cities, but Denver's gentrification narrative has an herbal twist: Since 2014, when recreational marijuana became legal in the state, the arts community and other residents who rely on low rents have ...

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Kid's used clothing store gets massive marijuana donation - Globalnews.ca

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:59

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Kid's used clothing store gets massive marijuana donation
Globalnews.ca
Someone apparently inadvertently donated more than 100 grams of marijuana when they dropped off some used children's clothes a suburban Minneapolis shop. The Maplewood Police Department posted a photo on Facebook of the surprise donation to the ...
Workers Find Marijuana In Clothes Donated To Maplewood StoreCBS Minnesota / WCCO
Used Clothing Store Gets Surprise Donation of Marijuanasnopes.com

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Medical marijuana used to treat heroin and cocaine addiction at Los Angeles rehab centre - The Independent

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 01:12

The Independent

Medical marijuana used to treat heroin and cocaine addiction at Los Angeles rehab centre
The Independent
A drug addiction treatment centre claims to be helping patients give up heroin and cocaine with medical marijuana. Cannabis is more frequently associated with getting high than getting sober – but the directors of one rehab facility in Los Angeles say ...

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Cannabis bust - Cowra Guardian

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 20:01

Cowra Guardian

Cannabis bust
Cowra Guardian
Cootamundra Local Area Police seized a number of cannabis plants growing at a Greenethorpe property after the Crime Stoppers hotline received an anonymous tip. At about 2:20 pm on May 17 Police attended an address in Greenethorpe after they ...

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Canadians want Ottawa to erase old marijuana convictions, poll finds - The Globe and Mail

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 17:31

The Globe and Mail

Canadians want Ottawa to erase old marijuana convictions, poll finds
The Globe and Mail
The legislation would allow all Canadians 18 or older (older still depending on the province) to buy marijuana by mail and in provincially regulated retail spaces, or to grow up to four plants at home. The possession limit of dried cannabis would be ...

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Fire breaks out at marijuana grow house in Antioch - SFGate

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 17:03

SFGate

Fire breaks out at marijuana grow house in Antioch
SFGate
A fire broke out at a seemingly normal residential home that turned out to be a marijuana grow house in Antioch on Sunday, officials said. The fire was reported at the house on the 2000 block of Bugle Street about 2 p.m. Sunday, according to the Contra ...
Firefighters investigating marijuana grow house in AntiochKTVU San Francisco
Crews contain fire at marijuana grow house in AntiochKRON4.com

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The Government's Best Weapon Against Heroin Might Be Marijuana - Benzinga

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:38

Benzinga

The Government's Best Weapon Against Heroin Might Be Marijuana
Benzinga
However, while heroin overdose is extremely common, the author of the study noted that the estimated fatal dose of TCH, the active compound in marijuana, would require “a far greater amount of cannabis than even a very heavy cannabis user could use in ...

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Justin Trudeau wants to legalise cannabis, but as a Canadian I know he has bigger issues to deal with - The Independent

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:55

The Independent

Justin Trudeau wants to legalise cannabis, but as a Canadian I know he has bigger issues to deal with
The Independent
If all goes according to plan, Canada will become the first G7 country to fully legalise cannabis use, with anyone over the age of 18 set to be able to carry up to 30g of dried or fresh marijuana and consumers able to buy or grow up to four plants at home.

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5 towns saved from ruin by the booming legal weed industry - Business Insider

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:32

Business Insider

5 towns saved from ruin by the booming legal weed industry
Business Insider
The legal marijuana industry brought in upwards of $4 billion in sales in 2016, according to a new report from the Marijuana Business Daily. And small-town America is riding the high. In the eight US states where recreational marijuana is legal, the ...

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Cannabis' Impact on the Brain in This New Study Should Encourage Marijuana Stock Investors - Motley Fool

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 05:33

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Cannabis' Impact on the Brain in This New Study Should Encourage Marijuana Stock Investors
Motley Fool
This shift in opinion is what's allowed the marijuana industry and pot stocks to expand as rapidly and consistently as they have. Today, 28 states have legalized cannabis for medical use, while eight states have voted to allow the legal sale of adult ...
Why marijuana use among kids literally isn't smartJackson Clarion Ledger
Weiner: Whole flower medical cannabis beneficial to patientsTallahassee.com

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With marijuana changes in the air, cannabis crusader calls it a day - Times Colonist

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 23:02

Times Colonist

With marijuana changes in the air, cannabis crusader calls it a day
Times Colonist
The decision comes as the use of marijuana has wider social acceptance. The federal government is considering how best to make it legal, and streets in Victoria and elsewhere are punctuated with storefront operations offering cannabis as a medicinal ...

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Ohio supreme court judge calls for legalisation of marijuana ... - The Guardian

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 21:30

The Guardian

Ohio supreme court judge calls for legalisation of marijuana ...
The Guardian
Democrat William O'Neill, a possible contender for governor, wants to tax sales of the drug and release all non-violent marijuana offenders from prison.
Ohio Supreme Court justice thinks it's time to decriminalize marijuanaWCPO
Ohio supreme court justice backs legalizing marijuanaWTOL.com

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Lawsuits 'a virtual certainty' as state reviews medical marijuana applications - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 20:59

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lawsuits 'a virtual certainty' as state reviews medical marijuana applications
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Just this week, the Baltimore Sun reported that an unsuccessful applicant there, Alternative Medicine Maryland, had filed an emergency motion asking a Baltimore Circuit Court judge to block the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission from issuing final ...

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