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High time: introducing the Guardian's new cannabis column for grownups - The Guardian

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 03:00

The Guardian

High time: introducing the Guardian's new cannabis column for grownups
The Guardian
Among other things, cannabis can be fun, and in some patients it relieves certain kinds of suffering. In the US, legalization is an important victory for criminal justice reform, and racist “war on drugs” tactics which continue to ruin many lives. For ...

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Mike Tyson Starting Marijuana Empire, Breaks Ground On 'Tyson ... - The Blast

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 02:12

The Blast

Mike Tyson Starting Marijuana Empire, Breaks Ground On 'Tyson ...
The Blast
Mike Tyson is starting 2018 on a high note by leading the charge on a cannabis resort that aims at not only producing high quality strains of bud, but also implementing cutting-edge technology to advance the research on marijuana health benefits.
Mike Tyson ranch: Boxing legend's marijuana revolutionNEWS.com.au
Former US heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to cash in on California marijuana legislation with cannabis farmWide World of Sports
Mike Tyson Starts Marijuana Empire With 'Tyson Ranch'PopCulture.com

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California Turns Over a New Leaf as Legalization of Marijuana Takes Effect - TIME

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 00:53

TIME

California Turns Over a New Leaf as Legalization of Marijuana Takes Effect
TIME
Jamie Garzot, founder of the 530 Cannabis shop in Northern California's Shasta Lake, said she's concerned that when the current crop dries up, there will be a shortage of marijuana that meets state regulations. Her outlet happens to be close to some of ...

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Should US marijuana laws address past drug convictions? - Aljazeera.com

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 00:51

Aljazeera.com

Should US marijuana laws address past drug convictions?
Aljazeera.com
Smith, now 28, said he was with a friend on the property in the town of Chico, about 145km north of Sacramento, when two vehicles pulled up. Federal law enforcement agents approached the pair and told them to get on the ground. Smith was arrested and ...

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Recreational Marijuana Legalized In California Jan. 1, But New Law Is Smoky - Deadline

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 18:02

Deadline

Recreational Marijuana Legalized In California Jan. 1, But New Law Is Smoky
Deadline
Thanks to the passage of Proposition 64 in November, 2016, legalizing the sale and cultivation of recreational marijuana for adults, California will be the biggest state to legalize by far. Despite the proposition passing by 57 percent, it still ...
Recreational cannabis use becomes legal in CaliforniaBBC News
California pot shops prepare for their first day of legal recreational marijuana salesLos Angeles Times
Marijuana is legal in California Jan. 1. But you won't be able to buy it everywhere.Washington Post
Leafly -SBS -Salon
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Florida's Medical Marijuana Industry Is Losing Its Bank, But Others ... - Forbes

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 15:31

Forbes

Florida's Medical Marijuana Industry Is Losing Its Bank, But Others ...
Forbes
First Green Bank was serving six out of seven of the state's licensed cannabis producers. Now, other financial institutions are stepping up to the plate.
New Hampshire Lawmakers Could OK Legal Marijuana This Week ...Marijuana Moment

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How will legalizing marijuana impact police work? - USA TODAY

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 14:28

USA TODAY

How will legalizing marijuana impact police work?
USA TODAY
There is no roadside test comparable to the Portable Breath Test used for alcohol, she said. The Colorado State Patrol is involved in a pilot program using a saliva swab as a possible roadside test for marijuana, which law enforcement officials have ...

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Here's the lowdown on recreational marijuana starting New Year's Day in Sacramento - Sacramento Bee

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 14:16

Sacramento Bee

Here's the lowdown on recreational marijuana starting New Year's Day in Sacramento
Sacramento Bee
Maybe you want to participate in the historical moment, the day when the nation's largest producer of cannabis becomes the country's largest legal marijuana market. Or maybe you just want to nurse a hangover from New Year's Eve with a few tokes ...
Sacramento Dispensaries Prepare for Recreational Marijuana SalesFOX40

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Medley of Agencies Tasked to Enforce California Cannabis Law - Leafly

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 14:10

Leafly

Medley of Agencies Tasked to Enforce California Cannabis Law
Leafly
“Without a central point for coordinating action statewide, accomplishing this will be a huge challenge.” The bill will be considered when legislative sessions resume in January. Ajax worked for 20 years in the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control ...
Hippy dream now a billion-dollar industry with California set to legalise cannabisThe Guardian
Will small marijuana farmers be wiped out when pot goes legal in California?Chicago Daily Herald
Trying to fly with weed in California probably won't get you arrestedCNBC
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Marijuana companies caught using banned pesticides to face fines ... - The Globe and Mail

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 11:48

The Globe and Mail

Marijuana companies caught using banned pesticides to face fines ...
The Globe and Mail
The fines will be enshrined in federal legislation as a way to clamp down on unauthorized use of dangerous chemicals by licensed cannabis growers, according to Health Canada.

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British holidaymakers in California can buy recreational CANNABIS from 2018 - Express.co.uk

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 01:17

Express.co.uk

British holidaymakers in California can buy recreational CANNABIS from 2018
Express.co.uk
From tomorrow, adults in the American state will be able to get the drug from shops offering everything from ready-rolled joints to cannabis-infused cookies and brownies. Major Hollywood stars such as Whoopi Goldberg, Woody Harrelson and Charlie Sheen ...
California to begin ban on 'open containers,' use of cannabis on the roadSanta Rosa Press Democrat
Northern California Pot Distributor Wants Its Seized Marijuana BackCBS San Francisco Bay Area

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More Crime Near Alcohol And Tobacco Shops Than Marijuana Dispensaries, Study Finds - Marijuana Moment

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 15:36

Marijuana Moment

More Crime Near Alcohol And Tobacco Shops Than Marijuana Dispensaries, Study Finds
Marijuana Moment
The researchers also looked at grocery and convenience stores that sell alcohol and tobacco, finding that those places had much lower nearby crime rates than the dedicated alcohol- and tobacco-specific retail outlets. That result suggests that crime ...

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Hippy dream now a billion-dollar industry with California set to legalise cannabis - The Guardian

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 15:11

CNBC

Hippy dream now a billion-dollar industry with California set to legalise cannabis
The Guardian
Customers at MedMen, a medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. Use of the drug to ease pain and disease has already been decriminalised in California. Photograph: Richard Vogel/AP. California is not the trailblazer. Colorado grabbed that mantle in ...
Trying to fly with weed in California probably won't get you arrestedCNBC
California moves into its marijuana future on Jan. 1. Some readers are not eager to make the leapLos Angeles Times
Puff, Puff, Pass: Marijuana Goes Legit in California Jan. 1 - The RootThe Root
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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens Joint in Harvard Square - Harvard Crimson

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 12:13

Harvard Crimson

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens Joint in Harvard Square
Harvard Crimson
Healthy Pharms Inc., a registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary, opened for business within The Red House restaurant at 98 Winthrop St. Saturday. The shop will be open daily from noon to 6 p.m.. The Cambridge location marks the second ...

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Maine's Regulated Marijuana Market Could Still Be Saved - Forbes - Forbes

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 10:14

Forbes

Maine's Regulated Marijuana Market Could Still Be Saved - Forbes
Forbes
Maine Governor Paul LePage vetoed a marijuana regulation bill in November. But some lawmakers are hopeful that the state could till pass regulations by its February deadline.

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Town Swaps Chocolate for Marijuana and Sees Revival of Fortunes - Fortune

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 09:20

Fortune

Town Swaps Chocolate for Marijuana and Sees Revival of Fortunes
Fortune
Smiths Falls, Ontario — population 8,885 — is seeing a revival of fortunes since medical marijuana producer Tweed Inc. set up shop four years ago in an abandoned Hershey Co. chocolate factory. The company, since renamed Canopy Growth Corp., has ...

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Flying high: California celebrates New Year as latest US state to fully legalise cannabis - Telegraph.co.uk

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 08:44

Telegraph.co.uk

Flying high: California celebrates New Year as latest US state to fully legalise cannabis
Telegraph.co.uk
Flying high: California celebrates New Year as latest US state to fully legalise cannabis. 9. Jars of marijuana are on display for sale at the Cali Gold Genetics booth during the High Times Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino Credit: Richard Vogel/AP. David ...

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California's cannabis market is expected to soar to $5.1 billion — and it's going to be bigger than beer - Business Insider

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 05:37

San Francisco Examiner

California's cannabis market is expected to soar to $5.1 billion — and it's going to be bigger than beer
Business Insider
A report from the cannabis industry research firm BDS Analytics estimates sales of cannabis to hit $3.7 billion in 2018 alone, and predict that number will increase to $5.1 billion in 2019 as more dispensaries come online. For comparison, beer sales in ...
Legal cannabis sales begin Monday in California, but not in SFSan Francisco Examiner

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Who gets the dog in a divorce and other state laws going into effect in 2018 - CNN

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 04:00

CNN

Who gets the dog in a divorce and other state laws going into effect in 2018
CNN
California becomes the latest state to legalize recreational marijuana. As long as you're over the age of 21, you can buy pot without a medical card thanks to Proposition 64, which voters approved in 2016. But marijuana may not be available right on ...

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Traveling to California for Legal Cannabis? Here's What to Know - Leafly

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 19:23

Leafly

Traveling to California for Legal Cannabis? Here's What to Know
Leafly
Sorry, Los Angeles won't be one of the cities where stores are open when the state-regulated market launches on New Year's Day. (TriggerPhoto/iStock). It's been a strange year. You're forgiven if you don't feel quite ready for 2018. But if you're ...

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