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California considers 'green banking' as it transitions to fully legal pot - Los Angeles Times

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:05

Los Angeles Times

California considers 'green banking' as it transitions to fully legal pot
Los Angeles Times
Talks are underway between the state, banks and federal regulators on a plan to allow banks to serve a marijuana market that is expected to grow to $7 billion annually by 2020 in California. Starting Jan. 1, it will be legal to grow and sell marijuana ...

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6 doctors have submitted medical marijuana applications in La. - NOLA.com

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 21:13

NOLA.com

6 doctors have submitted medical marijuana applications in La.
NOLA.com
BATON ROUGE -- The number of doctors who have applied for permission to dispense medical marijuana is edging upward, as the estimated summer start of the program gets closer. In October, only two doctors had submitted applications for the permit ...
Doctors Slowly Applying for Medical Marijuana PermitU.S. News & World Report

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Marijuana Advocates Build 100-Foot-Long Joint In Worcester - CBS Boston / WBZ

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 18:06

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Marijuana Advocates Build 100-Foot-Long Joint In Worcester
CBS Boston / WBZ
The Harvest Cup brings together growers, vendors and cannabis enthusiasts. They're gearing up for next summer, when recreational pot shops are open for business. Massachusetts last year voted to legalize the possession and consumption of marijuana and ...
See inside the inaugural 'Harvest Cup,' the marijuana trade show drawing marijuana activists and advocates to WorcesterMassLive.com
100-foot joint a hit at Worcester marijuana conventionBoston Herald
100-foot-long joint steals show at Harvest Cup cannabis expo in WorcesterWorcester Telegram

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Medical cannabis is safe, says WHO - Inquirer.net

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:10

Inquirer.net

Medical cannabis is safe, says WHO
Inquirer.net
Responding to that interest and increase in use, WHO has, in recent years, gathered more robust scientific evidence on therapeutic use and side effects of cannabis and cannabis components. “Current information does not justify scheduling of cannabidiol ...
Cannabis Regulators Busy Rolling Out the Rules for Legal PotU.S. News & World Report
California's new pot rules violate the promise to small farmersLos Angeles Times
Marijuana regulators rolling out rules for legal potWCVB Boston
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Cannabis shops in Vancouver I would send my mother to - Straight.com

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:02

Straight.com

Cannabis shops in Vancouver I would send my mother to
Straight.com
My favorite part of the store is the wall of cannabis strain samples where I enjoy stopping to smell the terpenes, and getting to know the aromas that drive each strains effect. Each month Aura is hosting Flower & Freedom fitness classes where you have ...
Police nab suspects connected to robbery at marijuana dispensary and home invasionSquamish Chief

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Best Marijuana Products of 2017: Top Cannabis Strains, Edibles And More - Newsweek

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 07:00

Newsweek

Best Marijuana Products of 2017: Top Cannabis Strains, Edibles And More
Newsweek
Adults in legal marijuana states exercised their rights in 2017 and indulged in a variety of products. Despite a wave of new customers entering the landscape after five states legalized recreational pot in the 2016 election, experts found many old-time ...

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Marijuana marketing expected to be more low-key than blunt - Toronto Star

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 04:08

Toronto Star

Marijuana marketing expected to be more low-key than blunt
Toronto Star
To get a glimpse into the future of legal marijuana advertising in Canada, look no further than Snoop Dogg's website. Surprisingly, there are zero pictures of the weed-loving rapper smoking a big blunt on leafsbysnoop.com. In fact there are no images ...

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Barely illegal: A tour of LA's highbrow cannabis scene - The Independent

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:02

The Independent

Barely illegal: A tour of LA's highbrow cannabis scene
The Independent
She is explaining that consuming marijuana allows a woman to awaken her “yoni”, a Sanskrit term for vagina favoured by Hollywood bohemians. “Everybody stand up!” she shouts. The crowd, all women, seated on pillows on the floor, leap to their feet ...

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North Dakota Cannabis Legalization Petition OK'd for Circulation - Leafly

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:54

Leafly

North Dakota Cannabis Legalization Petition OK'd for Circulation
Leafly
North Dakota Cannabis Legalization Petition OK'd for Circulation. The Associated Press. December 15, 2017. (DenisTangneyJr/iStock). BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota will go the voters if supporters ...
ND attorney general approves marijuana petition formatKFYR-TV

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Denver Shuts Down 26 Legal Cannabis Businesses, Makes Arrests - Leafly

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:27

Leafly

Denver Shuts Down 26 Legal Cannabis Businesses, Makes Arrests
Leafly
DENVER (AP) — Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses Thursday and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of cannabis after a yearlong criminal investigation. Potential charges relate to marijuana sales exceeding ...
Police raid eight Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center locations in Denver and AuroraThe Cannabist

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'Foolish not to': Manitoba First Nations want in on legal pot sales - CBC.ca

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:33

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'Foolish not to': Manitoba First Nations want in on legal pot sales
CBC.ca
Manitoba First Nation makes major investment in pot company · What is a cannabis information specialist and how can I become one? Polar bear capital of the world debating sale of legalized marijuana · Manitoba lone holdout on federal pot tax plan · Pot ...
3 Manitoba First Nations enter partnership with cannabis companyCTV News

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First Nations apply to sell marijuana at Winnipeg locations - Winnipeg Free Press

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:16

Winnipeg Free Press

First Nations apply to sell marijuana at Winnipeg locations
Winnipeg Free Press
They have a partnership agreement with National Access Cannabis, a chain of medical cannabis access clinics with plans to open recreational marijuana dispensaries after legalization on July 1. The chain is responding to the Manitoba government's ...

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Medical marijuana production facility planned for Corner Brook ... - The Western Star

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:09

The Western Star

Medical marijuana production facility planned for Corner Brook ...
The Western Star
If everything goes according to plan Corner Brook will soon see a medical marijuana production facility. BeeHigh Vital Elements Inc. announced its plan to become a licensed producer of medical marijuana in a press release Friday. Rita Hall, an.

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Cautious Texas Among Last States to OK Medical Marijuana - Leafly

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:58

Leafly

Cautious Texas Among Last States to OK Medical Marijuana
Leafly
MANCHACA, Texas (AP) — When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for the first time, Texas will be tiptoeing into its own marijuana milestone: a medical cannabis program so restrictive that doubts swirl over who will even ...

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Teen Drug Use Reaches a 43-Year Low, With the Exception of Marijuana - Fortune

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:38

Fortune

Teen Drug Use Reaches a 43-Year Low, With the Exception of Marijuana
Fortune
Teens today are using fewer drugs than the age group has used over the the past 43 years, with one clear exception: marijuana. A recent University of Michigan study found that one in 10 high school seniors say they've vaped marijuana in the past year ...
Overall teen drug use is down, but marijuana and vaping are upChicago Tribune
National study: Adolescent marijuana use edges upwardOregonLive.com
Overall teen drug use stable, but marijuana edging up, survey findsCNN
New York Times -NPR -BBC News -National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Compound in Marijuana Appears Safe and Nonaddictive, WHO Says - Live Science

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:23

Live Science

Compound in Marijuana Appears Safe and Nonaddictive, WHO Says
Live Science
A compound in marijuana appears to be relatively safe and nonaddictive, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO). In an initial review of existing research, the WHO found that the compound, called cannabidiol or CBD, is ...
Cannabis extract could provide 'new class of treatment' for psychosisThe Independent
World Health Organization clashes with DEA on marijuana compound CBDArs Technica
Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicineReuters
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Bitcoin offers the cannabis industry an alternative to banks - CNBC

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:01

CNBC

Bitcoin offers the cannabis industry an alternative to banks
CNBC
Technology companies like SinglePoint and POSaBIT are working to generate a payment method for dispensaries and consumers using bitcoin. In recent years, some cryptocurrencies have cropped up specifically for cannabis transactions, like PotCoin and ...

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Cannabis extract could provide 'new class of treatment' for psychosis - The Independent

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 01:18

The Independent

Cannabis extract could provide 'new class of treatment' for psychosis
The Independent
A key component of medical marijuana could provide an “entirely new” type of treatment for mental health patients suffering with hallucinations and delusions. The first clinical trial exploring the effects of cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major ...
Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicineReuters
Medical marijuana compound non-addictive, should not be scheduled drug - WHORT
How (the Right Strain of) Weed Can Help Your WorkoutEsquire.com
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California Issues First Round of Cannabis Licenses - Leafly

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 18:07

Leafly

California Issues First Round of Cannabis Licenses
Leafly
Absent from the new list of licensees are cannabis growers. That's because the distribution of cultivation licenses is overseen by the state Department of Food and Agriculture, and applications forms won't be available until later this month. adult ...
California Is One Step Closer to Recreational Pot SalesTIME

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Olivia Newton-John is using cannabis to stop agonising pain during cancer battle - The Sun

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:44

The Sun

Olivia Newton-John is using cannabis to stop agonising pain during cancer battle
The Sun
OLIVIA Newton-John has revealed she's using cannabis to stop her agonising pain as she battles cancer for a second time. In May, the Grease actress confirmed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer which had spread to her spine. AFP or licensors. 3 ...
'Medical cannabis has helped me a lot': Olivia Newton-John speaks candidly about the 'healing remedies' that have ...Daily Mail

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