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With cannabis legalization around the corner, Los Angeles contemplates another dumb move - Los Angeles Times

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:38

With cannabis legalization around the corner, Los Angeles contemplates another dumb move
Los Angeles Times
“It's nuts.” Clark estimates that about 80% of the Los Angeles marijuana industry would be affected by the requirement to shut down until licensing applications are approved. “These are forced errors,” said Elizabeth Ashford, a cannabis consultant who ...

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Fires Threaten California's First Legal Pot Crop - East Bay Express

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 13:56

East Bay Express

Fires Threaten California's First Legal Pot Crop
East Bay Express
The potential fire damage comes at a time when California's Office of Cannabis Control is establishing tough new regulations for the new recreational and medical marijuana markets. All cannabis sold under the new legal framework will have to be tested ...

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DEA Report: Cannabis Seizures Climbed by Nearly 20% Last Year - Leafly

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 13:47

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DEA Report: Cannabis Seizures Climbed by Nearly 20% Last Year
Leafly
With eight states voting to legalize some form of cannabis, the pace of cannabis legalization picked up in 2016—but enforcement action by the DEA showed no sign of slowing down. New data from the federal agency indicates cannabis seizures increased by ...
The DEA Seized 5.3 Million Marijuana Plants in 2016MERRY JANE

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Decatur mom arrested after baby tested positive for marijuana - AL.com

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 13:35

AL.com

Decatur mom arrested after baby tested positive for marijuana
AL.com
A mother was charged with chemical endangerment of a child Monday after her infant daughter tested positive for marijuana, authorities said. Decatur police said 22-year-old Shimar Reynolds gave birth to a baby girl on July 17 at Decatur Morgan Hospital ...

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Want to study the business of marijuana? There's a degree program for that - USA TODAY

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:48

USA TODAY

Want to study the business of marijuana? There's a degree program for that
USA TODAY
And there are programs that offer marijuana certificates in a variety of disciplines at places such as Oaksterdam University, Cannabis College, and Humboldt Cannabis College, all in California; and THC University, the Grow School and Clover Leaf ...

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20,000 ideas and counting: British Columbians offer feedback on ... - CBC.ca

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:01

CBC.ca

20,000 ideas and counting: British Columbians offer feedback on ...
CBC.ca
The B.C. government has received more than 20,000 responses from the public on questions concerning how legal marijuana should be regulated and sold in ...

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Smoking cannabis increases violent behaviour in young people with mental health disorders, finds study - The Independent

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 01:43

The Independent

Smoking cannabis increases violent behaviour in young people with mental health disorders, finds study
The Independent
A new study on cannabis has found that users with mental illness present an increased risk of violent behaviour. The research conducted by the Institut en Santé Mentale de Montréal (Montreal Institute of Menal Health), studied 1,136 patients – from 18 ...

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Cannabis intoxication may be stopped with anti-obesity drug - Medical News Today

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 23:52

Medical News Today

Cannabis intoxication may be stopped with anti-obesity drug
Medical News Today
More and more people are turning to synthetic cannabinoids, or "legal highs," as an alternative to marijuana. These substances go by the names of synthetic marijuana, spice, K2, black mamba, or crazy clown. In the United States, these drugs seem to be ...

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Greg Barns: South Australia should become the first state in Australia to legalise recreational cannabis - The Advertiser

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 23:04

The Advertiser

Greg Barns: South Australia should become the first state in Australia to legalise recreational cannabis
The Advertiser
The reduction in crime that comes from legalising cannabis is one of the most fascinating outcomes for those jurisdictions in the US which have trodden this path over the past five years. In Washington state the legalisation of recreational marijuana ...

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Opportunities in Cannabis - Business in Vancouver

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 23:01

Business in Vancouver

Opportunities in Cannabis
Business in Vancouver
... of entering the untapped cannabis market. That includes those already operating at varying levels of legality, from the licensed producers responsible for growing and supplying medical marijuana to several dispensary owners currently operating ...

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Could cannabis extract CBD replace ibuprofen as a painkiller? - Telegraph.co.uk

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 21:02

Telegraph.co.uk

Could cannabis extract CBD replace ibuprofen as a painkiller?
Telegraph.co.uk
In a backpacking hostel during a stag weekend 10 years ago, I fell asleep on a top bunk next to an open window. Of course, that now strikes me as a stupid thing to have done, but at the time I didn't give it a thought. I was on a weekend away, not a ...

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Louisiana's medical marijuana program slow to take shape - NOLA.com

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 18:04

NOLA.com

Louisiana's medical marijuana program slow to take shape
NOLA.com
Piecing together a medical marijuana program in a conservative Southern state like Louisiana involves reams of regulations, tightly-controlled growing operations and a slow selection process for the primary players. Patients eligible for the drug under ...

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Cannabis community unites for weekend event in Saskatoon - CBC.ca

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 17:53

CBC.ca

Cannabis community unites for weekend event in Saskatoon
CBC.ca
As legalization of recreational marijuana inches closer to becoming a reality, Saskatoon's cannabis community gathered this weekend to talk — and smoke — pot. The 7th annual Prairie Medicinal Harvest Cup ran all weekend at O'Brians Event Centre in ...

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Lighting Up The Conversation On Marijuana Legalization - MyWabashValley

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 14:09

MyWabashValley

Lighting Up The Conversation On Marijuana Legalization
MyWabashValley
Terre Haute - This weekend, the Higher Fellowship lead a rally outside of the courthouse in Terre Haute. "Our goal today is to educate the general public about medical cannabis and to inform them of legislation going on," said Bobby Jo Young, Higher ...
OPINION: 33 Problems with SB 20-62, Cannabis Act (Part 1)Marianas Variety

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People are vaping cannabis because they think it makes them less likely to get caught - Manchester Evening News

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 12:43

Manchester Evening News

People are vaping cannabis because they think it makes them less likely to get caught
Manchester Evening News
And while there's no conclusive data showing just how many people vape cannabis, the technology is more widely available in Manchester than ever before, in specialist outlets and 'head shops' like those in the Northern Quarter. An array of glossy ...

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Medical marijuana patients report reduction in use of prescription drugs - Chicago Tribune

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:01

Chicago Tribune

Medical marijuana patients report reduction in use of prescription drugs
Chicago Tribune
And the study results come as the Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois, a trade group of growers and sellers, is starting a push for legislation allowing marijuana for any condition for which a doctor would give opioid drugs. "This study confirms ...
Compassionate marijuanaBusiness Mirror
Marijuana rules fire up debate in East Bay cityEast Bay Times
Israel: land of milk, honey and medical cannabisISRAEL21c

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Black market will thrive if Alberta government runs marijuana stores ... - CBC.ca

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 06:56

CBC.ca

Black market will thrive if Alberta government runs marijuana stores ...
CBC.ca
The black market will continue in Alberta if the province goes with a government-run sales model for recreational marijuana, predicts a mid-level dealer who has ...
Breaking Down Alberta's Expected Laws for Cannabis: What it ...The Motley Fool Canada

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Israel: land of milk, honey and medical cannabis - ISRAEL21c

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 21:30

ISRAEL21c

Israel: land of milk, honey and medical cannabis
ISRAEL21c
The word “marijuana” was used by US drug enforcement agents in the 1930s to make it sound foreign and dangerous. Gedo, like most in his industry, prefers to use the plant's real name, cannabis. He refers to BOL's business as the growing, packaging and ...

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North Olmsted police: traffic stop results in marijuana charges for passenger - cleveland.com

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 18:22

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North Olmsted police: traffic stop results in marijuana charges for passenger
cleveland.com
Speed and marijuana, I-480: Police stopped a car traveling 82 mph, well above the 60-mph speed limit, on the highway near the Butternut Ridge Road overpass about 2:30 p.m. Sept. 27. An officer, while speaking with the driver and a front seat passenger, ...

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