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The Need for Marijuana Lounges

An issue which continues to arise in each new state that legalizes or depenalizes marijuana is where those who wish to gather with others who enjoy smoking marijuana are legally permitted to do so.

This seems like an easy problem to solve — we’ve done it before. At the end of alcohol prohibition, the majority of states legalized and licensed bars and lounges where any adult could legally go to meet friends and enjoy their choice of legal alcohol drinks, and to spend some time with others who enjoy drinking.

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09
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Ohio could become first to vote to jump from total ban to legalization

Is Ohio, long considered the nation's leading political bellwether state, going to pot?

If some big-money investors, former sports stars and grassroots activists get their way, voters in November could make Ohio the first state to go directly from a total ban on marijuana to one allowing production and consumption of both medical and recreational marijuana.

Mon
09
Mar

Here’s What Marijuana Looks Like Under The Microscope [Photos]

Ever wonder what marijuana looks like up close and personal?

Now you can see how cannabis appears to the scientists who study it, thanks to a new book called Cannabis Under The Microscope: A Visual Exploration of Medicinal Sativa and C. Indica by Ford McCann.

The book features over 170 images of cannabis in its full glory, taken with optical and scanning electron microscopes.

Have a peek below:

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Sun
08
Mar

Danish Woman Fighting for the Legalization of Medical Cannabis

Rikke Jakobsen from Korsor is vice chairman of the 'Medical Cannabis Society', working hard for the legalization of cannabis for medical use.

Cannabis should be legalized for medical use in Denmark.

Such is the statement from Rikke Jakobsen from Korsor, Vice President of the 'Medical Cannabis Society' and  each day she is actively fighting to help both physically and mentally ill people.

- There is no question of addicts. It is ordinary people like myself who just want to do something for their disease and for some it has helped, and I do not understand why they must be stopped using it, she says.

Got both energy and appetite

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08
Mar

Surrey fire chief has a ‘cultural bias’ against marijuana grow-ops, expert witness to testify

Surrey’s fire chief has a “cultural bias” against licensed marijuana grow-ops, which is why he wrongly concludes they are more dangerous than regular residences, an expert witness is expected to testify at a Vancouver court case.

Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis, an adjunct criminology professor at the University of the Fraser Valley and an expert witness for the federal government in a constitutional challenge of Canada’s medical marijuana laws, concluded there was a higher incidence of fires at homes with both illicit and legal marijuana grow-ops.

Garis will be called as a witness Monday when the case, which started two weeks ago, resumes in Federal Court in Vancouver.

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08
Mar

Ontario Student Granted Insurance Coverage For Medical Marijuana, Reimbursed For Cost Of ‘Medical Document’

Jonathan Zaid, a 22 year old third year student at the University of Waterloo, has recently begun making waves in the Canadian cannabis world by announcing he was able to get his medical marijuana costs covered by his studentmedical insurance plan.

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08
Mar

Weed business ownership still hidden in haze of smoke

Want a stake in the medical marijuana business but missed out on getting a coveted state license? You might not be too late.

Weed businesses that scored licenses to grow in Illinois are looking for investors.

But if the chance to get in on the ground floor of what’s already a $2.7 billion industry in the United States sounds too good to be true, insiders say the tiny number of patients so far permitted to use marijuana in Illinois is causing them sleepless nights.

They’re looking for tens of millions of dollars in financing to build marijuana farms — and to keep running while hoping the state will loosen its restrictions on who can use the drug.

Sat
07
Mar

Texas lawmakers considering marijuana reform

Currently, there are 10 bills in Austin regarding decriminalizing or legalizing medicinal or recreational marijuana. 

Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal and or recreational pot.

"Still haven't seen any reports on rioting, looting, society hasn't collapsed in the great state of Alaska and hasn't collapsed in any of the other states that have experimented with legalization or decriminalization or medical marijuana," Jake Syma said.

Some Texas law makers considering adding Texas as the 24th. 

There are eight bills in the House and two in the Senate, all regarding marijuana reform.

"I'm interested in how this goes, I hope it gets some legs, but I doubt it," Kenny Ketner said.

Sat
07
Mar

New York - Medical marijuana trailblazer uproots Co. operation

A pioneer of Colorado’s medical marijuana industry is leaving the state for greener pastures – in New York.

Josh Stanley, who helped get legislation passed to legalize marijuana and opened the Peace in Medicine Center, Denver’s first medical marijuana dispensary, said he’ll completely relocate to New York.

He plans on opening four medical marijuana clinics and two marijuana farms there.

“I got tired of looking in the paper and seeing ads for joints,” Stanley said. “You see companies getting in on the ‘Green Rush’ … They’re peddling dope.”

Stanley said he wants to focus on cannabis-based pharmaceuticals.

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07
Mar

In Germany, it's a painstaking path to medical marijuana

It's pain week here in Germany. And one of the topics being discussed is medical marijuana. Right now, only very few Germans are allowed to smoke marijuana to relieve pain. Meet Lars Scheimann, one of them...

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