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The combination of adderall and marijuana

More people are embracing the Adderall and weed combination, but we don’t know much about how they really interact.

A way to level up, or a dangerous drug cocktail? There’s lots of enthusiasm and skepticism out there about the weed and Adderall, aka “weederall,” combination, and plenty of misleading and concern-trolling information about taking the two together.

And that makes learning actual, useful, credible info about the combo difficult. But don’t worry, we’ve done the digging for you. Depending on who you ask, Adderall and weed are an ideal combo, a perfect pair of stimulant and depressant. Yet others who’ve combined the two have had unpleasant and sometimes distressing experiences involving racing hearts and shallow breathing.

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5 Shutdowns to marijuana myths every cannabis enthusiast should know

Tired of all the debate? Let us help you debunk the most common marijuana myths.

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Sep

Former U.S. Attorney believes ‘enforcement of cannabis laws was immoral.’

As Missourians prepare to vote in November on whether to legalize medical marijuana, proponents have support from someone who used to prosecute federal laws.

Former U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom said Saturday that the federal classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, along with heroin, is “absurd” and he said advocates of marijuana legalization were patriots because they are standing up for individual liberty. As a federal prosecutor, Grissom said, “I soon became a true believer that enforcement of cannabis laws was immoral.” Grissom was the keynote speaker at a conference in Kansas City of the Missouri Cannabis Industry Association.

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Three out of four Michigan communities have opted out of medical program

A recent survey found that three out of four communities in Michigan do not want cannabis businesses in their area.

The survey was conducted by the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy. Township officials were polled about whether or not they’ve opted in or out of Michigan’s medical cannabis program. The survey found that 75 percent of officials had opted out of the program.

The survey was conducted online for the majority of communities and some by mail. There was a 70 percent response rate according to Tom Ivacko, the associate director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the Ford School of Public Policy.

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The federal government must stop stifling medical marijuana research

In June, for the first time, The Food and Drug Administration  approved a plant-derived medicine from marijuana. The prescription drug, known as Epidiolex, contains a proprietary formulation of cannabis’ organic compounds — primarily cannabidiol (CBD) —for the treatment of severe seizure disorders.

The British pharmaceutical company — the manufacturer of the drug — a has long been licensed by the U.K. government to privately grow strains of cannabis for the purpose of drug development.

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14
Sep

What is a trichome and why are they important?

The buds and leaves of the cannabis plant receive the praise for the plant’s benefits, but it’s a much smaller part of the plant that produces the unique set of cannabinoids and terpenes that make up your favorite strains.

From the Greek word, “Tríchōma,” trichomes are tiny, crystal-esque appendages that cover the buds and sometimes the outer parts of the leaves and are what produces the desired cannabinoids as well as each plant’s uniquely aromatic terpenes and flavonoids.

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Sep

Marijuana heats up Texas Senate race

Marijuana and drug legalization is turning into a red-hot issue in Texas’s red-hot U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic challenger Congressman Beto O’Rourke.

A piece on the Marijuana Moment website by Kyle Jaeger sketches out how pot (and other drug) legalization is increasingly shaping the race.

O’Rourke has made marijuana legalization a major plank in his campaign platform. He wants to end marijuana prohibition at the federal level. He also supports expunging the criminal records of people who have been convicted of non-violent marijuana offenses.

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Sep

Medical marijuana users may seek ‘alternative’ sources in event of Canada Post work stoppage, Canopy Growth says

Canada’s largest licensed producer of medical marijuana says a work stoppage at Canada Post could leave many of its customers without their medications, resulting in some looking for unregulated, black market sources of cannabis to fill the void.

“What ends up happening is that people either go without their medicine or they find an alternative source,” said Jordan Sinclair, vice president of communications at Canopy Growth Corp.

“Those are the choices people have. There is no other legal means of getting cannabis in Canada, aside from through the mail.” The company has written to Canada Post and federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor as it prepares contingency plans for a possible strike or lockout at the Crown agency.

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Sep

Zenabis exec stresses the importance of quality assurance in the cannabis industry

The key to a quality product is consistency, according to Karen Parent, who works as the Chief Quality and Compliance Officer at Zenabis - one of Canada’s largest Licensed Cannabis Producers, writes Brandon Hicks.

Parent’s job, as she puts it, is to "provide quality assurance and compliance, guidance and strategy for the facilities to ensure that we protect our license and meet all of the requisite regulatory requirements within Canada, as well as internationally."

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Sep

Judge approves injunction against closing medical marijuana businesses

The state’s efforts to shut down nearly 100 medical marijuana dispensaries across the state until the businesses are approved for a license hit a speed bump Thursday when a state Court of Claims judge approved an injunction against the closures.

Judge Stephen Borrello granted a request for an injunction filed by attorney Denise Pollicella of Howell on behalf of the Montrowe dispensary. She said that new emergency rules by the state Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation that extend a closure deadline from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15 are unconstitutional because the rules treated different categories of medical marijuana businesses differently.

Pollicella said she tried to work with the state "and explain the position that they were putting responsible applicants in."

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