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Three Ex-Cops Smoke Marijuana On Camera, Give Their Real Thoughts On Prohibition

Three men who identify themselves as former police officers smoke marijuana and get high on camera in a new video released in time for "420," the annual marijuana holiday.

All of the men say that they had previously smoked weed, but not for decades. And while none recalled arresting anyone for a marijuana crime during their law enforcement career, one did remember seizing "a lot of pot" from people.

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Pot for Pets: Marijuana Cookies for Ailing Dogs Hit Market

With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states, and recreational use permitted in four states as well as Washington, D.C., a burgeoning cannabis industry is blooming in America.

The latest crop of potentially lucrative products? Pot for pets.

Biscuits, edibles and capsules containing cannabis compounds are being marketed to owners of ailing and elderly animals as natural pain relievers and anti-inflammatory supplements. But these products aren't getting Fido stoned, claim proponents.

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High-tech marijuana vending machines coming to Vancouver

Vancouver-headquartered Kaneh Bosm (KBB-CNSX) will take delivery of two marijuana vending machines in late April 2015.

“The BioCanna ADM is similar to the Best Buy kiosks that you see in airports,” explains Kaneh Bosm President and Director Michael Martinz. “They have back-end functionality that provides oversight to the machine operator as well as regulators.”

The ADM will screen out people under the age of 19, and verify that they are registered users – and it can also set daily maximums. After delivery, KBB will take a few days to install the software, test the machines and load up the inventory.

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Medical marijuana entrepreneur wants to grow pot at Seneca Army Depot

Romulus, N.Y. -- Town officials here are backing a proposal by a well-known medical marijuana entrepreneur to grow pot at the former Seneca Army Depot midway between Syracuse and Rochester.

Josh Stanley, who helped develop a strain of medical marijuana known as "Charlotte's Web" used to treat epileptic children, wants to build a greenhouse to grow marijuana on a 20-acre site within the 11,000-acre former Army base that closed in 2000.

Stanley told town officials at a meeting Wednesday the project would initially create 20 jobs and eventually 250.

"After the Army left, it left a big hole in our economy," said David M. Kaiser, Romulus town supervisor. "We are really excited about this because we need living wage jobs. A lot of families here are struggling."

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Most Americans Think Medical Marijuana Shouldn't Be Used By Kids, Poll Says

And 80% think adults shouldn't use medical marijuana in front of children

While most Americans think medical marijuana should be allowed for adults, a majority says the drug shouldn’t be used by or in the presence of children, a new poll shows.

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Winners of the 2015 HIGH TIMES U.S. Cannabis Cup Denver

Everyone brought their best to the 2015 HIGH TIMES U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver presented by MMJ America, Keef Cola and HighThere! The competition was fierce across all of the categories represented, but ultimately the judges voted for these fine entries. Here's the complete list of winners:

 

 

 

BEST COLORADO SATIVA FLOWER

1st Place - Ghost Train Haze - Greenman Cannabis

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Obama lends support to marijuana legalization: 'We should follow the science not the ideology

On the eve of 4/20, cannabis smokers' unofficial holiday, Barack Obama has appeared on CNN's special report WEED3 backing decriminalization of marijuana, saying that he favours a "public health model" over an "incarceration model".

The president stopped short of endorsing the legalization of the drug, but did signal support for the medical marijuana bill backed by Rand Paul.

Interviewed by CNN's chief medical correspondent and vocal legalization advocate Dr Sanjay Gupta, Obama said: "You know, I think I’d have to take a look at the details.

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Marijuana Businesses Offer Opportunities, But Also Risks

In emerging marijuana businesses both the opportunities and the risks are, pardon the pun, high. The same could be said for the industry’s startup potential.

And even though traditional banks are not getting behind the industry just yet, there are investors in the marijuana industry. But even if you decide to take on a backer in your marijuana-related business, it doesn’t diminish the myriad risks.

Rx Marijuana Use in Nearly Half the U.S.

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New Nebraska law could help put medical marijuana on ballot

Worried that lawmakers may not act, advocates for medical marijuana could take their campaign to Nebraska voters next year, and a new state law could make their job easier.

Supporters said they've started gathering signatures to place the issue on the November 2016 ballot. Despite significant hurdles, activists from the Omaha chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws said the new petitioning law will make a difference.

"It's still a mighty task, but this helps us tremendously," said Bryan Boganowski, the founder of Omaha NORML.

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Australia: Victoria and Queensland announce medicinal marijuana trials

Victoria and Queensland have joined New South Wales in taking part in a clinical trial for the use of medicinal marijuana.

The three largest eastern states will decriminalise the use of cannabis oil for the treatment of conditions like chemotherapy-related nausea, drug-resistant severe epilepsy and in palliative care.

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