Recreational Marijuana News

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Thu
26
Feb

Small town, big marijuana business

Oak Creek — Before moving to Colorado, Nick Neidlein didn't smoke marijuana, knew next to nothing about the retail business and had never even seen many plants.

With the legalization of recreational marijuana, Neidlein's life has changed dramatically.

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He moved to Breckenridge about four years ago, and through some former roommates, he met Brian Rogers.

Thu
26
Feb

'Everyone Will Become a Drug Addict' in D.C., Says Russian Health Official | News

Navesh Chitrakar / ReutersA man smokes marijuana.

Washington D.C. residents are doomed to a grim future of drug addiction, the Russian Health Ministry's top drugs specialist warned Thursday in a scathing commentary on the district's recent legalization of marijuana.

"When the authorities take their cue from the sinister interests of the population, what happens is everyone becomes a drug addict," Yevgeny Bryun, the ministry's chief drugs specialist, was cited as saying Thursday by Interfax news agency.

A law legalizing recreational marijuana use took effect in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. In accordance with the new law, Washington residents over 21 years of age will be allowed to smoke marijuana in their own homes, but not in public places.

Thu
26
Feb

Marijuana Legalized in Washington D.C., But Congress Isn't Happy

(Bloomberg) -- Marijuana is now effectively legal in the nation’s capital even though Congress tried to stop it.

 

District of Columbia residents who are at least 21 years old are free to grow as many as six plants and possess as much as 2 ounces, as a measure approved by voters in November took effect Thursday. It’s still illegal to sell the drug or smoke it in public.

Thu
26
Feb

Marijuana May be Less Harmful Than Alcohol, Tobacco

Recreational pot — legalized in Washington, D.C. on Thursday and decriminalized Tuesday in Alaska — is less dangerous than both alcohol and tobacco, scientists assert.

The safety of marijuana versus booze is not a new claim but, for the first time, researchers measured the potential harm of these drugs in a more quantitative way — that is, by comparing a lethal dose to how much of the substance is typically consumed socially.

Their findings showed the dangers of marijuana "may have been overestimated in the past", while the risk of alcohol has been "commonly underestimated," researchers said.

Wed
25
Feb

The U.S. Could Finally Legalize Retail Marijuana Federally: The Leafly Cannabis Legalization Update

Extra Extra! Hear all about it! News just broke that two powerhouse politicians for cannabis progression have taken it upon themselves to submit bills that would end the federal prohibition of cannabis and we are fully on board! More and more states are pushing for decriminalization and, if all goes well, we could see federal framework for legalized cannabis nationwide before the end of the year. Let’s check out what’s happening in the cannabis movement this week:

 

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Wed
25
Feb

Mayor says District of Columbia to go ahead with pot legalization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Wednesday the District of Columbia would move forward as planned with marijuana legalization, despite objections from members of the U.S. Congress.

"We believe that we're on very strong legal ground," Bowser said. Voters in the U.S. capital overwhelmingly decided last year to make marijuana legal for recreational use. But Republican lawmakers said that was contrary to the will of Congress, which has responsibility for the District of Columbia.

Wed
25
Feb

5 New Cannabis Discoveries That You Won’t Hear About in the Corporate Media

Scientific discoveries are published almost daily in regard to the healing properties of the cannabis. But most of these findings appear solely in subscription-only peer-reviewed journals and, therefore, go largely unnoticed by the mainstream media and by the public. Here are five just-published cannabis-centric studies that warrant attention.

1. Men Who Smoke Pot Possess a Reduced Risk of Bladder Cancer

Wed
25
Feb

Anchorage Assembly restricts manufacture of marijuana concentrates with flammables

The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday banned the manufacture of marijuana concentrates using flammable solvents like butane -- including hashish or hash oil -- without permission from authorities.

The ordinance passed unanimously, 9-0, during a special meeting on the day Alaska’s recreational marijuana law went into effect. The ordinance was introduced in early February by the administration of Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan.

The ordinance makes it unlawful to “manufacture a marijuana concentrate, hashish, or hash oil by use of solvents containing compressed flammable gases or through use of a solvent-based extraction method using a substance other than vegetable glycerin,” unless the person is licensed.  

Tue
24
Feb

Cannabis More Than 100 Times Safer Than Alcohol, Study Finds

You are 114 times more likely to die from overdosing on alchohol than you are from cannabis, a recent study has found.

The report, published in Scientific Reports journal, compared the risks associated with 10 substances using the margin of exposure approach. This method compares a lethal dose of the drug with the dosage typically taken by recreational users. Substances tested included alcohol and nicotine, as well as illicit drugs including cocaine, heroin, ecstasy (MDMA) and methamphetamines.

Tue
24
Feb

With Charlotte's Web, Lewiston Greenhouse Has Merit Claim to Grow Medical Marijuana

Last week, the Niagara Falls Reporter discussed the political challenges that Lewiston Greenhouse LLC, owned in part by the owners of Modern Disposal, had in winning one of five grower's licenses in New York to grow medical marijuana.

If the decision is based on merit, as opposed to back door dealing, Lewiston Greenhouse has an excellent chance.

Merit may play a larger role than previously expected due to a new culture of fear settling over Albany since the arrest of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and others by Preet Bharara, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

There are several reasons why Lewiston Greenhouse will fare well in the category of merit.

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