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Study finds more Oregon college students using marijuana after legalization

Oregon State University researchers found that Oregon college students, including those under 21, were much more likely to use marijuana after recreational use became legal, according to a study published this week.

Most of the increase in the post-legalization period was among students who reported using marijuana one to five times a month, not among heavy users, the study found.

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MedReleaf announces shareholder approval of plan of arrangement with Aurora Cannabis

MedReleaf Corp. ("MedReleaf") (TSX: LEAF) is pleased to announce that, at the special meeting of shareholders of MedReleaf held today (the "Meeting"), the shareholders of MedReleaf voted in favour of a special resolution to approve the proposed transaction, pursuant to which, among other things, Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora") will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of MedReleaf, by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") as previously announced on May 14, 2018.

The Arrangement required approval by 66â…”% of the votes cast by shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the Meeting.

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During the 'war on drugs' he was a Reagan lawyer; now he owns a marijuana farm

Edward Weidenfeld is a successful Washington lawyer with ties to the political elite. He has worked as a senior adviser to six U.S. Presidents, including serving as general counsel to Republican Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign.

The 75-year-old is also part owner of a large-scale marijuana farm: a large warehouse in northeastern Washington.

Weidenfeld co-owns Phyto Management, which grows and sells medical marijuana to registered dispensaries in the nation’s capital.

And he is not only an owner. He is a user of medical marijuana to relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s, which affects his speech.

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How recreational cannabis will be packaged in Canada

Different regulations for cannabis and tobacco packaging is reasonable, says public health expert.

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Medical marijuana users worry Canada’s pot-impaired driving rules will run them off the road

Medical marijuana users worry they won’t be able to get behind the wheel once cannabis is legalized for recreational use.

Under the federal government’s new impaired-driving rules, a motorist can be fined up to $1,000 for having two to five nanograms (ng) of THC per millilitre of blood within two hours of driving, and can be punished criminally for more than five ng.

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Marijuana munchies traced back to a hormone surge that changes eating patterns

Anyone who’s ever done a bong rip or read old scientific studies on weed knows that marijuana gives you the munchies, but nobody is really sure why it does. A new study being presented this week at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, however, lays out a biological explanation that might not only solve this long-standing mystery but also create a new avenue for access to medical marijuana.

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Cannabis illicit market shrinking, new DEA, Homeland Security numbers suggest

Is the illicit marijuana market losing its power? Experts seem to think so.

There are no completely accurate methods to measure the size of illicit markets, no matter what is being bought and sold. There are, however, some figures that can be taken as proxies of these markets. In the case of cannabis, it could be argued that seizures and confiscations can be, in a way, interpreted as surrogates of the actual illicit market sales.

Now, while establishing a univocal multiple to convert confiscations into actual sales is really hard, seizure figures can help us better understand the direction of the illegal markets: are they growing or shrinking? At what pace?

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9 Professional athletes that smoke marijuana

As weed continues to shift from “counterculture” to simply “culture,” there are plenty of big-ticket names that have become increasingly candid about their cannabis use. This includes notable celebrities, politicians, and even athletes.

Sure, weed might be legal (to varying capacities) throughout 30 states and the District of Columbia, but there hasn’t been a legal to outright legalize the plant for either medicinal or recreational use. However, that hasn’t stopped big-name athletes from toking up.

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Many cannabis products will remain under illicit status with Canadian Cannabis legalization

Though Justin Trudeau’s government has promised an October 17 legalization date, it’s unlikely that the black market in Canada will be going anywhere any time soon since so many products critical to the industry will remain under illicit status.  

The government has decided that more time is necessary to research the “unique risks” associated with cannabis products other than dried flower and oil.

Edibles, cannabis-infused beverages and cannabis used for vaping will remain banned for at least a year following this October’s legalization date.

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How do you consume your cannabis?

Cannabis is so much more than that puff of smoke in the air. Recently, there have been several new and emerging methods of consuming cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes that are more convenient and allow users more discretion.

With the medicinal use of cannabis becoming more widespread, innovation has allowed for alternatives to smoking, especially for medical purposes, in order that more people can reap the benefits of cannabis in a way that is suited to their individual needs.

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