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Wed
11
Jul

Synthetic marijuana flooding Florida prisons

Synthetic cannabis is flooding Florida prisons, causing inmates to suffer severe health consequences—and even death.

Wed
11
Jul

Federal law? State law? Which takes precedence when you want to travel with cannabis?

You can’t take it with you. Actually, you can. But it’s not a good idea when you’re traveling, especially for the risk-averse.

We speak, of course, of cannabis; its use was approved by 57% of California voters in November 2016. Proposition 64, known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, allows the recreational use of marijuana in the Golden State; medical marijuana had been legal for about a decade before that.

Legal, it should be noted, in California. Not legal according to federal law, although President Trump has signaled his willingness to support legislation that, according to an L.A. Times article, would “end the federal ban on marijuana.”

Tue
10
Jul

A sneak preview of one of Canada’s first legal marijuana stores

Adult use recreational marijuana will be legal in Canada on October 17, 2018.

As we write this, every Canadian province is working to get ready. But one province is leading the pack: the Maritime province of New Brunswick, writes Neil Bonner.

Tue
10
Jul

Holding weed? Your Uber driver can get you banned from the app

Your Uber driver is not your friend. In fact, they may very well be narcing on you right now — and you could get banned from the ride-hail app as a result.

The company's Community Guidelines strictly prohibit "bringing open containers of alcohol or drugs into the car," and that apparently includes weed. Marijuana, of course, is recreationally legal in nine states and the District of Columbia, but that doesn't mean Uber is cool with it. 

Tue
10
Jul

Recreational cannabis petition comes to new Hampshire, and early polls look promising

Support for cannabis legalization is starting to grow in New Hampshire. After the legalization movement stalled earlier this year, Senate Minority Leader Jeff Woodburn (D) has introduced a petition he hopes will put cannabis on the state's November ballot, writes Calvin Hughes.

Tue
10
Jul

Israel's Together to sell cosmetics based on cannabis, Dead Sea minerals

Israel’s Together Pharma said on Tuesday it will set up a new company with Premier Dead Sea to sell cosmetics based on cannabis and Dead Sea minerals.

The firm said the products would be based on CBD, or Cannabidiol — a constitute of the cannabis plant that is used in some health products. Together said it believes that the CBD market is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

“CBD has a variety of properties that are beneficial to various diseases because of it anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties, and its market is expected to grow 700 percent by the year 2020,” it said.

Tue
10
Jul

Music festivals across Canada look to find space for legalized marijuana

By next summer, after cannabis is legalized in three months, the area at the Ottawa Bluesfest for medical-marijuana patients and cigarette smokers will be opened up to anyone who wants to use the drug.

Hidden behind a thicket of porta-potties directly east of the main stage, Ottawa Bluesfest’s first cannabis-consumption zone drew only a few tobacco smokers over the course of several hours on opening night last Thursday.

But by next summer, after cannabis is legalized in three months, the area for medical-marijuana patients and cigarette smokers will be opened up to anyone who wants to use the drug. Organizer Mark Monahan says the so-called “pot garden” is the first of its kind at any music festival in the country.

Mon
09
Jul

Welcome to Amsterdam, birthplace of the Cannabis Cup

Today, there are several High Times Cannabis Cup events around the world exalting the best the industry has to offer. But the OG Cup is the one first held in Amsterdam, over 30 years ago. It’s been a long journey, both for the Cup and for cannabis on a global scale.

As we prepare to return to Amsterdam July 13-15, let’s take a look back at how we got here.

Cannabis Cup was founded by High Times’ then-editor-in-chief Steven Hager, who was inspired by stories of NorCal harvest festivals at which growers would get together and compare that year’s crops. Hager had previously traveled to the Netherlands in 1986 to write a feature on cannabis breeder Nevil Schoenmakers, who founded the first cannabis seedbank, and his infamous ‘cannabis castle.’

Mon
09
Jul

The love drug: can marijuana improve our sex lives?

Claiming cannabis can do wonders in bed, the industry offers items ranging from lubricants to apparently sex-enhancing teas.

In India, practitioners of tantric sex incorporated cannabis into their acrobatics as early as 700 AD. In the 1930s, Fusion found, young Russian brides used a mixture of cannabis and lamb fat to reduce the discomfort of losing their virginity.

Today the cannabis industry is willing to attribute almost any positive attribute to the plant. But when it comes to sex, insiders speak with conviction.

Mon
09
Jul

Corona owner’s Constellation Brands make $700 million from marijuana investment

Last fall, Constellation Brands invested $200 million in Canadian cannabis producer Canopy Growth.

Less than a year after Corona’s parent company Constellation Brands announced it was investing in Canadian cannabis producer Canopy Growth Corp, the company’s CEO has announced that it has made more than $700 million on the deal, according to Bloomberg.

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