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Tue
05
May

Higher taxes and caution in marketing can keep weed away from kids

Even though several US states have voted to legalize marijuana, it's still not clear how best to regulate it. But there are steps that legislators can take to prevent the newly legal drug from falling into the hands of minors, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health. A new report in the medical journal Pediatrics outlines four tested tactics for proposed regulation.

Tue
05
May

Marijuana is my business: My wild adventures in the legal pot trade

Excerpted from "Big Weed: An Entrepreneur's High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business"

When I left my house on a beautiful morning in February 2013, I was carrying $40,000 in cash in my backpack. The sun was just hitting the foothills of the Rockies as I drove out of Lowry, the neighborhood where I live in Denver. As you might surmise from the contents of the backpack, it was going to be a big day.

My first appointment was the most important. I was meeting with an architect I’d hired several months ago to design a building I was planning to construct somewhere within Denver city limits. The first building of its kind anywhere in the world.

Tue
05
May

25 Curious Facts About Cannabis Most People Don't Realize

Cannabis, colloquially known as marijuana and by numerous other names, is probably the most common but at the same time most controversial soft drug. While the opponents often argue against marijuana by stating it is the so called “gateway drug” which increases the probability of trying harder, more dangerous drugs, defenders point out its healing properties and claim it is not as habit-forming as people generally think. Whatever your attitude to this phenomenon is, check out these 25 facts about cannabis you might have not known.

Tue
05
May

One in 10 people around the world gets high off designer drugs

Terrifying headlines about synthetic drugs like "bath salts" or those with names like "flakka" that turn people into "naked, paranoid lunatics" make it sound like you'd have to be a raving lunatic to use a synthetic drug.

But synthetic or designer drug usage — including research chemicals, substances chemically tweaked so they are legal instead of illegal (like flakka), and some varieties of fake marijuana — is way too common to be considered just a raving lunatic sort of thing.

Tue
05
May

Wine & Weed: A beginner’s guide to flavor profiles, pairings

Wine, cheese and weed? Enjoying all three at once is nothing new, but the movement that officially recognizes the similarities between these tasting parallels is only just starting to gain momentum.

The days of illegal marijuana were a far simpler time, without the complexities of flavors among so many different varieties of indica, sativa and hybrid strains. Today, there are 1,356 strain results on weed site Leafly — and while not all of those are legitimately unique, this new-found variety is opening an entirely new subculture of cannabis connoisseurs and an industry that could one day resemble the long-accepted world of wine.

Tue
05
May

Let the states make drug law

Howard Wooldridge, a Washington lobbyist, is a former detective and forever Texan on an important mission — trying to persuade the 535 members of Congress to end the federal war on marijuana.

Liberals tend to be an easier sell than conservatives. With liberals, Wooldridge dwells on the grossly racist way the war on drugs has been prosecuted.

Conservatives hear a different argument, but one that Wooldridge holds every bit as dear: “Give it back to the states.”“The war on drugs,” he tells them, “has been the most immoral policy since slavery and Jim Crow.”

Mon
04
May

Industrial Hemp and Cannabis What The Difference?

Industrial Hemp and Cannabis What The Difference? | Vape und Bake | Electronic Cigarettes & Premium eLiquids for Consumers and Wholesale Industrial Hemp and Cannabis What The Difference?

 

Mon
04
May

Marijuana Legalized In Puerto Rico For Medical Use; Will It End Prohibition?

A demonstrator smokes a marijuana cigarette during a protest outside the Capitol building in San Juan April 20, 2015. People gathered outside the Capitol building as legislators are debating to decriminalize small amounts of medical marihuana and its cultivation, according to local media. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

Mon
04
May

Hundreds March Through Downtown SA For Marijuana Legalization

Hundreds of people marched in San Antonio in support of reforming the Lone Star State's strict marijuana laws. 

Starting at Maverick Park and ending at the Friendly Spot Ice House, 300 people snaked through downtown Sunday to raise awareness about pot reform efforts at the Capitol. 

Marisa Laufer, an organizer with the Alamo City chapter of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), said a strong presence in San Antonio is vital for weed reform in Texas.

She believes the legalization of marijuana is long overdue and the government is “wasting money criminalizing marijuana.” 

Jamie Balagia, executive director of SA NORML, challenges the Texas government's draconian marijuana laws.

Mon
04
May

Interest in medical marijuana draws big Mardigrass crowd

MEDICAL cannabis was "unquestionably" the big issue at this year's MardiGrass festival.

Festival organiser Michael Balderstone said the issue helped attract large numbers to the event despite the terrible weather.

"Our online ticket sales were up a lot, about a third up," he said.

Nimbin celebrates cannabis at MardiGrass "protestival"

"Quite a few people didn't come (on Friday) because the roads got blocked. But it was lovely to wake up to the sun on Saturday and all the roads opened and people started turning up."

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