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Chile celebrates as lawmakers move to decriminalise marijuana

Chile looks set to decriminalise cannabis after the country approved a bill yesterday to allow its people to grow small amounts of marijuana for medical purposes.

The public gallery in the lower house of congress erupted into cheers and applause as 68 members – compared with 39 – voted for the bill.

The announcement has been praised as being a ‘big step forward’ in the usually socially conservative country’s stance on drugs.

Until now, planting, selling or transporting marijuana in Chile has been a punishable offence which could have resulted in up to 15 years imprisonment.

Now, Chileans will be able to able to grow six plants at home, allowing the possession of up to 10 grams (0.35 ounce).

Wed
08
Jul

It was only a matter of time before the 'Birchbox of marijuana' launched in California

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The Guild, a subscription-based marijuana delivery service, launched in San Francisco, California, this year — on April 20, or "420," no less.

Founded by two New Yorkers who transplanted west in pursuit of like-minded cannabis users, The Guild is being dubbed the "Birchbox of marijuana" for its familiar business model.

Wed
08
Jul

Portland, Oregon — where $10 buys you a weed-infused coffee on Sunday

Oregon has long been among the most 420-friendly states in the union. And with last week’s implementation of legal marijuana laws, the state officially joined Free America.

And our friends in Oregon are already acclimating to their new-found freedom quite naturally.

Take this Elevated Coffee event, for example. Seattle weed-lifetyle shop Trichome is bringing its weed-coffee party south to Portland for one day only.

From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday July 12, Elevated Coffee will take over the Maak Lab at 916 W. Burnside St. in Portland. Tickets, $10, gets those 21 and older admission and a Tulip House coffee “infused with cannabis from Portland’s Looking Glass Extracts.”

Wed
08
Jul

Denver Activists Fight for 'Social' Marijuana Use

Skeptics say reformers are going too far

Denver residents are gearing up for another battle in the marijuana wars.

While activists in states like Nevada and Massachusetts are working on ballot measures to legalize recreational weed, a coalition in Colorado is collecting signatures to allow “limited social marijuana use.” As it stands, people in the state capital can consume marijuana only inside places like private homes or a rare “vape-friendly” hotel room. That, reformers say, can leave locals isolated and visitors not knowing where to turn.

Wed
08
Jul

Celebrating famous female cannabis connoisseurs throughout herstory to the present day

Today is Alice's Day in theSequicentennial of 1865, the year when an English mathematician named Charles Dodson (aka Lewis Carroll) led us all down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland

Wed
08
Jul

Got PMS? Soon your doctor might write a Rx for weed

Centuries ago, women used to rely on cannabis to combat everything from cramps to swollen breasts—but can these remedies be applied today?

As more states move to legalize marijuana, more people are beginning to think creatively about how pot can improve our everyday lives. And while the drug’s potential to spice up women’s sex lives has been well-documented, medical professionals are only starting to look at how cannabis could benefit women in other intimate ways.

Wed
08
Jul

Snoop Dogg's show in Lansing excites marijuana backers

Rapper Snoop Dogg, a Long Beach, Calif. native, is an avid marijuana supporter and performs Saturday at the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing. The appearance will mark his second at the event since 2008.(Photo: LSJ files)

LANSING – When Snoop Dogg performs Saturday at the Common Ground Music Festival in Adado Riverfront Park, it could inspire his fans and supporters of Michigan's marijuana legalization movement to take some tokes ... and chances.

The 43-year-old rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, is an avid marijuana supporter who has been known to light up on stage. He could inspire others to test the legal system in a Capital City run by Virg Bernero, who has become an advocate for legalizing marijuana in the state.

Wed
08
Jul

Grateful Dead: only three marijuana arrests at Chicago farewell shows

Are Grateful Dead fans unmellowing in their old age? The veteran jam band’s three farewell shows at Soldier Field in Chicago this weekend attracted 210,000 fans, yet only three of them were charged with possession of marijuana, despite what the Chicago Sun-Times described as “a pungent fog of marijuana smoke” in the stadium.

It turns out, though, that’s not the result of Dead fans eschewing rolling papers and weed, but the result of a hands-off approach by Chicago police. Their stance was at least partly dictated by a bout of gun violence in the city over the weekend, in which seven people were killed and 40 shot.

Wed
08
Jul

Denver Activists Fight for ‘Social’ Marijuana Use

Skeptics say reformers are going too far

Denver residents are gearing up for another battle in the marijuana wars.

While activists in states like Nevada and Massachusetts are working on ballot measures to legalize recreational weed, a coalition in Colorado is collecting signatures to allow “limited social marijuana use.” As it stands, people in the state capital can consume marijuana only inside places like private homes or a rare “vape-friendly” hotel room. That, reformers say, can leave locals isolated and visitors not knowing where to turn.

Tue
07
Jul

Most support city of Vancouver’s pot shop regulations, survey finds

But majority of British Columbians are opposed to banning the sale of edibles

The City of Vancouver’s regulations governing marijuana dispensaries are overwhelmingly supported by people throughout the region and province, according to a new survey by Insights West.

Sixty-seven per cent of British Columbians support the bylaw overall, including 65 per cent of respondents in Metro Vancouver and 75 per cent on Vancouver Island.

Charging dispensaries a $30,000 licence fee was supported by 64 per cent in B.C. and 68 per cent in Metro Vancouver.

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