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Pot for Pets: Marijuana Cookies for Ailing Dogs Hit Market

With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states, and recreational use permitted in four states as well as Washington, D.C., a burgeoning cannabis industry is blooming in America.

The latest crop of potentially lucrative products? Pot for pets.

Biscuits, edibles and capsules containing cannabis compounds are being marketed to owners of ailing and elderly animals as natural pain relievers and anti-inflammatory supplements. But these products aren't getting Fido stoned, claim proponents.

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Medical marijuana entrepreneur wants to grow pot at Seneca Army Depot

Romulus, N.Y. -- Town officials here are backing a proposal by a well-known medical marijuana entrepreneur to grow pot at the former Seneca Army Depot midway between Syracuse and Rochester.

Josh Stanley, who helped develop a strain of medical marijuana known as "Charlotte's Web" used to treat epileptic children, wants to build a greenhouse to grow marijuana on a 20-acre site within the 11,000-acre former Army base that closed in 2000.

Stanley told town officials at a meeting Wednesday the project would initially create 20 jobs and eventually 250.

"After the Army left, it left a big hole in our economy," said David M. Kaiser, Romulus town supervisor. "We are really excited about this because we need living wage jobs. A lot of families here are struggling."

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Obama lends support to marijuana legalization: 'We should follow the science not the ideology

On the eve of 4/20, cannabis smokers' unofficial holiday, Barack Obama has appeared on CNN's special report WEED3 backing decriminalization of marijuana, saying that he favours a "public health model" over an "incarceration model".

The president stopped short of endorsing the legalization of the drug, but did signal support for the medical marijuana bill backed by Rand Paul.

Interviewed by CNN's chief medical correspondent and vocal legalization advocate Dr Sanjay Gupta, Obama said: "You know, I think I’d have to take a look at the details.

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Thousands blaze up in Hyde Park to celebrate 4/20

If you walked through Hyde Park in London yesterday you might have noticed a strange smell…. and then had a sudden urge to eat some food and listen to Bob Marley.

That’s because hordes of stoners descended on the central London park to have a smoke and celebrate April 20 (or 4/20), the unofficial ‘cannabis day’.

 

However this isn’t just an excuse to get baked in the park – among of the thousands of smokers were many activists calling for the legalisation of cannabis.

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Artist arrested for smoking 420 joint outside Sydney Town Hall

A Sydney medical marijuana activist has been arrested after blazing up on the steps of Town Hall.

Jesse Willesee, the son of veteran TV journalist Terry Willesee and nephew of Mike Willesee, announced his plans to take part in the pro-pot protest known as 420 Day by posting a photo of himself smoking a joint outside the Opera House on Instagram to more than 6600 followers.

"I'm willing to stand up for what I believe in and if that means the police turn up, that is something I will have to regretfully but peacefully accept," the 27-year-old self-styled conceptual artist told ninemsn, adding that Australia is stuck in the dark ages on the issue.

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CannaTest: Putting cannabis bought in Berlin, Vienna and Valencia to the test

Cannabis News Network reporters from Berlin, Vienna and Valencia went out on the streets to buy cannabis from street dealers. By doing so, they try to get an idea of the quality by bringing over the samples to a testing facility. in Amsterdam.

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Marijuana Businesses Offer Opportunities, But Also Risks

In emerging marijuana businesses both the opportunities and the risks are, pardon the pun, high. The same could be said for the industry’s startup potential.

And even though traditional banks are not getting behind the industry just yet, there are investors in the marijuana industry. But even if you decide to take on a backer in your marijuana-related business, it doesn’t diminish the myriad risks.

Rx Marijuana Use in Nearly Half the U.S.

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‘Donations’ for pot: It’s $30 per gram at the Cannabis Cup, but is this legal?

While sampling was rampant on the Cannabis Cup’s first day, you may be better off bringing your own. Out-of-state companies, along with Colorado businesses that don’t hold state licenses, were running low on samples by the end of Saturday after being swamped with visitors as the only outlets for free or paid samples.

Yes, paid.

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Sommelier Paul Yanon gives cannabis users a primer on weed and wine pairings

It was only a matter of time before weed got the high-class treatment.

Cultivating Spirits, a Silverthorne tour outfit for foodies with cannabis lovers, is hosting a meet and greet brunch with the Denver-based electronic group Collie Buddz on the morning of April 20.

Held at the cannabis-friendly coworking space Green Labs in Denver, the event features a three-course meal that pairs crepes with — what else? — cannabis. Cultivating Spirits owner Philip Wolf crafted the menu from scratch to highlight the finer side of cannabis.

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Marijuana activists call on London police to drop zero-tolerance policy on 420

Marijuana activists are asking London police not to harsh their buzz Monday.

But police say anyone who lights up at a protest in Victoria Park could end up locked up.

The warning comes as pot proponents in cities around the globe, including London, prepare to celebrate cannabis culture on April 20, an annual day known as 420.

Organizers of London’s demonstration in Victoria Park are calling on police to drop the zero-tolerance policy enforced in the past.

“The zero-tolerance policy is expensive, unnecessary and increases the risk to public safety,” organizer Eric Shepperd said.

“It’s only going to cause more harm.”

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