Longtime Cannabis Activist Marc Emery Fined $5,000 For Drug Trafficking

A Montreal court handed down its sentence to longtime cannabis activist Marc Emery on Wednesday, issuing him a $5,000 fine for drug trafficking. Considering both of the other more-serious charges against Emery, drug possession and conspiracy, were both dropped, the fine amounts to a slap on the wrist for the oft-jailed activist. Canada’s imminent legalization

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California Senate Forwards Bill To Create State Bank for Marijuana

The California Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that would create a state bank for marijuana businesses. The measure, Senate Bill 930 (SB 930), received bipartisan support from senators, who voted 29-6 in favor of the legislation. Strict federal regulations make it difficult or impossible for most cannabis firms to make use of traditional banking services.

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Inside Washington DC’s Pop-Up Marijuana Markets

Though Washington D.C.’s marijuana laws are far from complete, cannabis policy in our nation’s capital has long been at a standstill. In D.C., you can smoke marijuana in private residences, own a small amount of weed, and grow marijuana plants at home. You cannot, however, buy or sell marijuana. So how are people who don’t want

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Here are the Headliners for This Year’s NorCal Cannabis Cup

The Sacramento Cannabis Cup is this weekend, and though that kind flower is the focus, that doesn’t mean that we didn’t put together a killer lineup for you. Toke up, there’s a lot of good music headed your way. High Times Phil Lesh Founding Grateful Dead member Phil Lesh toplines the bill this year, and

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After Police Crackdowns, Copenhagen’s Weed Dealers May Be in Peril

Copenhagen’s weed dealers may be in peril after five straight days of police crackdowns. Every day since Friday of last week, law enforcement officers have raided the infamous Pusher Street in Denmark’s capital. The well-known but illegal cannabis market is located in an alternative community known as Christiania. Squatters founded the hippie enclave on a

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New Jersey State Health Commissioner Urges Doctors to Embrace Cannabis

A couple months after New Jersey expanded its medical marijuana program, State Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal is encouraging doctors to recommend it to their patients. At an event at the Rutgers University Medical School, Dr. Elnahal lauded the benefits of medical marijuana in front of an audience of medical practitioners and students. Though New Jersey’s

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Greece Prepares for First Government-Backed Medical Marijuana Expo

Upwards of 120 businesses, exhibitors, entrepreneurs, and innovators will gather in the Greek capital of Athens on Friday to present medical marijuana products, technology, and applications to the general public. But the massive cannabis event won’t just be introducing the drug to the people. Politicians from across Greece will also attend the event in order

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Michigan’s Legalization Efforts Have an Unlikely Champion: Republicans

Some Michigan Republicans seem to be hoping to curb voter turnout in their favor by legalizing marijuana before it has the chance to appear on the state’s November ballot. The Republican-dominated state Legislature has until June 5 to decide whether to pass the measure, which would not require the governor’s signature. If legal weed moves

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Use of Toxic Pesticides Increased in California’s Illegal Weed Farms

The use of toxic chemicals like pesticides and insecticides has long been one of the biggest dangers associated with cannabis. When growers—whether legal or illegal—use harmful chemicals it can be dangerous for the local environment and for whoever ends up smoking the weed. Now, it looks like this could be a bigger problem than ever

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New Competitive Weed Cooking Show Coming to Netflix

After Netflix’s weed-themed sitcom Disjointed was abruptly canceled, the streaming service needed to find a replacement for its pot-leaf shaped hole. With marijuana’s ever-increasing prevalence in pop-culture, finding a niche show should be as easy as 1,2,3. Luckily, the streaming service, was, in fact, able to find a different kind of cannabis fun, this time, with

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