New Study Shows Vaping Cannabis Produces Stronger Effects Than Smoking It

In recent years, many cannabis users have turned to the sleekness of the vape pen, and there’s little mystery about why: vaporizers are seen as a discreet, less socially invasive way to consume weed. They’re also perceived as a healthier choice when compared with the lung-polluting effects of bongs, joints, and bowls. But—and we hate

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Ontario Cannabis Recall Due to Mold Extended to B.C.

Last week, recreational cannabis consumers in the Canadian province of Ontario started noticing moldy buds. Officials quickly issued a product recall on the damaged and potentially harmful marijuana. Now, it turns out the compromised product has extended far beyond Ontario and is showing up in parts of British Columbia. As a result, the recall has

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New Bill in Michigan Would Prohibit Home-Grown Cannabis

A bill introduced in the Michigan Senate would prohibit the home cultivation of marijuana as allowed with the passage of Proposal 1 by voters in the Nov. 6 election. Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof said on Thursday that he does not want home growers to flood Michigan’s neighborhoods with cannabis. “People don’t get to make alcohol and

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Industrial Hemp is Now Included in the 2018 Farm Bill

In a move that marks a major shift in U.S. agriculture and drug policy, House and Senate lawmakers have come to an agreement over the status of industrial hemp in H.R. 2, The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Known as the 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2 includes far-reaching provisions that lift the ban on hemp,

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Credit Union 1 to Offer Banking Services to Alaska Cannabis Businesses

Alaskan cannabis companies can now access basic banking services, thanks to new pilot program launched by the financial cooperative Credit Union 1. In a press conference announcing the launch of the pilot today, Credit Union 1 CEO James Wileman said the program was a response to the cash crisis facing marijuana-related businesses in Alaska. Alaska

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Thailand Advances Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis and Kratom

Thailand just moved a big step closer to legalizing the medicinal use of both cannabis and kratom. After a new initiative won unanimous support, key lawmakers are now working to review and finalize an amendment to the country’s narcotics laws. If the initiative eventually passes into law, Thailand could become the next country to make

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Medical Cannabis Growers in Arkansas Have Possible Rollout Date for Product

Medical marijuana growers in Arkansas are planning to have cannabis products available for approved patients by spring of 2019. The state’s five licensed cannabis cultivators reported their progress at a meeting of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission on Wednesday. Bold Team LLC of Woodruff County and Natural State Medicinals in Jefferson County told the commission that they

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Medicinal Psilocybin Initiative is One Step Closer to Oregon’s 2020 Ballot

Oregon designated a ballot title for a measure that would legalize the medicinal usage of magic mushrooms this week, pushing the state ahead in the race for the hallucinogenic’s legalization. Marijuana Moment reports that 140,000 signatures will be needed to get the groundbreaking initiative onto the ballot next year. Referred to as the Psilocybin Service

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Three California Cannabis Business Associates Charged in Kidnap, Murder Plot

A prominent California cannabis investor and two associates have been arrested in connection with a plot to kidnap and murder a business partner. Salam Razuki, Sylvia Gonzales, and Elizabeth Juarez were arrested by federal agents earlier this month and conspiracy charges were filed against the defendants on Nov. 19, according to a release from federal prosecutors.

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Former NJ Lt. Governor Opposes Weed Legalization by Comparing it to Sex Work

New Jersey’s Republican former lieutenant governor Kim Guadagno unwittingly made a good case for the legalization of sex work while attempting to trash the state’s proposed recreational cannabis bill. “If they need revenue that badly let’s legalize a victimless crime and tax it up the wazoo,” she told 101.5 FM host Bill Spadea on Tuesday.

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