Indianapolis’ Chief Prosecutor Nixes Future Simple Possession Cases

The prosecutor for the biggest county in Indiana just announced his office will no longer pursue simple marijuana possession cases.  The decision from Marion County’s Prosecutor Ryan Mears was one of the first from his Indianapolis office since he took over last week after his former boss left for medical reasons.  According to the announcement

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Kentucky Will Begin Accepting Applications For 2020 Hemp Programs In Mid-November

Kentucky’s hemp program is just about open for business. The state said that it will begin accepting applications for growers and processors wishing to receive a license to participate in the program beginning in mid-November. According to the Associated Press, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said the application period for growers and processors will both

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New Clinical Trial Will Examine Effects of Cannabis Compound on Autism

A New York clinical trial will study the effects of the cannabis compound cannabidivarin, or CBDV, on patients with autism, according to a report from CNN. The study at the Montefiore Medical Center will examine the effects of CBDV on irritability and repetitive behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Eric Hollander, director of

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While Lawmakers Discourage Vaping In US, Doctors in The UK Promote It

LONDON (AP) — While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit. The Royal College of Physicians explicitly tells doctors to promote e-cigarettes “as widely as possible” to people trying to quit. Public Health England’s advice is that vaping carries

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Governor of Washington Announces Emergency Ban on Flavored Vapes

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington directed health officials on Friday to ban the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes and vaping products in the state. In an executive order, the governor called on the state Board of Health to issue the ban, which is to include both nicotine and THC-based products, at its meeting scheduled

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High Times Announces First-Ever Oregon Cannabis Cup

High Times is beyond thrilled to announce that, for the first time ever, they will be bringing their famous, long-running competition and awards show, the Cannabis Cup, to Oregon! The 2019 Oregon Cannabis Cup The Oregon Cannabis Cup will be different than the other Cannabis Cups we know and love. Instead of a two or

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Report Shows Some Vapes from Illicit Sources Contain Highly Toxic Pesticides

An alarming new report is raising more concerns about e-cigarettes, particularly the vaping products that come from unregulated sources. The details come from an investigation published Friday by NBC News, which commissioned a top cannabis testing facility to test a sample of 18 THC vaping cartridges. The cartridges were obtained from both legal dispensaries and

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Johnson & Johnson Appeals Oklahoma Judge’s $572 Million Order Against Them

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson is appealing an Oklahoma judge’s $572 million order against the company and its subsidiaries for helping fuel the state’s opioid crisis. The company filed an appeal with the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing the ruling was an “unprecedented interpretation of Oklahoma public nuisance law.”

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Man On LSD Falls Into Lake At Disneyland Paris, Found Naked After Massive Search

Surely being the target of a 130-person Disneyland Paris manhunt is enough to expand one’s consciousness? Hopefully, a Swiss man who fell in one of the amusement park’s lakes on Friday night, shortly after ingesting LSD with his girlfriend, thinks so. Pirate’s Beach in Adventureland was the site of the debacle, which began when a

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Kansas City Police Chief Believes Cannabis Is Behind City’s Rising Murder Rate

Chief Rick Smith of the Kansas City Police Department wrote in a blog on Wednesday that he believes that cannabis is responsible for his city’s higher than average murder rate. Kansas City, Missouri placed #26 on the list of U.S. cities with 100,000 or more residents with the highest murder rate, based on FBI data

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