North Carolina Democrats File Bill to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Marijuana

It’s hard to ignore the rumblings for legal marijuana in North Carolina. This week, some policymakers are focusing first on decriminalization measures. On Monday, four state representatives filed as primary sponsors for HB 766, which would erase penalties for possessing four ounces or less of cannabis, making it “no longer unlawful.” The bill would make

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Carl’s Jr. to Launch CBD-Infused Burger in Denver Location This 420

It is not at all uncommon for companies to climb onto the 4/20 bandwagon and release specialty weed-themed products in honor of the unofficial cannabis holiday. And this year, the fast food industry is making a splash. Specifically, Carl’s Jr. will become the first major fast food chain in the country to release a cannabis-infused

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Canadian Officials Announce Cannabis is Permitted at Yukon Camping Sites

For Canadians, smoking weed in national parks is already extremely common and mundane. But now, it’s also legal—with a few exceptions. Days ahead of Canada’s historic legalization of marijuana on October 17, 2018, Parks Canada announced a rule change to permit campers to consume cannabis. But since Canada’s provinces can set their own consumption rules,

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Vitamin Shoppe Becomes Latest Major Chain to Start Selling CBD

Dietary supplement retailer the Vitamin Shoppe started selling CBD soft gels this week, making it the latest major chain in the United States to begin carrying products made with the cannabinoid. But unlike competing stores such as Rite Aid, CVS, and Walgreens, which are only selling topical products so far, the Vitamin Shoppe is carrying

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Cypress Hill To Be Honored With Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

Cypress Hill will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, making them the first Latino hip-hop group to receive the distinction. Their star, the 2,660th on the iconic Walk of Fame, is in the Recording category and will be dedicated at a ceremony to be held Thursday morning. “We

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New Research Indicates Cannabis Consumption May Motivate One to Exercise

New research from the University of Colorado indicates that cannabis may increase the enjoyment of physical activity and help motivate users to exercise. A summary of the research was released recently and the full results of the study will be published soon by the medical journal Frontiers in Public Health. The researchers wrote that the

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Netflix Drops Trailer for New Documentary on the War on Cannabis,Grass is Greener

Netflix just dropped the official trailer for Grass is Greener, a new documentary that takes a hard-hitting look at how weed—and the war against it—has indelibly shaped American music, culture and more. Directed and narrated by filmmaker and all around hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy, Grass is Greener aims to educate audiences not just

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Missouri Police Launch Campaign Against Driving High Ahead of 420

The Missouri Department of Transportation announced on Monday the state’s law enforcement officers will be out in full force this weekend, patrolling for drivers who are high after celebrating the 420 holiday. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDoT) noted in a press release that “while cannabis is now legalized for recreational and medicinal use in

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Montana House Backs Major Medical Marijuana Law Reform

Montana continues to tweak its medical marijuana system, which was first written into law 15 years ago. On Monday, the state’s House passed Senate Bill 265, which makes important changes to the program including a temporary tax increase, the institution of doctor recommendations by phone, and the “untethering” of patients. The change that may well

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New Study Suggests Cannabis May Be Used to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

Cannabis may be an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study published in the journal Current Opinion in Rheumatology. Researchers, who noted that “an increasing number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are using cannabis to treat their symptoms,” wrote that “cannabinoids could be a suitable treatment for RA” and called for further study into the anti-inflammatory

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