Historic Canadian Theater May Be Converted To High-End Dispensary

A major marijuana manufacturer has begun the permitting process that would turn one of Calgary’s most iconic theaters into one of the coolest dispensaries in Canada. Not only would the location be historic, but the dispensary would, reportedly, be high-end. Here’s how Calgary’s downtown is evolving with legalization. The Palace Theatre Is One of Calgary’s

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Philadelphia to Treat Opioid Addiction with Medical Marijuana

The Pennsylvania Department of Health approved two major changes to the state’s medical marijuana program on Monday. First, the health department added opioid addiction to the list of conditions eligible for treatment with medicinal cannabis. With that decision, Pennsylvania joins New Jersey as the only two states that have done so. Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr.

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer Predicts Marijuana Will Be Descheduled in Next Four Years

The movement to end the prohibition of cannabis is a decades-long project. At times, it can be difficult to gauge how successful the movement has been, especially since marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. But according to some lawmakers, big changes could be much closer than they might appear. In fact, Rep. Earl Blumenauer

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Jim Beam Heir Enters Cannabis Industry to end ‘Prohibition 2.0’

The heir to a fortune earned from bourbon during the post-Prohibition era is building a new company in the cannabis industry. Ben Kovler is the great-grandson of Harry Blum, who invested in the Jim Beam brand after the end of Prohibition. After buying out his partners for about $1 million in 1941, Blum sold the company in

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British Medical Journal Advocates For Decriminalizing All Drugs

Advocates for cannabis legalization and decriminalization frequently frame their case as a social justice issue. Ending racially disparate mass incarceration, for example, has become a refrain among pro-cannabis progressives in the United States. But across the pond, some British doctors are adopting a different tact. Instead of drawing attention to the criminal injustice of the

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Weed-Growing, Gun-Toting Nuns Featured in New Documentary

You can’t say you know everything about California cannabis until you’ve seen these pot farming nuns. Not only do these ladies grow some high-quality herb, but they’ve faced steep—and dangerous—opposition from a persistent sheriff and a drug cartel. In Breaking Habits, a Salon Pictures documentary premiering at Canne’s this week, these marijuana mavericks are finally getting the

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Louisiana to Expand Medical Marijuana Coverage Launching this Summer

The Louisiana Senate has voted to expand the list of conditions that qualify a patient to use medicinal cannabis. The state’s new medical marijuana program will be launching this summer. The Senate passed two measures adding additional serious medical conditions that qualify a patient for the program on Wednesday. The first, House Bill 579, passed

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Los Angeles County Officials Recruit Teens For Anti-Weed Rap Videos

It may come as no surprise that LA teens have been smoking a lot of weed. So much so that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released a report on underage marijuana use. In response to these findings, the County and a group of anti-smoking teens have released a rap video campaign. Here’s

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Illinois Senate Considers Ban on Fake Weed

After a spate of cases in which people have died or been hospitalized as a result of smoking synthetic weed, state lawmakers have decided to take action. Now, as the Illinois Senate considers a ban on fake weed, leaders in the state hope to see fewer casualties resulting from the drug. Closing the Loophole Synthetic

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UK Police Suggest Prosecution For Those Mocking Tiny Drug Bust Online

While the stigma surrounding weed has certainly decreased, there are still, obviously, a lot of exceptions to the current zeitgeist. The UK is perhaps the biggest example of a country that remains behind the eightball in terms of marijuana acceptance. Today, however, they might have taken ‘unacceptance’ to a whole different level, as UK police suggest prosecution

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