New Haven, Connecticut Had 14 Synthetic Cannabis Overdoses on 4th of July

Officials in New Haven, Connecticut have reported that the city experienced 14 overdoses from synthetic cannabis during the Fourth of July holiday. New Haven Emergency operations director Rick Fontana told local media that paramedics responded to two clusters of calls. “We had a spat of, we’ll call it a cannabis-laced product, that caused 11 about overdoses in

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Can You Smoke Weed In Antarctica?

What a time to be alive! Not only is the number of U.S. states with legal recreational weed on the rise—not to mention entire countries like Canada and Uruguay—it’s never been easier to travel to those places to partake in the consumption of cannabis. Checking off places and dream activities is almost a form of

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Woman Deported From United States for 20-Year-Old Marijuana Conviction

A legal U.S. resident has been deported for a marijuana conviction more than 20 years old. Fanny Lorenzo is now living with family in Nicaragua, the country she left in the 1980s to flee civil unrest. In a telephone interview from her new home in Managua, Lorenzo said she could not foresee her predicament. “I

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Oklahoma Public School Plans to Increase Random Drug Tests for Students

On June 26, Oklahoma voters said yes to State Question 788, a ballot initiative legalizing medical cannabis. Unlike measures in other states, Oklahoma’s medical marijuana measure does not set a list of qualifying conditions. Patients simply need a recommendation from their physician. Pro-cannabis advocacy groups praised Oklahoma’s more accessible approach as a victory for patients.

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Renowned Medical Marijuana Doctor Says Concentrates Should be Banned

Dr. Rav Ivker, a physician renowned for using cannabis to treat chronic pain, has said he believes marijuana concentrates should be banned. “I think they should be illegal,” Ivker said. “In fact, I hope they become illegal. The only thing they’re good for is getting really high. But they’re high-risk, and there’s really no benefit from

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Canadian Province Hiring Underage Marijuana Shoppers for Sting Operations

Even when weed is finally legal in Canada, it won’t be a free-for-all. In fact, there are still a number of ways you can get busted for weed-related offenses. Trying to buy weed if you’re a minor is one of the most obvious infractions. If you’re underage, you will not be allowed to buy weed—unless,

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How Cheap Can Legal Marijuana Get?

When legal recreational marijuana sales began in the Pacific Northwest in 2014, prices were as high as $30 per gram for flower. “My hope is on my home state of Oregon to ramp up production and bottom-out prices,” I wrote for High Times. “I want to see a $50 legal ounce before 2020, dammit!” That

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The Industries That Oppose Marijuana Legalization

Despite shifting attitudes and changing laws about cannabis, there remain people—and entire industries—that staunchly oppose marijuana legalization. Joe Mabel/ Wikimedia Commons Law Enforcement Nothing has changed in terms of the police’s position on marijuana. Law enforcement continues to block cannabis at every turn and uses cheesy propaganda to maintain the status quo—after all, the War

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First Recreational License Granted in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of the latest states to legalize recreational cannabis. Although there is still some work to be done before a full-fledged recreational marijuana program is in place, they’ve taken a huge step forward, with the state’s first recreational license officially granted on Monday. First Recreational License Granted in Massachusetts On Monday, Massachusetts’ Cannabis

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California Dispensaries Must Destroy $350 Million Worth of Weed

Across California, compost bins are fuller and dispensary shelves are a little emptier than usual. If you knew the signs, you’d sense that something dramatic had just happened. And you’d be right. On Sunday, the stringent new “seed to sale” tracking standards for California’s cannabis market went into effect. Overnight, thousands of pounds of cannabis

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