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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Canadian Life Insurance Companies Stop Categorizing Pot Users as ‘Smokers’

Life insurance companies in Canada are becoming more accepting of cannabis, and many firms have stopped categorizing pot users as smokers. Joan Weir, the director of health and disability policy for the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, told the CBC that many companies are no longer penalizing light users and “have moved to a model

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Five Years into Marijuana Legalization: What Didn’t Happen

In January of 2013, Kevin Sabet was facing a new dilemma. Never before had any prohibitionist had to fight back against an actual legalization regime. For years, Sabet and his kind had issued dire forecasts of the bleak hellscape America would become under the seductive addiction to the devil’s lettuce. Now those predictions would be

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LA Hosts Historic First Meeting of Cannabis Regulation Commission

The inaugural meeting of the Cannabis Regulation Commission was held tonight at Los Angeles City Hall, packing the John Ferraro Council Chamber Room to standing room only with a diverse crowd. Though this particular meeting is just the first of many to come, Robert Ahn—a former planning commissioner who was unanimously elected president of the

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How to Help the Next 10 Legal Weed Battleground States Without Leaving Your Couch

There are either ballot measures or legislation being considered in 11 — whoops, make that 10 (go, Oklahoma!) — states this year that will affect marijuana access and availability. What are they, and what can citizens of those states do to help push the measures to success? First, some good news: Oklahoma approved a ballot

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Georgia Parents Regain Custody of Son After Treating His Epilepsy with Cannabis

A fifteen-year-old taken into custody by Georgia’s Division of Family and Children’s Services after his parents gave him marijuana to stop his severe seizures has been reunited with his family after more than a month of separation. On Monday, the Twiggs County Juvenile Court issued a protective order outlining the conditions under which Matthew and

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Recreational Marijuana is Officially Legal in Vermont

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Vermont after a law signed by Gov. Phil Scott in January went into effect July 1. Vermont is the ninth state to legalize the adult use of cannabis and the first to do so in the legislature, rather than through a voter initiative. Under the new law, known as

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Ted Nugent Offers his Misinformed Anti-Marijuana Views to Joe Rogan

The post Ted Nugent Offers his Misinformed Anti-Marijuana Views to Joe Rogan appeared first on High Times. Go to Source Author: Chloé Harper Gold

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O Cannada: Legal Weed’s Effect on the Canadian Economy and Culture

Under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party leadership, Canada recently legalized cannabis nationwide, making it the largest country in the world to have a federally sanctioned marijuana marketplace. The Great White North, strong and free? That remains to be seen, say industry experts and activists across the nation. According to a Statistics Canada report, Canadians

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