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Without Compassion, Cannabis Doesn’t Work: California’s Fight for Patients in Need thumbnail

Without Compassion, Cannabis Doesn’t Work: California’s Fight for Patients in Need

Cannabis prohibition isn’t ending because of the massive profits to be made growing and selling the plant. Or because the war on cannabis is racist, oppressive, counterproductive, and an astounding waste of resources. Or because cannabis is far safer than alcohol. Or because George Washington used to grow hemp. We’re creating an economy around the…

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What Are You Smoking? Episode 61: System of a Down’s Shavo Introduces 22Red Cannabis

What Are You Smoking? is hosted by a rotating cast of Leafly’s cannabis experts—Will Hyde, Bailey Rahn, Emily Resling, and Dante Jordan. Tune in every Wednesday to hear activists, entrepreneurs, farmers, processors, and figures from from all corners of the cannabis world weigh in on the latest developments in the industry, what’s coming next, and of…

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Try the Home Grown

By Maggie S. When everything got really bad, Mom thought it would help.  I was, of course, hesitant since I didn’t really have a decent track record with anything beyond, say, Tylenol. But Mom decided that we would try it together.  She, at 62, and I, at 35, would have some cannabis together in an…

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Bringing Back the Feelings

By Aaron Patrick I can’t sleep unless I drink myself unconscious. It seems I can’t do much of anything without a drink. They say alcohol is an anesthetic, but I’m not drinking to numb any pain. I’m drinking because I can’t feel anything at all. I’ve cauterized my feelings. It’s been like this since I came…

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Introduction to War

By Skip Nichols Six black body bags lay in a row, splattered with the red mud that stained everything on top of the small hill south of the DMZ in Vietnam. Fred Cleary whistled while Bobby Erl Baker remained silent as they struggled to pick up the bodies, Marines killed at nearby Con Thien during…

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Redneck Buffet

By Reg Doty After two tours partaking in the great “Asian vacation” I was looking forward to starting my life over as an expatriate in a place far away from the insanity that hijacked my dreams and left my spirit weary—a place where I might find my way to moral redemption. Fate intervened, though. I met…

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Thai Lawmakers Back Legalizing Medical Marijuana

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s legislature has officially proposed allowing the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalizing what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug. The National Legislative Assembly on Friday submitted proposed amendments to the Health Ministry that would put marijuana and the plant kratom,…

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Reclaim the Weekend With Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies

This article is sponsored by Sunday Scaries CBD gummies.  Even if you’ve never heard the term “Sunday scaries” before, you’re likely familiar with it; it’s that empty, anxious feeling when your weekend is coming to a close. As Monday morning draws near, the scaries only gnaw harder: Have I gotten enough done this weekend? Am…

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Wabanaki Cannabis Strain a Surprise to Namesake First Nations

In 1993, the First Nations of the Wabanaki Confederacy—the Mi’kmaq, the Maliseet, Abenaki, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot, located on both sides of the US-Canadian border— joined together to formally renew their historic alliance for the first time since it was forcibly disbanded by the British in 1862. The gathering—occurring three years after the Oka Crisis, during…

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Retailer opens third licensed pot shop in Manitoba today

MARIJUANA retailer National Access Cannabis Corp. will open its third government-licensed cannabis store in the province today. The Meta Cannabis Supply Co. store is located at 79 Keeshkeemaquah Dr. in Portage la Prairie, on reserve land belonging to the Long Plain First Nation. It is NAC’s third Manitoba location, following a store that opened Wednesday…

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Failed Deliveries Could Cost Canadian LPs €14.7 Million

Germany’s leading independent cannabis distributor has filed a claim in Ontario courts seeking damages against two Canadian producers for failure to deliver on “numerous binding purchase orders.According to the statement of claim filed with the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario, Cannamedical Pharma is seeking significant damages against Aurora Cannabis Inc. and MedReleaf Corp. for…

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New York City Cannabis Arrests Nosedive 97%

Just 151 unlucky souls got arrested for low-level marijuana possession in the city of New York this September—as cannabis law reforms begin to take hold in Gotham. Earlier today, the group Drug Policy Alliance released new crime statistics from New York City, where marijuana arrests peaked in 2010. More than 4,300 people got popped for…

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How Vitalis Builds Cannabis Extraction Equipment for the Future

This article is sponsored by Vitalis Extraction, manufacturer of some of the world’s most sophisticated supercritical CO2 extraction equipment. As cannabis legalization—both medical and recreational—spreads across North America, cannabis concentrates and extracts are growing in popularity. From flavorful oils that fill vaporizer cartridges to potent distillates that give many cannabis edibles their cannabinoid content, you’ll…

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Cannabis Legalization Introduced in Mexico Senate

Just a week after Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down cannabis prohibition in that country, a senator has introduced a bill that would legalize the drug and allow its commercial sale. The 26-page bill, submitted by Sen. Olga Sanchez Cordero—who’s set to take over as Mexico’s interior minister under President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador—would permit individuals…

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7 Products to Boost Your Whole Plant Wellness Routine

Since junior year of college, I’ve been using cannabis to manage anxiety, stress, depressive symptoms, appetite issues, sleeping problems, and debilitating menstrual cramps. In recent years, I’ve leaned heavily on the plant to help me deal with PTSD symptoms. Over the past year, I’ve discovered that CBD and THC improve my life in different ways, so…

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Why Using Ethanol Extraction for CBD Is Both Safe and Efficient

This article is sponsored by Capna Systems. Capna Systems is an industry-leading extraction equipment manufacturer and research facility based in southern California whose mission is to research and develop safe, innovative ethanol extraction technologies for the cannabis industry. Awareness around the anti-inflammatory and pain-busting qualities of cannabidiol, or CBD, has helped propel the cannabinoid compound…

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Blumenauer: Congress Will Be ‘Better Than Ever’ on Cannabis thumbnail

Blumenauer: Congress Will Be ‘Better Than Ever’ on Cannabis

The top cannabis ally in Congress sounded downright giddy Wednesday as he discussed what the midterm election results could mean for cannabis reform at the federal level. “It was a big night,” US Rep. Earl Blumenauer said Wednesday on a conference call with reporters. “Three states approved: Utah, Missouri, and Michigan with adult use, continuing…

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BREAKING: Trump Fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

In a startling move, President Trump this morning fired US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions, who has been under intense criticism from the President ever since he recused himself from the Russia investigation, submitted his letter of resignation one day after the midterm elections moved the House of Representatives under Democratic control. Technically, Sessions resigned…

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4,500 Ontario Cannabis Store Customers Affected by Privacy Breach thumbnail

4,500 Ontario Cannabis Store Customers Affected by Privacy Breach

TORONTO (CP) — Canada Post publicly admitted to a privacy breach involving thousands of Ontario’s online cannabis customers on Wednesday after the province’s only outlet for legal recreational marijuana notified clients of the problem.The postal service said in a statement that someone had used its delivery tracking tool to gain access to personal information of…

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Going Out of Town? Use These Tips to Fly With Your Pipe

In the United States, airports require screenings conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a government agency that abides by federal regulations to conduct security checks. Lately, several airports around the country have adjusted their policies when flying with cannabis, but the TSA’s official policy still remains: Possession of marijuana and cannabis infused products, such…

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Willie Nelson to Appear at This Year’s Emerald Cup

Outlaw country legend Willie Nelson will join his outlaw farmer brethren in California’s famed Wine Country this December for one heck of a hootenanny. This morning promoters for the world’s largest outdoor organic cannabis competition, The Emerald Cup, announced that the grammy-winning superstar marijuana lover will receive a lifetime achievement award and play a few…

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California Voters Advance Pro-Cannabis Governor, New Taxes

California cannabis promises to become more available and normalized thanks to the 2018 midterm elections in the Golden State. “I think we’re in the midst of a cultural shift. Having more pro-cannabis governors is going to drive the conversation on a national level …Josh Drayton, California Cannabis Industry Association Voters on Tuesday handed out victories…

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How POS Software Is Changing Cannabis Delivery Management

This article is sponsored by IndicaOnline, a trusted point-of-sale software in the marijuana industry across the US and Canada. No matter what you’re selling in 2018, it’s easier to sell if you can deliver it right to your customers. The cannabis industry is no exception to this rule, and delivery is becoming a key offering that…

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