New cannabis contraband: Brands and products now outlawed under California’s new rules

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California’s massive marijuana industry is a multibillion-dollar game, and as of last Thursday, it is at last a game with some rules. With less than six weeks to go before the advent of the recreational marijuana era, the multiple state agencies responsible for regulating legal cannabis sales at last released a set of emergency regulations. These rules aren’t final, but this is … Read More

Jamaica: Regulating medical cannabis is no joke

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Professor Errol Morrison, director general of the National Commission on Science and Technology and world renowned diabetologist, after listening to a flawed scientific presentation, has been heard to say, “Science is science and joke is joke.” Professor Morrison, more than anyone I know, is uniquely qualified to make this distinction. He is scientist par excellence who possesses a quick wit … Read More

How to pair your marijuana with your Thanksgiving meal

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Thanksgiving is stressful. Whether you’re preparing a huge Friendsgiving feast for your crew or headed to a family gathering, it’s an easy holiday to get overwhelmed by. While your typical move might be to drown all that stress in Pinot Noir, with the increase in the availability of recreational marijuana, weed might be making an appearance at some holiday celebrations … Read More

How medical marijuana has affected the economy of legalized states

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Surprisingly, the medical potential of cannabis has been widely misunderstood for years. On a brighter note, the cannabis plant is constantly undergoing intense scientific research that indicates its ability to fuel brain cell growth, ease the pain, reduce the symptoms of autism and even cure cancer. Furthermore, medical marijuana has been linked to a reduction in suicide rates and since … Read More

What's the reality of medical marijuana becoming legal in Indiana?

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The push to legalize medical marijuana in Indiana appears to be gaining a certain strength. Numerous veterans organizations, for example, have publicly pleaded with lawmakers to help treat veterans with issues like PTSD, chronic pain and traumatic brain injuries. “We’re not talking about letting veterans smoke pot,” a representative said at a recent event. But just as strong is the … Read More

When will Marijuana be legal like Alcohol?

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A ban on recreational marijuana is the modern-day Prohibition, according to advocates who want the drug to be as mainstream as alcohol is for adults. And that’s unlikely to change anytime soon. Michigan voters could soon make their state the ninth place to legalize recreational marijuana—or, as the Marijuana Policy Project sees it, “ending marijuana prohibition” and allowing states to determine … Read More

In era of legalization, illegal marijuana grows continue in northwest states

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Recreational marijuana may be legal in Washington and Oregon, but police continue to bust illegal pot operations that aren’t licensed by the state. The latest numbers from the Washington State Patrol show that 89 illegal marijuana grow operations were shut down in Washington in the past year. Some were indoor grows, most were outdoor. In total police seized 24,000 marijuana … Read More

Pot partnership: Hotelier is teaming up with cannabis candymaker

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Boutique hotel group Standard International and cannabis-infused confection maker Lord Jones have announced a partnership that includes opening a retail shop in the lobby of the Standard Hollywood early next year. There are also plans to create co-branded THC-derived products and expand to the hotel’s downtown Los Angeles location — and beyond — as regulations permit. Robert Rosenheck, founder and … Read More

Israeli pharmacies set to start selling medical marijuana early next year

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Israeli pharmacies nationwide are expected to supply medical marijuana to patients from early 2018, Health Ministry officials said on Wednesday. The officials said numerous private pharmacies, including Super-Pharm chain pharmacies, have asked the ministry to sell prescription marijuana, and are in the process of being issued the required permits. The health maintenance organization (kupat holim) pharmacies have so far not … Read More