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Oregon’s First CBD-Infused Beer Released at Portland Weed Week

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Today at Portland’s inaugural Weed Week a new cannabis product is causing a bit of buzz. Coalition Brewing and Half Baked Labs release Oregon’s first commercially produced CBD-infused beer. The beer contains an active dose of Cannabidiol (CBD), but no THC, the psychoactive element found in marijuana. CBD is one of the plant’s many cannabinoids…

Blankets for Budsdrive: Local Dispensary Offering Discounts in the Spirit of Giving

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Giving Tuesday may have come and passed, but one Portland-based dispensary is putting a unique spin on giving back this holiday season with Blankets for Budsdrive. Blazin is hosting a charity drive where patrons can donate specific items need by the homeless and receive a discount on store goods. Blazin’s Blankets for Budsdrive is offering…

Legal Medical Cannabis Doesn’t Increase Youth Usage Rates [Study]

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The legalization of medical cannabis is not associated with an increase in youth marijuana usage rates, and may actually decrease usage among adolescents. This is according to a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. The study’s objective was to “assess the…

A MODEST PROPOSAL: CANNABIS AS A PIONEER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

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by Lukian Kobzeff With the passage of Prop 64 representing a significant shift in cultural views and regulatory priorities, the State of California now has the perfect incubator industry to produce a significant shift in environmental protection. Through careful choice architecture, a term coined by behavioral economist Richard Thaler and legal professor Cass Sunstein, California can…

Celebrities, Scholars and Activists Pressure Obama for More Commutations

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While in office President Obama has granted pardons to over a thousand federal prisoners, the vast majority of them serving sentences for nonviolent drug-related crimes, and many who were sentenced to life behind bars. These commutations are more than the past 11 presidents combined; still, a group of scholars, celebrities and community activists are calling…

Can You Smoke Weed in Las Vegas Casinos?

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When Nevada passed Question 2 legalizing recreational marijuana, the same question seemed to pop into everyone’s mind: Will I be able to smoke weed in Las Vegas Casinos now? For a tourists craving the late night gambling, alcohol, parties and everything else that goes with Las Vegas, indulging in a toke at the slot machines…

FDA Thinks MDMA Could Be Used To Treat PTSD

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The US Food and Drug administration just quietly approved a landmark study on MDMA as a possible treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. MDMA is more commonly found on the streets and in nightclubs as a popular party drug, called Molly or Ecstasy. The new study is a phase 3 clinical trial, which means that if…

Florida Bong Ban Won’t Apply To Medical Cannabis

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Florida’s bong ban prohibits the use of not only traditional bongs, but also ones made more innovatively. However, the ban will no longer apply to medical patients, as the medical cannabis amendment goes into effect on January 3rd. Meaning if you consume strictly medical pot, you’ll be free to do as many bong rips as you want, without…

Ireland Is One Step Closer To Legalizing Medical Cannabis

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Ireland just took one step closer to legalizing medical cannabis. A bill allowing the import and supply of the herb just passed through the Dail, and is on its way to Minister for Health Simon Harris. Medical cannabis legalization has been on the country’s radar over the past several months, as parents continue to cry…

4 Hacks For Successsful Commercial Greenhouse Grows

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Calfornia cannabis hopefuls are rushing to buy up old greenhouses in California’s Salinas Valley for their burgeoning herbal empires. Much of the US cannabis production has been limited to discrete indoor grows or secluded outdoor setups. Now, the industry is repurposing the standard greenhouse. Here are four key considerations before converting to commercial greenhouse grows.  …

Myrcene: The Powerful Terpene That Can Kill Cancer

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Some experts believe that the future potential of the cannabis plant lies in preserving or extracting the delicate terpene molecules, not necessarily cannabinoids. But what about individual terpenes? With more than 200 possible in cannabis, which are the most common and most likely to be in that pot in your pipe? Let’s start with myrcene.  …

The Beginner’s Guide To Growing Cannabis Indoors

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With the recent legalization of cannabis in many new states, some people might find themselves curious about growing their own plants. While it can be a tedious, time-consuming project, it doesn’t have to be a confusing one. There are a few important steps to follow when beginning a new crop that newcomers to the field…

Even after Tuesday, uncertainty clouds medical marijuana in Florida – Tampabay.com

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Tampabay.com Even after Tuesday, uncertainty clouds medical marijuana in FloridaTampabay.comBefore growers can put plants in the ground or dispensaries can open their doors, state health regulators face a July deadline of writing rules to govern an expanded medical marijuana program. And this spring, the Florida Legislature will undoubtedly … and more » – Click Here To Visit…

Nick Diaz Just Gave The Dopest Interview Ever

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If you haven’t listened to anything good all day, you’re about to. During a fantastic interview with Nick Diaz on The Jasta Show, the athlete discusses weed, of course. Although the interview is less than five minutes, it’s denser than a sticky nug of bud. Not only does Diaz think you’re limiting yourself to die…

Former Attorney General Thinks Trump Is Bad News For Cannabis

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President-elect Donald Trump’s public pronouncements and prospective cabinet appointments indicate that he may lead a crackdown on cannabis, even in states in which recreational use of the substance has been legalized, according to a former attorney general for Washington state.   Increased wariness Photo credit The president-elect has demonstrated that he may be an opponent…

Obama: The Government Should Treat Weed Like Alcohol Or Cigarettes

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As his time in the White House is quickly dwindling down, President Barack Obama sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss what he will miss most about the presidency, as well as his views on certain laws and government programs. While doing the interview, it was hard to avoid the topic of cannabis legalization and…