Month Archives: May 2018

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Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program Couch-Locked By Bureaucracy And Politics

Two years after medical cannabis was legalized in September 2016, Ohio’s program has been plagued by court battles, disputes over miscounted cultivator licenses, clerical errors and auditing flaws. Applicants hoping to open dispensaries will have to bide their time while the Ohio Pharmacy Board postpones licensing for medical cannabis dispensaries,...

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U.S. Attorney to Crack Down on Illegally Grown Northern California Marijuana

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —  The top U.S. prosecutor for northeastern California says he’ll prioritize black market cannabis, rather than going after the state’s newly legal marijuana market. U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said Tuesday, May 29, 2018, that there is so much illegal cannabis being grown on federal lands and trafficked...

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Oregon Officials Say State is Overgrown with Recreational Weed

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, the state agency charged with regulating Oregon’s two-year-old legal cannabis market, has reported that growers in the state are producing far more recreational weed than is being consumed at the retail level. According to OLCC data, licensed cannabis cultivators produced more than one million pounds of...

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An Ode to the Paperclip, Preferred Tool of the Marijuana MacGyver

In this new era of marijuana culture, where public acceptance outweighs the stigmas of prohibition, many of the new trends within the industry focus on “high-end,” top-of-the-line products like $300-something vaporizers and fine concentrates that require a down payment to dab. But what about the humble tools that got us...

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Parents Face Prison After Treating Their Son’s Seizures with Weed

To stop their son’s debilitating seizures, a family in Georgia has been giving their child smokeable marijuana as treatment. Recently, the Division of Family and Children Services gained custody of the boy and charged his parents with Reckless Conduct. Matthew and Suzeanna Brill aren’t denying that they gave their son weed. Instead, they’re...

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Study: More Parents Using Cannabis Prompt Warnings About Secondhand Smoke

A new study scheduled for the June online issue of the Pediatrics medical journal raises concerns about children’s exposure to secondhand smoke from cannabis use. In “Trends in Cannabis and Cigarette Use Among Parents with Children at Home: 2002 to 2015,” researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health...

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New Competitive Weed Cooking Show Coming to Netflix

After Netflix’s weed-themed sitcom Disjointed was abruptly canceled, the streaming service needed to find a replacement for its pot-leaf shaped hole. With marijuana’s ever-increasing prevalence in pop-culture, finding a niche show should be as easy as 1,2,3. Luckily, the streaming service, was, in fact, able to find a different kind of...

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Toxic Pesticide Use Rising at Illegal California Cannabis Farms

Header image: In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, McGregor Scott, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Researchers and federal authorities are finding what they say is an alarming increase in the use of a powerful pesticide at illegal...

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