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Why Washington Is Dreaming Of A ‘Green’ Christmas

By Julia Wright It’s been three years since recreational cannabis was legalized in Washington – and in the weeks leading up to the holidays, business has never been more brisk. Overall, monthly sales in the state grew from $3-million in the first year, to more than $57-million this November. Figures from the Liquor and Cannabis […]

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Amazon, Margaret Cho are developing ‘Highland,’ a sitcom about a weed shop

By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff Comedian and actress Margaret Cho (Ethan Miller, Getty Images)   Amazon and Margaret Cho are getting into the weed business. Rather, the commerce giant and the stand-up comic are developing a sitcom about the weed business — a show called “Highland,” about a dysfunctional family running a marijuana shop, […]

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Medical marijuana is this Mexican grandma’s magic remedy

AFP Mexico (Picture Courtesy: AFP) However cannabis is banned in Mexico. Mexico: When her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. She is well aware the homemade remedy defies the country’s cannabis ban, but her family has used the concoction to treat ailments since she was a child, handing it down the generations. […]

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Get Ready to See Hemp Fields Cropping Up in New York

BY MADISON MARGOLIN   By spring, New York farmers may be able to grow hemp legally for the first time in decades. The Hemp Research Bill, introduced in Albany by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Tom O’Mara, was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo last year. As its title suggests, the bill allows researchers to grow […]

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Kentucky senator files “Cannabis Freedom Act” to legalize recreational marijuana

BY EMILY GRAY BROSIOUS   Kentucky Senator Perry B. Clark (D-Louisville) pre-filed a bill Friday to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult recreational consumption in the state, as reported by ABC affiliate WHAS11. The “Cannabis Freedom Act” would legalize marijuana cultivation, possession and sales in Kentucky and would regulate the marijuana industry similar to the alcohol […]

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La Pine, Oregon council repeals medical marijuana tax

Jennifer Wade   The La Pine City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to repeal the city’s 5 percent sales tax on medical marijuana, a week after the city was sued Dec. 2 by Green Knottz, a dispensary in La Pine. City Attorney, Jeremy Green told NewsChannel 21 Thursday that the decision to repeal the tax […]

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San Francisco prepares for legalization of recreational marijuana use

By Joshua Sabatini Supervisor Scott Wiener, who created the cannabis task force, stands outside The Apothecarium, a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francsico. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner   Expecting California voters will legalize recreational marijuana use next year, San Francisco is assembling a task force to propose regulations for the industry, addressing everything from drug potency […]

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University of Vermont professors craft first course on medical cannabis

By Hannah McDonald   Medical marijuana will be the subject of a new class at the University of Vermont in the spring. Two college of medicine professors crafted the course on cannabis, which is possibly the first academic program of its kind in the country. “We’ve been doing this for all kinds of different drugs, […]

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New Business Aims to Teach D.C. Residents How to Smoke Weed

by Tim Regan   When marijuana was legalized in the District last year, many people rejoiced, but some with less smoking experience scratched their heads. “Weed is legal, great!” they might have mused. “But how do I grow it? Where do I find it? How do I smoke it?” Just a few months ago, the answer to […]

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John Trudell, poet, activist for American Indian rights, dies at age 69 – In 2012, Trudell and singer Willie Nelson co-founded Hempstead Project Heart, which calls for the legal cultivation of hemp for clothing, biofuel and food.

Jill Leovy and Robert Jablon   John Trudell, then 25, speaks to reporters about a 1971 Native American occupation of a remote former Nike site near Richmond, Calif. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)   John Trudell, a Native American activist who became a spokesman for American Indian protesters during their 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island — […]

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