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Cannabis 114 times less deadly than alcohol

By Mark Frauenfelder   Research published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that alcohol is the deadliest recreational drug, followed by heroin, cocaine, and tobacco. Cannabis, at the bottom of the list, is 114 times less deadly than alcohol.   Full Article: http://boingboing.net/2015/02/23/cannabis-114-times-less-deadly.html  

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Flying high in the world’s first hemp aircraft

By: Megan Snedden   Can you imagine gaining altitude in a plane made of Mary Jane? One day, Canadian cannabis fanatic Derek Kesek let his mind wander, contemplating the infinite possibilities of hemp-based innovation. That’s when it occurred to him: while people have come up with some 25,000 uses for the herb, no one has yet built […]

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Pot group calls for Holiday Inn boycott after one hotel files anti-cannabis suit

By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff   One of the largest cannabis policy groups in the U.S. is calling for a boycott on all Holiday Inns after one Colorado hotel filed a lawsuit on Feb. 19 meant to “end the sale of recreational marijuana in this state.” As we reported yesterday, the Holiday Inn in […]

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‘Parks & Rec’ star Adam Scott to make Denver-set pot sitcom ‘Buds’ for NBC

By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff   It’s official: Marijuana is going media mainstream, ie network television. NBC might soon have a sitcom on its schedule set inside a Denver pot shop, according tomultiple reports. And with the announcement of “Buds” — from creative team Adam Scott (from the network’s near-death “Parks & Recreation”) and […]

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85-year-old Houston woman fighting to legalize marijuana

Marcelino Benito, KHOU 11 News   HOUSTON – “I’ve always been pretty outspoken,” said Ann Lee. At 85 years old, Ann Lee looks like anyone’s grandmother. “I don’t know whether it’s my age, the white hair, what is it, but it does seem to strike a chord,” said Lee. But don’t let the white hair […]

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California’s $10 billion legal cannabis market

by David Downs Clones of Sour Diesel at a cannabis conference. California’s legal market could hit $10 billion. With California’s top cop calling legalization ‘inevitable‘ in the Golden State, the question remains: how big would a legal market be? Full Article: http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2015/02/19/californias-10-billion-legal-cannabis-market/

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Judge feels remorse for doling out 55-year marijuana sentence

by Ted Hesson   Weldon Angelos went to prison at age 24 and may not see freedom until he’s a senior citizen — all for three marijuana charges. The retired federal judge who sentenced Angelos in 2002 now says justice wasn’t served. Paul Cassell, a former federal judge in the Utah circuit, spoke to ABC […]

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Ben & Jerry’s – Weed Ice Cream?

HuffPost Live  |  By Chris Branch   Ben & Jerry’s reputation as a quirky ice cream company is no secret, and every one of their flavors is far from normal. In a HuffPost Live interview Wednesday, founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield hinted that they’d be open to a higher level of experimentation in the […]

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Cypress Hill’s B Real Talks Opening His Medical-Marijuana Dispensary, New All-Star ‘Mixtape’ and ‘Ultimate Stoner Lineup’

By Steve Baltin  B-Real performs with Cypress Hill on Day 6 of the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest on July 9, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada.  Mark Horton/Getty Images   Cypress Hill‘s B Real (whose real name is Louis Freese) has fame and money, but he still needed a lot of luck for his next business venture […]

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Why pot gives you ‘munchies'; what it means for HIV patients

Robert Ferris | @RobertoFerris Choreograph | iStock | Getty Images The same cells in the brain that usually help suppress appetite actually make you want to eat more … when you are stoned. Researchers at Yale University identified a set of brain cells that reverse their behavior when under the influence of cannabis, and say […]

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