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How Legalizing Marijuana Might Stave Off ‘Spice’ Epidemics

BY JOEL WARNER   The first time Stewart Martin tried knockoff weed he was 15 and on probation for marijuana possession. Martin and his friends would buy the stuff legally from local head shops and bodegas in Virginia, smoking brands like “Space Cadet,” “Scooby Snacks,” and “Bizarro”. “You never knew whether the results were going […]

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Louis Armstrong and Cannabis: Celebrating the Jazz Legend’s Lifelong Love of “the Gage”

By Lisa Rough   Louis Armstrong: just the name evokes the image of a dark, smoky dance hall filled with classic jazzy trumpeting tunes tinged with nostalgia. Known fondly as “Satchmo” and “Pops,” Louis Armstrong is instantly recognizable for his unmistakable gravelly voice and unique trumpet-playing. He rose to prominence in the 1920’s, one of […]

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Cannabis Tampons Are Now a Thing

By Lena Grossman   Women who suffer from painful menstrual cramps sympathize with the debilitating discomfort that arrives monthly like clockwork. Motrin, Midol and Advil can take a back seat, however, because there’s apparently a new remedy for cramps: Cannabis tampons. The company Foria, makers of marijuana-infused personal lubricant, created “relief suppositories” made out of […]

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If you want to get paid to smoke pot, you might want to talk to the VA

BY MIKE FITZGERALD mfitzgerald@bnd.com Mike Fitzgerald   Are you a military veteran? Do you have post-traumatic stress disorder? Do you enjoy smoking cannabis? If you can answer yes to all three questions, then you might want to talk to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to Military Times. VA researchers in Maryland and Arizona are looking […]

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Snoop Dogg and MTV Team Up for Cannabis-Themed Sitcom

By Nicolle Callier   Cannabis icon Snoop Dogg will have more than an executive producer credit on MTV’s new 420-friendly comedy, Mary + Jane. The 44-year-old rapper will also, according to show executives, make a cameo when you least expect him. “You don’t know when he’s going to appear,” Deborah Kaplan, one of the show’s […]

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Governor Signs Bill Reducing Marijuana Penalties in Illinois

By Ivan Moren   Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday making marijuana possession in small amounts punishable by fines but not jail time. The Republican’s signature means the new law takes immediate effect, making Illinois the third largest state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Full Article:  http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Governor-Signs-Bill-Reducing-Marijuana-Penalties-in-Illinois-388697442.html

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Arkansas Extends Deadline for Medical Marijuana Signature Drive

By The Associated Press   The group behind one of two efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Arkansas won additional time to circulate petitions Thursday after falling short of the required signatures to put its proposal on the November ballot. Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office told Arkansans United for Medical Marijuana it had verified […]

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Americans spending as much on legal cannabis as on alcohol

by Steven Green   A new report has found that Americans are now spending as much on legal cannabis as they are on alcohol. And according to Time Money, it’s men who are predominantly reaching for the rolling papers, with $647 annually on marijuana products, while female consumers drop about $634 each year on weed. That […]

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3D printers can now print with hemp, beer, and coffee

By Ryan Whitwam   Most 3D printers use plastic, which usually isn’t the most environmentally friendly material available. Most forms of plastic are made from hydrocarbons like oil, and they don’t break down when you’re done with them. A North Dakota startup called 3DomFuel is looking to make 3D printing filament from other materials like […]

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Archaeological Study Finds Possible New Origin for Cannabis

by Benjamin M. Adams   A new study, released by Vegetation History and Archaeobotany on June 27, 2016, indicates that archaeologists have found traces of  cannabis fibers, pollen and achenes (dried seeds or fruit) in Paleolithic Europe and East Asia. The new data indicates the presence of domestic cannabis 5,000 years ago and shatters what […]

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