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Where Are People Voting About Cannabis Today?

Where Are People Voting About Cannabis Today?

In Alaska,citizens will vote on Ballot Measure 2, which will create a retail industry for marijuana sales and give the state government the authority to tax recreational cannabis as well. In Oregon, voters will be weighing in on Measure 91, which would also create a legal framework for the production and sale of recreational marijuana […]

ATMs in Legal Dispensaries Shut Down, Cutting off Cash for Customers

ATMs in Legal Dispensaries Shut Down, Cutting off Cash for Customers

One of the ways retail cannabis dispensaries and medical marijuana dispensaries have been able to operate in a country that doesn’t allow them to actually bank has been via the use of on-site ATMs, registered to their business or a neighboring business. These machines may either dispense cash directly to customers or allow them to […]

NSFW: The Top Eleventeen Reasons to Hate Cannabis List Articles

NSFW: The Top Eleventeen Reasons to Hate Cannabis List Articles

The trendy journalistic habit of trying to reduce complex and nuanced arguments into a handful of McNuggets creates the kind of oversimplified, alarmist thinking that will leave planet earth engulfed in flames. I guess a listicle goes down easy, like a Popsicle, but has the comparable potential for creating nausea and diabetic coma. Yes, lists […]

Colorado Health Department Suggests Edibles Ban to State Regulators

Colorado Health Department Suggests Edibles Ban to State Regulators

Cannabis aficionados and marijuana business people in Colorado are often thought of as having won the battle by those not in the state. The truth is far less black and white. There is still opposition to cannabis legalization and strong support for re-introducing prohibition policies in some circles. In short, the political atmosphere in Colorado […]

Is The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Law Dead in the Water?

Is The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Law Dead in the Water?

Monday is the last day for House of Representatives to vote on the Pennsylvania state medical marijuana bill before the end of the 2014 legislative session for the state. Unfortunately, that lack of time doesn’t bode well for activists who were hoping the medical marijuana bill could pass the House in this session. The Pennsylvania […]

Why Do You Think They Call it Dope? A Round-Up of Colloquialisms for Cannabis

Why Do You Think They Call it Dope? A Round-Up of Colloquialisms for Cannabis

Why do you think they call it dope? There are a multitude of names for our favorite plant:  chronic, herb, indo, skunk, wacky tabacky, ganja, cheeba, salad, ‘dro, KGB, THC or OG.  Ancient Chinese, who cultivated cannabis hemp thousands of years ago, created a very simple symbol for it:  two plants hanging upside down in […]

THEATRE REVIEW:  “Yes Weed Can” At Second City Hollywood

THEATRE REVIEW: “Yes Weed Can” At Second City Hollywood

“Yes Weed Can” is a musical comedy packed with big laughs and upbeat hilarious songs, but it’s not your typical stoner fare. You will leave the theater with an education in the ridiculous history of marijuana prohibition in America (and sore abs). Writers Shawn Handlon & Jaime Moyer weave hilarious historical flashbacks throughout the main […]

Genetic Study of Seizure Patients Who Respond To Charlotte’s Web Strain Underway

Genetic Study of Seizure Patients Who Respond To Charlotte’s Web Strain Underway

Researchers in Colorado are focusing on cannabis’ ability to alleviate seizures. Specifically, medical researchers at the University of Colorado Anshutz Medical Campus will be doing a study about the efficacy of the strain commonly known as Charlotte’s Web and its ability to help slow, decrease, or stop seizure activity in children with Dravet syndrome. The […]

Jamaica Drafting Law to Decriminalize Marijuana

Jamaica Drafting Law to Decriminalize Marijuana

Thanks in no small part to the famous musician Bob Marley, Jamaica is synonymous with marijuana in many people’s mind. Despite that cultural correlation, marijuana has been prohibited by law in Jamaica for a century. Marley’s cultural heritage is certainly impacting the proposed decriminalization, which will include specific protections for Rastafari using cannabis for religious […]

Oregon Prohibitionists Want You To Hide Your Kids: The Medibles Are Coming!

Oregon Prohibitionists Want You To Hide Your Kids: The Medibles Are Coming!

 With election day looming in November, opponents of the marijuana legalization ballot initiative, Measure 91, are amping up the reefer madness rhetoric a few notches for good measure. The No on 91 Campaign held a press conference  yesterday displaying a wide assortment of candies and sweet treats, warning ominously that children will be targeted by […]