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  • Marijuana News Is Moving December 19, 2018
    News content on is being reborn as Weedmaps News at While our URL has changed, you can still find breaking news, political coverage, science explainers, and deep dives into the culture of cannabis. The archives remain available, with the exception of recent selections that have transferred to Weedmaps News. While won’t […]
    Nicolas Juarez
  • Rights Groups, Unions Call for Ending Marijuana Prohibition December 14, 2018
    A coalition of major civil rights organizations, labor unions and other groups is calling on Congress to completely remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and divert revenue to communities that have been harmed by the enforcement of cannabis prohibition.   “Pass legislation de-scheduling marijuana with racial equity and justice reform components,” reads one recommendation […]
    Marijuana Moment
  • How Trump Government Shutdown Threat Could Affect Marijuana December 13, 2018
    President Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the government if Democrats refuse billions of dollars in funding for a border wall — but the consequences of that action would extend far beyond border security. WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump threatens gov't shutdown in heated meeting with Dem leaders over border wall, squabbling over election results. […]
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  • Elon Musk Confesses: ‘I Have No Idea How To Smoke Pot’ December 12, 2018
    Elon Musk got himself into a bit of trouble after smoking marijuana during an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast in September 2018. The move reportedly led to NASA launching an investigation into his company SpaceX’s “workplace safety” and “adherence to a drug-free environment.” But now, in a new interview 60 Minutes, the Tesla founder indicated […]
    Marijuana Moment
  • Cannabis May Qualify for Study Grants as ‘Natural Product’ December 11, 2018
    Federally funded research into marijuana seems to be escalating, with one government agency recently posting a roundup of current “cannabinoid-related funding opportunities” for studies investigating the plant’s therapeutic potential. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on Dec. 8, 2018, shared a list of four research grant opportunities for studies on “natural products” […]
    Marijuana Moment
  • Surgeon General: Schedule I Hinders Researching Marijuana December 7, 2018
    U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the federal government should rethink how it classifies drugs like marijuana Dec. 6, 2018, voicing concern that the plant’s current status as a strictly controlled Schedule I substance inhibits research. Adams, who’s previously expressed interest in expanding research into the use of cannabinoids for therapeutic purposes, made the comment […]
    Marijuana Moment
  • Colorado County Considers Canceling Cannabis Convictions December 6, 2018
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in a Colorado county are preparing to dismiss and seal thousands of marijuana possession convictions after state voters legalized the use and sale of cannabis in 2012. The Boulder Daily Camera reported that the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office as part of a “Moving on from Marijuana” program has identified […]
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  • GOP House Leader Calling for Legal Marijuana in Rhode Island December 5, 2018
    The Republican leader in Rhode Island’s House of Representatives thinks the state should fully legalize marijuana. But while that news would typically bode well for reform efforts in state legislatures, the problem is that the Democratic speaker isn’t quite on board — and the House is dominantly controlled by Democrats. In an interview with Rhode […]
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  • ‘Compromise’ Medical Marijuana Bill is Made Into Law in Utah December 4, 2018
    Utah lawmakers approved a controversial medical marijuana bill in a special session Dec. 3, 2018. There’s your final vote on the medical marijuana “compromise.” #utpol — Robert Gehrke (@RobertGehrke) December 3, 2018 During the Nov. 6, 2018, election, Utah voters passed a separate medical cannabis initiative, Proposition 2, that would allow patients with certain […]
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  • Study: Vaporizing Flower Produces A More Intense High Than Traditional Smoking Methods December 4, 2018
    Vaping marijuana flower gets you higher than smoking it, according to a new study published in an American Medical Association journal. To test the difference, researchers started by recruiting 17 people who’d consumed cannabis in the past year but had abstained for at least one month. Each individual participated in six sessions that lasted 8 1/2 […]
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Duke London March 22, 2018

If you’ve been in a California dispensary since recreational legalization on Jan. 1, you’ve probably noticed that you spent more money on your cannabis products. While many people are happy to pay more for the peace of mind that regulation, lab testing, and certified growers provide, how much is too much? Could extreme taxation choke […]

Jon Hiltz March 22, 2018

In February, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu halted plans for Israel to be the fourth country in the world to export medical cannabis. Now, Israel’s marijuana companies are threatening to flee and share their expertise with international partners if the restriction on export continues. Netanyahu reportedly put the plan in place for fear of upsetting […]

Aaron Biros March 22, 2018

Disclaimer: Marguerite Arnold has just raised the first funds for her blockchain-based company, MedPayRx in Germany (and via traditional investment funding, not an ICO). She will also be speaking about the impact of blockchain on the cannabis industry in Berlin in April at the International Cannabis Business Conference. Part I of this series was an […]

Associated Press March 22, 2018

By Mike Catalini  TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy looked to four states with legalized recreational marijuana as a guide for calculating the $60 million in new tax money legalization could bring into New Jersey. Treasury officials say they examined revenues for the first year of legalized recreational cannabis from Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and […]

Marijuana com Staff March 21, 2018

Cannabis consumers come in many forms so we’ve included multiple points of view in our strain reviews. Our longtime reviewers Monterey Bud and Duke London join Managing Editor Lesley Nickus and Scott. Today, they’ll be reviewing Blues Chaser by Quality Resources. Lab Test Results by Cannalysis THCa – 40.9 mg/g CBDa – 106 mg/g This […]

Associated Press March 21, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — Voters in the Illinois county that includes Chicago have backed the recreational use of marijuana in a nonbinding referendum. Tuesday’s question for Cook County voters asked if Illinois should legalize “the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products for recreational use by adults 21 and older.” Although the […]

Aaron Biros March 21, 2018

Government regulations keep millions of Americans safe every year by controlling what companies can put in their products and the standards those products must meet to be sold to consumers. Enter the strange case of legal cannabis: In order for cannabis to be legally distributed by licensed medical professionals and businesses, it must be tested. […]

Aaron Biros March 21, 2018

Ultimately, the goal of any good company is to take care of their customers by providing a quality product at a competitive price. You take the time to use good practices in sourcing raw materials, processing, testing and packaging to make sure you have a great final product. Yet in practice, sometimes the product can […]

Aaron Biros March 21, 2018

When processing cannabis, in any form, it is critical to remember that it is a product intended for human consumption. As such, strict attention must also be paid to food safety as well. With more and more states legalizing either medical or recreational cannabis, the potential for improper processing of the cannabis triggering an illness […]

Monterey Bud March 21, 2018

A Spanish study examining the correlation between suicidal behavior and the body’s cannabinoid receptors could  provide hope for an unconventional treatment option for those suffering from mental pain and suicidal tendencies. Published in the March issue of Current Psychiatry Reports, a team of researchers from Madrid sought to show the “current serotonin-based biological model of […]

Associated Press March 21, 2018

By James MacPherson  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota commission on Tuesday showed no appetite for putting the cost of citizen-led legislation on a ballot, and balked at a proposal that would have let lawmakers review a measure before a vote. The 19-member Initiated and Referred Measures Study Commission made up of six lawmakers […]

Guest Post March 21, 2018

By Shirley Ju “I be feelin’ like the man when I walk through!” I still remember when I played “Walk Thru” by Rich Homie Quan in the car as my girl and I were on our way to a Clippers job fair. She got the job, I didn’t. And I always told her she got […]

Duke London March 20, 2018

With the legal marijuana industry in Canada set to explode once it opens for business, an onslaught of burgeoning vocational categories is to be expected. Many cannabis industry jobs always existed, they’re just now getting brought above the table and onto the books. But there is one new weed job title that will surprise you, […]

Guest Post March 20, 2018

By Aurelien Bernard In France, nothing has changed since a 1970s law prohibited the possession and consumption of cannabis, including in a private place. This law was initially intended to redirect consumers toward the health care system while attempting to dismantle the networks of drug traffickers in the country. This law has increasingly been applied in […]

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