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Illinois lawmakers vote to let kids take medical marijuana in school

The Illinois Senate’s overwhelming vote to allow sick students to take medical marijuana in school sends the proposal to Gov. Bruce Rauner for a decision on its fate. The state Senate voted 50-2 to allow students who qualify for medical marijuana to consume it on school premises, as long as they don’t smoke it and school officials agree that it won’t disrupt other students. The …

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How expensive will legal marijuana be in Massachusetts when retail stores open?

It's a simple question for a complicated market. For states that have legalized recreational marijuana, the new authorized markets have carried the promise of increasingly cheap weed. In Colorado, wholesale cannabis prices have dropped roughly 35 percent since their 2015 peak. In Oregon, some pot shops reportedly sell grams of weed for less than a glass of craft beer. Massachusetts residents will likely have …

Meghan Markle’s weed farmer nephew honors her with ‘Markle Sparkle’ strain

This’ll get you royally high. Meghan Markle’s nephew is hawking a weed strain dubbed “Markle Sparkle,” according to new reports. Licensed Oregon marijuana farmer Tyler Dooley is growing the special strain “in honor of his aunt,” according to Leafbuyer.com, an online cannabis database. Dooley, 25, is the son of Markle’s half-brother, Thomas Markle — and while he hasn’t been invited to …

Where weed will be on the ballot in 2018

Where weed will be on the ballot in 2018 Even in the Trump era, America’s green rush continues apace. Three states — Michigan, Utah and Oklahoma — will hold referendums in 2018 on the legalization of marijuana for recreational and medical use, continuing a nationwide trend of acceptance of the drug. Over the past decade, Americans’ support for marijuana legalization has steadily …

Feinstein, facing primary, backs legal weed in California

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she is open to extending federal protections for states that have legalized recreational marijuana. "Federal law enforcement agents should not arrest Californians who are adhering to California law," Feinstein told McClatchy. Feinstein, a longtime opponent of legalizing marijuana, also said that while California has approved the recreational use of the substance, the state needed to "ensure we have …

Longtime NBA coach has found weed in retirement

Don Nelson rode his “Nellie Ball” brand to a regular-season record 1,335 NBA coaching wins over 31 seasons. Now he has another brand — a strain of marijuana called “Nellie Kush.” “Oh, it’s great. Great stuff,’’ the retired coaching legend, now 77, told The New York Times, describing the weed he grows for personal use at his retirement home on Maui. …

A Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana at the Federal Level Is on Its Way

Put plainly, the cannabis industry is budding worldwide. Cannabis research firm ArcView Group has estimated that North American legal marijuana sales could explode from $9.7 billion in 2017 (which represented 33% sales growth from 2016) to more than $47 billion by 2027. Meanwhile, Cowen Group recently raised its global legal cannabis sales forecast from $50 billion by 2026 to $75 billion by 2030. At …

Is microdosing the future of cannabis?

Dispensaries are selling more low THC products and strains than ever before. NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 19: A woman poses while smoking a vape stick at the Cannabis World Congress Expo on June 19, 2015 in New York City. Marijuana consumption is growing into a multimillion dollar industry as marijuana use – both recreational and medicinal- becomes legal in …

9 Ways To Incorporate Weed Into Your Personal Aesthetic

There’s toking up and then there’s making pot part of who you are. Looking to extend your appreciation for the herb beyond the smoking sesh? Look no further than our official High Times guide on how to incorporate weed into your personal aesthetic. Remember that an aesthetic isn’t just based on what or who you wear. Your decor, your weeknight wind down, your …

Weed gifts for Mother’s Day, because your mom deserves a better flower

Mother's Day is just around the corner and let's face it — the typical gift of flowers is just boring. Your mom deserves a better flower. Given the recent leaps in cannabis legalization, there's a good possibility your mom enjoys toking up, or at the very least, is open to the possibility. So, this Mother's Day, consider giving your mom …