Category: News

An Ode to CBD Dabs

Whenever someone’s curious to try cannabis for the first time, I make what many people consider a strange, even stupid suggestion: Try dabbing. I know, I know. Dabbing can be intimidating. In most cases, it means using a blowtorch to essentially freebase concentrated cannabis. High Times once said that the techniques involved “bear an eerie [...]
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Uber drivers can narc on passengers’ drug possession in-app

Your Uber driver is not your friend. In fact, they may very well be narcing on you right now — and you could get banned from the ride-hail app as a result. The company's Community Guidelines strictly prohibit "bringing open containers of alcohol or drugs into the car," and that apparently includes weed. Marijuana, of course, is recreationally legal [...]
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What To Know About Recreational Marijuana Sales in Massachusetts

July 1, a fated day in Massachusetts for advocates of recreational marijuana, came and went. The first day that stores were allowed to sell nonmedical cannabis passed without so much as a joint sold. No retailers had been licensed, and July 1 turned out much like any other day since December 15, 2016, when it became [...]
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Sea weed? Fisherman hauls in marijuana

He was trolling along the weedline and discovered something fishy. Jorge Bustamante was looking for king fish or mahi mahi off Pompano Beach Monday but found a marijuana brick instead. South Floridians have a name for his unusual but not unheard of type of find: Square grouper. In a series of social media postings on Instagram, Bustamante and [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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