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Melissa Etheridge Busted for Marijuana Possession at Canada-U.S. Border

Melissa Etheridge busted for marijuana possession at Canada-U.S. border By Chris Jancelewicz. Melissa Etheridge smiles in a mugshot taken after she was booked for possession of a controlled substance.

Article by Chris Jancelewicz, Global News Melissa Etheridge was arrested for marijuana possession in August as she tried to cross the border from Canada into the United States. According to documents obtained by celebrity news website TMZ, Etheridge’s tour bus was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in North Dakota on Aug. 17 as she was returning to the country. The rocker and ...

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It’s High Time We Research Medical Marijuana

Sen. Orrin Hatch, Contributor Senior Senator for the state of Utah It’s High Time We Research Medical Marijuana The benefits of medicinal cannabis are clear and the federal government shouldn’t interfere with Americans receiving vital treatment for chronic illness.

Article by Senior Senator for the state of Utah Orrin Hatch, Huffington Post Throughout my public service, I have worked to shine a light on the need for innovative treatments to help those who suffer from debilitating illness and rare disease. In that same spirit, I introduced a bill with Senator Schatz (D-HI) last month to encourage more research into the ...

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Marijuana Crop Is Burning in the California Wildfires

Marijuana Crop Is Burning in the California Wildfires By DANIEL VICTOR and MAYA SALAM. Wildfires are ravaging farms, including those that harvest cannabis in California’s Sonoma County. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Article by Daniel Victor and Maya Salam Fatal fires that have consumed nearly 200,000 acres in Northern California, devastating the region’s vineyards particularly in Napa and Sonoma Counties, are also taking a toll on a fledgling industry just months before its debut: recreational marijuana. Many of the region’s farms, including those that harvest cannabis, have been scorched, including those in Sonoma ...

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Pro Athletes Rejoice: CBD No Longer Banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency

Pro athletes rejoice: CBD no longer banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency by Amanda Siebert. In August 2016, Nate Diaz took a serious risk when he used a vapourizer to ingest CBD on national television. Though the compound is still included on WADA's list of banned substances, it will be removed as of January 2018.

Article by Amanda Siebert, The Georgia Straight With the news that the World Anti-Doping Agency has removed a major compound in cannabis from its list of prohibited substances, we wonder if we’ll start seeing more professional athletes using vape pens at post-game press conferences. When Nate Diaz boldly used a vaporizer on national television last year following his dramatic rematch ...

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Cannabis, the Holy Grail and the Secrets of the Templars?

Cannabis, the Holy Grail and the Secrets of the Templars? By Chris Bennett

Article by Chris Bennett, Cannabis Culture I think today’s, October, Friday the 13th, may in fact be the 100th anniversary since the Templars were rounded up and arrested on that date, in 1307! In celebration of this onerous date, I thought I’d release a little taste of what I have been working on in regards to the Templars relationship with cannabis and ...

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Marijuana Farms are Burning in California Wildfires

Marijuana farms are burning in California wildfires by Aaron Smith

Article by Aaron Smith, CNN Deadly wildfires in Northern California are burning up marijuana farms in the so-called Emerald Triangle. Blazes have destroyed a number of farms in Mendocino County right before legal recreational sales begin in California. Cannabis business owners who lose their crops have little reprieve. “Nobody right now has insurance,” said Nikki Lastreto, secretary of the Mendocino ...

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Colorado’s 2017 Marijuana Sales Reach $1 Billion in Just Eight Months

Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months

Article by Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Legal marijuana is a bona fide billion-dollar industry in Colorado. And it’s hitting the mark faster than ever. In 2017, Colorado eclipsed $1 billion in marijuana sales in eight months; in 2016, it took 10 months. Colorado’s marijuana retailers logged upward of $1.02 billion in collective medical and recreational sales through August, according to The ...

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UK Bill Legalizing Medical Cannabis Passes First Reading Unopposed

UK Bill Legalizing Medical Cannabis Passes First Reading Unopposed. MP Paul Flynn at the protest table. Credit Alex Fraser, United Patients Alliance.

Article by Jon Hiltz, Marijuana.com A bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the United Kingdom passed its first reading in Parliament today completely unopposed. The legislation was introduced by MP Paul Flynn this afternoon amongst a flurry of anticipation. Not coincidentally, on the same day the bill was introduced, a planned protest was executed outside of the Parliament building in London ...

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Breeders of Gorilla Glue Strain Reach Agreement With Gorilla Glue Adhesive Company

Breeders of Gorilla Glue Strain Reach Agreement With Gorilla Glue Adhesive Company

Article by Stuff Stoners Like The breeders who created the super-sticky Gorilla Glue 4 strain have reached a settlement with the Gorilla Glue adhesive maker. The agreement comes months after GG Strains, the company behind the wildly popular, award-winning cannabis variety vowed to fight the trademark infringement case in court. However several months in and nearly a fifty-thousand dollars later they we’re ...

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World Anti-Doping Agency Removes CBD From Banned Substances List

Article by Gage Peake, Leafly Call it a first step in the right direction. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is removing cannabidiol—the pain-relieving, non-psychoactive cannabis compound—from its list of banned substances in 2018. WADA, which governs drug testing in the Olympics, also sets the standard for anti-doping guidelines in many sports leagues, like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and others around ...

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