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Medical freedom needs to include medical Marijuana home grow

Medical freedom needs to include medical Marijuana home grow

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 20, 2023

Cannabis is now the litmus test for belief in personal freedoms and whether politicians are (or are not) elected to serve the will of the people. The voters have spoken, recent polls confirm. Apparently, Florida politicians are listening. A few months ago, the Smart and Safe adult use initiative was

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US Virgin Islands authorizes Recreational use of Marijuana

US Virgin Islands authorizes Recreational use of Marijuana

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 20, 2023

SAN JUAN - The U.S. Virgin Islands has authorized the recreational and sacramental use of marijuana for anyone 21 and older, joining several nations across the socially conservative Caribbean that have relaxed their cannabis laws. The move has been several years in the making, with U.S. Virgin

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NBA Star Power comes out for a Cannabis basketball tournament at Footprint Center

NBA Star Power comes out for a Cannabis basketball tournament at Footprint Center

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 20, 2023

With the support of the NBA and sponsorships from some of the biggest names in the cannabis industry, weed and basketball took center court at the home of the Phoenix Suns on January 6. The expansive lobby of the Footprint Center was filled with about two-dozen vendors — from well-known brands such

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Hollywood Legend Michael Douglas still enjoys a bit of Bud

Hollywood Legend Michael Douglas still enjoys a bit of Bud

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 20, 2023

The star of Wall Street and Fatal Attraction spotted with small bag of goodies after visiting California dispensary. There was likely no age-gating required for two-time Academy Award winner Michael Douglas, who was spotted this week coming out of a pot shop in Santa Barbara, Calif. The 78-year-old

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Recreational Marijuana sales in Connecticut top $2 million in first week

Recreational Marijuana sales in Connecticut top $2 million in first week

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 19, 2023

The average purchase is about $44. HARTFORD - Sales of recreational marijuana went over the $2 million mark since retail locations in Connecticut opened their doors last Tuesday. The Department of Consumer Protection said Wednesday that sales were $2,020,358.12. There were 45,667 items sold, and the

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Cannabis should be free as part of health service

Cannabis should be free as part of health service

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 19, 2023

The government should consider making medicinal cannabis freely available as part of the Island’s health service, a States Member has said. Deputy Lyndon Farnham also believes that a flourishing medicinal-cannabis industry would have a clear economic benefit to the Island and hopes the government

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Flavored Cannabis marketing is criticized for targeting kids

Flavored Cannabis marketing is criticized for targeting kids

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 19, 2023

As New York opens more legal outlets for recreational marijuana, some public health advocates want more scrutiny on how marijuana products are being marketed to teens and young adults. NEW YORK - When New York's first licensed recreational marijuana outlet opened last month, the chief of the state's

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County supervisors will vote on another tax break for cannabis growers - who say it’s still not enough.

County supervisors will vote on another tax break for cannabis growers - who say it’s still not enough.

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 19, 2023

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on another tax break for Monterey County cannabis cultivators, who are struggling amid challenging market conditions that have forced many to scale back operations – if not shut down entirely. On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the board is scheduled to vote on a

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Weed delivery driver robberies spike in Michigan

Weed delivery driver robberies spike in Michigan

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 19, 2023

A rash of cannabis delivery driver robberies is taking Michigan by storm. A noticeable uptick in cannabis delivery driver robberies is being reported in Michigan, as authorities scramble to control the problem before it snowballs into something worse. The Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA)

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Arizona Cannabis-Themed sandwich franchise hosting event on Jan 20

Arizona Cannabis-Themed sandwich franchise hosting event on Jan 20

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 19, 2023

Although cannabis has come a very long way since Scott Jennings, the founder of Cheba Hut (which had it’s first location in Tempe, Arizona), sparked up his first toaster sandwich 25 years ago, the brand acknowledges that there is still a long road ahead to full justice reform for the plant and its

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NJ Marijuana dispensaries now allowed to create ‘consumption lounges’ with town approval

NJ Marijuana dispensaries now allowed to create ‘consumption lounges’ with town approval

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 19, 2023

Marijuana dispensaries across New Jersey can now create a lounge space for customers to use the products after purchasing them. For those who don’t want to smoke at home, this could be a big change since it is illegal to smoke cannabis in public. But the rules and regulations could have some

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Texas customs seizes $7.5 million worth of Marijuana hidden inside cotton candy shipment

Texas customs seizes $7.5 million worth of Marijuana hidden inside cotton candy shipment

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 19, 2023

Customs and Border Protection officers at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas found a colossal cache of cannabis hidden inside a shipment of cotton candy last weekend. Uncovered when CBP officers and drug dogs performed a secondary inspection of the carnival confectionery cargo inside a tractor

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Heathrow beefs up security after rise in US cannabis smuggling arrests

Heathrow beefs up security after rise in US cannabis smuggling arrests

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 19, 2023

Security checks will be stepped up for air travellers flying from Los Angeles to London after a series of recent cannabis-smuggling arrests. At least 11 passengers have been charged with attempting to import the drug to the UK in the past eight days, according to the National Crime Agency. More than

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9 Americans arrested for smuggling Weed into the U.K.

9 Americans arrested for smuggling Weed into the U.K.

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 19, 2023

Nine American nationals were arrested for attempting to smuggle cannabis from California to London’s Heathrow Airport last week, according to a statement from law enforcement and customs officials. The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency revealed on Tuesday that a total of nine Americans have

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Thailand's Cannabis bill sidelined again

Thailand's Cannabis bill sidelined again

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 18, 2023

Only 203 MPs took part in Wednesday's vote on Section 11 of the cannabis and hemp control bill, less than the required quorum of 216. The House of Representatives set a record on Wednesday when a meeting was adjourned after just 22 minutes due to a lack of quorum, stalling consideration once again

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The Cannabis Community sees the world differently

The Cannabis Community sees the world differently

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 18, 2023

In my recent book, Marijuana on My Mind: The Science and Mystique of Cannabis, I looked beyond the objective facts about cannabis and its interactions with the brain discovered by science. I contrasted this objective perspective with the equally important subjective experience of using cannabis

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$7 Million in Marijuana smuggled in luggage from Los Angeles to London

$7 Million in Marijuana smuggled in luggage from Los Angeles to London

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 18, 2023

British Authorities seized 750 pounds of drugs in luggage going from Los Angeles International Airport to Heathrow Airport in the last week. LOS ANGELES, CA — Nine U.S. citizens have been arrested in London for allegedly smuggling large quantities of cannabis from Los Angeles to the United Kingdom

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Bill introduced that would make more Ohioans eligible for Medical Marijuana

Bill introduced that would make more Ohioans eligible for Medical Marijuana

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 18, 2023

COLUMBUS - Ohio lawmakers are mounting another effort to pass a bill that would shift which government agency oversees the state’s medical marijuana program and widen who is eligible for a card. Sens. Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) and Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) introduced Senate Bill 9 in the General

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Drug-carrying pigeon in Canadian prison yard

Drug-carrying pigeon in Canadian prison yard

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 18, 2023

Officers at a Canadian prison nabbed a drug smuggler who would definitely be considered a flight risk. The culprit? A meth-carrying pigeon. In a scheme straight out of the Middle Ages, authorities at the Pacific Institution in Abbotsford, a correctional facility about 50 miles away from Vancouver,

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Texas accepting applications for additional Medical Cannabis dispensaries

Texas accepting applications for additional Medical Cannabis dispensaries

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 18, 2023

The application period will run until April 28 in Texas. Texas is now accepting applications as it looks to increase the number of licensed medical cannabis dispensaries, a state agency announced on Monday. The Texas Department of Public Safety said that it is now taking applications for the so

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