In California, Mendocino County growers plan pot appellations to promote Cannabis Country – Cannabis News

Some growers hope to market to consumers across California through a legally defined and protected geographical identification system similar to what’s used in the wine industry.

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Featured in Portland real estate listings: Marijuana plants – Cannabis News

PORTLAND, Ore. – Forget stainless steel appliances or master suites. There’s a new selling point in some Portland real estate listings: pot plants.

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Are Olympic Athletes Allowed To Smoke Weed? Drug Testing At Rio Will Be Easy On Pot Smokers – Cannabis News

Marijuana use has been a dicey subject for Olympic athletes in the past.

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Was Marijuana the Original Cash Crop? – Cannabis News

While the expanding legal marijuana market is a novice of modern economy, cannabis is no new commodity.

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Cooking with Cannabis: Philip Wolf Helps to Plan Your Next Meal – Marijuana News

With the surge in cannabis consumption at a recreational level becoming increasingly more legal, it’s only fitting to explore cannabis and food pairings on a deeper level.

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Seth Rogen: Legalization won’t make marijuana any less funny – Marijuana News

With films like "Superbad" and "Pineapple Express" on his resume, Seth Rogen is easily one of the reigning kings of today's brand of stoner comedies, so it would be understandable if he found the current wave of marijuana legalization around the U.S. troubling from a creative perspective.

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‘Yoganja’ pairs pot, yoga for greater spiritual experience – Marijuana News

Hollie Hayes wheeled her bicycle into a tree-lined park in northeast Portland at the end of a long, hot spring day. She unrolled a brown paper bag from a backpack, and reached inside for a joint she’d rolled a couple of hours earlier, a strain of marijuana called “Animal Cookies”—the perfect choice for a sundown session of “yoganja.”

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Marijuana industry helping some small towns survive – Marijuana News

EMPIRE, Colo. – Colorado’s $1 billion marijuana industry is helping some small towns stay afloat. A prime example is the town of Empire, in Clear Creek County.

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California Record Store Amoeba Music Eyes Pot Dispensary at Berkeley Location

Amoeba Music on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, California. Image: Eco84 via Wikimedia Commons

Move over Miles: The legendary record store wants to convert its jazz room into Berkeley's newest medical marijuana dispensary.

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Marijuana recipes: How to make Cannabis Ceviche

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An emerging group of modern chefs are creating bold new dishes infused with marijuana, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it yourself.
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Wine & Weed: Pot tourism goes upscale in the Colorado Rockies

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While cannabis curiosity is still at odds with social stigmas, tours with Cultivating Spirits or a stay at 420-friendly Breck Haus are enlightening options to explore.

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Cannabis Club TV: Perfect buds of useful pot-themed programming

Pete Biggam, left, and Danny Keith have big plans for Cannabis Club TV, or CCTV. Image: Brad Kava via Los Angeles Times
Step aside, Comedy Central. Beat it, MTV. Eat your heart out, Food Channel.
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Choose cannabis for wellness, not intoxication: the DeAngelo Manifesto

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A manifesto, by definition, is not usually easy reading, which is why Steve DeAngelo has combined his eight-point program with scientific and historical details, interspersed with stories about his life.
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I tried recipes from the Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook, then I needed a long nap

A twist on the traditional pot brownie. Photograph: Jason Wilson for the Guardian

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 For the fast-growing industry growing around weed, the current challenge is to make marijuana an item of ordinary middle-class consumption.

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Cannabis film festival comes to Brooklyn, N.Y.

Snoop Dogg just launched a cannabis lifestyle website

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San Francisco (AFP) - Snoop Dogg is rolling his love for cannabis into a new lifestyle website intended to be an online "encyclopedia" for anything anyone would want to know about pot.
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Baked Salmon: Why Cannabis-Infused Gravlax Might Be the Next Big Thing in Pot Edibles

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 This THC-infused salmon is what happens when edibles meet appetizing.

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Blue ribbon marijuana? Cannabis industry finds a foothold at the Oregon State Fair

The Latest Craze In Winemaking: Marijuana-Infused Wine

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There’s been a lot of buzz about pot and wine recently.

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Alcohol sales get higher after weed legalization contrary to industry fears