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Police charge man after South Dakota seniors unwittingly eat pot brownies
Politics
The stakes were high — and scary — at a South Dakota community center card game. A group of seniors inadvertently ate a batch of cannabis brownies brought by a 73-year-old woman who didn’t know that her adult son had baked them with THC butter. The incident happened last Tuesday in Tabor, a town with a population of 423 people, according to an affi
Should Louisiana break up medical marijuana monopolies to lower prices?
Business & Finance
When Louisiana's first legal smokable medical marijuana was made available on Jan. 1, patients like Corbet King of Wisner were excited about the product that they believed would be a more affordable option than tinctures, oils and edibles. After all, affordability was one of the key selling points when the Legislature passed a bill last year to add
A New Study Suggests An Effective Replacement For Marijuana Breathalyzers
Cannabis News
Marijuana breathalyzers have long been in development, producing no fruitful results. A new study shows a different path. Researchers have found a non-invasive way of determining whether or not a person has been impaired by THC. This discovery, achieved thanks to a study conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital and published in the journal Neuro
‘Battle royale’: Cannabis regulation bills pit regulatory agency against some marijuana businesses
Business & Finance
An effort by state regulators to rein in sale of intoxicating cannabis that can be produced with materials outside their authority has some major business interests crying foul. The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board has requested a change in the law that would explicitly permit it to prohibit the sale of intoxicating materials derived from hemp.
Down 15%, Is Innovative Industrial Properties a Buy?
Business & Finance
The company is by far the most significant REIT specializing in the marijuana industry. The marijuana industry is not currently popular with investors, to put it mildly. That's having a knock-on effect with cannabis real estate investment trust (REIT) Innovative Industrial Properties. Despite being a consistently profitable company that doesn't act
Oregon State research shows hemp compounds prevent coronavirus from entering human cells
Medical News
Hemp compounds identified by Oregon State University research via a chemical screening technique invented at OSU show the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells. Findings of the study led by Richard van Breemen, a researcher with Oregon State’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling
Study Suggests Cocaine Use More Prevalent than Marijuana Among Truck Drivers
Cannabis News
Is marijuana really the drug most commonly used by truck drivers? National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse statistics say it is by far, but hair-testing advocates cite new research finding that truck drivers abuse cocaine more than cannabis. “Our research found that DOT is seriously under-reporting the actual use of harder drugs by truck drivers, su
Past Marijuana Use Won’t Cost You A Federal Job, Top Official Loosens Restrictions
Business & Finance
While federal law on a person’s past use of marijuana remains relevant, it is not determinative to decisions on eligibility for access to classified information or eligibility to hold a sensitive position. For years, marijuana use has been — and still is — a red flag on a security clearance review. However, the sentiment seems to be changing, as mo
The Best Things To Do In DTLA
Cannabis News
Downtown Los Angeles has so many things to do, but how do you find the best things to do in DTLA? The DTLA scene is ever-evolving, but this list contains both age-old favorites and newcomers not to miss. If you’re looking for the best things to do in DTLA in 2022, we’ve got you covered:    Visit The Arts District  Any trip to DTLA should be accompa
5 Reasons to consider Medical Cannabis for improved health and wellness in the new year
Medical News
Have you ever considered incorporating medical cannabis into your 2022 new year’s wellness routine? WholesomeCo is excited to share a few reasons our patients use medical cannabis, and the medicinal benefits it may bring to your lifestyle. As we ring in the new year, our pharmacists at WholesomeCo are ready to assist in your personal cannabis journ
How Much Cannabis Can You Legally Possess In Oregon? New Rules Taking Effect In 2022
Politics
As of Jan. 1, Oregonians can legally purchase up to two ounces of cannabis flower from licensed retailers, NORML reports.  In a Dec. 28 meeting, Oregon's Liquor and Cannabis Commission approved new rules, including doubling how much marijuana customers can purchase and giving the green light to home delivery across city and county lines, among othe
‘Something’s not right in southern Oregon’: alarm at rise of illegal pot farms
Politics
Armed men in pickup trucks rule over vast illicit industry that has transformed rural counties, depleting water and scaring locals Christopher Hall parks his old Toyota on a dirt road that dead-ends in a forest in Oregon’s Illinois Valley. He points out a cluster of greenhouses surrounded by piles of trash, and the hillside above, which has been te
Why Vaping Provides A Different High Than Smoking
Cannabis News
  Ever since the popularity of vaping cannabis began to rise, the debate over which method is more effective has raged on amongst cannabis enthusiasts everywhere. For cannabis enthusiasts, pulling out a vape pen has become preferable to rolling up a joint or a blunt for numerous reasons. Vaping is generally more convenient and discreet than smoking
Flint City Council approves measure allowing recreational marijuana for 8th ward facility
Politics
 A medical marijuana shop in Flint is looking to add recreational pot use to its business. At tonight’s city council meeting, members discussed approving a license for the local dispensary located in Flint’s 8th ward. During the meeting, Councilman of the 8th ward, Dennis Pfiffer, stated that he was not in favor of granting the dispensary a license
Say Hello to Happier Periods with Holief™
Business & Finance
Holief™ is proud to introduce a new line of women's wellness products that reduce the symptoms of PMS and menstrual cramping. 80% of women suffer from painful periods and we believe it is time for that discomfort to end. Holief's plant-based products include naturally grown hemp extract products, which are effective in targeting the physical, menta
Say Hello to Happier Periods with Holief™
Medical News
Holief™ is proud to introduce a new line of women's wellness products that reduce the symptoms of PMS and menstrual cramping. 80% of women suffer from painful periods and we believe it is time for that discomfort to end. Holief's plant-based products include naturally grown hemp extract products, which are effective in targeting the physical, menta

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