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By Monterey Bud It’s one of the most pressing questions coming out of the Nov. 6, 2018, election: Now that Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions has been defeated by Democrat Colin Allred in North Texas, will the House Rules Committee finally get back to passing meaningful cannabis legislation? Before Sessions lost in the 2018 midterm election, he was […] …read more

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By Maureen Meehan Something remarkable for the future of cannabis is happening in the Lone Star state. Texas Republicans and Democrats moved together in unusual harmony to put cannabis reform in a place it’s never been before: on the table. The Nov. 6, 2018, election put the change in real terms: 19 female African-American judges were elected in […] …read more

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By Marijuana Moment Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the marijuana compound known for getting you high — is the most well-know cannabis constituent. In recent years, cannabidiol (CBD) has garnered attention for its non-intoxicating medicinal properties. Now, the federal government is recruiting researchers to investigate how the dozens of other lesser-known cannabinoids and terpenes work and whether they can treat […] …read more

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By Nicolas Juarez By David A. Lieb and Geoff Mulvhill, The Associated Press From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health-care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their […] …read more

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By Nicolas Juarez Illinois voters just elected a new governor who supports legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana — and a new study indicates that the state would reap significant economic benefits if lawmakers follow through in 2019. According to an analysis from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of […] …read more

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By Marijuana Moment The federal government is hiring professional joint rollers, according to a recent notice published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). OK, that’s oversimplifying the job quite a bit. But twisting up “standardized marijuana cigarettes” with strains of various potencies will be one of the responsibilities of whatever small business lands a contract with […] …read more

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By Jessica Peralta Randy Madden was in a bad place when he returned from Iraq after more than four years of serving in the U.S. Army. “When I first got back, I was miserable, I was yelling at a lot of people,” Madden, 36, told Marijuana.com. “[I] started isolating myself.” Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Madden is […] …read more

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By The Cannabist Network

Marijuana is emerging among the vineyards, not as a rival to the valley’s grapes but as a high-value commodity that could help reinvigorate a fading agricultural tradition along the state’s Central Coast.

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By Monterey Bud What’s in a tweet? Twitter is a sociopolitical arena where activists, politicians, journalists, entertainers, and the masses do battle 280 characters at a time. The election was no exception. While the election didn’t exactly provide the blue wave liberals had hoped for — though Democrats won back the House of Representatives and female candidates delivered […] …read more

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By The Cannabist Network

When Coca-Cola publicly announces it is sizing up business opportunities in a specific industry, people tend to take notice.That was the case with in mid September, when Coke — the world’s largest beverage company, said it was keeping an eye on cannabis infused drinks, with a particular focus on beverages containing the non-psychoactive compound CBD.

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