The Week Ahead: Legal But Not Free: Medical Marijuana Shouldn’t Cost Anyone a Livelihood

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By Monterey Bud The Week Ahead is Monterey Bud’s weekly column focusing down on the most pressing cannabis policies, issues and discussions. Each Monday, Monterey Bud brings his voice to comment on the marijuana industry and the politics of cannabis from the perspective of a weed apostle. As more states tumble towards marijuana legalization, the… Read more »

Florida Agricultural Commission Hopeful: Wells Fargo Closed Account for Supporting Marijuana

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By Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida candidate for agriculture commissioner says Wells Fargo terminated her campaign account because she supports medical cannabis. Democrat Nikki Fried said Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, that the banking giant started asking questions about her platform after she joined the statewide race: Does she advocate more access to… Read more »

Maine Senator Backs Effort to Allow VA to Research Medical Marijuana for Pain Relief, PTSD

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By Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s independent senator says he is getting behind an effort to research how medicinal cannabis could help veterans. Sen. Angus King is part of a bipartisan group of legislators that wants to authorize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to advance research about the safety and efficacy of… Read more »

Sensible Sensimilla: Your Mane Will Have More Bounce With This Ounce of Hemp Seed Oil Hair Treatment

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By Jessica Peralta Sensible Sensimilla is a weekly series highlighting the most practicable ways to live a carefree, fashionable stoner lifestyle. Part how-to guide, part way of life; fully sensible. This Sunday, Marijuana.com’s Jessica Peralta shows us how to tame tangles with hemp seed oil. Standing in front of the bathroom mirror, hopelessly attempting to… Read more »

This Weed In News: Missouri Marijuana Measures Can Go 3 Ways; Georgia’s Next Governor May Expand Medical Access; North Dakota To Vote on Legalization

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By Monterey Bud This Weed in News is Monterey Bud’s weekly column offering his thoughts on the crucial stories of the week. Each Saturday, Monterey Bud recaps the news and tells us why he cares — and why we should, too. The anticipation of greater legalization spread dramatically during the week ending Saturday, Aug. 18,… Read more »

Legal Weed Weekly Wrap: California’s Anticipated Marijuana Banking Bill Stalls, But Other Measures Clear Committees

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By Noah White California Lawmakers had their hands full with cannabis bills up for hearings for the week ending Friday, August 17, 2018. The state’s marijuana industry must continue to conduct transactions in cash after the Assembly Appropriations Committee mothballed a plan for California to charter financial institutions exclusively for the cannabis trade. On the… Read more »

What is Synthetic Marijuana, and Why Should You Avoid It?

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By Associated Press By, Mike Stobbe, Associated Press A decade after first appearing in the United States, synthetic marijuana is seen as a growing health danger. Some marijuana smokers turned to it because it is relatively cheap and not detected in routine drug testing. Dozens of people in New Haven, Connecticut, went to the hospital… Read more »

After More Than 100 K2-related Overdoses, New Haven is On Edge

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By Maureen Meehan Local TV stations warned of graphic content as cameras panned over the elegantly landscaped New Haven Green, where jazz festivals and art fairs tend to overlap all summer in the coastal Connecticut city that’s home to Yale University. A massive overdose of K2, some laced with fentanyl, severely sickened at least 115… Read more »