Kern County Supervisor Charged With Conflict of Interest in Marijuana Vote

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By Associated Press BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Southern California prosecutors say a county supervisor faces a pair of misdemeanor charges after she cast a vote on marijuana regulation while allegedly having a financial stake in the cannabis industry. Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez will be arraigned Wednesday on conflict-of-interest charges. Her attorney said at a… Read more »

New Jersey Township Must Pay for Employee’s Medical Marijuana, Judge Rules

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By Monterey Bud After citing a need to stop “creating addicts” and “killing people,” a New Jersey workers’ compensation judge ordered Freehold Township to compensate an employee for his use of medical marijuana. “If there’s anything criminal here, it’s how these drugs have been force-fed to injured people creating addicts,” said Lionel Simon, a New… Read more »

For Insomnia, A Warm Joint Works Like Warm Milk

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By Shirley Ju Insomnia is the main reason I obtained by medical marijuana card. Like many who suffer from mental health illnesses or addiction, I find insomnia is the No. 1 trigger for my anxiety. Ever since high school, I remember sleepless nights watching the clock strike 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m. … Although… Read more »

July 17 is World Emoji Day, but Why Are There No Weed Emoji?

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By Nicolas Juarez 🌲🔥💨🍁👌 World Emoji Day is July 17, a global celebration of the small, digital icons that have replaced our words and infiltrated our hearts. Or 💕, if you will. In recognition of these icons we use to communicate ideas, emotions, and messages through most digital life, the world celebrates these round, expressive… Read more »

Marijuana Restrictions May Make Oklahomans Mad Enough to Vote

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By Monterey Bud Oklahoma’s restrictive new medical marijuana rules could cultivate strong support for a legalization vote and State Question 797, which aims to legalize adult-use marijuana for adults 21 and older. After Oklahoma voters approved the state’s medical marijuana ballot initiative in late June 2018, Republican Gov. Mary Fallin announced Tuesday July 10, 2018,… Read more »

A Beginner’s Guide to Marijuana Use in Washington, D.C.

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By Jessica Peralta There’s much to do and see in America’s capital city. Coincidentally, one of those activities may include smoking some weed. But before you run out to light up a joint at the Washington Monument, there are definitely some things you should know. Cannabis in Washington, D.C. Washington D.C. voters passed the Legalization… Read more »