Hemp Oil Produces Meditative Effects, Italy Researchers Find

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By Marijuana.com Staff By Lauren Williams A groundbreaking study performed by a group of Italian scientists found that breathing in hemp essential oil can have calming effects similar to meditation and yoga. This research indicates that the psychological and physical effects of using cannabis products go far beyond THC and CBD content. “It’s not just… Read more »

Florida Man Can Grow His Own Medical Marijuana, Judge Rules

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By Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians critical of the state’s implementation of medical cannabis applauded a circuit court ruling Wednesday that allows a Tampa man to grow his own plants. Leon County Judge Karen Gievers said that Joseph Redner is entitled under Florida law to possess, grow, and use cannabis for juicing. Redner… Read more »

Cynthia Nixon: Legalizing Marijuana is a Racial Justice Issue

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By Associated Press By Chris Carola ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A week after telling two interviewers her support for legalizing recreational use of marijuana in New York was revenue-based, Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon said Wednesday, April 11, 2018, that it’s foremost a racial justice issue for her. The “Sex and the City” star… Read more »

Oregon County Aims to Increase Marijuana enforcement

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By Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon county is trying to crack down on illegal cannabis production by hiring two enforcement officers, and to limit new legal grows by considering a pause on the processing of applications to produce cannabis. The move on Wednesday by the Deschutes County Commissioners marks the latest effort… Read more »

Maine Senate Signs Off On Legal Marijuana Sales In State

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By Associated Press By Marina Villeneuve AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would eventually allow legal marijuana sales in the state, setting the stage for lawmakers to have enough support to avert a potential veto by Republican Gov. Paul LePage. The Senate backed the new compromise legislation 24-10…. Read more »

Israel Agrees to Export Its Cannabis

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By Jon Hiltz After months of playing the “will they or won’t they” game, Israel, the Ross and Rachel of cannabis exports, has agreed to ship marijuana beyond its borders. Last month, Marijuana.com reported that Israeli cannabis companies were threatening to take their business elsewhere due to a hold on any potential exports by the… Read more »

Arkansas Pauses Marijuana Dispensary Applications’ Review

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By Associated Press By Andrew DeMillo LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas regulators have stopped reviewing applications from businesses that want to sell medical marijuana, weeks after a judge struck down the state’s licensing process for growing the drug. A spokesman for the Department of Finance and Administration said Wednesday the Medical Marijuana Commission’s review… Read more »

Allen Maldonado of “The Last O.G.” is the next O.G.

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By Shirley Ju The evening before the world premiere of “The Last O.G.,” Tracy Morgan’s new show on TBS, I was invited to an exclusive private screening by cast member Allen Maldonado. You may recognize him from “Black-ish” and a slew of other gigs on both the small and silver screen. Not only was I… Read more »

Strain Review: Mourning Breath

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By Marijuana.com Staff Cannabis consumers come in many forms, so we’ve included multiple points of view in our strain reviews. Our longtime reviewers Monterey Bud and Duke London join Managing Editor Lesley Nickus and “Antonio” from the media department. Today, they’ll be reviewing Mourning Breath by Golden State Cultivators. Test results were not submitted with… Read more »