Former US House Speaker To Promote Legalizing Marijuana

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By Associated Press By Dan Sewell CINCINNATI (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and the nation’s deadly opioid crisis. The Ohio Republican, an avid cigarette smoker, has joined the advisory… Read more »

Mormon Church Opposes Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative

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By Associated Press By Brady McCombs SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church came out against a medical marijuana ballot initiative in Utah on Tuesday as opposition mounts against the proposal that would allow people with certain medical conditions access to pot. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement… Read more »

Interview: Azizi Gibson is the Future

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By Shirley Ju Being an independent hip-hop artist with no real place to call home, Azizi Gibson decided early on he would conform to no one but himself. With that comes the confidence in speaking his mind and standing up for what’s right, always telling the hard-hitting truth no matter what. This year has proven… Read more »

Marijuana Shop Cannot Bank on Identity That Parodies Citibank

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By Duke London As cannabis consumption reaches the mainstream, many formerly tongue-in-cheek subcultural terms and brands that flew under the radar on the black market are now very much on the legal radar of corporate America. Like Gorilla Glue and other companies before it, Citibank is the latest corporate entity to take issue with a… Read more »

Feds Want Your Input On Marijuana Reclassification

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By Lesley Nickus The Trump administration wants your input on whether marijuana should be reclassified under international law. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration officially began accepting online comments this week, according to a notice the FDA published on the Federal Register It’s the first-ever review of marijuana’s classification — conducted by The United Nations… Read more »

Canada’s Legalization Will Likely Mean an End to German Exports

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By Lesley Nickus Currently, German cannabis patients fear that the anticipated legalization in Canada on July 1 could result in an import ban of medicinal cannabis from Canadian producers to Germany. So far, Germany imports only cannabis from countries that do not violate the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. For example, the German… Read more »

Pennsylvania Eyes Expanding Medical Marijuana to Plant Form

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By Associated Press By Marc Levy HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state medical marijuana board recommended Monday that Pennsylvania allow the sale of marijuana in dry leaf form, in theory to allow users to vaporize and inhale it, and expand the kinds of medical conditions it can be used to treat, including cancer remission therapy…. Read more »

Short-Handed Alaska Marijuana Board Tables Social Use Talks

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By Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Marijuana regulators have tabled until June action on draft rules for allowing people to consume marijuana in authorized retail stores in Alaska. Erika McConnell, the director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, had recommended that the Marijuana Control Board put the draft regulations out for public comment…. Read more »

HotbAUX: Famous Dex’s Smoking Playlist

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By Duke London Welcome to the hotbAUX, where we pass the auxiliary cord to our special guests during the sesh to find out their go-to smoking songs. Light up and plug in. Read last week’s HotbAUX with Guapdad 4000 The only way to describe Chicago-born artist Famous Dex is “wild.” His music feels like taking… Read more »