This Weed In News: Canadian Cannabis Scientists Set to Blaze New Trails; Cannabinoid Researchers Hit 21; UK Doctors Can Prescribe Marijuana-based Medicines

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By Monterey Bud While Canada became the first Group of 7 country to officially legalize recreational marijuana, the real winner for the week ending Oct. 20 2018 is marijuana research. Canada’s legalization of recreational marijuana is a huge win for science; a study at the University of British Columbia found 21 previously undiscovered cannabinoids; and… Read more »

Buried Treasures: Herb Chambers Were Found in Africa, Asia

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By Schwilly In the modern era of marijuana — vaporizers, bongs, and prerolls, oh my! — we hardly have to wonder how we’re going to consume our fabulous flower. But cannabis has been around for thousands of years, and many cultures approached burning herb differently. And, believe it or not, one ancient technique involved smoking… Read more »

National Expungement Week Aims to Set the Record Straight

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By Maureen Meehan The idea for National Expungement Week, as far as one its organizers is concerned, came from the keynote speech that author Michelle Alexander gave at the Drug Policy Alliance’s (DPA) annual conference in October 2017. “She’s a lightning rod,” said Margeaux Bruner, referring to the author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass… Read more »

Concentrate Review: Quality Concentrates Has a Platinum Hit with XJ-13 Crumble

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By Monterey Bud XJ-13 Platinum Tier Crumble by Quality Concentrates combines the therapeutic effects of Jack Herer and G13 Haze, according to its Weedmaps brand listing. A Sativa-like crumble with an intriguingly sweet terpene profile, that seamlessly delivers a touch of citrus-flavored inspiration. Based in California, Quality Concentrates has earned a lofty reputation in the… Read more »

Your Vote Matters, Especially if You Care About Marijuana

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By Toni Denis Voting efforts have reached a fever pitch in 2018 among groups such as billionaire Democratic activist Tom Steyer’s $10 million spend on the NextGen America nationwide youth voter registration drive to support his “Need to Impeach” efforts. Contrast that with billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s pledge of spending as much as $80… Read more »

Senator Impersonates Mitch McConnell Talking About Cannabis

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By Marijuana Moment Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, was apparently taken aback when he heard that the red state of Utah is likely to legalize medical marijuana in November 2018. Republican Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner said in an interview on Oct. 17, 2018, that the exchange took place during Senate’s tax… Read more »

No on Amendment X: Keep hemp legal and constitutional

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By The Cannabist Network Sure sounds like routine fine-tuning; Amendment X would “change the industrial hemp definition from constitutional to statutory.” The post No on Amendment X: Keep hemp legal and constitutional appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more Source:: The Cannabist

Marijuana to Get Big Play at South by Southwest 2019

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By Marijuana Moment South by Southwest (SXSW) has announced its conference sessions for its 2019 festival, and this time the annual Austin, Texas gathering has boosted its marijuana panel selections, big time. With more than 20 cannabis events, attendees have their pick of topics. Ranging from social justice to industry, there seems to be something… Read more »