Blunt Truths: Chapter 4 — The Great Hemp Conspiracy

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By A L Katz The story of marijuana prohibition so far: Racism lay at the heart of marijuana prohibition. The man most responsible for making marijuana illegal in the United States, former prohibition cop Harry Anslinger, assumed office as America’s first commissioner of narcotics in 1935. At the time, he oversaw a patchwork of state-by-state… Read more »

For Legal Marijuana, Winds of Change Could Blow from Canada

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By Associated Press By, Rob Gillies, Gene Johnson, and Tracey Lindeman MONTREAL (AP) — Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada’s biggest marijuana companies, but he isn’t sticking around to savor the country’s historic pot legalization. He’s off to Germany on Friday and Australia in late October 2018 — a sign of… Read more »

Anti-Legalization Groups Have More Funding in North Dakota

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By Marijuana Moment Despite growing interest in North Dakota’s marijuana legalization ballot measure among the state’s voters, it is groups and individuals from outside the state who are driving much of the funding on either side of the debate heading up to Election Day on Nov. 6, 2018. And newly filed campaign finance reports show… Read more »

Marijuana, Tobacco Prevalent In Hip-Hop Videos, Study Shows

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By Marijuana Moment Marijuana and tobacco were featured in nearly half of the most popular hip-hop and R&B music videos from 2013 to 2017, a new study found. The study, “Combustible and Electronic Tobacco and Marijuana products in Hip-Hop Music Videos, 2013-2017,” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine on… Read more »

U.S. Warns Canadians to not Cross Border with Marijuana

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By Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — U.S. officials are reminding travelers that it remains illegal to bring cannabis into the United States at border crossings despite the Oct. 17, 2018, legalization of marijuana in Canada. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) representative Christopher Perry says the implementation of the new Canadian law on Oct. 17… Read more »

Canadian legalization creates opportunities for Colorado marijuana businesses

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By The Cannabist Network Nationwide recreational marijuana legalization makes Canada a fertile landscape for ganjaprenuers. While some Colorado companies are already cashing in on opportunities north of the border, the effect on the local cannabis landscape is expected to be mostly invisible to consumers, industry advocates say. The post Canadian legalization creates opportunities for Colorado… Read more »

Leaders, It’s Time to Follow the People Toward Legalization

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By Monterey Bud Are you an elected official who opposes marijuana reform? Based on what I’ve been noticing this election cycle, you may be in jeopardy of becoming a victim of your own anti-marijuana propaganda. Voters in Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, and Utah will vote Nov. 6, 2018, on measures to legalize some form of… Read more »

Two people arrested in Pueblo County after fire at mobile home, investigators suspect hash oil blaze

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By The Cannabist Network Two people were arrested Tuesday afternoon in Pueblo County after firefighters and police responded to a fire, which allegedly was sparked by butane hash oil production. The post Two people arrested in Pueblo County after fire at mobile home, investigators suspect hash oil blaze appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more… Read more »