Adult-Use Sales in 2 Massachusetts Shops to Begin on Nov. 20

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By Associated Press By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Two marijuana stores in Massachusetts were given the green light Nov. 16, 2018, to begin selling to recreational customers in week, making them the first commercial dispensaries in the eastern United States. Both stores — New England Treatment Access in Northampton and Cultivate… Read more »

How Cannabinoids Work: Part II – Paths Through the Body

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By Itzhak Kurek, PhD Though medical cannabis research is expanding daily, for patients and their health-care professionals, it’s challenging to understand the interaction between many variables at play to determine dosages, the type of cannabis, and importantly, the delivery system. Even if you know exactly how much of an active ingredient such as THC you’re… Read more »

Concentrate Review: Savor the Power of Critical Concentrates’ Private Reserve OG

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By Monterey Bud Critical Concentrates’ Private Reserve OG is a muscular extract with relaxing effects. Despite its power, there’s a sublime gracefulness to its earthy savor. In addition to its succulent, melt-in-your-mouth flavor, this budder-like extract integrates a complex array of compounds for our therapeutic benefit. Critical Concentrates is based in California and was anointed… Read more »

Man in Henderson marijuana dispute murder gets life sentence

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By The Cannabist Network A man who shot and killed another man in Henderson over a marijuana dispute has been sentenced to life in prison. The post Man in Henderson marijuana dispute murder gets life sentence appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more Source:: The Cannabist

Blunt Truths, Chapter 5 – Harry Anslinger, Part II: Marijuana on the Radar

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By Nicolas Juarez The story so far: Racism lies at the heart of all marijuana prohibition. The man most responsible for making marijuana illegal, former prohibition cop Harry Anslinger, assumed office as America’s first commissioner of narcotics in 1930. At the time, he oversaw a patchwork of state-by-state regulations, a small staff, a minimal budget… Read more »

Here’s Where Next House Speaker Stands On Marijuana Policy

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By Marijuana Moment The Nov. 6, 2018, elections are over, but Democrats in the House have already found themselves locked in another contentious race that could ultimately have big implications for marijuana legislation in the 116th Congress. Will Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California reclaim her seat as speaker of the House? Or will a coalition… Read more »

Once a Skeptic, Colorado Governor is Fine with Legalization

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By Nicolas Juarez After the 2012 election, which saw Colorado become the first state to legalize marijuana, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said he probably would have reversed the vote if he had a magic wand. But with the perspective of a few years post-legalization, today he says he’d put that wand “back in the drawer.”… Read more »

Nevada Collects a Record $8M in Marijuana Tax Revenues

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By Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — New Nevada tax data show marijuana revenues are continuing to grow and top records in the state. The Nevada Department of Taxation said Nov. 14, 2018, that marijuana tax revenues at the retail and wholesale levels generated $8.1 million in August 2018. That’s a new record, and $3.2… Read more »

How Cannabinoids Work: Part I – Paths Into the Body

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By Itzhak Kurek, PhD Researchers have made great strides in discovering how medical cannabis works in the body, but individual patients may still wonder how it can help them, and in what form and what dose. The journey to figuring out the answer can be frustrating, as even experienced medical cannabis consumers often don’t know… Read more »

Strain Review: Give Thanks for OutCo’s Cookie Pucker

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By Andy Andersen For millenials who dread the thought of having to carve turkey and avoid arguments with their crotchety relatives every year (that is most of us), Friendsgiving is the new Thanksgiving. The alternative seasonal gathering of friends over a potluck feast that may or may not adhere to Thanksgiving meal traditions has become… Read more »