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Travel Expert Rick Steves Briefed Members of Congress on Marijuana Law Reform

While Rick Steves is perhaps best known for his guide books on traveling as well as his long-running PBS show “Rick Steves’ Europe,” he’s also becoming well-known – especially in the cannabis community – for his continuous battle against marijuana prohibition and his advocacy for legalizing cannabis. Last week Rick spoke in front of members of the bipartisan Congressional Cannabis Caucus on the need for and the effects of cannabis legalization. “There are so many reasons to end the prohibition on marijuana. Whether you’re concerned about the well-being of children, fairness for minority communities, redirecting money away from criminals...

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Strain Review: Titan’s Haze

The right hybrid is out there for everyone, but one in particular that is a favorite of many and comes from two lines of plants that can be traced back to the 70s and 80s is called Titan’s Haze. This sativa dominant strain offers some potent and extreme sativa effects that will get almost anyone through a long day without much to complain about. What You Should Expect When looking for a sativa dominant hybrid, not many come close to what Titan’s Haze has to offer in both experience and story (if you’re into that sort of thing). The...

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Volunteers Ingest Cannabis to Help California Police Identify Stoned Drivers

Legal cannabis comes with some things that most people might not think of. One of those things is how legalization potentially impacts the safety of our roadways. Up until very recently, smoking cannabis around cops would be a terrible idea. But that is precisely what a group of volunteers did in the Santa Ana, California area. The volunteers participated in what were called “green lab” field test experiments, with the goal of aiding police and other public servants in identifying drivers who are stoned. Volunteers agreed to take field sobriety tests at the beginning of the experiment, while they...

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The Court Case Against AG Sessions, the DOJ, and the DEA Began in NY This Week

Last July, news broke that a group of five plaintiffs had filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) claiming that keeping cannabis as a Schedule I drug was unconstitutional. Yesterday, on Valentine’s Day, the opening arguments were heard in the Federal District Court in Manhattan by U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein. A government attorney has filed a motion to dismiss the case, and after this first hearing the judge will take time to consider each side’s argument before determining if the case will be dismissed or move...

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Number of Mail Packages Containing Marijuana on the Rise in Colorado

According to information obtained by Denver7, the number of mail packages containing cannabis sent from or sent to Colorado last year is on the rise and actually set a record for the number of packages in CO seized by the feds because they had marijuana in them. In 2012, feds seized 234 packages with marijuana in Colorado; by 2015 that number had increased to 542 and in 2017 that number climbed to a record 934 packages. “U.S. Postal Inspectors continue to aggressively target individuals who use the postal service to distribute controlled substances,” Dana Carter, Inspector in Charge of...

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Florida Voters Likely to Approve Recreational Cannabis if it Reaches the Ballot

Two years ago, before Florida voters had even approved Amendment 2 (legalizing medical marijuana), some people in the state were already looking ahead to legalizing the plant for recreational use. Back then, we had two main groups, and a third lesser-known group, who were working towards getting full legalization on the ballot – Regulate Florida, Floridians for Freedom, and Florida Organization of Reform. All three groups have a similar goal – making cannabis legal in the state of Florida – but they all have a slightly different approach to what legalization should look like. A few year ago they...

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