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Colorado Senator Says Trump Pledged to Leave State-Legal Cannabis Alone

In January of this year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, which discouraged prosecutors from pursuing cases involving marijuana in states that had legalized it. Sessions got more than a little backlash – everyone from activists to politicians and industry officials in various states, among others – for this move. It also prompted Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado to decide to withhold his nominees for the Department of Justice until a resolution on this issue was reached. Nearly four months later, Senator Gardner has recently announced that he has confirmation from President Trump that the Department...

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Reactions to John Boehner Joining the Cannabis Industry are Mixed

On Episode #113 of “Cannabis News,” I discussed the news that former Speaker of The U.S. House of Representatives – John Boehner – has decided to enter the cannabis industry as a member of the board of advisers of Acreage Holdings, a marijuana company that operates in 11 states. During the episode I alluded to some of the early reactions to the news and opined that I can see both sides of the issue; while it would have been super-helpful if Boehner hadn’t spent his time in Congress denigrating cannabis only to “evolve” on the issue when he no...

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Strain Review: Super Sour Diesel

Trying out a new strain can be a bit of a gamble sometimes and for some, that is not a risk they have the time to take. With Super Sour Diesel, you have the option to have something new that is a combination of two of the most popular sativa strains – Super Silver Haze and Sour Diesel. Together, the two create an extremely potent, 100% sativa hybrid strain that works wonders. What You Should Expect As mentioned, this strain is a 100% sativa hybrid, and it demonstrates all of the best qualities of a classic sativa strain tenfold....

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How to Use CBD Oil To Stop Migraines and Joint Pain

The use of CBD for various illnesses and ailments has become more and more in vogue in the last several years. Using CBD for joint pain and other chronic conditions has been shown to be very effective. In places where traditional medicines are failing, it seems that CBD for joint pain and CBD for migraines might just be the answer. When it comes other people’s pain, it can be very difficult to understand and quantify. Having someone in your life – a loved one or a friend – who suffers from pain can leave you both feeling helpless. Migraines...

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Dangerous Synthetic Cannabis Products Causing Increase in ER Visits

There are many consequences of cannabis prohibition that might not be immediately apparent. One example of such consequences is the fact that when you ban cannabis, people will inevitably try to replicate the effects of the plant in legal ways – such as ingesting synthetic cannabis substances like K2. But just because they’re legal doesn’t mean that they’re safe. In fact, synthetic cannabis can be downright deadly. A recent news story from ABC 20 in Springfield, Illinois illustrates just how dangerous synthetic cannabis can be. According to the story, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Monday that there...

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Maine Lawmakers Move Forward with Plans to Implement Voter Approved Retail Cannabis Sales

In the past two days, Maine legislators have made more progress implementing regulations for the commercial cannabis industry than they have in the last two years. Cannabis was legalized by voters in the November 2016 election, and since then the law allowing possession and home growing of cannabis has gone into effect. But the retail industry that would allow dispensaries to open for adults 21 and older cannot get underway until the state puts regulations in place. Last year, a bill was passed by both the Senate and the House, but it was vetoed by Governor Paul LePage. Lepage...

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