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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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Trend of Past Marijuana Conviction Expungement Continues in Seattle

Last week, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced at a press conference that they will be asking the Seattle Municipal Court to vacate all convictions and to dismiss all charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession prosecuted before pot was legalized statewide, which could result in the vacating of 500 to 600 convictions that occurred between 1997 and 2010, when the city stopped prosecuting misdemeanor cannabis offenses. This move comes on the heels of similar actions by officials in San Francisco and the rumblings of such a move occurring in Colorado, showing the start of a positive...

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Strain Review: Jack Diesel

Breeders have taken some of the most popular medical marijuana strains and put them together to make some of the best strains around. One such strain is Jack Diesel, which is a hybrid that came from the ever popular Jack Herer and NYC Diesel to create a sativa dominant strain with extremely potent effects. What You Should Expect Combining sativa and indica strains often brings a mixture of some of the best effects – and Jack Diesel is no exception. The strain takes after the indica heritage when it comes to the appearance with denser buds, which are generally...

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Was Patriots’ Cornerback Malcolm Butler Benched in the Super Bowl for Weed?

We’ve covered issues regarding cannabis in the NFL in the past, and even in NCAA football. But the majority of that coverage was about the fact that many former and current players are speaking out about their support for the league to allow players to use medical cannabis for pain management instead of potentially harmful pills. This time, the focus is on a head-scratching decision made by the New England Patriots before they played the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52. Fans and sportscasters alike questioned New England’s decision to bench cornerback Malcolm Butler, especially for the big game....

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Georgia Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Legalize Adult Use of Cannabis

When it comes to legalization of marijuana, over half of the country has legalized medical marijuana in some form. One of the states where access to legal cannabis is the most restrictive is Georgia, where a small expansion to a CBD-only medical marijuana law was passed last spring. Things have a slim chance of changing this year, though, as Senator Curt Thompson introduced a bill that would legalize cannabis for use by (and to be sold to) adults 21 and older, regulating the herb like alcohol. “The historical trends and the political trends nationally, and even here in Georgia,...

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