Canada: The World’s Next Marijuana Marketplace

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Australia does not exist at the forefront Canada’s collective mindset. For Canadians who haven’t traveled to the land down under, knowledge of this part of the world is limited to a few antiquated stereotypes like boxing kangaroos and Crocodile Dundee. What Canadians and the rest of the planet may not realize is that Australia is [...]

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Congress Tightening Restraints on D.C. Marijuana Reform

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The Republican-controlled House of Representatives is taking steps to further crack down on Washington, D.C.’s ability to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana sales. Possessing and cultivating small amounts of marijuana is already legal in the nation’s capital, as is medical cannabis, thanks to voter-approved ballot initiatives. But under a Congressional rider, the city is barred [...]

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Cannabis Tourism Grows in Canada

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“Traveling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller,” said the great traveler Ibn Battuta. This statement couldn’t be truer of traveling through Canada. We have an enormous country geographically and with that “embarrassment of acreage” comes a widely diverse population, spread across great distances but still sharing the common traits of what it [...]

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If Legalized, Marijuana Could Harvest $28 Billion In New Tax Revenue Annually

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With our national debt currently hovering at a mind-melting $19.3 trillion, a new report from the nonprofit Tax Foundation indicates that a fully legalized marijuana industry could potentially generate approximately $28 billion a year. Generating new revenue for Uncle Sam, individual states, and different municipalities, the traditionally right-wing organization has estimated the dope new revenue [...]

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US House Votes to Give Medical Marijuana to Veterans

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The U.S. House took action to increase military veterans’ access to medical marijuana on Thursday. By a vote of 233-189, representatives approved an amendment preventing the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) from spending money to enforce a current policy that prohibits its government doctors from filling out medical marijuana recommendation forms in states where the drug is legal. The language [...]

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Texas Republicans Endorse Medical Marijuana

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Texas could become one of the next places in the U.S. to enact a comprehensive medical marijuana program, if the state Republican Party has its way. On Friday, delegates at the 2016 Texas GOP Convention voted to add a medical cannabis provision to the party platform. “We call upon the Texas Legislature to improve the 2015 Compassionate Use [...]

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highTunes: Perfect Pairings For Drake, SBTRKT, and Young Thug

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After initially announcing it way back in 2014, we finally have our collective hands on Drake’s Views From The 6. Even to the casual listener, it’s abundantly clear that Drake has evolved. He’s progressed to a point where the lines between genres blur and he can infuse surprising lyricism with a melody that very few [...]

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What’s The Problem With Elected Officials and Marijuana?

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Every state that has fully legalized marijuana to date has accomplished that change by voter initiative, which means a majority of the voting public in those states clearly favored ending marijuana prohibition. However most statewide elected officials in those states publicly opposed legalization prior to the vote; and even after the initiatives passed, many attempt to [...]

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Hemp Life: 5 Ways To Go Green

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Long squandered as one of the Earth’s more valuable and renewable resources, hemp is making a full-throated comeback in the 21st century. Historically maligned by the likes Harry J. Anslinger and his group of industrial malcontents, this not-too-distant cousin of medical marijuana is in everything from healthy salads to environmentally friendly building materials. As a [...]

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How to Make Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil

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Hello! Keira from Ambrosia here with another weekly recipe. Today I’ll be showing you how to make cannabis-infused Coconut Oil. Coconut Oil is a great, healthy alternative for infusing cannabis. It’s known to promote weight loss, boost the immune system, regulate metabolism, and aid digestion. As a topical, Coconut Oil is excellent for keeping skin [...]

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Prohibitionists Block Marijuana Studies and CBD for Kids

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A key Congressional panel defeated a trio of medical marijuana measures this week. On Tuesday, the U.S. House Rules Committee took up a bill to create a federal task force to investigate best practices in pain management and prescribing pain medication, killing two amendments to study medical marijuana in the process. The first amendment would have directed the task force, [...]

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Organized Crime: A Growing Concern in Canada

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Is the threat of organized crime infringing on legal marijuana?  On paper, the theory seems straightforward — once people are allowed to purchase cannabis like a standard commodity, nobody will want to buy it from the black market, which will cause that part of the industry to shrivel and die. However, a recent report published [...]

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Donald Trump: Legalize Drugs?

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Will Donald, Hillary, or Bernie legalize it before 2020? What about one of “the other” candidates? It is clear that the GOP has one option: Donald Trump. While many are wondering whether this man will make America great again, there is one looming issue for our community. What will happen to marijuana legislation and policy? [...]

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What is Cannabis Ruderalis?

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Though you’re probably familiar with the indica and sativa subspecies of marijuana, did you know there’s another major one? Cannabis ruderalis, a relatively common third member of the cannabis family, typically grows wild in regions where hemp cultivation once thrived. The subspecies is most prevalent in parts of Russia and Asia where cold winter climates [...]

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