Orange Sunshine is a Fabulous Trip

Orange Sunshine is a Fabulous Trip

Through superb storytelling that includes dramatic re-creations and compelling firsthand interviews, Orange Sunshine paints the fascinating true story of a group of hippies and surfers in the 1960s and ’70s who found spiritual enlightenment by taking massive quantities of LSD. After several acid trips, the group decides that it’s their mission in life to make [...]

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Clones In Austria: Europe’s Unrivaled Cannabis Gardens

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So long as they don’t carry buds, cannabis plants are legal in Austria. Although cannabis as a recreational drug is as illegal as in most other countries, you can easily purchase White Widdow, Jack Herer, or Lemon Haze “cuttings” in Vienna and many other Austrian cities. The Austrian Narcotic Drugs Act only punishes cannabis cultivation [...]

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We Asked Canada’s Big Mayors About Their City’s Dispensaries

We Asked Canada’s Big Mayors About Their City’s Dispensaries

Making something legal that was previously illegal is complicated business. A perfect example of that is the intricate patchwork of marijuana reform stretching across North America. In the U.S., more than half the country is able to enjoy pot in a variety of forms, but in the other half of the country, people go to [...]

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British Study Examines Global Marijuana Use: UK Should Legalize

British Study Examines Global Marijuana Use: UK Should Legalize It

Drilling down on global marijuana habits, a new study published by the Smith Institute asserts that British lawmakers should stop fighting the inevitable “Tide” of marijuana’s mainstream acceptance and legalize the calming herb. After examining cannabis consumption in the UK and abroad, investigating the “vacuum” created by the United Kingdom’s antiquated policy, and examining the future [...]

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American Dream Marijuana Strain Review

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Strain Overview The Scoop: One look at American Dream’s complex lineage (Afghani, Skunk #1, Jamaica, and Hawaiian) and you’ll know it possesses some seriously positive characteristics. In this strain’s case, the high yield is what stands out the most, followed by its sweet and tropical flavors. Far from being the most potent strain on the [...]

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‘Adam Ruins Everything,’ Even Marijuana Prohibition

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The mood has turned noticeably ugly in the marijuana reform camp since the November 8 election of Donald J Trump. Despite the last 20 years of solid progress, our newest Pres. elect seems to be bulking up his political muscle and preparing to go mono-a-mono against the reform movement. As such, Adam Conover attempts to uncover the [...]

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Trump Picks Marijuana Opponent For Health Secretary

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President-elect Donald Trump has selected an opponent of marijuana law reform to be the nation’s next top health official. In picking Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Trump is putting a legislator who has repeatedly voted against medical cannabis amendments in command of the federal government’s health and medicine [...]

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Struggling to Make Sense of Matthew Jack Little’s Death

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Tragedy struck the Seattle area this weekend as long-time cannabis activist Matthew Jack Little was hit and killed while walking home on the side of a busy highway. Why was a 59-year-old man walking home on the side of the highway in the middle of a cold Washington November, you might ask? Months prior, Marine [...] Source: http://www.marijuana.com

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Eight Grams of Marijuana Given Back at Fairbanks Airport

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Passengers taking off from Fairbanks International Airport with less than 28 grams of pot needn’t worry about handing over their recently legalized stash, at least according to one of the TSA’s more aptly named representatives. Per Lorie Dankers of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the federal agency doesn’t consider “marijuana a security threat.” As such; [...] Source: http://www.marijuana.com

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What Marijuana Researchers Want From The Feds

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The results of a survey on what the marijuana research community wants from the federal government are in. In sum, researchers want more: More strains, more potency, more cannabinoids and more methods of delivery. All marijuana studies in the U.S. must be conducted with cannabis obtained from the federal government. Since 1968, the only legal source has been [...] Source: http://www.marijuana.com

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Carly Schwartz: California’s Marijuana Pioneer Isn’t Afraid of Donald Trump

Carly Schwartz:  California's Marijuana Pioneer Isn't Afraid of Donald Trump

About a month ago, on an unseasonably warm Wednesday evening in the courtyard the Oakland Museum, partygoers in blazers and floor-length gowns mingled, sipping champagne and martinis. A DJ spun remixes on a neon-lit stage. A photographer snapped photos. Tiki torches and triple-decker towers of appetizers helped set the mood. …

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The Conversation US: What Do We Know About Marijuana’s Medical Benefits? Two Experts Explain The Evidence.

The Conversation US:  What Do We Know About Marijuana's Medical Benefits? Two Experts Explain The Evidence.

We have no political position on cannabis legalization. We study the cannabis plant, also known as marijuana, and its related chemical compounds. Despite claims that cannabis or its extracts relieve all sorts of maladies, the research has been sparse and the results mixed. At the moment, we just don’t know …

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Alice O’Leary Randall: The Cannabis Closet

Alice O'Leary Randall:  The Cannabis Closet

This article first appeared in Cannabis Now Magazine.   “Coming out of the closet” is a figure of speech long associated with the gay community but the expression has been used to describe many situations in which admission of some societal anomaly is involved. Deviating from the norm, even when …

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Shane Paul Neil: A Big Shift Is Necessary to Successfully Market Cannabis to Minorities

Shane Paul Neil:  A Big Shift Is Necessary to Successfully Market Cannabis to Minorities

In the early 1900’s when marijuana first came under heavy scrutiny by the governing bodies of the United States, it was rare to mention marijuana without mentioning minorities. It was after all, the new influx of Mexicans entering the USA that popularized the use of the plant for recreational purposes. …

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Chris Weigant: Questions For The Candidates On Marijuana Reform

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 Hundreds of advocates for marijuana legalization rally and smoke pot outside the White House in Washington, D.C.  on April 02, 2016. 
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There is a major political debate currently happening in many parts of this country, but the astonishing thing is that most politicians — especially those on the national stage — seem to want to pretend the debate doesn’t even exist. We saw this previously on the issue of gay marriage, …

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