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FDA Accelerates Psilocybin Research For Major Depressive Disorder

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FDA Accelerates Psilocybin Research For Major Depressive Disorder

FDA Accelerates Psilocybin Research For Major Depressive Disorder “Breakthrough Therapy” designation is reserved for new therapies that have shown promise in preliminary research as a treatment for serious medical conditions. Published  A.J. Herrington Shutterstock The Food and Drug Administration has designated psilocybin mushrooms as a “Breakthrough Therapy” for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), a move that will accelerate research and review of new medications developed with the hallucinogenic compound. The Breakthrough Therapy classification is designed to speed up the development and approval of new drugs. The new Breakthrough Therapy designation for MDD, more commonly referred to as depression, was granted to Usona Institute,...

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Utah Hemp Farmers Growing Strains Named After Obama and Trump

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Utah Hemp Farmers Growing Strains Named After Obama and Trump

Many growers experience a difficult first season. Published  A.J. Herrington Wikimedia Commons Farmers in Utah have begun growing hemp following the legalization of the crop late last year, including strains of the plant with names featuring a decidedly political twist. One varietal, Obama, is named for former President Barak Obama, who was in office when the 2014 Farm Bill that authorized hemp research pilot programs was signed into law. Another strain, Trump, is also named for a president that figures prominently in hemp history. President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill in December, which legalized the crop as an agricultural commodity...

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More Medical Marijuana Patients Are Seeing Doctors In Virtual Visits

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More Medical Marijuana Patients Are Seeing Doctors In Virtual Visits

More Medical Marijuana Patients Are Seeing Doctors In Virtual Visits Virtual visits promise to make the process of getting a medical marijuana card faster and more convenient. Published  5 days ago  on  November 27, 2019 By  Nick Lindsey Shutterstock Throughout the healthcare industry, telemedicine technologies and services are becoming increasingly popular. Typically, these products provide ways for patients to interact with healthcare providers. Telemedicine services can cover anything from a remote checkup to a remote visit to obtain a prescription. And now, the trend is catching on in the medical marijuana space. While not all states allow for remote medical...

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Michigan celebrates first legal cannabis purchases

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Michigan celebrates first legal cannabis purchases

Michigan celebrates first legal cannabis purchases Sam, a manager at Arbors Wellness, assists the first round of customers during the first day of recreational cannabis sales for Michigan at Arbors Wellness in Ann Arbor, Michigan, December 1, 2019. (Brittany Greeson for Leafly) Despite a frigid, rainy morning, three Michigan cannabis stores were open for the state’s first legal adult-use sales beginning at 10:00 a.m. this morning. McKenzie Mans, center, waits outside the door after hours in line during the first day of recreational cannabis sales for Michigan at Arbors Wellness in Ann Arbor, Michigan, December 1, 2019. (Brittany Greeson for...

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Here’s why there are so few legal cannabis stores in Los Angeles

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Here’s why there are so few legal cannabis stores in Los Angeles

Here’s why there are so few legal cannabis stores in Los Angeles The city of Los Angeles, which has 4 million people and a huge illicit cannabis market associated with more than 100 vaping injuries and one death, has just 189 licensed cannabis stores. The hundreds of unlicensed, illicit stores that feed tainted vaping products into the market are thriving in part because there are so few licensed and regulated stores. Now the LA city council president has asked for a re-do of new store licensing, which could further slow the city’s transition to legality. Due to red tape, experts expect as few...

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The Rise of Psychedelic Truffles in Amsterdam

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The Rise of Psychedelic Truffles in Amsterdam

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Post Malone - Circles

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Post Malone - Circles

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Marble Race NBA 2019/20 Basketball

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Marble Race NBA 2019/20 Basketball

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Good Day About to Go BAD! 🤣 | Funniest Fails | AFV 2019

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Good Day About to Go BAD! 🤣 | Funniest Fails | AFV 2019

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Strongest Weed In Amsterdam | Real Stories

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Strongest Weed In Amsterdam | Real Stories

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Pot at the Canadian border | 22 Minutes

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Pot at the Canadian border | 22 Minutes

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You Don't Know Shit: VICE Reports (Full Length)

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You Don't Know Shit: VICE Reports (Full Length)

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People Who Tried, but FAILED! Funniest Fails | AFV 2019

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People Who Tried, but FAILED! Funniest Fails | AFV 2019

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Marble Race: Sand Marble Rally 2019 Qualifiers

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Marble Race: Sand Marble Rally 2019 Qualifiers

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Wiz Khalifa - DayToday: The Right Track

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Wiz Khalifa - DayToday: The Right Track

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The Real Nancy Botwin From 'Weeds'?

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The Real Nancy Botwin From 'Weeds'?

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The Funniest Movie Stoner Moments – Pineapple Express

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The Funniest Movie Stoner Moments – Pineapple Express

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Cheech and Chong talk weed 101

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Cheech and Chong talk weed 101

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Drunken Sailor locker room talk

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Drunken Sailor locker room talk

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Willie Nelson Is "Chief Tester" at His Weed Company

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Willie Nelson Is "Chief Tester" at His Weed Company

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High People Learn Surprising Facts About Marijuana

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High People Learn Surprising Facts About Marijuana

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LA dispensary crime reports doubled since 2010, fueled by unlicensed stores

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LA dispensary crime reports doubled since 2010, fueled by unlicensed stores

LA dispensary crime reports doubled since 2010, fueled by unlicensed stores A police officer directs traffic outside of the scene of a shooting at unlicensed marijuana dispensary Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. Police Department spokesman Jeff Lee says officers arrived at the South Los Angeles unlicensed marijuana dispensary around 1 a.m. Thursday and a found a man who had been shot. The victim died at the scene. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)     In the days before California legalized adult-use cannabis sales, gun-toting robbers preyed on the quasi-legal dispensaries of Los Angeles. They seemed ready and willing to pull...

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What’s the Difference? Recreational vs. Medical Cannabis in Canada

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What’s the Difference? Recreational vs. Medical Cannabis in Canada

What’s the Difference? Recreational vs. Medical Cannabis in Canada Deidre Olsen Now that cannabis is legal from coast to coast, how does Canada’s “recreational” market differ from the medical cannabis system that was first established by Health Canada in 2001? Learn About Cannabis in Canada   LAWS, LOCATIONS, STORE MENUS, AND MORE EXPLORE Earlier this year, the Canadian Medical Association submitted a proposal to Health Canada arguing that there was no need to have separate systems for medical and recreational cannabis.     In contrast, the Canadian Nurses Association has been in favour of two distinct systems, and worries that collapsing both into one would cause retailers...

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Legal weed: How to make safe edibles in your kitchen

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Legal weed: How to make safe edibles in your kitchen

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Why Weed Isn’t a Gateway Drug - Sean Patton - Stand-Up Featuring

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Why Weed Isn’t a Gateway Drug - Sean Patton - Stand-Up Featuring

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Nothing Like FAILING with an AUDIENCE! 🤣 | Funniest Fails | AFV 2019

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Nothing Like FAILING with an AUDIENCE! 🤣 | Funniest Fails | AFV 2019

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Does Endocannabinoid Deficiency Play a Role in These Common Illnesses?

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Does Endocannabinoid Deficiency Play a Role in These Common Illnesses?

Does Endocannabinoid Deficiency Play a Role in These Common Illnesses?  For many suffering from chronic illness, cannabis is a godsend. From those dealing with the wrath of inflamed digestive systems, to the ones combating global musculoskeletal pain, and the millions who report that the agony in their heads is just the beginning of their symptoms—cannabis can help these fighters with their load of physical woes. The ECS is present in every major bodily system, which is how its dysfunction can theoretically cause such a variety of conditions—and how cannabis manages to treat them. But why? To explain, we need to back...

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The science on cannabis topicals for headaches

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The science on cannabis topicals for headaches

  The science on cannabis topicals for headaches If peppermint oil rubbed onto the forehead, neck or temples can provide headache relief, couldn’t a cannabis topical go the extra mile and dissolve the pain altogether? For now, the health community says no, mainly because we’re missing human clinical trials to say whether cannabis applied to the skin is effective at all for headaches and migraines. But that’s not to say anecdotal data has been a dead end—in fact, just the opposite. A 2017 report amassed a large body of preliminary studies, concluding that we have enough evidence to start clinical trials on...

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Curaleaf, largest marijuana company in U.S., starts selling recreational marijuana in Massachusetts at Oxford store

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Curaleaf, largest marijuana company in U.S., starts selling recreational marijuana in Massachusetts at Oxford store

Curaleaf, largest marijuana company in U.S., starts selling recreational marijuana in Massachusetts at Oxford store By Shira Schoenberg | sschoenberg@repub.com The largest marijuana company in the country has opened its first recreational marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts. Curaleaf this weekend began selling recreational marijuana at the same store where it already sells medical marijuana, at 425 Main St. in Oxford. The Oxford store is selling to recreational customers by appointment only for the first 30 days. The store will hold a grand opening Wednesday at 11 a.m. with former Boston Red Sox pitcher and cannabis advocate Bill “Spaceman” Lee. The store is...

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Woody Harrelson Talks About His Very Strong Weed

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Woody Harrelson Talks About His Very Strong Weed

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Moment would-be hitman fails to assassinate crime blogger who was killed just hours later 'by drugs gang who invented encrypted phones that are impossible for police to tap'

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Moment would-be hitman fails to assassinate crime blogger who was killed just hours later 'by drugs gang who invented encrypted phones that are impossible for police to tap'

Moment would-be hitman fails to assassinate crime blogger who was killed just hours later 'by drugs gang who invented encrypted phones that are impossible for police to tap' A shocking video has emerged showing the moment a hooded gunman fails to assassinate a killer-turned-crime-blogger who was killed just hours later 'by a drugs gang who invented encrypted phones that are impossible for police to tap.' Martin Kok, 49, had been convicted and had served his sentence for two murders in his native Netherlands and since his release had focused on writing about the criminal underworld he used to inhabit. His...

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'I kind of over-adjusted': Groom-to-be accidentally pours champagne all over his fiancée's face and body in Pinterest-inspired engagement photoshoot fail

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'I kind of over-adjusted': Groom-to-be accidentally pours champagne all over his fiancée's face and body in Pinterest-inspired engagement photoshoot fail

Alyssa Snodsmith, 24, and Collin Hewett, 23, turned to Pinterest for engagement photo inspiration They found an image they liked of a man pouring champagne into a woman's mouth and tried to recreate it Collin didn't aim well and missed Alyssa's mouth — and when she moved out of the way, he poured the bubbly all over her The Illinois couple found the whole thing quite funny, and their photos have now gone viral on Twitter  By CARLY STERN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM According to BuzzFeed, the couple, who met at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois, got engaged in August and set a date for June...

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Experts say ‘serial poopers’ are in it for the rush

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Experts say ‘serial poopers’ are in it for the rush

Experts say ‘serial poopers’ are in it for the rush For some, there no better way to get flushed with excitement. A recent rash of “serial pooping” incidents in New York and around the country may have a simple explanation, one psychologist told The Post Tuesday — the thrill of breaking one of society’s biggest taboos. “It’s clearly a violation of civil norms and police society,” said Frank Farley a professor at Temple University and former president of the American Psychological Association. “But it’s got a deep risk-taking quality. You are truly pushing the envelope and getting to the edge...

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Tracy Morgan appears on WGN in an, um, intereresting state

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Tracy Morgan appears on WGN in an, um, intereresting state

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This 'It'-Themed Bar Will Make Your Halloween a Little More Terrifying

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This 'It'-Themed Bar Will Make Your Halloween a Little More Terrifying

By DUSTIN NELSON Hey Georgie. What a nice beer. Want it back? One hopes you've never encountered a clown asking you this question from the confines of a sewer grate. But if that's an experience you're actively seeking, you might get pretty close this It-themed pop-up bar. Replay Lincoln Park, an arcade bar in Chicago that has done many pop-up events in the past, will be hosting this one through Halloween.  Join "The Losers Club" to live out a version of the Stephen King story while safely ensconced in your own life, which is, hopefully, not a Stephen King story. At the faux Derry, Maine bar...

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Loop pickpocket team caught on video, cops say

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Loop pickpocket team caught on video, cops say

Loop pickpocket team caught on video, cops say Chicago police have released surveillance video of a pickpocket theft team working in a major downtown hotel. The footage shows just how quick and sneaky such teams can be. The video captured images of a two-man team as they targeted a guest at an elevator bank inside Chicago’s Hyatt Regency Hotel, 151 East Wacker, at 3:27 p.m. on Sept. 1, according to police. One member of the team gets close to a piece of luggage that the victim is pulling behind them. Then, the thief uses a large Staples shopping bag to...

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Man is arrested for having sex with a stuffed 'Olaf' snowman toy from Frozen in front of horrified shoppers at a Florida Target store

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Man is arrested for having sex with a stuffed 'Olaf' snowman toy from Frozen in front of horrified shoppers at a Florida Target store

Man is arrested for having sex with a stuffed 'Olaf' snowman toy from Frozen in front of horrified shoppers at a Florida Target store Cody Meader, 20, caught 'having sex' with stuffed Olaf toy in Florida Target store Repulsed eyewitnesses saw him dry-humping the toy before ejaculating on it He then reportedly proceeded to do the same with a large stuffed unicorn toy  He has been arrested and charged with criminal mischief, according to affidavit  By SOPHIE TANNO FOR MAILONLINE A man has been arrested for having sex with a stuffed 'Olaf' snowman toy in front of horrified shoppers at a...

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Guy Blows Up His Lawn Trying To Kill Cockroaches

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Guy Blows Up His Lawn Trying To Kill Cockroaches

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Serbian Instagram influencer is jailed for possessing assault rifles she was holding for notorious Balkan crime syndicate

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Serbian Instagram influencer is jailed for possessing assault rifles she was holding for notorious Balkan crime syndicate

Serbian Instagram influencer is jailed for possessing assault rifles she was holding for notorious Balkan crime syndicate Radojka Kecman, 25, jailed for having two assault rifles in Novi Sad apartment    Swedish friend, Svetozar Zivkovic, 59, nicked for holding 11 AK47s and 11 pistols Reports say they were storing the weaponry for a powerful Montenegro gang  By RYAN FAHEY FOR MAILONLINE A Serbian Instagram personality has been imprisoned for possession of two assault rifles allegedly intended for use by an organised crime group.  Radojka Kecman, 25, was jailed for 30 days pending investigation into the guns found in her apartment in Novi...

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‘Doomsday Plane’ designed to survive nuclear war downed by one bird

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‘Doomsday Plane’ designed to survive nuclear war downed by one bird

‘Doomsday Plane’ designed to survive nuclear war downed by one bird BY MEAGHAN WRAY GLOBAL NEWS The Navy’s “Doomsday Plane” meant to survive a nuclear attack was taken down by just a single bird earlier this month. The E-6B Mercury suffered millions of dollars of damage after a bird was sucked into one of the aircraft’s four engines while doing a “touch and go” manoeuvre, Military.com reports. The plane was attempting to land and immediately take off again from Patuxent River Naval Air station in Maryland on Oct. 2. Tim Boulay, a spokesperson for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, confirmed the damages to the...

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Marijuana growers, manufacturers have yet to get the green light from L.A.

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Marijuana growers, manufacturers have yet to get the green light from L.A.

Months after California legalized the marijuana business, pot growers and manufacturers lament that they are still locked out of the legal industry in Los Angeles. More than 100 shops have already gotten city approval in Los Angeles, but not the companies that have historically furnished them with cannabis, which were supposed to be second in line under a complex set of city regulations passed in December. L.A. had originally planned to finish processing their applications by April but has not even started accepting that paperwork. As 4/20 rolled around Friday — the informal holiday for pot enthusiasts — there was...

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8 Activities to Try While You’re Alone and High

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8 Activities to Try While You’re Alone and High

Everyone loves to get high with their friends, but sometimes the squad is unavailable and you have to get in a solo session before finding something to do with yourself. So what do you do? If you answered “listen to music or watch a movie,” then yes, you’re correct, but just know that there are so many other activities that you may be overlooking. To resolve that issue, I’ve created a list of suggested activities for people to try when they’re high on the solo trip. RELATED STORY 6 Activities to Try With Your Friends While High Write a Screenplay...

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The banker to Florida’s medical marijuana players is getting out of the business

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The banker to Florida’s medical marijuana players is getting out of the business

The banker to Florida’s medical marijuana players is getting out of the business Modern Health Concepts owns South Florida's only legal medical marijuana grow operation. The company recently allowed a Miami Herald photographer and reporter to the tour the facility. C.M. Guerrero Miami Herald   “It’s an important initiative for us to act as a safe harbor for professionals in the cannabis industry,” First Green Bank said in a statement. “However, we have made the tough business decision to end our medical cannabis business practices and have an alternative solution for banking in place for our customers in the industry.” THE...

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California to tax pot as much as 45%

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California to tax pot as much as 45%

California to tax pot as much as 45% by Aaron Smith   @AaronSmithCNN Buying legal marijuana in California could be pricey enough to keep the black market healthy. Between customers, retailers and growers, taxes on cannabis may reach as high as 45% in parts of the state, according to a Fitch Ratings report. Those high taxes may keep consumers away from legal marijuana stores once the recreational retail market goes live on January 1. California marijuana consumers are going to have to pay a combination of state and local taxes that vary by municipality. Growers and sellers have their own...

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Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado, study finds

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Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. “After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in the following 2 years,” write authors Melvin D. Livingston, Tracey E. Barnett, Chris Delcher and Alexander C. Wagenaar. The authors stress that their results are preliminary, given that their study encompasses only two years of data after the state's first recreational marijuana shops opened in 2014. While numerous studies have shown an association between medical marijuana legalization and opioid overdose deaths, this report is one...

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Nicolas Cage Great Moments - MellowTime Update

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Sand Marble Race - MellowTime Update

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Advice for First-Time Cannabis Smokers: 10 Tips to Keep in Mind

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  Advice for First-Time Cannabis Smokers: 10 Tips to Keep in Mind (Adrienne Allen/Leafly) Congratulations, you’ve decided that you’re finally ready to take that leap towards trying cannabis. Perfect. Beautiful. Let me be the first to welcome you to the family. But before you take that first toke, I’d like to offer you a few pieces of advice so you know what you’re getting into. Be Prepared to Not Get High (franckreporter/iStock) The first time I smoked, I didn’t get high. Maybe I didn’t do it right. Maybe I was all wrong. But I didn’t. And I’ve heard this as the case...

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