There is NO Cannabis / Cancer Connection
Oct20

There is NO Cannabis / Cancer Connection

This is huge.   The largest study of its kind has unexpectedly concluded that smoking marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer. The new findings "were against our expectations," said Donald Tashkin of the University of California at Los Angeles, a pulmonologist who has studied marijuana for 30 years. "We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and...

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Cannabis & Colorado’s Governor’s Race
Oct20

Cannabis & Colorado’s Governor’s Race

If you enjoy the sharp elbows of politics you'll like the Governor's race in Colorado.  Here's a taste.   Michael Elliott, executive director of the Marijuana Industry Group, said the governor’s follow-up statement [after calling legalization "reckless"] did help smooth things out with many stakeholders. “We’ve seen a governor who’s trying to do what’s right, and trying to make this work,” Elliott said. “He’s got a lot to brag...

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HMJ Classics:  Heroes of Hemp — Steve Hager
Oct19

HMJ Classics: Heroes of Hemp — Steve Hager

[originally an installment in a series titled "Heroes of Hemp"]   If your enjoyment of High Times magazine goes back to the day, you have been influenced by the vision of our next Hero of Hemp, Steven Hager. He has a long list of accomplishments in the world of cannabis. You and I enjoy the Cannabis Cup thanks to the imagination and courage of Steven Hager. A true Hero of Hemp, yes? Steven Hager attended the original Woodstock...

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Cannabis Can’t be “Certified Organic” per Gov’t
Oct17

Cannabis Can’t be “Certified Organic” per Gov’t

Here's another of the inevitable work-arounds caused by the federal government.  A rose by any other name.   Emerald Twist, a recreational cannabis producer in Washington, announced on Tuesday that they are the first in the nation to be Clean Green Certified - the only available certified organic program for cannabis to date. Clean Green Certified is an organic certifying organization based in California that certifies hundreds...

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New MMJ Delivery in L.A.
Oct17

New MMJ Delivery in L.A.

For our friends in the Los Angeles area a new way to obtain your medical marijuana is about to be introduced.  May we introduce "Nestdrop."   Introducing the country's firstin-App, on-demand medical marijuana delivery service for both iOS and Android, Nestdrop. Available today for alcohol deliveries for Los Angeles area residents, Nestdrop medical marijuana delivery service will launch in the next few weeks in the same...

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Exploding Sodas in Washington
Oct16

Exploding Sodas in Washington

More growing pains.   Three separate marijuana retailers in Washington State reported that carbonated cannabis-infused sodas in glass bottles have exploded at random in their stores, littering the shops with glass and sticky, THC-infused residue. Zach Henifin, the manager of Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, told a Washington TV station that “It sounded like a shotgun going off.” The infused pomegranate-flavored sodas, produced...

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