Cannabis In The News

CBD, The Other Chemical in Marijuana

Lizzie Wade, wired.com Researchers Are Finally Studying the Other Chemical in Pot People have been growing and smoking marijuana for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until 1964 that anyone knew why it got you high. That year, the Israeli chemist Raphael Mechoulam isolated tetrahydrocannabinol, …

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New Challenges as Marijuana Legalization Progresses

By Keith Stroup, Marijuana.com Two recent developments illustrate the progress we have made towards ending marijuana prohibition, and the new challenges we face as we push forward into this Brave New World of legalized weed. In a handful of states, instead of worrying about whether …

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Banking Help For Oregon Marijuana Growers

By: Aaron Mesh, Willamette Week Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is asking the U.S. Treasury to help weed growers get bank accounts. Wheeler is sending a letter today to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, asking the feds to assure banks that they will not face …

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Vaping Is Now More Popular Than Smoking

  By Christopher Hooton, independent.co.uk Vaporising butane hash oil (BHO) is now more popular than smoking it in a joint with tobacco, the Global Drug Survey 2015 has found. Vaporiser and Vape pen use now accounts for 41% of all cannabis consumption, compared to 29% …

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Hemp vs. Marijuana in Oregon

By Jeff Mapes | The Oregonian/OregonLive SALEM – Depending on who’s talking, a 20-acre hemp farm about 10 miles south of Grants Pass is either the harbinger of a new industry that could help save rural Oregon – or an existential threat to local marijuana …

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Nevada Considers Cannabis Bank Options

by Tony C. Dreibus, MJBizDaily.com   Medical marijuana companies in Nevada might get some banking relief in the future, with a little help from the state. An amendment to a bill that’s now before Nevada’s governor calls for the creation of new savings and loan …

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GOP Backs Medical Pot Laws

By Andrew Taylor , Associated Press The GOP-controlled House voted Wednesday to prevent the federal government from blocking state laws that permit the use of medical marijuana. But lawmakers narrowly declined to direct the Justice Department not to interfere with states like Colorado and Washington …

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Would Prices Lower If Legal?

  by Sean Williams, Fool.com     Source: Flickr user Paul Evans. Over the last two decades marijuana has practically been an unstoppable force. Since 1995, 23 states have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, while four states (along with Washington D.C.) have legalized all aspects …

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New Denver hotel allows marijuana use

by Jon Bowman, kdvr.com DENVER — In LoDo, the Nativ Hotel is set to open. Thursday through Saturday there will be a series of functions to welcome the boutique hotel that allows marijuana use. “We have something for everyone here at Nativ,” said owner Mike …

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Price of Cannabis By State

by Ana Swanson, WashingtonPost.com   It’s the law of supply and demand in action: When a commodity is illegal, it tends to become scarcer and its price rises on the black market. Make it legal again, and its price will fall. That’s been the case …

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