Cannabis In The News

Marijuana During Pregnancy?

NYTIMES.COM – The New York Times reported this month that expectant mothers are taking up marijuana in increasing numbers. We asked women who used marijuana during pregnancy to share their stories. Hundreds of readers wrote in; most had smoked, while a few vaped or ate …

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Data Regarding America’s Marijuana Use

WASHINGTONPOST.COM – The marijuana industry is at a crossroads. Voters have approved recreational marijuana measures in eight states plus the District of Columbia. When these laws become fully implemented in the next few years, more than one in five American adults will live in places …

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Out-of-State Owners’ Impact on Washington Pot Industry

SEATTLETIMES.COM – Eric Gaston owns pot stores in Renton and Auburn. He looks at lobbying in Olympia to allow out-of-state owners in Washington’s legal marijuana industry and sees trouble, a red flag waved in front of President Trump’s administration. “This has the potential to make …

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DEA’s Marijuana Eradication Program in Washington State

SEATTLETIMES.COM – It’s a scene that continues to unfold in Washington state: A helicopter hovers low over the trees, deep inside a park in the Cascade Mountains a SWAT team dressed in Kevlar rappels from the chopper to the ground other officers, federal agents and …

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Scientists Ask Government to Make it Easier to Study Marijuana

NYTIMES.COM – Even as more and more states allow their residents to use marijuana, the federal government is continuing to obstruct scientists from studying whether the drug is good or bad for people’s health. A report published last week by the National Academies of Sciences, …

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National Academy of Sciences Pushes for Rescheduling of Marijuana

FORBES.COM – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) may believe marijuana is as harmful as heroin, but the science community is backing down on demonizing marijuana. The National Academy of Sciences released a new report last week that reviewed 10,000 scientific abstracts and reached nearly 100 …

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Marijuana and Gender Equity

CSMONITOR.COM – Of all the industries that attract American women to their senior ranks, the marijuana business may not immediately spring to mind as a likely magnet. But women fill 36 percent of executive positions in US companies that grow, test, sell, and market pot …

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Whoopi Goldberg Launches Weed Startup for Women

CNN.COM – Actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg is the cofounder of a new medicinal marijuana startup that’s geared toward providing relief for women during that time of the month. The company is called Whoopi & Maya, after Goldberg and her cofounder Maya Elisabeth, who’s been …

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Some Oregon Dispensaries to Stop Selling Rec Weed in 2017

OPB.ORG – Recreational marijuana users in Oregon will have fewer places to legally buy cannabis starting in January. Oregon voters approved recreational marijuana use for adults in 2014, but there was no place to legally buy it until October of the following year. That’s when a …

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Global Marijuana Legalization

CNN.COM – In 2016, more countries legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes. Marijuana, or cannabis, is “the most widely cultivated, produced, trafficked and consumed drug worldwide,” according to the World Drug Report, but its legality has long been a topic of …

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