Cannabis in the News

  • Everything You Need to Know About the PAX 3
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    Back in 2012, when the adult-use cannabis market was in its infancy, a San Francisco-based startup called Pax Labs (Actually, Ploom at the time) released a portable loose-leaf vaporizer that would end up shaping the future of weed consumption.  At the time most vaporizers were bulky, stationary devices like the… Read more »
  • First Cannabis Cafe in the U.S. Now Has an Opening Date
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    The first-of-its-kind weed restaurant in America, Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe in West Hollywood, California, has announced its opening date of September 1, 2019. It was granted final approval in a unanimous vote July 16, 2019, by the West Hollywood Business License Commission. The commission approved its application unanimously, and… Read more »
  • California Weed Farmers Look to Mimic Wine's Region-Specific Labels
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    Some California cannabis farmers are looking to borrow the wine industry’s practice of verifying products by origin. In the United States and internationally, wine that’s grown only within certain legally and geographically defined regions, called an appellation of origin or a viticultural area, can earn the right to claim heritage… Read more »
  • Cannabinoids Without Cannabis? Yes, and These Everyday Foods Have Them.
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    While cannabis remains illegal in certain parts of the world, phytocannabinoids, endocannabinoids, and plants that mimic the effects of cannabis are legally sold and grown all around us. Not only found in your cannabis plant, these compounds can also be found in other plants with these cannabimimetic, meaning similar to… Read more »
  • Everything You Should Consider When Traveling with CBD in the U.S.
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    Much like a stress-free vacation, cannabidiol (CBD) provides much-needed therapeutic relief for a growing number of people. Extracted from either hemp or marijuana plants, this non-intoxicating cannabinoid is coveted for its purported ability to reduce stress, inflammation, chronic pain, and assist in the treatment of other medical conditions.  You might… Read more »
  • High City Guide: Where to Buy Weed in Denver
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    High City Guides is Weedmaps News’ ongoing look at all the weed-offerings cities have to offer to the modern-day traveling cannabis consumer. High City Guides provides recommendations on how to spend your time and money while giving you the ins and outs of Denver’s weed scene. Could there have been… Read more »
  • Your Transdermal Cannabis Patch Can Make For Effective Medicine
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    In the past few years, dedicated scientists have spent countless hours sticking tiny adhesive discs containing cannabidiol (CBD) and THC onto the skin of small rodents and then studying the results. Through this painstaking research, they’ve learned a lot about the effectiveness of transdermal patches as a delivery system for… Read more »
  • Study: Legalizing Led to Less Illegal Cannabis Grown on Federal Lands
    In news that Smokey Bear, iconic protector of all forests, would be happy to hear, research shows that reports of illegal marijuana grow operations on federally protected lands fell after states began legalizing it for adult use. “Arguably,” the study authors wrote, “our models hint that outright, national recreational cannabis… Read more »
  • For Military and First Responders, the Struggle for Medical Marijuana Access is Severe
    Veterans have become a vocal, visible source of advocacy for medical marijuana research and legalization. The glaring needs have reached crisis proportions with soaring rates of suicide, opioid abuse, and untreated mental health issues. Yet the barriers to providing medical marijuana to active-duty members of the military, veterans, and first… Read more »
  • Hidden in Plain Sight, Cannabis Plants Grow Outside Vermont Statehouse
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    Almost three dozen cannabis plants have been found growing in the flower beds in front of the Vermont Statehouse. Police say a visitor alerted them to the 34 plants in mid-July 2019 among the cultivated flowers that line the walkway in front of the building in Montpelier. Capitol Police Chief… Read more »
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