What Will Social Smoking Be Like in Los Angeles? Look to Denver!

With all the excitement of recreational cannabis coming to Los Angeles, one thing that is not currently on the books are rules for social smoking. Many stoners have long dreamed of the coffee shops of Amsterdam making their way stateside, but current laws in the City of Angels either prohibit or ignore the option to smoke socially in public establishments. With interest for these types of experiences sure to rise, ...

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Opioid Overdoses Down In Legal Marijuana States

A study released by the Drug and Alcohol Dependence Report shows that states with medical marijuana programs saw a 23% reduction in opioid related hospital visits and a 13% drop in lethal overdoses. The study analyzed hospitalization records in 27 states including nine with legal medical marijuana from 1997-2014. While the report shows a clear benefit to the efforts of cannabis legalization and public health, it flies directly in the face of comments by ...

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Irate Man Opens Fire Over Lost Pot in West Hollywood

Someone get this man some mellow buds! Multiple gun shots were reported at the Mondrian Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, and it was all apparently over some lost pot. After leaving some items at the hotel, a man in his 30's returned to see if he could get his lost belonging back, including some recently purchased marijuana. Upon being informed of his possessions being disposed of, including the precious ...

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Nationwide Legalization of Cannabis Could Create 1 Million Jobs

A new report by analysts at New Frontier Data suggests nationwide legalization could create over one million new jobs within the next ten years. The firm, which focuses specifically on marijuana industry data analysis, also found that federal tax revenue could eclipse $131.8 billion in eight years if cannabis were to be legalized in all 50 states. Full federal legalization could create 782,000 jobs almost immediately in fields such as cultivation, processing and retail; with that ...

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New Hampshire and Vermont Vote in Favor of Recreational Marijuana

This week the Northeast got a little greener as both Vermont and New Hampshire passed legislation advancing recreational marijuana in their respective states. This comes in the wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions's announcement earlier this week of his intention to strip the Cole Memo, reinforcing the crackdown on states that have legalized recreational marijuana. The votes came as a direct statement to Sessions that these states believe in the benefits ...

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The Drastic State of The Cannabis Dispensary in LA

Although few assumed the transition to legalized and recreational marijuana in California would be easy, it's coming as somewhat of a shock to myself and others in the industry how unprepared we truly are. For this editorial, I'm going to speak on my experiences working at a medical cannabis dispensary since January 1st and the changes we've had to endure to give you a better picture of how this transition ...

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LA Cop Captain Accused of Co-Piloting Cannabis Grow

With the new recreational California Cannabis Laws starting January 1st (For some places at least), lines are being drawn in certain counties by law enforcement. Law enforcement has not been very keen on recreational marijuana and have been fighting against it for some time. We have heard the stories around cops raiding small grows to scare the others, tearing apart farms and confiscating legal plants just to toss them in the ...

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2 Major California Cities Won’t Make Deadline for Recreational Cannabis

With much surprise, the two big California cities that held out on passing regulations until just recently has been San Francisco and Los Angeles. Both cities have a rich history of progressive movements and policies that help push ideals forward and shape the nation. In an odd turn of events though, even with Los Angeles being a major Cannabis Advocate for decades, this council and San Francisco's dragged their feet ...

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New Company Specializes in Cannabis Friendly Travel Plans

Ever wish you could take a trip but access to meds may be holding you back? A new company is specializing in making your travel plans much easier. CANRVE offers private home rentals, dispensary and doctor guides, event and chef services and access to local activities all pertaining to the world of cannabis. For the over 2.5 million registered patients in the US and across the globe this could be an extremely beneficial tool. CANRVE currently ...

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Six Emerald Cup Entries Test Negative for Cannabinoids

In some pretty shocking news, six entries from the recent Emerald Cup held in Sonoma, CA tested negative for cannabinoids. Unlike last years controversy regarding brands and products testing positive for pesticides, in an otherwise strictly organic competition, this year six items came up absolutely devoid of THC, CBD or any ancillary cannabinoids. The products include Seven Cities Co California Dreamin' Cranberry Apple Drink, Cannabees Honey, 1 World Medicinals CBD Deodorant, 1 World ...

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