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These Michigan companies will 'gift' you marijuana until we get real pot stores

Posted on January 4, 2019 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Lee DeVito

Thanks to Michigan voters, marijuana is now legal for recreational use, but it is not for sale in any stores yet.Fortunately, that magical entity that Republicans are always praising — you know, the market — has come up with a solution. It just requires a lot of winking and nudging.That's because under the new law it's perfectly legal for an adult over the age of 21 to gift another ad...

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Why men support marijuana legalization more than women do

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

By Laurel Elder and

Steven Greene

As we saw in the 2018 midterms, U.S. states are continuing to legalize marijuana. A ballot initiative legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes passed decisively in Michigan, making it the 10th state to do so over the past six years. Meanwhile, in Missouri and Utah, citizens voted to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, which 23 states now al...

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A list of recreational marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts and those soon to open

Posted on December 20, 2018 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

By Nik DeCosta-Klipa

 Slowly but surely, more marijuana dispensaries are sprouting up to begin recreational sales in Massachusetts.Following the first legal adult-use sales in November, the Cannabis Control Commission has continued to approve new pot shops across the state on a rolling basis, so customers won’t always be forced to drive long distances or endure multi-hour waits to make a ...

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The Top Domestic Drug Policy Stories Of 2018

Posted on December 20, 2018 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

By Phillip Smith

 This is a year that just about everybody is eager to see come to an end, but when it comes to drug policy, 2018 hasn’t been half-bad.We’ve seen marijuana legalization spread further, we’re on the verge of seeing Congress pass major sentencing reform legislation, and the ban on domestic hemp cultivation is coming to an end, among other things.A lot went on in drug policy in ...

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Does the Farm Bill Legalize CBD, Too? Not Exactly

Posted on December 19, 2018 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)


December 13, 2018Hemp-derived CBD products are already sold and delivered nationwide. But the DEA still considers them illegal. The farm bill may change that, eventually. (Christin Hume/Unsplash)President Trump is expected to sign the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018—also known as the farm bill—later this week, after Congress approved the measure on Wednesday.CBD is now a lot less i...

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New Study Shows Vaping Cannabis Produces Stronger Effects Than Smoking It

Posted on December 18, 2018 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

By Caitlin Donohue

New Study Shows Vaping Cannabis Produces Stronger Effects Than Smoking It Caitlin Donohue/ High TimesIn recent years, many cannabis users have turned to the sleekness of the vape pen, and there’s little mystery about why: vaporizers are seen as a discreet, less socially invasive way to consume weed. They’re also perceived as a healthier choice when compared with the lung-polluting ef...

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The next wave of weed legalization

Posted on December 18, 2018 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Stef W. Kight

The next wave of weed legalizationAn open side with a neon marijuana leafPhoto: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that he plans to work to legalize recreational marijuana next year in the state "once and for all" — the latest in a string of recent policy shifts embracing legalization of the drug.The big picture: 1o states and D.C. have a...

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Posted on December 18, 2018 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)


This year has been great for weed. Canada legalized, and Mexico’s Supreme Court overturned the ban against it. Here in the U.S., Michigan said yes to recreational pot, Massachusetts started to open dispensaries and California’s booming market continued to grow. CBD became the hot new trend in health and wellness, and making sure the cannabis market will open to everyone ...

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Student Convicted After Being Tricked Into Trafficking Over $125k Worth of Weed

Posted on December 16, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

By Adam Drury

Kentucky 16-Year-Old Arrested For Trafficking Nearly 60 Pounds of Cannabis Products Shutterstock

Zixian Long was an arts student at the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland. As the fall semester came to a close last December, Long’s final term, she remembers finishing up her final projects when her mother approached her about a free travel opportunity. Long’s mother had been co...

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Could Weed Save New York's Awful Subways?

Posted on December 16, 2018 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

By John Surico

On April 27, 2019 the L train in New York City will shut down for 15 months between Manhattan and Brooklyn to repair damage caused during Hurricane Sandy. Leading up to the closure, VICE will be providing relevant updates and proposals, as well as profiles of community members and businesses along the affected route in a series we're calling Tunnel Vision. Read more about the p...

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Is There Really A Difference Between Indica And Sativa Strains?

Posted on December 14, 2018 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Johnny Green Marijuana Studies



The interbreeding of cannabis plants has resulted in a dearth of pure ‘indica‘ or ‘sativa‘ strains, according to a review published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.


In most cases, these classifications are used arbitrarily, the author states. “Categorizing cannabis as eithe...

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Home Remedies For Cleaning

Posted on December 14, 2018 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Miguel a.k.a Miggy420 Cannabis Culture

Before there were 420/710 name brand cleaning products, there were home remedies. There are many solvents out there that break down the components of cannabis; my go to, isopropyl alcohol (the higher the percentage, the better). Used with salt, and ziplock baggies. Pretty much anything used to make concentrates can be used to break down the cannabis residue in your smoking ...

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Michigan bill to ban growing marijuana at home flames out

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press Published 9:13 p.m. ET Dec. 13, 2018 | Updated 9:22 p.m. ET Dec. 13, 2018


LANSING – Marijuana enthusiasts will be able to grow pot at home after all as the state Senate failed on Thursday to muster a supermajority vote to make changes to the recreational marijuana ballot proposal voters approved in the Nov. 6 election.


The bigges...

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Illinois Gov.-Elect Wants to Legalize Before Michigan

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

12/12/2018 Graham Abbott

Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker doubled down on adult-use cannabis legalization this week, telling reporters he thinks Illinois could be the first Midwestern state to establish a taxed-and-regulated marketplace, NPR Illinois reports.


Pritzker’s progressive cannabis views have raised the hopes of Illinois advocates but his latest sentiment — tha...

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Virginia entrepreneur wants to start marijuana gifting business in Detroit Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 a.m. ET De

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 a.m. ET Dec. 13, 2018 | Updated 6:09 a.m. ET Dec. 13, 2018


While legal weed may be hard to find until it becomes commercially available in early 2020, it was only a matter of time before budding entrepreneurs came up with a way around Michigan’s new recreational marijuana law.


On High Road, a Boston-based online busin...

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