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Economic Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana in California

August 31, 2015

moneyMarijuana is now recreationally legal in several states, and medical laws exist throughout many more states in the country. The fact is, legalizing cannabis is great for any local economy; and now, with Colorado and Washington rec sales operational for a couple of years, we have data to prove it.

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The US Government's Crazy Street Terms for Cannabis

August 30, 2015

7691494420_917393e7b4_o (1)It's widely known that the US Government takes an absolutely insane stance against cannabis. It's currently a schedule 1 narcotic, on par with heroin in the Feds book. A lot has changed for the better for cannabis users in the last decade, but one thing that remains strikingly ridiculous is the federal government's stance on weed.

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FAQ: What you need to know about California Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

August 29, 2015

How long have Medical Dispensaries (collectives) been in California?

IMG_0491Since the passing of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 (or Prop 215), there have been collectives operating in the state. At first, the number of collectives was very small due to fears of criminal persecution from the federal government. Over time, more local governments implemented their own rules for collectives and issued licenses. Now, there are well over 3,000 collectives operating in the state, most of which do not have licenses to operate. Many of these shops operate in a legal 'gray area,' exploiting certain loopholes in state and local laws to operate their storefronts. Some of them are purely illegal.

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Charges Dropped Against Woman Sexually Assaulted During Search for Cannabis

August 28, 2015

Charnesia-Corley-800x430This is one of the most depressing and horrific stories we've come across recently.

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California Marijuana And Wildfire

August 27, 2015

file7751308552219During recent months, more than 65 major wildfires burned their way across seven western states. Among the tens of thousands of acres destroyed by these blazes were several California marijuana farms.

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World Tennis #1 Novak Djokovic Noticed Something Funny at his Match

August 27, 2015

53c25540c8b93ea92856a1883da99358_400x400The current #1 tennis player in the world was not amused by a funny smell permeating the stadium in his recent matches at the Rogers Open in Montreal.

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5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Legal Weed

August 27, 2015

fat-young-budWhen was the last time you asked your dealer "Where is this from?" and he actually knew the answer? Probably never. Black market cannabis usually contains nasty chemicals and pesticides, and often molds, mildews, and other harmful agents. Regulated, legal weed, however, is grown with significant care and oversight. In Colorado, licensed dispensaries can have their plants taken away, or can even get shut down if they are caught using unsafe pesticides or have an unclean growing space.

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The Pros of Legalizing Marijuana in California

August 26, 2015

Many people are asking whether or not next year is the year that California finally legalizes recreational cannabis sales. It's been predicted that legalization will be on the 2016 CA ballot as long as a well-drafted initiative can be completed in time.  If it makes it to the ballot, there's a pretty significant chance that it will be voted into law.

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Marijuana and Depression – New Study Points to Effective Treatment

August 26, 2015

edited IMG_8002In the past few years ,we've seen a lot of promising research regarding cannabis as effective treatments against many common ailments. Cannabis has already been proven effective against PTSD, Chronic Pain, Glaucoma, and many other ailments or symptoms. With a new study released by University of Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions found that cannabinoids (the active chemicals in marijuana) can treat depression resulting from chronic stress, we might just be adding Depression to that list.

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Who is the Best Presidential Candidate for Cannabis Legalization?

August 25, 2015

flag47With presidential debates firing up before next year's election, everyone is buzzing about who will become the next democratic and republican nominee for President.

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