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Oregon State Fair Now Underway with First Ever Cannabis Exhibit

Fairgoer Jay Engers examines one of the winnest cannabis plants at the Oregon State Fair (AP).

The Oregon State Fair is now officially underway, and for the first time in its history it features a cannabis exhibit with plants displayed for the public to view. It’s actually the first time live cannabis plants have ever been displayed at a state fair in the United States. The exhibit was done as a …

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Proponents of California’s Cannabis Legalization Initiative Have Raised Over $11 Million

Proponents of California’s Proposition 64 to legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older have raised $11.5 million in support for their proposal, according to state data. The initiative’s biggest donor is former Facebook President Sean Parker at $2,303,965, followed by Drug Policy Action at $1.75 million, the New Approach PAC at $1,500,000, Weedmaps at $750,000 …

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Cannabinoids May Improve Night Vision, Study Finds

By ScienceDaily.com Scientists used a variety of methods to test how tadpoles react to visual stimuli when they’ve been exposed to increased levels of exogenous or endogenous cannabinoids. Exogenous cannabinoids are artificially introduced drugs, whereas endogenous cannabinoids occur naturally in the body. They found that, contrary to what they expected, activating cannabinoid signaling in tadpoles …

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Study: Cannabinoids a Safe and Effective Treatment for Tourette syndrome

Cannabinoids are a safe and effective treatment for Tourette syndrome, a new study published in the journal Australian Psychiatry has found. According to the Mayo Clinic Tourette syndrome is a nervous system disorder that often involves “uncontrollable repetitive movements or unwanted sounds (tics), such as repeatedly blinking the eyes, shrugging shoulders, or blurting out offensive …

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Study: Cannabinoids Offer Therapeutic Benefits for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Yet another study has found that cannabinoids may treat or at least greatly benefit those with post traumatic stress disorder (and may prevent it if administered shortly after a traumatic event). The new study was published in the journal Behavioural Pharmacology, and published online by the National Institute of Health. “There is substantial evidence from …

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Federal Court: Out-of-State License Plates Don’t Justify Police Stop and Search

In a landmark decision the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that law enforcement officials can’t stop and search vehicles simply for having an out-of-state license plate from a state where cannabis is legal, such as Colorado. The court reinstated a lawsuit filed by a Colorado motorist (Peter Vasquez) who was pulled over by …

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If California Voters Legalize Cannabis in November, Market to be $6.5 Billion Annually by 2020

If California voters give approval to Proposition 64 this November to legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older, the legal cannabis market will be worth $6.5 billion annually by 2020, a new report has found. According to the 2016 California Legal Cannabis Market State Profile, released by Arcview Market Research, California’s legal cannabis industry would …

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Oklahoma: Medical Cannabis Legalization Initiative to be on November Ballot

Oklahoma is set to be the fourth state voting this November on the legalization of medical cannabis alongside Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota; five other states are voting on the legalization of cannabis for all uses (Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, Arizona and California). Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge announced today that proponents of State Question …

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Cannabinoids May Protect Against Essential Tremor, New Study Finds

A new study published by the British Journal of Pharmacology has found that cannabinoids may protect against the behavioral disturbances caused by an essential tremor. “Essential tremor (ET) is a neurological disorder with unknown etiology”, states the study’s abstract. “Its symptoms include cerebellar motor disturbances, cognitive and personality changes, hearing and olfactory deficits.” For the …

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Lawmakers in Memphis, Tennessee Pass Cannabis Decrim Measure

The Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee of the Memphis City Council (which is made up of eight of the council’s 13 members) has voted 5 to 2 to pass an ordinance that would establish a $50 ticket for possession of up to half an ounce of cannabis. The ordinance will now go to the full …

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