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Five Maine Men Indicted on Federal Firearms Charges for Saying They Don’t Use Marijuana

By Betty Adams, Portland Press Herald (republished with special permission) Five central Maine men were indicted earlier this month on federal firearms charges. Four have pleaded not guilty to the charges and are free on unsecured bail pending their next hearing in U.S. District Court in Bangor. The fifth, Donald “Donny” Henderson, 33, of Winthrop, …

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Want Potent CBD Oil Tinctures? Look No Further!

Every Day Optimal CBD manufactures some of the strongest, potent CBD oil tinctures on the market. CBD oil tinctures are an increasingly popular option for those with a variety of medical ailments (from anxiety to chronic pain), and for those wanting an effective preventative medicine. By dropping CBD oil tincture under the tongue, our bodies …

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This 4/20 Let’s Make Sure Not to Forget About the World’s Marijuana POWs

It’s 4/20, marijuana’s unofficial worldwide holiday! It’s a time to celebrate the plant, especially for those in areas where it’s legal. But amidst the fun, let’s not forget about those still suffering from the longstanding war on marijuana. Despite marijuana reform hitting like a tsunami across the world (Uruguay has legalized, Canada is close, etc.) …

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Netflix Cancels Disjointed, Exemplifying that People Are Over Stoner Stereotypes

The marijuana-focused Netflix series Disjointed has been cancelled, and it has only itself to blame. Disjointed had everything going for it. It’s a marijuana-themed show in an era where marijuana is legal for medical or recreational purposes in dozens of states, and its usage is quickly losing its stigma and becoming more and more mainstream. …

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Those 21 and Older in California can Now Legally Possess and Grow Cannabis

On November 8th California voters overwhelming gave approval to Proposition 64 to legalize cannabis. What many people don’t realize is that the provisions in the initiative allowing everyone 21 and older to possess and grow cannabis are now in full effect. Under the new law, those 21+ can possess and share up to an ounce …

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New Attorney General said KKK was “Ok” Until He Learned they Smoked Cannabis

President-elect Donald Trump has selected Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as the next attorney general of the United States. Sessions was the first sitting U.S. Senator to endorse Trump for president. “Jeff Sessions is a drug war dinosaur, which is the last thing the nation needs now,” says Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance. …

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Study: Cannabis Improves Cognitive Performance, Reduces Prescription Drug Use

By Paul Armentano, NORML Medical cannabis administration is associated with improved cognitive performance and lower levels of prescription drug use, according to longitudinal data published online in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology. Investigators from Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and McLean Hospital evaluated cannabis on patients’ cognitive performance over a three-month period. Participants in the …

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Which States Will Legalize Cannabis Next?

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By Lisa Rough, Leafly.com Our Predictions for Legalization of Cannabis in the U.S. Following a near-sweep of legalization votes in November 2016, cannabis advocates are looking to 2017 with great anticipation. It’s an off year, election-wise, but that doesn’t mean legalization supporters are resting. Vermont, which nearly passed adult-use legalization through its legislature last spring, is …

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The History of Cannabis and Hemp

The recorded human use of cannabis and hemp goes back thousands of years. From the use of hemp pottery in Taiwan over 10,000 years ago, to the modern era of recreational and medical cannabis use. Cannabis and hemp have potentially always been an integral part of human society, even when society has outlawed it. Below …

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Advice on Coming Out of the Cannabis Closet

So, you smoke cannabis. Welcome to the club. This is, of course, a non-exclusive club that consists of millions of people in the U.S. alone. Smoking cannabis, despite what propaganda may lead some to believe, is entirely normal and safe. However, you may have friends or loved ones who don’t understand this, and may even …

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