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A Look at Six States That Could Pass Marijuana Initiatives This Year

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org While marijuana reform efforts continue at an excruciatingly slow pace in state legislatures — Vermont became the first state to free the weed at the statehouse just last month — the initiative and referendum process continues to serve as a direct popular vote alternative to the crap shoot that is trying …

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Ross Rebagliati: Olympics Should Allow Athletes to Use Cannabis

By Dina Ibrahim, ThePuffPuffPost.com Ross Rebagliati, the world’s first Olympic gold medalist for Men’s Snowboarding and a long-time cannabis activist, believes Olympic events should allow athletes access to cannabis if their countries of origin allow. “Athletes from countries that allow [one of the many psychoactive compounds in marijuana] THC like Canada, America, and other countries in the …

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5 Differences Between THC and CBD

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com What are the differences between THC and CBD? Here’s a look. When you first start smoking weed, you hear the acronyms THC and CBD a lot. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two main active cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. There are over one hundre other cannbinoids such as THC-V, …

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The Top 5 Best Smelling Marijuana Strains in Washington

By Will Hyde, Leafly.com Here’s a list of the top 5 best smelling marijuana strains in Washington State: #1 | Lemonder by Seattle’s Private Reserve Lemonder from Seattle’s Private Reserve is a 91-point strain that was awarded the Best Aroma in Washington State using Leafly’s Cannabis Rating System. While somewhat wispy in appearance, it was the only qualifying strain that scored …

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AG Jeff Sessions May Be Just a Few Days From Declaring War on the Legal Marijuana Industry

By Sean Williams, Motley Fool When it comes to the fastest-growing industries in the United States, legal marijuana is certainly in the discussion, if not at the top of the list. According to Marijuana Business Daily’s latest report, “Marijuana Business Factbook 2017,” U.S. legal weed sales are expected to increase 30% this year and 45% …

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Study: Alcohol 10 Times More Likely to Cause Fatal Accident than Cannabis

By Bruce Barcott, Leafly.com Researchers who examined drug tests from drivers involved in more than 3,600 auto crashes have found that alcohol is about ten times more likely to cause a fatal crash than cannabis. In a study published earlier this month in the journal PLOS-One, scientists at the University of Lyon looked at data from all fatal …

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Voters in Athens, Ohio Vote to Depenalize up to 200 Grams of Marijuana, 10 Grams of Hash

By NORML The Athens Cannabis Ordinance – better known as “TACO” – to completely remove all penalties for possessing, cultivating, and gifting of up to 200 grams of marijuana was approved by voters on election day by a vote of 77 percent to 23 percent. In November 2016, four Ohio municipalities – Newark, Logan, Roseville, and Bellaire – passed similar …

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How to Pass a THC Test

By Green Gone LLC What makes detoxing from marijuana so hard? There are 3 major issues with most detox products attempting to remove cannabis from your system: High lipophilicity of metabolites – Simply put, THC is fat soluble and the metabolites tend to get stuck in fat cells as a result. High protein binding of …

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Study: Those with History of Cannabis Use Less Likely to Have Fatty Liver Disease

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Adults with a history of cannabis use are less likely to suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) than are those who have not used the substance, according to data published online in the journal PLoS One. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most prevalent form of liver disease, affecting an estimated …

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Report: Blacks Eight Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Arrested For Marijuana Possession in Pennsylvania

By Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director African Americans in Pennsylvania are eight times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession offenses than are Caucasians, according to an analysis of statewide arrest data by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU Pennsylvania report reviewed arrest data for all 67 counties from 2010 to 2016. Excluding Philadelphia, which decriminalized cannabis possession …

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