Category Archive: News

Can I Smoke in My Apartment Home?

By Amber Of U.S. adults, 15.1% are smokers, but 16% to 33% have a smell sensitivity for which smoke can be one of the triggers. With a growing divide between smokers and nonsmokers, apartment living can be at the crux of the debate. E-cigarettes are a newcomer to the conversations about smoking, and legislation concerning …

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Justice Department Names New DEA Acting Administrator

The Department of Justice has officially designated Robert W. Patterson as the Drug Enforcement Administration acting administrator. Patterson’s appointment comes after the resignation of now-former DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg, who stepped down because he feels President Trump doesn’t respect the law. Patterson was appointed as DEA’s principal deputy administrator in November 2016. In that role, …

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World Anti-Doping Agency Removes Cannabidiol (CBD) from Prohibited Substances List

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has officially removed cannabidiol (CBD) from their 2018 list of prohibited substances. “Cannabidiol is no longer prohibited”, states a WADA document titled Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes, 2018 Prohibited List. WADA is however banning synthetic cannabinoids such as K2 and spice. “Synthetic cannabidiol is not a cannabimimetic; however, cannabidiol extracted from …

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Atlanta City Council Unanimously Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

In a unanimous vote Atlanta’s full City Council has given approval to a marijuana decrim measure. Today the council unanimously approved Ordinance 17-O-1152, introduced by Councilmember Kwanza Hall on March 20th. “Today we stand with every parent of Atlanta who is fearful of or has seen their children’s lives destroyed, or careers ruined because of …

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Marijuana Expungement Bill Becomes Law in Maryland

A marijuana expungement bill has officially become law in Maryland. Senate Bill 949 was given approval by the House in April with a vote of 94 to 43; prior to that the measure passed the Senate with a unanimous 47 to 0 vote. Following inaction from Governor Larry Hogan, the legislation officially became law on …

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Nevada: Over $27 Million in Marijuana Sold in First Month of Legal Sales

Millions of dollars worth of marijuana was sold in Nevada in July, the month such sales became legal. In total, there was $27.1 million in marijuana sold in Nevada in July. By comparison, Washington State sold just $3.8 million in legal marijuana during their first full month of legal sales (which was also in July), …

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Understanding bud rot: Signs, symptoms and how to avoid it

By Camille Sanzi Bud rot, or botrytis, is a common fungus many cannabis growers face at some point, especially those who are unfamiliar with controlling humidity and air circulation. The fungus causes poor water and nutrient delivery to plant leaves and flowers, resulting in death. It’s not only frustrating but has the potential to cause …

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Report: Marijuana “Gateway Drug” Theory is a Fallacy

The theory that marijuana is a “gateway drug”, meaning it leads to the use of harder drugs, is a fallacy, according to a new report. The report, conducted by the Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz, explicitly rejects allegations that marijuana makes people susceptible to the use of other illicit substances, …

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Study: Cannabis Legalization has Significantly Increased Property Values in Denver

A new study conducted by researchers at the Wisconsin School of Business has found that marijuana legalization has had a large impact in Denver. New research from the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison reveals that property values in the immediate vicinity of Denver’s retail marijuana establishments increased by more than eight …

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Almost Half of Canadians Will Try Marijuana Edibles Once Legal, 68% Support Legalization

A new study shows that a large number of Canadians plan to try marijuana edibles once the nation legalizes cannabis, and an even higher number is in favor of legalization. The study, conducted at Dalhousie University, found that 46% of Canadians would try cannabis-infused food products if they became available on the market. 39% would …

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