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Legalise Cannabis Campaigners Spark Up Outside Britain Parliament
​Cannabis was smoked just yards from MPs today as campaigners called for the drug to be legalised for medicinal use. Activists from the United Patients Alliance held a ‘cannabis tea party’ outside Parliament to highlight how the drug acts as pain relief for those with chronic and fatal illnesses.
Oct 10, 2017 12:48 PM
Huffington Post
Discretion Is Key When Traveling with Weed
​When traveling with weed, discretion is key. States have different levels of tolerance for flying with cannabis, so consider your options heavily.
Oct 5, 2017 2:05 PM
Non-Weed Smoking Canadians Are Ready To Try Edibles When It Becomes Legal
It is estimated that about 10 milligrams is a "dose," but the Cannabist also recommends starting slow by eating half if you've never tried an edible before, making sure not to have an empty stomach, and waiting 45 minutes before determining if the weed has affected you.
Sep 27, 2017 2:00 PM
Huffpost
California Officially Calls On Feds To Reclassify Marijuana
Last November, California voters approved a ballot measure to legalize marijuana. Now, the state's lawmakers are formally calling on the federal government to reclassify cannabis.
Sep 18, 2017 3:24 PM
Will Prohibition Return to Legalized States?
​In addition to the barrage of questions that customers ask regarding the effects of indicas, sativas and hybrids that I get as a budtender, there is another question that comes up a great deal when people come visit me at the bud bar. Yes, we have the damn gummies alright. I kid, but not really.
Sep 14, 2017 2:36 PM
The Weedblog
Landmark Study: Legal Weed Reduces Crime Rates
Cannabis legalization has numerous opponents who believe that it triggers crime growth and many other issues in the society. However, new research shows that legal pot may actually have the opposite effect. Both medicinal and recreational dispensaries have the power to provide plenty of benefits, including the increase of awareness and the attraction of foot traffic, which may significantly lower the crime rates.
Jul 26, 2017 12:35 PM
7 Most Unfriendly States for Marijuana Consumers
The U.S. has now become more marijuana-friendly than several years ago, but there are still some states where people can be severely punished for cannabis use. Keep in mind that you should be very cautious if you are planning to visit one of the following states and want to avoid prosecution.
Jul 19, 2017 12:25 PM
New Cannabis Education Program CARE to Be Launched in Los Angeles
Cannabis, Accreditation, Regulation, and Education (CARE) is a new program created to properly educate all specialists that work with weed. It includes three-day workshops and online courses designed specifically for people working in dispensaries, medical marijuana doctors, and other industry professionals.
Jun 21, 2017 12:25 PM
Colorado Has Lowest Unemployment Rate in U.S. Due to Legalized Cannabis
The legalization of cannabis has helped the states where it has been allowed in many ways. From the revitalization of the economy and creating new jobs to fighting the opiate crisis, the weed industry has made the lives of thousands of people much better. Now, a new report shows that Colorado, where both medical and recreational cannabis are absolutely legal, has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S.
Jun 19, 2017 12:45 PM
Will France Abolish Prison Sentences for Marijuana Use?
The French government has recently announced its plan to introduce a new measure ending prison sentences for using weed. Although cannabis consumption remains a criminal offense, the new law falls in line with the campaign promise made by the newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron.
Jun 12, 2017 12:40 PM
Why Do Most Europeans Choose Dangerous Smoking?
The majority of marijuana smokers in Europe still add tobacco to their joints, according to the latest global survey. In contrast, only eight percent of American respondents choose this dangerous way of smoking.
Jun 8, 2017 12:40 PM
Disputed Cannabis Tax Revenue Used to Fund Scholarships
The cannabis industry is one of the most promising spheres nationwide. Since it attracts millions of dollars and provides significant profits, the industry is becoming an important source of taxes. However, current marijuana-related laws still contain plenty of disputable issues concerning the collection and use of pot taxes.
Jun 6, 2017 12:30 PM
Second-Hand Clothing Store Receives Surprise Donation of Weed
As the number of states that have legalized cannabis is growing, the substance is becoming more and more popular among the citizens of such places. Moreover, since the herb has psychoactive properties, some people may start demonstrating uncommon or odd behavior, which is exactly what happened in Maplewood, a small town in Minnesota.
May 31, 2017 12:45 PM
Canadians Admitting Smoking Weed Get Banned Form the U.S. for Life
Cannabis in Canada will become legal for adult users on July 1, 2018. The plant is also currently legal for medical and/or recreational purposes in 29 states in the U.S. Keeping this in mind, it may seem strange to some that admitting weed use at the Canada/USA border can get a Canadian citizen banned from the United States for life.
May 26, 2017 12:25 PM
Do You Know Where Your Child Hides Drugs?
Of all the issues of drug use, people are most concerned about the involvement of teenagers. The Drug Enforcement Administration warns parents to be on the look-out and pay attention to the signs of substance use in their children. The organization mentions a few places where teens are most likely to hide drugs.
May 22, 2017 12:45 PM
Nevada May Create New Restrictions on Weed Edibles
Cannabis edibles are a great option for numerous weed lovers. Cannabis-infused chocolate, ice-cream, lollipops, and candies remain extremely popular among the citizens of marijuana-friendly states. However, authorities in Nevada are going to ban almost all kinds of pot-infused sugary edibles.
May 15, 2017 12:05 PM
When Did Marijuana Become Illegal?
Worldwide, there is a long history of cannabis prohibition. For dozens of years, different governments fought against cannabis and treated this plant like one of the most dangerous and harmful drugs. But there were times when cannabis was treated differently―as a medicine, as a useful raw material, and even as food. So, when exactly and, most importantly, why was marijuana made illegal? WeedLex will take you to a brief trip into the history of marijuana laws.
May 8, 2017 12:30 PM
Cannabis to Become Grounds for Deportation
The Trump administration is going to use marijuana possession as another reason for deporting immigrants, according to John Kelly, Homeland Security Chief.
May 2, 2017 12:45 PM
Most Alabamians Favor Cannabis Legalization
A recent poll has shown that the majority of Alabamians oppose the get-tough enforcement favored by Jeff Sessions, their former senator, who is currently holding the position of Attorney General.
Apr 19, 2017 12:20 PM
5 Reasons Britain Is to Benefit From Marijuana Legalization
Some British have no wish to wait any longer and are beginning to cultivate marijuana just next door to the Queen Mother herself. Is it a cry of despair that means cannabis should be finally legal in Great Britain? Maybe, the country is finally ready to reap all the benefits of marijuana, and there are five reasons why that might be true.
Apr 13, 2017 12:35 PM