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Bugs, mold and excrement: Welcome to the Brave New World of California cannabis

On November 16, 2017, California officials released a new set of regulations for cannabis manufacturing, testing, and growing. In many respects, these updates are a significant improvement to the initial draft regulations, however, some major problems remain. 

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Here are 5 outrageous pot-related gift ideas for your favorite marijuana smoker - if you have more cash than consciousness

It was probably inevitable. As marijuana emerges from the underground and people with dollar signs in their eyes glom onto this hot new capitalist commodity, offerings aimed at the upscale pot person are making their entry into the marketplace.

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Here's Why Marijuana Will Play a Major Role in the Next Two National Elections

Last week, the San Jose Convention Center hosted the National Cannabis Industry Association's (NCIA) 2018 Cannabis Business Summit and Expo. More than 7,000 marijuana industry players and hopefuls crammed into exhibition halls and conference rooms for the three-day confab, located squarely in the heart of the world's largest legal marijuana market—California.

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Here Are the DEA’s 10 Most Ludicrous Slang Terms for Marijuana

Those hipsters at the Drug Enforcement Administration are at it again. Each year they come out with a list of Drug Slang Code Words, and now we have the 2018 version in hand. The list is designed to help law enforcement decipher criminal jargon and to crack cases, but it's more likely to make readers crack up.

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One of the Reddest States in America Just Passed a Progressive Medical Marijuana Initiative

One of the reddest of red states went green on Tuesday. Voters in Oklahoma approved a remarkably progressive medical marijuana initiative by a healthy margin of 56 percent to 43 percent.

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Why Are California’s Legal Marijuana Sales So Low?

California is on track to generate $1.9 billion in legal marijuana sales this year, according to new data from a financial analysis firm tracking the market. That’s a lot of weed, but it’s only half the amount the same firm earlier estimated the state would rake in.

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One of the World's Most Prestigious Medical Journals Just Called for Legalizing All Drugs

Embracing a harm reduction and public health perspective, one of the world's most prestigious medical journals has released a signed editorial calling for the legalization, taxation, and regulation of currently illegal drugs.

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Marijuana Is Now Expected to Become a $25 Billion Industry by 2025

The American marijuana industry should hit $25 billion in sales by 2025, according to the latest estimate by the industry analytics firm New Frontier Data. That would put pot in the same league as such well-established industries as radio, video games, children's toys, and the market research industry.

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Is It Possible to Be Physically Addicted to Marijuana?

Much of the discussion of cannabis addiction falls under the purview of psychology, where self-reported feelings and more-or-less arbitrary clinical definitions tend to dominate. Obviously, there are psychological drivers for marijuana use, which are well known to include feelings of existential dread in the face of a long, sober evening and a growing sense of dissatisfaction with basic-cable reruns of Hart to Hart. But what about the un-spinnable physical truth of the body? Are there biochemical aspects to those addicted to marijuana?

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Pot and Hops: A Family Reunion

Once upon a time, cannabis and humulus (hops) were the same plant.

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4 Ways Using Even Legal Marijuana Makes You a Second-Class Citizen

Marijuana is now legal in nine states constituting about one-fifth of the U.S. population, and medical marijuana is recognized in a total of 29 states. That means people in those states can possess and use marijuana without fear of criminal prosecutions (if they have a doctor's recommendation in the medical marijuana-only states).

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