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Smoke-Free Alternatives: A Breakdown of the Latest 2017 Cannabis Trends

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:38:51 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

Smoke-Free Alternatives: A Breakdown of the Latest 2017 Cannabis Trends:

Gone are the days when the benefits of cannabis could only be obtained through smoking flower. Today scientists have devised a myriad of ways to enjoy the medicinal value of cannabis, including nasal, sublingual and topical delivery methods. These novel marijuana delivery technologies are growing in popularity as new demographics of consumers jump on board, [...]

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Arkansas Warns MMJ Patients They Can’t Buy Guns

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:20:37 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

Arkansas Warns MMJ Patients They Can’t Buy Guns:

There’s a battle brewing in the state of Arkansas over the right to bear arms while having a medical marijuana card. The duel between state law versus the federal law of the land is not new, Illinois has also issued warnings in the past. The issue at hand is that cannabis remains federally illegal and [...]

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Jeff Sessions Sued in Lawsuit Challenging the Constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:53:40 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

Jeff Sessions Sued in Lawsuit Challenging the Constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act:

“Beleaguered” Attorney General Jeff Sessions was named a defendant today in a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act as it pertains to Cannabis/Marijuana. This comes on the heels of our post about Sessions and his secret weapon against weed.  In a 90-page Complaint (which can be found at the bottom of [...]

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Redhat Ralph Week 12: Summer Cannabis Events and Dispensary Touring

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:20:36 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

Redhat Ralph Week 12: Summer Cannabis Events and Dispensary Touring:

This week includes the Oregon Cannabis Industry Meet-up at Prism House on Tuesday, the Fore Twenty Golf Tournament on Thursday, and the 30th Annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival from Friday, June 30 through Tuesday, July 4.  In between these gatherings is the continuation of my Dispensary Tour, continuing my wander east of the Willamette River. [...]

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Jeff Sessions’ Secret Weapon Against Weed

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:47:56 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

Jeff Sessions’ Secret Weapon Against Weed:

Most of us in the medical cannabis industry take for granted the protections against prosecution afforded by the 2004 Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment to the Federal Budget to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. These legal protections have been both wise and valuable, but presume an honest Attorney General will abide by both the intent, as well as the [...]

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Media Can’t Help But Blow Smoke About Cannabis

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:11:46 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

Media Can’t Help But Blow Smoke About Cannabis:

The way a media outlet frames a story is essential and can influence our understanding of it. Their version of a story can affect public opinion or generate awareness in a community. Historically they have been the ones to deliver the facts, less so when the topic of cannabis comes up though. By now we [...]

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Latinx y Cannabis: Informando la Comunidad

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:32:38 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

Latinx y Cannabis: Informando la Comunidad:

We have posted about the Cannabis Cultural Association before and commend them for their hard work in cannabis law reform and in uniting activist groups, and they are doing it again with their next event, “Latinx y Cannabis: Informando la comunidad” or “Latinos and Cannabis: Informing the Community.”  It is definitely time that we see more [...]

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Pruning Marijuana Plants to Boost Yields and Increase Bud Production

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:39:33 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

Pruning Marijuana Plants to Boost Yields and Increase Bud Production:

Pruning marijuana plants can be an excellent way to boost yields, especially when you’re doing everything else right. Pruning can be simple or complex, depending on which type you choose to do. Regardless, it’s crucial that you know what you’re doing before pruning. Otherwise, pruning could do more harm than good.   Basic Pruning At [...]

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High Labor Standards and Organic Integrity: Cannabis Certification Council

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:00:19 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

High Labor Standards and Organic Integrity: Cannabis Certification Council:

Ethical Cannabis Alliance and Organic Cannabis Association Announce Merger: Welcome the Cannabis Certification Council...Newly Re-Named Cannabis Certification Council Receives Legacy Funding Mandate to Ensure High Labor Standards and Organic integrity for Cannabis Produced and Sold in the United States The Ethical Cannabis Alliance and the Organic Cannabis Association, non-profit organizations respectively based in Portland, Oregon [...]

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Chile Legalized Medical Marijuana but Home Cultivators Still Risk Being Criminalized

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:56:42 +0000
Source: The Weed Blog

Chile Legalized Medical Marijuana but Home Cultivators Still Risk Being Criminalized:

In 2015, Chile legalized medical marijuana and now residents of the country are increasingly growing cannabis for medical purposes as the nation begins to loosen prohibition during the implementation process.  Advocates of the cannabis plant are working hard to ensure Chileans with chronic pain have the skills and understanding about how to grow marijuana, even though doing so [...]

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