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Why Are The Koch Brothers Fighting For Cannabis Rights?

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Charles and David Koch are known as bigwigs in conservative politics. The efforts of these extraordinarily rich brothers and their network have pledged nearly $900 million toward political influence and are said by Politico to have “an infrastructure that rivaled that of the Republican National Committee.”They spend hundreds of millions

What Happens When You Take Weed Across State Lines?

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“When you think about it, what did I really do? I crossed an imaginary line with a bunch of plants.” So says fictionalized drug smuggler George Jung as played by Johnny Depp in the 2001 film Blow.That’s what happens when you cross state lines with marijuana. Imaginary lines. A bunch of plants. Even if those plants are legal on bot

Congressmen Tell Sessions To Stop Blocking MMJ Research

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A bipartisan gang of congresspersons are finally banding together to tell this administration that enough is enough. Putting us closer to nuclear war with North Korea out of total ignorance wasn’t enough to draw their ire. Equating white supremacists with anti-racist protesters didn’t do it either. The straw that broke the proverbial ca

Do Strict Regulations Contribute To Butane Hash Oil Explosions?

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The State of Oregon has a problem. Illegal hash oil labs have been on the rise and so have the number of hash oil lab explosions and injuries resulting from them, to the alarm of state regulators.At least three people have died in extraction lab accidents this year, two from a recent explosion in Portland. Another asphyxiated in February when a bat

Could That Netflix and Weed Cross-Promotion Be Trend Setting?

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When Netflix unveiled official cannabis flower tie-ins to ten of its shows, the streaming service got a boatload of free publicity. Dozens (maybe hundreds) of local, national, and global news outlets ran the story.The media giant clearly knew its audiences. It knew it had a large contingency of stoner viewers and they chose the affiliated series ca

This Is Why You Don’t Set Up Hash Oil Labs In Tornado Shelters

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All sorts of lessons can be learned from the explosion of a marijuana extraction lab in Timnath, Colorado. An explosion critically burned three people, including a 12-year-old child earlier this summer. Authorities are yet to say which solvents were involved in the blast, only that it involves hash oil manufacturing in an old tornado shelter.Michae

Could Cannabis Extract Replace Anti-Anxiety Pharmaceuticals?

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One of the world’s leading business publications says that cannabis compounds could one day replace traditional pharmaceutical anxiety medication.While reporting on a recent study in Psychopharmacology, Forbes Magazine compared the benefits and risks of cannabis-based anxiety treatment with current anti-anxiety medication, finding that, &ldqu

Study: Don’t Smoke Weed Because Maybe It Makes You Walk Funny

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Researchers behind a new study claim that we should be careful about accepting cannabis into  society because there is a possibility that smoking it might make you walk funny.A new Australian article published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependencelooks at how your gait may change depending on whether you imbibe the weed.The scientists fro

DOJ Using IRS For Shady Investigations Into Legal Weed, Lawsuit Claims

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A federal lawsuit claims the Department of Justice is conducting secret investigations of legal cannabis businesses, using IRS tax investigations as a front, as reported by The Denver Post.The IRS conducts regular investigations of marijuana businesses to preclude them from certain tax deductions. While most businesses can deduct expenses, business

Trump’s Deal With Dems Is A Stay Of Execution For MMJ

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In the big old clusterbuck that is Washington, D.C. in 2017, Republican President Donald Trump made a surprise deal with Democratic leaders, and he probably didn’t even realize that deal is going to keep medical marijuana protected from the federal government for at least a while longer.The fun started on Wednesday, when Republican congressio

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