Cannabis Baby Boomers

The whiff of pot on Wall Street is unmistakable, but banks, wary of federal regulators, won’t touch the stuff. Temptation was easy for banks to resist when following the letter of federal law simply meant refusing business from pot dispensaries with safes overflowing with cash. Now that tens of millions of North Americans can consume […]

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Napa Valley-based Duckhorn Wine Company makes ultrapremium and luxury brands Decoy, Duckhorn, Goldeneye, Paraduxx, Migration, Canvasback from Washington state and Calera from the California Central Coast. The company owns or leases 800 acres of vineyards and produces over 800,000 cases a year. In 1981, Alex Ryan came to Duckhorn and worked his way up from […]

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As Rob Read hatched plans to open a marijuana dispensary in downtown Davis last year, a certain customer demographic remained top of mind.  Read knew that Americans age 55 and older make up one of the fastest-growing customer bases for the booming legal cannabis industry. And, as a former executive of a local assisted living […]

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Prevention sites saving lives It was a day Heather Hobbs recalls vividly: the staff at AIDS Vancouver Island had pulled another overdose victim from the washroom, his body was blue from a lack of oxygen. The man was revived and they closed the office in Victoria to allow staff to regroup. At the same time, […]

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Prevention sites saving lives It was a day Heather Hobbs recalls vividly: the staff at AIDS Vancouver Island had pulled another overdose victim from the washroom, his body was blue from a lack of oxygen. The man was revived and they closed the office in Victoria to allow staff to regroup. At the same time, […]

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In 1989, scientists concluded that 1988 was the hottest year yet recorded in human history and panicked about the “Greenhouse Effect” that was contributing to global warming. Simultaneously, a different kind of green revolution was beginning to be stoked in hip-hop. During that historically searing spring and summer, a fleet of seminal, groundbreaking albums was […]

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A recently published review, “Joints for Joints – cannabinoids in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis,” cautiously concludes that “cannabinoids could be a suitable treatment for RA.” The authors also suggest a series of molecular approaches that merit future clinical studies. But while scientists continue to debate the potential suitability of cannabis for RA, outside the […]

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Legalization sparks curiosity VANCOUVER – Cindi Phelps never imagined herself running a pot shop. She smoked weed as a teenager, but as an adult she says she became “cranky” about cannabis, endlessly lecturing her kids and judging everyone who touched the stuff. It was only when she neared 50 that she realized marijuana could soothe […]

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Legalization sparks curiosity VANCOUVER – Cindi Phelps never imagined herself running a pot shop. She smoked weed as a teenager, but as an adult she says she became “cranky” about cannabis, endlessly lecturing her kids and judging everyone who touched the stuff. It was only when she neared 50 that she realized marijuana could soothe […]

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HARTFORD (AP) — Additional legislation that could ultimately lead to legalized recreational marijuana in Connecticut advanced Monday, but it remains unclear if there’s ultimately enough support to pass a bill. The General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee voted 21-19 in favor of a bill that outlines how marijuana use and sales would be legalized for those 21 […]

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Debating the issues Regarding “Asylum-seekers sent to Mexico wait in tumult” (Front page, Wednesday): Our so-called representatives in Congress are engulfed in an endless fight to control our borders and control guns. The president has declared an emergency to deal with the issue of border control because it is causing several problems, such as murders […]

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