By Ben Livingston, The Cannabist Staff When my eyes first feasted on the original Firefly vaporizer, it seemed like a bright red classic car. I imagined a ’65 Ford Mustang, but maybe you envision a ’57 Chevy or a Karmann Ghia or something else. As long as you picture radiant red paint and shiny chrome […]

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Former Chicago Bulls guard Jay Williams says that regular cannabis use is ubiquitous with the NBA. Years of using cannabis oil topically and observing ever-present cannabis use have led him to become a whistleblower. According to Williams, cannabis saved his life, and can help save the lives of countless others suffering from conditions like him. […]

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In this episode we travel to the South American country of Uruguay. In 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to completely legalize marijuana in a move that has since been dubbed the “great experiment.” While the legal cannabis is only provided to citizens, it’s still a great place to have a relaxed […]

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By Ben Neary, Associated Press CHEYENNE — Wyoming lawmakers are weighing how to regulate marijuana edibles that increasingly are coming in from neighboring Colorado and other places that have legalized adult marijuana possession and sales. A bill to make it a felony to possess more than 3 ounces of marijuana edibles died in the Wyoming […]

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West Virginia University’s College of Law held the first Strategic Cannabis Conference on Industrial and Medical Uses Thursday, inviting professionals to discuss creating the “Gold Standard” of cannabis in West Virginia. The event centered on utilizing cannabis agriculturally and medically to combat the state’s $380 million budget deficit, as well as the opioid epidemic and […]

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“Visitors are less-experienced with Colorado cannabis products, which is more potent than what many have previously used,” said Dr. Andrew Monte, the senior author of the study and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “People are more likely to use the drug, and use it in excess, […]

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Marijuana in Oregon. (Photo: KGW) SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon officials say they’ve collected about $3.5 million in taxes from recreational marijuana sales in January. The 25 percent-tax on recreational pot sales began at the start of 2016 and the state began collecting the taxes from dispensaries last month. Data released Thursday show the $3.5 […]

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There’s delightful news for the health-conscious cannabis users: Studies have found that using cannabis could be good for your skin, due to THC’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. While these THC attributes can be introduced to the body through topicals like “kush cream,” for those looking to reap pot’s other key benefit — aka getting high […]

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If you’re in a state that’s legalized marijuana, you’re lucky to have the choice of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with green buds instead of beer. The Irish aren’t so lucky. Recreational as well as medical use of marijuana is still illegal in Ireland. But activist groups are busily working to change that. To find out […]

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Pitkin County commissioners are concerned about how marijuana edibles might be manufactured and marketed in their own backyard, as well as how they can be kept from children. Commissioners hosted a far-ranging discussion Tuesday that was prompted by an application for a kitchen at the Aspen Business Center that would produce marijuana edibles if the […]

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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania appears poised to join 22 other states in allowing medical marijuana to be given patients suffering from various diseases and ailments, some terminal. House lawmakers relented Wednesday after years of resistance, voting 149-43 in favor of dispensing as a prescription what many have viewed as an illegal gateway drug. Final Senate approval […]

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