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Can Weed Help With Your Workouts? Might Be a Game-Changer

Lift…And Inhale! Getting high before working out may sound like a self-defeating premise. After all, stoners aren’t necessarily known for their ripped physiques. But as attitudes toward marijuana and the laws governing it keep changing (medical marijuana is currently legal in 29 states, recreational marijuana in nine), so do its uses. Nowadays, pot isn’t just …

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Medicinal Cannabis Campaigner Vera Twomey Says Daughter Ava (8) is Now Pharmaceutical Free

Ms Twomey said her daughter is now “solely being treated” by medical marijuana. Vera Twomey has announced that her daughter Ava is now “pharma free” and using forms of medical marijuana instead. Ava (8) suffers from a severe form of epilepsy called Dravet’s Syndrome, which at one point caused her to suffer 16 seizures in …

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Marijuana Users Being Turned Away From Cannabis Industry Jobs

One of the first rules of operating a successful black market drug dealing operation is to never get high on your own supply. Well, it turns out this thug-life ethos is being practiced by parts of the legal cannabis industry. Medical marijuana cultivation facilities, dispensaries and other pot-based businesses operating in the post-prohibition landscape are …

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Illinois Governor Considering Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana as Opioid Alternative

Illinois Gov. Rauner is expected to take action on the state’s Alternatives to Opioids Act before Tuesday’s deadline, according to media reports. The pending bill would allow patients who have been prescribed opioids to instead obtain a temporary identification card authorizing them to treat pain with cannabis under the Illinois medical marijuana program. The temporary identification cards …

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Oklahoma Begins Medical Marijuana Approval Process, Issuing First Patient Licenses

Cannabis has been a pressing issue in Oklahoma lately. Earlier this summer, voters approved the legalization of medical marijuana. Since then, the state has been moving fast to implement the new program. As Oklahoma begins the medical marijuana approval process, issuing its first patient licenses, the state has taken a big step toward making medical …

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New Zealand Awards First-Ever Medical Cannabis Growing License

The island nation of New Zealand has never taken a very kind approach to marijuana, as evidenced by the military-supported drug raids New Zealand law enforcement agencies conduct every year over the country’s vast hinterlands. Under the 1975 Misuse of Drugs Act, possessing any amount of cannabis for any reason is illegal. There have been attempts …

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Study Finds THC May Linger in Breast Milk After Marijuana Use

New research has determined that THC can be present in breast milk up to six days after the consumption of cannabis. Results of the study were published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday. In the study, 50 women who reported using cannabis supplied breast milk samples to Mommy’s Milk, a human milk research lab at the University of …

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Illinois Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Hemp

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed  into law legislation that legalizes hemp; the measure takes effect immediately. Governor Rauner’s signature on Senate Bill 2298 comes roughly three months after it passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 106 to 3;  a month prior it was given unanimous approval by the Senate, 50 to …

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Investments in Hemp, Pharmaceutical Cannabis Taking Off in Greece

Investments in plants for processing industrial hemp and pharmaceutical cannabis amounting to at least 255 million euros are currently in progress in Greece, says the director of Cannatec Greece, a company leading the sector. Talking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA), Dionysis Sarmazanidis said that the facilities expected to go into operation by the end …

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