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Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to curriculum

Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she’s majoring in marijuana. “My friends make good-natured jokes about getting a degree in weed,” said DeNoya, one of the first students in a new four-year degree program in medicinal plant chemistry at Northern Michigan University. “I say, ‘No, it’s a serious degree, a chemistry …

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Global Cannabis Rescheduling by the UN?

When the World Health Organization recommended earlier this year that cannabis be rescheduled under international law, advocates cheered the news. Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli, the head of research at Paris-based drug policy nonprofit FAAAT, called it “the best outcome that WHO could’ve possibly come up with.” But for the time being, the reforms—which would loosen restrictions …

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Alcohol as a gateway drug?

New argument: Alcohol is the real ‘gateway drug’

The term “Gateway drug” usually pops up whenever anyone mutters the words “recreational marijuana”, “pot”, or “weed”, but does anyone really know what that term means anymore? Is anyone still considering marijuana a “gateway drug”? Apparently, more people than we know. A new argument has surfaced, based on a new study finding that the age …

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Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal - Sales start in January

In 2 States, Corner Cannabis Store Nears Reality

Starting early next year, any adult with a craving or curiosity will be able to stroll into a strip mall or downtown shop in Colorado or Washington State and do what has long been forbidden: buy a zip-lock bag of legal marijuana. After landmark votes made marijuana legal for recreational consumption, users in these two …

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Denver Police not allowed to work at marijuana shops as security

Denver marijuana shops won’t have police working security

When recreational-marijuana shops open in Colorado in January, Denver police officers will stand outside for crowd control but won’t be allowed to step inside to provide off-duty security from within. A departmental order issued this month bars Denver officers from moonlighting as security guards at marijuana shops while police officials observe how the burgeoning industry …

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Colorado marijuana investment at issue

Colorado Marijuana: We’re Going to Run Out of Weed

On New Year’s Day, some Colorado marijuana dispensaries are set to become the first in the nation to legally sell weed for recreational use. But it hasn’t been a ride on Easy Street. In addition to trying to clear the hoop maze of local and state licensing issues in time for Jan. 1, local potpreneurs …

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Jamaica join the medical marijuana revolution

Jamaica launches first medical marijuana company

Local scientist and businessman hopes to corner world market in medicinal usage of drug. A Jamaican scientist has launched a company which he hopes will boost the country’s ‘chronic’ economy using one of its most famous products – marijuana. Henry Lowe has created MediCanja, which aims to capitalize on the global increase in the use …

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Cannabidiol for treating cancer in the brain

Marijuana & Brain Cancer: Why CBD Beats Gliomas

A non-psychoactive chemical found in marijuana called cannabidiol (CBD) could offer an effective treatment for brain cancer and is potentially an effective anti-cancer drug in the management of gliomas, without side effects, according to a new study from a team of Investigators in Spain, Italy and Canada. The results suggest that CBD helps battle brain …

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Colorado Recreational Marijuana Law-Top 5 things to know!

Colorado has become the first state to adopt regulations for recreational marijuana businesses, which are expected to open at the beginning of next year. The rules released this week by the state Department of Revenue cover everything from pot-shop licensing to marijuana packaging and advertising. We decided to cover what we feel are the top …

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