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California Cities Urged Not to Ban Cultivation

California cities have been scrambling to meet a legislative deadline to either regulate land use for marijuana enterprises or let the state do it by March 1.Lawmakers say the deadline was a glitch that wil...

Dank Marijuana News Stories from 2015

It's been another stellar year for the cannabis culture with more states across the nation reforming laws regarding marijuana for either recreational or medical consumption.And it looks as if 2016 might ha...

Does Smoking Cannabis Trigger Alcohol Consumption?

There have been debunked theories about marijuana being a gateway drug to harder substances.But what about marijuana's effect on consuming alcohol. Do you drink up when you toke up?Researchers at the Un...

Feds Make it Easier to Study CBD

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been a real thorn in the paw of pot advocates.The bureaucracy has seemingly resisted pro-marijuana reform at every turn, even defying a congressional mandate not...

California to Start a Tax Tracking System for Pot Shops

The California Board of Equalization this week said come Jan. 1 it would begin the process of implementing a tracking system for medical marijuana dispensaries that will allow it to determine state taxes due. ...

Marijuana States Get Protected from DEA

As expected, language in the $1.8 trillion federal spending bill recently passed by Congress seeks to protect patients in medical marijuana states such as California.The bill is expected to be signed by Pre...

Federal Budget Deal to Include Protections for MMJ States

For the second year in a row it looks like America's collective budget will include protections for states that have legalized medical marijuana.The end-of-year omnibus budget package being weighed in Congr...

Drug Use Down Among Teens

If you think being 17 or younger is too soon for drugs, then these kids are alright.The latest Monitoring the Future survey of drug use among high school-aged youths in America found that "use of ecstasy, h...

Activists Agree to Back One California Legalization Try

The worst-case scenario for the legalization of recreational marijuana in California almost came to pass.The game's not over yet, but it looks like disaster was averted. Several initiatives are aiming for t...

Wall Street Gets Serious About Pot Business

There have been a lot of rumblings about big money showing interest in the green rush sweeping the nation.Legal profits could attract deep pockets.But, until now, most of the rumblings have been that --...

Can Pot Help Heroin Addicts Quit?

A new study suggests that those hooked on opioids, including heroin and prescription pain killers, can find some help in the form of marijuana.Researchers at Columbia University looked at opioid patients fo...

New Study Links Pot to Weight Loss

A new study from researchers based at San Diego State University and Cornell University is linking marijuana use to weight loss.The academics looked at the weight of populations in states that have legalize...