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The Los Angeles-based technology company LoudCloud launched its app this past January. It’s the answer to simplicity when it comes to owning or managing a cannabis collective. After completing paperwork once and uploading information to LoudCloud, medical marijuana patients can purchase products from their retailer of choice and “avoid the 15-minute process associated with purchasing cannabis,”…

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The use of medical marijuana by cancer patients has greatly improved the lives of many. It has helped with pain management, nausea, depression and other symptoms. But in California, smoking medical marijuana may have killed a man and served as a warning to other people smoking high-grade marijuana. A northern California man died from a…

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Synthetic marijuana has become very popular among teens and adults because it can be purchased over the counter for as little as $5 for small packets. The product is also sold under the names Dank, Spice, AK-47, and other descriptive titles. The drug is not natural and is often some type of plant material sprayed with chemicals…

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In September 2014, reporter Charlo Greene made headlines when she quit her job during an on-air broadcast for Alaska station KVTA. She revealed at the time that she was the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club and stated: “Now everything you heard is why, I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating…

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Laws, policies, and attitudes around marijuana all seem to be changing. President Obama has even reportedly said he believes marijuana to be no more dangerous than alcohol. In June 2015 the House of Representatives voted to slash the Drug Enforcement Agency’s budget, halving the allocation for cannabis eradication. Truth be told, the agency’s dwindling budget…

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“The forces behind the drug war seem to be achieving their desired outcome. The pharmaceutical industry is winning, the prison industrial complex is winning, the anti-hemp industries are winning, and the Drug Enforcement Agency’s budget explodes every year as it conducts more operations and seizes more assets,” marijuana advocate and former governor Jesse Ventura agreed…

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Social media is ablaze with new images of first daughter Malia Obama at Lollapalooza in Chicago recently. First everyone stated she was dancing and briefly twerking with friends like a normal teen; now an image has emerged of her smoking what looks like weed. In a short video clip that is making the rounds on social media,…

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If you thought you’d heard it all, then you do not know the story of a brain named “Freddy.” According to law enforcement officials in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a suspect in multiple burglaries in the area was arrested last month is facing new charges after a human brain was found under a trailer park home. According to police, Joshua…

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Microsoft just became the first major corporation to throw its hat into the ring as a participant in the legal cannabis industry. The global technology leader has partnered with KIND Financial, a cannabis tech industry leader, to launch a service facilitating state governments tracking of marijuana from seed to sale. KIND offers a software system…

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In the 1950s and ’60s, nutritionists in the United States popularized the notion of eating lots of eggs to ensure one’s physical health. Caring parents felt guilty if they weren’t able to provide their children with at least one egg per day. Interestingly, decades later, many nutritionists actually advise otherwise. Eating eggs can be good…

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Baltimore Ravens lineman Eugene Monroe recently took a career risk in becoming the first active player to publicly call for the NFL and NFLPA to remove the ban on medical marijuana and permit its use for chronic pain treatment. Based on much research, Monroe believes this move will reduce the league’s glaring reliance on addictive…

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“Hip-hop, more so than any other genre, embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship,” former A&R exec Tayyib Smith told CNN Money while discussing his new Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship. One might argue this entrepreneurial spirit was already alive and well in the Jamaican dub reggae and Jamaican style “toasting” from which hip-hop traces its origins.…

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A Black student at Garner Magnet High School in Garner, North Carolina, was subjected to a humiliating experience. According to sophomore Jakayla Johnson, she was in her Chinese language class when a school resource officer interrupted the class. The officer stated that they smelled marijuana in the hallway and singled her out. The officer searched…

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America has a legal drug problem that is causing way too many deaths. Prescription drug abuse of opioids such as Percocet and Oxycotin are the culprits, according to leading state and government authorities. Tragically, prescription drug deaths are rising at an alarming rate in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has stated…

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Comedienne and co-host of “The View” can now add the title of marijuana entrepreneur to her name. Goldberg announced that she is entering the medical marijuana business on behalf of women. The star has given her name and funding to a line of marijuana infused products for women who suffer from menstrual cramps. The line…

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Some people swore it would never happen, but the state legislature in Georgia has passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana. The bill cause of heated debate within the legislature with opponents ignoring the proven beneficial effects of marijuana for many health conditions. In 2014, the state passed a limited bill that allowed the use of cannabis…

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Once again, a story of prison guard sex and smuggled drugs has emerged from Rikers Island prison in New York. Investigators have arrested Rikers Island Probationary Officer Nicole Bartley, 30, on multiple charges that include rape and promoting prison contraband. According to sources, Bartley was clocking into work when a prison drug-sniffing dog alerted on…

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