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  • Vomiting Syndrome Discovered in Some Long-Term Marijuana Users: Researchers

    12/06/2017 9:46:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 12/6 | Wendy Fry
    The condition has become so common, ER staff have coined a new term that helps identify it: "scromiting," for "screaming" and "vomiting."A mysterious illness induced by excessive marijuana use can cause bouts of uncontrolled vomiting and debilitating nausea, doctors say. Doctors have only recently begun to recognize the prevalence of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS), a condition characterized by chronic cannabis use, cyclic episodes of nausea and vomiting, and the compulsion to take hot baths or showers. The syndrome typically affects just a small portion of the population – heavy, long-term marijuana users. CHS has become so common in the emergency...
  • Higher Standards keeps vapes clean while Aerospaced makes the daily grind better

    12/02/2017 9:36:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/2/17 | Jim Bray
    Vaping may be all the rage for partakers of medical marijuana, but while the technology does offer a relatively safe and clean way to get one's hits, it isn't all sweetness and light. Besides the moral and legal issues behind medical and/or legal cannabis, there's also the issue of maintenance if you want to keep your equipment humming along nicely. That's why Higher Standards has introduced a line of cleaning products that they say offers a, well, higher, standard of performance to what you can get from the average bottle of generic rubbing alcohol and pack of Q-tips and/or Kleenex/toilet...
  • Sessions hints at crackdown on recreational pot, affecting California, other states

    11/30/2017 10:49:51 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 174 replies
    McClatchyDC.com ^ | 11/30/2017 | Katie Irby and Emily Cadei
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions hinted Wednesday that the Justice Department may take a tougher stance on recreational marijuana in the near future, a change in policy that would have a significant impact on the five states plus the District of Columbia that already allow the drug to be used for more than medicinal purposes. California is scheduled to join that group on Jan. 1. Sessions and other DOJ officials previously indicated they would continue the policy laid out by the department under former President Barack Obama, which in essence allows state officials leeway in how they deal with the drug...
  • Honolulu police tell legal marijuana users to turn in their firearms

    11/28/2017 6:47:07 PM PST · by LadyBuzz · 95 replies
    Star Advertiser ^ | 11/28/2017 | Kristen Consillio
    The Honolulu Police Department has told legal marijuana users who own guns that they must turn in their weapons within 30 days. In a letter to about 30 medical marijuana card holders on Oahu, the police said “you have 30 days upon receipt of this letter to voluntarily surrender your firearms.” The letter was signed by Susan Ballard, the new chief of police, and dated Nov. 13. “Your medical marijuana use disqualifies you from ownership of firearms and ammunition,” the letter said.
  • The drug war destroyed black neighborhoods. This Sacramento weed policy could help

    11/28/2017 6:05:26 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 27, 2017 | Erika D. Smith
    With sales of recreational cannabis becoming legal in a few weeks, many Californians have been asking questions about where they’ll be able to buy it, where they’ll be able to smoke it and why on God’s green, weed-filled Earth they still have to use cash to get it. Meanwhile, all I want to know is whether the black and brown people who sold cannabis during the dark years of the war on drugs, and went to prison for it in disproportionate numbers, will benefit from the newly legal, multibillion-dollar industry.
  • Rush of pot grows splits rural California before legal sales

    11/24/2017 8:52:46 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 64 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 24, 2017 | PAUL ELIAS
    The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff's deputies swooped in with guns drawn, arrested them and spent the day chopping down 150 bushy plants with machetes. "I could do this every day if I had the personnel," Calaveras County Sheriff Rick DiBasilio said during the operation near the Sierra Nevada foothills town of Copperopolis, about two hours east of San Francisco.
  • Murphy's win boosts prospects for legal marijuana in New Jersey

    11/24/2017 8:00:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 42 replies
    The Record ^ | 11.24.17 | James Nash
    Murphy's win boosts prospects for legal marijuana in New Jersey
  • Arizer ups its Solo ante with a sequel - while Vie vies for vapourizer success

    11/24/2017 8:58:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/24/17 | Jim Bray
    One of the most popular ground cannabis vapourizers - though definitely not the most affordable - has received a serious upgrade, one that's well worth a view. And if the Arizer's too rich for you, Vie has unleashed a much different and less expensive model it thinks should be, well, high on your shopping list. It's always nice to have choices! With medical marijuana all the rage and legal marijuana on the Canadian horizon, it seems that it's more a matter of "when" the stuff will become mainstream, rather than "if." But there are still the issues of smoke, second...
  • Steps you can take if you suspect your neighbors are smoking cannabis.

    11/18/2017 5:44:59 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 94 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 16th November 2017 | Chris Mallett, Oliver Astley & Colleen Smith
    Nightmare neighbours smoking cannabis inside their own homes is a common problem for communities across Britain. The notoriously pungent stench may be a sign of a recreational user smoking the odd joint next door or the drug being grown in large quantities close by. And while you may not be bothered by what other people get up to in their own homes, there’s no denying the smell can be off-putting. So what action can you take if you suspect the drug is being used near your home? The Derby Telegraph and DevonLive took a closer look at the law surrounding...
  • As Canada prepares for legal pot, ex-cops get into the business

    11/17/2017 2:16:26 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 17 | Anna Mehler Paperny
    With Canada’s legalization of a multi-billion dollar marijuana industry set for next year, former police officers who once argued for mandatory jail time for minor marijuana offences are among those in line to capitalize on the change. The most high profile is Julian Fantino, a former Toronto police chief and Conservative cabinet minister who fought against the legalization of pot and who said he now sees the value of a legal medical pot industry.
  • Police mistook hibiscus plants for marijuana, arrested Buffalo Township couple, suit claims

    11/17/2017 11:56:53 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 58 replies
    Tribune Review (Suburban Pittburgh) ^ | Last night 16 Nov 2017 | Matthew Medsger
    A Buffalo Township couple is suing the township police and the Nationwide Insurance Co. after, their lawsuit says, hibiscus plants growing in their backyard were mistaken for marijuana plants. In a lawsuit, Edward Cramer, 69, and his wife, Audrey Cramer, 66, claim that Buffalo Township police handcuffed them both and made them sit in the back of a police car for hours last month as police ransacked their house looking for marijuana. But rather than running a pot-growing operation, the Cramers say they grow flowering hibiscus in their backyard. The Cramers were not charged. They filed a civil lawsuit Thursday...
  • We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and ...

    11/15/2017 9:38:38 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 84 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11-13-2017 | Erin Brodwin
    FULL TITLE: We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey? It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer. Keep in mind that there are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked. Time is important, too — while some effects are noticeable immediately, others only begin to crop up after months or years of...
  • This Luxury Cannabis Company Is Completely Revolutionizing the Way We Think About Weed

    11/10/2017 6:36:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    POP SUGAR ^ | November 9, 2017 | Nicole Yi
    As marijuana legalization continues across the country, weed is becoming increasingly mainstream. However, as much as the stoner stereotype has evolved into a broader label that also encompasses CEOs, educated millennials, and the Spicolis of the world, it still has a negative connotation. Industry leaders have quickly learned that destigmatizing marijuana use begins with educating the public, but Adrian Sedlin of Canndescent has figured out that, as with anything, it's really all about branding. Sedlin's luxury cannabis company offers premium flower alongside sophisticated packaging that no other company in the current market rivals. One look and I can almost guarantee...
  • Legal pot in 100 days? New Jersey's next governor aims for national first

    11/09/2017 7:49:33 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 9, 2017
    New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy said he would legalize marijuana within 100 days of taking office in January, and his Tuesday win makes a Democrat-packed statehouse the only obstacle. Supporters feel confident it will happen, but legalization foes plan to campaign for Democratic defections as the other side debates different visions for reform. Legalization in the state — across the river from both New York City and Philadelphia — would be significant geographically, but also because no state has passed legalization legislatively, despite Gallup putting national support at 64 percent.
  • Police: Man snapped woman's neck, ripped her eyes out after she rejected his marriage proposal

    11/08/2017 6:00:39 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    yahoo ^ | Nov. 7, 2017 | aol
    A Pennsylvania man was arrested after police say he murdered his female friend when she rejected his marriage proposal, according to NBC Philadelphia. Christopher Tucker, 34, has been charged with murder and criminal homicide for allegedly killing 19-year-old Tara Serino, who was last seen by her family early on the morning of October 30. According to local police, Tucker asked Serino to marry him at his home in Berks County, Pennsylvania, sometime between Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon.
  • Binge drinking and smoking marijuana will make you less ambitious in life

    11/06/2017 8:29:20 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    India Times ^ | 11/08/2017
    Researchers at the University of Connecticut in the US tracked the effect of teenage alcohol and marijuana use on the achievement of life goals, defined as educational achievement, full time employment, marriage and social economic potential. The study included 1,165 young adults from across the US whose habits were first assessed at age 12 and then at two- year intervals until they were between 25 and 34 years old. ... Overall, individuals who were dependent on either marijuana or alcohol during their teen years achieved lower levels of education, were less likely to be employed full time or get married...
  • Breaking News: Jeff Sessions to Stand Trial in Cannabis De-Scheduling

    11/04/2017 10:01:41 PM PDT · by free_life · 145 replies
    Florida Marijuana Net ^ | Nov 2/17 | Robert Roundtree
    For the very first time in history the United States Government will have to answer to the judiciary about the scheduling of cannabis and its unconstitutionality. Jeff Sessions, the DEA, and the DOJ will all have to stand trial according to the judge overseeing their case. This is the first time that a trial to legalize cannabis has proceeded past the normal attempts at dismissal. All of the defendants will have to get recorded depositions. This is great news for the plaintiffs in the case which include Army combat veteran, Jose Belen, former NFL player Marvin Washington, 11 year old...
  • Obama smoking pot again, claims bombshell new book

    10/30/2017 6:49:50 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 122 replies
    WND ^ | 30 Oct 17 | Ed Klein
    Despite a couple of appearances on behalf of Democratic candidates, Barack Obama has adamantly refused to heed the pleas of his party to lead the “resistance” against Donald Trump and instead spends much of his time at his home just blocks from the White House playing video games, chatting on the phone with celebrity pals, smoking marijuana and popping cannabis-infused gummy bears. This startling description of Obama’s post-presidential life is based on interviews with a close Obama family friend who has been a sleepover guest at the Obama home in the Kalorama section of Washington, D.C., and who has...
  • 64 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana, 51 percent of Republicans

    10/25/2017 1:14:49 PM PDT · by JP1201 · 106 replies
    A new Gallup poll shows growing support for marijuana legalization, with 64 percent of Americans now in favor of the measure. The number is the highest level of support in nearly half a century of surveying adults on the issue, according to Gallup. Support has steadily increased in recent years, with the latest figure up 4 percentage points over last year and up 14 points from 2011. The poll also showed a majority of Republicans favoring legalization for the first time, with 51 percent expressing support. That number is up 9 percentage points from last year, according to Gallup.
  • 34 Pot Farms Destroyed in NorCal Wildfires Just Weeks Ahead of ... Marijuana Market Going Live

    10/21/2017 6:58:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/20/2017
    The fires that started sweeping across the state earlier this month are the most destructive in California’s history. The fires have burned 245,000 acres, destroyed 7,700 structures and killed 42 people, according to Cal Fire, the state’s firefighting department. The fires have been particularly bad in Sonoma County, where 30 pot farms and three pot manufacturers lost everything to the blazes, according to the web site of the Sonoma County Growers Alliance. None of those businesses are insured, according to the alliance. Allen said he managed to confirm that 25 farms were destroyed in Sonoma County, which are included in...