Wildfires Devastate Marijuana Farms in California

The wildfires raging across Northern California are not only jeopardizing its lucrative wine industry. Marijuana farmers throughout the Emerald Triangle and Sonoma County are now sitting with crops burnt in the fires, as well. This October’s wildfires have wreaked havoc on hundreds of thousands of acres, destroying thousands of private homes, acres of valuable vineyards, and California’s most precious commodity, fields of cannabis. The fires, which have killed 41 people, burnt down 5,700 structures, and destroyed well over 231,000 acres, or 86,198 hectares, of land, have been blazing trails through…

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Drug Peddler Confesses to N500, 000 in Daily Cannabis Sales

In the town of Akala in Mushin, Lagos State, police officials arrested a suspected drug dealer for dealing in marijuana. Along with 49 other people, the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit arrested Sunday Adesoye, also known as Marlboro, on Saturday. Police allegedly seized 48 bags of illegal drugs from the suspects. Adesoye reportedly said in his statement to police that he was selling N500, 000 worth of marijuana and other illegal narcotics every day in Akala. Olayinka Egbeyemi, chairperson of the task force, said…

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Ventura County Bans Cannabusinesses, Embraces Hemp

  Supervisors in Ventura County received orders on Tuesday to do whatever necessary to ban any businesses cultivating or selling cannabis for recreational purposes. However, at the same time, lawmakers tasked them with analyzing the economic potential of growing hemp instead.   Supervisors John Zaragoza and Linda Parks were outspoken about calling for a ban in unincorporated territory before January, when the state starts issuing commercial licenses for pot businesses. Proposition 64, which voters approved in November last year, legalizes the recreational use of cannabis for anyone 21-years old and…

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Study Finds No Negative Effects of Marijuana on Kidney Function

A recent study examined whether cannabis has any effect on kidney function, and if so, what exactly. However, it found little evidence that consumption has any impact on the kidneys of healthy young adults at all. The Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology published the scientific analysis, but further study is necessary to assess the effects of pot in older adults and those with kidney disease.   Because people are increasingly becoming accepting of marijuana use in the United States, there is a dire need for scientific study…

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Ohio School Intends Bidding for Medical Marijuana Testing

A small college in Columbus, Ohio, says that it intends applying to become a laboratory-testing center for medical marijuana, a role that other schools in Ohio have so far proven hesitant to pursue. Located in Nelsonville, a city in southeast Ohio, Hocking College is officially the very first school to announce its bid to test marijuana for safety and potency before sale in local dispensaries.   The president of Hocking College says that the decision to apply has no basis in the “merits or lack of merits” concerning the medicinal…

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Could Magic Mushrooms Be Legal in California in 2018?

Magic Mushrooms Legalization in California

There is a very strong likelihood that voters in California could be the first to legalize psychedelic mushrooms and create a regulatory environment for it, similar to marijuana and alcohol. Early last week, the state attorney general’s office received paperwork requesting that the question of legal psilocybin, or magic mushrooms, reflect on the 2018 election ballot. The proposal, submitted by Kevin Saunders, a veteran advocate for marijuana, would allow adults to use the hallucinogen legally within the State of California. According to the proposal, “This initiative exempts adults, 21-years and…

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Consumer Support Ignites Cannabis Sales Projections

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The future for US cannabis is looking bright. It has been given the green light in many states and the world may soon follow. Canada is set to become the second nation in the world (and the first large first world nation) to legalization recreational marijuana. 29 US states currently allow medical marijuana while recreational marijuana is legitimatized in 8 – Colorado, Oregon, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Alaska, California and Washington. The total marijuana market in the US is currently estimated to be worth $50 billion when black market sales are…

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How Many Nanograms of THC is Too Many to Drive?

To put it simply, it is not possible to test how many nanograms of THC is too many to drive. This is an area of some confusion among law enforcement officials as there are no real tests that can be taken and no definitive guidelines to go by. The test for alcohol bears no applicability to THC, the active compound found in Cannabis. This is because alcohol dissolves in water, while THC dissolves in fat. So while a driver may be clearly stoned, there is no way to test for…

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Florida Cities Face ‘all or nothing’ Choices on Medical Marijuana

Florida have taken a unique approach to marijuana legalization. The state has more or less delivered their cities with an ultimatum, to accept medical marijuana entirely or to reject it completely. In June, state lawmakers delivered the proposition to Florida cities who have been discussing the matter ever since. Numerous cities have already approved the terms of the proposition which allows unlimited number of marijuana retail outlets. Medical Marijuana in Florida Medical marijuana is the hottest topic in the USA right now. It is legal in 29 States and each…

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Cannabis Colors: Why So Many? What Do They Mean?

An Introduction to Cannabis Now that the stigma associated with cannabis has been removed, an honest appraisal can be given to one of the world’s most potent herbs. While many were aware of the reality that it was merely a plant that could not do any harm, the public at large have now recognized that cannabis is a legal product which can be used to treat a variety of conditions. It is helpful for revenue at the state and federal level as well as for local communities. Aside from this…

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