Food & Weed: Extracts pro Nikolai Alfieri credits cannabis with boosting well-being

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 1:24 pm By Linnea Covington, The Cannabist Staff Some people turn to weed and/or food to help themselves feel better, but it’s not every day someone utilizes marijuana for eating healthy and healing food. For Nikolai Alfieri, an Oregon-based…

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A billion-dollar industry with nowhere to bank: California’s marijuana biz runs into fed regs

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 7:58 am • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 8:13 am By Lisa M. Krieger, Bay Area News Group Pot shops will soon be able to legally sell cannabis to anyone who wants it. But what will they do with all that cash? Unless California comes up with a…

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City Officials, Industry Professionals, and Activists work together on Social Cannabis Consumption in Oregon

Cannabis consumption has been happening in social settings ever since humans began to interact with the plant. However, with so many states coming online with recreational/adult-use cannabis laws, it brings the discussion about social cannabis consumption to a whole new level.  You may recall what a close vote the city…

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Senator demands docs from big pharma as she probes their role in opioid epidemic

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 11:49 am • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 11:50 am By Lenny Bernstein and Scott Higham, The Washington Post Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri demanded information Tuesday from five top opioid manufacturers, saying she would investigate their alleged role in the drug epidemic responsible for more than…

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Colorado budget proposal cuts teen survey on sex, drugs

Published: Mar 27, 2017, 3:22 pm • Updated: Mar 27, 2017, 3:24 pm By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado schoolchildren may not be asked about their drug use and sex habits in anonymous surveys anymore, under a bipartisan budget proposal moving through the Legislature. The budget draft…

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Colorado has strategy for recreational marijuana industry if feds crack down

Published: Mar 27, 2017, 7:41 am • Updated: Mar 27, 2017, 9:27 am By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax…

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