Man arrested in Washington dispensary kidnapping confesses on television

Published: Sep 19, 2017, 12:17 pm • Updated: Sep 19, 2017, 1:29 pm By The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — A man arrested in the kidnapping of a Cheney marijuana store employee has given a jailhouse confession to a Spokane television station. Related: Body of kidnapped Washington budtender found Donovan…

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100 Massachusetts towns have voted for weed bans, moratoriums or zoning restrictions

Published: Sep 19, 2017, 7:51 am • Updated: Sep 19, 2017, 7:53 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Many of the Massachusetts voters who opened the door to legal marijuana are closing the door to pot shops that want to operate in their communities, raising questions about…

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Dallas City Council approved cite-and-release for weed possession. But will commissioners let it happen?

Published: Sep 19, 2017, 10:55 am • Updated: Sep 19, 2017, 11:28 am By Tristan Hallman and Naomi Martin, The Dallas Morning News Sept. 19–The future appears hazy for a new Dallas program to issue court summonses to people caught with less than 4 ounces of marijuana instead of arresting…

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Louisiana’s medical marijuana patients could get access by mid-2018

Published: Sep 18, 2017, 2:12 pm • Updated: Sep 18, 2017, 2:12 pm By Melinda Deslatte, The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana State University has completed its contract with the company that will grow medical marijuana for the school and said Monday the drug is expected to reach…

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Another Cannabis Death That Didn’t Happen

The Latest Marijuana Death Story Where Cannabis Didn’t Kill The Person http://www.healthline.com/health-news/can-marijuana-kill-you#5 Every now and then we hear about another alleged “marijuana related death” only to find out that…no…cannabis did not kill that person. Today we’re talking about a fellow advocate who died in New Jersey, where his parents blamed…

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Creator of the “Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” reflects on weed’s long, strange trip

Published: Sep 18, 2017, 1:33 pm • Updated: Sep 18, 2017, 1:43 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Once upon a time, many decades ago during a mythical time known as “The 60s” America’s counterculture conceived a new art and literary genre known as “underground comix.” Before animojis, emojis,…

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How the War on Drugs crushed California greenhouses and cannabis legalization is bringing them back

Published: Sep 18, 2017, 8:20 am • Updated: Sep 18, 2017, 8:38 am By Jeremy Bagott, Special To The Cannifornian SALINAS — The irony is rich. To weaken one mind-altering leaf crop 4,000 miles away, the feds inadvertently crushed California’s cut-flower crop, setting the stage for another mind-altering leaf crop…

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