Synthetic cannabinoids are not “synthetic marijuana”: What you need to know about Spice, K2 and others

Published: Dec 13, 2017, 1:52 pm • Updated: Dec 13, 2017, 1:52 pm By Susan Squibb, The Cannabist Staff Hey, Cannabist!What’s the deal with Spice? Is it synthetic marijuana? I’m confused because people have died from using Spice. If it is an artificial version of marijuana, why are deaths attributed to…

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Sessions says DOJ just talked “at some length” about marijuana enforcement

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 6:09 pm • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 7:31 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Even as the U.S. Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration make major moves to stem the opioid crisis, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has marijuana enforcement on his mind. During a press…

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Kidnapped man about to be traded for 30 lbs of marijuana escapes car trunk at Mexican border

Published: Nov 27, 2017, 10:46 am • Updated: Nov 27, 2017, 10:46 am By Kyle Swenson, The Washington Post As the white sedan rolled through the border, officially passing from the United States into Mexico at the Naco Port of Entry in Arizona, the car’s trunk thumped open and a…

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Hawaii medical school cannabis seminar includes doctor’s advice about who shouldn’t use MMJ

Published: Nov 24, 2017, 6:24 pm • Updated: Nov 24, 2017, 6:24 pm By The Associated Press HONOLULU — The medical school at the University of Hawaii held its first seminar on medical marijuana with a panel of doctors and lawyers discussing the drug and the regulations governing its use.…

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Wax Pen Vaporizers

Everything You Wanted to Know About Wax Pen Vaporizers With skyrocketing demand and unprecedented media coverage, cannabis-extract vaporizers are flying off the shelves at both local and online vape shops. Moreover, the trend is only going to move higher from here. Despite a conservative administration taking over the reins, when…

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MJBizCon cannabis industry conference speakers optimistic about the future

Published: Nov 17, 2017, 12:08 pm • Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 12:15 pm By John Schroyer,  marijuana Business Daily LAS VEGAS — New Jersey recreational marijuana legalization may be a highlight of 2018; it’s possible but unlikely the Trump administration will crack down on the U.S. cannabis industry; and major…

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Boston man says offensive comments about medical marijuana patients were satire

Published: Nov 16, 2017, 10:38 am • Updated: Nov 16, 2017, 10:38 am By The Associated Press BOSTON — A Boston man who said veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder should “get over it,” and described breast cancer patients as “cadaverous” in apparent opposition to a medical marijuana dispensary in the…

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Tomorrow, New Jersey elects a new governor. What do candidates say about recreational legalization?

Published: Nov 6, 2017, 12:30 pm • Updated: Nov 6, 2017, 12:44 pm By Bruce Shipkowski,  the Associated Press New Jersey voters on Tuesday will pick a successor between Democrat Phil Murphy, Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to replace term-limited Republican Gov. Chris Christie, and five third-party and independent candidates.…

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