How to safely try marijuana edibles: A guide for beginners

Published: Jun 27, 2017, 2:13 pm • Updated: Jun 27, 2017, 6:43 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Edibles have come a long way since people started mixing marijuana into brownie batter. Cannabis-infused foods have become a multimillion-dollar market in California, with edibles popping up at weddings, gourmet dinners, yoga…

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Rainbow Family gathering in Oregon has clouds on horizon with fed-state marijuana conflicts

Published: Jun 27, 2017, 4:16 pm • Updated: Jun 27, 2017, 4:59 pm By Gillian Flaccus, The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. government has sent federal prosecutors to a “pop-up” court in eastern Oregon to process citations against people attending a massive counterculture peace gathering on public land…

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Legal marijuana states see dramatic decreases in car searches at traffic stops for all races

Published: Jun 26, 2017, 12:17 pm • Updated: Jun 26, 2017, 12:25 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Drug policy experts often say that the health risks of marijuana use are relatively minor compared to the steep costs of marijuana enforcement: expensive policing, disrupted lives, violence and even death.…

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Even Koch network thinks Trump administration heading wrong direction on marijuana

Published: Jun 25, 2017, 3:09 pm • Updated: Jun 26, 2017, 7:58 am By John Frank, The Denver Post COLORADO SPRINGS — The Trump administration’s tough talk on marijuana is creating an unusual alliance: pot smokers and the conservative Koch political network. Mark Holden, one of the influential network’s top…

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Studies offer conflicting conclusions on marijuana legalization’s role in car crashes, fatalities

Published: Jun 23, 2017, 5:51 pm • Updated: Jun 23, 2017, 6:09 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Hours after one study connected legalized recreational marijuana to an increase in car crash claims, a second study claimed legalization played a less certain role in motor vehicle fatalities. A study…

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Nevada regulators have cunning plan to keep July 1 recreational marijuana sales on track

Published: Jun 23, 2017, 12:03 pm • Updated: Jun 23, 2017, 12:03 pm By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press RENO, Nev. — Nevada’s marijuana regulators may have found a way around a judge’s order that threatens to block the state’s first recreational pot sales scheduled to begin next month. Gov.…

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“We need to try to restore some trust”: Massachusetts senators debate their marijuana plan

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 6:21 pm • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 6:21 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — The debate over the reshaping of Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana law shifted Thursday to the state Senate, where a more modest set of revisions to the existing law appeared headed…

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Study: States with legalized marijuana see increase in car crash claims

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 9:46 am • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 11:38 am By P. Solomon Banda, The Associated Press DENVER — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released…

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Key first step for Louisiana medical marijuana: Grower approved for LSU

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 7:14 pm • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 7:14 pm By Melinda Deslatte, The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — The first medical marijuana production deal struck in Louisiana is expected to bring the state’s flagship university at least $ 3.4 million over five years, under terms…

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