Op-ed: Fired baseball coach is right there’s a drug problem — but he’s off-base on marijuana

Published: Mar 2, 2018, 1:36 pm • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 1:36 pm By Jacquielynn Floyd, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — Blaming Colorado for the nation’s drug problem is absurd, and heckling an innocent kid over his state’s political policies is cruel, which is why Mike Jeffcoat is out…

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If Maine lawmakers don’t fix “loopholes,” gov says, “There’s going to be no such thing as recreational marijuana”

Published: Dec 18, 2017, 3:09 pm • Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 3:09 pm By Marina Villeneuve, The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers are preparing for a 2018 session where marijuana legalization is expected to take center stage. The sale of recreational marijuana is set to become legal Feb.…

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There’s something fishy with Alaska’s marijuana potency testing results

Published: Nov 24, 2017, 10:01 am • Updated: Nov 24, 2017, 10:01 am By The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A committee will look at issues regarding the testing of cannabis products amid inconsistency in potency results from different labs, Alaska’s top marijuana regulator said. Erika McConnell, director of the…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson agrees with Carl Sagan: There’s “no reason” for weed to be illegal

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 8:33 am • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 8:42 am By The Washington Post, The Cannabist Staff Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, among the most well-known living scientists this side of Stephen Hawking, said this week that “there’s no reason for [marijuana] to ever have been made illegal.” The remark came in…

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Does research support Ann Coulter’s claim there’s a racial correlation to lying about weed use?

Published: Aug 1, 2017, 3:46 pm • Updated: Aug 1, 2017, 5:14 pm By The Cannabist Staff Do scientific studies find African-Americans are “about 10 times more likely to lie and say they hadn’t smoked pot?” The statistic was one of several incendiary claims about marijuana made by columnist Ann…

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Hawaii medical marijuana dispensaries ready to sell, there’s just one hangup

Published: Jun 5, 2017, 11:57 am • Updated: Jun 5, 2017, 11:57 am By The Associated Press HONOLULU — Hawaii medical marijuana dispensaries still have yet to make a single sale more than a year after the state awarded its first eight dispensary licenses. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday the…

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You know the weed industry is mainstreaming when there’s “Salesforce of Cannabis” software

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 2:24 pm • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 2:34 pm By Pcmag.com Via The Associated Press North American legal marijuana sales totaled $ 6.7 billion in 2016, and that number is only expected to grow in 2017 and beyond. Twenty-six states and Washington, D.C. have passed laws…

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Colorado’s high plant limit helps state’s sickest patients, but there’s a dark side

Published: Mar 8, 2017, 4:18 pm • Updated: Mar 8, 2017, 5:05 pm By Megan Schrader, The Denver Post They call themselves refugees, and Colorado — with its permissive rules for growing marijuana in homes and world-renowned industrial strains of low-THC, high-CBD oils — is their haven. For hours Monday,…

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Are you a sophisticated stoner hoping to find love? Well, there’s a marijuana matchmaker to help

Published: Jan 16, 2017, 9:08 am • Updated: Jan 16, 2017, 10:37 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Orange County Register Reality dating shows like “The Bachelor” and “The Millionaire Matchmaker” have made it a familiar scene: Attractive singles gather in a chic location to toast cocktails, exchange banter and…

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