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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Man blows up underground bunker while making hash oil, burning self and two others, sheriff says

Published: Aug 29, 2017, 6:04 pm • Updated: Aug 29, 2017, 7:59 pm By Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post A Larimer County man has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after building an underground fallout bunker and allegedly making butane hash oil in the room, blowing it up. He,…

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Los Angeles might create its own bank for the cannabis industry (among others)

Published: Jul 26, 2017, 3:52 pm • Updated: Jul 26, 2017, 3:55 pm By Elizabeth Chou, The Cannifornian Los Angeles city leaders are looking into the possibility of setting up a public bank that would do business with marijuana dispensaries, as well as cater to affordable housing developers. Council President…

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Colorado bill making it a crime to grow recreational weed for others heads to gov’s desk

Published: Apr 10, 2017, 1:29 pm • Updated: Apr 10, 2017, 6:52 pm By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado was set Monday to outlaw marijuana growing co-ops soon after the state Senate unanimously approved a bill (HB17-1221) making it a crime for people to cultivate recreational pot…

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Michigan NORML Gives Awards To Irwin, Komorn, And Others

Michigan’s NORML chapter awarded some of the state’s most prominent and outspoken advocates for marijuana law reform during the organization’s Quarterly Meeting held on April 1. MINORML issues these awards annually, and some are named for activists who have passed away. Legislator of the Year Award went to Rep. Jeff Irwin…

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Cannabis Activist Shona Banda Files Lawsuit Against State Of Kansas And Others For Wrongfully Taking Her Son

Shona Banda is a longtime cannabis activist in Kansas that suffers from Crohn’s disease. Cannabis has been proven to be very effective at treating Crohn’s disease, and as such, Ms. Banda consumed cannabis oil as part of her treatment regimen, and did so responsibly. Unfortunately cannabis is illegal in Kansas, even for medical…

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