California Finds ‘Pot of Gold’ in Wine and Weed

On a warm summer evening at a vineyard in Sonoma, California, a group of well-heeled guests gathered at a local Sonoma vineyard sipping rose, feasting on food... and smoking cannabis. The event was hosted by marijuana entrepreneurs looking to build bridges with longtime winemakers. "I think that as we see it become more socially acceptable, you will see more and more people open to giving it a try," said Sam Edwards, president of the Read entire story

Medical Marijuana’s Legal, but Schools Fear Crackdown if Students Use it

School districts are in a quandary over students who use medical marijuana, with some fearing that any help they offer could land them in jail. Voters in November agreed to legalize pot for medical purposes but it’s also a popular recreational drug considered illegal by the federal government. And that has raised a number of questions as districts scramble to put policies in place. Among them: -- Will local schools store the drug on Read entire story

Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Clinics Open Doors to PTSD Patients

Marine Corps veteran Ed Erdos tried medical marijuana to ease his pain, and found that it also eased his mind. He enrolled with the Health Department’s Office of Medical Cannabis last year in search of relief from the pain and muscle spasms caused by injuries he suffered in a helicopter crash. But along with pain relief came relief from the anxiety, intrusive thoughts and fear that haunted him for years as a result of service-related… (c) Read entire story

Curiosity for Cannabis Increasing in the Maritimes Ahead of Legalization

There is growing concern about an increase in cannabis choices hitting the market. New regulations are less than a year away, but in the meantime customers are already have more access to products than ever before. Chris Enns of the Farm Assist Cannabis Resource Centre says curiosity for cannabis has grown since the federal government announced it will soon be legalized. "Many of our customers want to be able to smell and touch the Read entire story

Medical Cannabis Oil Named After 11-Year-Old Boy with Severe Epilepsy

Billy used to have up to 100 seizures per day, but is now 250 days seizure-free after having product prescribed on NHS. An 11-year-old boy with severe epilepsy has become the poster child for a “miraculous” medical marijuana product after his family claim it saved his life. Billy Caldwell began taking cannabis oil for his seizures after seeing a childhood epilepsy expert in California, where medical marijuana is legal, last year. When he returned Read entire story

Entrepreneur who suffered a horrific accident is now spreading the word about ‘life-changing’ cannabis oil

It was a life-changing moment that caused Michal Takac to start his business. A decade ago, he lost three fingers after they were crushed in an industrial printing press, resulting in excruciating pain – and scars. Doctors prescribed him countless drugs and medicated creams but he found little relief. Eventually he sought his own solutions. It was then that he discovered the remarkable healing powers of cannabidiol (CBD), a natural, legal and Read entire story

Chronic Pain, PTSD Now Qualify for Medical Marijuana

Next month, the qualifying medical conditions the state allows for medical cannabis use will expand to include chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. The law also inserts language to inform users of the potential loss of federal rights. Gov. Chris Sununu signed House Bill 160 on June 28 that expanded the medical conditions that give more leeway for doctors to recommend the use of medical cannabis. While New Hampshire’s medical marijuana Read entire story

New Coffee Pods Promise a Two-Way Buzz: From Marijuana and Caffeine

Want your morning coffee to come with a little extra buzz? Brewbudz just might do the trick. A company called Cannabiniers on Wednesday launched the Brewbudz, which is “the world’s first cannabis infused coffee, tea and cocoa pods.” The pods are compatible with all Keurig and Keurig 2.0 brewers, making your morning wake and bake as simple as pushing a button. Brewbudz are available in different dosing strengths from 10 mg to 50 mg of… (c) Read entire story

Where Cannabis Users will be Allowed to Smoke is Still Up in the Air

Ottawa's timeline for legalizing pot by next July 'will be challenging,' Yasir Naqvi tells Metro Morning. As the provincial government continues to hammer out the details of cannabis legalization in Ontario, the issue of where pot smokers will be allowed to light up is at the top of some people's minds. Last week the province posted a public survey online to solicit opinions on various aspects of the impending legalization of marijuana, and it Read entire story

Premier Wants Feds to Delay Legalizing Pot

Manitoba’s premier believes legal pot sellers will be forced to compete with gangs and lack a sufficient supply of the drug to do so. Premier Brian Pallister he expects the “unrealistic” federal timeline that mandates pot sales be legalized by July 2018 will lead to direct competition between legal and illegal sellers. He plans to lobby fellow premiers at a first ministers meeting in Edmonton next week to join his call to delay that Read entire story

Marijuana taxes are giving Colorado a pot of money to rebuild its crumbling schools

Cannabis taxes are raising tens of millions of dollars that are going straight to the state’s school-building fund. The K-12 school in Deer Trail, Colorado, is in rot. The swimming pool is in such grave shape that students can’t use it anymore. People in wheelchairs have to be lifted up stairs. A sewage leak has closed the coach’s locker room. Even basic security is a problem, as the doors are so out of shape that… (c) Cannabis Culture - Read entire story

The Advantages of Buying Marijuana from Online Dispensaries

Marijuana in Canada is still available for medicinal use only, but come July 2018, it will be available for purchase for recreational use. While the government is taking this time to figure out the various logistics and supply and demand issues, one thing is clear, it will be more easily available and users will have more options on where to purchase their marijuana from. Will more people buy weed online in Canada or through dispensaries Read entire story

Advocates Make Final Push for Marijuana Legalization

Bill faces uphill climb in legislative session's final two weeks. Advocates for the legalization of marijuana were at the state Capitol on Monday to plead with state lawmakers not to let their hopes for the creation of a recreational market go up in smoke for yet another year. Lawmakers and advocates are backing legislation that would regulate and tax an industry that would be open to those who are 21 years of age or older.… (c) Cannabis Read entire story

This is Nattaly Brown. She’s 7, has Cancer, and Uses Medical Marijuana

Alyssa Schuck smiled as she pulled at the light brown hair sticking out of her daughter's hat. "A ponytail?" For Nattaly Brown, this was a milestone. Her hair, now poking out of her glittery cap, had grown. And growing hair means so much more these days. Nattaly was diagnosed three years ago with rhabdomyosarcoma, cancer that affects tissue and lymph nodes. The 7-year-old Battle Creek, Michigan, girl has battled rounds of chemotherapy, radiation Read entire story

The Cannabis Arcanum of Paracelsus

CANNABIS CULTURE - The techniques of preparation for disease fighting, life preserving elixirs was the core for many medieval and renaissance alchemists, and this was an adaption from Islamic influences that came into Europe following the Crusades. In references to figures such as “Lully, Paracelsus, Jerome Cardan, etc” Albert G. Mackey in his Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, wrote that these  figures were not “occultists…They had been physicians and Read entire story

What I Learned From Being Robbed

When criminals attempted to rob me personally, my co-worker chose to fight back and I backed him up - they fled with nothing and left behind a hat, a gold necklace, and a gun. Real gun, fake bullets. Fighting back felt good but had the gun contained real bullets we could have been shot and killed.  A robbery - especially an armed robbery - can terrorize staff members and destroy a business. I personally have… (c) Cannabis Culture - Read Read entire story

This Denver Company is Taking Cannabis Pain Relief to New Heights

If it works like a medicine, then it ought to look like one. This is one of the guiding principles of Mary’s Medicinals, the Colorado company that specializes in pairing the innovative with the familiar in its avant-garde catalog of cannabis-based pain-relief products. Known best for its award-winning debut product - a patented transdermal cannabis patch that delivers pain relief through the bloodstream using a system called extended release Read entire story

Weed Yoga, Naked Yoga, Yoga With HGoats: Have We Reached Peak Namaste?

A pungent fog blankets Goda Yoga in Culver City. It’s Friday night and the studio is packed, with overflow mats extending down the back hall to the bathroom. Votive candles and sitar music set the mood. But this class offers a whiff — actually plenty — of something extra: the unmistakable scent of marijuana. Participants vape, then stretch. It’s yoga with deep breathing. And, after several inhalations, a lot of coughing. - Read the Read entire story

Uruguay Government Legalizes Sale of Recreational Cannabis in Pharmacies

Government hopes formalisation process will 'guarantee the quality and the purity of the product' citizens consume, head of the National Drug Board says. Uruguay’s three-year process of legalising recreational cannabis consumption reached its final stage on Thursday, when the government said it would authorise pharmacies to begin selling the substance as of July. Sixteen pharmacies have registered with the government of the tiny South American Read entire story

Legalizing Medical Marijuana in Australia Will ‘Save Lives’, comedian Wil Anderson says

The funnyman and television personality has battled osteoarthritis for years and is open about his daily use of medical marijuana to ease the condition’s crippling impact on his body. And if that use was legalised in Australia, Anderson believes it would save lives. “For me the only thing that truly treats it in a day-to-day way, that I can live my life and go on with it, has been medical marijuana,” he has said in… (c) Cannabis Culture - Read entire story