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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:07:26 -0800

Last Build Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:10:02 GMT

 



US HI: Hawaii Cannabis Expo Vendors Capitalize On Budding Pot

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10 Feb 2018 - Hydroponic systems to grow your own pot, an on-site bud trimming school and hand-blown glass pipe demonstrations are among the mix of exhibitors at this weekend's Hawaii Cannabis Expo. Drew Gennuso, owner of Trim Ready Hawaii, showed Ari Medina how to trim legal hemp, which looks like cannabis, Friday at the Hawaii Cannabis Expo at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.



US: Cheech & Chong Still Enjoy Blowing Smoke

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 08 Feb 2018 - It only seemed appropriate that a long-distance phone call to Cheech Marin would go awry, repeatedly getting dropped. Hearing each other say, "Hello, hello, are you there?" back and forth was like reliving the famous "Dave's not here" routine of Cheech & Chong, where a stoned-out Chong keeps telling anxiety-ridden drug dealer Dave (Cheech) knocking on the door that "Dave's not here." Cheech Marin, left, and Tommy Chong at the 2014 Guys Choice Awards in



US CA: Should Veterans Be Allowed To Use Medical Marijuana for

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 09 Feb 2018 - Frustrated with traditional therapies for chronic pain and post-combat stress disorders, a growing number of military veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are turning to medical marijuana for their treatment, a move that has put them at sharp odds with the Trump administration. The White House has resisted calls from Democrats in Congress, pro-reform activists and even the American Legion, the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, to support research into whether marijuana can help veterans, apparently fearing that any move by the Department of Veterans Affairs to study its effectiveness will be another step toward nationwide legalization.



US MA: Editorial: The First Step To Treatment Is Staying Alive

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 09 Feb 2018 - Drug treatment can't help dead people. That's why San Francisco is scheduled to open two safe injection sites later this year, where drug users will be allowed to shoot up under medical supervision. If an addict overdoses, trained staff will be available to revive them with an overdose antidote like naloxone, commonly known as Narcan. Staffers can also recommend treatment options to those interested.



US: Marijuana Industries Have A Cash Problem That Only Congress And

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Charlotte Observer, 07 Feb 2018 - Stung by robberies in California, Colorado, Washington and other states, the cannabis industry is pressing Congress to change federal banking laws so that its retailers no longer have to carry and process large amounts of cash. Yet lacking the lobbying muscle of their adversaries, the industry hasn't gained much traction on Capitol Hill, leaving cannabis business owners and their employees vulnerable to thefts and violent crime.



US SC: 2 Charged After Sc Infant Tests Positive For Marijuana

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The State, 11 Feb 2018 - A man and woman were charged with child neglect after an infant girl tested positive for marijuana, according to media reports. Daniel Chambers, 42, and Ashley Willard, 24, both of Union County, were charged Tuesday with unlawful neglect of a child, according to FOX Carolina in Greenville.



US CA: For The Legal Cannabis Trade, Some New Wrinkles: Older Users

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb 2018 - Even before California legalized recreational marijuana Jan. 1, pot was enjoying a gray renaissance. From 2006 to 2013, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported a 250% rise in marijuana use by Americans 65 and older. It is still a small share, climbing from 0.4% to 1.4% of that population, but local dispensaries see plenty of silver-haired shoppers.



US DC: Pot Legalization Raises Border Questions

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 07 Feb 2018 - WASHINGTON - American officials have been quietly raising questions about whether Canada's marijuana legalization might slow traffic at the border, and are being told by their northern neighbours there's no reason that should happen. The issue has come up in phone calls between high-level officials and again in passing this week during a first face-toface encounter between Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and his U.S. counterpart, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.



US MA: Baker To Cannabis Commission: Keep Pot Legalization Simple

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 07 Feb 2018 - The Baker administration chastised Massachusetts pot regulators this week, saying their draft plan to create one of the world's most permissive regulated marijuana markets goes too far, too fast. The Baker administration chastised Massachusetts pot regulators this week, saying their draft plan to create one of the world's most permissive regulated marijuana markets goes too far, too fast.