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Head Shops Left Behind by Cannabis Legalization Worry for Their Future

Fred Pattison’s head shop on Calgary’s 17 Ave. S.E. is stacked to the ceiling with pipes and bongs. The clean, spacious store has blue-trimmed white walls and a kitschy mural of the city with a Canadian flag behind one of the display cases. It could be a cannabis lover’s dream, except for one problem: He’s …

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Poll: Strong Majority of Florida Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana

According to newly released polling, well over 50% of voters in Florida support legalizing marijuana for all uses. According to the new Quinnipiac University poll, 65% of Florida voters support legalizing the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana, similar to what has been done in 10 other states plus the District of Columbia. Quinnipiac …

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Prosecutor Issues Warning About Cannabis Edibles That Look Like Normal Candy

Halloween is still months away. But in Charleston, West Virginia, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says Trick or Treat will never be the same. On Thursday, Stuart’s office in the Southern District of West Virginia issued a public health alert about THC-infused edibles. The alert warns about cannabis edibles that look like normal candy, saying they …

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The 5 Key Questions to Consider When Shopping for CBD Products

The CBD market can be a confusing place—unless you’re armed with this expert-approved buyer’s guide. CBD oil is the most popular ingredient on the block these days. It’s one of the many naturally-occurring chemical compounds present in the flowers and leaves of cannabis plants, found in both marijuana and industrial hemp. Unlike THC (the psychoactive …

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What Will Cannabis Drinks’ Labels Say? Here’s Why ‘Barley Soda’ is a Possibility

There’s nothing quite like a nice, cold, yeast-fermented, malt-flavoured beverage with hops on a hot summer day — said, perhaps, nobody ever. But after Friday’s announcement by Health Canada about the final rules for edible (and drinkable) cannabis products, makers of THC-infused drinks may have to sell the public on the concept. Federal regulations allow …

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Authorities Seize $1 Billion Worth of Cocaine in Philadelphia Port

Federal authorities seized an estimated $1 billion worth of cocaine at the Port of Philadelphia on Tuesday, in what is being called one of the largest drug busts in American history. The seizure of more than 16 tons of cocaine from a ship docked at the Packer Marine Terminal was announced via Twitter on Tuesday …

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Cannabis Makes Culinary History at the Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

Upon legalization of adult-use cannabis in Colorado in 2014, an instant curiosity among regular revelers of that summer’s Food & Wine Classic in Aspen begged the question of just how long it might take for the plant to play a role in official festivities. Five years later, cannabis has made history at the world’s preeminent …

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Doctors Pen Op-Ed Urging States to Raise Legal Cannabis Consumption Age to 25

Here’s the latest proclamation to fan the flames over the country’s burgeoning marijuana legalization movement; a group of doctors published an op-ed in the Sunday New York Times advocating for the legal age of cannabis consumption to be raised to 25. Physicians Kenneth L. Davis and Mary Jeanne Kreek penned the missive, which seeks to …

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New Study Finds Correlation Between Cannabis Use and Preterm Birth

Researchers at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute found that cannabis use during pregnancy may increase the risk of delivering the child early. The study, which was published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, evaluated 661,617 pregnancies, among them 9,427 women who said they were cannabis users. Twelve percent of the pregnant cannabis …

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