At 'pot churches,' marijuana is the sacrament SAN JOSE, Calif. — Services at the Coachella Valley Church begin and end with the Lord’s Prayer. In between, there is the sacrament. “Breathe deep and blow harder,” intoned Pastor Grant Atwell after distributing marijuana joints to 20 worshipers on a recent Sunday. “Nail the insight down, whether [...]
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Medical Pot Is Our Best Hope to Fight the Opioid Epidemic "There are direct reasons why [cannabis] could actually help people get off of opioids," says one leading marijuana researcher Last year, a pharmaceutical company called Insys Therapeutics gave half a million dollars to the campaign to stop marijuana legalization in Arizona. The Phoenix-based company's [...]
2017: The Year Pot Policy Stood Still as Opioids Ravaged the Nation The first year of Donald Trump's presidency has felt like a hurricane, as the administration worked frantically to unwind rules and regulations on everything from environmental policy to Obamacare. But the nation's burgeoning marijuana industry was able to survive attempts by Attorney General [...]
California Marijuana Start-Ups, Shut Out From Banks, Turn to Private Backing Marijuana is becoming legal in California, and entrepreneurs are rushing in with infused artisanal chocolates, specialized farming equipment and security teams to guard large hauls. On Jan. 1, companies will be able to produce and sell marijuana in the state, making it one of [...]
Husband, 83, wife, 80, wanted to give weed as Christmas gifts An elderly California couple caught with more than $300,000 worth of marijuana during a cross-country road trip told authorities they wanted to give the pot out as Christmas gifts. Patrick Jiron, 83, and his wife Barbara Jiron, 80, were both cited for marijuana possession [...]
Trying to fly with weed in California probably won't get you arrested The sale of recreational marijuana will be legal in California starting Jan. 1. Local law enforcement officials say passengers with personal-use amounts won't be arrested. The TSA says it is not specifically looking for federally prohibited drugs. Starting New Year's Day, the sale [...]
Smoking pot while pregnant? New study shows more California women are doing just that Pregnant women are smoking more pot these days, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study, and as California embraces recreational marijuana in 2018, experts are concerned the trend may continue. “It’s definitely something we see,” said Dr. Amelia McLennan, an OB-GYN [...]
Another country is getting ready to vote on legalizing cannabis NZ's new government is to work toward a referendum on legality of cannabis Drug policy group claims two thirds of population want law change Prime Minister-elect Ardern cautions on the harm that the drug can do The newly-elected prime minister of New Zealand has said [...]
Marijuana states try to curb smuggling, avert US crackdown Well before Oregon legalized marijuana, its verdant, wet forests made it an ideal place for growing the drug, which often ended up being funneled out of the state for big money. Now, officials suspect pot grown legally in Oregon and other states is also being smuggled [...]
Hawaii Aims to Be First U.S. State to Go Cashless for Marijuana Sales Hawaii said Tuesday that it aims to be the first state to have marijuana sales handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries. All of Hawaii's eight licensed dispensaries have agreed to go cashless by Oct. [...]