Author: Caitlin Donohue

Kushy Punch Under Scrutiny For Allegedly Making Illegal Vape Cartridges

News – High Times Police are cracking down on unlicensed vaping products as a vape-related health crisis sweeps the continent that has already claimed the lives of at least 18 individuals. On October 2, California law enforcement raided SoCal-based company Kushy Punch’s Canoga Park factory based on allegations that it was making illegal cannabis vape […]

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Texas Suddenly Stops Issuing Permits For New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

News – High Times Medical cannabis entrepreneurs are looking for answers after the Texas Department of Public Safety unexpectedly shut down its application process for new dispensary permits on Wednesday. The window was originally intended to last through November 1. No reason was given for the abrupt termination of the application window, which had been […]

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Mexican President Says Cannabis Legalization “Not On Our Agenda”

News – High Times With national expectations of impending cannabis legalization running high, Mexican President Andrés López Manuel Obrador dealt a blow to his country’s marijuana movement at his daily morning press conference on Thursday. The president told reporters that marijuana legalization “is not on our agenda.” AMLO’s words seemed at odds with the fact […]

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Cannabis Advocacy Groups Bring 51-foot Inflated Joint To Congress

News – High Times Some cannabis advocates are so eager to see the SAFE Banking Act pass the Senate that they’re willing to go large—namely, in the form of a fake 51-foot joint. As Evan Sully reported for Bloomberg, the inflatable protest tool made its way to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, emblazoned with the message, […]

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University In Houston Testing Psilocybin For Treatment-Resistant Depression

News – High Times On the heels of its decriminalization in a handful of US cities, psilocybin is being explored by the scientific establishment for evidence of therapeutic effectiveness. Researchers at the University of Texas Science Health Center in Houston (UTHealth) have announced that they are studying psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression. The study is inspired […]

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First HempWood Factory Opening In Murray, Kentucky Thanks To A New Startup

News – High Times A new hemp factory has opened that will specialize in producing a sustainably sourced wood substitute. HempWood, operated by a company called Fibonacci LLC, is the brainchild of owner Greg Wilson and his experience working with Chinese bamboo technology. His process purports to mimic the growth algorithm of oak trees to […]

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Oklahoma Public School District Rejects Donation From Local Medical Cannabis Dispensary

News – High Times Even as the press reports on Oklahoma’s public education budgetary woes, it appears that not all schools are open to accepting all donations. A marijuana dispensary chain was surprised to have their monetary gift to Ponca City Public Schools rejected. The district’s superintendent Shelly Arrott released a media statement that said […]

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Doctor Convicted After Prescribing Over 500,000 Opioids In Less Than Two Years

News – High Times After prescribing opioids to a West Virginia woman who subsequently died, a Virginia doctor has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. A district court ruled that Joel Smithers was guilty of over 800 federal drug charges, including illegally distributing controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose. The prosecution claimed that […]

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Los Angeles Lawmakers Vote To Adopt Ordinance Banning Flavored Tobacco Products

News – High Times Los Angeles County now has 30 days to buy flavored tobacco after its Board of Supervisors approved a ban on all such wares, including menthol products. The decision, which applies to the unincorporated areas of the county that are home to one million residents, comes amidst a rash of deaths related […]

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New Tennessee Policy May Allow More State Residents To Consume Marijuana

News – High Times Tennessee legislators can’t get medical marijuana legislation passed to save their lives, but the state’s Bureau of Investigation has announced a new policy that may make it easier on cannabis consumers. The agency will stop testing quantities of marijuana that are under half an ounce. The shift will supposedly make it […]

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