Cannabis

Cannabis is now legal in Canada, many US states and in other jurisdictions. Here’s the latest news from this emerging industry.

Researchers Study How to Treat Cannabis Addiction With More Cannabis

News – High Times The solution to cannabis dependency might simply be more cannabis. That’s according to a new study from researchers at University College London, which found that cannabidiol (CBD) can help people reduce their consumption of THC. Presenting the study at this year’s London’s New Scientist Live festival, lead author Val Curran called […]

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Thailand To Host Inaugural World Ganja Festival in 2020

News – High Times In a bid to highlight the country’s foray into legal medical marijuana, Thailand will host the inaugural World Ganja Festival early next year. The event is being organized by the Association of Researchers of Thailand with cooperation from the national and local governments. “We’re the main host. Thailand’s the main host. […]

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Nevada’s Governor Vows To Tighten Control Over The State’s Cannabis Marketplace

News – High Times LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s governor expressed outrage Friday and vowed to tighten control of the state’s lucrative legal marijuana marketplace in response to reports that a foreign national contributed to two top state political candidates last year in a bid to skirt rules to open a legal cannabis store. Gov. […]

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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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High Times Bringing Cannabis Lounge to Jamaica’s Bright Side Festival

News – High Times Are you already planning your escape from the bitter cold of January? Are you dreading the prospect of facing sleet and slush for days on end? Don’t settle for that terrible weather. Instead, trade your snow boots for sandals and join us for a four-night beach party in Jamaica! The Bright […]

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Finland’s Supreme Court Decides Not To Charge Motorists Under Influence Of Cannabis

News – High Times Finland’s highest court has ruled that motorists are unlikely to get slapped with a driving under the influence charge if they drive days after using marijuana. The Finnish Supreme Court determined that the DUI laws still need legislative action in order to sort out the gap between when the psychoactive effects […]

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Oregon Enacts Temporary Six-Month Ban of Flavored Vape Products

News – High Times PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon regulators enacted a six-month ban Friday on the sale of flavored nicotine and cannabis vape products in stores and online statewide amid an outbreak of illnesses that has sickened nearly 1,300 people nationwide and killed 26, including two people in Oregon. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, […]

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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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Vapers May No Longer Pay Less For Life Insurance Than Smokers

News – High Times A major U.S. insurance company is planning to increase life insurance premiums for its customers who vape. The move by Prudential will bring rates for customers who use e-cigarettes into alignment with those charged smokers, the company said in a statement on Thursday. “Prudential will reclassify users of e-cigarettes to treat […]

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ACLU Sues Pennsylvania County To Allow Parolees, Probationers To Use Cannabis

News – High Times The American Civil Liberties Union is taking on a Pennsylvania county over a new policy that bars people with state medical marijuana cards to use the drug if they were on probation.  In a lawsuit filed this month on behalf of several petitioners, the state chapter of the ACLU asserts that […]

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