Aug 192016
 August 19, 2016
Portland Dispensary Blazin to Host A Free Luau On Saturday

Stepping out of the woodworks, a Northeast Portland dispensary, Blazin is hosting a Free to attend Hawaiian Luau at their place of business this weekend for those who are looking for something to occupy their time. Centered around having a great time on a sunny summer day with a relaxing Hawaiian theme and delicious Hawaiian foods, DJ Aaron Dole will be spinning Island music and Reggae tunes throughout the day to add positivity to the event. Portland Local rock band, Tuesday’s Project will be performing during the evening as well as Portland native blues musician, Rich McCloud. Guest speakers will

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Aug 192016
 August 19, 2016
North Dakota's Medical Marijuana Measure Certified For November Ballot

Bismarck, ND: Voters will decide this November on a statewide ballot measure to regulate the use and dispensing of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. The Secretary of State’s office has confirmed that initiative proponents,North Dakota Compassionate Care, submitted a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure for the November ballot. The act permits patients with an eligible debilitating condition to possess and obtain marijuana (up to three ounces) and marijuana-specific preparations under a doctor’s written certification. The measure also establishes a statewide regulatory system for the creation of licensed ‘compassionate care centers.’ Patients (or their caregivers) who

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Aug 192016
 August 19, 2016
Bud Summit To Benefit Veterans and Student Policy Group

WASHINGTON – The organizers of the Business, Understanding, Development Summit (BUD Summit) announced today it would donate a portion of the proceeds from its event to the Weed for Warriors Project and Students for Sensible Drug Policy. “From the start, the BUD Summit has set the goal of sharing revenue with organizations that represent the core values that promote smart, safe and scientific drug policies,” said attorney Brandon Wyatt, project manager for the BUD Summit and national policy spokesman for the Weed for Warriors Project. “We are very pleased to share proceeds with Weed for Warriors Project and Students for

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The Olympics Has Come to Accept Marijuana

 Posted by on August 19, 2016  Sports
Aug 192016
 August 19, 2016
The Olympics Has Come to Accept Marijuana

Written by Kelly Vo for Dope Magazine Olympic Athletes Not Disqualified for Marijuana Use While you won’t see an Olympic athlete take a toke during the competition, it’s not completely out of the question. Since 2013, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has loosened its rules against cannabis use for athletes. The intent is no longer to stop athletes from smoking in the days and weeks leading up to competition, but to prevent cannabis use on the day of competition. That’s a big change from the 1998 Winter Games when Ross Rebagliati won an Olympic gold for snowboarding. After his win,

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Aug 192016
 August 19, 2016
Seattle HempFest 2016 is This Weekend!

Seattle HempFest is the largest cannabis convocation in the world and likely the biggest organized pro-cannabis protest in the world. This year this event is even more exciting than other years, as it is celebrating It’s 25th anniversary.  Hempfest’s list of achievements includes it’s designation as the largest annual cannabis policy reform event in the world. the most sophisticated and socially responsible cannabis rally in history, and perhaps the largest annual free speech event in the nation. Rachel Kurtz, who has been organizing HempFest for over a decade now, said, “This is my 13th year of working on HempFest’s core

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CHARLO’S PLACE | Infused Fried Catfish ‘n Grits & Sweet Potato Pie

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Aug 182016
 August 18, 2016
CHARLO'S PLACE | Infused Fried Catfish 'n Grits & Sweet Potato Pie

Charlogreene.com CannaCatwalk – The Fusion Fashion Show organizer Ana Izquierdo and Canna Latino founder Danielle Espinel swing by CHARLO’S PLACE for an infused lunch of fried catfish and grits, prepared by the Sunday Morning Baker. Head to CharloGreene.com and SUBSCRIBE for more awesome cannabis content!

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Aug 182016
 August 18, 2016
National Cannabis Industry Association Releases Statement on DEA's Rejection of Marijuana Rescheduling

Washington, DC – National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement tonight in response to reports that the Drug Enforcement Administration will reject petitions to remove marijuana from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act, which declares it to have no medical use and places it on par with much more dangerous drugs like heroin: “DEA’s decision flies in the face of objective science and overwhelming public opinion. The reality is that half of U.S. states have already passed effective laws allowing patients legal access to medical cannabis, and it is changing lives. “Continuing marijuana prohibition

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Aug 182016
 August 18, 2016
High June in Colorado --- Retail Cannabis Sales Get Silver Medal

Boulder, Colorado — June this year gave us National Doughnut Day, International Picnic Day, Father’s Day, the Summer Solstice and plenty more. But in Colorado, it presented yet something else worth celebrating — the second busiest month of cannabis sales since the state legalized recreational cannabis. “The June numbers reflect the profound and sustained boom going on in the cannabis industry in Colorado,” said BDS Analytics founder and CEO Roy Bingham. “Month after month our data reveals heightened retail sales.” June was awfully kind to Colorado cannabis in 2016, clocking $112 million in dispensary sales, a 31-percent increase over June

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Aug 182016
 August 18, 2016
The Future of Growing Marijuana Legally

When I was growing up you had to be careful where you kept your weed. The business was still very much at the brown paper packet stage. We had not reached the point where packaging cost more than the product. In the wine industry, though, bottle makers were already earning more than people that made the grapes, and I didn’t even dare to mention the printers doing the labels. I notice the same trend developing on the paraphernalia side of things. I can still find good deals in a headshop I have been using for a while. Other suppliers seem

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