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Cronos, a marijuana producer, starts trading on the Nasdaq

By Aaron Smith Cronos is the first pot producer and seller to trade on Wall Street, though other companies with indirect relations to cannabis are trading. “We’re the only pure play marijuana company” to be traded on a U.S. exchange, Cronos CEO Mike Gorenstein told CNN. Analysts called the development …

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How Liberal Marin County Turned NIMBY on Cannabis

By Peter Hecht In 1996, a few months before California voters passed Proposition 215, America’s first medical cannabis law, a blues singer named Lynnette Shaw opened the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana dispensary. “It was not legal, not even a little bit,” Shaw acknowledges today. Even so, the place just …

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Who is Benjamin Thomas Wolf? Former FBI agent smokes weed in Illinois congressional campaign ad

By Benjamin Fearnow Benjamin Thomas Wolf, a former FBI agent and current adjunct professor at Chicago’s Roosevelt University, is hoping to become Illinois’ first “Cannabis Congressman.” The Wicker Park resident and co-owner of Logan Square’s Park and Field restaurant reignited Illinois’ marijuana legalization efforts this week by literally lighting a joint …

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Where does cannabis’ smell come from? Learn about terpenes

By Dan Michaels Cannabis’ smell — it’s something you either love or hate. Few people have a neutral opinion of the pungent plant’s distinctive odors. The word “cannabis” comes from the Hebrew word kneh-bosm, which literally means “aromatic reed.”   But where do these aromatics come from? Why are they …

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A Physician’s Perspective on Optimal Cannabis Dosing

By Dr. Dustin Sulak Dosage is the key factor in achieving the most benefits and least adverse effects of cannabis. After following thousands of patients using medical cannabis for eight years, I’ve observed that dosing cannabis is unlike any therapeutic agent to which I was exposed in my medical training. …

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Judge Rejects Lawsuit Seeking to Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

By Alan Feuer A federal judge in New York tossed out a sweeping lawsuit Monday that sought to make marijuana legal under federal law, ruling that the plaintiffs had failed to take the necessary first step of asking the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove cannabis from its list of dangerous substances. …

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