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National Womens Friendship Day

Give Your Gal Pal A Ganja-Inspired Gift For National Women’s Friendship Day

Sunday, September 16 marks National Women’s Friendship Day. While we may not be a fan of all these random Hallmark “holidays,” having an extra reason to celebrate our besties never gets old. Female friendships are special and sacred; there’s a bond of sisterhood that occurs between women that isn’t easily replicated elsewhere. So, let’s honor […]

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CannaTrade is one of Europe’s oldest cannabis fairs and is host to the winners of the Canna Swiss Cup. (Image courtesy of Derrick Bergman)

Legal Cannabis In Switzerland: Between Hype And Hope

Forget chocolate, cheese and Rolexes — there’s a new industry on the rise in the Alps. Switzerland is home to one of Europe’s oldest cannabis fairs. CannaTrade launched in 2001 and this year’s event, held last April, was a memorable one. The three-day festivities took place in Zurich, the nation’s biggest city that’s not only […]

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Tennessee medical marijuana

Diane Black Didn’t Back Bud — Is That What Cost Her The Tennessee Governor Race?

The scene early August at what would have been Congresswoman Diane Black’s victory party was bleak, with the candidate having lost the bid for the gubernatorial race to Republican Bill Lee in the state’s primary elections. Endorsed by the National Rifle Association, Vice President Mike Pence and the American Conservative Union, most Republicans in the […]

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Spent cans of cyanide-based pesticide Zyklon B, used by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland. Zyklon B was manufactured by IG Farben.

A Roundhouse Kick To Roundup: Cannabis Community Backs Groundskeeper Who Took On Scotts And Won

Cannabis cultivators have long been concerned by agrochemical corporation Monsanto, not least of all because of its business partnership with lawn care company Scotts Miracle-Gro. And when San Francisco jurors last Friday ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to former school groundskeeper and pest control manager Dewayne Johnson, cannabis growers and environmentalists everywhere […]

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Bell’s palsy and cannabis

Is Medical Marijuana The Cure Bell’s Palsy Patients Have Been Waiting For?

When you’re living with an unexpected case of facial paralysis — one that is accompanied by exhausting tremors, compromised sight and speech, and heightened anxiety — it’s understandable that there is a desire for a magical cure. So, imagine the moment you actually find that cure. Almost 10 years after being diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, […]

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