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  • Marijuana Cyber Attack

    By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A “targeted” cyber attack on a marijuana software company triggered an outage that hobbled point-of-sales and inventory systems for dispensaries scattered across the United States. Denver-based MJ Freeway on Sunday morning tweeted it was experiencing an outage of its inventory system and was unable to process transactions. The cause […]

  • Why the Addiction Recovery Community Should Accept Medical Marijuana

    The first time someone told me it’s possible to consume cannabis without getting high, I scoffed. I was five years sober and my friend, newly in recovery, was telling me about a “special” kind of marijuana. Apparently, she said, it offered anti-anxiety and pain relieving effects without the high of “traditional” marijuana. I didn’t pay […]

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  • Marijuana Advocates to hand out joints at Trump’s Inauguration.

    A group of marijuana legalization advocates plan to hand out thousands of joints during President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Pro-marijuana organization DCMJ will begin distributing the 4,200 joints at 8 a.m. on Jan. 20 on the west side of Dupont Circle. The participants will then walk to the National Mall. At four minutes and 20 seconds […]

  • Elizabeth Warren Says Give Cannabis Businesses Better, Safer Access To Banking

    As marijuana shops sprout in states that have legalized the drug, they face a critical stumbling block – lack of access to the kind of routine banking services other businesses take for granted. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, is leading an effort to make sure vendors working with legal marijuana businesses, from chemists […]

  • Marijuana Over Viagra

    On top of making life difficult for people of color and making cartels and crooks filthy rich, marijuana prohibition has stymied scientific research. This has had long-term negative consequences we’re still struggling to overcome. We’re unsure of the long-term effects of THC on the body and the brain. We don’t have a solid idea how […]

  • After states legalized medical marijuana, traffic deaths fell

    Legalization of medical marijuana is not linked with increased traffic fatalities, a new study finds. In some states, in fact, the number of people killed in traffic accidents dropped after medical marijuana laws were enacted. “Instead of seeing an increase in fatalities, we saw a reduction, which was totally unexpected,” said Julian Santaella-Tenorio, the study’s […]

  • Teens’ Views on Marijuana Change After Legalization

    After marijuana was legalized for adults in the U.S. state of Washington, younger teens there perceived it to be less harmful and reported using it more, a new study found. States should consider developing evidence-based prevention programs aimed at adolescents before they legalize the recreational use of marijuana, the researchers said today in JAMA Pediatrics. […]