Category: cannabis

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Legislation allowing banks to serve the cannabis business is gaining momentum

Legislation allowing banks to serve the cannabis business is gaining momentum

Cannabis banking can be conducted safely and efficiently, according to one Oregon-based credit union The push for legislation that would allow banks to do business with cannabis companies without the risk of federal enforcement action is gaining momentum, and credit unions are playing a key role. The National Association of State Treasurers adopted a resolution...

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Cannabis An Exercise Aid?

Cannabis An Exercise Aid?

When it comes to cannabis use and physical activity, the popular perception is split: On one hand, stereotypes perpetuate the idea of sedentary stoners who sit around snacking. On the other, groups like the World Anti-Doping Agency consider cannabis a performance-enhancing drug, and more and more professional athletes cite cannabis as a key component of...

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10 Cannabis-Fueled Cultural Movements That Changed the Game

10 Cannabis-Fueled Cultural Movements That Changed the Game

Researchers from University College London published a paper entitled “Hyper-Priming in Cannabis Users” in 2010, which shows that consuming cannabis helps the human mind connect seemingly unrelated concepts more quickly and efficiently—the exact kind of thinking associated with heightened imagination, innovation, and creativity. So you don’t just feel more creative when you’re stoned, you are...

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Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill

Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill

An Alabama Senate committee approved a bill to legalize medical marijuana on Wednesday, the second major victory for cannabis reform supporters in the state within the span of a week. The legislation would allow patients 19 and older who are suffering from one of 33 conditions to qualify for medical marijuana and obtain it at...

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Reduce Marijuana Penalties In Alabama?

Reduce Marijuana Penalties In Alabama?

A bill to lessen the penalties for marijuana possession in Alabama took its first step toward passing the Legislature today. Besides reducing the penalties, the legislation would allow offenders to have marijuana convictions expunged after five years if they steer clear of another arrest. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill by Sen. Bobby Singleton,...

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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg New Houseplant Cannabis Brand

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg New Houseplant Cannabis Brand

Canopy Growth is pleased to welcome Houseplant, a new brand of Canadian cannabis, to the Canopy Growth family today. Founded by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Houseplant represents years of product expertise and an unmatched attention to detail within each strain that has been carefully selected and grown. Commitment to cannabis quality begins with selecting...

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Congressional Committee Approves Marijuana Banking Bill

Congressional Committee Approves Marijuana Banking Bill

A congressional committee voted on Thursday to approve legislation aimed at increasing marijuana businesses’ access to banks. Following multiple days of lengthy debate and consideration of several amendments, the House Financial Services Committee voted 45 to 15 to advance the legislation to the full body. Floor action has not yet been scheduled, but cannabis reform advocates are hopeful that...

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Oscars swag bags include cannabis chocolates

Oscars swag bags include cannabis chocolates

Every year the top Oscar nominees receive swag bags that have included gifts from luxury holidays to sweat-absorbing patches, worth upwards of $100,000. This year, they can calm their nerves ahead of the awards on Sunday with a range of cannabis-infused products that will be included in the goody bags. Chocolates infused with 10mg tetrahydrocannabinol...