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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Dog Miraculously Able to Stand Again Thanks to Cannabis

By Tim Kohut If you thought medicinal cannabis was only beneficial to humans, think again. Oscar, a breeding dog who spent most of his life in a puppy mill, was unable to use either of his hind legs. Safe Haven Animal Rescue saved Oscar from his cruel and decrepit lifestyle and made it their goal to help Oscar become healthy again. So far, so good. The President of Safe Haven Animal Rescue, Lisa Jensen, claimed a combination of spinal surgery and CBD oil helped Oscar regain some of his footing, as he is now strong enough to stand for...

By Tim Kohut If you thought medicinal cannabis was only beneficial to humans, think again. Oscar, a breeding dog who spent most of his life in a puppy mill, was unable to use either of his hind legs. Safe...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Weed Edibles and Cannabis Chefs Popping up at Food Festivals

By Maureen Meehan   Known to put on a delectable spread, the Los Angeles East Side Food Festival, has a new section that’s not only going to be delicious, but is going to make everything else taste even better.The festival’s celebrity chefs will be joined this year with cannabis chefs who will show off their edibles and take the munchies to a higher level, shall we say. Dubbed the “Cannabis Corner,” the enclave will feature samples of THC-infused creations from three local vendors, as well as a cooking lesson from chef Luke Reyes of the roving pop-up La Hoja....

By Maureen Meehan   Known to put on a delectable spread, the Los Angeles East Side Food Festival, has a new section that’s not only going to be delicious, but is going to make everything else taste even better.The...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Trouble In Paradise: Florida Patients Forced To Wait 3 Months For Cannabis ID Cards

Floridian patients claim they have been waiting up to three months to obtain their cannabis ID cards… By Addam Corre It took lawmakers in Florida years to introduce legislation to make provisions for medical cannabis patients. Now a 3-month waiting list? To be fair, there has been a huge surge in demand for medical cannabis in the Sunshine State, leaving Florida’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use somewhat overwhelmed. While it’s only supposed to be a 30-day wait for a card, it’s more like 3 months wait. The relevant office has already publicly acknowledged the delays in procedure due to demand....

Floridian patients claim they have been waiting up to three months to obtain their cannabis ID cards… By Addam Corre It took lawmakers in Florida years to introduce legislation to make provisions for medical cannabis patients. Now a 3-month waiting...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

8 questions about edible cannabis, compassion with Mindy Segal

Chef Mindy Segal at work in HotChocolate in 2015. Segal has now branched out into creating cannabis edibles for medical marijuana patients. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)Grace WongContact ReporterChicago TribuneMindy Segal, a James Beard Award-winning pastry chef, announced in December 2015 that she would be venturing into cannabis-infused edible products for medical marijuana patients. The acclaimed chef and owner of Mindy’s HotChocolate recently spoke at Taste Talks about her line, Mindy’s Artisanal Edibles, created in partnership with Cresco Labs and available at licensed dispensaries across the state.We caught up with Segal to talk about the cannabis industry, chocolate and...

Chef Mindy Segal at work in HotChocolate in 2015. Segal has now branched out into creating cannabis edibles for medical marijuana patients. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)Grace WongContact ReporterChicago TribuneMindy Segal, a James Beard Award-winning pastry chef, announced in...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

How cannabis oil helped me get off painkillers

In a backpacking hostel during a stag weekend 10 years ago, I fell asleep on a top bunk next to an open window. Of course, that now strikes me as a stupid thing to have done, but at the time I didn’t give it a thought. I was on a weekend away, not a health-and-safety awareness course. At some point during the night, I tried getting out of the bunk, but instead of turning left and using the ladder, I turned right and hopped straight out of the window. I fell 24ft on to concrete. From a survival point of...

In a backpacking hostel during a stag weekend 10 years ago, I fell asleep on a top bunk next to an open window. Of course, that now strikes me as a stupid thing to have done, but at the...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Science, Women and Cannabis Make a Healthy, Successful Combination

High Times recently attended a conference that featured a panel of scientists, physicians, inventors, designers and entrepreneurs—all of whom were women. The seminar focused on the critical role science plays in the cannabis industry, and while they were at it—the rise of women in the industry. The event was hosted by Intersection Seattle, a concept and collective that describes itself as the place “where science, wellness, and the cannabis industry meet.” The conclusion drawn by High Times was that female scientists and developers are leading the charge. WOMEN WEED WARRIORS Take Oregon-based Dr. Janice Knox, who, after nearly four decades...

High Times recently attended a conference that featured a panel of scientists, physicians, inventors, designers and entrepreneurs—all of whom were women. The seminar focused on the critical role science plays in the cannabis industry, and while they were at it—the...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured

In the legal weed industry, women are more likely to be executives

Jane West is all about Mary Jane. The former corporate-event planner from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado founded an eponymous cannabis lifestyle brand and a pot-party planning company, Edible Events, in 2014. She believes women should be flooding the legal weed business. Now. Before men lock it down. “First, I want every woman to know that there’s a place for you in this industry, and there will never be a better time to find it,” West says. “The legal cannabis industry doesn’t have the entrenched patriarchal power structures that dominate most of professional life, and the sector is growing...

Jane West is all about Mary Jane. The former corporate-event planner from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado founded an eponymous cannabis lifestyle brand and a pot-party planning company, Edible Events, in 2014. She believes women should be flooding the...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News South America

Uruguay to produce medical marijuana for export

By Reuters MONTEVIDEO, Oct 15 (Reuters) – International Cannabis Corporation ICC.V will produce Uruguay’s first batch of medical cannabis oil for export in December, the company’s chief executive said Sunday.The Montevideo-headquartered company plans to ship the oil to Canada and Mexico, but is also open to selling it on the domestic market, Alejandro Antalich added.”The goal is to export it. But if the Public Health Minister thinks it can be commercialized in the local market the idea would be to do that,” Antalich told Reuters by phone. Exporting cannabis oil would mark a new first for Uruguay, a small...

By Reuters MONTEVIDEO, Oct 15 (Reuters) – International Cannabis Corporation ICC.V will produce Uruguay’s first batch of medical cannabis oil for export in December, the company’s chief executive said Sunday.The Montevideo-headquartered company plans to ship the oil to Canada...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Bologna: Ganja Paradise

By Adèle Saingenest Chrabanski As Italy flirts with the idea of legalisation, the city of Bologna already seems to be laying the groundwork for cannabis to blossom. Mild weed shops, stressed students, street dealers… everyone seems to be benefitting from the herb whose trade can spark cold sweats. Report. Monday morning, 9 am – the sky is blue over Via Zamboni and the surrounding neighbourhood, where most of the University of Bologna department buildings are located. Francesca* is late for her first class, but she would have liked to smoke up before starting her day. Unfortunately, she finished her stash yesterday and...

By Adèle Saingenest Chrabanski As Italy flirts with the idea of legalisation, the city of Bologna already seems to be laying the groundwork for cannabis to blossom. Mild weed shops, stressed students, street dealers… everyone seems to be benefitting...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Cannabis Industry Hit Hard by California Wildfires

By Duke London As wildfires rage across the state of California, it has become devastatingly clear who is in command. “This is an example of nature in control, and we are doing what we can, but we’re not being that effective at stopping the fire,” explained Cal Fire Battalion Chief Marshall Tuberville. Another source from Cal Fire reported that firefighting teams had contained “zero percent” of the sprawling blazes as of Monday night, which at that point had touched an estimated 100,000 acres. An additional 100,000 acres have been scorched since. Current reports state that 32 lives have been lost...

By Duke London As wildfires rage across the state of California, it has become devastatingly clear who is in command. “This is an example of nature in control, and we are doing what we can, but we’re not being that...

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