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on April 21, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

Cannabis Museum to Open This Summer In Las Vegas

by Tyler Shultz A cannabis-themed museum is set to open in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada this summer. Cannabition is “an immersive cannabis museum celebrating the cannabis lifestyle through a series of non-consumption, multi-sensory art installations telling the story of the plant from seed to harvest.” The museum will also include a 360° theater that will feature visuals and music that will appeal to the typical cannabis consumer. The main attraction, however, will the massive 22-foot tall glass-blown bong created by Jerome Baker Designs, a glass-blowing company based in Seattle. After the piece is created in Seattle, it will be moved to Las...

by Tyler Shultz A cannabis-themed museum is set to open in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada this summer. Cannabition is “an immersive cannabis museum celebrating the cannabis lifestyle through a series of non-consumption, multi-sensory art installations telling the story of the...

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on April 21, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

California lawmakers seek to protect medical-marijuana users in the workplace

Submitted by Marijuana News Although California legalized medical marijuana use in 1996 and recreational use in 2016, California employers have always been free to maintain zero-tolerance policies against all users. That could change soon as a result of Assembly Bill 2069 (“AB 2069”), which would amend the California Fair Employment and Housing Act to create a new class of protected persons: medical marijuana cardholders. Story Continues Below Specifically, the legislation would “prohibit an employer from engaging in employment discrimination against a person on the basis of his or her status as, or positive drug test for cannabis by, a...

Submitted by Marijuana News Although California legalized medical marijuana use in 1996 and recreational use in 2016, California employers have always been free to maintain zero-tolerance policies against all users. That could change soon as a result of Assembly...

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on April 21, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Bernie Sanders Announces He Will Co-Sponsor Marijuana Justice Act

Bernie Sanders announces he will co-sponsor Marijuana Justice Act, which promotes social justice through legalization. ByBurgess Powell Bernie Sanders supported marijuana policy reform way before it became popular. Back when he was running for president in 2016, the Vermont senator made history by supporting marijuana legalization. Since then, Sanders has continued to advocate for ending the War on Drugs. Furthermore, he has petitioned the federal government for policy changes and worked to reevaluate marijuana’s Schedule I classification. In his latest pro-marijuana move, Bernie Sanders announces he will co-sponsor Marijuana Justice Act. Here’s a closer look at the proposed marijuana policy and its growing political...

Bernie Sanders announces he will co-sponsor Marijuana Justice Act, which promotes social justice through legalization. ByBurgess Powell Bernie Sanders supported marijuana policy reform way before it became popular. Back when he was running for president in 2016, the Vermont senator...

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on April 21, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Medical Marijuana Bill Moves Forward in South Carolina

A medical marijuana bill moves forward in South Carolina. But will it ultimately be signed into law? By A.J. Herrington After action by a legislative committee, the medical marijuana bill moves forward in South Carolina. Members of the House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (3M) Committee voted 14-3 to send the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act to the full House for consideration. The bill would allow seriously ill patients with a doctor’s recommendation to use medical marijuana to treat their conditions. Janel Ralph is the executive director of the advocacy group Compassionate South Carolina. Her eight-year-old daughter has a rare...

A medical marijuana bill moves forward in South Carolina. But will it ultimately be signed into law? By A.J. Herrington After action by a legislative committee, the medical marijuana bill moves forward in South Carolina. Members of the House Medical,...

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on April 21, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Chuck Schumer Announces Plans To Federally Decriminalize Marijuana

Chuck Schumer has just proposed that the United States decriminalize cannabis on a federal level. Could this lead the way? By A.J. Herrington In what could be seen as a 420 gift to the cannabis community, Chuck Schumer announces plans to federally decriminalize marijuana. The Democratic senator from New York made his intentions known in an interview with Vice News on April 19. Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, said he is now officially supporting legislation that would decriminalize cannabis at the federal level. The move is a change for Schumer. He has previously supported marijuana for medicinal use and the...

Chuck Schumer has just proposed that the United States decriminalize cannabis on a federal level. Could this lead the way? By A.J. Herrington In what could be seen as a 420 gift to the cannabis community, Chuck Schumer announces plans...

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on April 21, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

The surprising story of medical marijuana and pediatric epilepsy

Josh will sift through the propaganda, fear and greed encompassing medical marijuana. Recently featured on CNN, Josh and his brothers developed a non-psychotropic strain of marijuana which is drastically reducing seizures for many pediatric epilepsy patients in Colorado. With millions facing life-threatening illnesses, Josh outlines the hurdles needed to effect social change and maps a path toward helping those who desperately need revolutionary medicine.  https://cannabisnewsworld.com/2018/04/18/the-surprising-story-of-medical-marijuana-and-pediatric-epilepsy-josh-stanley/

Josh will sift through the propaganda, fear and greed encompassing medical marijuana. Recently featured on CNN, Josh and his brothers developed a non-psychotropic strain of marijuana which is drastically reducing seizures for many pediatric epilepsy patients in Colorado. With...

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on April 17, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

Alaska house passes measure to erase prior marijuana convictions

In a move to promote social justice and to defend citizens’ ability to work, the Alaska House passes measure to erase prior marijuana convictions. This weekend, Alaska took steps to end discrimination against people charged with low-level marijuana possession. Alaska legalized marijuanaback in November of 2014, but legislators had yet to address the issue of prior marijuana charges. While the federal government threatens to revamp the War on Drugs, the Alaska House passes measure to erase prior marijuana convictions. This legislation will translate more employment opportunities for people, especially people of color, convicted for low-level cannabis possession. A Closer Look at House Bill 316 On April...

In a move to promote social justice and to defend citizens’ ability to work, the Alaska House passes measure to erase prior marijuana convictions. This weekend, Alaska took steps to end discrimination against people charged with low-level marijuana possession. Alaska legalized marijuanaback...

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on April 17, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Trump administration abandons crackdown on legal cannabis

The Trump administration is abandoning a Justice Department threat to crack down on recreational marijuana in states where it is legal, a move that could enable cannabis businesses in California and other states that have legalized pot to operate without fear of federal raids and prosecution. President Trump personally directed the abrupt retreat, which came at the behest of Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado. White House officials confirmed the policy shift Friday. Trump did not inform Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions in advance of the change in policy, an almost unheard of undermining of a Cabinet official. Gardner was...

The Trump administration is abandoning a Justice Department threat to crack down on recreational marijuana in states where it is legal, a move that could enable cannabis businesses in California and other states that have legalized pot to operate...

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on April 17, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

Hitting The High Notes! Musical Comedy ‘420’ Celebrates Weed

By Alexandra Simon, Brooklyn Paper This musical will be high-larious! A musical comedy celebrating the calming power of cannabis will make its Brooklyn debut on April 20 — the unofficial, international holiday designated for marijuana consumption. “420: The Musical,” playing at the Unruly Collective in Bushwick, is a wacky tobacky–celebrating take on a well-known children’s story, said the show’s music writer. “It’s like ‘The Wizard of Oz’ on weed,” said Laura Lonski.  The musical follows an average Joe who, anxious about asking out his crush, opts for a pot-smoking session to clear his head. He soon finds himself in...

By Alexandra Simon, Brooklyn Paper This musical will be high-larious! A musical comedy celebrating the calming power of cannabis will make its Brooklyn debut on April 20 — the unofficial, international holiday designated for marijuana consumption. “420: The Musical,”...

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on April 17, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Only One in Seven California Cities Allow Recreational Marijuana Stores

By Brooke Staggs & Ian Wheeler, Mercury News Eighteen months after California voters enthusiastically endorsed legal marijuana, just one in seven cities in the state allow recreational cannabis stores, according to a first-of-its-kind study by this news organization and its California partners. And only one in three allow any kind of cannabis business at all. Proposition 64, approved by 57 percent of state voters in November 2016, promised to bring California into a hazy new age, making it legal for people to carry up to an ounce of marijuana and to grow it at home. But it also gave...

By Brooke Staggs & Ian Wheeler, Mercury News Eighteen months after California voters enthusiastically endorsed legal marijuana, just one in seven cities in the state allow recreational cannabis stores, according to a first-of-its-kind study by this news organization and...

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