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Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill in US Senate to Legalize Marijuana

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United States Senator Bernie Sanders, a Democrat from Vermont and current candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for President, introduced a bill this week to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. Most readers are familiar with the current clash between individual states that have voted to allow recreational sale of marijuana to anyone over 21, the even greater amount of states that allow some form of medical marijuana, and the federal laws that continue to classify the cannabis plant in the same category as heroin. Senator Sanders, who describes himself as a Democratic Socialist that has proposed a variety of measures during his long and distinguished career in politics, has gained national attention in the past year for a campaign for President that has been absent of many of the…
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All About Concentrates

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If you consider yourself to be a cannabis connoisseur, you probably already know about the different kinds of concentrates that are available now. But if you only smoke flowers or eat edibles, you might not be familiar with concentrates. In fact, if you’re like me, you might walk into the dispensary and feel overwhelmed with all of the shatters, waxes, budders, and more. While bongs and vapor pens have been around for a long time, pieces for smoking concentrates are still considered to be the new kids on the block and are intimidating for some. So what kinds of concentrates are there, and how do you consume them? Read on! Types of concentrates If you’re an older cannabis user, you may have smoked hash once or twice (or more!). While…
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Will Native Americans Solve the Cannabis Industry Banking Crisis?

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The marijuana business is legal in Colorado, and federal law enforcement agencies have shown great reluctance to interfere in state-legalized cannabis commerce. But despite local legality and federal tolerance, the marijuana trade still technically violates federal law. The banking system in the United States is federally regulated, too, and that presents a terrific challenge to businesses that make money from legal marijuana sales. But Native Americans may have a viable solution that involves establishing banks with sovereign Native American territory. The Challenge Since banks are federally regulated they can be fined, face serious legal repercussions, and even be closed down if they facilitate illegal transactions. As a result, they do not want to accept deposits from cannabis merchants. Without a legal way to make bank deposits, those businesses are forced…
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Harlequin and the Benefits of CBD

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CBD (short for Cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid that has been proven to help with managing chronic pain, reducing inflammation, and work many other wonders (those who haven’t seen it should watch this video, one of many about the miracle power of CBD for those using it to combat the effects of epilepsy and other neurological disorders:) While just about anyone who is familiar with how marijuana works has heard of THC as the most active of the cannabinoids, CBD has only in the last few years gotten more attention thanks to several high profile reports. THC is the compound most responsible for the “head” high that most people seek; it is CBD that tends to do the most amount of work towards helping with pain relief and relaxation. The entire…
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Marijuana and the Dating Scene

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Are you looking for love? More specifically, are you looking for a love who doesn’t mind that you smoke marijuana, or even better—one who will partake with you whenever and wherever? After all, there are a lot of pot smokers in this world—158.8 million to be exact, according to the United Nations. That’s almost 4% of the Earth’s population. So it can’t be that difficult to find The One who is marijuana-friendly, can it? It turns out that it can be extremely difficult to “weed” out the anti-marijuana daters from the ones who will gladly toke up with you on a date or anywhere else. Single pot smokers—especially the ones who are honest and upfront about their marijuana use—find the dating scene disheartening and inconsistent. Even if you live in…
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