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The Sunday Read: ‘How Do You Make a Weed Empire? Sell It Like Streetwear.’
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/25/podcasts/the-daily/cookies-weed-berner.html
Sun, 25 Feb 2024 11:00:08 GMT
Berner, the San Francisco rapper, has built a legal-weed empire out of his
black-market past — and blurred the lines between the two.
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How New York Illegally Sells Oklahoma’s Legal Weed
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/24/nyregion/legal-marijuana-new-york-weed.html
Sat, 24 Feb 2024 08:00:10 GMT
Surplus weed produced in states like Oklahoma is increasingly ending up in
New York, fueling its illicit market and complicating the state’s efforts
to expand legal cannabis sales.
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German Lawmakers Move Closer to Legalizing Marijuana
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/23/world/europe/germany-marijuana-pot-cannabis-legalization.html
Fri, 23 Feb 2024 17:56:19 GMT
If the Federal Council passes the measure, the country will become the
largest nation in Europe to legalize the drug for recreational use.
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Germany legalises possession of cannabis for personal use
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/23/germany-on-track-to-partly-legalise-cannabis-for-personal-use-after-heated-debate
Fri, 23 Feb 2024 15:43:10 GMT


Law allows growth of up to three plants for private consumption, holding
50g of cannabis at home, or 25g in public

Germany’s parliament has passed a law allowing individuals and voluntary
associations to grow and hold limited quantities of cannabis, making it the
latest in a small group of countries and jurisdictions to legalise the
drug, at least in part.

The law passed by the chancellor, Olaf Scholz’s ruling three-party
coalition, legalises cultivating up to three plants for private
consumption, the possession of 50g of cannabis at one time at home, and 25g
in public. It follows a heated debate about the pros and cons of allowing
easier access to the drug.
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Marijuana contamination linked to lethal illnesses — and even legal weed can be unsafe: ‘It’s a horror story’
https://nypost.com/2024/02/21/lifestyle/marijuana-contamination-linked-to-life-threatening-conditions-and-even-legal-weed-can-be-unsafe/
Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:11:47 GMT
“People consider that if it’s legal, it’s safe. It’s a complete fallacy."
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Brett Heyman, the Edie Parker Designer, Wants to Make Cannabis Stylish
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/20/style/brett-heyman-edie-parker-selling-marijuana.html
Tue, 20 Feb 2024 20:06:05 GMT
A day with Brett Heyman, the designer who is trying to push the legal
cannabis market in a more stylish, sunny direction.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren picks Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for her ‘dream blunt rotation’
https://nypost.com/2024/02/19/us-news/sen-elizabeth-warren-picks-dwayne-the-rock-johnson-for-her-dream-blunt-rotation/
Mon, 19 Feb 2024 18:45:30 GMT
That’s some high praise. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s top choice for the person
she would most want to get stoned with is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the
Massachusetts Democrat revealed Monday. Jon Favreau, a one time
speechwriter for former President Barack Obama and the host of “Pod Save
America,” offered Warren a selection of politician and celebrity...
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Mike Tyson urges Biden to free thousands locked up over cannabis: ‘Right these wrongs’
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2024/feb/19/mike-tyson-joe-biden-cannabis-prison
Mon, 19 Feb 2024 12:30:12 GMT


Boxer tells the Guardian it’s time for president to grant clemency to those
in prison and ‘end cannabis prohibition once and for all’

The former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has urged Joe Biden to
follow through on his commitment to “correct our country’s failed approach
to marijuana” and give clemency to the thousands of nonviolent cannabis
offenders still languishing in federal lockups.

“President Biden has the power to effect real change – he can right these
wrongs and grant clemency to those who are sitting in prison for cannabis
offenses,” Tyson told the Guardian. “We know the failed war on drugs was
wrong and no one should be sitting in jail for cannabis. It’s time our
country moves forward and end cannabis prohibition once and for all.”
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Notorious B.I.G. mural outside Brooklyn weed dispensary saved after outcry
https://nypost.com/2024/02/18/us-news/notorious-b-i-g-mural-outside-brooklyn-weed-dispensary-saved-after-outcry/
Sun, 18 Feb 2024 18:12:26 GMT
There will be life after death for a beloved mural featuring late hip-hop
legend and Brooklyn native The Notorious B.I.G. on a Bushwick cannabis
dispensary wall, which is now being restored just days after state
regulators demanded it be covered up.
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A greener weed: the UK firm growing carbon-neutral cannabis
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2024/feb/17/uk-firm-growing-carbon-neutral-cannabis-glass-pharms
Sat, 17 Feb 2024 10:00:10 GMT


Glass Pharms hope its approach could show the way for all kinds of
energy-intensive horticulture in the UK

For 26 years, Olivier Dehon worked in the corporate sector, ending up as
chief financial officer for Xerox in the UK and Ireland before retiring
four years ago. Last month he delivered his first consignment of
high-strength cannabis.

Dehon’s dope is legal and above board, produced to supply the UK’s
burgeoning market for medical cannabis on prescription. What’s more, Dehon
and his colleagues believe it is the first carbon-neutral indoor weed grown
anywhere in the world.
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NY weed official predicts pot sales could be new reality at MSG thanks to loosened regulations: ‘This is a new frontier’
https://nypost.com/2024/02/15/us-news/ny-official-eyes-pot-sales-at-msg-slams-capitalism-as-bad-trip/
Thu, 15 Feb 2024 19:08:03 GMT
A top New York cannabis regulator predicts marijuana will be sold at
Madison Square Garden while slamming capitalism as a bad trip even though
he's responsible for helping grow the budding industry.
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California cops to auction off bongs, other items seized from mostly illegal cannabis shops
https://nypost.com/2024/02/13/news/california-cops-to-auction-off-bongs-seized-from-cannabis-shops/
Tue, 13 Feb 2024 23:51:36 GMT
You can buy your next bong from the California state government.
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A closer look at cannabis use and binge eating
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2024/02/240213130405.htm
Tue, 13 Feb 2024 13:04:05 GMT
New research examined how often people experiencing binge eating are also
using cannabis recreationally, and whether patients who use cannabis
experience more severe eating disorder symptoms or symptoms of struggling
with mental health.
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Un elefante bajo los efectos de la marihuana: tratamiento animal con cannabis
https://www.nytimes.com/es/2024/02/12/espanol/curar-animales-con-marihuana.html
Mon, 12 Feb 2024 13:51:41 GMT
Muchas personas y sus médicos ya han adoptado la marihuana medicinal. Y
también ha comenzado el tratamiento de animales con CBD y THC.
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Wonder drug: is the UK ready for the green rush of medicinal cannabis?
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2024/feb/11/wonder-drug-is-the-uk-ready-for-the-green-rush-of-medicinal-cannabis
Sun, 11 Feb 2024 08:00:06 GMT


In the US, medical cannabis is a multi-billion dollar industry. We go
behind the scenes at one of Britain’s top-secret growing facilities and
meet the experts who believe it’s high time the drug’s potential was
harnessed in the UK, too

You might not quite have noticed, but Britain is in the midst of a cannabis
revolution. This one plant, its proponents say, has the potential to
reshape modern medicine. It’s happening, quickly and quietly; with
scientists and doctors ushering in a new era of hi-tech flower power. As of
today, over 60 countries have legalised some form of medicinal cannabis:
since November 2018 that’s also been the case in Britain. Some 30,000 of us
have already been prescribed cannabis for conditions ranging from arthritis
to epilepsy, anxiety to multiple sclerosis. Experts predict the list will
soon grow longer and specialist surgeries are springing up nationwide to
cater for ever-growing demand.

At the Curaleaf Clinic on London’s Harley Street, I meet Chris Cowan, 47.
He was 13 when he first smoked cannabis: one joint with friends, illicit
and casual, in early 90s rural Warwickshire. It would be nine years before
a doctor would diagnose him with clinical depression and many more until
his PTSD would be identified. Medicinal cannabis was decades from
legalisation and yet, as far back as then, he knew intuitively its effect
on him was more than the hit of a recreational high. “While friends would
be giggling or rolling around intoxicated,” he says, “I found a calm I’d
never felt before – that’s the only way I can describe it. The older I got,
the more I noticed. Cannabis was medicinal, alleviating the traumas in both
my body and mind.” Only 30 years later would the British medical and legal
system catch up.
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Artistic duo in Sydney cannabis laws protest ‘vindicated’ as prosecutors drop charges
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/feb/09/sydney-opera-house-harbour-bridge-cannabis-protest-court-case-dropped-activists
Fri, 09 Feb 2024 06:34:32 GMT


Case against Alec Zammitt and Will Stolk, who projected pro-cannabis images
onto Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, abandoned after nearly two years

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An artistic duo who have spent nearly two years embroiled in legal
proceedings related to a Sydney protest over cannabis laws have had all
charges against them dropped.

The pair, who have been under bail conditions for nearly two years, were
awarded $2,750 each by a magistrate on Friday for some of the legal fees
they had incurred.

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Asthma rates climb for high school students as cannabis use increases
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2024/01/240129122418.htm
Mon, 29 Jan 2024 12:24:18 GMT
Asthma is more common among high school students who use cannabis, relative
to those who do not and the prevalence of asthma increases with the
frequency of its use among the students, according to a new study.
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Cannabis exposure linked to 1.5 times higher risk of unhealthy pregnancy outcomes
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/12/231212112348.htm
Tue, 12 Dec 2023 11:23:48 GMT
In a large study of more than 9,000 pregnant people from across the U.S.,
researchers at University of Utah Health have found that cannabis exposure
during pregnancy is associated with a composite measure of unhealthy
pregnancy outcomes, especially low birth weight, and that higher exposure
is associated with higher risks.
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Combined use of alcohol and THC can affect rat brains, study finds
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/11/231130121946.htm
Thu, 30 Nov 2023 12:19:46 GMT
The increased legalization of cannabis over the past several years can
potentially increase its co-use with alcohol. Concerningly, very few
studies have looked at the effects of these two drugs when used in
combination. In a series of new studies, researchers at used rats to
understand how brain structure and behavior can change when cannabis and
alcohol are taken together.
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No evidence found that cannabis reduces long term opioid use, study shows
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/11/231129112524.htm
Wed, 29 Nov 2023 11:25:24 GMT
A 20-year study examined the long term relationship between cannabis and
illicit opioid use. Overall results were inconsistent and showed no strong
link. The study showed that clinicians and policymakers should be cautious
about relying on cannabis to reduce opioid use, especially in the US and
Canada.
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