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High Times – NORML Publishes Open Letter To Presidential Candidates To Pledge Marijuana Reform

“The leading cannabis advocacy group, NORML, is urging both presidential candidates to commit to legalization. The country has evolved on marijuana policy. Polls show large swaths of the country now favor legalization, an attitude that dovetails with a wave of states and cities that have either ended prohibition or embraced decriminalization. But despite a decade of progress, this year’s presidential election …

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Press Democrat – Cannabis sales soar during pandemic as purveyors scramble to adjust retail, delivery operations

“When Sonoma County’s initial stay-at-home order landed March 17, some local cannabis dispensaries were confused. The regulated industry has evolved a particular expertise operating within legal and legislative gray areas in its recent past, and here was one more knot to untangle. Gov. Gavin Newsom, in ordering Californians to adhere to a set of safety guidelines in an effort to …

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High Times – The Ultimate Stoner Convenience Store Guide

“Get overwhelmed when you enter a 7-Eleven or gas station? We created this for you. Perhaps this has happened to you: you’ve just finished off a joint. Maybe the edible has just hit. Or perhaps you’ve just put down your bong, or vape pen, or whatever other space-aged weed tech has just the shelves. There’s only one thing on your …

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Did The Founding Fathers Smoke Weed?

“America wouldn’t be America without the Founding Fathers, but did they have a little bit of fun on the side? America was founded in 1776 by a group of leaders who united and created a new form of government, that would then go on to initiate the revolutionary War and fight for America’s independence from the reigns of Great Britain. …

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Merry Jane: Cannabis Can Increase Intimacy and Reduce Anxiety During Sex, New Study Finds

“Several studies have found that cannabis can help increase intimacy during sex, but this is the first study to exclusively focus on LGBTQ+ subjects. Cannabis can increase intimacy during sex by reducing anxiety or feelings of shame, according to a new study recently published in the Culture, Health, & Sexuality journal. Over the past decade, a number of studies have found that cannabis can increase …

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COVID may slow down permitting process for cannabis business hopefuls

“Strong online sales are a bright spot for the industry While COVID-19 has slowed down countless industries and even put a few — such as the tourism industry — to a temporary grinding halt, it’s also slowed down the local cannabis industry, making the already sluggish permitting process even slower and making it difficult for new businesses to come to …

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MG Magazine: NBA Expected to Return in July without Cannabis Testing for Players

“As the National Basketball Association (NBA) prepares to resume its season after an abrupt pause due to COVID-19, testing for cannabis will remain on hiatus. All of the twenty-two teams returning (the eight worst performing teams this season will not be playing) will play their games in Orlando, Florida, at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex in order to limit …

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Refinery 29: This Black Cannabis Advocate Is Shifting The Narrative Around Weed During The COVID-19 Pandemic

“Solonje Burnett, co-founder of cannabis immersive education and advocacy platform Humble Bloom, is making it her mission to equalize the cannabis industry. As a creative and activist based in Brooklyn, New York, she advocates for the rights of others in her community. And as the cannabis industry continues to grow, Burnett educates about the healing benefits of marijuana, she also …

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Merry Jane: 10 World-Famous Historical Figures Who Loved Weed

Today’s cannabis industry gets a lot of love from celebrities and even some politicians, but since the beginning of recorded history, many of the world’s most famous figures have gotten lit. Pharaoh Ramesses II: High as the Sphinx. Lording over ancient Egypt from 1279 to 1213 BCE, Pharaoh Ramesses II is so revered for his wisdom and leadership that Egyptians, to this …