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It could be a rare chance for ordinary investors to buy into the Green Rush.
Innovative Industrial Properties, a cannabis Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. Led by experienced real estate executives, it plans to sell $175M worth of shares. The deal is the first of its kind.
Arrests for possession are ongoing even in legal states.
How a doctor feels may depend on their political orientation.
The case was an anomaly in the legal state.
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Federal prosecutors agreed to drop charges against Devontre Thomas, a 19-year who faced prosecution for being caught with a very small amount of weed at a federally run boarding school for Native Americans in Oregon.
A Massachusetts court ruled that smoking MED violated a man’s probation.
Two men face criminal charges connected with the failed attempt to open a cannabis resort on a reservation in South Dakota.
Following a robbery at a Portland dispensary, police said Oregon pot shops are not attracting a disproportionate amount of crime .
The DEA’s criteria for whether a home contains a grow operation are very broad.
The New York Times reports on Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s unapologetically brutal war on drugs.
In Connecticut, schoolchildren will used seized grow lights to produce food.
The Kind investigates the judging of High Times Cannabis Cups, and speaks to Max Montrose, a connoisseur and critic of the high stakes process.
Vice learns about life as a “ trim bitch” on an illegal weed farm. The money is good, but conditions aren’t and sexual harassment is a problem.
Rapper Snoop Dogg is the executive producer of the new MTV weed comedy “Mary + Jane.”
Recently retired NFL player Eugene Monroe has a new column at The Cannabist.
Frankie Schnarrs, owner of Frankie’s Sports Pub in Olympia, Wash. said he’ll continue to allow patrons to use cannabis despite a recent fine and suspended liquor license, which he’s also ignoring. “I want them to take my license from me. They can go to Hell,” he told a reporter. “Get out of here. Get off my property.”
The Guardian hangs out with three elderly British women in Amsterdam, while they try pot for the first time. They enjoyed themselves at a playground, swinging on the swings.
Artist Tony Greenhand is well paid to roll joints that resemble guns, animals and other elaborate shapes.
Leafly looks back at jazz great Louis Armstrong’s long fondness for cannabis, which he called “the gage.”
Butane extraction has reached the U.K.
|Patrick Quinn, from a screenshot of KHOU coverage.
Police in this country have a problem. Sure, there may be some good, honest cops out there but they’re too often overshadowed by bully-creeps like 26-year-old Patrick Quinn, a school district cop in Houston.
During a recent traffic stop, Quinn allegedly told a woman he smelled weed in the car. That’s not what he wanted to be smelling, though. Nope. His olfactory glands were tuned to other things: her feet and underwear.
Americans are no longer safe to cultivate common garden vegetables without risking the violent wrath of the drug war. No other citizen understands this lunacy quite like Georgia resident Dwayne Perry, who told reporters at WSB-TV that he was raided by drug agents earlier last week after an aerial surveillance unit mistook his okra crop for marijuana.
That’s right — it appears as though Georgia law enforcement has not had enough experience taking down marijuana grow operations to distinguish the difference between okra and the cannabis plant.
|Alex E. Proimos/Flickr.
The United States government has been getting the average citizen all liquored up and stoned for the past year, and then putting them behind the wheel in the name of high science.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse, the federal agency that earlier this year, predicted legalized marijuana would come with severe consequences, recently set out to determine the effects of alcohol and marijuana on those motorists who engage in white knuckle, red-eyed behavior along the great American landscape.
|Photo: Alejandro Mejía Greene/JubiloHaku via Flickr Creative Commons
The Public Safety Committee in the California state legislature shot down AB2500 last week, a bill crafted by Assemblyman Jim Frazier that would have made driving with any trace of THC in your system illegal, and punishable by DUI conviction.
Frazier attempted to lump cannabis in with actual drugs like meth, cocaine, and heroin in a bill that was unreasonably strict, even after Frazier’s original language for it got slashed for being so unjust.
|Shiva, destroyer of worlds and enjoyer of cannabis sacrifices.
A British couple busted with a house full of cannabis plants tell the judge that they sincerely believed that the world was coming to an end Dec. 21. The ganja, they say, was for medicine as well as for a sacrifice to the Hindu goddess Shiva.