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Antigua and Barbuda Grant Rastafari Sacramental Rights To Grow Cannabis

The country of Antigua and Barbuda has become one of the first in the Caribbean to authorize Rastafari to grow and smoke cannabis, an herb that is considered a sacrament by followers of the religion.  As the Associated Press reported, for decades, many Ratafari have been “been jailed and endured racial and religious profiling by

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New York Cultivators Have Too Much Weed on Their Hands

A recent report from Associated Press (AP) News examined the state of cannabis cultivation in New York, spotlighting issues with current conditions. In an interview, AP News spoke with cultivator Seth Jacobs of Slack Hollow Organics (and his brand, Bud & Boro) who confirmed that due to the limited number of legal dispensaries, he’s stuck

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Rhode Island Ushers In New Era for Medical Weed Patients with Digital Applications

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDHO) recently announced its initiative to allow residents to apply for medical cannabis card registration online. The Rhode Island Cannabis Licensing Portal went live as of June 1, which covers a basic foundation for new and existing patients. “The new system, known as the Rhode Island Cannabis Licensing Portal,

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From the Archives: ATTICA! ATTICA! (1991)

By William M. Kunstier September 13th marked the 20th anniversary of the retaking of D-Yard at the Attica State Correctional Facility—a maximum-security penitentiary in upstate New York—by the authorities. The military assault on the yard by an army of state troopers, correction officers and sheriff’s deputies resulted in the deaths of 33 inmates and 10

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Kentucky To Allocate $42 Million For Psychedelic Research

Kentucky will devote tens of millions of dollars in support of psychedelic research as part of its fight against opioid addiction, the state announced on Wednesday.  At a news conference held by the Kentucky Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission, state Attorney General Daniel Cameron detailed the commission’s plans to explore new treatments for individuals suffering from

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Study: Pot Use Linked With Lower Risk of Liver Disease

Consuming alcohol is a well-known cause of liver damage, but the opposite may hold true for smoking pot. That is the takeaway of new research published late last month in PLOS One.  After examining a “nationally representative” sample of Americans, the researchers said that they found that “current marijuana use is inversely associated with steatosis,”

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NY Regulators Reach Settlement, Clearing Way for Pot Retail in Finger Lakes

Regulators in New York said Tuesday that the state had reached a settlement with a Michigan cannabis business, clearing the way for the Empire State’s regulated marijuana industry to be fully implemented, specifically including the Finger Lakes region. The five-member panel of the New York Cannabis Control Board unanimously approved the decision to settle with

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Researchers Aim To Combine Psilocybin and Cannabis Into Single Medical Treatment

The company, CaaMTech, first received a patent in support of the research in 2021. An article published Wednesday on the website Greenstate explains that the company “develops pharmaceutical drugs for mental health conditions like depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder,” and is now “researching the therapeutic value of psilocybin in combination with cannabinoids.” “Through their research, CaaMTech has

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Minnesota Becomes 23rd State To Legalize Recreational Cannabis

On Tuesday, Gov. Tim Walz signed the cannabis legalization bill into law, officially making Minnesota the 23rd state in the nation to legalize recreational cannabis. At the signing ceremony Tuesday, Walz recognized that prohibition “does not work,” adding that he and fellow lawmakers are looking to start the expungement process for qualifying Minnesotans. Walz also

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Former Steeler Le’Veon Bell Says He Was High During Games

Former Pittsburgh Steeler Le’Veon Bell said in a recent podcast that he’d score touchdowns and win games—even if he smoked pot beforehand. Bell, who is now a free agent, had short runs with the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers after leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers—the place he truly calls home in his

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