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Canada Legalizes Recreational Cannabis!

Thank you Justin Trudeau for introducing legislation to legalize cannabis last year. It was a brave move for any country’s leader, especially one with such close ties to the United States.
This is the third country in the world to legalize cannabis for personal use, Uruguay has legalized cannabis for personal, and medical use, and legalized cultivation also. Spain has restricted legal cannabis use, and has limited the use of medical cannabis, and allows growing for personal use but only out of site of anyone from a street or public place.

Canadian Senator Tony Dean said to reporters yesterday “We’ve… Continue reading

Marijuana Legalization Reduces Violent Crime

A new study found that US border states that legalized marijuana witnessed a huge drop in violent crime. The study: Is Legal Pot Crippling Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations? The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on US Crime. found that:

…among the border states the effect of the change in law was largest in California, where there was a reduction of 15% in violent crime, and weakest in Arizona, where there was a fall of 7%. The crimes most strongly affected were robbery, which fell by 19%, and murder, which dropped by 10%. Homicides specifically related to the drug trade fell… Continue reading

California Tokes Up! Cannabis Legalization is Here!

Thousands of Californians and visitors waited in line this morning to purchase their first legal recreational marijuana in the state.

Thanks to Proposition 64, as of January 1st, 2018, California’s cannabis legalization is now a fact!

One of the largest purveyors of cannabis in California, Harborside in Oakland opened at 6am and was soon packed to capacity.  Operating as a medical marijuana dispensary for many years, Harborside, along with many other medical dispensaries, have chosen to sell recreational marijuana as well now.  The only difference besides needing a medical recommendation for medical cannabis (yes, prop 215 is still in effect), is the price.  Medical cannabis is not taxed as high as recreational, which adds 15% to the retail cost as well as taxes at the wholesale level. Continue reading

Lab Testing Cannabis

So, you got a fat sack from your friend, do you have any idea what’s in there besides those choice nugs?

Did you know there’s a huge chance that it’s got a fair share of mold spores, fungicide residue and most likely some pesticide. The kind of thing a lab can test for, and prevent you from getting sick from the use of it.

Bud damaged by mold.

Sad, but it’s true. Since California passed it’s ‘legalization’ law last year, many dispensaries and manufacturers of cannabis products have begun testing their cannabis. Some have in fact quietly pulled product from… Continue reading

Nevada Gets High!

Now there’s a new reason to visit Las Vegas, legal cannabis! As of July 1, 2017, visitors to Nevada from all over the world can now enjoy recreational marijuana along with residents of the state. The first cannabis dispensary to open on the Las Vegas strip saw long lines waiting when the doors opened today. Continue reading

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    With NJ becoming legal. 2 towns over from me sees the bright side. Somerville will be 'trailblazer' by allowing marijuana shops downtown
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    So my state has legalized marijuana. I've heard that there are still some restrictions. For example, you cannot smoke on your front porch because it's considered a public place since anyone can walk up your driveway and approach you there. Why is it okay to have a beer on your porch, but not a joint?
  • Pot In Vending Machines
    Vending machines are no longer the dusty wastelands of candy and potato chips — selling everything from caviar and luxury makeup to iPods and beer. But now it’s been reported that a Phoenix-based cannabis technology firm called American Green wants to make weed available via vending machine for anyone legally allowed to buy. Before...Click to […]
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    Since this news forum appears on the homepage of the Hip Forums, we have a certain standard for posts. All new threads are moderated to ensure the standard is met. We prefer if you don't copy and paste entire articles from other websites unless you have reason to believe the original article will be removed […]
  • Dirty Cannabis
    https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/leafly-investigation-california-dirty-cannabis-problem this article goes into detail regarding testing done at californias emerald cup....the emerald cup is a prestigious growers competition that prides itself on organic and under the sun only entries.... ​all the legal medical cannabis in Canada has to be tested and... Dirty Cannabis
  • Yet Another Referendum For Legalization In California
    Omar Figueroa and other North Bay activists plan a 2016 Referendum for Cannabis Legalization and Regulations. July 17, 2015 news from the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat's Julie Johnson. The march to bring marijuana legalization before California voters in 2016 ramped up Thursday with the announcement by a group of longtime Bay Area cannabis advocates that they […]
  • Hawaii Selects Businesses For Medical Pot But Excludes Actor
    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii selected eight businesses Friday to open medical marijuana dispensaries — but not one owned by Woody Harrelson. https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/hawaii-awards-licenses-medical-pot-not-actor-215252805.html
  • Vermont Tackles Legalization.
    Vermont, as I'm sure most of you know, is working on tackling marijuana legalization. Last year, legislation was introduced on the topic. Now that we're deep into January, they are in the midst of holding hearings for Vermont citizens to voice their opinions on the topic. They already have some new ideas to consider or […]
  • Vore No On Issue 3 In Ohio On Nov 3 2015
    This is purely and simply a terrible injustice. Only 10 fat cat growers will be allowed, and they are trying to modify the Ohio constitution to immortalize their monopoly. This issue is being funded by BIG well monied crooks, and is NOT the right way to get marijuana "legalized". No one else will be allowed […]