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  1. Ron Strider

    800,000 Doctors Partner With A Cannabis Company To Educate America About Marijuana

    Just as California enters its new year with wide-ranging marijuana legalization, a new partnership has been formed between a popular social network specializing in online medical communities and the pro-cannabis media outlet, The Fresh Toast. The partnership between The Fresh Toast and...
  2. Ron Strider

    ME: Marijuana Social Club Rules Likely To Ban Smoking

    The 128th Legislature is considering a bill to license marijuana social clubs, but it doesn't include an exemption to the state's law that bans smoking in public places. The Portland Press Herald reported that means the clubs would be limited to the sale of marijuana edibles or tinctures that...
  3. Ron Strider

    ME: Damariscotta To Survey Residents On Marijuana

    At a public hearing prior to the July 19 Damariscotta Board of Selectmen meeting, about 20 residents had a lot to say about marijuana. Most of it was positive. In November, Damariscotta voted to approve the state's proposed marijuana legalization. As the board considered possible restrictions...
  4. Ron Strider

    Best Practices: Cannabis Executives Share Social Media Advice

    Federal law prohibits legal cannabis companies from writing off business expenses like advertising and rent, so entrepreneurs in the industry need to be frugal and effective with the money they spend. Here, CEOs and founders share their advice on using social media to reach customers, suppliers...
  5. Ron Strider

    Patients Fear Medical Marijuana Card Could Cost Them Their Social Security benefits

    Some Arkansans still fear getting a medical marijuana I.D. card could impact their social security benefits. Arkansas is accepting applications for medical marijuana for patients, growers, and distributors. But how will the program work? How will the program affect social security benefits...
  6. Ron Strider

    Study: Marijuana Can Help You Feel Less Lonely And Depressed

    Promising Iranian study suggests marijuana can help those who feel lonely. Studying possible connections between marijuana and feeling lonely and depressed may not be something you expect from scientists in Iran, but that's pretty much what's going on. What's more, they have published some...
  7. Ron Strider

    Cliff Robinson And The City Of Portland Lobby To Allow Marijuana Lounges In Oregon

    Former Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson joined Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly this week in supporting a bill that would allow social consumption of cannabis in Oregon. Senate Bill 307 would allow licensed lounges for marijuana consumption, meaning people could smoke or...
  8. Ron Strider

    Will Public Cannabis Smoking Clubs Arrive In California?

    Do you consider yourself a social stoner? I’m not sure if I do. Sure, I’ve sparked up a doobie and gotten laced at parties plenty of times. But I definitely spend more time in my room, just me and a joint. Or a pipe. Or a bong, vape pen, or edible. And even though I’m alone most of the time I...
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    New To 420 Magazine Closet Toker

    Hello! Bonjour! Ola! Ganja! My name is Blaize, I'm a huge fan of all things Cannabis. I am an Artist, Writer, Father, and just all-round uniquely weird individual. I'll never forget the first time, around 2001, when I took that first hoot! It was NOT what I expected (no, I didn't see pink...
  10. K

    ME: Marijuana Social Clubs Won't Open Anytime Soon In South Portland

    South Portland – The possibility of South Portland becoming like Amsterdam in the Netherlands prompted city councilors to put off the question of allowing marijuana social clubs to open here. Instead, councilors directed city staff to continue developing less controversial licensing and...
  11. K

    CO: Social Consumption Committee Focuses On Location Restrictions For Marijuana Use

    On Wednesday, January 18, twenty people gathered on the fourth floor of the Wellington Webb Municipal Building to begin a conversation that no other municipality in the United States has had – about regulating the social use of recreational cannabis. For two and a half hours at this first...
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    ME: Richmond Public Hearing Set On Temporary Ban On Pot Shops, Social Clubs

    The Richmond Planning Board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday on a proposal to put in place a temporary ban on marijuana retail shops and social clubs in this northern Sagadahoc County town. Following a statewide vote in November, Maine residents narrowly approved legalizing...
  13. K

    CO: Denver's Marijuana Social Use Initiative May Face Legal Challenges

    There are many questions surrounding Initiative 300, the social-use measure that Denver voters passed on November 8 (although the final count took a week). The city has been getting calls from people asking everything from how businesses can apply to how a new state rule will affect I-300. As we...
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    ME: Voters In Farmington Approve A Six-Month Moratorium On Pot Sales

    The town of Farmington has joined other communities in Maine in approving a six-month moratorium on retail sales of marijuana and social clubs where pot can be consumed. Farmington Town Manager Richard Davis said the moratorium will give the town time to come up with a plan for regulating...
  15. K

    CO: Social Consumption Coming To Denver, As 300 Officially Passes

    It took nearly a week for the results to be finalized, but it's official: Denver voters have approved the social cannabis use initiative on the November 8 ballot. "The voters of Denver have once again spoken and decided to adopt a sensible, new approach to marijuana policy," says I-300...
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    ME: Gardiner To Discuss Moratorium On Marijuana Social Clubs

    Following the apparent narrow victory of a ballot measure calling for legalization of recreational marijuana use in Maine, Gardiner, along with cities and towns across the state, is starting to grapple with what that means. On Wednesday, elected officials are expected to consider a moratorium...
  17. K

    The Evolving Paradigm Of Cannabis - Perspectives On Community Potential

    Our society is in the midst of a fundamental change in the cultural, political and scientific understanding of cannabis. The current policy landscape which defines the legality of cannabis reflects over 100 years of precipitous change, manifesting in every level of organized government. New...
  18. K

    UK: Cannabis Picnic Held In Plymouth - And More Are Planned

    Campaigners for the legalisation of cannabis openly smoked the drug in public at a 'protest picnic' in the city. The Plymouth Cannabis Social Club are now planning further public protests after around 30 people enjoyed the picnic at Stonehouse Creek on Sunday. Formed in 2014, the group...
  19. K

    Holland-Style Marijuana Clubs Coming To America

    One of the next frontiers in the political battles for marijuana smokers is the need to provide venues where marijuana smokers can socialize with other marijuana smokers in a marijuana-friendly lounge. Under current laws in Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and the District of Columbia, it is...
  20. K

    Social Cannabis Consumption - Are You For Or Against It?

    Something that is often asked of a Coloradan out of Colorado is, "if weed is legal, can you just smoke it on the streets now?" Of course, this is not the case. Though cannabis is just as legal as alcohol - and just as easy to purchase if you are over 21 - social use is forbidden. Which is why...