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  1. Ron Strider

    California's Cannabis Industry Moves Out Of The Shadows And Into The Flames

    The Northern California fires that collectively burned hundreds of thousands of acres, destroyed nearly 6,000 homes, and killed 43 people across eight counties in October are leaving a legacy from which it will take the state will take years to recover, with insurance claims at $9 billion and...
  2. Ron Strider

    NJ: How To Grow Your Own Marijuana. If Legislators Allow It, Of Course

    I live in the Garden State, where we are about to have legalized marijuana. It's good news for cannabis smokers, but a big question remains: Will legislators allow home cultivation? While the massive money and tax windfall of the retail cannabis market is assured, now regular consumers may...
  3. Ron Strider

    NH: Marijuana Policy To Be Debated At Statehouse

    A handful of lawmakers are proposing changes to some of the state's policies on marijuana in 2018. In September, possessing three-fourths of an ounce of marijuana became a violation rather than a crime. Those caught get a $100 fine and no jail time. But before the law changed, people were...
  4. Ron Strider

    PA: More Than 10,000 Patients Register For Medical Marijuana

    Some 10,135 patients have registered to participate in Pennsylvania's nascent medical marijuana program so far with 1,188 of them certified by physicians to participate in the program, according to the state Department of Health. "Patients have started to receive their medical marijuana...
  5. Ron Strider

    Animal Owners Are Turning To Weed To Ease Their Pet's Ailments

    Demand for cannabis infused animal products to treat the ailments of beloved family pets is soaring as states across the country legalize marijuana. Several companies, largely on the west coast, are taking advantage of loosening pot laws by focusing on alternative treatment options for pets...
  6. Ron Strider

    VA Doctors Are Now Cleared To Talk About Medical Marijuana With Patients

    There's some good news for veterans in states with legal medical marijuana programs who rely on the sticky green herb and its various distillations for treatment: the Department of Veterans Affairs has officially cleared its physicians and care teams to speak openly with veteran patients about...
  7. Ron Strider

    CNBC Airs Special Episode 'The Profit In Marijuana Country'

    On CNBC's hit primetime series "The Profit," entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis puts his own money on the line to help save and grow struggling businesses. Now, he's headed to California, as Proposition 64, a new law that allows any adult to buy cannabis legally, goes into effect New Year's Day. This...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: Local Company Offers 'Grow-Your-Own' Advice For Marijuana Users

    San Diegans may brew their own beer and grow their own vegetables, but Green Carpet Growing is adding cannabis cultivation to the local "DIY" list. The recreational use of marijuana will be legal in California starting New Year's Day, and adults will easily be able to buy cannabis products...
  9. Ron Strider

    CO: Some Police Chiefs & Sheriffs Shift Attitudes Toward Past Marijuana Use

    The man in charge of hiring and firing Denver's police officers likes to remind people that the firefighters and police officers who rushed into the World Trade Center on 9/11 were not drunk or stoned. Therefore, recent marijuana use by potential and current first responders in Denver will...
  10. Ron Strider

    Convicted Of A Marijuana Crime In California? It Might Go Away, Thanks To Legal Pot

    Yirtuamlak Hailu Derege came to California a decade ago with dreams of making it big in the entertainment business. But shortly after arriving, he was arrested and convicted of selling marijuana, a felony that has made it difficult for him to find any job at all. But now, with California on...
  11. Ron Strider

    MA: Marijuana Enthusiasts To Roll 100-Foot Joint In Worcester Inaugural 'Harvest Cup'

    Marijuana enthusiasts are celebrating a year of legal Massachusetts pot this weekend in Worcester, with plans that involve rolling a 100-foot joint. It's part of the inaugural "Harvest Cup" is happening at the DCU Center on Saturday and Sunday, which is both a competition of sorts, seeking...
  12. Ron Strider

    UK: Cannabis Extract Could Provide 'New Class Of Treatment' For Psychosis

    A key component of medical marijuana could provide an "entirely new" type of treatment for mental health patients suffering with hallucinations and delusions. The first clinical trial exploring the effects of cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major psychoactive compounds in cannabis, found that...
  13. Ron Strider

    'Edibles' Scandal Hits Alaska's Marijuana Board

    Alaska's one-year-old recreational marijuana industry faces a major test Friday morning as members of the Alaska Marijuana Control Board consider whether to revoke the license of a manufacturer accused of selling untested, contaminated marijuana edibles. The board meets at 8 a.m. Friday by...
  14. Ron Strider

    Howard County's First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Ready To Open

    Howard County will soon be home to two medical marijuana dispensaries, as the state's first licensed dispensary locations begin to open their doors. Remedy Columbia and Greenhouse Wellness in Ellicott City are set to open in the coming weeks to bring residents some of Maryland's first legal...
  15. Ron Strider

    Guam: Sen Rodriguez Asks For Legal Opinions On Doctors Recommending Medical Cannabis

    "If neither of you will provide the advice needed to properly inform doctors of their rights — and if no compelling reason can be made to me to the contrary by Legislative Counsel — I am determined to inform doctors of their rights myself." — Sen. Dennis Rodriguez to Guam's Attorney General and...
  16. Ron Strider

    Thank You To Our Renewing Sponsor Delicious Seeds

    Please join us in thanking Delicious Seeds for renewing their sponsorship! They have been and continue to be a huge asset in helping us further our mission of spreading Cannabis Awareness to the world. 420 Magazine began life 24 years ago in an endeavor to end prohibition by creating a forum...
  17. Ron Strider

    Canada: Majority Of Elected Government Officials In Brandon Have Used Cannabis

    While their cannabis use is far from being one of their defining characteristics, the majority of elected officials with Brandon responsibilities in the three levels of government say they have partaken in the activity at some point in their lives. Of the 14 elected officials — 11 members of...
  18. Ron Strider

    NV: Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana Causing Confusion For Companies, Employees

    Local businesses are facing a dilemma now that recreational marijuana is legal in Nevada. The question is, do they hire someone who uses cannabis on their own time? Workforce Connections, an organization that helps people find jobs, says companies are being forced to make changes to their...
  19. Ron Strider

    CO: First-Of-Its-Kind Study Will Examine Dabbing Marijuana And Driving

    A Colorado State University researcher is involved in the first-ever study on how dabbing, an intense method of marijuana consumption, affects driving ability. Dabbing, the vaporization and inhalation of cannabis concentrates, gives users an immediate rush, according to a CSU press release...
  20. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Finally Available Some Places In Maryland

    Just days after the first medical marijuana dispensaries opened in Maryland, limited supplies and technical difficulties mean little of the product is actually available. The state has licensed just 10 of an expected 92 dispensaries, and of those only six have opened – none in the Baltimore...