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  1. Ron Strider

    Can Cannabis Help You Get In Shape

    Before Tyler Hurst sets out for his morning run, he slips on a pair of those shoes that fit each toe like a glove. Then he takes a few hits off a vape pen packed with Agent Orange, a particularly uplifting strain of cannabis. "The chemicals that are released in our brains when we run are the...
  2. Ron Strider

    Canada: Consider Options Before Deciding Who Produces Cannabis - U.S. Researcher

    A professor who has studied cannabis legalization for much of the last decade will be in Edmonton on Monday to speak at a research forum hosted by Alberta Health Services. Jonathan Caulkins is a professor of operations research and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh...
  3. Ron Strider

    AR: Man Who Lost Loved One To Breast Cancer Speaking Out About Medical Marijuana

    A man who lost someone he loved to breast cancer years ago is making his way around the county teaching people about the effects of medical marijuana. His destination today was Mulberry. He went for a seminar on cannabis as medicine. "I've been traveling the world for the last five years...
  4. Ron Strider

    A Former Blackrock Executive Is Raising One Of The Biggest Marijuana Funds Yet

    A private equity fund co-chaired by a former BlackRock Inc. executive is planning to raise $250 million to invest in marijuana businesses in places such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas and midtown Manhattan. MedMen Opportunity Fund II, which looks for companies that cultivate, manufacture and sell...
  5. Ron Strider

    CA: Cannabis Forum Debates San Francisco's Equity Program

    When adult-use becomes legal on Jan. 1, it won't be the beginning of marijuana sales in California. People have been running cannabis operations peacefully for years – but they might be the ones left out of its legalization. On Saturday, Oct. 21, the future of legalized cannabis was discussed...
  6. Ron Strider

    RI: Stolen Medical Marijuana Plants Recovered

    A medical marijuana patient's pilfered pot plants were recovered on Oct. 4, following the execution of a search warrant on Main Street in Richmond, near the town's police station. "The day after our last meeting on Oct. 3, we executed a search warrant on Main Street — not too far from the...
  7. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Legalization Is Around The Corner, Says Former Republican Party Chairman

    There's no better time than the present to discuss marijuana legalization according to Michael Steele, who helped shape national policy during his tenure as Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Steele recently told Civilized that the America is finally ready to take a critical look at...
  8. Ron Strider

    Medical Cannabis Bike Tour

    “You know what’s so special about the bike tour. The jacket. You can’t buy this jacket. The only way to get it is to earn it!...” We are at the top of a mountain in Austria in early October. The rain has been falling all day and the wind is up so that the raindrops fall almost vertically. The...
  9. Ron Strider

    MA: Cannabis Commission Set To Hire Director

    The chief medical marijuana regulator from Rhode Island, the head of a Massachusetts child advocacy organization and the Treasury's point person on pot met with the Cannabis Control Commission on Tuesday afternoon, each for an hour-long interview for the job of executive director. The...
  10. Ron Strider

    MA: Future Of Retail Marijuana In Braintree Remains Questionable

    State Rep. Mark Cusack was on hand to hear some strong opinions from town councilors about recreational pot, and its future in Braintree, when he presented the context of a new state law regulating the state's soon-to-be budding marijuana industry. "For Braintree to even think about bringing...
  11. Ron Strider

    Sessions Pressures Congress On Medical Marijuana Law

    The 85 words almost seemed an afterthought when Congress hurriedly crammed them into a massive budget bill late in the Obama administration, as if lawmakers wanted to acknowledge America's outlook on marijuana had changed, but not make a big deal of it. Almost three years later, a...
  12. Ron Strider

    Michigan Officials Prepare For Influx Of Medical Marijuana Applications

    Officials are expecting a rush Dec. 15 when Michigan begins offering applications to people who want to start a medical marijuana business and be part of what is expected to be a $700-million-a-year industry in the state. "We may have 50. We may have 1,500. We may have 5,000," Shelly...
  13. Ron Strider

    Malta: Cannabis Activists Seek End To 'Current Wild West System'

    A group of people from all walks of life have launched a legislative framework for the regularization of marijuana which would allow the government to "take control of the current wild west system". The ReLeaf manifesto was drawn after years of a failed national drug policy and the...
  14. Ron Strider

    AZ: Southwest Cannabis Conference And Expo Kicks Off In Phoenix

    Marijuana entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, educators and non-profits headed to the Phoenix Convention Center to learn more about the marijuana industry and what its future may look like. Many attendees and exhibitors at the third annual Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo have a positive...
  15. Ron Strider

    Canada: Don't Dispense Of Cannabis Dispensaries, Caution Researchers

    UBC researchers are cautioning policy makers not to alter a cannabis distribution system that–while not legal yet–works well. Associate professor Zach Walsh, who teaches psychology at UBC's Okanagan campus, and PhD candidate Rielle Capler, say store-front dispensaries–often under fire by law...
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    420 Magazine Seeking Volunteers For Gallery & Grow Forum Moderation

    Would you like to become part of our Team? 420 Magazine is looking for a couple passionate and dedicated members who would like to become part of our dynamic and dedicated team. We are in the business of bringing the message of Cannabis and Hemp awareness to the World, and you could be a part...
  17. Ron Strider

    29 States Have Legal Pot. Jeff Sessions Wants To Stamp It Out, And He's Close

    The 85 words almost seemed an afterthought when Congress hurriedly crammed them into a massive budget bill late in the Obama administration, as if lawmakers wanted to acknowledge America's outlook on marijuana had changed, but not make a big deal of it. Almost three years later, a...
  18. Ron Strider

    Cannabis Industry Struggles With Hiring People With Past Pot Convictions

    As the cannabis industry continues to grow, a debate is brewing over whether those with drug convictions should be allowed in the industry. Marijuana businesses are in a position of uncertainty amid U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' anti-drug rhetoric. Meanwhile, the fast-growing...
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    New and looking for medical tips!

    Hey there, new to indoor gardening but have been growing food outside for years. This is my first grow and isn't for personal use - I'm growing for a friend with ALS who has had success with "alternative" therapies and we're looking to throwing some MMJ into the regimen if/where appropriate. My...
  20. Ron Strider

    Georgia Lawmaker Re-Ups Plea For Cultivation Of Medical Marijuana

    The Georgia lawmaker who wrote the state's groundbreaking medical marijuana law has re-upped his call for the state to allow a limited form of cultivation and manufacturing, saying he wants to set a tone ahead of the upcoming legislative session. State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, is urging...
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