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High Times Set to Open Dispensaries in 2020

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High Times, the storied 45-year-old publication that advocates for the legalization of cannabis, is hanging out its shingle and getting into the actual pot business. “Now we’re not talking about touching the plant, per se. But the last stages before it reaches a consumer, so delivery, retail, and of course just continuing to connect consumers to the great cannabis brands that are out there,” said the company’s CEO, Stormy Simon, in an interview with Yahoo… Read More »High Times Set to Open Dispensaries in 2020

Study: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Makes People Have More Sex

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Legalizing medical marijuana appears to encourage people to have more sex, according to a recent study. “We find that [medical marijuana laws] cause an increase in sexual activity,” researchers from the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University concluded. That’s not the only related effect, however, as the study also determined that there’s a decrease in the use of contraceptives and an increase in the number of births following the enactment of medical cannabis policies.… Read More »Study: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Makes People Have More Sex

A Schoolteacher Veteran in Florida is Losing His Job for Treating His Combat PTSD with Medical Marijuana

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A Florida teacher is in a battle to save his job because he uses medical marijuana as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Michael Hickman is so highly regarded he was recently promoted to a dean at Belleview High School. But before his life as teacher, Hickman was a Marine who served in Desert Storm. Hickman’s attorney said his client suffers from PTSD and was “prescribed medical marijuana by a licensed physician according to the… Read More »A Schoolteacher Veteran in Florida is Losing His Job for Treating His Combat PTSD with Medical Marijuana

Carlos Guillermo Smith files House companion to legalize cannabis for adult-use

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Hours after Sen. Jeff Brandes filed an adult-use cannabis bill, a House Democrat filed his own. Story courtesy of Florida Politics and Janelle Irwin Taylor Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, an Orlando Democrat, filed his bill to legalize cannabis (HB 1389) late Monday. It’s nearly identical to Brandes’ bill (SB 1860.) Brandes is a Republican. Both bills would legalize cannabis for adults, regardless of medical status, to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis with up… Read More »Carlos Guillermo Smith files House companion to legalize cannabis for adult-use

New Bill Will Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana and Open Up Licensing for Small Business

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New bill would legalize adult-use marijuana, using current medical storefronts to make the sales. Sen. Jeff Brandes‘ bill (SB 1860) would allow adults, regardless of medical status, to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis flower or marijuana products with up to 2 grams of THC. The bill also establishes new licenses for cultivation, transportation, processing and retailing while allowing for wholesale transactions between growers and retailers – essentially establishing a horizontal marketplace. “For me… Read More »New Bill Will Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana and Open Up Licensing for Small Business

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