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California's Proposition 65 - Cannabis and Cancer Warnings

Cannabis Businesses Must Comply or Face High Fines Commercial cannabis in the state of California has a peculiar proposition hanging over it’s shoulder. In 1986, the voters of California passed proposition 65, also known as the Safe Water an... Read Full Article

Consumer Warning: Dextromethorphan, found in CBD vape pens

Vaping is often touted as being less harmful. But this is not always the case in the land of the unregulated cannabis industry, where a recent study showed cannabidiol (CBD) e-liquid products have some undetermined occurrence of adulterations with dr... Read Full Article

Understanding California's Proposition 64 - A detailed look at the nation's hottest cannabis market

With 331 pages of “proposed new regulations” (expected to be officially adopted by January 2019) and 120 pages of current “re-adopted regulations,” Prop 64 requires hours of focused reading in order to grasp the boundaries of ... Read Full Article

Cannabis for Seniors: Using Therapeutic Medical Marijuana to End Pain and Enjoy Life

You may have seen the latest statistics or heard that seniors are the fastest growing group of medical marijuana users. It’s true, and I can speak from first-hand experience: medical marijuana is good for seniors.   Photo credit:... Read Full Article

South Korea becomes first nation in East Asia to legalize medical cannabis

South Korea, in a bold move, voted to amend the Act on the Management of Narcotic Drugs illuminating the path to legal medical cannabis.  The conservative country is the first in the region with a medical cannabis program and one not many though... Read Full Article

Ibudtender Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving, From our Family to Yours!

  Happy Danksgiving! If you are a fan of cannabis, or even just a fan of legalizing cannabis, there are many things to appreciate this holiday season:   Weed is winning! Right now, there are 33 states that have enacted some for... Read Full Article

High Times 'Cannabis Cup' denied recreational cannabis event permit for 4/20

There have already been several cancelled cannabis events this year and it seems more will be coming if they are not abiding by the new state laws.  High Times, a company with a long history leading the counter-cultural movements regarding marij... Read Full Article

California's new adult use cannabis laws for 2018

2018 will be a big year for the adult use and medical cannabis industry, especially in California where prohibition has been fully overturned legally for the largest cannabis producing and consumption state.  It has been over 20 years ... Read Full Article

Cannabis events heating up

There are no shortages of cannabis themed events these days,  Every weekend there are popup seshes, local farmer's markets, competitions and festivals.  With so many, how do you choose which to attend?  We have compiled a list of u... Read Full Article

Cannabis finally legal in California

On November 9th at 12:00 am, Californians began to enjoy new protections from the failed 'war on drugs' with the passing of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, a statewide proposition that not only decriminalizes possession and us... Read Full Article

Mexico President Watching California Recreational Marijuana Vote

California made history in 1996 when it passed Prop 215 (The Compassionate Use Act) and became the first state to allow patients with a doctor's recommendation to use medical cannabis. In the twenty years since, residents of the state have create... Read Full Article

Washington State To Step Up Pesticide Testing For Cannabis

It's been nearly four years since Washington state residents voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in November 2012. Systems have been implemented to tax and regulate the different facets of the state's retail cannabis industry ... Read Full Article

San Francisco hospital is pushing for on-site cannabis consumption

 When it comes to medications administered to patients in a healthcare facility, you won't currently find any kind of cannabis-related medicine. But a doctor at Marin General Hospital in San Francisco is looking to change that. Dr. Larry Bed... Read Full Article

2016 is the year of cannabis... where does your state stand?

The 2016 year has seen an unprecedented number of states jumping in on the ever-growing cannabis law reform movement. This coming November, voters in a total of eight states will have the opportunity to vote on marijuana initiatives in both the recre... Read Full Article

Italy begins course toward cannabis legalization

In 2016, cannabis remains illegal in most places around the world. According to statistics, someone gets arrested for marijuana possession every minute in the United States alone. The American Civil Liberties Union estimates that excluding adjudicati... Read Full Article

Relax... cannabis use does not cause premature birth or low birth weight

  There has been quite a bit of talk about the use of cannabis by expecting mothers recently highlighting past study results which linked cannabis use to low birth weights and premature births.  A study has been published online in the&n... Read Full Article

Alaska hands out first recreational cannabis license

With a round of applause from those in attendance, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board met to hand out the state's first retail cannabis license to the owners of Frozen Budz in Fairbanks. Nick and Destiny Neade were awarded the license after t... Read Full Article

Democrats back pathway to marijuana legalization

Democrats are making the issue of marijuana legalization part of their party platform.  In an apparent nod and concession to Bernie Sander's unsuccessful but extremely popular bid for presidency, Democrats have narrowly passed an amendm... Read Full Article

Denver cannabis industry leader overturns car during Oakland shootout

Aaron Smith, executive director for the National Cannabis Industry Association was in Oakland, California on business last week when he found himself in the middle of a gunfight.  The Denver resident was driving a rented Kia sedan northboun... Read Full Article

Queensland father avoids jail

To save his daughter's life,, this Queensland father gave her medical cannabis oil... 30-year-old Adam Koessler from Brisbane, Australia has been given two years of probation for giving his sick daughter cannabis oil.  He explain... Read Full Article

Oaklahoma and Nebraska v Colorado will not be heard by SCOTUS

Oaklahoma and Nebraska sued Colorado over their recreational cannabis laws Today marks another landmark victory for the cannabis industry as the Supreme Court has voted not to take on Colorado status of legal recreational cannabis.  Over a ye... Read Full Article

A Canadian Man Pledges to Give Away a Million Pot Seeds for 'Victory Gardens'

A Pledge to Give Away a Million Pot Seeds in Canada Canadian cannabis activist Dana Larsen, was previously busy sending out copies of his Canadian cannabis history book along with grams of marijuana to all 184 Liberal Members of Parliament. He als... Read Full Article

Bern pharmacies gear up for pot pilot project

Bern pharmacies gear up for marijuana pilot project Medical marijuana may soon be available at pharmacies in the Swiss capitol city of Bern under a project by Bern University. On Monday, the city government announced the commission of the uni... Read Full Article

Cops charged with theft and vandalism after Santa Ana Dispensary Raid

Santa Ana cops charged with eating cookies, smashing cameras in pot-shop raid Three police officers from Santa Ana, California were charged yesterday for smashing surveillance equipment and eating marijuana edibles during the raid of the Sky High ... Read Full Article

Whose Local to the LocalSesh San Diego by Medicinal Mke

by Medicinal Michael Boris The Local Sesh San Diego is a legal cannabis industry event promoting safety in cannabis as well as de-stigmatizing the community. They are the biggest event San Diego has yet to see for medical cannabis and indeed the s... Read Full Article

Godfather of WWE to Receive NugLife Productions Advocate Cannabis Achievement Award

The Godfather Charles Wright (Bear) born in California May 16th 1961. Charles wrestled in the WWF/WWE from 1991-2002 and has 4 wonderful children and a beautiful wife. Charles is being honored at this years Las Vegas Hempfestival June 4th 2016 for h... Read Full Article

Montel Williams speaks out against marijuana legalization

In a startling realization, Montel Williams let the cannabis community know how he felt about the current status of legalization and its future.    

Hemp is coming to Hawaii!

Hawaiian lawmakers unanimously vote to legalize hemp production within the state of Hawaii.  Hemp Hemp Hooray!  

Multiple Wins for W Vapes

Multiple Wins for W Vapes “Best New Product” at Hempcon Dab Cup San Jose, Hempcon Cup Finals San Bernardino and “Best Concentrate” at The Green Games in San Diego Los Angeles, California, December 30, 2015: &nb... Read Full Article

Dozens of Santa Cruz growers raided by local renegade sheriffs department

Santa Cruz, Calif -- Santa Cruz county has been under attack this past weekend by the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs.  Dozens of raids were conducted with a 'blanket warrant' seizing 1000's of plants and medicine from outdoor grows.... Read Full Article

Colorado cannabis infused treats may receive makeover

  Colorado may soon be banning the term 'candy' from cannabis infused edibles, a continued push to keep the medicated treats out of the hands of the wrong people, namely children.  Distinct packaging is the goal as the new rules ... Read Full Article

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