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Newsletter #114

Gorilla Glue lawsuit You may know Gorilla Glue as your favorite hybrid marijuana strain. Your dad may know Gorilla Glue as a really strong adhesive. The company that produces the latter isn’t thrilled about sharing a name with a cannabis strain. The Gorilla Glue Company, maker of adhesive products, is suing GG Strains LLC, producer of pot. One thing is certain: cannabis is no longer an underground industry. Check out the lawsuit details here. Cards Against Humanity releases Weed Pack The company behind Cards Against Humanity recently released a “Weed Pack” addition, with all proceeds going toward the Marijuana Policy

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Newsletter #113

Cory Booker’s new legalization bill Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey has introduced the Marijuana Justice Act, a bill that would both legalize cannabis and seek racial justice for those most impacted by its prohibition. The Marijuana Justice Act would remove marijuana entirely from the list of controlled substances. The bill would also cut federal funding for states where people of color and low-income individuals are disproportionately targeted by law enforcement. Learn more about this bill here. Ann Coulter hates weed Conservative columnist Ann Coulter made a whole lot of absurd claims about marijuana during a debate at the non-partisan political

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Newsletter #112

Marijuana activists take on Sessions and the DEA A crew of cannabis advocates filed a federal lawsuit on Monday that challenges the constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act’s section on marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Drug Enforcement Administration acting head Chuck Rosenberg were named as defendants. The plaintiffs- who include two children using medical cannabis, a former NFL player, a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder and a marijuana activism nonprofit- claim that the CSA’s classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance is so absurd that it’s unconstitutional. Reminder: Schedule I classification is reserved for the most dangerous drugs. Heroin is on this list.

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Newsletter #111

Less dispensaries, more crime A new study shows that closing medical marijuana dispensaries causes an increase in the crime rates of those neighborhoods. According to the data, the closures of medical cannabis dispensaries were linked to an increase in theft, car break-ins and other offenses in the areas surrounding the establishments. The researchers found that the foot traffic associated with dispensaries contributes to safer neighborhoods. Learn more about the research here. The Feds are investigating Colorado cannabis Officials from the Drug Enforcement Agency and the White House have been meeting with Colorado Springs residents, including the mayor and the police chief, to discuss Colorado’s

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Newsletter #110

Nevada pot shops can finally restock Recreational marijuana sales began in Nevada on July 1st, and pot products have been flying off the shelves. While this may seem like good news for dispensaries, they’ve been stressed about restocking. This is because for the first 18 months of legal cannabis sales, alcohol distributors have exclusive rights to transport the state’s weed- and most haven’t been interested. This component of the new marijuana law was intended to soothe the booze industry’s concerns that legal pot would mean less alcohol sales. However, this compromise became a problem when the state said “pass” to the few distributors

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Newsletter #109

Print your own edibles 3D printing is trendy, and so are unique marijuana edibles. Combine the two, and you get Potent Rope. Potent Rope is an edible cannabis filament for use in a 3D printer. In a nutshell, an edible thermoplastic is combined with marijuana extract, creating a filament ready for 3D printing. Want a custom-created edible in the shape of a spaceship? Here you go. Marijuana effective at treating migraines The results of a new study show that medical cannabis may be more effective at treating migraines than the prescription drugs currently in use. A THC-CBD combination was shown to

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