14 Jul 2015

The World’s Largest Medical Marijuana Dispensary vs. One Rogue Prosecutor

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Justin Monticello, Reason.com Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California, is the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the world, serving nearly 200,000 patients and distributing $25 million in cannabis per year. It does so out in the open, under the auspices of California law and Oakland’s regulatory regime. Federal prosecutors, however, maintain an unfriendly stance on state-legal...
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14 Jul 2015

High Times Cannabis Cup organizers say they can’t find suitable Portland venue

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Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian As soon as Oregon voters said yes to marijuana legalization last year, High Times announced it would host a Cannabis Cup in Portland. But those plans have hit a snag, prompting the publication to delay the event until September, said publisher Mary McEvoy. The issue: the Oregon Liquor Control Commission won’t...
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20 May 2015

4 of 22 Retail Cannabis Outlets Caught Serving Minors

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Hey cannabis retail outlets, the Washington Liquor Control Board is coming to make a purchase, and you’d better check ID. The LCB, soon to be the WA Liquor and Cannabis Control Board, recently sent young proxy agents into 22 licensed cannabis retail stores. 18 stores performed well, checking ID to make sure the purchaser was...
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27 Mar 2015

SCI is headed to Jamaica!

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The Science of Cannabis Institute is headed to Jamaica on a collaborative project with the Island Nation we are honored to have been included in. Our team will head down to Jamaica next week with a film crew for several days. Keep an eye on those Blue Mountains. Lots more information to come. Stay Tuned!
26 Mar 2015

“Marijuana is stronger than it used to be”, but we already knew that

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CBS NEWS This is not your parents’ pot. Today’s marijuana is more potent by far than the weed sold a generation ago, according to new data being presented Monday at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The research comes from Charas Scientific, one of a handful of labs certified to test the...
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12 Mar 2015

Medical marijuana bill introduced in the Senate

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By Stephanie Condon,  CBS News Declaring the federal prohibition against medical marijuana out of step with science, a trio of bipartisan senators on Tuesday introduced a bill to make the drug more accessible nationwide for medical purposes. “Enough is enough,” Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, said, arguing that the federal ban against any medical use...
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5 Mar 2015

SCI announces next associate course offering

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The Science of Cannabis Institute will offer its next associate level course on Sunday, March 29th from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. The associate course is designed as an introduction and deeper look at cannabis and a great place to start for those seeking to enter the job market. We will...
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