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The state’s former top homeland security advisor is now in charge of safeguarding weed. The New York Daily News reports that Michael Balboni, who served both Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson, has been “hired as a security consultant for pot grower Empire State Compassionate Care.” The organization hopes to be one of the five entities […]

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Between December and January, five banners demonizing Mayor Bill de Blasio flew through New York City’s skies while cops were turning their backs to him during the Eric Garner protests. On January 16, three days after the fifth and craziest banner flew (“DE BLASIO GET OFF THE POT. RESIGN. WE ❤ NYPD“), ANIMAL decided it […]

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According to common sense and Charas Scientific, a lab that’s certified to test Colorado’s weed for potency and contaminants, new cannabis strains are much stronger than pot in the 1980s, an era when baby boomers bragged about crappy brands like Acapulco Gold. For this latest media cycle, Andy LaFrate, the founder/president of Charas Scientific and […]

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On Tuesday, senators from both sides of the aisle introduced a groundbreaking bill that would federally legalize medical weed. The bill, presented by Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Rand Paul (R-KY), would reclassify weed from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II; allow doctors of the Department of Veterans Affairs to […]

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On Friday, millions of Hindus across the world observed Holi, the Indian festival of spring. It’s the sort of party that even the non-religious can appreciate; the focus is on fun, and when done right, people flock to the streets to dump water on each other, throw colorful powder and get high. Holi is one […]

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A tragic scene unfolded at the family-owned Dell’s Maraschino Cherries company on Tuesday. The New York Daily News reports that owner Arthur Mondella, 57, shot and killed himself after police officers questioned him about a weed smell in the factory. They later found the pot, according to sources. Investigators had a search warrant to enter […]

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When it was first reported that a doctor bought marijuana.nyc domain name for more than $60,000, one news outlet wondered if he was high. Transfixed by Dr. Bruce Pinker, a podiatrist in White Plains, Crains followed-up to see why he did it. His answer: “It’s an investment.” “When you look at how the state of […]

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Another banner with a pro-NYPD/anti-de Blasio message flew over the city on Tuesday, but this one was a little more specifically personal than the previous notes. It read, “DE BLASIO GET OFF THE POT. RESIGN. WE ❤ NYPD.” According the Daily News the sky high message is a reference to de Blasio’s college days when he enjoyed partaking in […]

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), an influential federal agency with a billion dollar budget that conducts studies and helps shape public policy, has officially changed its stance on the benefits of medical cannabis. On the agency’s “DrugFacts: Is Marijuana Medicine?” webpage, it reads: Revised December 2014 The marijuana plant contains several chemicals that […]

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Despite the fact that recreational and medical weed use is legal in Colorado, it is not currently legal to have a concealed weapon license in the state if you are a pot user. Now, an activist group is trying to change that. The “Colorado Campaign for Equal Gun Rights” is attempting to get a measure on […]

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