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Stoner Zodiac

The 420 Times | Posted 04.17.2015 | Los Angeles
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Even those who scoff at it can rarely resist reading astrology columns to meet their inner selves; get life advice; see hints about the future. The stars, say believers, tell us who we are. Stoner Astrology tells us who we are in our cannabis state of mind.

Feds Say Pot is Illegal, but Using Pesticide on it is Not?

The 420 Times | Posted 03.19.2015 | Los Angeles
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A new study raises concerns about state and federal laws regarding harmful pesticide use in the production of marijuana.

Woman Unknowingly Drives Pounds of Pot Around in Van for Several Years

The 420 Times | Posted 04.01.2015 | Weird News
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They weren't rolling doobies down by the river, but Melodie Peil and her family were using their gently used 1990 Chevy van to roll around town when they discovered a stowaway that had been bumming a ride with them for about the last 15 years, 13 and a half pounds of marijuana packaged for transport.

Weed App Companies Want Apple to Change App Store Policies

The 420 Times | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology
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It seems that tech companies which develop marijuana-related apps are having difficulties obtaining authorization from Apple in order to release their creation to consumers via their App Store.

NCAA to Change its Ways on Pot Testing

The 420 Times | Posted 03.23.2015 | Sports
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After two players for the championship-losing University of Oregon football team were suspended ahead of that game for allegedly turning up positive for marijuana, the NCAA announced recently that it will reexamine its drug testing policies.

Weed-Powered Theater Comes to Youtube

The 420 Times | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green
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Unfortunately, we still live in an age when a series about a movie theater that starts selling marijuana alongside popcorn is too taboo for television. Fortunately we live in an era when the definition of television is rapidly evolving.

Pot Doesn't Even Rank in U.S. Poisonings, But Pills Do

The 420 Times | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
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Marijuana, that scourge of America, didn't even earn a mention in the National Poison Control Center's new research paper on poisonings in the United States.

The 'Uber for Weed' Delivery App Is Cut Off in L.A.

The 420 Times | Posted 03.02.2015 | Los Angeles
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A marijuana delivery app that's been described as the "Uber for weed" was officially cut off from doing business in L.A. Local Judge Robert H. O'Brien issued a preliminary injunction against Nestdrop after the L.A. City Attorney's Office targeted it for civil action.

Tennessee's Governor Signs CBD-Only Bill Into Law

The 420 Times | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
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Don't expect there to be a marijuana-related competition scheduled anytime soon, but Tennessee's governor did officially sign legislation into law that will permit a four-year study on the benefits of the medicinally-beneficial cannabinoid Cannabidiol.

Medical Marijuana Bill Advances in New York

The 420 Times | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
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Senator Brad Hoylman, who voted in favor of the legislation, claims that the bill in question "is really about a simple concept, which is to alleviate suffering."

Feds Finally Release Kentucky's Hemp Seed Shipment

The 420 Times | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
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"This is a historic day," Commissioner Comer declared. "We've done something that no one thought we could do a year-and-a-half ago. We legalized industrial hemp and we've proven that it's an agricultural crop and not a drug."

Medical Marijuana Bill Faces First Hurdle in New York's Senate

The 420 Times | Posted 07.22.2014 | New York
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Legislation that would legalize marijuana for medical dedications in New York is facing its first obstacle in the Senate's health committee today. Th...

Is Synthetic Cannabinoid Use Gaining Popularity Among Military Personnel?

The 420 Times | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
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According to a soon-to-be-published study conducted at the University of Washington, synthetic cannabinoids are the new drug of choice among military personnel looking for a buzz and attempting to evade regular tox-screenings.

Florida Wants Not Only Medical Marijuana but Legal Cannabis Too

The 420 Times | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
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Florida's medical marijuana measure, if approved, could make it the first southern state in America to go green, so to speak.

Kentucky Purchased Hemp Seed From Italy

The 420 Times | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
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A shipment containing 250 pounds of hemp seed destined for The Bluegrass State has successfully traversed the U.S. Customs in Chi-town, but officials in Louisville have so far refused to release the seeds due to federal law and sheer ignorance.

Ohio Rights Group Feels Good About Signature Gathering Efforts

The 420 Times | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
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Campaigners for legalizing marijuana for medical dedications in Ohio believe they've successfully gathered more than enough signatures that are required in order to have their measure placed on November's ballot.

Cannabidiol Bill Awaits Governor's Signature in Florida

The 420 Times | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
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Lawmakers from both the state's House of Representatives and Senate chambers agreed to pass legislation that will allow restricted access to marijuana with high percentages of Cannabidiol (CBD) in order to treat unremitting epileptic seizures and a few other debilitating disorders.

Marijuana DUI Law Killed in California Legislature

The 420 Times | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
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A law that would have meant a DUI conviction if you had trace amounts of THC in your blood failed in the state legislature last week. Better luck next time.

Governor Signs Hemp Bill Into Law in The Aloha State

The 420 Times | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
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Representative Cynthia Thielen believes that ultimately legalizing industrial hemp for mass production would help her state's economy and offer numerous job opportunities for residents.

Florida's Senate Passes Restricted Medical Marijuana Strain Legislation

The 420 Times | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
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Florida's House of Representatives hasn't committed to hear the bill as of yet, but Senator Rob Bradley has said that he was certain that the legislation would indeed be heard and possibly modified, then sent back to the Senate chambers.

Former Supreme Court Justice Claims Marijuana Should Be Legalized

The 420 Times | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
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Last week, during an interview with NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said that he believes our beloved federal government should legalize marijuana.

Marijuana Legalization Could Cut Violent Crime

The 420 Times | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
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Despite police fears that legal marijuana businesses attract crime, including under-the-table drug dealing, weapons violations and robberies, a new study says the opposite might be the case.

Two Local Governments in Nevada Will Allow Medical Marijuana Businesses

The 420 Times | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
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The state's Legislature passed a bill in 2013 allowing for a network of cultivation services, testing labs and dispensaries in order to establish a legal system of distributing medical marijuana to qualifying patients in need of safe access.

One Legalization Initiative Is Left in California

The 420 Times | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
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After a lot of fuss about California's attempts to legalize recreational marijuana, efforts to get on the 2014 ballot are winding down.

U.S. Attorney General Endorses Reduced Sentences for Drug Crimes

The 420 Times | Posted 05.17.2014 | Crime
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On Thursday, United States Attorney General Eric Holder appeared in front of the United States Sentencing Commission to endorse a proposal that would reduce prison sentences for people convicted of dealing drugs.