Boulder Weekly, 22 Jan 2015 – I ran across several stories about Bethenny Frankel, a reality show personality, who, after apparently being spotted coming out of an Aspen dispensary and tweeting her delight at the experience, is rumored to be wanting to cash in on the cannabis business. Frankel developed the Skinnygirl ready-to-drink cocktail line, and "insiders" say she wants to sell a special strain that would not induce the munchies. This is hardly news. Google "munchies and pot" and you’ll find recommendations for strains that don’t necessarily force the unsuspecting into wolfing an entire giant bag of jalapeno potato chips in 15 minutes. Recent studies are indicating that cannabis opens olfactory receptors, which then helps activate appetite. But really, "the munchies" concept seems little more than a marketing device, developed and perfected from the 1970s, when pot was highly illegal yet flourishing and depicted in a long parade of stoner movies and advertising, from Cheech and Chong and Animal House to Jeff Spicola in Fast Times at Ridgemont High up through Seth Rogen’s Pineapple Express.
December 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Drug Reform Progressed in 2014, Everywhere Except HereSF WeeklyMarijuana arrests dipped below that threshold for the first time since the Clinton years; in 2014, some 693,000 people were busted for pot. Great. Not so great: Almost half of the arrests were for simple possession, according to the FBI. In California …and more »
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Tucson Weekly, 26 Dec 2014 – MAPS receives $2 million grant from Colorado for Study of Medical Marijuana for PTSD Last week, fired UA researcher Sue Sisley learned that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment awarded the psychiatrist $2 million to her sponsor, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), for their marijuana study for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in 76 U.S. veterans.
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LA WeeklyConcentrates Protected Under Medical Marijuana Law, California Court RulesThe Daily ChronicThe ruling stemmed from the case of medical marijuana patient Sean Patrick Mulcrevy, who was charged in 2013 with unlawful possession of concentrated cannabis, a misdemeanor, causing him to violate his probation because of a failure “to obey all laws.”.Court Rules That THC Wax, Honey Oil Qualify as Medical MarijuanaLA WeeklyIt's High TimeNorth Bay BohemianMedical Marijuana UpdateDrug War ChronicleThe Weed Blog (blog) -PR Web (press release)all 10 news articles »
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Need another reason to avoid heroin (other than the fact that it’s fucking heroin?) Orange County, California Health Care Agency officials say three people have been hospitalized over the past m…