Legal Marijuana Is Almost Here. If Only Pot Farmers Were on Board.

LAYTONVILLE, Calif. — From the sky they look like citrus groves, neat rows of lush emerald-colored plants set amid the hills of Northern California. But as a police reconnaissance helicopter banked for a closer look on a recent afternoon, the pungent smell of marijuana plants filled the cabin, wafting up from 800 feet below. “That’s […]

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Marijuana (cannabis): Facts, effects, and hazards

What is marijuana? Marijuana comes from the Cannabis sativa plant. Marijuana is derived from the dried flowering tops, leaves, stems, and seeds of the Cannabis sativa (hemp) plant. Cannabis has been used for hundreds of years by humans for fiber (hemp), seed oils, seed, medical treatment, and recreationally. THC acts on specific brain cell receptors […]

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Ready or Not, Recreational Marijuana Use Is Coming to Canada

TIVERTON, Ontario — Behind a forbidding high-security fence topped with razor wire, Supreme Pharmaceuticals is busy preparing for the legal marijuana trade, with workers expanding a greenhouse complex where the lucrative crop grows. But while Supreme looks like it will be ready for the day when prohibition ends, Canada’s governments still have a lot of […]

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