Marijuana smoking lounge opens in Kalamazoo – one of Michigan’s first

Growing, buying and smoking cannabis legally inside a Michigan business was an alien concept during marijuana’s decades of prohibition. But it’s happening today in Kalamazoo, and everyone 21 and older is welcome. A cannabis consumption lounge has opened in Kalamazoo — only the third in Michigan to open. The business is called Only Alien Cannabis Co., which …

Amsterdam to ban cannabis in its red light district

It will soon be illegal to smoke cannabis in Amsterdam’s red light district. The new regulations unveiled in the Dutch capital will come into effect from mid-May. It is hoped the measures will make living in the city more hospitable to residents who have long bemoaned tourists’ anti-social behaviour. As well as banning use of cannabis on the street – …

What is a Jamaican Steam Chalice and Why Should You Try Smoking Weed Out of One?

Although smoking marijuana is widespread throughout the world, Jamaica has one of the most profoundly rooted cannabis cultures. The Rastafari, a 20th-century movement that reveres marijuana as a sacred plant, originated in Jamaica. They believe that smoking marijuana fosters calm, love, and depths of reflection and medication that can serve as a gateway to the …

DEA plans to move to reschedule marijuana as a lower-risk drug

The Biden administration will move Tuesday to reclassify marijuana as a lower-risk substance, a person familiar with the plans told CNN, a historic move that acknowledges the medical benefits of the long-criminalized drug and carries broad implications for cannabis-related research and the industry at large. The US Drug Enforcement Administration is expected to recommend that marijuana be rescheduled …

420 travel: U.S. cities with the highest number of weed-friendly stays

U.S. cities that blazed the marijuana legalization trail now have a high concentration of 420-friendly vacation rentals, a new study by Upgraded Points shows. Why it matters: Cannabis-cations are one piece of the growing multi-billion dollar weed economy. The big picture: Unsurprisingly, three Colorado cities — Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs — are among those with the highest concentration of …

This Will Be The ‘Last 4/20 Celebration’ With Marijuana Still In Schedule I, Congressman Says, While Predicting House Action On Cannabis Banking Bill

This Saturday will be the “last 4/20 celebration that cannabis will be on Schedule I,” a Democratic congressman predicts, adding that he’s “quite confident” the GOP House will take up a bipartisan cannabis banking bill if lawmakers “break this loose in the Senate.” Rep. Earl Blumenauer, founding co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, spoke to reporters …

Where cannabis and medical marijuana are legal this 4/20

Marijuana’s informal 4/20 holiday is picking up steam with recreational pot legal for nearly half of the nation. Why it matters: More changes are rolling out and others are under consideration in states across the country as support for legalizing weed grows. Roughly 9 out of 10 Americans said marijuana should be legal for medical or recreational use, according to a January Pew Research Center …

Recreational cannabis use may lower your risk of cognitive decline, study says

When you light up or down an edible, you may be lowering your risk of cognitive decline, according to a new study comparing recreational cannabis users to nonusers. As marijuana isn’t without its health harms, these findings came as a surprise even to the scientists behind the study. Researchers at the State University of New York …

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