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Posted: 2020-09-04 13:00:00
Unite Norman has reportedly collected enough signatures to force a recall for mayor in the city of Norman, though it has apparently fallen short of the number required to possibly oust...
Posted: 2020-09-03 13:00:00
ARIES (March 21-April 19): "A new idea is rarely born like Venus attended by graces.…
Posted: 2020-09-02 15:19:34
In the wake of the George Floyd protests, Oklahoma City confronts its own history with violence and moves to make changes. While the protests in the aftermath...
Posted: 2020-09-01 13:00:00
Chicken-Fried News: Highly. Communicable.
While the country is in the midst of a pandemic raging uncontrolled and ungoverned by anything resembling a sane, unified public health policy from leadership, much less a sane, unified...
Posted: 2020-08-31 14:00:00
New York Times crossword September 6
Alternative Cinema [pdf-1] Answer guide for Aug. 16 puzzle:…
Posted: 2020-08-28 13:00:00
Classen facelift
Classen Boulevard’s historic hangouts emerge from the pandemic lockdown with new improvements. Three of Classen Boulevard’s most historic clubs are getting...
Posted: 2020-08-27 13:00:00
Petitions update
Oklahoma’s cannabis petitions found delays with the COVID-19 pandemic and faced further hurdles in the form of challenges. Before COVID-19 hit Oklahoma and...
Posted: 2020-08-26 18:00:00
Up-Down Games
A new arcade bar makes its home in 16th Street Plaza District. Starting with one humble location in Des Moines, Iowa, and then methodically expanding to Kansas...
Posted: 2020-08-24 13:00:00
OKG Lifestyle: Lindsay Harkness
EAT Sala Thai (Extra sauce with the spring rolls please!) …
Posted: 2020-08-21 13:00:00
Letters to the editor 8/12/2020
Scientifically illiterate As a zoologist and science educator, it is clear to me that at least half our citizenry is woefully scientifically illiterate.…

Posted: 2020-09-03 16:23:39
A team of Polish researchers found that hemp-derived cannabis extracts can protect bees from the dangers of nicotine-based pesticides and help them live longer.
Posted: 2020-09-03 14:48:53
Support for a decriminalization bill has risen nine points among constituents in the nation’s capital since the last poll was taken in April.
Posted: 2020-09-02 16:54:47
Gov. Pete Ricketts has resorted to lies, myths, and misinformation in a last-minute effort to convince his constituents not to legalize medical marijuana.
Posted: 2020-09-02 04:51:03
Get High and Stay Fly: Here Are the Freshest Ways to Consume Cannabis in 2020
The legalization movement hasn't just spawned a massive industry and increased access to the plant, it's also sparked a tech boom that's transformed the way we consume weed — and that's what...
Posted: 2020-09-02 04:24:31
President Jimmy Carter Confirms Son and Willie Nelson Smoked Weed on the White House Roof
Former Prez. Jimmy Carter confirms that his son Chip and Willie Nelson definitely smoked weed together on the White House roof in a new documentary that chronicles friendships with Willie, Bob...
Posted: 2020-09-01 19:30:34
Pot 101: How Many Ounces Are in a Pound of Weed?
A handy guide to grams, ounces, eighths, quarters, and all the other measurements that make up a pound of pot — and what you need to know about them.
Posted: 2020-09-01 15:50:06
Congress Will Vote on Historic Cannabis Legalization Bill at the End of This Month
Advocates are optimistic that the House will pass this historic bill, but it seems far less likely that the Republican-dominated Senate or the president will back cannabis reform.
Posted: 2020-09-01 14:46:08
European Island Nation of Malta Is Experiencing a Massive Weed Drought Due to Pandemic
The South European country has endured cannabis shortages before, but the 2020 pandemic has left both medical suppliers and illicit dealers flush out of product.
Posted: 2020-08-31 17:44:32
University of South Carolina Releases 3 Studies Showing THC May Effectively Treat COVID
Research out of South Carolina shows that the cannabis compound that gets you high can stave-off Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), a deadly effect of the coronavirus.
Posted: 2020-08-31 16:53:56
Microdosing LSD Can Significantly Reduce Acute Pain, New Study Finds
Researchers found that a sub-perceptual microdose of LSD can reduce the feeling of acute pain as effectively as oxycodone or morphine.

Posted: 2020-09-04 17:28:38
There have been many dedicated activists who have contributed significantly to our efforts to end marijuana prohibition over the last five decades. I want to focus this week on a couple of the...
Posted: 2020-09-03 14:20:38
"Just as the majority of those who consume alcohol prefer relatively low potency beer or wine over hard liquor, most adult-use cannabis consumers gravitate toward herbal cannabis preparations...
Posted: 2020-09-02 15:49:17
The increase in seniors' self-reported use of cannabis coincides with rising public support for marijuana legalization among older Americans. The post Marijuana Use Growing in Popularity Among...
Posted: 2020-09-01 19:12:18
Opinion: 21st Century John Locke Would Fight for Marijuana Legalization
From a present-day Lockean perspective, the responsible use of marijuana by adults in private would no doubt qualify as an activity that the government should not infringe upon. The post Opinion:...
Posted: 2020-08-31 18:16:49
Adult-Use Retail Cannabis Sales Continue to Set Records
"The dramatic rise in retail marijuana sales is likely not so much a reflection of increased consumer demand, but of consumers shifting from the illicit market to the above-ground legal marketplace." The...
Posted: 2020-08-28 20:40:12
Lawmakers Prepare for Historic House Floor Vote on the MORE Act
House lawmakers are preparing for a September floor vote on legislation – The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act a/k/a The MORE Act -- to remove marijuana from the federal...
Posted: 2020-08-28 16:39:46
A Founder Looks at 50: Reflecting Upon My Times with Woody Harrelson
He clearly enjoyed smoking good weed and hanging out with stoners, and up-close, Woody is a genuinely nice individual. The post A Founder Looks at 50: Reflecting Upon My Times with Woody Harrelson...
Posted: 2020-08-28 01:40:38
Nebraska Medical Marijuana Initiative Qualifies for November 2020 Ballot
Nebraska voters will decide this November on a statewide ballot measure seeking to legalize and regulate medical marijuana access in the state. The post Nebraska Medical Marijuana Initiative...
Posted: 2020-08-27 19:20:58
Study: Medical Cannabis Use by Seniors Associated with Improved Quality of Life
Investigators reported a “strong positive association” between subjects’ frequency of cannabis use and self-reported improvements in pain, health-care utilization, and overall health-related...
Posted: 2020-08-26 19:46:47
Study: Adult-Use Legalization Markets Not Tied to Vaping-Related Lung Illness
"The five earliest states to legalize recreational marijuana -- Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington -- all had less than one EVALI case per 100,000 residents." The post Study:...

Posted: 2020-09-06 15:00:19
(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the September issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) In the coronavirus era, both mainstream and cannabis companies have been forced to...
Posted: 2020-09-05 14:00:45
The MORE Act, which would deschedule cannabis and thereby legalize it federally in the U.S., is scheduled to be considered by the full U.S. House of Representatives the week of Sept. 21. Week...
Posted: 2020-09-04 19:11:08
Applicants for retail cannabis licenses in Illinois will be awarded in a lottery later this month, after all 17 regions saw only about 20 companies given perfect scores on their applications...
Posted: 2020-09-04 18:43:42
Pennsylvania GOP leader tosses cold water on marijuana legalization plan
One of Pennsylvania’s top-ranking Republicans said lawmakers likely won’t legalize recreational marijuana this fall, despite Gov. Tom Wolf’s pleas. “Like with any issue, a bill would...
Posted: 2020-09-04 17:40:07
Nevada judge rules cannabis licensing process can proceed
A Nevada judge ruled the state’s marijuana licensing process can resume, with some new retail marijuana stores allowed to open. The decision, issued Thursday, also means some applications...
Posted: 2020-09-04 15:28:52
Quebec cannabis stores post quarterly profit as sales grow
Quebec’s monopoly cannabis retailer Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) has posted a net profit of 9.7 million Canadian dollars ($7.4 million) for the quarter ended June 20, on quarterly...
Posted: 2020-09-04 13:00:47
Red tape hampers Peru’s medical cannabis market, but new products expected soon
Medical marijuana companies seeking to serve patients in Peru have been stymied by government red tape, but that appears to be slowly changing with a handful of products poised to begin trickling...
Posted: 2020-09-04 10:30:19
Cannabis companies secure fresh funding deals as investors wade back into capital markets
Marijuana businesses have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in recent months, a trend that is expected to continue as an investment dry spell that began late last year appears to be easing....
Posted: 2020-09-03 21:11:15
Massachusetts credit union partners with marijuana payment processor
The GFA Federal Credit Union, which said in 2018 that it would serve Massachusetts marijuana companies, announced a new partnership this week with cannabis payment processor Hypur to bring digital...
Posted: 2020-09-03 19:30:06
Canopy confirms layoffs at Niagara-on-the-Lake cannabis facility
Cannabis producer Canopy Growth has implemented more layoffs, this time at its operation in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the company confirmed. “Canopy Growth did conduct a number of layoffs...

Posted: 2020-09-06 15:25:45
The Democratic vice presidential nominee said a "credible source" would have to sign off on the vaccine before she would get it.
Posted: 2020-09-06 12:00:16
It’s time to put to rest the myth that abortion hurts women.
Posted: 2020-09-06 10:00:14
How Donald Trump killed the Republican Party with racism and the rest of us with coronavirus.
Posted: 2020-09-05 03:48:04
U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Projected To More Than Double By January
Deaths from COVID-19 could be reduced by 30% if more Americans wore face masks, but mask-wearing is declining,
Posted: 2020-09-05 03:19:33
Biden Confirms Receiving Coronavirus Test, Says He'll Be Tested Regularly
The former vice president said he will get tested for COVID-19 "on a regular basis,” while on the campaign trail.
Posted: 2020-09-04 19:10:36
LGBTQ Americans Bearing Brunt Of COVID-19 Economic Crash, Survey Finds
A Human Rights Campaign report shows gay and transgender people are 30% more likely than their heterosexual cohorts to have lost jobs since May.
Posted: 2020-09-04 16:31:24
Trump Scorns Biden For The Way He Wears Mask: 'This Guy’s Got Some Big Issues'
At a Pennsylvania campaign rally, the president mocked his Democratic rival for using a face covering for "a feeling of security."
Posted: 2020-09-04 13:55:10
College Professor Dies Teaching Online Class After Weekslong Battle With COVID-19
Paola De Simone, 46, reportedly died during a virtual Zoom lecture for the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aires.
Posted: 2020-09-04 08:16:47
Chris Hayes On Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Failings: 'Global Embarrassment'
"In the United States, our leadership failed. Donald Trump failed," said the MSNBC host.
Posted: 2020-09-04 03:30:11
Fauci Warns 7 States To Take Extra Holiday Precautions Against COVID-19 Surge
“You want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem," says Fauci as antsy Americans plan for Labor Day weekend.