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Tainted synthetic pot eyed as cause of another Illinois death as store owner accused of selling substance held without bail

CHICAGO — As a Chicago convenience store owner accused of selling tainted synthetic pot was ordered to be held without bond Friday, authorities were investigating the possibility that a third death could be tied to an outbreak that has now sickened nearly 100 people in Illinois and continues to worsen. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office…

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I was a prosecutor. Let’s consider how D.C. and Vermont tackled legalizing weed | Opinion

By Ben Barlyn Only several months ago, full-scale legalization of marijuana in New Jersey seemed like a foregone conclusion. Gov. Phil Murphy won handily over his opponent in no small part because of his enthusiastic support for recreational marijuana. Diverse news outlets pumped out story after breathless story envisioning a New Jersey awash with easily accessible,…

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Israel’s Global Cannabis Dominance Will Help the U.S.

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How California Will Change The Landscape Of The Weed Industry

Although the cannabis industry continues to expand rapidly, marijuana in the United States is still federally illegal, and that creates a number of unique challenges for cannabis business owners. Despite this, now that California has entered the game, cannabis companies have what it takes to revolutionize the industry in the U.S. California launched its recreational marijuana…

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Jeff Sessions’ crusade against marijuana hurts the most vulnerable — I would know, I’m one of them.

By Garett Roush If Attorney General Jeff Sessions had his way, I would once again be at risk of constant seizures. The former U.S. Senator from Alabama and now the nation’s top cop has started a crusade against states that have allowed access to cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use. As an epileptic, medicinal marijuana…

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‘It is permissible to smoke medical marijuana on Shabbat’

It is permissible to use medical cannabis on Shabbat, according to Rabbi Avraham Reznikov, the Rabbi of the Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv, in an article published by Machon Tzomet. The cannabis plant, Sativa, from which the cannabis drug is produced, is also known as marijuana and hashish, and Israeli law prohibits its consumption, cultivation,…

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