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When the Stigma of Cannabis Use Becomes Dangerous

How long before we realize that cannabis use does not a) correlate with violence, or b) justify or deserve the punishment of death?

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States with Legal Medical Cannabis Have Seen a 25% Decrease in Prescription Painkiller Overdose Deaths

A study that was published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that medical marijuana states have seen a reduction in deaths from prescription painkiller overdose by an astounding 25%.

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Happy Independence Day, Uruguay!

Happy Independence Day, Uruguay!

Today is Uruguay's Independence Day, or Día de la Independencia. The South American country has most recently become the first country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis.

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Guess What Product Cannabis-Friendly Colorado Buys the Most on eBay?

Online retailer/auction item site eBay recently culled through their data to determine which product each state purchases the most and created an infographic that highlights its findings.

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Is the NFL Changing its Policy on Cannabis?

Is the NFL Changing its Policy on Cannabis?

ESPN reported that a source has indicated the NFL plans to "significantly increase the threshold for a positive marijuana test and reduce the punishments for violations involving that drug."

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Academy Award Vaporizers and Marijuana Magicians: The Leafly Weekly News Roundup

Time's moving too fast these days, I tells ya, which is why I urge you to take a breather and catch up on this rundown of cannabis news and updates from the past week.

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New Strains Alert: Atmosphere, The Black, Blue Dot, OG #18, and Watermelon

Atmosphere, The Black, Blue Dot, OG #18, and Watermelon are our new strains added to the Leafly Explorer this week. Leave a review if you've tried any of these newcomers!

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10 Legal Things Other Than "Marijuana Cookies" That Can Also Lead to Date Rape

If the argument for keeping medical cannabis illegal is "Edibles can lead to date rape," these 10 perfectly legal things should be banned because they can also heavily impair someone.

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Why Hasn't Canada Allowed Edibles or Waxes and Other Concentrates?

It is federally illegal in Canada to use, possess or sell any form of cannabis (even from a licensed producer to a medical patient) other than “dried marijuana,” but why?

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Congratulations to the Winners of the Leafly Herbalizer Contest!

Last week, to kick off Seattle Hempfest, we partnered with Herbalizer to bring you an opportunity to win your very own state-of-the-art Herbalizer vaporizer. Here are the winners!

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Doctors and Universities, It's Your Turn to Start Thinking About Medical Marijuana Differently

It's time for not just physicians and universities, but everyone in general, to open their minds and sympathize with those who aren't as fortunate to have good health.

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Barcelona Cracking Down On Its Cannabis Clubs, Closes Over 50 Locations

Recently the cannabis climate in Barcelona has somewhat clouded over. Barcelona City Hall has ordered the closure of at least 50 cannabis clubs that failed to pass inspection.

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Illinois Finally Making Progress On Its Medical Marijuana Program

Last August, Illinois legalized medical cannabis, with the law going into effect January 1, 2014. A year later, the state is finally starting to get some momentum going.

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Comparing Colorado and Washington’s First Month of Retail Cannabis Sales

What did Colorado and Washington earn during their first month of retail cannabis sales?

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New Strains Alert: Blue Nightmare, Middlefork x Pineapple Express, U2 Kush, Snoop Dogg OG, and Ripped Bubba

We've added Ripped Bubba, Snoop Dogg OG, Middlefork x Pineapple Express, U2 Kush, and Blue Nightmare to the Leafly Explorer. If you've tried any of them, leave your thoughts in a review!

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Hang Out with Leafly in Our Liberty Garden Cannabis Lounge at Seattle Hempfest

To help kick this year’s Seattle Hempfest off with a bang, Leafly is proud to be Hempfest’s official dispensary finder and co-sponsor of the Liberty Garden Cannabis Lounge.

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Now's Your Chance to Win a State-of-the-Art Herbalizer Vaporizer

To celebrate this year's Seattle Hempfest, Leafly has partnered with Herbalizer, the world's first "smartvape," to offer you a chance to win one of their sleek, state-of-the-art units.

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New York City Spreads Knowledge of the Compassionate Care Act Through Cannabis Education Luncheon

Last week, New York continued its efforts to educate residents on the Compassionate Care Act and the benefits of medicinal cannabis by holding a cannabis education luncheon on August 7.

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Hempfest 2014

Where Are the United States' Biggest Cannabis Consumers? Not Where You'd Expect

After perusing our debut State of the Leaf cannabis infographic, you may have pondered which state in the US has the highest concentration of cannabis consumers.

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