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Olivia Newton-John supports medical cannabis as treatment for cancer

Olivia Newton-John supports medical cannabis as treatment for cancer

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 5, 2017


Filed under Culture, Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

Singer Olivia Newton John announced her plans to support research and promote medical cannabis after using it to treat her bout with breast cancer. The singer will be raising money for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Center in Melbourne, which she launched in 2012 to champion cancer-rel...

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback invests in cannabis news publication

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback invests in cannabis news publication

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 29, 2017


Filed under Culture, Social cannabis

Former 49ers quarterback and NFL Hall of Fame inductee Joe Montana  invested millions of dollars into a cannabis news company this week. Montana and his Liquid 2 Ventures firm invested $4.1 million into Herb, a cannabis-related news company. Herb distributes cannabis news, entertainment and video ...

Netflix launched cannabis pop-up with custom strains to promote new show

Netflix launched cannabis pop-up with custom strains to promote new show

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 29, 2017


Filed under Culture, Social cannabis

In order to market its latest workplace comedy, Netflix took over a dispensary in West Hollywood and offered custom strains with names inspired by their TV shows. Last weekend, the streaming service dedicated the pop-up marketing to its new cannabis-related TV show, “Disjointed.” The 10 strains...

11-year old girl joins former NFL player’s lawsuit to decriminalize cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 24, 2017


Filed under Culture, Medical cannabis, News, Politics

An 11-year old girl from Texas is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to decriminalize medical cannabis nationwide. Alexis Bortell suffered from crippling seizures before she found relief in CBD oil. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound of the cannabis plant which does not cause psychoactive effects and c...

Future cannabis tourism haven may be in trouble

Future cannabis tourism haven may be in trouble

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 22, 2017


Filed under Culture, Social cannabis

The company that is looking to make a cannabis tourism destination out of a small town in California may run into legal trouble with the county. Earlier in August, American-Green, an Arizona-based cannabis company, announced it purchased the entire town of Nipton, California for $5 million. The compan...

Former NFL lineman calls cannabis “a godsend”

Former NFL lineman calls cannabis “a godsend”

August 14, 2017


Filed under Culture, Medical cannabis

Former NFL offensive lineman Ryan O’Callaghan agreed with the NFL’s recent proposal to the player’s association which hoped to research the pain management benefits of medical cannabis. O’Callaghan detailed his struggles with opiate abuse, which he often used to treat his former sports i...

Neil deGrasse Tyson says there is “no reason” for cannabis to be illegal

Neil deGrasse Tyson says there is “no reason” for cannabis to be illegal

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 9, 2017


Filed under Culture, Medical cannabis, News, Showcase, Social cannabis

This week, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said there is no reason for cannabis to have ever been made illegal.   The remark was a response to a question which asked Tyson if he agreed with astrophysicist Carl Sagan who said cannabis should be legalized. Sagan wrote in an anonymous 1971 essay claiming the ...

Cannabis investment firm purchases small town in California

Cannabis investment firm purchases small town in California

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 6, 2017


Filed under Culture, Medical cannabis, News, Social cannabis

A cannabis investment firm recently purchased a small town outside the Nevada-California border with the goal of constructing a cannabis-friendly tourist destination. Arizona-based company American Green made an offer of $5 million dollars to purchase the small town of Nipton, California, and is looking to invest as m...

Los Angeles to hold first Olympic Games amid legalized cannabis

Los Angeles to hold first Olympic Games amid legalized cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 3, 2017


Filed under Culture, News, Showcase, Social cannabis

The city of Los Angeles has reached a deal that will bring the 2028 Olympic Games to Southern California, the first time the event will be held amid an adult-use social cannabis market. While officials in LA worked to bring the 2024 Olympic Games to the city, they reached an agreement with Olympic leade...

NFL open to cannabis as solution to players’ pain

NFL open to cannabis as solution to players’ pain

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 2, 2017


Filed under Culture, Medical cannabis, News, Research

The NFL wrote a letter to the NFL Player’s Association on Tuesday, offering to work with them and study the potential use of cannabis as a pain management tool for players. The letter pointed out potential research areas including pain management for acute and chronic conditions. The NFL Player...

Retired Jets player sues AG Sessions to decriminalize cannabis

Retired Jets player sues AG Sessions to decriminalize cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 25, 2017


Filed under Culture, Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Social cannabis

Former Jets player Marvin Washington is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to decriminalize cannabis. Washington is one of the five plaintiffs including one veteran with PTSD, two children with seizure and pain disorders, and the Cannabis Cultural Association. The suit challenges the constitutional...

Meet the world’s first cannabis sports car

Meet the world’s first cannabis sports car

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 25, 2017


Filed under Culture, News, Research

A sports car made entirely out of woven hemp made its debut when TV presenter Jay Leno got behind the wheel. Retired Dell company manager Bruce Dietzen invested $200,000 into Renew Sports Cars as a carbon neutral alternative to other “green” vehicles on the market. The auto bodies were built from 100 ...

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