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Here's the difference between CBD and THC

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Whether you're trying to master the art of joint rolling or just want to try to alleviate a sore back, every cannabis user should know the difference between CBD and THC.  TL;DR: THC will get you high. CBD probably won't. But it's really more complicated than that.  What are cannabinoids? Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds that interact with receptors found throughout the body to achieve certain physiological effects.  Scientists have identified over 100 different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, but the ones you'll most commonly hear about are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).  Read more...More about Marijuana, Weed, Weed Legalization, Culture, and Web Culture Source: Marshable

CBD-infused jelly beans are here

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David Klein, the original creator of jelly beans made "Spectrum Confections," a line of jelly beans infused with CBD. Klein created Jelly Belly in 1976, and has been in the candy business for 45 years. His inspiration for Spectrum Confections came when he discovered the health benefits of CBD.  Read more...More about Mashable Video, Cannabis, Candy, Cbd, and Cbd Oil Source: Marshable

Is this weed breathalyzer for real? Don't hold your breath.

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This post is part of our High-tech High series, which explores weed innovations, and our cultural relationship with cannabis, as legalization in several U.S. states, Canada, and Uruguay moves the market further out of the shadows. Will you soon be blowing into a tube connected to a handheld gadget that can tell an officer or an employer whether you've toked in the last few hours? That's the vision of Hound Labs, a Bay Area company that announced Wednesday it had completed a successful clinical trial for its "world's first" marijuana breathalyzer. The company says it will move forward with making a commercial product with a roughly $5,000 price tag, primarily aimed at police and construction companies.  Read more...More about Cannabis, Weed, High Tech High, Marijauana, and Hound Labs

Powerful algorithm smokes out 8,132 marijuana convictions — with more to come

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Thousands of people can breathe a sigh of relief. San Francisco has cleared more than 8,000 marijuana convictions with the help of Code for America. But the work's not over yet; Code for America plans to help prosecutors across the country void 250,000 convictions by the end of the year. Also, those who've already seen their convictions wiped by the San Francisco District Attorney's office have one more logistical step in the process.  "I don't see it as a political thing, but frankly I see it as a matter of dignity,"  San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón explains. "I think this is about humanity, this is about dignity. It's restoring people to a place where they can be players and partakers in our community."  Read more...More about Marijuana, Legalize Marijuana, Code For America

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is 'fine' with a sitting president who smokes weed

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to be chill as hell. In an interview with TMZ on Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez shared some of her thoughts on cannabis legalization, proving she's extremely open-minded on the topic. When asked if she'd be OK with a sitting president who smokes, the 29-year-old congresswoman said, "I don't care. Yeah. I don't care, it's fine with me. You're not hurting anybody, you know?" "There are plenty of people who drink, they'll go out to happy hour ... how is that different from anything else?" Ocasio-Cortez questioned. Her comments come after several politicians running for president — such as Kamala Harris — shared positions on marijuana legalization, along with past experiences. Read more...More about Politics, Culture, Weed, Marijuana Legalization, and Alexandri