Legendary Cannabis Advocate Eddy Lepp Passes Away 1952-2021

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Another iconic representative of the cannabis community, Charles Edward “Eddy” Lepp, has passed away after a battle with cancer. Lepp’s wife, Sandra Castaneda, posted on Facebook about the tragic news on August 16. “This morning at 2:00am my husband Charles EdwardLepp aka OG Eddy Lepp passed away in his sleep.” On June 6, Eddy posted…

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Psychedelic Toad Venom Clinical Research Boosted by $80M in Funding

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Oxford-based startup Beckley Psytech in the United Kingdom announced August 15 that it raised $80 million to ramp up clinical trials and research using a pharmaceutical formulation of ​​5-MeO-DMT (5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine), a powerful compound produced endogenously by Sonoran Desert toad venom, to treat depression.  The Series B financing was initially set at $50 million—but was upgraded…

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Higher Profile: Amanda Reiman, Founder, Personal Plants

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Amanda Reiman has worn many hats in the cannabis space. After receiving her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, she was named Director of Research and Patient Services at Berkeley Patients Group, one of the oldest dispensaries in the country.  She also became Manager of Marijuana Law and Policy for the Drug Policy…

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Sen Dog Says Cypress Hill is the Cheech and Chong of Hip-Hop

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Sen Dog, the co-lead rapper of the legendary multi-platinum group Cypress Hill, discusses the early days of rap and finding success through their connection to cannabis. It’s been 30 years since Cypress Hill’s eponymous debut album, and co-frontman Senen Reyes—aka Sen Dog—is still feeling blessed. “It’s kind of surreal we’ve even made it 30 years,…

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Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit New York City to Host Cannabis Night

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The popular pop-up dedicated to the brilliant post-Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh, called “Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit New York,” will partner with cannabis lifestyle purveyor HappyMunkey for a special bring-your-own-cannabis (BYOC) event in New York City that will allow guests experience the exhibition after indulging in the herb outside. By now, you’ve probably seen ads in…

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Jon’s Stone-Cold Quarantine Cop List: 13th Edition

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Number 13! Not going to lie, I never expected my attention (or anyone else’s) to last so long that I’d ever be at the 13th edition of my Quarantine Cop List, so pardon me for a moment while I relish in the irony of the old adage that stoners don’t get anything done… Apparently they…

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Cherokee Group Officially Legalizes Cannabis

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Cherokee folks just legalized cannabis in part of North Carolina, a huge move for indigenous people. The post Cherokee Group Officially Legalizes Cannabis first appeared on High Times. Read More Author: Jack Giroux / High Times

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New Orleans Decriminalizes Cannabis and Will Pardon 10,000 Cases

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Retroactive pardons for cannabis offenses go into effect immediately in New Orleans. The post New Orleans Decriminalizes Cannabis and Will Pardon 10,000 Cases first appeared on High Times. Read More Author: Benjamin M. Adams / High Times

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Most Affected: How a Federal Pot Charge Continues to Impact Katree Saunders’ Prospects

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Most Affected looks at how cannabis charges impact those most vulnerable to the system. The post Most Affected: How a Federal Pot Charge Continues to Impact Katree Saunders’ Prospects first appeared on High Times. Read More Author: Andrew Ward / High Times

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Hemp Crop Destruction and Legalization Analyzed in Recent Report

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Hemp crop destruction and legalization are the latest topics in a new report from New Frontier Data. The post Hemp Crop Destruction and Legalization Analyzed in Recent Report first appeared on High Times. Read More Author: Nicole Potter / High Times

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