Jeff Sessions Is Making Congress Mad With His Pot Policy, And It May Backfire

“It has awakened a sleeping giant,” Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher told BuzzFeed News.Jeff Sessions Pot Policy

If Attorney General Jeff Sessions hoped his latest encroachments on marijuana would make politicians back away from legalization, it’s not working.

Last Monday, three weeks after Sessions gave federal prosecutors wide berth to begin marijuana busts in states where it’s legal, Phil Scott, the Republican governor of Vermont, signed a bill making Vermont the ninth state to legalize the drug.

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California Makes Marijuana a Wellness Industry

In a state heavily invested in optimizing personal experience, cannabis offers a new path to sublime good health.California Cannabis for Wellness

By the time recreational marijuana usage became legal in California, on New Year’s Day, the government’s official permission seemed, for many Californians, like a belated, nearly irrelevant formality. Twenty-two years of ready access to medical marijuana had made casual consumption—a pull off a vape pen on the walk to dinner, post-prandial pot chocolates circulating in the living room, a THC strip tucked under the tongue—no more remarkable than an aperitif. Actually, less remarkable than a drink, because everyone knows that alcohol is bad for you (kills your stem cells, gives you cancer, makes you grouchy, paunchy, gray), whereas, increasingly, the industry is equating conscious marijuana use with sublime good health.

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Activist who helped legalize medical pot in California, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dennis Peron, an activist who was among the first people to argue for the benefits of marijuana for AIDS patients and helped legalize medical pot in California, died Activist who helped legalize medical pot in California, diesSaturday at 72.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Peron died in a hospital in the city.

Peron was a driving force behind a San Francisco ordinance allowing medical marijuana — a move that later aided the 1996 passage of Proposition 215 that legalized medical use in the entire state.

He argued for the benefits of medicinal marijuana for AIDS patients as the health crisis overtook San Francisco. The Chronicle said the epidemic took his partner, Jonathan West, in 1990.

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CBD and Fitness: Can It Help?

CBD can be used as a pre- or post-workout supplement to aid with energy and recovery.CBD and Fitness

There is a lot of interest in CBD among the fitness community because of its many health benefits.

Whether you’re trying to gain muscle, or just get healthy, CBD may play a helpful role in your exercise routine.

CBD has pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, and appetite-stimulating effects that can support post-workout recovery.

It can also be used pre-workout to reduce pain sensitivity as well as reduce cortisol, helping you go harder during your workout.

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Why the Political Climate Is "Ripe" for Female-Focused Cannabis Platform Miss Grass

A former exec for Lorne Michaels' company and a onetime TV publicist expect Hollywood to embrace their new commerce and content venture: "Some of the most brilliant creative minds use Female-Focused Cannabis Platform Miss Grasscannabis as a catalyst."

"By no means do we want to be the Amazon of cannabis," says Kate Miller, 30, former director of enterprises for Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video. She's talking about Miss Grass, the highly curated cannabis-driven platform she'll launch Jan. 31 with co-founder Anna Duckworth, 33 (who previously worked as a TV and film publicist in Toronto).

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