Watch: Episode 5 of ‘Growing Exposed’—Medical Marijuana Miracle

In this 5th episode of Growing Exposed, we start out with a tour of a top-notch, federally licensed, 100 percent organic medical growing facility, followed by one man’s battle and how one remarkable plant literally saved his life.

Creator of the show, Jeremy Deichen, reminds us that many of the tours are so exclusive that you would never get an inside look except through the lens of Growing Exposed.

This is one of those facilities.

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New Study Confirms Pot Smokers are Happy, Well Adjusted and Successful

Not to be that person who says “I told you so,” but a new study has concluded that pot smokers are not a bunch of lazy slackers but indeed well-adjusted human beings who cross a large swath of society’s diverse types of individuals.

The landmark new study conducted by BDS Analytics, entitled “Cannabis Consumers are Happy Campers,” surveyed 2,000 California and Colorado adults, with a quota of 1,200 people who have used marijuana within the past six months.

The logic was to gather info from a population sample that was representative of the general public.

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11 Of Our Favorite Celebrity Stoner Dads

Sunday is Father’s Day, so when remembering everything you need to thank your dad for, don’t forget those times he ignored you smoking in the garage or “didn’t smell” it on your clothes (really, Dad, thanks).

Today, we salute 11 celebrity dads doing their part to advance marijuana in our culture or homes, or for just being plain cool with cannabis.

*Note: “Unnamed child” means that the child’s name has intentionally not been released to media.

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Lifesaver: A Look into the Concentrates at Craft710

Craft 710 is based out of Denver and Pueblo Colorado, and the name “craft” suits them—as this brand has mastered the craft of concentrates, providing bright and tasty BHO, PHO, full-melt water hash, distillate, hash rosin and more to the recreational and medical markets since 2015.

They are offered in over 350 dispensaries throughout Colorado, accessible just about everywhere in the state. Craft 710 provides an option at both medical dispensaries with its “Panacea” line, as well as the “Sesh” Line, which is available to the recreational market.

The Panacea products released by Craft 710 are their in-house grown and extracted concentrates.

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Marijuana Legalization Is Good for Commercial Real Estate—Contractors Too!

The legalization of marijuana is driving up the cost of commercial real estate in major cities all across the nation.

According to a report from Bloomberg News, marijuana startups hoping to secure retail space in highly populated areas in states that are working to launch recreational marijuana sales—like California and Massachusetts—can expect to shell out significantly more per square foot than what would have been required before legalization.

The report, which is based on the latest data provided by CoStar Group Inc, shows this inflation in rents is nothing that the cannabis industry hasn’t experienced before.

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Senators Reintroduce Bill to End Federal Prohibition of Medical Marijuana

With all the fighting going on in Congress, it’s hard to find almost anything for them to agree on nowadays. One of the few things, it seems to be, is ending medical marijuana prohibition.

On Thursday, a bipartisan group including U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Corey Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) reintroduced the CARERS Act with new 2017 branding.

The CARERS Act of 2017 (or, if you’re trying to sound smart, The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States Act) basically allows states with medical marijuana to continue doing it, but legally. More importantly, it would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to recommend it to veterans as a treatment, as well as create some important paths for research.

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Sign of a Cannabis Crackdown? Customs Seized Marijuana ‘Stash Boxes’

Stashlogix is a Boulder, Colorado-based startup company in the marijuana sector that wants to make accessing cannabis more difficult—that is, if you are a child or a pet.

The company makes nylon and hemp cases that sort of resemble lunchboxes, except for some key features. The boxes lock on the outside, and on the inside, there are odor controls—the idea being, if you want to be a responsible adult cannabis user, you should figure out some way to keep your weed out of sight and smell.

Sounds pretty reasonable.

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New York Lawmakers Pushing to Get Marijuana Bill Debated in 2017

New York lawmakers are gunning hard, once again, this year in what appears to be a last ditch effort to get some of the state’s more remedial legislative forces to understand the importance of allowing a taxed and regulated cannabis market to exist inside the Empire State.

On Monday, Senator Liz Krueger and Representative Crystal Peoples-Stokes marched up to the steps of the Capitol Building in Albany to reintroduce the “Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act,” a proposal begging to make weed fully legal across the state.

The bill would give adults 18 and older the freedom to possess up to two ounces of marijuana, while restricting home cultivation (up to six plants) and legal sales to adults 21 and older.

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Lawsuit Challenges Kentucky’s Medical Marijuana Ban

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s criminal ban on medical marijuana is being challenged in a lawsuit that says its use could help combat the state’s opioid addiction woes.

The suit, filed Wednesday in Franklin County Circuit Court in Frankfort, lists three plaintiffs who have used medical marijuana to help ease health problems.

The suit says the medical marijuana ban violates constitutional privacy rights.

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Scientific American Takes Sessions to Task for Trying to Destroy MMJ Protections

The longest continuously published magazine in the United States has something to say to Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Get with the program.

When Jeff Sessions’ letter to Congress urging it to help him roll back protections shielding medical marijuana was made public this week by Tom Angell of Mass Roots, Scientific American stepped up to the plate.

The 145-year-old authoritative science magazine called out Sessions on his absurd assertions that legal controls protecting MMJ jeopardize the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) ability to combat the country’s “historic drug epidemic” and control dangerous drug traffickers.

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