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Huge Win for Cannabis!

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Huge Win for Cannabis!

This morning, the House has voted in a historic amendment that will prevent the DEA from targeting medical marijuana and hemp businesses in states where it is legal.

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Cannabis Transforms Depressed Town in Ontario

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Cannabis Transforms Depressed Town in Ontario

The New York Times recently published an interesting profile of a small town in Ontario that was suffering when a large chocolate factory closed down. The former factory was subsequently purchased by Tweed, who is now using the facility to grow medical marijuana.

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Ending the War on Drugs

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Ending the War on Drugs

According to a recent report written by five Nobel Prize-winning economists, the War on Drugs must come to an end. The negative side effects globally are catastophic. It’s time to shift our focus from incarceration to public health and human rights.

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Poseidon Asset Management to Speak at NCIA's Cannabis Business Summit

We're proud to announce that Poseidon's Co-Founder and Director of Relations, Emily Paxhia will be sitting on a panel at the upcoming National Cannabis Business Association’s Cannabis Business Summit in Denver on June 25, 2014.

The panel runs from 9:45-10:45am. The topic is “Calling All Investors: Financing in the Industry.”

The Summit is the first national conference presented by NCIA and will bring together leading figures in the industry. The conference is running June 24-25, 2014 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver.

For more information and to see her there, please visit the NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit site.

We're proud of you, Emily! See you at the conference.

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The Illegal Plant

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The Illegal Plant

According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, cannabis is still defined as a Schedule I Substance, meaning it has "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse." And yet, even our President publicly admitted it's less dangerous that alcohol, and 21 states have legalized medical marijuana. How can the public be expected to come to terms with such discrepancies?

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The Cannabis Stigma

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The Cannabis Stigma

Although there is a strong cultural stigma around cannabis as a drug for outsiders, criminals, and other undesirables, it is far from justified. Cannabis has been used by many highly functioning, contributing members of society, as well as some of the world's foremost thinkers. Some of the most notable achievers who are also admitted cannabis users and/or advocates include...

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What is Medical Marijuana?

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What is Medical Marijuana?

Cannabis has been used as medicine since the Neolithic Period. Here's a brief explanation of the various medical conditions for which it has been used to bring relief--as well as a look at where research is being done today.

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How Cannabis Changed one Man's Life with Parkinson's

After having experienced a range of negative side effects from traditional pharmaceutical drugs, David Esparza, a father and Parkinson’s sufferer for 13 years turned to medical marijuana when his neurologist recommended it. Cannabis helps him to manage his uncontrollable tremors and pain.

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