Nas Playing 'Illmatic' 30th Anniversary Concert with Las Vegas Philharmonic

Nas Celebrating ‘Illmatic’ Anniv. With Vegas Philharmonic!!! Nas is honoring his debut album “Illmatic” — still hailed as one of the greatest rap albums ever — by bringing his Queensbridge poetry to the bright lights of Las Vegas and adding a symphony! The album turned 30 last month … so, over Labor Day weekend, Nas

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Congressional Progressive Caucus Says Dems Can Legalize MJ By Winning House, Senate Majorities This November

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It’s a given that Election Season comes with a slew of messages from all sides, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is throwing its hat in the ring with a new legislative agenda, “a vision for Congress to meet everyday Americans’ urgent needs and rebuild the American dream for the poor, working, and middle class,”

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Feds File Charges Against Maine Weed Grower After Probe Spanning 20 States

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A Maine man was arrested and held without bail last week for allegedly operating an unlicensed cannabis operation in a rural area about 60 miles north of Bangor, according to law enforcement officials and court records. Police seized 40 pounds of processed marijuana from a house in Passadumkeag, Maine and arrested Xisen Guo, who is

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Cresco Labs Workers Reportedly De-Unionize

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Employees at one of the country’s largest cannabis companies have reportedly fled their union amid a dispute over wages and dues. The outlet MJBizDaily reports that workers at one of Cresco Labs’ cannabis cultivation facilities in Massachusetts “voted to de-unionize earlier this month,” which it said was “believed to be the first instance in the

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D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year Discusses Relative Using Medical Cannabis for Cancer

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The Drug Abuse Resistance Education, aka D.A.R.E., has been teaching kids about substance abuse since 1983 with a mission of delivering science and evidence-based curricula. Recently, a D.A.R.E. documentary published by Channel 5 with Andrew Callaghan on April 12 spoke with numerous individuals regarding the D.A.R.E. program and discussed the failure of the War on

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Gov. Kathy Hochul Honors New York’s 100th Adult-Use Retail Store Opening

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In an announcement last week, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the state of New York reached a significant milestone: the grand opening of the state’s 100th Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) brick-and-mortar store.  Big Gas is located in the village of New Paltz, located near Poughkeepsie. The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and a handful

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Sweden Authorities Seize 1.4 Tons of Cocaine, ‘One of the Biggest’ Seizures Ever

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According to a Swedish customs official, authorities confiscated approximately 1.4 tons of cocaine last week in a port near Stockholm, as reported by Associated Press. While the precise figure is still pending, Swedish customs official Stefan Granath told broadcaster SVT, “If it’s as big as we think, it is one of the biggest seizures ever

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Arizona Church Reaches Settlement with DEA To Allow Sacramental Use of Ayahuasca

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An Arizona church has reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal agencies that allows the Indigenous religious organization to use the psychedelic brew ayahuasca for sacramental purposes. Under the agreement, the Church of the Eagle and the Condor (CEC) will be permitted to import, prepare and distribute

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Study Reveals State Cannabis Legalization Lowers Immigrant Deportation

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There’s yet another compelling reason to legalize weed. According to new research, states that have legalized cannabis also experience a “moderate relative decrease” in immigrant deportation rates compared to states where the drug is still illicit. As a study featured in the American Journal of Community Psychology details, immigration raids and deportations create widespread fear

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DEA Challenges Bid To Use Psilocybin Under ‘Right To Try’ Legislation

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has urged a federal appeals court to deny a doctor’s attempt to administer psilocybin to dying patients under so-called Right to Try legislation, arguing that such laws do not provide for exemptions to the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA).  Dr. Sunil Aggarwal, co-founder of the Advanced Integrative Medical Science Institute

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