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UN Report: Cannabis Still Hasn’t Caused One Overdose Death

Cannabis is the most widely used, cultivated, and confiscated drug on the planet, according to a new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Even though it is widely used, there hasn't been a single report of fatal cannabis overdose...

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Recreational Cannabis in Nevada Hits a Roadblock

On Tuesday, a Carson City judge issued an injunction that reverses the Tax Department's decision to allow wholesalers to transport recreational marijuana from growers to dispensaries. The move could delay the July start date for rec. cannabis sales...

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Medical Marijuana in Dispensaries Hawaii are Open but Unable to Sell

Hawaii's first medical marijuana dispensary opens Thursday, but don't expect to see any cannabis on the shelves. The problem? The state labs tasked with testing medical marijuana prior to sale have yet to be certified...

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Colorado Approves Medical Cannabis for PTSD

On Monday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17, enabling physicians to prescribe #cannabis to patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (#PTSD). Veterans and patient advocates in Colorado have been working for years to get PTSD included on the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis...

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Colorado Cannabis Tax Revenue Exceeds $105 Million

Colorado governor John Hickenlooper signed a budget bill on Friday that earmarks how marijuana tax revenue will be spent. Marijuana is still big business in Colorado, and tax revenue from the 2016-2017 fiscal year brought more than $105 million to the state's "Marijuana Cash Fund."...

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Vermont Governor Vetoes Marijuana Bill

Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have legalized recreational marijuana. Scott cited concerns about public safety, seeking changes to the bill that would include more aggressive penalties for driving while impaired or in the presence of children...

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Cheeky Monkey™ Sponsors 2017 Industry Awards at Cannabis Classic

Cheeky Monkey™ had another amazing time at this 2017 Cannabis Classic last weekend! Great turnout from the Alaska cannabis community - we appreciate everyone coming out and showing support. As a proud sponsor of this year's Cannabis Classic Industry awards show, Cheeky Monkey™ was happy to see so many great new cannabis products in the mix, and provided medicated High Tai cocktails for the entire crowd. You could also see us handing out freebies and selling our great Cheeky Monkey™ merch - hats, shirts, pipes, Chi Sticks and product samples (where allowed). This year our Chief Product Officer and owner of Alaska Thunder Skunk farms, Andrew Campbell, does ...

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Applications for Nevada Recreational Cannabis Sales Now Open

Good news Nevada cannabis enthusiasts: the application period for recreational cannabis sales is underway and stores are expected to open by July 1. Licenses will be distributed to currently operating medical marijuana dispensaries. Here's everything you need to know about applying for a recreational cannabis license...

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Marijuana Boosts Memory in Aging Brains

A study in Nature Medicine says marijuana may boost cognitive function and memory in elderly brains--at least in mice. In past years, the focus of marijuana had looked at teenagers and young adults...

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Cheeky Monkey™ at the 2017 Cannabis Classic

This year, Cheeky Monkey™ is extremely proud to sponsor the first ever Industry Awards night at one of our favorite cannabis industry events, the Cannabis Classic, this May 20-21st in Anchorage, Alaska!

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Still Plenty of Investment Opportunity in Cannabis

While many players in the cannabis industry are a bit hesitant about its future given its still illegal status with the federal government, many cannabis entrepreneurs still see a lot of hope for the future of the industry. Traditionally, access to banking and venture capital has been difficult for new cannabis businesses. Lately, due to the rapid legalization of cannabis on the state level (8 states are fully legal, 20+ have medical marijuana laws), more opportunity exists for banking and potential investing. As the cannabis industry in legal states continues to boom in legal states, New Frontier Data, an organization specializing in industry statistics, predicts legal marijuana sales will jump to more than ...

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Ending Marijuana Prohibition Would Save Lives and Taxpayer Money

A father-daughter duo of public policy researchers have published a follow-up to their 2016 research that found prescriptions for medications like painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications dropped sharply in states with medical marijuana...

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Why Support Cheeky Monkey™ on IndieGoGo?

Hello Cheeky followers and happy 4/20! As you may know, Cheeky Monkey™ has launched our first official product via IndieGoGo. As a follow up to this goal, we wanted to share the story of our journey to this point in the hopes that you'll find our path to become the champion of cannabis brands the right one! Cheeky Monkey™ started as a concept in 2015, originally developed by two brothers - Johnny and Joshua Furlong, and their long term friend and cannabis expert, Andrew Campbell. Each came from diverse backgrounds:  Johnny with a history in marketing and corporate logistics, Josh in real estate and big business management, and Andrew in engineering and ...

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National 420 Cannabis Events 2017

Welcome to another 420 week! Cannabis enthusiasts across the country have a ton of events to choose from this year. Celebrate April 20th and legal weed and check out all the best cannabis festivities happening around the country this week...

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Cheeky Monkey™ IndieGoGo is LIVE and Running!

Hello Cheeky Monkey™ followers! With great joy we've launched our crowdfunding campaign to support Cheeky Monkey™ and our first high-grade vape product, the Chi Stick™. This is YOUR opportunity to get involved in making the Cheeky Monkey™ vision for future cannabis store-fronts into a reality...

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