Legal
Massive Bust in Cambodia Bags $7 Million Worth of Marijuana

Massive Bust in Cambodia Bags $7 Million Worth of Marijuana

Cambodian Police confiscated about $7 million worth of marijuana concealed in bags of coffee last week in the country’s biggest raid since its declared crackdown on drugs 15 years ago.

The 1.5 tons of seized cannabis was smuggled into Cambodia from Laos with the intention of being distributed in other countries where the price for marijuana is higher. It was hidden in bags of the popular coffee brand Dao.

Business
Las Vegas' First MMJ Dispensary Opens Its Doors

Las Vegas' First MMJ Dispensary Opens Its Doors

Las Vegas’ first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors Monday — more than 15 years after Nevadans voted to legalize medical marijuana in their state.

Euphoria Wellness is located a few miles southwest of the Las Vegas Strip and will serve patients in Clark County and the Las Vegas Valley. Euphoria’s owners limited sales to the first 200 patients in the door Monday and Tuesday, but will serve any patient with a valid MMJ Card starting Wednesday.

Lifestyle
Oregonians Can (and Do) Serve Weed at Weddings

Oregonians Can (and Do) Serve Weed at Weddings

Legal weed is lending a new element to weddings in Oregon. In fact, a West Linn couple elected to have both bar and budtenders at their summer nuptials.

“We were shocked by how much people loved it,” groom John Elledge told KGW Portland. “I’m still getting a couple of texts a day from guests who enjoyed the weed tent.”

While legally a venue with a liquor license cannot serve both alcohol and marijuana at the same event regardless of legalization, Elledge’s wedding was held on a privately owned Christmas tree farm, taking away the need for a public venue liquor license.

Health
Study Shows Cannabis Users Weigh Less, Less Likely to Get Diabetes

Cannabis Users Have Lower BMIs, Less Likely to Get Diabetes

Looking to lose a little weight? Marijuana may be the way.

A study conducted at Quebec University found direct correlation between marijuana use and lower body mass index. Researchers examined a group of 786 Inuit adults age 18-74 over the course of a year and found that the group with the lowest BMI was marijuana users who had never used tobacco or had quit smoking. They also found that marijuana users had a smaller risk of contracting diabetes.