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The Marijuana Empire

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Walgreens Goes Green: Recent Blog Post Talks About Medical Marijuana


Walgreens is one of the largest drugstore chains in the U.S., with pharmacies found on the site, and an informational blog addressing common health concerns such as nutrition, diabetes, fitness, and vaccines. Recently, they posted an article titled Clarifying Clinical Cannabis – and it caused quite a stir. Because the sale of marijuana in legal states topped 5.4 billion last year, this post made some wonder if it was a precursor to Walgreens announcing their intent to carry marijuana in-store. Since… Read More »

Media Campaign Pushing Support For California Marijuana Farmers

Flow Kana, a medical marijuana wholesaler based in San Francisco that helps medical marijuana growers sell directly to patients, has started a media campaign that showcases local marijuana farmers. This is to dispel fears that big corporations will begin to push their way into the state’s marijuana industry. The campaign is in response to an expected ballot initiative in November that could legalize recreational marijuana, opening the field for big business to try to take the place of small, local… Read More »

Whoopi Goldberg Creates Line of Women’s Medical Marijuana Products


Another celebrity has entered the marijuana discussion: Whoopi Goldberg has announced she’ll  be producing a line of medical marijuana products aimed to target menstrual pains. Goldberg, famous her co-hosting on The View, wanted products which could relieve pain without changing one’s mental state. “For me, I feel like if you don’t want to get high high, this is a product specifically just to get rid of discomfort,” Goldberg said in an interview with Vanity Fair, “Smoking a joint is fine,… Read More »