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The best cannabis posts from around the web

March 27, 2015
03/27/2015
Willie Nelson Is Launching His Own Brand of Weed

Willie Nelson Is Launching His Own Brand of Weed

The marijuana world is about to get its first connoisseur brand, edging it farther from an illegal substance and closer to the realm of fine wines. During...
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March 27, 2015
03/27/2015
D.C. Is About to Host the Nation’s Biggest, Legal, Marijuana Giveaway

D.C. Is About to Host the Nation’s Biggest, Legal, Marijuana Giveaway

The District is about to witness a massive, public drug deal on Thursday — and for those involved, it will be quite a bargain. Over 800 people...
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March 26, 2015
03/26/2015
Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

A two-year effort to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia may finally succeed, as the Senate passed a likely compromise that would OK a limited form of the...
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March 26, 2015
03/26/2015
Report: Racial Disparities in Arrests Persist With Legal Pot

Report: Racial Disparities in Arrests Persist With Legal Pot

The legalization of marijuana in Colorado hasn’t solved the racial disparities in enforcement that drug-policy reformers had hoped to end, with blacks still far more likely than...
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March 25, 2015
03/25/2015
Marijuana Media Is Buzzing as Legal Pot Gains Territory

Marijuana Media Is Buzzing as Legal Pot Gains Territory

Last month, a new local magazine premiered in San Francisco filled with stories about pot-friendly politicians and a comic book starring a joint-smoking dinosaur named Budzilla. The...
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March 24, 2015
03/24/2015
Schedule I Ruling Delayed Again – What Does It Mean?

Schedule I Ruling Delayed Again – What Does It Mean?

Judge Kimberly Mueller, the federal magistrate who made history by granting defense requests for a five-day hearing on the constitutionality of the continued inclusion of cannabis in...
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March 23, 2015
03/23/2015
Marijuana Study: Suspending Kids for Pot Smoking May Encourage Further Use

Marijuana Study: Suspending Kids for Pot Smoking May Encourage Further Use

Suspending children from school for drug use could actually encourage their classmates to smoke pot, rather than deter them. Suspensions have also been shown to increase disengagement from school,...
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March 20, 2015
03/20/2015
Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Momentum in Senate

Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Momentum in Senate

A push to legalize medical marijuana at the federal level is gaining momentum in the Senate, drawing a growing roster of co-sponsors from both parties just over...
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March 20, 2015
03/20/2015
Smelling Like Marijuana Is Not Illegal

Smelling Like Marijuana Is Not Illegal

While there are still many marijuana-related ways a person can get sent to the slammer in the United States, smelling as if you reside in an eternal...
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March 19, 2015
03/19/2015
Nevada Lawmaker Wants Medical Marijuana for Pets

Nevada Lawmaker Wants Medical Marijuana for Pets

A Nevada lawmaker proposed a bill in the state legislature on Tuesday that would grant ailing pets access to medical marijuana. The measure, put forward by Democrat...
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March 19, 2015
03/19/2015
Preppy State Proposes Amnesty for Potheads

Preppy State Proposes Amnesty for Potheads

What happens to the millions of Americans with existing marijuana convictions once it’s legal? This week, with a groundbreaking case in Connecticut, the U.S. may be one...
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March 18, 2015
03/18/2015
Obama Talks Marijuana Decriminalization and Reclassification

Obama Talks Marijuana Decriminalization and Reclassification

Only recently, with no more elections to fight for his party, has Obama started to tell interviewers that he wants softer treatment of a popular drug that...
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March 18, 2015
03/18/2015
US Scientists Can Soon Run Experiments on Stronger Marijuana

US Scientists Can Soon Run Experiments on Stronger Marijuana

Scientists who study medical marijuana will soon have access to a wider variety of strains. The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) — the federal “dealer” that...
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March 17, 2015
03/17/2015
Alcohol or Marijuana? A Pediatrician Faces the Question

Alcohol or Marijuana? A Pediatrician Faces the Question

When someone asks me whether I’d rather my children use pot or alcohol, after sifting through all the studies and all the data, the immediate answer, of...
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March 16, 2015
03/16/2015
MMJ Patients Form International Coalition at UN

MMJ Patients Form International Coalition at UN

Patients in need of cannabis treatment from 13 different countries, including those represented by KOPAC from the Czech Republic, met at the “Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Policy,...
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March 16, 2015
03/16/2015
Michigan Hopes to Legalize Recreational Weed in 2016

Michigan Hopes to Legalize Recreational Weed in 2016

While Michigan lawmakers continue to lock horns in the legislature over proposed changes to repair the state’s crippled medical marijuana program, an organization fighting for total reform...
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March 13, 2015
03/13/2015
Marijuana Industry Reaches New Heights With Gourmet Kitchens, Day Spas and Maybe Even Luxury Hotels

Marijuana Industry Reaches New Heights With Gourmet Kitchens, Day Spas and Maybe Even Luxury Hotels

At 7 Leaf Bed and Breakfast in Seattle, guests get the full gourmet, farm-to-table dining experience. Breakfasts are made with organic, fresh ingredients from the city’s famed...
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March 12, 2015
03/12/2015
DEA Agent Speaks Out: We Were Told Not to Enforce Drug Laws in Rich Communities

DEA Agent Speaks Out: We Were Told Not to Enforce Drug Laws in Rich Communities

As the lies that keep the drug war alive begin to come unglued, many of the police officers and government agents who made it possible are now...
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March 12, 2015
03/12/2015
New Hampshire Lawmakers to Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana

New Hampshire Lawmakers to Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana

Lawmakers in New Hampshire are expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana and treat it like a...
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March 11, 2015
03/11/2015
Utah Medical Marijuana Bill Fails Senate by One Vote

Utah Medical Marijuana Bill Fails Senate by One Vote

A bill to legalize medical marijuana narrowly failed in the Utah Senate. By a vote of 14 to 15, Senate Bill 259 was defeated late Monday night. The...
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