Category: Law & Politics

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News and commentary on cannabis law and politics

October 30, 2014
10/30/2014
NORML, Feds Agree on Benefits of Cannabis

NORML, Feds Agree on Benefits of Cannabis

The third day of hearings on the constitutionality of cannabis’ federal Schedule I status presented further bizarre twists, as both federal prosecutors and NORML’s defense team appeared...
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October 29, 2014
10/29/2014
Federal Prosecutors Appear to Concede Cannabis’ Medical Benefits

Federal Prosecutors Appear to Concede Cannabis’ Medical Benefits

Assistant US Attorney Gregory Broderick stumbled badly in his cross-examination of Dr. Carl Hart in federal evidentiary hearings to determine the constitutional basis of the federal Schedule...
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October 28, 2014
10/28/2014
No Love for Cannabis From Leading Colorado Gov. Candidates

No Love for Cannabis From Leading Colorado Gov. Candidates

It appears that neither of the two leading candidates in the race to be elected Colorado’s governor are a fan of the ganj.
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October 28, 2014
10/28/2014
Man Texts His Probation Officer for Weed, Gets Sent Back to Jail

Man Texts His Probation Officer for Weed, Gets Sent Back to Jail

Another example of the silly things that can happen when people misuse technology comes in the form of Alvin Cross Jr. of Albany, who text his probation...
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October 28, 2014
10/28/2014
Alaska’s Marijuana Ballot Measure Language Proves Explosive Issue for Dueling Campaigns

Alaska’s Marijuana Ballot Measure Language Proves Explosive Issue for Dueling Campaigns

Opponents of marijuana legalization are concerned that if Alaska’s Ballot Measure 2 passes, Alaskans would see an increase in butane hash oil, and with that, an increase...
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October 28, 2014
10/28/2014
Why Today Is a Historic Day for Cannabis Policy

Why Today Is a Historic Day for Cannabis Policy

Today’s hearing on cannabis policy is a very big deal. By finally taking updated testimony from eminent experts – including Dr. Carl Hart, Dr. Phillip Denny, and the...
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October 27, 2014
10/27/2014
Could Legal Cannabis Combat Stadium Violence?

Could Legal Cannabis Combat Stadium Violence?

In the last few weeks, there have been violent attacks at 49er games. With one such attack happening in a bathroom at Levi’s stadium between 49er fans,...
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October 27, 2014
10/27/2014
Halloweed: Cannabis Candy on the Loose in Denver

Halloweed: Cannabis Candy on the Loose in Denver

Recently, Denver police issued a pre-Halloween warning to residents: The candy your kids get this Halloween could be infused with Marijuana and you should just throw it...
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October 24, 2014
10/24/2014
Setting the Record Straight on Two Decades of Cannabis Research

Setting the Record Straight on Two Decades of Cannabis Research

A literature review was released on October 7th in the journal Addiction, which examined the past twenty years of research on recreational cannabis use. According to various...
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October 23, 2014
10/23/2014
Sabet’s Snake Oil Show Heads to Oregon

Sabet’s Snake Oil Show Heads to Oregon

It looks like my favorite punching bag and one of the most vocal shit-peddlers, Kevin Sabet, took his stinky train of bullshit to Oregon earlier this month...
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October 23, 2014
10/23/2014
War on Marijuana Unconstitutional, Doctors Testify in Federal Court Monday

War on Marijuana Unconstitutional, Doctors Testify in Federal Court Monday

The U.S. government claims marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug with no medical benefits. But that claim will be up for debate Monday in California when a...
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October 23, 2014
10/23/2014
Uruguay’s Roll-Out of Marijuana Experiment Faces Election Risk

Uruguay’s Roll-Out of Marijuana Experiment Faces Election Risk

Uruguay is struggling to roll out the commercial production and sale of marijuana and its ground-breaking experiment could be dropped or watered down if an opposition candidate...
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October 22, 2014
10/22/2014
Disc Golfers Beware, Cops Are on to Your Stoner Ways

Disc Golfers Beware, Cops Are on to Your Stoner Ways

If you happen to enjoy a simple game of disc golf from time to time, be wary of police, apparently playing the game can get you profiled...
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October 22, 2014
10/22/2014
Toilets Narc on Cannabis Users!

Toilets Narc on Cannabis Users!

Using wastewater (sewage), the researchers can run tests to determine what kinds of drugs people are using and also tell in what concentration.
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October 21, 2014
10/21/2014
Texans Take Cannabis Law Into Their Own Hands

Texans Take Cannabis Law Into Their Own Hands

As the rest of the world sits back and watches Washington and Colorado rake in all of the profits from the cannabis industry, many states cannot help...
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October 20, 2014
10/20/2014
Lil Jon and Rock the Vote Present #TURNOUTFORWHAT

Lil Jon and Rock the Vote Present #TURNOUTFORWHAT

Rock the Vote’s latest campaign involves a video that, quite frankly, was more amazing than I could have ever anticipated. It just kept getting better and better...
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October 20, 2014
10/20/2014
Retiree Growing Okra Suspected of Running Drug Ring

Retiree Growing Okra Suspected of Running Drug Ring

A Georgia man woke up one morning to the sound of a helicopter hovering over his house. Moments later, his door was approached by deputies and a...
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October 20, 2014
10/20/2014
Jamaican Movement to Decriminalize Ganja in the Works

Jamaican Movement to Decriminalize Ganja in the Works

Many people across the world associate Jamaica and Rastafarian culture with the blessed green herb, but cannabis is still illegal in Jamaica. However, that may soon change.
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October 20, 2014
10/20/2014
Recklessness Compared: Legalization vs. Prohibition

Recklessness Compared: Legalization vs. Prohibition

At a televised debate between Gov. John Hickenlooper and his Republican challenger Bob Beauprez on October 6th, Hickenlooper repeatedly used the word “reckless” to describe the passage...
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October 17, 2014
10/17/2014
Poll: Oregon Marijuana Legalization Still Leading

Poll: Oregon Marijuana Legalization Still Leading

A new poll conducted for Oregon Public Broadcasting/Fox 12 indicates that legalization of marijuana for recreational use is headed for approval in Oregon — but only if...
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