Category: Law & Politics

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News and commentary on cannabis law and politics

November 26, 2014
11/26/2014
“Faces of Cannabis” Seeks to Redefine America’s Perception

“Faces of Cannabis” Seeks to Redefine America’s Perception

Over a year ago, photographer Nichole Montanez began a project titled “Faces of Cannabis.” Her mission is to share the truth of what medical cannabis has done...
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November 26, 2014
11/26/2014
Veterans May Gain Easier Access to Medical Marijuana

Veterans May Gain Easier Access to Medical Marijuana

The Veterans Equal Access Act, a bill introduced in Congress Thursday by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) with 10 bipartisan cosponsors, would allow Department of Veterans...
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November 26, 2014
11/26/2014
Bills That Would Legalize Marijuana Introduced in Georgia

Bills That Would Legalize Marijuana Introduced in Georgia

A Georgia state senator has introduced two pieces of legislation Monday that would legalize both medical and recreational marijuana in the state. SB 6 would allow those at...
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November 24, 2014
11/24/2014
Woody Harrelson Hosts “Saturday Night Live” Full of Cannabis Jokes

Woody Harrelson Hosts “Saturday Night Live” Full of Cannabis Jokes

While Saturday Night Live has always had a fair share of great bits on marijuana dating way back, this latest episode certainly showed that it’s moving more...
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November 24, 2014
11/24/2014
NFL and Cannabis: Quasi-Freepass and Why Players Use MJ

NFL and Cannabis: Quasi-Freepass and Why Players Use MJ

If we peel back the onion a bit on cannabis and see why players seem to seek it out, I think it can paint a fair image...
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November 24, 2014
11/24/2014
Colorado Pot Credit Union Could Be Open by January 1 Under State Charter

Colorado Pot Credit Union Could Be Open by January 1 Under State Charter

The world’s first financial institution established specifically for the marijuana industry could be open in Colorado by January 1. The Colorado Division of Financial Services late Wednesday...
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November 21, 2014
11/21/2014
Philadelphia Cops: 90 Lbs of Green Delivered to City Blue

Philadelphia Cops: 90 Lbs of Green Delivered to City Blue

The green keeps on flowing at City Blue, near Philadelphia, where another 30 pounds of marijuana was just delivered today to the Upper Darby clothing store that...
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November 20, 2014
11/20/2014
Texas Church Bans Woman for Medical Marijuana

Texas Church Bans Woman for Medical Marijuana

Faith Bodle, a Texas mother who uses medical cannabis to treat symptoms of degenerative spine disease and congestive heart failure, has been banned from her church for...
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November 20, 2014
11/20/2014
Why Congress Should Legalize Pot

Why Congress Should Legalize Pot

The evidence from states and countries that have decriminalized or medicalized marijuana suggests that policy plays a modest role in limiting use. And while marijuana can harm...
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November 19, 2014
11/19/2014
New Study on Cannabis and Teens: Pot Not Detriment to IQ

New Study on Cannabis and Teens: Pot Not Detriment to IQ

Opponents of legalization have, for a couple of years, been spouting off that marijuana use (especially among teens) is responsible for a drop in IQ. This argument...
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November 19, 2014
11/19/2014
Michigan Medical Marijuana Card Holder Commits Suicide After Police ‘Witch Hunt’ Over Pot ‘Butter’

Michigan Medical Marijuana Card Holder Commits Suicide After Police ‘Witch Hunt’ Over Pot ‘Butter’

A former corrections officer took his own life over the weekend after being found guilty in a case involving marijuana-infused butter. Bernhardt was charged earlier this year with making marijuana...
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November 18, 2014
11/18/2014
Uruguay Presidential Candidates Opposite on Mujica’s Legal Weed Law

Uruguay Presidential Candidates Opposite on Mujica’s Legal Weed Law

Due to Uruguay law, Mujica is forbidden from serving two consecutive terms as president and will be replaced. The two leading candidates have opposing views on the...
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November 18, 2014
11/18/2014
Why Congress Is Unlikely to Stop Marijuana Legalization in Washington, D.C.

Why Congress Is Unlikely to Stop Marijuana Legalization in Washington, D.C.

Even if the House and the Senate both passed a resolution against Initiative 71, it would still need President Obama’s signature. The White House is already on...
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November 17, 2014
11/17/2014
KannaLife Sciences Creating Cannabis Treatment for NFL Players

KannaLife Sciences Creating Cannabis Treatment for NFL Players

KannaLife is moving forward on a derivation of CBD for NFL players. What sets KannaLife Sciences apart from the vast majority of potrepreneurs is that they hold...
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November 17, 2014
11/17/2014
Eastern Washington MJ DUIs On the Rise… Maybe

Eastern Washington MJ DUIs On the Rise… Maybe

In the somewhat small Eastern Washington town of Spokane Valley, there is a rise in marijuana-related DUIs.
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November 17, 2014
11/17/2014
Weed Odor as Probable Cause Should Be Ruled Unconstitutional

Weed Odor as Probable Cause Should Be Ruled Unconstitutional

One of the most underhanded methods the police use to establish probable cause is claiming to smell marijuana in a vehicle, which according to legal experts should...
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November 14, 2014
11/14/2014
DEA Steals Woman’s Identity to Entrap Her Friends

DEA Steals Woman’s Identity to Entrap Her Friends

DEA agent Timoty Sinnigen pulled photos and other data off Arquiett’s cell phone and proceeded to create a Facebook page using her name and personal information
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November 13, 2014
11/13/2014
Colorado High School and the Gravity Bong Lockdown

Colorado High School and the Gravity Bong Lockdown

A Colorado high school went into modified lockdown after a student apparently took a big hit off a gravity bong.
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November 13, 2014
11/13/2014
Over 56,000 Fewer Marijuana Arrests in 2013

Over 56,000 Fewer Marijuana Arrests in 2013

The FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2013 is out and shows fewer than 700,000 arrests nationwide for marijuana for the first time in a decade. An estimated 693,482...
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November 12, 2014
11/12/2014
Veterans Observe Holiday by Filing Rescheduling Petition

Veterans Observe Holiday by Filing Rescheduling Petition

Just in time for the national holiday honoring their service, veterans from across the country have banded together and will be delivering a legal petition to the...
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