Category: Marijuana News

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General marijuana news and commentary

September 2, 2014
09/02/2014
Rhode Island Primary Is Two Weeks Away – Where Do The Candidates Stand?

Rhode Island Primary Is Two Weeks Away – Where Do The Candidates Stand?

Tuesday, September 9, is Primary Election Day in Rhode Island. With an open race for the top slot in the state, all eyes are on the gubernatorial primary...
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September 2, 2014
09/02/2014
Colorado Medical-Marijuana Caregiver Rules Could Pinch Young Patients

Colorado Medical-Marijuana Caregiver Rules Could Pinch Young Patients

Dozens of families who moved to Colorado to treat their severely disabled children with a special kind of marijuana could lose access to the treatment under new...
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September 2, 2014
09/02/2014
Voters in Santa Fe to Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

Voters in Santa Fe to Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

The list of localities considering making marijuana legal or decriminalizing possession of small amounts is steadily growing, and two New Mexico cities were just added to the...
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September 2, 2014
09/02/2014
Illinois Medical Marijuana May Cost Patients Top Dollar

Illinois Medical Marijuana May Cost Patients Top Dollar

As Illinois begins accepting the first patient applications Tuesday, industry officials expect the state to be one of the most expensive places in the country to buy...
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September 2, 2014
09/02/2014
Italy Poised to Release 10,000 Cannabis Inmates

Italy Poised to Release 10,000 Cannabis Inmates

Italy is poised to release about ten thousand inmates due to a shift in sentencing laws that eases punishment for cannabis use, growth and possession. The change...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
The Federal Government Wants to Buy 12 Acres of Marijuana — for Research

The Federal Government Wants to Buy 12 Acres of Marijuana — for Research

Calling all pot farmers: Uncle Sam is looking to buy. An arm of the National Institutes of Health dedicated to researching drug abuse and addiction “intends” to...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Illinois: Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

Illinois: Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

Democrat Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation, House Bill 5085, authorizing state universities to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes. The new law takes effect in January. Illinois joins more than...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Low Doses of Marijuana Compound Could Slow or Stop Progression of Alzheimer’s

Low Doses of Marijuana Compound Could Slow or Stop Progression of Alzheimer’s

Findings of a preclinical study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, suggest very small doses of THC, a chemical found in marijuana, slow down the production...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.27)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.27)

A study finds marijuana may lower opiate overdose rates, a California appeals court decision is good news for dispensary operators, Connecticut gets its first dispensary, and more....
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Santa Fe City Council Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

Santa Fe City Council Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

Santa Fe on Wednesday became the latest U.S. city to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, with lawmakers in the New Mexico capital voting to change local statutes...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
NFL Player Poll: Pot Not as Dangerous

NFL Player Poll: Pot Not as Dangerous

As part of a survey of 100-plus players conducted by ESPN.com’s NFL Nation, 75 percent of the 82 players who answered said they agree with Obama’s statement...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Local Legalization Initiatives Moving Forward in Maine

Local Legalization Initiatives Moving Forward in Maine

As we’ve reported previously, three cities in Maine could be voting this November on initiatives that would direct local police not to arrest adults age 21 and over...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Canada’s Marc Emery Is a Man on a Mission

Canada’s Marc Emery Is a Man on a Mission

Canada’s “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery has finally returned home after spending just over 4 ½ years in US federal prison for selling marijuana seeds over the...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Are Cigarettes More Dangerous Than Marijuana?

Are Cigarettes More Dangerous Than Marijuana?

Despite the controversy surrounding marijuana not being FDA approved, medical experts insist there is increasing evidence to suggest that smoking marijuana is less of a detriment to...
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August 27, 2014
08/27/2014
Major Oregon Newspaper Supports Measure 91

Major Oregon Newspaper Supports Measure 91

Over the weekend, one of the most popular newspapers in Oregon lent its support to Measure 91, which would make marijuana legal for adults in the state. Voters will decide...
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August 27, 2014
08/27/2014
Bedrocan, OrganiGram Begin Trading on Toronto Stock Exchange

Bedrocan, OrganiGram Begin Trading on Toronto Stock Exchange

Two Canadian medical marijuana producers, Bedrocan (BED) & OrganiGram (OGI), began public trading on Monday, joining their competitor Tweed Inc. on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Bedrocan and...
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August 27, 2014
08/27/2014
Study: Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With Intimate Partner Violence

Study: Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With Intimate Partner Violence

Marijuana use by newly married couples is predictive of less frequent incidences of intimate partner violence perpetration, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the journal Psychology of Addictive...
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August 27, 2014
08/27/2014
One Seattle Police Officer Wrote 80% of City Pot Tickets

One Seattle Police Officer Wrote 80% of City Pot Tickets

Weed is now legal in Washington state. However, you can still be issued a citation/ticket if you are found using cannabis in one of the aforementioned “no-no”...
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August 26, 2014
08/26/2014
JAMA: Medical Cannabis States Possess Lower Rates of Opiate-Induced Fatalities

JAMA: Medical Cannabis States Possess Lower Rates of Opiate-Induced Fatalities

The enactment of medicinal marijuana laws is associated with significantly lower state-level opioid overdose mortality rates, according to data published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association...
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August 26, 2014
08/26/2014
Study: Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With Domestic Violence

Study: Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With Domestic Violence

The use of alcohol significantly increases one’s likelihood of becoming either a perpetrator or a victim of a violent act. But not surprisingly, according to a just-published...
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