Category: Marijuana News

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General marijuana news and commentary

April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
You Can’t Stop Progress: The Inevitability of Legalization

You Can’t Stop Progress: The Inevitability of Legalization

“You hear that, Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability.” – Agent Smith A local newspaper from Holland, Michigan released an editorial urging residents (and the...
By: Devilmonk
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Study: Frequent Cannabis Consumers Less Likely to Engage in Problematic Alcohol Use

Study: Frequent Cannabis Consumers Less Likely to Engage in Problematic Alcohol Use

Those who report consuming cannabis two or three times per week are less likely to engage in at risk drinking behavior, according to data published online in The American Journal...
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Prospero’s Favorite Denver 420 Events 2014

Prospero’s Favorite Denver 420 Events 2014

This weekend marks the first legal 420 in Colorado, the first state in the nation to allow recreational marijuana sales. Cannabis-related tourism has brought plenty of visitors...
By: Prospero
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April 15, 2014
04/15/2014
Florida Democrats Add Medical Marijuana to the Ballot to Boost Voter Turnout for the Midterm Election

Florida Democrats Add Medical Marijuana to the Ballot to Boost Voter Turnout for the Midterm Election

Florida Democrats are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would put medical marijuana on the state’s ballot this November. If the initiative passes, Florida would become the first...
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April 15, 2014
04/15/2014
Biometric Marijuana Vending Machine Unveiled in Colorado

Biometric Marijuana Vending Machine Unveiled in Colorado

The free market has done wonders for the marijuana entrepreneurial spirit in Colorado. Could the state position itself as the Silicon Valley of pot? Enter the marijuana...
By: NY Farmer
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April 15, 2014
04/15/2014
With Governor O’Malley’s Signature, Maryland Becomes Become 21st Medical Marijuana State

With Governor O’Malley’s Signature, Maryland Becomes Become 21st Medical Marijuana State

Governor Martin O’Malley signed HB 881 into law today, making Maryland the 21st medical marijuana state. The Maryland House of Delegates voted 125-11 last week to adopt...
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April 15, 2014
04/15/2014
Portland MS Society Hosts First MMJ Symposium

Portland MS Society Hosts First MMJ Symposium

The MS Society of Portland hosted its first medical cannabis symposium on April 6, 2014 at the Roseland Theater. This afternoon’s event was sponsored by the National Cannabis...
By: Anna Diaz
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April 15, 2014
04/15/2014
Top 6 Ways Health Canada Is Screwing Up Medical Marijuana

Top 6 Ways Health Canada Is Screwing Up Medical Marijuana

There’s a reason patients call it “Hellth Canada,” and it’s not because they’re doing a hell of a job. Health Canada has been running Canada’s medical marijuana program...
By: NY Farmer
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April 14, 2014
04/14/2014
Oklahomans for Health Files Ballot Initiative for Medical Marijuana

Oklahomans for Health Files Ballot Initiative for Medical Marijuana

Today, Oklahomans for Health submitted an application for petition with Oklahoma Secretary of State, Chris Benge, which proposes to add a question to the November ballot asking whether or...
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April 14, 2014
04/14/2014
Colorado Legalized Marijuana Tax Revenue Ahead of Expectations: Moody’s

Colorado Legalized Marijuana Tax Revenue Ahead of Expectations: Moody’s

Colorado expects to bring in an estimated $98 million in revenue this year, exceeding the state’s original expectations by 40 percent. Moody’s Investors Service, in a report released...
By: NY Farmer
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April 14, 2014
04/14/2014
If Cannabis Treats PTSD, What Will Patrick Kennedy Do?

If Cannabis Treats PTSD, What Will Patrick Kennedy Do?

With the recent approval of a study to gauge the efficacy of cannabis as a treatment for PTSD, it’s only a matter of time until scientists verify...
By: Devilmonk
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April 14, 2014
04/14/2014
Medical Marijuana Debate Is April 17 at SPC-Seminole

Medical Marijuana Debate Is April 17 at SPC-Seminole

The issue of legalizing medical marijuana will be debated at the next Village Square program of the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College. The program, “Medical...
By: NY Farmer
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April 14, 2014
04/14/2014
Denver Student Killed by Cannabis… and the Ground. Mostly the Ground.

Denver Student Killed by Cannabis… and the Ground. Mostly the Ground.

The headline that came out of Denver following the death of a young man caused me no small amount of puzzlement. “Pot cookies blamed for death,” reads...
By: Devilmonk
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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Feds Seize San Francisco Medical Marijuana Club

Feds Seize San Francisco Medical Marijuana Club

A medical marijuana dispensary told a federal judge that the U.S. government may have bamboozled it in a forfeiture order against its landlord. Uncle Sam filed a...
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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Boston Mayor Plans to Block Dispensaries… Somehow

Boston Mayor Plans to Block Dispensaries… Somehow

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh vowed to block medical marijuana dispensaries in his city at a church gathering Monday. The Pastor of the church asked if he would...
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April 10, 2014
04/10/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.04.09)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.04.09)

Medical marijuana remains on the agenda at statehouses across the country, Oregon communities decide whether to bother with temporary dispensary moratoriums, DC looks to expand its medical...
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April 10, 2014
04/10/2014
Concentrated Marijuana Under Review in Colorado

Concentrated Marijuana Under Review in Colorado

Colorado currently allows adults over 21 to possess an ounce of marijuana for recreational use, but the law makes no distinction between raw flowers and concentrated marijuana,...
By: Moirai
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April 9, 2014
04/09/2014
Mexican Marijuana Farmers Make Switch to Heroin as Pot Prices Fall

Mexican Marijuana Farmers Make Switch to Heroin as Pot Prices Fall

Mexican marijuana farmers in the remote valleys of the northern Sierra Madre have begun to harvest opium poppies instead and distribute cheap $4 heroin to many rural...
By: Moirai
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April 9, 2014
04/09/2014
Medical Marijuana for Sexual Assault Survivors

Medical Marijuana for Sexual Assault Survivors

Marijuana has been making waves lately as a potential treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Studies have shown repeatedly that cannabis is extremely effective at relieving the...
By: Rae Lland
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Maine House and Senate to Vote on Putting Marijuana Legalization Before State Voters

Maine House and Senate to Vote on Putting Marijuana Legalization Before State Voters

Recently, Gov. LePage introduced a bill, LD 1811, to crack down on heroin and cocaine trafficking. While we disagree with his approach (doubling-down on the War on...
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