Category: Marijuana News

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General marijuana news and commentary

August 20, 2014
08/20/2014
Jackie Chan’s Son Becomes Unwitting Star in China’s Anti-Drug Campaign

Jackie Chan’s Son Becomes Unwitting Star in China’s Anti-Drug Campaign

During a morning news segment, CCTV aired pixelated footage showing Jaycee Chan, the son of martial arts legend Jackie Chan, being interrogated by police about drug possession....
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August 20, 2014
08/20/2014
Alaska Marijuana Initiative Trails in Poll

Alaska Marijuana Initiative Trails in Poll

The people trying to legalize marijuana in Alaska are in for a tough battle, if the most recent Public Policy Polling survey is any indicator. That poll, taken at...
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August 20, 2014
08/20/2014
Seattle-Area’s 2nd Marijuana Retailer Opens to a Crowd With Plenty of Supply

Seattle-Area’s 2nd Marijuana Retailer Opens to a Crowd With Plenty of Supply

Seattle’s pot curious and aficionados who have been standing in lines and hitting refresh on their Web browsers waiting for supply to surface at Cannabis City —...
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August 20, 2014
08/20/2014
South Portland City Council Places Measure on November Ballot That Would Make Marijuana Possession Legal for Adults

South Portland City Council Places Measure on November Ballot That Would Make Marijuana Possession Legal for Adults

The South Portland City Council voted unanimously on Monday to place a measure on the November ballot that would make private marijuana possession legal for adults within...
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August 20, 2014
08/20/2014
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Says It Is Buying $2.3 Million in TV Ads This Fall

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Says It Is Buying $2.3 Million in TV Ads This Fall

Oregon officials running the marijuana legalization measure on the November 4 ballot say they have reserved $2.3 million in TV advertising for what they say will be...
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August 20, 2014
08/20/2014
Al Olson Leaves NBC News to Head Marijuana News Site

Al Olson Leaves NBC News to Head Marijuana News Site

Veteran journalist Al Olson has left his senior editor position at NBC News and took over as managing editor of Marijuana.com on Monday. “I’ve been a journalist for as...
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August 19, 2014
08/19/2014
Study: Cannabis Inhaler Delivers Effective Relief To Neuropathy Patients

Study: Cannabis Inhaler Delivers Effective Relief To Neuropathy Patients

The administration of a single dose of whole-plant cannabis via a thermal-metered inhaler is effective and well tolerated among patients suffering from neuropathy (nerve pain), according to...
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August 19, 2014
08/19/2014
Poll: Majority Of Pennsylvanians Support Reforming State’s Marijuana Laws

Poll: Majority Of Pennsylvanians Support Reforming State’s Marijuana Laws

Nearly seven out of ten Pennsylvania voters believe that marijuana should be legal for either medicinal or recreational use, according to the results of a statewide survey released by...
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August 19, 2014
08/19/2014
Pot Arrests Generate Bank for Law Enforcement, Have Racial Bias

Pot Arrests Generate Bank for Law Enforcement, Have Racial Bias

Latino and Black people are over 3 times more likely to suffer harsh judicial consequences for cannabis possession than Caucasians, even though the rate of consumption is...
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August 18, 2014
08/18/2014
Massachusetts: In Halls of Academia, Medical Marijuana an Unwelcome Guest

Massachusetts: In Halls of Academia, Medical Marijuana an Unwelcome Guest

Although medical marijuana has been legal in Massachusetts for nearly two years, many local colleges are putting out the message to students as the fall semester nears:...
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August 18, 2014
08/18/2014
California Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Dies

California Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Dies

A controversial bill that would have imposed statewide regulations on California’s multi-billion dollar medical marijuana industry died yesterday in Sacramento. The bill, Senate Bill 1262, was blocked by...
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August 18, 2014
08/18/2014
Organizers: Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Petition Will Fall Short

Organizers: Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Petition Will Fall Short

An effort to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma likely won’t be included on the November ballot because advocates won’t be able to collect enough petition signatures ahead...
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August 15, 2014
08/15/2014
Rural Arizona Medical Marijuana Users May Regain Right to Grow

Rural Arizona Medical Marijuana Users May Regain Right to Grow

Some medical marijuana users outside Arizona’s metro areas may soon regain the right to grow their own. Patients have to get it from a state-regulated dispensary if they...
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August 15, 2014
08/15/2014
Colombia President Supports Allowing Medical Marijuana

Colombia President Supports Allowing Medical Marijuana

Colombia’s President, Juan Manuel Santos, signaled his support Thursday for a bill that would allow the medical use of marijuana, which the Colombian Congress will debate in...
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August 15, 2014
08/15/2014
British Columbia: Medical Pot Cookie Prohibition Ruled Unconstitutional

British Columbia: Medical Pot Cookie Prohibition Ruled Unconstitutional

It’s unconstitutional to forbid licensed medical marijuana users from possessing pot-laced products, such as cookies or body creams, a B.C. Court of Appeal judge rules. Parliament has been...
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August 15, 2014
08/15/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.13)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.13)

California’s controversial medical marijuana regulation bill is going down to the wire, Delaware will soon see its first dispensary, Guam will vote on a medical marijuana initiative...
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August 15, 2014
08/15/2014
The Share of Arrests for Marijuana Possession Has More Than Tripled Since 1991

The Share of Arrests for Marijuana Possession Has More Than Tripled Since 1991

While the number of arrests for all offenses has declined nationally since 1991, the share of arrests related to simple marijuana possession has more than tripled over the same...
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August 14, 2014
08/14/2014
Let It Grow: Banks Offering Financial Services to Marijuana-Related Businesses

Let It Grow: Banks Offering Financial Services to Marijuana-Related Businesses

About 105 different financial institutions spread out over one-third of the country have reported relationships with legal marijuana-related businesses, the top U.S. anti-money laundering official said Tuesday,...
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August 14, 2014
08/14/2014
Delaware Officials Announce First Medical Marijuana Compassion Center

Delaware Officials Announce First Medical Marijuana Compassion Center

After more than three years and numerous delays, Delaware’s first pilot medical marijuana dispensary has finally been approved! On Monday, August 11, the Department of Health and Social Services finalized...
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August 14, 2014
08/14/2014
Demand for Marijuana Outpaces Legal Supply; Black Market Filling Gap

Demand for Marijuana Outpaces Legal Supply; Black Market Filling Gap

In a report commissioned by the Marijuana Enforcement Division earlier this year, data shows that Colorado residents and visitors will consume an estimated 130.3 metric tons of...
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