Category: Marijuana News

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General marijuana news and commentary

May 22, 2015
05/22/2015
New DEA Chief Claims He Will Not Focus on Marijuana

New DEA Chief Claims He Will Not Focus on Marijuana

While the domestic War on Drugs has been supported for nearly four decades by Michele Leonhart, it appears as though some of her misguided policies, mostly those...
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May 21, 2015
05/21/2015
Bernie Sanders Leaves the Door Open on Marijuana Legalization

Bernie Sanders Leaves the Door Open on Marijuana Legalization

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Tuesday that he supports the decriminalization of marijuana possession and the legalization of medical marijuana, and suggested that he’s also open to...
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May 19, 2015
05/19/2015
New Study From Spain: Cannabis May Create False Memories

New Study From Spain: Cannabis May Create False Memories

A new study out of Spain sought to explore the finer points of how cannabis affects memory. The participants were shown a series of words, then later...
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May 19, 2015
05/19/2015
Texas Legislature Kills Marijuana Bills

Texas Legislature Kills Marijuana Bills

There has been a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for the reform of marijuana laws in the state of Texas over the past several weeks, but all hope...
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May 13, 2015
05/13/2015
Medical Marijuana Legalization Passes Pennsylvania Senate

Medical Marijuana Legalization Passes Pennsylvania Senate

Medical marijuana faced the next hurdle on its way to passage Tuesday as the Pennsylvania Senate considered a bill that would legalize the use of cannabis to treat...
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May 12, 2015
05/12/2015
Feds Propose 50% Marijuana Tax—as a Tax Cut

Feds Propose 50% Marijuana Tax—as a Tax Cut

Should marijuana businesses pay tax on gross profits or net profits? It sounds like a silly question. After all, virtually every business in every country pays tax...
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May 8, 2015
05/08/2015
Morgan Freeman Shoots Straight: On Legalizing Marijuana and His Escape From New York

Morgan Freeman Shoots Straight: On Legalizing Marijuana and His Escape From New York

“Marijuana has many useful uses,” Morgan Freeman says. “I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana. They’re talking about kids...
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May 6, 2015
05/06/2015
The End of the War on Drugs and the Emergence of the Venture-Backed Cannabis Industry

The End of the War on Drugs and the Emergence of the Venture-Backed Cannabis Industry

When news broke that Founders Fund, the proudly contrarian venture firm helmed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, was going to invest a major $75 million in Privateer...
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May 5, 2015
05/05/2015
Labor Unions Endorse Legal Weed in Ohio

Labor Unions Endorse Legal Weed in Ohio

Earlier this week, ResponsibleOhio, the organization currently collecting signatures to get their initiative to legalize marijuana on the ballot in the next presidential election, earned the support...
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May 4, 2015
05/04/2015
It’s Time for Congress to Act on Cannabis Legalization

It’s Time for Congress to Act on Cannabis Legalization

What Judge Mueller did was an administrative passing of the ball to Congress. Judge Mueller felt the need to rule the way she did and risk disappointing...
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May 4, 2015
05/04/2015
Puerto Rico Governor Signs Order to Legalize Medical Pot

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Order to Legalize Medical Pot

Puerto Rico’s governor on Sunday signed an executive order to authorize the use of medical marijuana in the U.S. territory in an unexpected move following a lengthy...
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May 1, 2015
05/01/2015
Being a Stoner in Beijing Is Expensive, Dangerous, and Complicated

Being a Stoner in Beijing Is Expensive, Dangerous, and Complicated

A few years ago, my neighbor Luke went to a bonfire party on a mountain just outside of Beijing. Three busloads of revelers came from the capital,...
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May 1, 2015
05/01/2015
Do Marijuana Prisoners Deserve Amnesty?

Do Marijuana Prisoners Deserve Amnesty?

What to do with the prisoners of a failed war? Since 2012, when voters in Colorado and Washington approved the tax and sale of recreational marijuana, the...
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April 30, 2015
04/30/2015
New York Begins Accepting Medical Marijuana Applications

New York Begins Accepting Medical Marijuana Applications

New York State has begun accepting applications for its medical marijuana licenses this week. Applicants can submit questions through May 5th and the Department of Health Services...
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April 30, 2015
04/30/2015
New Bill Would End Federal MMJ Patient Prosecutions

New Bill Would End Federal MMJ Patient Prosecutions

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has introduced a new bill which appears to target the same aims of the so-called “Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment,” which many advocates claimed would end...
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April 29, 2015
04/29/2015
Pregnant Medical Marijuana Patients Face Steep Legal Risks

Pregnant Medical Marijuana Patients Face Steep Legal Risks

For one of 4Front’s recent podcasts, I talked to medical professionals about the intersection of the healthcare and marijuana industries. After discussing the issues that medical professionals...
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April 23, 2015
04/23/2015
Fear Mongering Headlines Try to Demonize Cannabis

Fear Mongering Headlines Try to Demonize Cannabis

While headlines are meant to hook the reader, doesn’t journalistic integrity mean anything? The most recent horribly unjust portrayal of cannabis comes from the UK’s Daily Mail,...
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April 23, 2015
04/23/2015
Will California Legislature Tame the Wild West?

Will California Legislature Tame the Wild West?

After 12 years of operating under little more legal guidance than an affirmative defense and a limited cooperative law with an iconic bill number, the workers of...
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April 21, 2015
04/21/2015
Americans’ Support for Marijuana Legalization Reaches All-Time High in CBS Poll

Americans’ Support for Marijuana Legalization Reaches All-Time High in CBS Poll

A majority of Americans support the legalization of recreational marijuana, according to a new poll from CBS News — and it’s the highest percentage in support since...
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April 20, 2015
04/20/2015
Vermont Lawmakers Threaten: Legalize Cannabis or Face Alcohol Prohibition

Vermont Lawmakers Threaten: Legalize Cannabis or Face Alcohol Prohibition

Vermont, you have stolen my heart. A group of Vermont lawmakers have threatened to reinstate alcohol prohibition unless a vote is passed to legalize cannabis.
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