Category: Marijuana News

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General marijuana news and commentary

March 4, 2015
03/04/2015
Missouri Moves Forward With Cultivating Cannabis for Oil

Missouri Moves Forward With Cultivating Cannabis for Oil

Two non-profit organizations have been selected and given license by the Missouri Department of Agriculture to grow cannabis. Production is scheduled to begin this summer and is...
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March 4, 2015
03/04/2015
55 Years for Selling Weed? Ret. Judge Blasts Mandatory Minimum Laws

55 Years for Selling Weed? Ret. Judge Blasts Mandatory Minimum Laws

Former Utah circuit judge Paul Cassell is speaking out against mandatory minimums and the unjust nature of the court system that required him to impose massively overblown...
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March 4, 2015
03/04/2015
Texas Lawmaker Files Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Texas Lawmaker Files Bill to Legalize Marijuana

In Texas, a conservative lawmaker filed a bill to completely deregulate marijuana in the Lone Star State Monday, proposing to strike any mention of the psychoactive plant...
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March 4, 2015
03/04/2015
New York Police Chief Says Spike in Homicides Was Caused by Marijuana

New York Police Chief Says Spike in Homicides Was Caused by Marijuana

In New York City, there were nine more homicides in January and February than there were in the same time period last year. Police Chief Bill Bratton...
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March 2, 2015
03/02/2015
New Study Supports What We All Knew: Cannabis Is the Safest Drug

New Study Supports What We All Knew: Cannabis Is the Safest Drug

A study recently came out backing up what pro-cannabis advocates have known (and been screaming at naysayers) for decades: cannabis is safer than booze, tobacco and other...
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March 2, 2015
03/02/2015
Jamaica Decriminalizes Possession of Small Amounts of Ganja

Jamaica Decriminalizes Possession of Small Amounts of Ganja

Jamaican legislators in the Lower House passed a law that will decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis. Under the new law, possession of as little as...
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March 2, 2015
03/02/2015
Girl Scouts of America Go After the ‘Girl Scout Cookies’ Strain for Infringement

Girl Scouts of America Go After the ‘Girl Scout Cookies’ Strain for Infringement

Earlier this week I was talking with one of my close budtenders when she mentioned that a representative of the Girl Scouts of the USA chapter, Girl...
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March 2, 2015
03/02/2015
Today Ted Cruz Is a Marijuana Federalist—a Year Ago, Not So Much

Today Ted Cruz Is a Marijuana Federalist—a Year Ago, Not So Much

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) endorsed marijuana federalism during an exchange with Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity....
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March 2, 2015
03/02/2015
6 in 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says

6 in 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says

While the Pew Research Center survey published on Friday shows a 14-percentage point gap between Republicans and Democrats under the age of 34, six-in-10 GOP-leaning Millennials still...
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February 27, 2015
02/27/2015
Legal Marijuana Begins in Washington, D.C. as ‘Green Rush’ Is On

Legal Marijuana Begins in Washington, D.C. as ‘Green Rush’ Is On

Possession of small amounts of marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia on Thursday, launching a pot “green rush” despite a face-off between local officials and...
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February 26, 2015
02/26/2015
Medical Marijuana Patients in California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, but That Could Soon Change

Medical Marijuana Patients in California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, but That Could Soon Change

Americans for Safe Access estimates hundreds of medical marijuana patients throughout California are being denied organ transplants that could save their lives. But that may soon change....
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February 26, 2015
02/26/2015
Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana in Small Amounts

Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana in Small Amounts

After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and emboldened by changes to drug laws in U.S. states, Jamaica’s Parliament on Tuesday night gave final...
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February 25, 2015
02/25/2015
Canadian Cannabis Hero, Don Briere, Finally Thriving

Canadian Cannabis Hero, Don Briere, Finally Thriving

Canadian man and godfather of BC cannabis, Don Briere, has opened 8 new cannabis retail stores in British Columbia. Why should we care? Don Briere makes Marc...
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February 25, 2015
02/25/2015
Marijuana May Be Even Safer Than Previously Thought, Researchers Say

Marijuana May Be Even Safer Than Previously Thought, Researchers Say

Compared with other recreational drugs — including alcohol — marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. And researchers may be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol...
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February 25, 2015
02/25/2015
Alaska Becomes 3rd State With Legal Marijuana

Alaska Becomes 3rd State With Legal Marijuana

Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America’s wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and...
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February 24, 2015
02/24/2015
Michigan Activists Prepare for Cannabis Legalization in 2016

Michigan Activists Prepare for Cannabis Legalization in 2016

Michigan legislators are trying to get their state ready for cannabis legalization in 2016. Legalization activists and advocates gathered last weekend to discuss the specifics of a...
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February 24, 2015
02/24/2015
Medical Marijuana May Soon Be Marketed as Kosher

Medical Marijuana May Soon Be Marketed as Kosher

Medical marijuana may soon come with a kosher seal of approval. The Orthodox Union that offers kosher certification is in early discussions with parties interested in offering...
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February 23, 2015
02/23/2015
Adam Scott’s New Cannabis-Themed Sitcom ‘Buds’ Will Bring Weed Culture to Network TV

Adam Scott’s New Cannabis-Themed Sitcom ‘Buds’ Will Bring Weed Culture to Network TV

Adam Scott is teaming up with producer Naomi Scott, and one of Parks and Rec’s writers to create a new cannabis themed sitcom called ‘Buds’ that will...
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February 23, 2015
02/23/2015
Congress’ New Federal Legalization Bills May Be Doomed to Fail

Congress’ New Federal Legalization Bills May Be Doomed to Fail

Friday, February 20th marked the introduction of two separate pieces of legislation in the US House that would put a regulatory framework into place for states that...
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February 19, 2015
02/19/2015
Marijuana Legal in New Jersey? This New Coalition Launches Effort to Legalize It, Tax It

Marijuana Legal in New Jersey? This New Coalition Launches Effort to Legalize It, Tax It

A group of activists gathered in New Jersey’s largest city today to announce a new coalition that will advocate for the legalization, taxation, and regulation of marijuana...
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