Category: Marijuana News

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General marijuana news and commentary

August 1, 2014
08/01/2014
Marijuana Industry Steps Up on Edibles, Retailing

Marijuana Industry Steps Up on Edibles, Retailing

Faced with growing concern about the use of marijuana “edibles” (food products containing marijuana) and taking preemptive steps toward industry self-education and self-regulation, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)...
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August 1, 2014
08/01/2014
Weed Activist Rev. Bud Green Claims Responsibility for White Flags Over Brooklyn Bridge

Weed Activist Rev. Bud Green Claims Responsibility for White Flags Over Brooklyn Bridge

A Southern California-based, pro-weed, anti-government activist who goes by the name Reverend Bud Green has claimed responsibility for replacing two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with...
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August 1, 2014
08/01/2014
Congressional CBD-Only Bill Raises Both Hope and Significant Concerns

Congressional CBD-Only Bill Raises Both Hope and Significant Concerns

Yesterday, Representative Scott Perry (R-PA) introduced a bill in Congress that would create an exemption to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) for cannabis plants and derivatives with...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.30)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.30)

A pair of federal bills get filed, California’s medical marijuana wars continue, Florida looks set to pass medical marijuana this fall, pressure is rising for New York...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
Operation Shattered: Feds Target BHO Manufacturing in Washington State

Operation Shattered: Feds Target BHO Manufacturing in Washington State

On July 22, the federal government initiated “Operation Shattered” with the stated intention of cracking down on individuals involved in causing butane hash oil-related explosions in Washington...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
Study: Arrests for Marijuana Offenses Increasing in Many States

Study: Arrests for Marijuana Offenses Increasing in Many States

Law enforcement in many states are making a greater number of marijuana arrests than ever before despite polling data showing that the majority of Americans believe that the adult...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
Good News and Not-So-Good News in Maine

Good News and Not-So-Good News in Maine

The good news: South Portland officials have informed us that we collected enough signatures to place an initiative on the November ballot that would make marijuana legal...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
What Obama Can Do to Loosen Marijuana Laws, Even Without Congress

What Obama Can Do to Loosen Marijuana Laws, Even Without Congress

In January, Jacob Sullum called bullshit on Barack Obama’s insistence that his administration had no control over how cannabis is classified. But can the stroke of an...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
NY Times Calls on Feds to End Marijuana Ban

NY Times Calls on Feds to End Marijuana Ban

The New York Times editorial board put out a call for the federal government to end the ban on marijuana. Obviously, I agree and there is a...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia

The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia

The federal law that makes possession of marijuana a crime has its origins in legislation that was passed in an atmosphere of hysteria during the 1930s and...
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July 30, 2014
07/30/2014
New York Lawmakers Want Faster Medical-Marijuana Process

New York Lawmakers Want Faster Medical-Marijuana Process

New York lawmakers urged Gov. Cuomo to consider different ways to get the drug to epileptic children and terminally ill patients more quickly, such as obtaining marijuana from other states....
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July 30, 2014
07/30/2014
Debunking the White House’s Reefer Mad Reaction to the NYT

Debunking the White House’s Reefer Mad Reaction to the NYT

The New York Times has joined the majority of US citizens in the call for a more rational marijuana policy. The White House responded with an attempt...
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July 30, 2014
07/30/2014
The Required White House Response on Marijuana

The Required White House Response on Marijuana

When the White House issued a statement last night saying that marijuana should remain illegal — responding to our pro-legalization editorial series — officials there weren’t just...
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July 30, 2014
07/30/2014
Campaign to Regulate Marijuana in Alaska Unveils New Bus Ads

Campaign to Regulate Marijuana in Alaska Unveils New Bus Ads

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol In Alaska unveiled a series of bus ads yesterday in Anchorage that highlight the relative safety of marijuana compared to...
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July 30, 2014
07/30/2014
Former Colorado Jail Might Transform Into a Massive Marijuana Grow Facility

Former Colorado Jail Might Transform Into a Massive Marijuana Grow Facility

In March, Colorado native Nicholas Erker purchased the town of Brush’s defunct Correctional Facility. Now, with more than six months of successful legal weed in Colorado’s history...
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July 29, 2014
07/29/2014
GOP Congressman Introduces CBD Oil Bill

GOP Congressman Introduces CBD Oil Bill

GOP Congressman Scott Perry of Pennsylvania introduced a bill today that would make CBD oil legal under federal law. If passed, the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act...
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July 29, 2014
07/29/2014
Study: Marijuana Does Not Worsen Schizophrenia

Study: Marijuana Does Not Worsen Schizophrenia

Research from the University of Manchester sheds new light on the impact of marijuana use on schizophrenia. “There was no evidence of a specific association between cannabis...
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July 29, 2014
07/29/2014
Poll: Majority of Floridians Support Legalized Marijuana; Super-Majority Endorse Medicalization

Poll: Majority of Floridians Support Legalized Marijuana; Super-Majority Endorse Medicalization

Nearly nine out of ten Florida voters support legalizing the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and a majority of Floridians support allowing adults to possess the...
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July 29, 2014
07/29/2014
Five Things the “Straight” Business World Continues to Get Wrong About Marijuana

Five Things the “Straight” Business World Continues to Get Wrong About Marijuana

As the multi-billion dollar cannabis market transitions above ground, there is no shortage of conflict and confusion while investors and entrepreneurs scramble to get their hands in...
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July 29, 2014
07/29/2014
Another Brutal NYPD Arrest Caught on Tape, This Time for Petty Marijuana Possession

Another Brutal NYPD Arrest Caught on Tape, This Time for Petty Marijuana Possession

The New York Police Department (NYPD) is the star of yet another cellphone video of an arrest that may have involved excessive force. You can watch the...
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