Category: Marijuana News

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General marijuana news and commentary

January 26, 2015
01/26/2015
Obama Predicts More States Will Legalize Cannabis

Obama Predicts More States Will Legalize Cannabis

While President Obama’s stance on the issue of legalization in the past have been less than sympathetic, he has recently made statements predicting a bright future for...
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January 26, 2015
01/26/2015
Cannabis Study Finds No Negative Effects on Lung Health Over 20-Year Period

Cannabis Study Finds No Negative Effects on Lung Health Over 20-Year Period

We’ve all heard the same old rhetoric about smoking and how bad it is for your lungs. Well according to researchers from Emory University, smoking weed has...
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January 26, 2015
01/26/2015
New Strain of Cannabis? Nope, Just a New Strain of Hoax

New Strain of Cannabis? Nope, Just a New Strain of Hoax

The report, which had faux quotes from “researchers” at the University of Sydney, where the single specimen supposedly resided, even went so far as to suggest there...
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January 21, 2015
01/21/2015
At Long Last: The First Cannabis Based Credit Union to Open

At Long Last: The First Cannabis Based Credit Union to Open

Finding banks who will cater to cannabis businesses has been a constant obstacle for new ganjapreneurs opening up shops since states began legalizing in the U.S. But...
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January 21, 2015
01/21/2015
An Update on Alabama’s “Carly’s Law”

An Update on Alabama’s “Carly’s Law”

During its 2014 session, the Alabama Legislature passed a law authorizing a state-sponsored study of the efficacy of CBD in treating seizure disorders. Advocates of medicinal cannabis in...
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January 20, 2015
01/20/2015
New Policy Greatly Restricts Federal Asset Forfeiture Program

New Policy Greatly Restricts Federal Asset Forfeiture Program

Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new policy, effective immediately, that will greatly restrict the ability of state and local police forces to use federal law to...
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January 19, 2015
01/19/2015
SAMHSA Releases Info on Drug Use Changes for 2012-2013

SAMHSA Releases Info on Drug Use Changes for 2012-2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released data in December for the most recent findings of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Among...
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January 19, 2015
01/19/2015
Feds Must Make Up Their Mind on Cannabis

Feds Must Make Up Their Mind on Cannabis

The time is nearing where the feds will have to finally make a clear decision on marijuana. This murky water will not suffice as more and more...
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January 19, 2015
01/19/2015
Chloe Grauer-Lea, TN 3-Year-Old, Dies Waiting for CBD Oil

Chloe Grauer-Lea, TN 3-Year-Old, Dies Waiting for CBD Oil

Chloe laid in a hospital bed while her parents lobbied Tennessee law makers to approve CBD oil for use in the state. Characteristically, politicians did a whole...
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January 16, 2015
01/16/2015
Pot-Based Sex Spray for Women Hitting Colorado Shelves

Pot-Based Sex Spray for Women Hitting Colorado Shelves

A new pot spray promising to help women have better sex will hit the shelves in Colorado next week. Foria, which contains marijuana extract, claims the relaxing...
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January 16, 2015
01/16/2015
Roadside Drug Test for Cocaine and Cannabis Given Go-Ahead in UK

Roadside Drug Test for Cocaine and Cannabis Given Go-Ahead in UK

Police officers will be able to test drivers for drugs on the roadside for the first time after the Home Office approved the first mobile testing device....
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January 15, 2015
01/15/2015
Silicon Valley Power Investor Backs Cannabis

Silicon Valley Power Investor Backs Cannabis

Supporters are calling this a tipping point and a “Berlin Wall moment.” They figure that if such established and successful venture capitalists are willing to back the...
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January 15, 2015
01/15/2015
Brazil Approves Marijuana Derivative for Medical Treatment

Brazil Approves Marijuana Derivative for Medical Treatment

Brazil on Wednesday for the first time approved the use of a marijuana derivative to treat people suffering from epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia among other disorders. Directors of...
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January 14, 2015
01/14/2015
Ganja Claus Spreading Holiday Cheer Arrested for Gifting Pot

Ganja Claus Spreading Holiday Cheer Arrested for Gifting Pot

A man calling himself Santa Claus was recently arrested in Seaside, CA for the most awesome crime ever — giving out weed.
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January 13, 2015
01/13/2015
DC Defies Congress, Moves Forward With Plans to Legalize Weed

DC Defies Congress, Moves Forward With Plans to Legalize Weed

Despite the recent congressional tantrum intended to stop the reform of marijuana laws in Washington DC, District lawmakers have given Capitol Hill the proverbial middle finger by...
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January 13, 2015
01/13/2015
Losing Marijuana Business, Mexican Cartels Push Heroin and Meth

Losing Marijuana Business, Mexican Cartels Push Heroin and Meth

The amount of cannabis seized by U.S. federal, state and local officers along the Mexican border has fallen 37 percent since 2011, a period during which American marijuana...
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January 12, 2015
01/12/2015
UK Doc Tries to Blame Cannabis for Poor Lung Health

UK Doc Tries to Blame Cannabis for Poor Lung Health

The claims in the article appear, on the patina, to be fairly damning of cannabis. Among them, reporting that people in their 30′s have the lungs of...
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January 12, 2015
01/12/2015
Northern California Tribe Plans Marijuana Farm

Northern California Tribe Plans Marijuana Farm

A Northern California tribe has signed up to be the first tribe in the state to launch a large marijuana-growing operation. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports...
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January 12, 2015
01/12/2015
Colorado Asks Feds Permission to Grow Weed on College Campuses

Colorado Asks Feds Permission to Grow Weed on College Campuses

The DEA’s Schedule I classification of the herb prevents many universities from engaging in activities in the realm of cannabis cultivation and experimentation. However, officials in Colorado...
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January 9, 2015
01/09/2015
Paypal’s Co-Founder Is Making a Major Move on Pot

Paypal’s Co-Founder Is Making a Major Move on Pot

Founders Fund, the $2 billion San Francisco venture capital firm run by Silicon Valley stars including Peter Thiel, co-founder and former CEO of Paypal, is investing in...
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