Category: Marijuana News

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General marijuana news and commentary

July 2, 2015
07/02/2015
Farmer Offers 10 Acres of Pot for Malia Obama’s Hand in Marriage

Farmer Offers 10 Acres of Pot for Malia Obama’s Hand in Marriage

A Jamaican farmer has offered President Obama 10 acres of marijuana for Malia Obama to become his daughter-in-law. According to Kenya Today, Roy Chambers of St. James...
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July 1, 2015
07/01/2015
Is the Drug War a Well Polished Lie?

Is the Drug War a Well Polished Lie?

A leading Mexican journalist with deep knowledge of the drug war, claims that government corruption and back alley deals with the DEA carry a heavy load of...
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June 30, 2015
06/30/2015
Is the United Kingdom on the Verge of a Cannabis Revolution?

Is the United Kingdom on the Verge of a Cannabis Revolution?

Despite the report stating that cannabis use is down in the U.K., it seems to me the country is on the verge of a green revolution. David...
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June 30, 2015
06/30/2015
Oregon Is Celebrating Marijuana Legalization With Free Weed

Oregon Is Celebrating Marijuana Legalization With Free Weed

Not only are people free to smoke weed—the weed is free. As of July 1, new Oregon laws go into effect making it legal for adults ages...
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June 29, 2015
06/29/2015
Wealthy Family Donates Over $30 Million to Cannabis Research

Wealthy Family Donates Over $30 Million to Cannabis Research

A very wealthy family from Australia donated a cool 33.7 million dollars to the University of Sydney. This money, dubbed the Lambert Initiative, is to be expressly...
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June 26, 2015
06/26/2015
New Study: Honeybees Will Replace Drug-Sniffing Dogs

New Study: Honeybees Will Replace Drug-Sniffing Dogs

Researchers at the University of Cologne in Germany recently published a study in the journal Plos One, entitled “Detection of Illicit Drugs by Trained Honeybees,” which details...
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June 24, 2015
06/24/2015
Feds Paying for Sewer Analysis of Pot Usage in Washington

Feds Paying for Sewer Analysis of Pot Usage in Washington

The federal government is chipping in money for a three-year pilot study using sewage samples to determine levels of marijuana use in two Washington cities — research...
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June 23, 2015
06/23/2015
National Cannabis Bar Association Unites Attorneys

National Cannabis Bar Association Unites Attorneys

Shabnam Malek founded the National Cannabis Bar Association. The mission of the NCBA is to be, “a specialty bar association dedicated to providing attorneys in the cannabis...
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June 23, 2015
06/23/2015
The Obama Administration Just Made Medical Marijuana Research Easier

The Obama Administration Just Made Medical Marijuana Research Easier

A long-standing bureaucratic obstacle to privately-funded medical marijuana research has just been removed, effective immediately. The Department of Health and Human Services determined that the PHS review process is...
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June 19, 2015
06/19/2015
Israel, Canada Want a Piece of New York’s Medical Marijuana

Israel, Canada Want a Piece of New York’s Medical Marijuana

For years the United States worried about drugs crossing our borders from other countries, now it seems other countries are crossing our border to get into drugs....
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June 17, 2015
06/17/2015
Colorado Supreme Court Rules Employers May Fire MMJ Patients for Private Use

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Employers May Fire MMJ Patients for Private Use

The disconnect between the classification of state-sanctioned cannabis and the federal prohibition of cannabis has created another impossible situation for the law to resolve. The Colorado Supreme...
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June 17, 2015
06/17/2015
Cannabis May Temper Opioid Use

Cannabis May Temper Opioid Use

A recent collaborative study done by researchers from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver took a look at cannabis use amongst opiate users, and reached some interesting...
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June 16, 2015
06/16/2015
Skyrocketing Cannabis Use in Children Under 6? Not Quite

Skyrocketing Cannabis Use in Children Under 6? Not Quite

A study recently came out touting an increase in pot use among children under six. What they don’t mention until the fine print further down the page...
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June 16, 2015
06/16/2015
Companies Can Fire Workers for Marijuana Use, Colorado Court Rules

Companies Can Fire Workers for Marijuana Use, Colorado Court Rules

Even in one of the country’s most marijuana-friendly states, smoking pot off the job and away from work can still get an employee fired. That was the...
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June 15, 2015
06/15/2015
New DEA Chief May Mean the End of the Reefer Madness Era

New DEA Chief May Mean the End of the Reefer Madness Era

This will mark the first newly appointed DEA director in the era of legal weed. Rosenberg is rumored to want to shift the focus of the DEA...
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June 12, 2015
06/12/2015
Senate Committee Approves Protections for State Medical Marijuana Programs

Senate Committee Approves Protections for State Medical Marijuana Programs

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a provision Thursday that would protect medical marijuana operations from federal crackdown in states where the substance is legal. The committee passed...
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June 11, 2015
06/11/2015
Marijuana Legalization: Bill Clinton And Tom Vilsack Note High Value of Weed As Cash Crop

Marijuana Legalization: Bill Clinton And Tom Vilsack Note High Value of Weed As Cash Crop

If the legal marijuana industry is looking for accidental boosters, it may have just found two: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and former President Bill Clinton. In...
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June 10, 2015
06/10/2015
New York Hospitals Will Treat Patients With Medical Marijuana

New York Hospitals Will Treat Patients With Medical Marijuana

On the heels of the deadline for pot growers to submit applications to hold one of five licenses to supply New York with medical marijuana comes news...
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June 9, 2015
06/09/2015
Buying Legal-Marijuana Stocks: Just Say No?

Buying Legal-Marijuana Stocks: Just Say No?

Marijuana legalization in multiple states has ushered in a variety of companies and funds that are selling shares. Some investors have been playing this market for several...
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June 5, 2015
06/05/2015
Cannabis Compound Helps 9-Year-Old Boy Speak for First Time

Cannabis Compound Helps 9-Year-Old Boy Speak for First Time

A sample of CBD oil from California is being credited with recently helping a 9-year-old boy who has autism speak his very first letters and words. The...
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