Category: Marijuana News

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General marijuana news and commentary

September 18, 2014
09/18/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.17)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.17)

Our first-ever medical marijuana update with no news from California. But there are things going in places that are not the usual suspects–a sign of changing times,...
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September 18, 2014
09/18/2014
New Type of Vaporizer Developed for Hospitals

New Type of Vaporizer Developed for Hospitals

An Israeli start-up has developed a new type of vaporizing device, which they believe will give more doctors the confidence to prescribe marijuana. The Syqe Inhaler is...
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September 18, 2014
09/18/2014
Rally for Medical Marijuana Bill Held at Pennsylvania Capitol

Rally for Medical Marijuana Bill Held at Pennsylvania Capitol

Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to the Capitol from their summer recess Monday, while medical marijuana supporters rallied for Senate Bill 1182, or the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis...
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September 18, 2014
09/18/2014
No Welfare for Weed Bill Passes House of Representatives

No Welfare for Weed Bill Passes House of Representatives

The so-called “no welfare for weed bill,” which would block pot shops from accepting welfare debit cards, passed the House of Representatives Tuesday. The Preserving Welfare for...
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September 18, 2014
09/18/2014
NFL Suspends Ray Rice Indefinitely

NFL Suspends Ray Rice Indefinitely

The NFL, and sports in general, are (hopefully) waking up to a new generation of policy wherein domestic violence is no longer brushed aside for the good...
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September 18, 2014
09/18/2014
Marijuana Caregivers Escape Colorado Crackdown

Marijuana Caregivers Escape Colorado Crackdown

Confronted with a room full of teary parents with sick children, Colorado health authorities on Tuesday changed course on a plan to limit marijuana caregivers to 10...
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September 18, 2014
09/18/2014
Supermajority May Be Needed to Pass Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Bill

Supermajority May Be Needed to Pass Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Bill

The Pennsylvania Senate reconvened on September 15 after their summer break, with the passage of medical cannabis near the top of the agenda.
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September 17, 2014
09/17/2014
New York Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2015

New York Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2015

The state of New York could legalize marijuana for recreational use as early as 2015. State Sen. Liz Krueger (D) will reintroduce the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation...
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September 17, 2014
09/17/2014
The Banking Bind: How Federal Law Is Making Business Difficult for Cannabis Dispensaries 

The Banking Bind: How Federal Law Is Making Business Difficult for Cannabis Dispensaries 

While cannabis remains federally illegal, the banks hesitate to serve medical dispensaries despite their treatment as legal businesses by the state.
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September 16, 2014
09/16/2014
Help End Marijuana Prohibition in Rhode Island

Help End Marijuana Prohibition in Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s next legislative session begins in January, so it’s important that we continue to build support for taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol. If you are a...
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September 16, 2014
09/16/2014
Auditions Begin for Marijuana-Based Reality Show

Auditions Begin for Marijuana-Based Reality Show

About 200 people came out to audition for a new web reality show in Denver Saturday. The director of the project calls “The Marijuana Show” The Apprentice...
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September 16, 2014
09/16/2014
NORML PAC Endorses Paul Zuckerberg for DC Attorney General

NORML PAC Endorses Paul Zuckerberg for DC Attorney General

NORML PAC has endorsed long-time marijuana law reform supporter Paul Zuckerberg in his campaign to become the first elected Attorney General for the District of Columbia. “DC’s...
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September 16, 2014
09/16/2014
New Jersey’s Broken Medical Marijuana Program Continues to Hurt Patients

New Jersey’s Broken Medical Marijuana Program Continues to Hurt Patients

New Jersey remains a poor excuse for a medical marijuana state, and patients continue to suffer the consequences. Currently, there remain only three dispensaries in the state,...
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September 16, 2014
09/16/2014
NFL And Players Union Agree On Drug Policy Changes

NFL And Players Union Agree On Drug Policy Changes

The NFL and the NFLPA have (tentatively) reached an agreement on a new drug policy for players. The league will still punish players who test positive for...
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September 16, 2014
09/16/2014
100% of New Cannabis Addiction Reports Show Signs of Reefer Madness

100% of New Cannabis Addiction Reports Show Signs of Reefer Madness

The idea that cannabis could be much worse for teenage users than previously expected, could make any parent lose sleep at night. Fortunately, those parents can breathe...
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September 15, 2014
09/15/2014
Marijuana Policy Clear Winner in New Hampshire Primary Election

Marijuana Policy Clear Winner in New Hampshire Primary Election

Tuesday’s primary election in New Hampshire produced remarkably positive results for those of us who care about reforming the state’s marijuana laws. The New Hampshire Senate has been the...
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September 15, 2014
09/15/2014
Members of Community Groups Congratulate Philadelphia Mayor on Marijuana Bill

Members of Community Groups Congratulate Philadelphia Mayor on Marijuana Bill

According to The Philadelphia Tribune, members of the Institute for the Development of African American Youth (IDAAY), as well as other organizations, congratulated Mayor Michael Nutter for agreeing to sign...
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September 15, 2014
09/15/2014
Is Big Pharma Behind Anti-Cannabis Research?

Is Big Pharma Behind Anti-Cannabis Research?

As we recognize the hidden financial ties between academics advocating for the prohibition and strict regulation of cannabis and large prescription drug companies, we begin to see...
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September 15, 2014
09/15/2014
Cannabis and Alzheimer’s: The Good and Bad

Cannabis and Alzheimer’s: The Good and Bad

Recent evidence espoused by the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute in Florida suggests that relatively small amounts of THC may slow or even halt Alzheimer’s disease.
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September 12, 2014
09/12/2014
Marijuana, Federal Power & the States

Marijuana, Federal Power & the States

On Friday, the Center for Business Law & Regulation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law will be hosting a conference on Marijuana, Federal Power and...
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