Category: Marijuana News

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General marijuana news and commentary

December 22, 2014
12/22/2014
Pasadena Firefighters Hold Fundraiser for Cannabis

Pasadena Firefighters Hold Fundraiser for Cannabis

Pasadena firefighters recently held a fundraiser to help mitigate the medical costs of 3 year old Cecelia von Harz, the daughter of one of the county’s fireman.
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December 19, 2014
12/19/2014
Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization

Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization

Two neighboring states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Colorado’s laws legalizing recreational marijuana. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed the lawsuit directly with the nation’s highest...
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December 19, 2014
12/19/2014
The Top Five Marijuana Data Points of 2014

The Top Five Marijuana Data Points of 2014

The year 2014 may be looked back on as the watershed year that nationwide legalization of marijuana hit the tipping point. Aside from marijuana becoming legalized in two...
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December 18, 2014
12/18/2014
Seattle Teacher Accused of Buying Cannabis for a Student

Seattle Teacher Accused of Buying Cannabis for a Student

A teacher in Seattle surrendered his teaching certificate after allegedly purchasing cannabis for a student after school hours at a medical clinic.
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December 18, 2014
12/18/2014
Raids May Continue Under New Federal Spending Bill

Raids May Continue Under New Federal Spending Bill

Adding to the already considerable confusion in the mainstream media over the effects of cannabis-related provisions in the federal 2014 “cromnibus” spending bill which passed by an...
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December 17, 2014
12/17/2014
Israeli Company Wants to Grow “Designer” Cannabis

Israeli Company Wants to Grow “Designer” Cannabis

An Israeli company called KanaboSeed is in the early stages of developing so-called “designer” strains of medical cannabis that are genetically orchestrated to specific conditions and needs.
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December 17, 2014
12/17/2014
U.S. Grown Weed Being Smuggled Into Mexico

U.S. Grown Weed Being Smuggled Into Mexico

It turns out that the latest development in drug trafficking between the U.S., Mexico border is that cannabis grown in the United States is increasingly being...
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December 17, 2014
12/17/2014
Teen Marijuana Use Falls as More States Legalize

Teen Marijuana Use Falls as More States Legalize

Teen alcohol and drug use — including marijuana use — was down across the board in 2014. That’s the big take-home from the 2014 Monitoring the Future study...
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December 17, 2014
12/17/2014
Uruguay Opens Its First Marijuana Fair

Uruguay Opens Its First Marijuana Fair

Uruguay’s first marijuana fair, dubbed “Expocannabis” has opened in Montevideo, a year after the growing and sale of the drug was legalized in this country. The legalization...
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December 16, 2014
12/16/2014
Popular Decriminalization Bill Filed in Texas

Popular Decriminalization Bill Filed in Texas

Responding to popular demand in the Lone Star State, Texas State Representative Joe Moody (D–El Paso) has introduced a bill that would reduce state penalties for possession...
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December 16, 2014
12/16/2014
Marijuana Growers Sprout on Wall Street as Pot Goes Public

Marijuana Growers Sprout on Wall Street as Pot Goes Public

Terra Tech Corp., based in Irvine, California, won approval last week from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise $6.8 million to build and operate medical...
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December 15, 2014
12/15/2014
House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Stop Legalization in D.C.

House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Stop Legalization in D.C.

The House of Representatives passed a republican backed “cromnibus” spending bill just hours before the deadline, which will stop the legalization of cannabis voted for by the...
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December 15, 2014
12/15/2014
Native American Tribes Cleared to Grow Cannabis by DOJ

Native American Tribes Cleared to Grow Cannabis by DOJ

This week, the United States Department of Justice released a memo stating that Native American tribes are legally allowed to grow marijuana on their designated tribal lands.
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December 15, 2014
12/15/2014
Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections in Spending Bill

Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections in Spending Bill

Congress dealt a historic blow to the United States’ decades-long war on drugs Saturday with the passage of the federal spending bill, which contains protections for medical...
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December 12, 2014
12/12/2014
White House to Congress: Stay Out of D.C.’s Marijuana Laws

White House to Congress: Stay Out of D.C.’s Marijuana Laws

The White House scolded Congress Thursday for meddling with the District of Columbia’s recent vote to legalize marijuana, saying federal lawmakers shouldn’t “interfere” in the matter. Within...
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December 12, 2014
12/12/2014
Native Americans Granted Legalization of Marijuana on Reservation Lands

Native Americans Granted Legalization of Marijuana on Reservation Lands

In a memorandum released Thursday, the Justice Department announced it will instruct all U.S. attorneys to NOT prevent Native American tribes from cultivating or selling marijuana on...
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December 11, 2014
12/11/2014
Pot Has Gone Postal: The Risk of Mailing Marijuana

Pot Has Gone Postal: The Risk of Mailing Marijuana

In the mass chaos of the legalization movement, some cannabis users have upgraded the ordinary driving delivery system and instead have taken to sending their product in...
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December 11, 2014
12/11/2014
Congress to Block Marijuana Legalization in DC

Congress to Block Marijuana Legalization in DC

The Republican-led US House is using a crucial spending bill in an effort to block marijuana legalization in Washington, DC. The appropriations bill was posted online late Tuesday with...
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December 10, 2014
12/10/2014
Woman Arrested After Christmas Tree Turns Out to Be Giant Pot Plant

Woman Arrested After Christmas Tree Turns Out to Be Giant Pot Plant

50-year-old Angelica Navarro Pereira was reportedly busted by Chilean police last week after they discovered her Christmas tree was really just a six-and-a-half foot pot plant surrounded...
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December 9, 2014
12/09/2014
Even German Pharmaceutical Companies Hate Cannabis

Even German Pharmaceutical Companies Hate Cannabis

A recent article showcased the hesitance of German pharmaceutical companies to get behind cannabis legalization. Did I say hesitance? I meant something more along the lines of...
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