February 27, 2013
02/27/2013
Medical Marijuana Patient Raided After Mention in Newspaper

Medical Marijuana Patient Raided After Mention in Newspaper

Yesterday, the Miami Herald published an article discussing a recent poll that shows a majority of Florida voters support medical marijuana. The article specifically mentioned the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act and talked...
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February 27, 2013
02/27/2013
HCLU Interview with Former EU Drugs Commissioner Carel Edwards

HCLU Interview with Former EU Drugs Commissioner Carel Edwards

Our friends at the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union have a fascinating interview with former EU drugs commissioner Carel Edwards online. He explains that the EU — an overarching body...
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February 27, 2013
02/27/2013
Caltech Prof: If All Science Were Run Like Marijuana Research, Creationists Would Control Paleontology

Caltech Prof: If All Science Were Run Like Marijuana Research, Creationists Would Control Paleontology

In the face of obstacles to marijuana research from both the Drug Enforcement Administration and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology and...
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February 27, 2013
02/27/2013
Kentucky Poll Finds Majority Support for Medical Marijuana, Industrial Hemp

Kentucky Poll Finds Majority Support for Medical Marijuana, Industrial Hemp

A Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll conducted last week found that 60% of registered Kentucky voters support making marijuana legal for medical use. Only 31% were opposed. A bill to make medical marijuana legal for...
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February 26, 2013
02/26/2013
Edibles Review: Mile High and A Mile Higher from Incredibles

Edibles Review: Mile High and A Mile Higher from Incredibles

I remember Andes Mint chocolates from holidays when I was a kid. My grandma used to have at least one box waiting for after Thanksgiving or Christmas...
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February 26, 2013
02/26/2013
We Said Goodbye to Bill Hicks 19 Years Ago Today

We Said Goodbye to Bill Hicks 19 Years Ago Today

Comedian and marijuana advocate Bill Hicks died on this day 19 years ago after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was only 32. Hicks considered marijuana to...
By: Lateralus
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February 26, 2013
02/26/2013
Chronicle Review Essay: More on Marijuana

Chronicle Review Essay: More on Marijuana

Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana—Medical, Recreational, and Scientific, by Martin Lee (2012, Scribners, 519 pp., $23.10 HC Amazon) Super-Charged: How Outlaws, Hippies, and Scientists Reinvented...
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February 26, 2013
02/26/2013
Poll: Iowans Support Medicinal Marijuana

Poll: Iowans Support Medicinal Marijuana

The latest Des Moines Register poll shows 58% of Iowa  respondents support medical marijuana, down six points from a 2010 poll. 29% of Iowans polled support allowing recreational...
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February 26, 2013
02/26/2013
California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative 2014 Needs Volunteers (CCHI 2014)

California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative 2014 Needs Volunteers (CCHI 2014)

The California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative wants to be on the ballot in 2014. In California, if we gather enough signatures we can put an initiative...
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February 26, 2013
02/26/2013
Oregon Legislature Looks to Legalize

Oregon Legislature Looks to Legalize

The Oregon State House Revenue Committee has introduced House Bill 3371 to the legislature which will end cannabis prohibition for adults. This bill comes fast on the coat-tails of Oregon’s...
By: Anna Diaz
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February 26, 2013
02/26/2013
Pot Prices – January 2013

Pot Prices – January 2013

High Times reports all indices, except Schwag, began 2013 below December’s average. The US Price Index fell $33 to an average of $307 per ounce. Meanwhile, the Kind...
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February 26, 2013
02/26/2013
Cannabis Is Part of Our Society

Cannabis Is Part of Our Society

Felicity @ BeyondChronic grapples with most cannabis prohibitionists’ excuse to keep alcohol and tobacco legal because they’re “part of our society,” yet ignore the fact that millions of Americans use...
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February 26, 2013
02/26/2013
Oklahoma State Lawmakers Holding Hearing Today On Medical Marijuana Bill

Oklahoma State Lawmakers Holding Hearing Today On Medical Marijuana Bill

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee is holding a hearing today on a bill that would allow patients with serious illnesses to obtain and use medical...
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February 26, 2013
02/26/2013
Time: Will High Marijuana Taxes Encourage Black Markets?

Time: Will High Marijuana Taxes Encourage Black Markets?

Figuring out an appropriate marijuana tax policy is more complicated than it sounds. In Washington State, there is a 25% tax at three different stages of cannabis...
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February 26, 2013
02/26/2013
CT Towns Pay Out Big for Deadly SWAT Drug Raid

CT Towns Pay Out Big for Deadly SWAT Drug Raid

Five Connecticut towns whose SWAT team killed an unarmed man during a 2008 drug raid have agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by...
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February 25, 2013
02/25/2013
Weedist Talks to Mason Tvert of Marijuana Policy Project

Weedist Talks to Mason Tvert of Marijuana Policy Project

Weedists: Meet Mason Tvert “Weedists are the people who are out there fighting the good fight and these are their stories.” Mason Tvert is largely credited with the...
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February 25, 2013
02/25/2013
NORML to Provide Educational Content to TheAnswerPage.com

NORML to Provide Educational Content to TheAnswerPage.com

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is pleased to announce that it is now providing educational content to the editors of The Answer Page, Inc....
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February 25, 2013
02/25/2013
$8,750 Cost to B.C. Taxpayers for Each Pot Conviction, Most for Simple Possession

$8,750 Cost to B.C. Taxpayers for Each Pot Conviction, Most for Simple Possession

It costs B.C. taxpayers about $8,750 per pot conviction, most of them for simple possession. Estimates show decriminalizing cannabis would save B.C. taxpayers over $10.5M per year....
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February 25, 2013
02/25/2013
Sign of the Times? New York Times Covers Weed Etiquette in Social Settings

Sign of the Times? New York Times Covers Weed Etiquette in Social Settings

Another sign that cannabis continues its march towards mainstream; the New York Times covers weed etiquette in social settings, such as if children are present and can...
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February 25, 2013
02/25/2013
North Dakota Welfare Drug Testing Bill Defeated

North Dakota Welfare Drug Testing Bill Defeated

A bill that would have required welfare recipients to undergo drug testing died Friday in the North Dakota House. It was defeated soundly on a 72-19 vote....
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