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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Maine Patients, Parents, Activists Call on Obama to Remove Medical Marijuana From List of Scheduled Drugs

Maine Patients, Parents, Activists Call on Obama to Remove Medical Marijuana From List of Scheduled Drugs

Three times each day, 19-year-old Katie Solman of Bangor, Maine adds drops of a medical marijuana tincture into a cup of juice or tea and swallows it. Solman and her...
By: NY Farmer
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Medical Marijuana Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill

Medical Marijuana Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill

Medical marijuana supporters flocked to Capitol Hill to push for legislation prohibiting the federal government from restricting state medical marijuana laws. Has no one pointed out the...
By: NY Farmer
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
Eric Holder Would Be ‘Glad to Work With Congress’ to Reschedule Marijuana

Eric Holder Would Be ‘Glad to Work With Congress’ to Reschedule Marijuana

Under the federal Controlled Substances Act, the attorney general has the authority to “remove any drug or other substance from the schedules if he finds that the...
By: NY Farmer
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April 3, 2014
04/03/2014
Obama Needs to Slap Down His Rogue DEA Chief

Obama Needs to Slap Down His Rogue DEA Chief

DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart told a congressional committee today her agency is “fighting back” against Justice Department policies tolerating marijuana in states where it is legal. The...
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March 27, 2014
03/27/2014
Pre-Paid Weed Smart Cards Are Coming

Pre-Paid Weed Smart Cards Are Coming

Since recreational marijuana sales began in Colorado, dispensaries have been forced to operate as a cash-only business. This has created a risky situation, a veritable crapshoot that...
By: NY Farmer
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March 18, 2014
03/18/2014
California Legalization Is Coming, But What Path Will It Take?

California Legalization Is Coming, But What Path Will It Take?

The Leaf Online asks, with four marijuana legalization initiatives vying for the California ballot, one thing is clear: All four reforms are better than the state’s current prohibition. The...
By: NY Farmer
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March 11, 2014
03/11/2014
How Much the War on Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons

How Much the War on Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons

America’s prisons are dangerously overcrowded, and the war on drugs is mainly to blame. Over 50 percent of inmates currently in federal prison are there for drug offenses,...
By: NY Farmer
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March 7, 2014
03/07/2014
Marijuana Investments Are Riding High

Marijuana Investments Are Riding High

Given intense media attention, legal sales of recreational cannabis in Colorado, and a full lineup of states moving toward medical legalization… investments in marijuana-related firms have been posting...
By: NY Farmer
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March 6, 2014
03/06/2014
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: “I Am Doubling Down On Medical Marijuana”

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: “I Am Doubling Down On Medical Marijuana”

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is “doubling down” in his advocacy for patients to have legal access to cannabis as a therapeutic agent. In a...
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February 13, 2014
02/13/2014
Congress Calls On President Obama To Reclassify Marijuana

Congress Calls On President Obama To Reclassify Marijuana

Letter signed by eighteen federal legislators says marijuana’s current status “makes no sense.” Eighteen Members of Congress joined together today in calling on President Obama to use...
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February 10, 2014
02/10/2014
Hemp Amendment Becomes Law as Prez Signs Farm Bill

Hemp Amendment Becomes Law as Prez Signs Farm Bill

President Obama this afternoon signed into law the omnibus farm bill, which includes an amendment allowing for research into hemp production in states that have authorized it....
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February 6, 2014
02/06/2014
Farm Bill Passes Second Chamber With Hemp, No Drug Testing

Farm Bill Passes Second Chamber With Hemp, No Drug Testing

The Senate has passed the version of the Farm Bill sent to it last week by the House of Representatives, meaning that the legislation, which includes a...
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February 3, 2014
02/03/2014
Why Smoking Pot Is Not a Crime or Public Health Problem

Why Smoking Pot Is Not a Crime or Public Health Problem

Jacob Sullum explains why smoking pot is not a crime or public health problem, and so should not be treated as either.
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February 3, 2014
02/03/2014
Obama Elaborates on Marijuana Policy

Obama Elaborates on Marijuana Policy

In an interview with CNN Friday, President Obama expanded on his remarks regarding marijuana made in a recent New Yorker interview. In that latter interview, Obama described marijuana as not...
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January 29, 2014
01/29/2014
Whitehouse.gov and Cannabis: What the FAQ? Part 2

Whitehouse.gov and Cannabis: What the FAQ? Part 2

Continuing from Part 1 of my What the FAQ?, in regards to Whitehouse.gov’s rather exhaustive (and highly biased) FAQ section on marijuana: Question: Isn’t marijuana generally harmless? From the...
By: Devilmonk
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January 28, 2014
01/28/2014
DEA Chief Criticizes Obama Marijuana Remarks, But Faces Backlash

DEA Chief Criticizes Obama Marijuana Remarks, But Faces Backlash

Criticism is mounting over reported remarks last week of DEA chief Michele Leonhart in a speech to the Major Counties Sheriffs Association. Leonhart criticized her boss, President Obama,...
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January 28, 2014
01/28/2014
Whitehouse.gov and Cannabis: What the FAQ? Part 1

Whitehouse.gov and Cannabis: What the FAQ? Part 1

Obama’s recent bombshell comments on marijuana fired up my curiosity to do a bit more digging. Whitehouse.gov has quite an exhaustive (and highly biased) FAQ section on...
By: Devilmonk
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January 27, 2014
01/27/2014
Obama Drops Truthbomb, Prohibitionists Poop Pants

Obama Drops Truthbomb, Prohibitionists Poop Pants

Prohibitionists are crapping themselves in disgust, in response to a recent interview President Obama gave wherein he stated that cannabis was safer than alcohol and that prohibition...
By: Devilmonk
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January 23, 2014
01/23/2014
Petition to Remove Cannabis From Controlled Substances

Petition to Remove Cannabis From Controlled Substances

Marijuana Policy Project has started a petition on Change.org to remove cannabis from the list of controlled substances.
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January 22, 2014
01/22/2014
Ending the War on Pot Is Obama’s Last Chance for a Legacy

Ending the War on Pot Is Obama’s Last Chance for a Legacy

Daily Beast’s Nick Gillespie explains that ending the war on pot is Obama’s opportunity to be remembered as President.
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