Tag: drug policy

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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
The Federal Government Wants to Buy 12 Acres of Marijuana — for Research

The Federal Government Wants to Buy 12 Acres of Marijuana — for Research

Calling all pot farmers: Uncle Sam is looking to buy. An arm of the National Institutes of Health dedicated to researching drug abuse and addiction “intends” to...
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August 27, 2014
08/27/2014
One Seattle Police Officer Wrote 80% of City Pot Tickets

One Seattle Police Officer Wrote 80% of City Pot Tickets

Weed is now legal in Washington state. However, you can still be issued a citation/ticket if you are found using cannabis in one of the aforementioned “no-no”...
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August 26, 2014
08/26/2014
Wales Health Services Now Offers Prescription Cannabis-Based Drug for MS

Wales Health Services Now Offers Prescription Cannabis-Based Drug for MS

The NHS of Wales in the UK has just become the first NHS in the UK to fund cannabis-based medicine for people with multiple sclerosis.
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August 25, 2014
08/25/2014
Oregon Early Learning Council: Medical Marijuana Worse Than Booze, Pills and Guns

Oregon Early Learning Council: Medical Marijuana Worse Than Booze, Pills and Guns

For a state sandwiched between the legal pot haven of Washington and the heavily-medical marijuana saturation in California, Oregon sure exhibits some backwater ways of thinking. Oregon...
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August 19, 2014
08/19/2014
Pot Arrests Generate Bank for Law Enforcement, Have Racial Bias

Pot Arrests Generate Bank for Law Enforcement, Have Racial Bias

Latino and Black people are over 3 times more likely to suffer harsh judicial consequences for cannabis possession than Caucasians, even though the rate of consumption is...
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August 18, 2014
08/18/2014
Massachusetts: In Halls of Academia, Medical Marijuana an Unwelcome Guest

Massachusetts: In Halls of Academia, Medical Marijuana an Unwelcome Guest

Although medical marijuana has been legal in Massachusetts for nearly two years, many local colleges are putting out the message to students as the fall semester nears:...
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August 15, 2014
08/15/2014
The Share of Arrests for Marijuana Possession Has More Than Tripled Since 1991

The Share of Arrests for Marijuana Possession Has More Than Tripled Since 1991

While the number of arrests for all offenses has declined nationally since 1991, the share of arrests related to simple marijuana possession has more than tripled over the same...
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August 12, 2014
08/12/2014
Andy Harris: It’s for the Kids, Damnit!

Andy Harris: It’s for the Kids, Damnit!

If Kevin Sabet and Chris Christie were looking for a third member to play some acoustic crazy in their anti-cannabis garage band, they need look no further...
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August 11, 2014
08/11/2014
Heroin Saves Woman’s Life

Heroin Saves Woman’s Life

A German woman has emigrated to Switzerland where she can get government supplied synthetic heroin that, she claims, is the reason she has been able to regain...
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August 11, 2014
08/11/2014
Operation Shattered: “…And Now We Are F’cked”

Operation Shattered: “…And Now We Are F’cked”

I don’t even want to talk about this, but I am going to and I don’t intend to mince words. In the long run I do believe...
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August 8, 2014
08/08/2014
Michigan Marijuana Victories in Hazel Park and Oak Park

Michigan Marijuana Victories in Hazel Park and Oak Park

If yesterday’s elections in Hazel Park and Oak Park are any indication, voters in cities and towns across Michigan will be standing up for sensible marijuana policies in November....
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August 6, 2014
08/06/2014
Help Us Reach the Marijuana Tipping Point

Help Us Reach the Marijuana Tipping Point

Dear NORML members and supporters, It is nearly impossible to detect the precise moment when support for a change in social policy reaches the “tipping point”, but...
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August 6, 2014
08/06/2014
Why Can’t Americans Grow Their Own Weed Without Fear?

Why Can’t Americans Grow Their Own Weed Without Fear?

As an old farm boy, it has always seemed strange to me that most states, and the federal government, treat someone who grows a few marijuana plants...
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August 6, 2014
08/06/2014
Philippines Catholic Church Supports Medical Marijuana

Philippines Catholic Church Supports Medical Marijuana

Despite a recent decree from Pope Francis admonishing marijuana use, the Catholic Church of the Philippines has come out in support of medical marijuana.
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August 4, 2014
08/04/2014
NFL Too Lenient on Abuse, Too Harsh on Cannabis

NFL Too Lenient on Abuse, Too Harsh on Cannabis

Ray Rice, running back for the Baltimore Ravens, was doled out a two game suspension for beating his then fiance, Janay Palmer, unconscious and dragging her across...
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August 1, 2014
08/01/2014
Congressional CBD-Only Bill Raises Both Hope and Significant Concerns

Congressional CBD-Only Bill Raises Both Hope and Significant Concerns

Yesterday, Representative Scott Perry (R-PA) introduced a bill in Congress that would create an exemption to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) for cannabis plants and derivatives with...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.30)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.30)

A pair of federal bills get filed, California’s medical marijuana wars continue, Florida looks set to pass medical marijuana this fall, pressure is rising for New York...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
Study: Arrests for Marijuana Offenses Increasing in Many States

Study: Arrests for Marijuana Offenses Increasing in Many States

Law enforcement in many states are making a greater number of marijuana arrests than ever before despite polling data showing that the majority of Americans believe that the adult...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
What Obama Can Do to Loosen Marijuana Laws, Even Without Congress

What Obama Can Do to Loosen Marijuana Laws, Even Without Congress

In January, Jacob Sullum called bullshit on Barack Obama’s insistence that his administration had no control over how cannabis is classified. But can the stroke of an...
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July 30, 2014
07/30/2014
New York Lawmakers Want Faster Medical-Marijuana Process

New York Lawmakers Want Faster Medical-Marijuana Process

New York lawmakers urged Gov. Cuomo to consider different ways to get the drug to epileptic children and terminally ill patients more quickly, such as obtaining marijuana from other states....
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