Tag: drug policy

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March 4, 2015
03/04/2015
55 Years for Selling Weed? Ret. Judge Blasts Mandatory Minimum Laws

55 Years for Selling Weed? Ret. Judge Blasts Mandatory Minimum Laws

Former Utah circuit judge Paul Cassell is speaking out against mandatory minimums and the unjust nature of the court system that required him to impose massively overblown...
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March 4, 2015
03/04/2015
New York Police Chief Says Spike in Homicides Was Caused by Marijuana

New York Police Chief Says Spike in Homicides Was Caused by Marijuana

In New York City, there were nine more homicides in January and February than there were in the same time period last year. Police Chief Bill Bratton...
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March 2, 2015
03/02/2015
New Study Supports What We All Knew: Cannabis Is the Safest Drug

New Study Supports What We All Knew: Cannabis Is the Safest Drug

A study recently came out backing up what pro-cannabis advocates have known (and been screaming at naysayers) for decades: cannabis is safer than booze, tobacco and other...
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March 2, 2015
03/02/2015
Jamaica Decriminalizes Possession of Small Amounts of Ganja

Jamaica Decriminalizes Possession of Small Amounts of Ganja

Jamaican legislators in the Lower House passed a law that will decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis. Under the new law, possession of as little as...
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March 2, 2015
03/02/2015
Today Ted Cruz Is a Marijuana Federalist—a Year Ago, Not So Much

Today Ted Cruz Is a Marijuana Federalist—a Year Ago, Not So Much

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) endorsed marijuana federalism during an exchange with Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity....
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February 25, 2015
02/25/2015
Canadian Cannabis Hero, Don Briere, Finally Thriving

Canadian Cannabis Hero, Don Briere, Finally Thriving

Canadian man and godfather of BC cannabis, Don Briere, has opened 8 new cannabis retail stores in British Columbia. Why should we care? Don Briere makes Marc...
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February 23, 2015
02/23/2015
Congress’ New Federal Legalization Bills May Be Doomed to Fail

Congress’ New Federal Legalization Bills May Be Doomed to Fail

Friday, February 20th marked the introduction of two separate pieces of legislation in the US House that would put a regulatory framework into place for states that...
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February 19, 2015
02/19/2015
Featured Weedist: Nickie D. Dank

Featured Weedist: Nickie D. Dank

Nickie has moved around a lot within our community. This has given her a very unique perspective and a wide array of cannabis contacts both within Oregon...
By: Anna Diaz
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February 16, 2015
02/16/2015
NCAA to Revise Drug Testing Policy

NCAA to Revise Drug Testing Policy

The NCAA (that organization that manages all aspects of collegiate sporting) announced that it has a plan in place to reevaluate the way they go about testing...
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February 13, 2015
02/13/2015
Judge Weighs Whether U.S. Marijuana Law Is Unconstitutional

Judge Weighs Whether U.S. Marijuana Law Is Unconstitutional

A federal judge hearing a case of nine men charged with illegally growing marijuana on federal land in California said Wednesday she was considering arguments that the...
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February 12, 2015
02/12/2015
Koch Backed Group Seeks to Help Drug War Victims

Koch Backed Group Seeks to Help Drug War Victims

Thanks to mandatory sentencing laws, Weldon Angelos, a father of two, has been sentenced to 55 years in jail for selling cannabis. But a Koch-brother backed group,...
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February 11, 2015
02/11/2015
Missouri Legalization Group Sues State Drug Task Forces

Missouri Legalization Group Sues State Drug Task Forces

The report, Secret, Dangerous and Unaccountable: Exploring Patterns of Misconduct in Missouri’s Drug Task Forces is the culmination of years of research and “Sunshine Requests”, Missouri’s equivalent...
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February 9, 2015
02/09/2015
Billboards Touting the Dangers of Cannabis Pop Up in New Jersey

Billboards Touting the Dangers of Cannabis Pop Up in New Jersey

A New Jersey anti-cannabis campaign aims to convince people that marijuana is a dangerous substance akin to underage drinking and prescription drug abuse.
By: Rae Lland
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February 9, 2015
02/09/2015
2016 GOP Presidential Contenders Admit to Smoking Weed

2016 GOP Presidential Contenders Admit to Smoking Weed

This new admission puts Senator Cruz among the ranks of Republican politicians who admitted to smoking weed, such as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush who was apparently...
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February 9, 2015
02/09/2015
Drug Czar Michael Botticelli Supports DC’s Ability to Legalize Marijuana

Drug Czar Michael Botticelli Supports DC’s Ability to Legalize Marijuana

U.S. drug czar Michael Botticelli, though banned from supporting marijuana legalization due to federal law, says that the nation’s capital should be able to implement its own...
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February 5, 2015
02/05/2015
New York Medical Marijuana Plan Is a Joke

New York Medical Marijuana Plan Is a Joke

New York’s upcoming medical marijuana program will look nothing like California’s, where “green cards” may be issued for everything from insomnia to headaches. Instead, as advocates argued...
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February 5, 2015
02/05/2015
Virginia: Lawmakers Quash Decriminalization Effort

Virginia: Lawmakers Quash Decriminalization Effort

By a margin of nearly 3 to 1, voters in the Old Dominion state say that they support amending Virginia’s marijuana penalties—penalties that rank among the toughest...
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February 3, 2015
02/03/2015
Australian Study Reports Efficacy of Cannabis for Pain Therapy

Australian Study Reports Efficacy of Cannabis for Pain Therapy

A study recently released by scientists at the University of New South Wales’ National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre illustrated that cannabis users reported significant pain relief...
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February 3, 2015
02/03/2015
Oregon Bank Accepts Cannabis Business, Then Rescinds Offer

Oregon Bank Accepts Cannabis Business, Then Rescinds Offer

MBank made a brash move and widely publicized their intention to work within the cannabis market, without first seeking FDIC approval.
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February 2, 2015
02/02/2015
Father Jailed for Giving Cannabis to Extremely Ill Daughter

Father Jailed for Giving Cannabis to Extremely Ill Daughter

Adam’s daughter, Rumer, is 2 years old and suffers from stage 4 neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a severe cancer that begins in the nerve tissue and causes significant...
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