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March 26, 2015
03/26/2015
Wordplay and Stigma: An Appeal Against the Word Marijuana

Wordplay and Stigma: An Appeal Against the Word Marijuana

As a botanist myself, I always look for the proper names of things — especially plants. There is a reason for this, and any first year plant...
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March 26, 2015
03/26/2015
Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

A two-year effort to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia may finally succeed, as the Senate passed a likely compromise that would OK a limited form of the...
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March 25, 2015
03/25/2015
Pre-Employment Drug Screens Stigmatize Stoners Even in Legal States

Pre-Employment Drug Screens Stigmatize Stoners Even in Legal States

I decided to peruse Craigslist and see what types of jobs require pre-employment drug screening. Keep in mind, I live in Washington with legal weed.
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March 25, 2015
03/25/2015
Marijuana Media Is Buzzing as Legal Pot Gains Territory

Marijuana Media Is Buzzing as Legal Pot Gains Territory

Last month, a new local magazine premiered in San Francisco filled with stories about pot-friendly politicians and a comic book starring a joint-smoking dinosaur named Budzilla. The...
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March 24, 2015
03/24/2015
Former NFL Athlete Supports Medical Marijuana for Players

Former NFL Athlete Supports Medical Marijuana for Players

Jackson is unashamed to talk about his cannabis use as a player. He says he resorted to cannabis because he didn’t want to take prescription opiates and...
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March 23, 2015
03/23/2015
Cannabis Tax Revenue Used to Build Schools in Colorado

Cannabis Tax Revenue Used to Build Schools in Colorado

In Colorado cannabis users are helping to fund construction on public schools, buying new roofs, boilers and security upgrades. How? By smoking weed of course.
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March 20, 2015
03/20/2015
Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Momentum in Senate

Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Momentum in Senate

A push to legalize medical marijuana at the federal level is gaining momentum in the Senate, drawing a growing roster of co-sponsors from both parties just over...
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March 18, 2015
03/18/2015
Bill Maher Champions Legal Weed On Real Time

Bill Maher Champions Legal Weed On Real Time

Maher said the generic, canned justification politicians give about their pot past is to claim that they were just young and stupid; a silly child who learned...
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March 16, 2015
03/16/2015
Senator Booker’s Drug Reform Argument Touts Reason Over Morality

Senator Booker’s Drug Reform Argument Touts Reason Over Morality

Democratic New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker, recently gave an interview wherein he laid out some very logical, rational reasons to reform our national drug policy and incarceration...
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March 16, 2015
03/16/2015
NYPD Commish Blames Cannabis for City’s Homicide Rate

NYPD Commish Blames Cannabis for City’s Homicide Rate

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton recently took to the podium and directly blamed marijuana for a jump in the city’s homicide rate.
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March 12, 2015
03/12/2015
Wasserman Schultz: Cannabis Two-Face

Wasserman Schultz: Cannabis Two-Face

Florida Congresswoman and Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has found herself in a bit of political discomfort after she allegedly offered her support...
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March 12, 2015
03/12/2015
DEA Agent Speaks Out: We Were Told Not to Enforce Drug Laws in Rich Communities

DEA Agent Speaks Out: We Were Told Not to Enforce Drug Laws in Rich Communities

As the lies that keep the drug war alive begin to come unglued, many of the police officers and government agents who made it possible are now...
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March 11, 2015
03/11/2015
Dell’s Maraschino Cherries Owner Commits Suicide When Secret Grow Discovered

Dell’s Maraschino Cherries Owner Commits Suicide When Secret Grow Discovered

Tragedy has struck Dell’s Maraschino Cherries in a recent Brooklyn police raid, when owner Arthur Mondella, shot and killed himself in a suicide when police discovered his...
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March 11, 2015
03/11/2015
Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in US Congress

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in US Congress

The bill is a serious step in the right direction that would reclassify cannabis from a schedule I (no medical benefits, high rate of addition) to a...
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March 11, 2015
03/11/2015
Ireland Accidentally Legalized a Bunch of Drugs, but Only Until Thursday

Ireland Accidentally Legalized a Bunch of Drugs, but Only Until Thursday

Book your plane tickets now: Ecstasy, ketamine and a ton of other drugs are now legal to possess in Ireland, but only until 12 a.m. on Thursday,...
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March 10, 2015
03/10/2015
D.C. Man Asks Police for His Weed Back, and Gets It

D.C. Man Asks Police for His Weed Back, and Gets It

A man walks into a police station and asks for his weed back — this sounds like the beginning of a joke, but recently in Washington D.C....
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March 10, 2015
03/10/2015
Bales of Cannabis Thrown Out of Car Window During High-Speed Police Chase

Bales of Cannabis Thrown Out of Car Window During High-Speed Police Chase

Alleged drug smugglers were speeding down Interstate 8 near Casa Grande when police spotted their SUV going over 100 mph. The police embarked on a high-speed pursuit,...
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March 10, 2015
03/10/2015
Senators Introduce Historic Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana

Senators Introduce Historic Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana

A bipartisan group of three senators will introduce a historic bill Tuesday that could end the federal ban on medical marijuana. The plan would allow patients, doctors...
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March 9, 2015
03/09/2015
Lawsuit Officially Filed Against Colorado for Legal Cannabis

Lawsuit Officially Filed Against Colorado for Legal Cannabis

Among those who filed the lawsuit are six Colorado sheriffs, four Nebraska sheriffs as well as two county attorneys from Nebraska and Kansas.
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March 9, 2015
03/09/2015
Unarmed FL Man Gunned Down in Cannabis SWAT Raid

Unarmed FL Man Gunned Down in Cannabis SWAT Raid

An entire SWAT team raided a suspected cannabis operation. Immediately, one of the officers shot Derek Cruice, a 26 year old unarmed man, in the face, killing...
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