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April 23, 2014
04/23/2014
Study: Medical Cannabis Laws Not Associated With Increased Use By Adolescents

Study: Medical Cannabis Laws Not Associated With Increased Use By Adolescents

The enactment of state laws legalizing the physician-recommended use of cannabis therapy is not associated with increased levels of marijuana use by young people, according to data published online...
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April 23, 2014
04/23/2014
Minnesota: African Americans Six Times More Likely Than Whites to Be Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Minnesota: African Americans Six Times More Likely Than Whites to Be Arrested for Marijuana Possession

African Americans are arrested for marijuana possession offenses in Minnesota at a rate that is more than six-times higher than that of Caucasians, according to an analysis of 2011...
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April 23, 2014
04/23/2014
Cannabis May Be Best Treatment for Fibromyalgia, Survey Finds

Cannabis May Be Best Treatment for Fibromyalgia, Survey Finds

A new National Pain Foundation survey suggests medical marijuana may top currently available pharmaceuticals for treating fibromyalgia. 62% of the patients surveyed found medical marijuana to be “very...
By: Moirai
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April 21, 2014
04/21/2014
NORML Responds to Latest Media Frenzy Over Pot and ‘Brain Damage’ Fears

NORML Responds to Latest Media Frenzy Over Pot and ‘Brain Damage’ Fears

The mainstream media launched into a reefer mad frenzy this week after researchers from Harvard University in Boston and Northwestern University in Chicago published the results of...
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April 18, 2014
04/18/2014
Nebraska in Top 10 Marijuana Strict States

Nebraska in Top 10 Marijuana Strict States

A list compiled by an addiction treatment organization lists Nebraska as one of the nation’s most strict when it comes to marijuana arrests. According to the data, Nebraska...
By: NY Farmer
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April 18, 2014
04/18/2014
Why Weed Won’t Destroy Your Brain

Why Weed Won’t Destroy Your Brain

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience that’s been making the rounds lately purports that smoking weed, even casually, damages your brain in serious ways. Researchers at Northwestern University...
By: Andy Cush
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Study: Frequent Cannabis Consumers Less Likely to Engage in Problematic Alcohol Use

Study: Frequent Cannabis Consumers Less Likely to Engage in Problematic Alcohol Use

Those who report consuming cannabis two or three times per week are less likely to engage in at risk drinking behavior, according to data published online in The American Journal...
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April 14, 2014
04/14/2014
Colorado Legalized Marijuana Tax Revenue Ahead of Expectations: Moody’s

Colorado Legalized Marijuana Tax Revenue Ahead of Expectations: Moody’s

Colorado expects to bring in an estimated $98 million in revenue this year, exceeding the state’s original expectations by 40 percent. Moody’s Investors Service, in a report released...
By: NY Farmer
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April 9, 2014
04/09/2014
Study: Enactment of Medical Cannabis Laws Not Associated With Higher Crime Rates

Study: Enactment of Medical Cannabis Laws Not Associated With Higher Crime Rates

The enactment of medicinal cannabis laws is not associated with any rise in statewide criminal activity and may even be related to reductions in incidences of violent crime, according...
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April 9, 2014
04/09/2014
Medical Marijuana for Sexual Assault Survivors

Medical Marijuana for Sexual Assault Survivors

Marijuana has been making waves lately as a potential treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Studies have shown repeatedly that cannabis is extremely effective at relieving the...
By: Rae Lland
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Can Cannabis Cut Car Crashes?

Can Cannabis Cut Car Crashes?

A study published by the online journal PLOS One suggests that the substitution of marijuana for alcohol, assuming it happens, could affect crime rates as well as...
By: NY Farmer
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April 4, 2014
04/04/2014
Pew Poll: Three-Quarters of US Adults Say That Marijuana Legalization Is Inevitable

Pew Poll: Three-Quarters of US Adults Say That Marijuana Legalization Is Inevitable

Seventy-five percent of Americans believe that the sale and use of cannabis will eventually be legal for adults, according to national polling data released this week by the Pew...
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April 2, 2014
04/02/2014
Marijuana Potency Increasing, Project SAM Needs a Diaper Change

Marijuana Potency Increasing, Project SAM Needs a Diaper Change

What is it with the anti-pot crowd and their penchant for drama? Seriously, some of these people ought to work for the National Inquirer. Heidi Heilman (who unsurprisingly...
By: Devilmonk
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April 2, 2014
04/02/2014
Head of Epilepsy Foundation Wants Marijuana Oil Available

Head of Epilepsy Foundation Wants Marijuana Oil Available

“Charlotte’s Web” is a strain of marijuana grown in Colorado that is named for Charlotte Figi. Charlotte and others with severe epilepsy have found relief from seizures by ingesting...
By: NY Farmer
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April 2, 2014
04/02/2014
Colorado: Surprising Fact About Recreational Pot Sales

Colorado: Surprising Fact About Recreational Pot Sales

Colorado expected to see a decline in patients seeking medical marijuana with the advent of the state’s newly-legalized recreational pot industry, but recent statistics indicate there was...
By: NY Farmer
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April 1, 2014
04/01/2014
Study Finds Legalization of Medical Marijuana Does Not Increase Crime, May Decrease Violent Crime

Study Finds Legalization of Medical Marijuana Does Not Increase Crime, May Decrease Violent Crime

The 18-year-old question as to whether or not legalizing medical marijuana causes an increase in crime seems to be answered in a recent study by a team of researchers...
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March 26, 2014
03/26/2014
Study: Medical Marijuana May Alleviate Some Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Study: Medical Marijuana May Alleviate Some Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

The journal Neurology recently published new guidelines stating some forms of medical marijuana may help alleviate certain symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis. Researchers found that cannabis...
By: Moirai
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March 25, 2014
03/25/2014
Study: Drug Dogs Most Likely to Err in Traffic Stop Scenarios

Study: Drug Dogs Most Likely to Err in Traffic Stop Scenarios

Dogs trained to detect the presence of illegal drugs are most likely to provide false alerts in situations involving the search of a motor vehicle, according to...
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March 19, 2014
03/19/2014
RAND Study: Marijuana Use Rises While Consumption Of Cocaine, Methamphetamine Falls

RAND Study: Marijuana Use Rises While Consumption Of Cocaine, Methamphetamine Falls

A rise in the self-reported consumption of cannabis during the years 2006 to 2010 corresponds with a significant decline in Americans’ use of cocaine and methamphetamine during...
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March 18, 2014
03/18/2014
Study: Inhaled Cannabis Mitigates Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Study: Inhaled Cannabis Mitigates Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Inhaling whole-plant cannabis provides symptomatic relief in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to observational trial data published in the March/April edition of the journal Clinical Neuropharmacology. Parkinson’s is a...
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