• Colorado, Washington approve recreational marijuana use

    Colorado, Washington approve recreational marijuana use

    Voters in Colorado and Washington on Tuesday approved measures allowing adults to use marijuana for any purpose, NBC News projected, marking an historic turning point in the slow-growing acceptance of marijuana usage. In Massachusetts, voters also approved an initiative allowing people to use marijuana for medicinal purposes, NBC News projected. In Arkansas, a similar initiative
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  • Will Washington Legalize Weed?

    Will Washington Legalize Weed?

    In California, marijuana was legalized for medicinal use in 1996, and now in Washington State, a new initiative, I-502, will make the drug legal for persons over 21. Its biggest advocates are Seattle’s elite and members of law enforcement, reports Time magazine, because they say the war on drugs has failed. “We’ve tried criminalization. It’s an abject
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  • Op-ed: Rick Steves on why he is co-sponsoring Initiative 502 to legalize marijuana

    Op-ed: Rick Steves on why he is co-sponsoring Initiative 502 to legalize marijuana

    MARIJUANA use is a serious, expensive and persistent challenge in our society. And it’s time for a new approach. That’s why I’m co-sponsoring Initiative 502 on the Nov. 6 ballot, which will legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, allowing adults 21 and over to buy up to one ounce from state-licensed stores. Initiative 502 is not
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  • Israel pushing ahead in medical marijuana industry

    Israel pushing ahead in medical marijuana industry

    MOSHE RUTE SURVIVED the Holocaust by hiding in a barn full of chickens. He nearly lost the use of his hands after a stroke two years ago, and became debilitated by recurring nightmares of his childhood following his wife’s death last year. “But after I found this, everything has been better,” said the 80-year-old, as
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  • Cannabis use may cause schizophrenia

    Cannabis use may cause schizophrenia

    Washington: Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have found new evidence to support their theory that cannabis use causes a temporary cognitive breakdown in non-psychotic individuals, leading to long-term psychosis. In an fMRI study, researchers found a different brain activity pattern in schizophrenia patients with previous cannabis use than in schizophrenic patients without
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  • A cannabis plant without the high?

    A cannabis plant without the high?

    Kfar Birya, Israel – At the end of an unpaved road, in a quiet suburb of a sleepy town in northern Israel, horticultural revolutionaries are growing a strain of cannabis they say relieves symptoms of some chronic illnesses but without the psychotic effects that can accompany regular weed. Behind the fence at Tikkun Olam –
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  • Son ran cannabis farm at his parents’ house

    Son ran cannabis farm at his parents’ house

    A MAN who ran a cannabis factory containing up to £75,000 worth of plants at his parents’ house was jailed for 16 months at Oxford Crown Court. Habeeb Marham, of Britannia Wharf, Britannia Road, Banbury, admitted production of Class B drugs and permitting the production of Class B drugs at the house in Middleton Road,
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  • Amsterdam Cannabis Cafes To Stay Open To All As Mayor Drops Tourist Drug Ban

    Amsterdam Cannabis Cafes To Stay Open To All As Mayor Drops Tourist Drug Ban

    A law that would have banned foreigners from using Amsterdam’s famous cannabis cafes has been dropped by the city’s mayor just mere months after the Netherlands first began enforcing the restriction. The tourist drug ban went into effect in three of the country’s southern provinces earlier this year and was due to expand to the rest of the country
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  • Up in smoke: How Gary Johnson and a Colorado marijuana initiative could cost Obama the election

    Up in smoke: How Gary Johnson and a Colorado marijuana initiative could cost Obama the election

    BOULDER, Colorado—Dressed in a sports jacket, a faded peace-symbol T-shirt and blue jeans, the Libertarian presidential candidateGary Johnson was playing to a rapturous overflow crowd at the University of Colorado. The man who could be the Ralph Nader of 2012 beguiled his largely male, mostly student audience with his views on the second-biggest issue on the Colorado ballot this
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