• MMJ Ingredient Prevents Brain Damage in Mice

    MMJ Ingredient Prevents Brain Damage in Mice

    Israel — The words “marijuana” and “brain damage” usually go in that order in medical literature. An Israeli researchers has flipped them around, finding that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may arrest some forms of brain damage in mice. The loco weed already is favored by those who suffer from chronic diseases, not to
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  • Legalizing Medical Marijuana Reduces Suicides And Traffic Fatalities

    Legalizing Medical Marijuana Reduces Suicides And Traffic Fatalities

    The benefits of legalization – whether for medicinal and/or recreational purposes – are more far-reaching than most people understand. As we continue to put an end to prohibition, we’ll continue to uncover new advantages of doing so. Two of the largest, most substantial benefits of legalization that recent studies have indicated; a drastic decrease in
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  • Some Wash. police dogs not smelling pot anymore

    Some Wash. police dogs not smelling pot anymore

    In this photo taken Thursday, May 30, 2013, drug-sniffing police dog Dusty is rewarded by handler Officer Duke Roessel with a toy after the K-9 successfully located a stash of heroin during a training session at the police station in Bremerton, Wash. The newest drug-sniffing dog on the police force in Bremerton, near Seattle, is
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  • The U.S. Is Changing Its Mind About Marijuan

    The U.S. Is Changing Its Mind About Marijuan

    Most Americans now think that marijuana should be legalized. A new paper for the Brookings Institution by Bill Galston and E.J. Dionne draws attention to this startling shift of public opinion: Support for legalization has surged by almost 20 percentage points in less than a decade and by 11 points in the past three years. According to
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  • A Starbucks for Pot? National Chain of Marijuana Stores in the Works

    A Starbucks for Pot? National Chain of Marijuana Stores in the Works

    If one newly converted pot-smoking visionary has his way, the Washington-based company he created will become the Starbucks or Coca Cola of the cannabis industry. He even has plans to import marijuana from south of the border–currently illegal according to international law—and he’s apparently got the president of Mexico on board. Jamen Shively is probably
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  • New York State Assembly Passes Bill to Fix Marijuana Decriminalization Law

    New York State Assembly Passes Bill to Fix Marijuana Decriminalization Law

    In Last Decade, Police Spent 1 Million Hours Arresting Nearly 500,000 People for Possessing Small Amounts of Marijuana, Costing Taxpayers $600 Million ALBANY, NY —  The New York State Assembly passed a marijuana arrest reform bill Wednesday that could end the state’s racially biased, costly and unlawful marijuana arrest crusade. The legislation, Assembly Bill 6716,  fixes
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  • Groups Seek to Legalize Pot Possession in Portland

    Groups Seek to Legalize Pot Possession in Portland

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Supporters of legalizing marijuana possession in Maine’s largest city say they’ve collected more than twice the number of signatures needed to put the question up for a vote. Organizers say they’ll submit petitions with more than 3,000 signatures to Portland city officials on Thursday to get a question on the ballot
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  • U-M researchers to study impacts of medical marijuana use with $2.2M grant

    U-M researchers to study impacts of medical marijuana use with $2.2M grant

    Researchers at U-M hope the study can provide scientific insight to the long-term impacts of medical marijuana use and information as to the types of patients that seek the drug. Researchers at the University of Michigan have been given $2.2 million to study the use of medical marijuana. Associated Press file photo “With the ongoing
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  • IRS Targets Medical Marijuana Businesses In Government’s Ongoing War On Pot

    IRS Targets Medical Marijuana Businesses In Government’s Ongoing War On Pot

    The tea party has company. For the past several years, the Internal Revenue Service has been systematically targeting medical marijuana establishments, relying on an obscure statute that gives the taxing agency unintended power. The IRS has been functioning as an arm of justice, employing the U.S. tax code as a weapon in the federal government’s ongoing
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  • Cannabis culture thriving in Morocco’s Rif Mountains

    Cannabis culture thriving in Morocco’s Rif Mountains

    Thousands of poor farmers depend on illegal plant as Rabat struggles to combat hashish crops with diversification policy. Middle East Online By Simon MARTELLI – ISSAGUEN, Morocco From father to son “If you try to grow other crops here they will fail,” says Ahmed, surrounded by lush green fields of cannabis, the illegal plant he
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  • Colorado becomes world’s first legal, fully regulated market for recreational marijuana

    Colorado becomes world’s first legal, fully regulated market for recreational marijuana

    Call it the mile-high state. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made history Tuesday, signing two bills that make his state the first place in the world to fully regulate the recreational use of marijuana for adults. Flanked by legislators and pot legalization activists at the Colorado State Capitol, Hickenlooper signed two bills that lay out the framework
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  • Aging Baby Boomers Could Help Florida Medical Marijuana Effort

    Aging Baby Boomers Could Help Florida Medical Marijuana Effort

    Florida lawmakers made it clear this session that they are not interested in legalizing marijuana. A bill to allow medical marijuana never got a hearing, and the state enacted a new ban on certain smoking pipes to further crack down on illegal marijuana use. But recent polling shows Florida citizens are seeing through the haze. In a
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  • Recreational marijuana: How Colorado plans to regulate the pot market

    Recreational marijuana: How Colorado plans to regulate the pot market

    Colorado made history Tuesday when Governor John Hickenlooper signed six billsinto law that will govern the cultivation, sale, and taxation of recreational marijuana, creating the first legal framework in the U.S. for recreational marijuana use. Last November, Coloradans voted to approve a constitutional amendment on recreational marijuana. The measure, Amendment 64, will allow Colorado adults–21 and
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  • Want To See What A B-Real Rolled Big Joint Looks Like?

    Want To See What A B-Real Rolled Big Joint Looks Like?

    ” “ I, like you, wasted hours of my youth listening to classic Cypress Hill lyrics and thinking in a smoke affected voice,  ”Yeah man. This is the quality shit right here.”  But then I’d get called an “idiot” by my mother for getting black ink on my lips after sucking on a pen and
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  • Colorado governor to sign a series of new marijuana laws on taxes, regulations, more on Tuesday

    Colorado governor to sign a series of new marijuana laws on taxes, regulations, more on Tuesday

    DENVER – Colorado’s governor is scheduled to sign a series of bills to regulate and tax legal marijuana. Gov. John Hickenlooper planned a Tuesday morning signing ceremony for six measures related Amendment 64, passed by voters last year. Amendment 64 allows adults over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. It also would
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  • Israel To More Than Double The Amount Of Physicians Prescribing Medical Marijuana

    Israel To More Than Double The Amount Of Physicians Prescribing Medical Marijuana

    Likud MK Haim Katz, Chair of the Knesset Labor, Social Welfare and Health Committee, has announced that the number of physicians authorized to prescribe medical marijuana in Israel will more than double by the end of this year. Currently there are only 9 doctors allowed to prescribe cannabis to patients in Israel, resulting in over 11,000
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  • Where there’s smoke there’s fire: Israel’s medical marijuana debate heats up

    Where there’s smoke there’s fire: Israel’s medical marijuana debate heats up

    Medical marijuana buds being packaged in Israel. Debate over medical cannabis gains momentum as Knesset Health Committee approves 11 more doctors to prescribe drug; Health Minister German under attack. The debate over medical marijuana use in Israel has gained momentum in recent weeks, as evidenced by the vociferous attacks on Health Minister Yael German’s Facebook
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  • Miley Cyrus appears to love Chanel and marijuana

    Miley Cyrus appears to love Chanel and marijuana

    Miley Cyrus has moved on from winning the hearts of America as that cute girl on “Hannah Montana,” to a brilliantly attractive young woman who recently was chosen as no. 1 on Maxim’s Hot 100 List. And so a lot of people interested in Hollywood gossip want to more about Miley. Hilton Hater reported for Hollywood
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  • Michigan Medical Marijuana Patients & Caregivers Surrender to Feds

    Michigan Medical Marijuana Patients & Caregivers Surrender to Feds

    DETROIT, MI — Several Michigan medical marijuana patients and caregivers are expected to surrender to federal authorities this week to serve out lengthy prison terms, after being convicted in federal court without any opportunity to defend themselves on medical necessity or state law grounds. Some defendants went to trial while others pleaded guilty when they
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  • How America Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Marijuana

    How America Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Marijuana

      For nearly a century, the United States has been one of the fiercest advocates and practitioners of marijuana prohibition in the world. At the height of the America’s anti-pot fervor in the 1950s and ’60s, one could even receive life imprisonment for simple possession of the drug. But the puritanical fervor that once dominated
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