• Smoking Pot Can Raise Your Risk Of Stroke, Even For Young Adults

    Smoking Pot Can Raise Your Risk Of Stroke, Even For Young Adults

      Image Credit: Igor Kolos / Shutterstock Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online New Zealand researchers have presented evidence that smoking marijuana may be increasing your chances of having a stroke. They reported at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2013 that ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients were 2.3 times more likely to have smoked
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  • Govt to ban more substances found in synthetic cannabis

    Govt to ban more substances found in synthetic cannabis

    The Government has moved to ban two more substances found in samples of K2 synthetic cannabis, which has been linked to serious medical conditions including psychotic episodes. Synthetic cannabis is being sold at dairies and stores throughout New Zealand. Photo / Dean Purcell Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne today said a Temporary Class Drug Notice
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  • What should federal role be in regulating pot? #tellusatoday

    What should federal role be in regulating pot? #tellusatoday

    We asked our followers on Twitter what role the federal government should have in regulating marijuana. Comments are edited for clarity and grammar: The U.S. government should turn the marijuana issue over to the states. They have the most to gain or lose from it. — @RadioEPTL Federal government should tax legal marijuana sales to fund
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  • CNN Poll: Americans say marijuana is less dangerous than booze or tobacco

    CNN Poll: Americans say marijuana is less dangerous than booze or tobacco

    Washington (CNN) – Americans appear to view marijuana in a class by itself. According to a new national poll, marijuana is not as wicked as other illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine, and much less dangerous than legal substances like alcohol and tobacco. That’s one reason why a CNN/ORC International survey indicates that support for legalizing marijuana is
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  • Americans skeptical of value of enforcing marijuana laws

    Americans skeptical of value of enforcing marijuana laws

    Attorney General Eric Holder’s proposal to rein in mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenders comes at a time when American attitudes toward marijuana use are the most lax they’ve ever been and Americans are highly skeptical of the value of enforcing marijuana laws. A March Pew Research Center survey onchanging attitudes about marijuana found that nearly three-in-four
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  • Legal Marijuana Will Fuel a Necessary Paradigm Shift

    Legal Marijuana Will Fuel a Necessary Paradigm Shift

    “I had myself a ball…it’s a thousand times better than whiskey.” -Louis Armstrong   Legal recreational marijuana became a reality for those 21 and older in Colorado on January 1st. This is a big deal for many reasons: An improved economy, more sensible use of taxpayer dollars, less nonviolent humans locked in cages and more
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  • Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana In Small Amounts

    Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana In Small Amounts

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island’s famed reggae music. After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and emboldened by changes to drug laws in U.S. states, Jamaica’s
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  • Dr. Drew under fire in Mindy McCready’s death

    Dr. Drew under fire in Mindy McCready’s death

    NASHVILLE, TENN.—The criticism of Dr. Drew Pinsky spread on the Internet almost as quickly as news of Mindy McCready’s death. The country singer with the tumultuous personal life became the fifth cast member of his Celebrity Rehab series to die since appearing on the show and the third from Season 3. The previous deaths stirred up rumours
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  • Federal Prohibition Prevents Billion-Dollar Industry from Helping Economy

    Federal Prohibition Prevents Billion-Dollar Industry from Helping Economy

    Farmers can yield, at most, $1,000 per acre from corn. Moonrise Extracts, an industrial hemp operation in Colorado, expects to reap tens of thousands per acre, from what started as a few dozen feral hemp plants. Moonrise Extracts was lucky to obtain local hemp seeds to start their plants. Seed procurement and local adaptation from
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  • Synthetic marijuana mill found in home in western Newton County

    Synthetic marijuana mill found in home in western Newton County

    OVINGTON — Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office have discovered a synthetic marijuana mill in a home in a subdivision in western Newton County, according to NCSO Public Information Officer Courtney Morrison. #Seized were approximately 3,000 small bags of the synthetic compound. Two arrests were made and more arrests and charges are pending, Morrison
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  • Senate Committee To Vote On Industrial Hemp Bill

    Senate Committee To Vote On Industrial Hemp Bill

    The Senate Agriculture Committee will vote Monday on a bill that would allow Kentucky farmers to grow industrial hemp. A number of high-profile supporters are expected to testify in support of Senate Bill 50. U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Representatives John Yarmuth and Thomas Massie and former CIA director James Woolsey will testify in front
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  • Kingpin: Marijuana Funding Model Starts to Take Shape

    Kingpin: Marijuana Funding Model Starts to Take Shape

    Photo, video and graphic by Siemond Chan   When Ean Seeb and his business partners founded Denver Relief, their medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Denver’s Baker neighborhood in 2008, it was strictly a bare-bones effort. No fancy interior decor, no proprietary strains or products, no state-of-the-art grow house. Their inventory at the time was as
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  • Town of Weed takes Center Stage

    Town of Weed takes Center Stage

    Siskiyou County, Calif.  —  The Discovery Channel has produced hits like Gold Rush, Deadliest Catch, American Choppers and Dirty Jobs. Later this month, the network will premiere a new series that puts the town of Weed and other cities in Siskiyou County directly in the spotlight. “Weed Country” is a six-part series that goes inside marijuana
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  • 2,500 Illinoisans Apply for Medical Marijuana Cards

    2,500 Illinoisans Apply for Medical Marijuana Cards

    Illinois health officials over the weekend said about 2,500 residents have applied for medical marijuana cards, even as the four-year pilot program remains stalled. About 1,600 of those applicants have received approval letters, Department of Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold told the Belleville News Democrat She could not say where the applicants live. A series of
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  • The cannabis queens of Beverly Hills: Mother and daughter who have built business empire from medicinal marijuana

    The cannabis queens of Beverly Hills: Mother and daughter who have built business empire from medicinal marijuana

    No you’re not high. These Ferrari-driving, diamond-wearing businesswomen are the so-called Queens of Cannabis. Cheryl Shuman, 54, entered the world of marijuana in a desperate attempt to treat ovarian, colon and bladder cancer. Seven years later, now in remission, she and her daughter Aimee have become the poster girls for spreading the drug’s acceptance across
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  • Why Country Music Stars Should Join the Marijuana Majority

    Why Country Music Stars Should Join the Marijuana Majority

    On average, HuffPost readers probably aren’t the biggest aficionados of country music. Still, many readers here understand the need for establishing responsible marijuana policy. When it comes to reversing archaic pot prohibition laws across the United States, the most regressive region is the same place where country music prevails most predominantly. In my opinion, one
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  • King of Reggae, Bob Marley lives on…

    King of Reggae, Bob Marley lives on…

    By Uduma Kalu The reggae world last Wednesday, celebrated the 68th birthday of King of Reggae, Bob Marley whose real names were Nesta Robert Marley.  Born February 6, 1945, in a small village in St Ann called Nine Mile, in Jamaica. Across the globe, Marley’s birthday resonate with his music being played in radio and
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  • Marijuana Midterms: What to Watch on Election Day

    Marijuana Midterms: What to Watch on Election Day

    This year’s midterm elections are, by far, one of the most crucial in American history. Millions of voters will take to the polls on Tuesday, November 6th, and ultimately determine the fate of the country moving forward. In addition to voting people into office, people across the country will also decide on hundreds of significant
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  • Australia’s cannabis industry set to boom: report

    Australia’s cannabis industry set to boom: report

    AUSTRALIA’S medical marijuana industry is in its early stage but it could soon be worth billions as a new report reveals a surprising statistic. ABOUT seven people a day are being approved for medicinal cannabis as new research suggests the $18 million industry could be worth billions within a decade. Access to the drug is still
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  • Marijuana application numbers growing

    Marijuana application numbers growing

    The final list of applicants for a recreational marijuana license wasn’t available at press time, but the most recent compilation released by the Washington Liquor Control Board shows a marked jump in the number of marijuana license applications that have been filed.   One board employee, who asked not to be identified, said the list
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