• 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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  • Legalization of medical marijuana in Mass. boosts grow your own movement

    Legalization of medical marijuana in Mass. boosts grow your own movement

    KAYANA SZYMCZAK FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE Jon Napoli taught a “Grow Your Own Medical Marijuana” class at a Boston Gardener store on Dec. 15, 2012. On a recent weekend at Boston Gardener, a Dudley Square gardening supply shop, five people paid $100 each for a one-hour class in hydroponic growing. Store owner Jonathan Napoli’s tutorial
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  • Marijuana May Be The Least Dangerous Recreational Drug, Study Shows

    Marijuana May Be The Least Dangerous Recreational Drug, Study Shows

    Marijuana is far safer than alcohol, tobacco and multiple other illicit substances, researchers say, and strict, legal regulation of cannabis might be a more reasonable approach than current prohibitions. Those are the findings of a new report published in Scientific Reports that compares the lethality of the recreational use of 10 common drugs, including marijuana,
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  • Met officer who grew cannabis in loft walks free

    Met officer who grew cannabis in loft walks free

    A Met Police officer who grew cannabis in his loft walked free from court today after receiving a suspended prison sentence. Pc David Price’s distinguished career lies in tatters as he faces dismissal from the Metropolitan Police following his conviction. Price, 29, was on the verge of promotion having passed his exams to become a
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  • The Little Book of Cannabis packs a mighty punch

    The Little Book of Cannabis packs a mighty punch

    Amanda Seibert is an award-winning journalist and photographer based in British Columbia who covers the cannabis industry as one of Canada’s first cannabis-specific editors. Seibert is best known for her work with the Georgia Straight and Leafly. In her first book, The Little Book of Cannabis: How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life, Seibert explores common myths and misconceptions
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  • Can Uruguay hash out a progressive model for cannabis reform?

    Can Uruguay hash out a progressive model for cannabis reform?

    If Uruguay’s cannabis policies succeed in curbing illegal drug trafficking and promoting responsible public use of the substance, other nations have no excuse not to experiment with alternative models of narcotics regulation. The small Latin American nation of Uruguay has taken the brave step of becoming the first country in the world to fully legalize
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  • Saunders: Listen to Gupta: Weed can heal

    Saunders: Listen to Gupta: Weed can heal

    Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Written by Debra Saunders CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta admitted last month that he had been wrong in his opposition to medical marijuana during the rollout for his documentary “Weed.” Gupta reported on research that demonstrated the proven benefits of marijuana in treating neuropathic pain. Medical marijuana was the only
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  • Liquor Control Board bans pot from Washington bars

    Liquor Control Board bans pot from Washington bars

    The state Liquor Control Board on Wednesday adopted a rule change that makes it illegal for any liquor-licensed establishment to allow marijuana consumption of any kind on its premises. The rule change likely goes into effect 30 days from Wednesday’s unanimous board vote, said Mikhail Carpenter, a spokesman for the Liquor Control Board. That means,
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  • Congress Holding Hearing On Justice Department’s Marijuana Decision

    Congress Holding Hearing On Justice Department’s Marijuana Decision

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is facing criticism over its attempt to straddle the federal law that makes marijuana illegal and state laws that permit recreational use of the drug. In the first congressional hearing since the administration announced a new, permissive enforcement policy, law enforcement and drug-prevention groups and their congressional allies see an
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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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  • 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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  • Med marijuana measure expands Health Dept. duties

    Med marijuana measure expands Health Dept. duties

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A proposal to allow North Dakotans to use marijuana as medicine puts the Health Department in charge of vetting the business plans of dispensaries, checking home pot gardens and reviewing the drug’s labeling and potency. The citizen initiative gives doctors the option of deciding whether to prescribe marijuana as a remedy for pain and
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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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  • Willie Nelson getting into the marijuana business

    Willie Nelson getting into the marijuana business

    Country music legend Willie Nelson doesn’t only sing about marijuana anymore, he’ll soon be selling it. Nelson’s brand of the drug is called “Willie’s Reserve” and will be grown and sold in Colorado and Washington state, where recreational pot smoking is legal. Nelson plans to work with growers and local retailers in both states to
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  • Justin Bieber: I’m sorry for smoking weed and I’m never going to do it again

    Justin Bieber: I’m sorry for smoking weed and I’m never going to do it again

    The singer admits he did wrong on Saturday Night Live Justin Bieber has apologised for smoking drugs Justin Bieber isn’t afraid to take the mickey out of himself Justin Bieber played the president of the Miley Cyrus fan club on SNL Justin Bieber has apologised for smoking cannabis. The teen singer used his appearance on comedy
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  • Puerto Rico to debate medical use of marijuana

    Puerto Rico to debate medical use of marijuana

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Legislators in Puerto Rico are preparing to debate a bill that would allow people to use marijuana for medicinal purposes in this conservative US territory, officials said Thursday. The measure would create a system to legally produce the substance and allow state health officials to regulate it, said Rep.
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  • ‘I Apologize,’ Says Former Opponent of Medical Marijuana

    ‘I Apologize,’ Says Former Opponent of Medical Marijuana

    CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta admits there’s no science behind the war on marijuana. Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently published an essay rescinding his previous attacks on medical marijuana. (Cubie King / Wikimedia Commons) Gupta admitted to making an assumption that is all too prevalent in 21st-century journalism: He simply trusted the federal government without verifying whether
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  • Wyoming Highway Patrol issues warning about Colorado-purchased marijuana

    Wyoming Highway Patrol issues warning about Colorado-purchased marijuana

    The Wyoming Highway Patrol issued a warning Thursday not to bring Colorado purchased marijuana into the state. The patrol issued a news release with the words in the email’s subject in all caps: Do not bring your Colorado purchased marijuana into Wyoming. Wednesday was the first day Colorado allowed the purchase of recreational marijuana. The
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  • Discovery Bets on 2 Dope Series About Pot Growers

    Discovery Bets on 2 Dope Series About Pot Growers

    Cupcake makers, pawnbrokers and storage container raiders have all had their moments in reality television’s spotlight. Now the time may be right for marijuana growers — and the people who chase them. The Discovery network debuts a six-episode series, “Weed Country,” at 10 p.m. Wednesday and will replace it with “Pot Cops” in April. Both
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  • Performance enhancing dope: Should sport ban cannabis?

    Performance enhancing dope: Should sport ban cannabis?

    LONDON (Reuters) – The expulsion of an American judo player from the London 2012 Olympic Games on Monday after he tested positive for marijuana prompted scientists to question the sense behind the drug’s inclusion on the World Anti Doping Agency’s (WADA) banned list. Few experts think marijuana, or cannabis – whether it’s eaten or smoked
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