• Marijuana Legalization: NYC’s Next Mayor Will Try to Legalize Weed

    Marijuana Legalization: NYC’s Next Mayor Will Try to Legalize Weed

    Marijuana Legalization: NYC’s Next Mayor Will Try to Legalize Weed © Flickr (North Cascades National Park) The next mayor of New York City will help usher in the decriminalization of marijuana, regardless of which candidate wins the seat. Mayoral aspirants Bill de Blasio and Joseph Lhota, who were selected as nominees to represent their respective
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  • Medical marijuana could be a shot in the arm for US unions

    Medical marijuana could be a shot in the arm for US unions

    THE medical marijuana shop next to a tattoo parlor on a busy street in Los Angeles looks much like hundreds of other pot dispensaries that dot the city. Except for one thing: on the glass door — under a green cross signalling that cannabis can be bought there for medical purposes — is a sticker
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  • Colorado Recreational Marijuana Sales Exceed $5 Million In First Week

    Colorado Recreational Marijuana Sales Exceed $5 Million In First Week

    Colorado marijuana dispensaries made huge sales in the first week of legal recreational marijuana. Owners of the 37 new dispensaries around the state reported first week retail sales to The Huffington Post that, when added together, were roughly $5 million. That’s a lot of green for Colorado’s legal weed. Colorado, the first state to allow retail recreational
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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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  • Where to Buy Marijuana in Los Angeles After Dispensary Ban Takes Effect

    Where to Buy Marijuana in Los Angeles After Dispensary Ban Takes Effect

    Now that the L.A. City Council has decided that all medical marijuana dispensaries must shut down by Sept. 6, where will you get your medicine?   The slacker down the street? No, he was put out of business by the dispensaries. MacArthur Park? Cleaned up years ago. Tijuana? You want to end up in Mexican prison over
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  • Omega Laboratories Announces Synthetic Marijuana and Bath Salts Drugs of Abuse Testing Utilizing Oral Fluid

    Omega Laboratories Announces Synthetic Marijuana and Bath Salts Drugs of Abuse Testing Utilizing Oral Fluid

    MOGADORE, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Omega Laboratories, Inc. announced today that it now offers testing for Synthetic Marijuana (Spice, K2, Blaze) and Bath Salts through oral fluid analysis. As most standard drug tests typically do not detect the use of Synthetic Marijuana and Bath Salts, Omega joins the ranks of a
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  • More states likely to change pot rules, both sides say

    More states likely to change pot rules, both sides say

    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, is joined by state Atty. Gen. Bob Ferguson at a news conference to discuss the federal government’s decision not to interfere with marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado. (Rachel La Corte / Associated Press / August 29, 2013)SEATTLE — When the Justice Department announced Thursday that it would not interfere with the enforcement of
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  • Prominent Mexicans urge government to decriminalize marijuana

    Prominent Mexicans urge government to decriminalize marijuana

    A broad spectrum of prominent Mexicans, including former ministers, businessmen, artists and a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, on Wednesday urged the government to decriminalize marijuana in a bid to curb gang violence and corruption. Since 2007, about 80,000 people have been killed in turf wars between drug cartels and their clashes with security forces, leading to
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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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  • I, Like David Brooks, Have Smoked Marijuana

    I, Like David Brooks, Have Smoked Marijuana

    In order to comment on the marijuana legalization debate, it is apparently necessary to confess to your own history of pot-smoking first, so here goes: While in college, I experimented with marijuana. To be precise, I conducted 132 experiments with marijuana. It might have been 374 experiments. I’m not sure, because I lost my notes.
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  • Study Shows Youth Marijuana Use Has Gone Down – to the 8th Grade

    Study Shows Youth Marijuana Use Has Gone Down – to the 8th Grade

    A new survey conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows changing attitudes and perceptions about marijuana risks are responsible for the increasing number of 8th-graders who smoke pot, according to MSN News. The Obama administration expressed its concern last Wednesday, December 18, over the rising use of marijuana among teens. The new study
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  • Marijuana Breaking News: Can Pot Save Nevada?

    Marijuana Breaking News: Can Pot Save Nevada?

    Senior Assemblyman Joseph Hogan and freshman Andrew Martin both from Las Vegas, will introduce Marijuana Legalization Bill in Nevada Stephen H Frye, M.D., a long time drug reform activist, and author of “Monumental Fiasco, Our Drug War!,” today secured a commitment from two Nevada Assemblymen to submit a bill to the Nevada legislature to legalize
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  • Tennessee seeks farmers to grow hemp

    Tennessee seeks farmers to grow hemp

    The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is looking for a few farmers interested in growing industrial hemp. Applications are now open for farmers and producers to work with department in the production of industrial hemp. The Tennessee General Assembly last year passed a law that legalized strains of low-THC varities of cannabis, as well as the
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  • ‘I take a puff and I’m 17 again’: Lady Gaga opens up about falling in ‘love’ with marijuana after it made her ‘forget she was famous’

    ‘I take a puff and I’m 17 again’: Lady Gaga opens up about falling in ‘love’ with marijuana after it made her ‘forget she was famous’

    She has never shied away from talking about her appreciation for marijuana, but Lady Gaga has now opened up as to why she enjoys smoking the Class B drug. The eccentric singer spoke about her love of weed while being interviewed by Alan Carr when she appeared on his show Chatty Man on Wednesday. The
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  • Pot tourism in Colo.? Marijuana regulators OK idea

    Pot tourism in Colo.? Marijuana regulators OK idea

    DENVER (AP) — Marijuana tourism is on the way to Colorado, under a recommendation made Tuesday by a state task force to regulate the drug made legal by voters last year. But Colorado should erect signs in airports and borders telling visitors they can’t take pot home, the task force recommended. Colorado’s marijuana task force was assembled to
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  • Credit, debit cards OK for recreational marijuana

    Credit, debit cards OK for recreational marijuana

    DENVER — It will be up to banks to decide whether to allow the use of credit cards to buy recreational marijuana. Dozens of stores are offering patrons payment alternatives to cash, but they require a bank account. According to the Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/o4reaqb ), Visa has said their previous policy was to ensure that no
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  • Watch out for medical marijuana investment scams

    Watch out for medical marijuana investment scams

    What’s that old saw about making sure something passes the smell test before putting your money on the line? So if you sense a little odd aroma around a text or e-mail that touts the next hot stock, make sure to hold onto your checkbook. That’s right, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued a warning
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  • Marijuana Users Have Better Blood Sugar Control

    Marijuana Users Have Better Blood Sugar Control

    Regular marijuana use is associated with favorable indices related to diabetic control, say investigators. They found that current marijuana users had significantly lower fasting insulin and were less likely to be insulin resistant, even after excluding patients with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. Their findings are reported in the current issue of The American Journal of
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  • MediSwipe Inc. Announces New Michigan State Legislation HB 4271

    MediSwipe Inc. Announces New Michigan State Legislation HB 4271

    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MediSwipe Inc. ( www.MediSwipe.com ) ( MWIP), a patient security solutions and financial products company for the medicinal marijuana and health care industry, today announced after the trading session on February 19th, the state of Michigan introduced new proposed legislation titled as House Bill 4271 outlining new requirements for Michigan’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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