• Why cannabis affects women differently to men

    Why cannabis affects women differently to men

    New research finds that cannabis affects women differently to men. The reason behind the difference lines up with the activities of different hormones. This explains why men are four times more likely to try cannabis; and why women are more vulnerable. The new research, which is timely in the era of increased legalization of cannabis
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  • We must get it right on implementation of legal marijuana

    We must get it right on implementation of legal marijuana

    In the 2012 election, voters took a historic step towards changing the war on drugs in Washington state in regards to marijuana. As the Liquor Control Board began to examine how to implement this new system, some advocates have said that Washington needs to do this right, and quickly. The state must get it right,
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  • Medical Marijuana Bill Signed By Gov. Nathan Deal, Becomes Law

    Medical Marijuana Bill Signed By Gov. Nathan Deal, Becomes Law

    A type of medical marijuana is now legal in Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill legalizing cannabis oil for Georgians with eight different medical conditions. That means some families who had left the state to get the oil can now return home. The bill is named for 5-year-old Haleigh Cox who suffers from a
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  • Pot group goes after NFL drug policy

    Pot group goes after NFL drug policy

    Some Colorado marijuana supporters are using football as a reminder about alternative medicine. “Stop driving players to drink!” a billboard reads. “A safer choice is now legal (here).” The billboard is sponsored by MarijuanaPolicy.org — a website dedicated to marijuana legalization. Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana in the 2012 election, and numerous other states have
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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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  • Bethenny Frankel to Introduce Skinnygirl Marijuana

    Bethenny Frankel to Introduce Skinnygirl Marijuana

    Bethenny Frankel first got famous as a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, but she’s probably better-known for her Skinnygirl margaritas (and nutrition bars, and popcorn, and other cocktails). Now it looks like Bethenny Frankel may be cashing in on the growing marijuana industry. Although it’s unconfirmed, Frankel will likely soon
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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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  • MAINE COMPASS: Medical marijuana program faces uncertainty from new rules

    MAINE COMPASS: Medical marijuana program faces uncertainty from new rules

    Imagine that you have Crohn’s disease, terminal cancer or chronic pain from a serious car accident. You’ve tried all the drugs out there, but they make you nauseated, withdrawn or cause severe headaches.   When you try to stop taking them, you feel anxious and crampy and can’t sleep. You’re scared because friends have gotten
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  • Study: Cannabis beneficial to cancer patients

    Study: Cannabis beneficial to cancer patients

    Hospital study finds that using cannabis reduces suffering from cancer and from side effects of cancer treatments • Use of cannabis for palliative treatment should be advanced, study recommends. Meital Yasur Beit-Or AP | Photo credit: Medical marijuana “cigarettes” Researchers from Haifa’s Rambam Hospital have recommended increasing the usage of cannabis for cancer patients suffering
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  • First Medical Marijuana Festival in RI Held in Providence

    First Medical Marijuana Festival in RI Held in Providence

    Rhode Island saw its first medical marijuana festival Sunday.  It was held in Providence in a parking lot on Kinsley Avenue.  About two dozen vendors sold marijuana paraphernalia and growing equipment.  It was sponsored by the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition, a group that fought to legalize medical marijuana in the state.   Enlarge image
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  • Marijuana Smoke and mirrors

    Marijuana Smoke and mirrors

    Marijuana has been a bit of a media buzzword in recent weeks, with public figures of all stripes from across the country in federal, provincial and municipal politics adding their own confessions to the deluge of admissions into personal pot-smoking histories. Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was first in line, declaring he’d smoked a joint
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  • Marijuana not harmless to adolescents

    Marijuana not harmless to adolescents

    The nature of the teenage brain makes the use of cannabis among this population particularly risky for developing addictive behaviours, according to reThe nature of the teenage brain makes users of cannabis amongst this population particularly at risk of developing addictive behaviours and suffering other long-term negative effects, according to researchers at the University of Montreal and New York’s
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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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  • NFL might legalize medical marijuana for players

    NFL might legalize medical marijuana for players

    As more US states move to consider marijuana legalization, the country’s most popular sports league is indicating it may one day allow its players to light up. Speaking to ESPN, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested the sport’s ban on medical marijuana could be lifted in the future if the practice has already been
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  • Uruguayan government proposes marijuana legalization bill

    Uruguayan government proposes marijuana legalization bill

    updated 3:08 PM EDT, Thu August 9, 2012 The government in Uruguay say the war on drugs has failed and have presented a bill legalizing the drug in the hope of controling its use. With the intent of undermining the market for illegal drugs, Uruguay’s government presented a bill to lawmakers that would legalize marijuana
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  • What to tell your child about marijuana

    What to tell your child about marijuana

    Marijuana-use issues for children should not be confused with the freedom-of-choice debate for adults. As with tobacco, most users start young, when they are vulnerable and don’t understand the risks. I never met a cigarette smoker who was glad he or she had that first butt. As parents, we want to protect our children, but
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  • Queues, Caution as Cannabis Sales Continue in Colorado

    Queues, Caution as Cannabis Sales Continue in Colorado

    For Colorado’s groundbreaking retail pot market, lines have been long and sales brisk since Wednesday, when the state became the first in the U.S. to allow legal marijuana sales to anyone older than 21. At Lodo Wellness in Denver, there were plenty of customers and product — all smokable and drinkable. “Since we opened, we’ve
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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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  • N.J. medical marijuana patients can get ID cards this week

    N.J. medical marijuana patients can get ID cards this week

    More than two years after New Jersey legislators passed a law allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana, patients qualified to receive the drug may register for identification cards beginning Thursday. That doesn’t mean they will soon receive a prescription for cannabis. The state Department of Health has granted preliminary approval to just six nonprofit marijuana
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  • Study: Demand for marijuana higher than state officials estimated

    Study: Demand for marijuana higher than state officials estimated

    Legalizing marijuana may not change the habits of people like Tyler Whitmire, a student at Western Washington University in Bellingham. But figuring out how many people smoke pot has been one of the trickiest questions facing the bureaucrats setting up Washington’s new legal marijuana system. Underestimate demand, and marijuana fans might stick with their black
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