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  • Colorado, Washington approve recreational marijuana use

    Colorado, Washington approve recreational marijuana use

    Voters in Colorado and Washington on Tuesday approved measures allowing adults to use marijuana for any purpose, NBC News projected, marking an historic turning point in the slow-growing acceptance of marijuana usage. In Massachusetts, voters also approved an initiative allowing people to use marijuana for medicinal purposes, NBC News projected. In Arkansas, a similar initiative
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  • Will Washington Legalize Weed?

    Will Washington Legalize Weed?

    In California, marijuana was legalized for medicinal use in 1996, and now in Washington State, a new initiative, I-502, will make the drug legal for persons over 21. Its biggest advocates are Seattle’s elite and members of law enforcement, reports Time magazine, because they say the war on drugs has failed. “We’ve tried criminalization. It’s an abject
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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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  • Israel pushing ahead in medical marijuana industry

    Israel pushing ahead in medical marijuana industry

    MOSHE RUTE SURVIVED the Holocaust by hiding in a barn full of chickens. He nearly lost the use of his hands after a stroke two years ago, and became debilitated by recurring nightmares of his childhood following his wife’s death last year. “But after I found this, everything has been better,” said the 80-year-old, as
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  • Cannabis use may cause schizophrenia

    Cannabis use may cause schizophrenia

    Washington: Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have found new evidence to support their theory that cannabis use causes a temporary cognitive breakdown in non-psychotic individuals, leading to long-term psychosis. In an fMRI study, researchers found a different brain activity pattern in schizophrenia patients with previous cannabis use than in schizophrenic patients without
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  • A cannabis plant without the high?

    A cannabis plant without the high?

    Kfar Birya, Israel – At the end of an unpaved road, in a quiet suburb of a sleepy town in northern Israel, horticultural revolutionaries are growing a strain of cannabis they say relieves symptoms of some chronic illnesses but without the psychotic effects that can accompany regular weed. Behind the fence at Tikkun Olam –
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  • Son ran cannabis farm at his parents’ house

    Son ran cannabis farm at his parents’ house

    A MAN who ran a cannabis factory containing up to £75,000 worth of plants at his parents’ house was jailed for 16 months at Oxford Crown Court. Habeeb Marham, of Britannia Wharf, Britannia Road, Banbury, admitted production of Class B drugs and permitting the production of Class B drugs at the house in Middleton Road,
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  • Amsterdam Cannabis Cafes To Stay Open To All As Mayor Drops Tourist Drug Ban

    Amsterdam Cannabis Cafes To Stay Open To All As Mayor Drops Tourist Drug Ban

    A law that would have banned foreigners from using Amsterdam’s famous cannabis cafes has been dropped by the city’s mayor just mere months after the Netherlands first began enforcing the restriction. The tourist drug ban went into effect in three of the country’s southern provinces earlier this year and was due to expand to the rest of the country
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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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  • Financial Impact Statement for Oregon legalization initiative released

    Financial Impact Statement for Oregon legalization initiative released

    Oregonians will cast their votes on the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012 on November 6, 2012. The Oregon Secretary of State, Kate Brown, has released the Financial Impact Statement that will appear in voter pamphlets, stating that many of the impacts of Measure 80 are “indeterminate.” The official “Final Financial Impact Statement” suggests increases in expenditures of “$22 million per year” for
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  • Israel Is Becoming A Pioneer In Medical Marijuana Research

    Israel Is Becoming A Pioneer In Medical Marijuana Research

    Medical Marijuana Progress in Israel CBD vs. THC For a country that was never that big on tolerance, Israel is proving to be a pioneer in medical marijuana research. To be more precise, the country’s decision to grow medical marijuana with an extreme CBD to THC ratio is commendable to say the least.CBD (Cannabidiol) is a substance found
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  • Humboldt: Combatting large-scale marijuana grows like fighting forest fire with squirt gun

    Humboldt: Combatting large-scale marijuana grows like fighting forest fire with squirt gun

    Editor’s note: This is the first story in a three part series looking at marijuana issues on the North Coast.     The proliferation of large scale, outdoor marijuana grows in Humboldt County has law enforcement agencies sometimes feeling like they’re fighting a forest fire with squirt guns. Consequently, agencies are trending toward collaboration as
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  • Legal marijuana backers raise $3 million in two US states

    Legal marijuana backers raise $3 million in two US states

    Aug 25 (Reuters) – Campaigns to become the first U.S. states to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Washington and Colorado have raised $3 million ahead of a November vote, far outpacing the opposition. Proponents of pot legalization in Washington state have raised nearly $2 million since the initiative qualified for the ballot in January,
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  • Marijuana Dispensaries See Hope in California Supreme Court Move on Pack Case

    Marijuana Dispensaries See Hope in California Supreme Court Move on Pack Case

    The California Supreme Court this week threw out a court case that was part of the legal rationale for banning medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles and Long Beach. The court held that Pack v Long Beach is moot. So does that mean L.A.’s pot shop ban, which takes effect Sept. 6, is dead? Not so fast. While medical
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  • Drought makes green marijuana crops more visible for police

    Drought makes green marijuana crops more visible for police

    Courtesy Indiana State Police A police photo of marijuana planted in between corn in Harrison County, Ind. The drought across the Midwest is allowing police to easier sight green marijuana crop from the air, next to browning, dry corn. Police in Indiana say they’re finding an unexpected benefit to the drought baking the American Midwest:
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  • Medical marijuana on ballot

    Medical marijuana on ballot

    A Fayetteville-based group has taken one big step toward legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes only, bringing the measure to popular vote in the November general election. Arkansans for Compassionate Care (ACC), the proposed law’s sponsor, began its campaign to collect the needed 62,507 signatures from registered voters after Attorney General Dustin McDaniel certified the initiative
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  • DEA tells 23 medical marijuana storefronts to shut down

    DEA tells 23 medical marijuana storefronts to shut down

    The Drug Enforcement Administration mailed letters Thursday to 23 medical marijuana businesses in Western Washington, warning they could be prosecuted and the properties seized if they are operating within a school zone. “Please take the necessary steps to discontinue the sale and/or distribution of marijuana…within 30 days,” read the letter, signed by Matthew G. Barnes, special agent in
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  • ‘Cannabis’ receptor discovery may help understanding of obesity and pain

    ‘Cannabis’ receptor discovery may help understanding of obesity and pain

    (Phys.org)—Researchers have discovered that a genetic difference in a ‘switch’, which causes over-activity in parts of the brain, may explain why some people could be more susceptible to conditions such as obesity and addiction, and may play a role in chronic pain and psychosis Aberdeen scientists believe that the findings—published in the Journal of Biological
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  • Green Home Construction Commences at First Florida Hemcrete Project

    Green Home Construction Commences at First Florida Hemcrete Project

    American Lime Technology, the North American leader in sustainable hemp and lime-based green building construction materials is proud to announce construction is underway at the first green home in Florida utilizing Tradical Hemcrete. Tarpon Springs, Fl and Chicago, Il (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 American Lime Technology, the North American leader in sustainable hemp and lime-based
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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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