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Polis Says Amendment Will Protect Marijuana from Sessions

SOURCE: Roll Call – Politics Posted Mar 16, 2017 8:42 AM Eric Garcia Rep. Jared Polis, D-Co., is hoping to protect legal marijuana in his state from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo) Colorado Democratic Rep. Jared Polis teamed up with Republican Rep. Tom McClintock to protect marijuana businesses in his state […]

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Marijuana v. opioid addiction: an easy choice

Source: The STATE Bill Nettles Guest Columnist Dixie Pace of Greenville passes out posters with Melinda Dority and Jessi Pace at a rally at a 2015 rally to support legalizing the medical use of marijuana. Tracy Glantz tglantz@thestate.com Columbia, SC Many patients who would benefit from medical marijuana have no viable treatment for their pain […]

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Study shows shift in favor of legalized marijuana

Source-1011 NEWS -By Press Release | Posted: Wed 12:41 PM, Mar 08, 2017  |Updated: Wed 1:44 PM, Mar 08, 2017 LINCOLN, Neb. — Public opinion polls have shown significant growth in support for marijuana legalization, from about 20 percent in 1990, according to public opinion surveys, to 57 percent in the latest Pew Research survey released in […]

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Researchers believe marijuana could ease opioid epidemic

THE HERALD-DISPATCH By CHRISTINE VESTAL Stateline Feb 27, 2017 Updated 1 hr ago NEW YORK – After a 12-year battle with debilitating abdominal conditions that forced her to stop working, marijuana has helped Lynn Sabulski feel well enough to look for a job. Sabulski is among nearly 14,000 patients in New York state who are […]

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Sessions: States can pass marijuana laws, but more violence around pot than ‘one would think’

By Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press 5:43 p.m. PT Feb. 27, 2017 (Photo: Jack Gruber, Jack Gruber-USA TODAY) WASHINGTON – The Justice Department will try to adopt “responsible policies” for enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday, adding that he believes violence surrounds sales and use of the drug […]

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Cannabis Industry Is Uncertain, but Hopeful About Trump Administration

Posted to INSIDESOURCES – Politics, January 26, 2017, by Erin Mundahl On the morning of November 9, the American political landscape looked quite different than it had the night before. Not only was Donald Trump now the President-elect, but proponents of marijuana legalization had made important gains in California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada, all of […]

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Top Legal Marijuana Client Concern? Banking

Published by Melissa Hoffmann, New York Law Journal January 27, 2017 Hillary Peckham, center, talks about the difficulties of running a medical marijuana dispensary in New York at a recent panel held by the New York State Society of CPAs. She is joined by panelists Ram Mukunda, left, president and CEO of IGC, and Henry […]

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The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 Has Been Introduced

Published in the MARIJUANA TIMES By Julia Granowicz – Feb 11, 2017 About a week ago, a handful of lawmakers who call themselves the “Congressional Cannabis Caucus” announced that they intend to introduce legislation that would help protect the cannabis industry from a Department of Justice run by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Their announcement was […]

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‘Medical Marijuana’ riddled with Mold, Bacteria—Especially Bad for the Sick?

Source: AMERICAN COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND HEALTH By Jamie Wells — February 10, 2017 Credit: Shutterstock With the current wave of states legalizing marijuana, advocates championing the cause and the presence of greater societal acceptance, there is a growing perception that dispensary-supplied “medical marijuana”—not distinct from “recreational marijuana”— is as safe as any medical product […]

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California seeks advisers on marijuana rules

THE SACRAMENTO BEE Capitol Alert The go-to source for news on California policy and politics One ounce of marijuana at A Therapeutic Alternative in Sacramento on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com By Taryn Luna tluna@sacbee.com The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation is now accepting applications for a marijuana advisory committee to help inform […]

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Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion

MARKETWATCH, By Trey Williams Reporter Published in MARKETWATCH: Feb 11, 2017 11:33 a.m. ET Marijuana sales grew 30% in 2016 and are expected to reach $20.2 billion by 2021 according to market research The state of Colorado pulled in nearly $200 million in tax revenue last year thanks to its $1.3 billion in marijuana revenue. […]

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Don’t drown marijuana in regulations

Written By The Editorial Board, LA Daily News Posted: 02/09/17, 5:02 PM PST | Updated: 2 days ago California voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana use in November, and now regulators are hard at work devising the new rules and fees to be imposed. There seems to be some considerable doubt, however, as to […]

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Republican congressman introduces legislation that would take marijuana out of the hands of the federal government

The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act would allow states to determine their own marijuana policies. Written by Taylor Link – SALON Topics: Dana Rohrabacher, federal government, federal vs state, Jeff Sessions, marijuana, marijuana policy, Medical Marijuana, original video, Video News, Business News, News, Politics News Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California is proposing a law that […]

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Survey Finds Most Police Officers Support Medical Marijuana

Written by ENTREPENEUR on February 9, 2017 Softening attitudes among police lags general public acceptance but seems to confirm an inexorable social trend. Image credit: Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images In a sign of the continuing shift in attitudes about legal marijuana, a new survey finds that a majority of police officers now […]

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National Academies of SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE Releases Comprehensive Study of Recent Research on the Health Effects of the Recreational and Theraputic Use of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products

FROM THE National Academies of SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE OFFICE OF NEWS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION Jan. 12, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Nearly 100 Conclusions on the Health Effects of Marijuana and Cannabis-Derived Products Presented in New Report; One of the Most Comprehensive Studies of Recent Research on Health Effects of Recreational and Therapeutic Use […]

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Colorado on marijuana: ER visits, poison-control calls down even as consumption rates remain steady Public health officials say research suggests public education is working

By Alicia Wallace | awallace@denverpost.com | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: February 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm | UPDATED: February 2, 2017 at 3:34 pm Monitoring potential public-health outcomes was a top priority for state health officials after Colorado implemented its recreational marijuana law in 2014. Three years into regulated sales of recreational cannabis, the Retail […]

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You’ll Never Guess Who Wants to See Marijuana Legalized Nationwide

FOX BUSINESS By Sean Williams Published February 05, 2017 Image source: Getty Images. The marijuana industry is red hot, and it has the rapidly changing views of the public to thank. In 1995, just prior to California becoming the first state to legalize medical cannabis for compassionate use, only 25% of respondents in Gallup’s national […]

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Colorado Report Says Adolescent Marijuana Use ‘Has Not Changed Since Legalization’ Officials also note that reports of marijuana exposures involving children fell last year.

REASON.COM – By Jacob Sullum|Feb. 3, 2017 7:00 am According to a new report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), cannabis consumption by teenagers in that state “has not changed since legalization either in terms of the number of people using or the frequency of use among users.” That conclusion is […]

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Colorado Report Could Put an End to Prohibitionist Arguments

THE MARIJUANA TIMES By Julia Granowicz – Feb 4, 2017 2124 There are a few different go-to arguments that prohibitionists constantly fall back on when they are arguing against marijuana legalization. While we try to argue for the benefits of things that help everyone – like the creation of jobs, more revenue for schools and […]

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Federal House Bill Would Reschedule Cannabis, Re-Define Marijuana to Exclude CBD

GANJAPRENEUR – By TG Branfalt – Friday, February 3rd, 2017 Republican Virginia Rep. Griffith H. Morgan has introduced legislation to reschedule cannabis under the federal Controlled Substances Act, and exclude cannabidiol from the definition of marijuana. According to the bill text, CBD would be defined exclusively as cannabis not containing more than 0.3 percent THC […]

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Colorado marijuana health trends mostly positive but still bear watching

By: Jakob Rodgers-Colorado Springs GAZETTE, January 31, 2017, Updated: Today at 7:04 am FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana grows at a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. (AP) Marijuana-related emergency room visits dropped, accidental poisonings are down and recreational marijuana failed to bring a much-feared spike in adolescent pot […]

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Marijuana industry will see explosive growth in 2017

Shutterstock RED DIRT REPORT – Shane Smith | January 23, 2017 Category:  Prairie Opinions NORMAN, Okla. – To say that 2016 was a watershed year for legal cannabis in the U.S. would be an understatement, to put it very lightly. Last year, legal sales grew at a rate of 30 percent, faster than even the […]

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Texas Teacher Shouldn’t Be Punished for Marijuana Use in Colorado, Judge Says

THE NEW YORK TIMES – By CHRISTINE HAUSERJAN. 23, 2017 Edibles available for sale in Denver only to medical marijuana patients. Credit Matthew Staver for The New York Times A Texas high school teacher can use marijuana in Colorado, where it is legal, and should not get into trouble for it in her home state, […]

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Colorado Supreme Court rules in medical marijuana case

By KKTV | Posted: Mon 4:11 PM, Jan 23, 2017  | Updated: Tue 6:41 AM, Jan 24, 2017 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A four-year dispute over medical marijuana seized by police in Colorado Springs has come to an end. The Colorado Supreme Court says police don’t have to return marijuana plants to a man acquitted of marijuana-related […]

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National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science

A new report summarizes what we know about the impacts of marijuana use, as more states have legalized the drug for both medical and recreational purposes. THE SCIENTIST, Exploring Life, Inspiring Innovation – By Bob Grant | January 12, 2017 WIKIMEDIA, HUPU2 Researchers have been studying the effects of smoking marijuana, either for recreation or […]

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Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws

US scientists continue to have a hard time getting funding to study the health impacts of the drug. But cannabis research in Canada—where medical marijuana is legal nationwide—is different story. THE SCIENTIST Exploring Life, Inspiring Innovation By Bob Grant | January 23, 2017 WIKIMEDIA, BOGDAN More and more Americans are using cannabis both for medicinal […]

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NFLPA reportedly proposing a ‘less punitive’ approach to marijuana use

The union recently formed a pain management committee to study marijuana by Jared Dubin CBS Sports Writer The NFL Players Association is coming up with a proposal that would amend the league’s drug policy to take a less punitive approach to marijuana use. According to the Washington Post, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said the […]

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11 key findings from one of the most comprehensive reports ever on the health effects of marijuana

By Kevin Loria BUSINESS INSIDER – SCIENCE. jan. 12, 2017, 1:00 PM The change in attitudes toward cannabis and in legal access to marijuana around the US over the past several years is staggering. As of last fall, 57% of adults in the US said they thought marijuana should be legal, with only 37% taking […]

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Recreational marijuana may be legal now, but driving while high is not

Las Vegas Review-Journal Posted January 1, 2017 – 11:18pm By WESLEY JUHL LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Metro police officers are ready to crack down on drivers high on marijuana now that recreational use of the drug is legal throughout Nevada. Although driving drunk and driving stoned are similarly dangerous crimes, the latter presents challenges for law enforcement. […]

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Medical marijuana for kids: Often, no clear path, legally and practically

Washington Post Health & Science A jar of cannabis inside a Good Meds medical cannabis center in Lakewood, Colo. (Matthew Staver/For the Washington Post) By — David Kohn December 31, 2016 Across the country, thousands of children use medical marijuana for a range of ailments including intractable epilepsy, pain, anxiety and symptoms of multiple sclerosis. […]

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New Law Creates Procedure For Approving Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

December 31, 2016 News/Talk 94.9 WSJM One bit of work that Michigan lawmakers managed to get done in 2016 was a reform of the state’s medical marijuana laws. Under the plan that has now been signed by the governor, medical marijuana dispensaries will get a legal framework to set up shop, and even edibles will […]

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Marijuana legalization not linked to traffic fatalities

Studies have shown traffic deaths reducing in some states Ronnie Cohen  BUSINESS STANDARD December 31, 2016 Last Updated at 23:49 IST Legalization of medical marijuana is not linked with increased traffic fatalities, a new study finds. In some states, in fact, the number of people killed in traffic accidents dropped after medical marijuana laws were […]

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How Long Does THC Stay In Your System When You Consume Marijuana?

Johnny Green December 31, 2016, 9:56 am Weed News How Long Will Marijuana Stay In My System? I was once counter-sued by a former business partner for my public opposition to mandatory marijuana drug testing by a prominent marijuana company. That’s a fact that I’m actually very proud of. The whole ordeal resulted in a positive resolution […]

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A powerful new form of medical marijuana, without the high

THE WASHINGTON POST Health and Science Medical marijuana plant propagated at a growing operation in Washington, DC. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) By David Kohn December 31 at 11:13 AM Jackson Leyden had always been a healthy kid; he practiced taekwondo, and he played lacrosse and baseball. But in 2011, a few months after his eighth […]

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Decriminalizing marijuana makes sense

Star-Telegram EDITORIAL December 30, 2016 5:42 PM A march for marijuana law reform drew a large crowd May 7 in downtown Fort Worth. Max Faulkner mfaulkner@star-telegram.com Legalization of marijuana will not happen this legislative session. Even decriminalization would be tough, but it’s a move toward reform that could get lawmaker approval. Last session, only one […]

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3 Factors That Could Change the DEA’s Mind About Marijuana

newsfeedback@fool.com (Sean Williams) Updated 18 hrs ago Madison.com Image source: Getty Images. As we look back at 2016, pro-legalization enthusiasts, as well as hopeful investors, have every reason to smile at the progress that’s been made with marijuana. While still an illegal substance at the federal level, five new states approved cannabis for medicinal use […]

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Florida’s medical marijuana rules still evolving

By Katie Atkins katkins@keynoter.com Posted in the FLKeysNews December 30, 2016 4:29 PM Qualifying patients in search of a prescription for medical marijuana may want to start a doctor-patient relationship sooner rather than later. Three months is the minimum time a physician must have treated a patient in order to prescribe medical marijuana and it […]

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10 Scientific Studies From 2016 Showing Marijuana Is Safe and Effective

The year has seen another mountain of marijuana research, and there’s a lot of good news. By Paul Armentano / AlterNet December 29, 2016 Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Boltenkoff While no psychoactive substance is completely harmless, modern science continues to prove that cannabis is one of the safer and more effective therapeutic agents available. Here’s a look […]

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LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR Mexico is catching up to US states on marijuana legalization

Source: Quartz Mexico’s president is pro herbal medicine. (Reuters/Edgard Garrido) It’s impossible not to notice what the neighbors are doing when you’re as close as Mexico and California. Over the past two decades, the latter has increasingly embraced marijuana legalization, from the authorization of medical pot in 1996 to a vote last month that legalized […]

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5 Marijuana Usage Laws You Need to Know in California (Laguna Beach Patch)

What do the new laws regarding Marijuana usage mean for Californians? Here, explained by the Laguna Beach Police Department. By Ashley Ludwig (Patch Staff) – December 28, 2016 5:08 pm ET LAGUNA BEACH, CA — It’s been legalized. Marijuana legalization laws were immediately activated after the passage of Proposition 64. But what does this mean? […]

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Can The US Become A Marijuana Superpower Under Trump?

HEALTH AND MEDICINE SEVERAL STATES VOTED TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA ON ELECTION DAY.STOKKETE/SHUTTERSTOCK http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/ (Source of article) Donald Trump may have won the US presidency, but in six of the nine states that were asked to decide on marijuana legalization on election day, more people actually voted for weed than voted for Trump himself. And […]

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Marijuana Research In 2017: A Battle Of States’ Rights

WEED NEWS Marijuana News, Policy, Culture and Law Jason Barker December 28, 2016, 6:00 am There have been several major developments for cannabis research in 2016 amidst unprecedented debate about marijuana’s medical potential among federal officials and congressional lawmakers. The most significant growth in the cannabis industry happened during the eight years Barack Obama has […]

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Editorial The voters have spoken on marijuana. Trump ought to listen.

The Los Angeles Times In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, a marijuana joint is rolled in San Francisco. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP) By The Times Editorial Board Californians may have voted overwhelmingly on Nov. 8 to legalize marijuana, but Americans also elected Donald Trump, whose position on legalization has been a bit — hazy. That’s a […]

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R.I. Gov. says legalized pot could add up to $15M to state coffers in first year

The Herald News By Jennifer Bogdan The Providence Journal Rhode Island could see $10 million to $15 million in revenue in its first year if the state legalizes marijuana, Gov. Gina Raimondo said in an interview with The Providence Journal about the upcoming General Assembly session. Her comments marked the first time the state has […]

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Licensing Medical Marijuana Stirs Up Trouble for States

Governing by Stateline | December 23, 2016 By Rebecca Beitsch The seven lucky balls that popped out of the Arizona Department of Health Services lottery machine in October produced big winners — not in the state’s Powerball game, but in the competition to make money in the medical marijuana industry. The prize winners were granted […]

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Medical marijuana in state deserves

The Richmond Register Medical marijuana in state deserves KENTUCKY GUEST EDITORIAL Dec 27, 2016 Guest editorials do not necessarily reflect the views of The Register. The question of medical marijuana deserves a detailed hearing and thorough research. Clouded by controversies surrounding the recreational use of pot and a common view that it is a gateway […]

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Clearing the air for marijuana research

Dec 27, 2016 Andrew Selsky, Associated Press (FIle) A marijuana harvester examines buds as they go through a trimming machine in a rural area near Corvallis. A couple of recent news stories regarding marijuana use in the United States make the case for continued academic research into the drug — and suggest that educational campaigns aimed […]

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Two Medical Marijuana Bills Filed in Missouri

Most notable difference between the two proposals is that one allows home cultivation of cannabis by patients, the other does not Scott Gacek | December 26, 2016 Two lawmakers in Missouri have filed proposals for the upcoming 2017 legislation to legalize medical marijuana and create a comprehensive statewide medical cannabis program. The two bills, Senate Bill […]

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Doctors For Cannabis Regulation Has A Powerful Message

Johnny Green December 26, 2016, 10:41 am Whenever I come across someone that is opposed to marijuana reform, I always ask them why they feel the way that they do. One of the most common answers I get back is that marijuana is bad for people’s health, no exceptions. I always like to point out […]

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Fewer teens are using drugs and alcohol than counterparts did in 90s

Posted on December 26, 2016 by News Democrat & Leader By Melissa Patrick – Kentucky Health News A new national study shows teen drug and alcohol use are at their lowest rates since the 1990s, a trend that is also seen in Kentucky’s teens. The national survey of about 50,000 high school students found that […]

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