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Locals react to new pot breathalyzer

Cleburne Times-Review By Jessica Pounds/features@trcle.com Sep 2, 2018 Hound Labs recently created a breathalyzer able to detect the amount of THC — the main active compound in marijuana — in a driver’s breath. A company in California recently created a breathalyzer able to detect the amount of THC — the main active compound in marijuana […]

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NEW DRUG TESTING STRIPS IMMEDIATELY DETECT THE PRESENCE OF WEED

NIH-NCATS/Flickr This could be a huge game-changer. Source: The Green Rush Daily By Tim Kohut Published on 06/09/2018 For those thinking about taking their weed vape pen, chillum or any other so-called “discreet” smoking device in public, you might want to think again. There’s a new sheriff in town that comes in the form of […]

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How Many Nanograms of THC is Too Many to Drive?

#cannabis #marijuana SOURCE: Marijuana.com By Michael Knodt on June 26th, 2017 at 3:02 pm Germany maintains some of the strictest cannabis DUI rules in the world. The low limit of 1 nanogram (ng) THC/ml blood serum, as well as the measurement of non-psychoactive metabolites, means that drivers and cyclists who are otherwise not under the […]

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Sessions asks Congress to let him prosecute medical pot shops, patients

SOURCE: ThinkProgress Alan Pyke Deputy Economic Policy Editor, ThinkProgress. Poverty, criminal-justice profiteering, police violence, & robber barons. Tips: apyke@americanprogress.org Jun 13 Eliminating medical cannabis would likely push more people toward opioids Attorney General Jeff Sessions in 2016. CREDIT: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite While recreational marijuana companies remain in precarious territory under federal law, Congress has for […]

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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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Los Angeles Sheriff expects federal agents will target marijuana

Source- The ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, March 8, 2017 Updated 5:00 a.m. By MICHAEL BALSAMO / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES – The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department expects federal drug agents will attempt to step up marijuana enforcement as California moves forward with legalization. But he believes there isn’t the manpower to conduct […]

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Retired policeman wants to open medical marijuana dispensary

Article Source-STANDARD SPEAKER By SAM GALSKI / Published: February 26, 2017     ” ELLEN F. O’CONNELL/Staff Photographer Jeff Turse wants to establish a medical marijuana dispensary in the Franklin Corporate Center in Hazle Township where his store, Atomic Vapors, is closing today. Turse also wants to use an already-vacant storefront to the left of […]

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Breathalyzer in development to test influence of marijuana behind the wheel

CHED 630AM-Edmonton’s Breaking News and Conversation Station By Michelle Morton February 25, 2017 11:34 pm Police on the west coast may soon be able to test if drivers are under the influence of marijuana behind the wheel. Vancouver-based company Cannabix Technologies President Kal Malhi says they are close to creating a breathalyzer to detect if […]

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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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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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Alaska collects $145,800 marijuana tax in December

Posted January 31, 2017 07:01 pm – Updated February 1, 2017 08:04 am By JAMES BROOKS Juneau Empire In this file photo, Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch, center, stands and watches the first marijuana sales in the capital city with Giono Barrett, right, as James Barrett helps customers during a invitation opening of Rainforest Farms store […]

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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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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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Cops can’t be forced to return marijuana in failed drug cases, Colorado Supreme Court says

Colorado Springs resident Robert Crouse was seeking reimbursement after police seized his marijuana RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post The Colorado Supreme Court. By Alicia Wallace | awallace@denverpost.com and Kirk Mitchell | kmitchell@denverpost.com | PUBLISHED: January 23, 2017 at 2:59 pm | UPDATED: January 23, 2017 at 4:02 pm The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday ruled […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Breath test for pot near release

Jordan Graham Saturday, December 24, 2016 Boston Herald Credit: Patrick Whittemore FILE – Detail shows the hand of interview subject Keith Saunders of Scituate displays a jar of marijuana on Thursday, December 15, 2016 on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse. Staff photo by Patrick Whittemore. A California startup is hoping to release the first […]

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Licensing medical marijuana stirs up trouble for states

BY Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline  December 24, 2016 at 1:32 PM EST Photo by Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters 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. […]

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Arizona Court Decides Medical Marijuana User Cannot be Charged with DUI

By Julia Granowicz – Dec 24, 2016 Marijuana Times Getty When it comes to cannabis, determining the potential dangers of things such as driving is a bit more complicated than it is with alcohol – and this is presenting prosecutors with a dilemma when it comes to convicting people of driving under the influence of […]

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Court rules impairment proof required to convict medical marijuana users of DUI

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Originally Published: December 23, 2016 9:33 a.m. azcapmedia PHOENIX — Medical marijuana users cannot be convicted of driving while under the influence of the drug absent proof that they were actually impaired, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. In a major setback for prosecutors, the judges pointed out […]

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Mellow drivers? Study says states with medical-marijuana laws have lower traffic fatality rates. By Fredrick Kunkle Washington Post-December 20

Glass containers display varieties of marijuana for sale at the Station, a retail and medical cannabis dispensary in Boulder, Colo., on Aug. 11. (Brennan Linsley/AP)   States with medical-marijuana laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study has found. You would think crash rates might be higher, supposing […]

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Marijuana use among teens in slight decline in both federal and state data reports

The rate of Colorado 12-17-year-olds who used marijuana in the past month dropped 1.4 percent, according to federal data. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) Federal data released Tuesday shows marijuana use among Colorado teenagers to be in mild decline, an unexpected phenomenon since the state legalized the drug for recreational use in 2012. According […]

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Marijuana’s Expansion Could Turn Into a Nightmare for Employers

While marijuana marches forward, drug-testing policies for employers remain stuck in neutral. Authored by Sean Williams (TMFUltraLong) Dec 18, 2016 at 9:12AM Image source: Getty Images. As we look back at what’s transpired in 2016, it could rightly be argued that this was the most successful year ever for marijuana. 2016: Marijuana’s most successful year […]

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New York medical marijuana gets law tweak, but still no talk of legalization

Published: Dec 5, 2016, 6:43 am • Updated: a day ago Comments (1) By David Klepper, The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — The state is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old New York medical marijuana law but, to the dismay of some pot advocates, there is no sign the state is in any hurry to […]

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Scotts Miracle-Gro charges ahead in hydroponics, takes control of Boulder’s AeroGrow

Published: Dec 2, 2016, 1:16 pm • Updated: 4 days ago Comments (2) By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Scotts Miracle-Gro is now the majority owner of Boulder’s AeroGrow International Inc., the indoor gardening products company that was Scotts’ first foray into hydroponics. AeroGrow this week announced that Scotts subsidiary SMG Growing Media Inc. upped […]

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This high-ranking Arizona attorney is rooting for feds to end marijuana legalization ‘charade’

Published: Dec 2, 2016, 8:40 am • Updated: 4 days ago Comments (51) By The Associated Press PHOENIX — Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he expects President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to put an end to “the charade” of marijuana legalization laws. More on marijuana legalization & President-elect Donald Trump Election 2016 proved momentous: What’s […]

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This state just approved medical marijuana for PTSD

Published: Dec 2, 2016, 7:16 am • Updated: 4 days ago Comments (2) By Kyle Potter, The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota veterans and other residents suffering post-traumatic stress disorder will be allowed to use medical marijuana starting in August, the state’s Department of Health announced Thursday as it expanded the slim list […]

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Cannabis real estate company hits Wall Street with a whimper in downsized IPO

Published: Dec 1, 2016, 6:23 pm • Updated: 5 days ago Add a Comment By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The first cannabis company on a major U.S. stock exchange failed to make a big splash in its Wall Street debut. Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE: IIPR) announced it sold 3.35 million shares at $20 per […]

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Canada marijuana legalization takes big step with federal report now complete

Published: Nov 30, 2016, 6:05 pm • Updated: 5 days ago Comments (10) By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Canada’s marijuana task force announced Wednesday that it has fulfilled its mission and soon will deliver a final report to the government outlining recommendations for the country’s legal cannabis framework. The report is being translated and […]

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Looking for a weed job? Maryland medical marijuana panel to hire diversity consultant

Published: Nov 29, 2016, 6:48 am • Updated: about 7 hours ago Add a Comment By Brian Witte, The Associated Press ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — The Maryland medical marijuana commission is taking steps toward evaluating minority participation in the state’s nascent cannabis industry, the panel’s executive director said Monday after critics complained of a lack […]

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New Jersey lawmakers wary of Donald Trump begin eying marijuana legalization

Published: Nov 28, 2016, 8:26 am • Updated: a day ago Comments (5) By Michael Catalini, The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey lawmakers say they’re concerned about what President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general could mean for marijuana legalization, but they’re still planning to move forward after […]

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Chugging along: The weed legalization train could get derailed, here’s how

Published: Nov 27, 2016, 8:06 am • Updated: a day ago Comments (20) By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government will let dozens of state pot experiments play out? Not […]

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ATF doubles down on marijuana gun ban, adds more explicit warning to firearm purchase form

Published: Nov 22, 2016, 11:03 am • Updated: 7 days ago Comments (62) By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff The federal government just doubled down on its efforts to keep guns away from cannabis patients and legal adult-use marijuana consumers. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has long had an existing ban […]

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Barack Obama grants 79 more commutations to federal inmates, pushing the total past 1,000

Published: Nov 25, 2016, 9:31 am • Updated: 4 days ago Add a Comment By Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama granted commutations to another 79 federal drug offenders Tuesday, pushing the number of inmates he has granted clemency to past 1,000. Obama’s historic number of commutations was announced as administration […]

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How California legalization helps those already in the criminal justice system

Published: Nov 25, 2016, 10:00 am • Updated: 4 days ago Comments (1) By Lisa M. Krieger, Mercury News Before Election Day, San Bruno software engineer Stephen Zyszkiewicz was busted on a charge of possessing marijuana with intent to sell — a felony that could have put him behind bars in state prison for three […]

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Close count: This Colorado city approved recreational pot sales by just 55 votes

Published: Nov 22, 2016, 4:54 pm • Updated: 6 days ago Comments (2) By John Aguilar, The Denver Post Certainty has finally been brought to a ballot issue that for two weeks seemed less than certain: Federal Heights voters have approved recreational pot sales in this city of 12,000. More Colorado marijuana news & Election […]

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Desperate Montana medical marijuana patients seek immediate re-opening of dispensaries

Published: Nov 23, 2016, 9:26 am • Updated: 6 days ago Comments (6) By Matt Volz, The Associated Press HELENA, Mont. — Montana medical marijuana advocates and patients are asking a judge to fix a mistake in a voter-approved ballot initiative that inadvertently delayed the re-opening of shuttered pot dispensaries by eight months. A state […]

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Federal medical marijuana protections could get short extension

Published: Nov 22, 2016, 6:21 am • Updated: 7 days ago Comments (1) By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Federal lawmakers’ push for a short-term spending bill may result in the protections for medical marijuana states continuing at least through the first quarter of next year. An extension of the funding bill to keep the […]

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Denver social pot use backers unhappy with state ruling

Published: Nov 21, 2016, 6:43 am • Updated: about 14 hours ago Comments (14) By Steven K. Paulson, The Associated Press DENVER — Opponents of a state ruling that would prevent bars and many restaurants in Denver from offering on-site marijuana consumption said the ruling would overturn a law approved by voters and force people […]

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Party foul: Colorado Springs party-goers robbed of marijuana

Published: Nov 20, 2016, 5:34 pm • Updated: about 13 hours ago Add a Comment By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post Colorado Springs police are looking for a suspect who robbed a group of party-goers of their weed early Sunday. More Colorado marijuana robberies in the news In Westminster: Botched pot robbery, shooting in one […]

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Not so fast: Maine marijuana passed, but opponents place recount request

Published: Nov 14, 2016, 7:37 am • Updated: 8 days ago Comments (24) By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — Opponents of a vote to legalize Maine marijuana have taken the first step toward a potential recount request. More marijuana results from Election Day 2016 A greener America: Marijuana’s big statement in Election 2016t Election […]

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Bars just got nixed from seeking Denver social marijuana use permits

Published: Nov 18, 2016, 4:34 pm • Updated: 2 days ago Comments (8) By Jon Murray, The Denver Post State licensing officials delivered a blow Friday to Denver’s voter-passed Initiative 300 by announcing a new rule that will keep bars and many restaurants from applying for new social marijuana use permits. The new regulation starting Jan. […]

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Answering 10 common California marijuana questions in the legal weed era

Published: Nov 17, 2016, 7:14 am • Updated: 4 days ago Comments (9) By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian It’s been almost a week since Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana, and we’ve received a steady flow of questions from readers asking everything from how Prop. 64 impacts medical marijuana rights to what will happen […]

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Colorado gov calls marijuana gray market ‘a clear and present danger’

Published: Nov 14, 2016, 6:19 pm • Updated: 7 days ago Comments (15) By John Frank, The Denver Post Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday called the marijuana gray market in Colorado a “clear and present danger” that demands tougher regulations and enforcement. More: Gov. Hickenlooper & marijuana news Don’t call him ‘the stoner governor’: Hickenlooper […]

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