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Boulder Weekly
As it turns out, marijuana doesn’t like cancerWhen first experimenting in the 1970s, I immediately began reading everything I
As it turns out, marijuana doesn’t like cancer
Boulder Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
When first experimenting in the 1970s, I immediately began reading everything I could on the subject of marijuana. And right from the beginning, what I was finding, especially the material coming from the newly minted Drug Enforcement Agency, was not... Read more
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Philly.com
Is it just a matter of time?Brianna Gurciullo, Karen Mawdsley and Katie Campbell, NEWS21 Posted: Sunday, Au
Is it just a matter of time?
Philly.com / Posted 10 days ago
Brianna Gurciullo, Karen Mawdsley and Katie Campbell, NEWS21 Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015, 1:08 AM New Jersey and Delaware have legalized medical marijuana. A bill to do the same in Pennsylvania could get a vote this year. In Congress, lawmakers... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Chile Considers Cannabis DecriminalizationSaturday, 22 August 2015, 10:54 amPress Release: COHA Staff, Highlights A Growi
Chile Considers Cannabis Decriminalization
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 11 days ago
Saturday, 22 August 2015, 10:54 amPress Release: COHA Staff, Highlights A Growing Movement in Latin America By: Olivia Marple, Research Associate at the Council on... Read more
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Salon.com
“It’s Reefer Madness all over again”: The truth about synthetic marijuanaThis article originally appeared on No matter the name—and there are many—synt
“It’s Reefer Madness all over again”: The truth about synthetic marijuana
Salon.com / Posted 12 days ago
This article originally appeared on No matter the name—and there are many—synthetic cannabinoids, substances meant to mimic the effects of marijuana on the brain, rarely produce the desired effect. Instead, the ever-changing mix of potent chemicals... Read more
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Slate
More States Need to Give Immunity to Drug Users Who Call 911 to Report an OverdoseMurder, theft, and other wickedness. Imagine that you’re a drug addict. (I kno
More States Need to Give Immunity to Drug Users Who Call 911 to Report an Overdose
Slate / Posted 14 days ago
Murder, theft, and other wickedness. Imagine that you’re a drug addict. (I know, it’s not a glamorous fantasy, but indulge me for a minute.) You’ve just purchased some heroin and decamped to the basement so that you and your buddy can shoot up in... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Synthetic-marijuana peddlers could get more jail time if lawmakers have their waySelling synthetic marijuana may result in fines are jail time. A call by Bronx
Synthetic-marijuana peddlers could get more jail time if lawmakers have their way
Crain's New York Business / Posted 15 days ago
Selling synthetic marijuana may result in fines are jail time. A call by Bronx politicians last week to criminalize the sale of the synthetic drug K2—also known as Spice or synthetic marijuana—sparked some controversy about how to best curb use of... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
White House Opiate Overdose Program Announced Today is One Step Forward, Two Steps BackWASHINGTON - The Obama Administration announced a new program today to fund “pu
White House Opiate Overdose Program Announced Today is One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
CommonDreams.org / Posted 15 days ago
WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration announced a new program today to fund “public health-public safety partnerships” to address the heroin and prescription opioid crisis. The new program would hire 15 drug intelligence officers and 15 health policy... Read more
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Business Insider
A flyover state is on the brink of creating the world’s first ‘pot grower oligarchy'Ohio voters will have the opportunity to legalize the commercial cultivation an
A flyover state is on the brink of creating the world’s first ‘pot grower oligarchy'
Business Insider / Posted 15 days ago
Ohio voters will have the opportunity to legalize the commercial cultivation and sale of cannabis this November, including for medical marijuana patients and recreational consumers. A constitutional amendment that officially qualified for the ballot... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
DEA seizes medical pot after explosion at dispensarySANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has seized an
DEA seizes medical pot after explosion at dispensary
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 19 days ago
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has seized and destroyed several marijuana plants from a licensed Santa Fe dispensary after two employees were burned in a recent explosion. The Albuquerque Journal reports... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
DEA seizes medical pot after explosion at dispensarySANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has seized an
DEA seizes medical pot after explosion at dispensary
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 19 days ago
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has seized and destroyed several marijuana plants from a licensed Santa Fe dispensary after two employees were burned in a recent explosion. The Albuquerque Journal reports... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
DEA seizes medical pot after explosion at Santa Fe dispensaryCreated: 08/13/2015 1:40 PM By: The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Th
DEA seizes medical pot after explosion at Santa Fe dispensary
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 19 days ago
Created: 08/13/2015 1:40 PM By: The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has seized and destroyed several marijuana plants from a licensed Santa Fe dispensary after two employees were burned in a recent... Read more
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Calgary Sun
New York weighs prison time for dealers of synthetic marijuanaNEW YORK - Synthetic marijuana dealers in New York could face prison time under
New York weighs prison time for dealers of synthetic marijuana
Calgary Sun / Posted 20 days ago
NEW YORK - Synthetic marijuana dealers in New York could face prison time under legislation introduced on Wednesday, which proposes some of the harshest penalties in the nation amid a spike in hospitalizations of users. The chemical drug, a herbal... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Many Anti-Pot Arguments Are Based On Weak Science, Say ResearchersMany of the common claims about marijuana -- that it's a gateway drug, for exam
Many Anti-Pot Arguments Are Based On Weak Science, Say Researchers
The Huffington Post / Posted 20 days ago
Many of the common claims about marijuana -- that it's a gateway drug, for example, or that legalization of the plant often results in more people using it -- are not strongly supported by science, a group of researchers say in a report released... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
N.J. Supreme Court issues ruling on expungement requestsWiping out a criminal record may become more difficult in New Jersey due to a r
N.J. Supreme Court issues ruling on expungement requests
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 22 days ago
Wiping out a criminal record may become more difficult in New Jersey due to a ruling handed down Monday by the state Supreme Court. In a 5-2 decision, the high court found that only those people who committed a crime during a “single, uninterrupted”... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Despite pleas, quicker medical-pot bill in fluxALBANY – The fate of legislation meant to speed up New York’s not-yet-launched
Despite pleas, quicker medical-pot bill in flux
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 25 days ago
ALBANY – The fate of legislation meant to speed up New York’s not-yet-launched medical marijuana program remains in flux. That bill, however, has not yet been formally sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk, an official act that would start a 10-day... Read more
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Salon.com
4 ways John Oliver nails America’s disastrous War on DrugsFor some years now, Comedy Central and HBO have played a huge role in educating
4 ways John Oliver nails America’s disastrous War on Drugs
Salon.com / Posted 27 days ago
For some years now, Comedy Central and HBO have played a huge role in educating people about some of the most important issues of the day. Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Larry Willmore and John Oliver are all skillful at both educating and... Read more
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The Huffington Post
New DEA Chief: 'Heroin Is Clearly More Dangerous Than Marijuana'The new Drug Enforcement Administration chief has finally made it clear: Mariju
New DEA Chief: 'Heroin Is Clearly More Dangerous Than Marijuana'
The Huffington Post / Posted 27 days ago
The new Drug Enforcement Administration chief has finally made it clear: Marijuana is safer than heroin. DEA head Chuck Rosenberg told reporters Wednesday morning at the administration's headquarters that "heroin is clearly more dangerous than... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
State anoints medical-marijuana operatorsMedical Marijuana licenses were announced by the Department of Health Friday.
State anoints medical-marijuana operators
Crain's New York Business / Posted 30 days ago
Medical Marijuana licenses were announced by the Department of Health Friday. After a cutthroat competition, the five companies that will receive licenses to grow and distribute medical marijuana in New York were announced today by the state... Read more
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Salon.com
8 stats that reveal just how badly the police state hurts black womenThis article originally appeared on The outrageous shooting death of Sam Dubos
8 stats that reveal just how badly the police state hurts black women
Salon.com / Posted 30 days ago
This article originally appeared on The outrageous shooting death of Sam Dubose by a Cincinnati cop is grabbing the headlines, but nearly two weeks after Sandra Bland died in a Texas jail after being stopped and brutally arrested for a minor traffic... Read more
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Middletown Times Herald-Record
Medical marijuana industry evolvingALBANY — Tie-dyed they're not. Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-heeled inves
Medical marijuana industry evolving
Middletown Times Herald-Record / Posted 30 days ago
ALBANY — Tie-dyed they're not. Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-heeled investors are among those authorized by New York health officials to grow and dispense medical marijuana, the latest sign that the industry has come a long way from its humble... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Two medical marijuana dispensaries coming to Erie CountyTwo medical marijuana dispensaries in Erie County will by January begin serving
Two medical marijuana dispensaries coming to Erie County
The Buffalo News / Posted a month ago
Two medical marijuana dispensaries in Erie County will by January begin serving patients with cancer, epilepsy and other serious conditions seeking relief from their symptoms. ¶ The state Health Department on Friday awarded medical marijuana licenses... Read more
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NBC New York
8 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Planned for NYC MetroEntrepreneurs, physicians and well-heeled investors are among those authorized
8 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Planned for NYC Metro
NBC New York / Posted a month ago
Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-heeled investors are among those authorized by New York health officials to grow and dispense medical marijuana, the latest sign that the industry has come a long way from its humble beginnings 20 years ago. Of the... Read more
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The Evening Sun
NY's medical pot distributors reflect industry's evolutionALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tie-dyed they're not. Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-h
NY's medical pot distributors reflect industry's evolution
The Evening Sun / Posted a month ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tie-dyed they're not. Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-heeled investors are among those authorized by New York health officials to grow and dispense medical marijuana, the latest sign that the industry has come a long way from... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
NY's medical pot distributors reflect industry's evolutionALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Tie-dyed they're not. Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-h
NY's medical pot distributors reflect industry's evolution
New Jersey Herald / Posted a month ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Tie-dyed they're not. Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-heeled investors are among those authorized by New York health officials to grow and dispense medical marijuana, the latest sign that the industry has come a long way from... Read more
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York Daily Record
NY's medical pot distributors reflect industry's evolutionALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tie-dyed they're not. Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-h
NY's medical pot distributors reflect industry's evolution
York Daily Record / Posted a month ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tie-dyed they're not. Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-heeled investors are among those authorized by New York health officials to grow and dispense medical marijuana, the latest sign that the industry has come a long way from... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
NY's medical pot distributors reflect industry's evolutionALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tie-dyed they're not. Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-h
NY's medical pot distributors reflect industry's evolution
Lebanon Daily News / Posted a month ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tie-dyed they're not. Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-heeled investors are among those authorized by New York health officials to grow and dispense medical marijuana, the latest sign that the industry has come a long way from... Read more
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ABC News
NY's Medical Pot Distributors Reflect Industry's EvolutionEntrepreneurs, physicians and well-heeled investors are among those authorized
NY's Medical Pot Distributors Reflect Industry's Evolution
ABC News / Posted a month ago
Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-heeled investors are among those authorized by New York health officials to grow and dispense medical marijuana, the latest sign that the industry has come a long way from its humble beginnings 20 years ago. "You... Read more
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Bennington Banner
NY's medical pot distributors reflect industry's evolutionALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tie-dyed they're not. Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-h
NY's medical pot distributors reflect industry's evolution
Bennington Banner / Posted a month ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tie-dyed they're not. Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-heeled investors are among those authorized by New York health officials to grow and dispense medical marijuana, the latest sign that the industry has come a long way from... Read more
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Local 12 Cincinnati
Drug testing welfare applicants - does it work?Updated: Fri, Jul 31 2015, 04:20 PM WASHINGTON (SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP) -- “
Drug testing welfare applicants - does it work?
Local 12 Cincinnati / Posted 1 months ago
Updated: Fri, Jul 31 2015, 04:20 PM WASHINGTON (SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP) -- “Most working people are drug tested to begin a job, it’s only right welfare recipients be tested too,” a Change.org petition on the top of Thursday’s list of ‘popular’... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
State anoints medical-marijuana operatorsMedical Marijuana licenses were announced by the Department of Health Friday.
State anoints medical-marijuana operators
Crain's New York Business / Posted 1 months ago
Medical Marijuana licenses were announced by the Department of Health Friday. After a cutthroat competition, the five companies that will receive licenses to grow and distribute medical marijuana in New York were announced today by the state... Read more
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WPDE Myrtle Beach - Florence
Why the conversation over drug testing welfare applicants continuesWASHINGTON (SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP) — “Most working people are drug tested to
Why the conversation over drug testing welfare applicants continues
WPDE Myrtle Beach - Florence / Posted 1 months ago
WASHINGTON (SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP) — “Most working people are drug tested to begin a job, it’s only right welfare recipients be tested too,” a Change.org petition on the top of Thursday’s list of ‘popular’ petitions reads. The petition urged State... Read more
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KFDM Beaumont
Why the conversation over drug testing welfare applicants continuesBy Amanda Ota WASHINGTON (SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP) -- "Most working people are
Why the conversation over drug testing welfare applicants continues
KFDM Beaumont / Posted 1 months ago
By Amanda Ota WASHINGTON (SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP) -- "Most working people are drug tested to begin a job, it's only right welfare recipients be tested too," a Change.org petition on the top of Thursday's list of 'popular' petitions reads. The... Read more
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Orange County Register
Report envisions California's legal, regulated marijuana marketIf current trends hold, it is likely that California will soon legalize marijua
Report envisions California's legal, regulated marijuana market
Orange County Register / Posted 1 months ago
If current trends hold, it is likely that California will soon legalize marijuana for recreational use – if not in 2016, then in the not-too-distant future. To prepare for this eventuality, the Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy, chaired by... Read more
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KTVL Medford
Why the conversation over drug testing welfare applicants continuesWASHINGTON (SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP) — “Most working people are drug tested to
Why the conversation over drug testing welfare applicants continues
KTVL Medford / Posted 1 months ago
WASHINGTON (SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP) — “Most working people are drug tested to begin a job, it’s only right welfare recipients be tested too,” a Change.org petition on the top of Thursday’s list of ‘popular’ petitions reads. The petition urged State... Read more
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CNYCentral.com
Why the conversation over drug testing welfare applicants continuesWASHINGTON -- “Most working people are drug tested to begin a job, it’s only ri
Why the conversation over drug testing welfare applicants continues
CNYCentral.com / Posted 1 months ago
WASHINGTON -- “Most working people are drug tested to begin a job, it’s only right welfare recipients be tested too,” a Change.org petition on the top of Thursday’s list of ‘popular’ petitions reads. The petition urged State Senators Capri Cafaro and... Read more
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