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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Problems plague first month of medical marijuanaGRAND ISLAND, N.Y. -- For the first time in her short life, 8-year-old Maya Val
Problems plague first month of medical marijuana
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 13 hours ago
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. -- For the first time in her short life, 8-year-old Maya Valle is now taking legal medical marijuana, but it has not been an easy process. New York State's medical marijuana program got up and running on January 7, and more than a... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Lawmakers try to outdo each other on heroin epidemicWASHINGTON — Is the heroin epidemic becoming a political football? It started t
Lawmakers try to outdo each other on heroin epidemic
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 17 hours ago
WASHINGTON — Is the heroin epidemic becoming a political football? It started to look that way in the Senate on Thursday, as Republicans and Democrats tried to one-up each other with legislative proposals aimed at addressing the crisis. First,... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Problems plague first month of medical marijuanaGRAND ISLAND, N.Y. -- For the first time in her short life, 8-year-old Maya Val
Problems plague first month of medical marijuana
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted yesterday
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. -- For the first time in her short life, 8-year-old Maya Valle is now taking legal medical marijuana, but it has not been an easy process. New York State's medical marijuana program got up and running on January 7, and more than a... Read more
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The Huffington Post
College Kids Caught With Drugs May Not Get Kicked Off Financial Aid AnymoreWASHINGTON -- For over a decade, the federal government has denied students fin
College Kids Caught With Drugs May Not Get Kicked Off Financial Aid Anymore
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON -- For over a decade, the federal government has denied students financial aid because they have a drug conviction, a cycle that discourages some students from applying and keeps others from getting their lives back on track. A bipartisan... Read more
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Raw Story
Heroin dealers could face murder charges as New Hampshire struggles with opiate crisisAfter working an early morning shift at a nearby hotel and an afternoon spent b
Heroin dealers could face murder charges as New Hampshire struggles with opiate crisis
Raw Story / Posted 3 days ago
After working an early morning shift at a nearby hotel and an afternoon spent barbecuing with her family, Jaimie Cahill fell asleep on a couch in the basement, waiting for her laundry to dry. It was 9pm, 14 June 2015. Her younger brother, Joseph... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Heroin dealers could face murder charges amid crisis in New HampshireAfter working an early morning shift at a nearby hotel and an afternoon spent b
Heroin dealers could face murder charges amid crisis in New Hampshire
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 3 days ago
After working an early morning shift at a nearby hotel and an afternoon spent barbecuing with her family, Jaimie Cahill fell asleep on a couch in the basement, waiting for her laundry to dry. It was 9pm, 14 June 2015. Her younger brother, Joseph... Read more
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NJ.com
Should more N.J. patients be allowed to get medical marijuana?TRENTON — When Cindy Bronman of Toms River last checked on Friday morning, near
Should more N.J. patients be allowed to get medical marijuana?
NJ.com / Posted 5 days ago
TRENTON — When Cindy Bronman of Toms River last checked on Friday morning, nearly 40,000 people in the country had signed her online petition urging state officials to add rheumatoid arthritis and lupus to the list of diseases that qualify people for... Read more
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Marietta Daily Journal
Drug court broadens treatment options - MARIETTA — The Cobb County Drug Court which seeks to provide drug users and addicts an alternative to conviction and jail time recently changed its policy to allow more flexible treatment options against a b...MARIETTA — The Cobb County Drug Court, which seeks to provide drug users and ad
Drug court broadens treatment options - MARIETTA — The Cobb County Drug Court which seeks to provide drug users and addicts an alternative to conviction and jail time recently changed its policy to allow more flexible treatment options against a b...
Marietta Daily Journal / Posted 6 days ago
MARIETTA — The Cobb County Drug Court, which seeks to provide drug users and addicts an alternative to conviction and jail time, recently changed its policy to allow more flexible treatment options against a backdrop of what experts have described as... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Big Ang home from hospital, talking 'terminal' cancer fight with Dr. OzSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Big Ang was absent from her usual "Mob Wives" live-tweeti
Big Ang home from hospital, talking 'terminal' cancer fight with Dr. Oz
Staten Island Advance / Posted 8 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Big Ang was absent from her usual "Mob Wives" live-tweeting Wednesday night, but she should be back in the limelight soon. Wednesday night, Ang posted an update to her Twitter for concerned fans. Hi my babies! I'm home resting... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Pot arrests are down in the city, but people of color are still targetedPot arrests are down in New York City. The NYPD arrested fewer people for mari
Pot arrests are down in the city, but people of color are still targeted
Crain's New York Business / Posted 8 days ago
Pot arrests are down in New York City. The NYPD arrested fewer people for marijuana in 2015 than they have in 20 years, but police continue to pick up blacks and Latinos at a much higher rate than other pot users, according to new data released... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Md. legislation would create drug-use facilities, decriminalize possession of small amountsNearly 47,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2014 — more than from guns
Md. legislation would create drug-use facilities, decriminalize possession of small amounts
Baltimore Sun / Posted 8 days ago
Nearly 47,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2014 — more than from gunshot wounds or car crashes. In Maryland, the governor's office has defined the problem as an "epidemic … destroying lives." Indeed, heroin deaths alone have increased by... Read more
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Salon.com
Mayor uses congressional Republicans as excuse to prevent D.C. from enjoying legal weedMarijuana has been legal in the District of Columbia since February of last yea
Mayor uses congressional Republicans as excuse to prevent D.C. from enjoying legal weed
Salon.com / Posted 8 days ago
Marijuana has been legal in the District of Columbia since February of last year. But walking around, you would be hard pressed to notice any sign that the weed has indeed been freed. Sure, most any large American city smells like marijuana these... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Medical-marijuana dispensaries may have very short lines when they openA medical-marijuana dispensary in Oregon. New York's five licensed medical-mar
Medical-marijuana dispensaries may have very short lines when they open
Crain's New York Business / Posted 9 days ago
A medical-marijuana dispensary in Oregon. New York's five licensed medical-marijuana companies insist they will have the majority of their combined 20 dispensaries open by mid-January's launch date, despite setbacks. Patient advocates and state... Read more
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The Washington Times
Legal marijuana sales netted $5.4 billion in 2015, on track to hit $20 billion by decade’s endAround $5.4 billion in marijuana was legally purchased by Americans in 2015, an
Legal marijuana sales netted $5.4 billion in 2015, on track to hit $20 billion by decade’s end
The Washington Times / Posted 9 days ago
Around $5.4 billion in marijuana was legally purchased by Americans in 2015, and market researchers predict that current trends stand to put annual state-sanctioned pot sales closer to $20 billion by the decade’s end. The $5.4 billion spent on legal... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. Council rethinks ban on private marijuana-smoking clubsIn a surprising turnaround, the D.C. Council is rethinking a ban on private mar
D.C. Council rethinks ban on private marijuana-smoking clubs
The Washington Times / Posted 10 days ago
In a surprising turnaround, the D.C. Council is rethinking a ban on private marijuana-smoking clubs, as pot advocates press for places for residents to light up outside of their homes. The council on Tuesday approved the formation of a task force to... Read more
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Washington City Paper
D.C. Council Tables Permanent Cannabis Club Ban, Approves Task Force to Study ThemCouncilwatchers have come to expect surprises during meetings on marijuana, suc
D.C. Council Tables Permanent Cannabis Club Ban, Approves Task Force to Study Them
Washington City Paper / Posted 10 days ago
Councilwatchers have come to expect surprises during meetings on marijuana, such as when cannabis clubs briefly appeared to have been legalized last month. But on Tuesday, even advocates were astonished when Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, who chairs... Read more
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KFOX 14 El Paso
New Mexicans support marijuana legalizationSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- A new poll finds that three out of five New Mexico resid
New Mexicans support marijuana legalization
KFOX 14 El Paso / Posted 14 days ago
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- A new poll finds that three out of five New Mexico residents support the legalization and taxation of recreational marijuana. The survey released Thursday by Albuquerque-based Research & Polling, Inc. found that 61 percent of... Read more
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Santa Fe Reporter
Pot? No Problem: Survey of more than 400 adults residents of New Mexico shows 61 percent in support of recreational marijuanaBolstered by what they saw as positive results from a survey that included 400
Pot? No Problem: Survey of more than 400 adults residents of New Mexico shows 61 percent in support of recreational marijuana
Santa Fe Reporter / Posted 15 days ago
Bolstered by what they saw as positive results from a survey that included 400 random phone calls to adult residents in New Mexico, a pair of Democratic legislators insisted Thursday that the legalization of recreational marijuana would be a slam... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Poll: 3 out of 5 New Mexicans support marijuana legalizationSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A new poll finds that three out of five New Mexico reside
Poll: 3 out of 5 New Mexicans support marijuana legalization
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 15 days ago
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A new poll finds that three out of five New Mexico residents support the legalization and taxation of recreational marijuana. The survey released Thursday by Albuquerque-based Research & Polling, Inc. found that 61 percent of... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Poll: 3 out of 5 New Mexicans support marijuana legalizationSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A new poll finds that three out of five New Mexico reside
Poll: 3 out of 5 New Mexicans support marijuana legalization
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 15 days ago
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A new poll finds that three out of five New Mexico residents support the legalization and taxation of recreational marijuana. The survey released Thursday by Albuquerque-based Research & Polling, Inc. found that 61 percent of... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Poll: 3 out of 5 New Mexicans support marijuana legalizationSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A new poll finds that three out of five New Mexico reside
Poll: 3 out of 5 New Mexicans support marijuana legalization
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 15 days ago
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A new poll finds that three out of five New Mexico residents support the legalization and taxation of recreational marijuana. The survey released Thursday by Albuquerque-based Research & Polling, Inc. found that 61 percent of... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Joint Break: Majority of D.C. Voters Support ‘Cannabis Clubs’Something strange happened at a D.C. Council meeting earlier this month: For a
Joint Break: Majority of D.C. Voters Support ‘Cannabis Clubs’
Washington City Paper / Posted 15 days ago
Something strange happened at a D.C. Council meeting earlier this month: For a few minutes, it appeared that it had become legal for residents to smoke marijuana in private venues outside of their homes. It didn’t last long. During the same session... Read more
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NBC Washington
Ban on Pot Clubs Causes Rift Among Liberal LawmakersA bill to permanently ban marijuana smoking in private clubs in the nation's ca
Ban on Pot Clubs Causes Rift Among Liberal Lawmakers
NBC Washington / Posted 15 days ago
A bill to permanently ban marijuana smoking in private clubs in the nation's capital revealed deep divisions on the liberal D.C. Council as lawmakers try to balance the will of the pro-pot electorate with restrictions imposed by Congress. Possession... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. Council panel OKs permanent ban on private pot-smoking clubsA D.C. Council committee quietly approved legislation Wednesday that would perm
D.C. Council panel OKs permanent ban on private pot-smoking clubs
The Washington Times / Posted 16 days ago
A D.C. Council committee quietly approved legislation Wednesday that would permanently ban smoking marijuana in private clubs. The Judiciary Committee passed the bill as part of a last-minute meeting that was arranged Tuesday to mark up legislation... Read more
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Washington City Paper
D.C. Council Committee Approves Language for Permanent Cannabis Club BanAt a D.C. Council session on Wednesday—one that many advocates didn't see comin
D.C. Council Committee Approves Language for Permanent Cannabis Club Ban
Washington City Paper / Posted 16 days ago
At a D.C. Council session on Wednesday—one that many advocates didn't see coming until shortly before it occurred due to a lack of public notice—the Committee on the Judiciary approved draft language of a permanent ban on "cannabis clubs" that would... Read more
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Yahoo News
A Major Problem With Colorado's Marijuana Economy Emerged After Weed Went Legal Something's rotten in Denver, and it's not the pungent stench of burnt cannab
A Major Problem With Colorado's Marijuana Economy Emerged After Weed Went Legal
Yahoo News / Posted 16 days ago
Something's rotten in Denver, and it's not the pungent stench of burnt cannabis filling the air. As Colorado's legal weed party barrels full tilt into its third year,... Read more
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Quartz
Mexico is having the grown-up conversation about marijuana that every country should have - Quartz THE POT TALK Mexico is getting serious about marijuana...
Mexico is having the grown-up conversation about marijuana that every country should have
Quartz / Posted 16 days ago
- Quartz THE POT TALK Mexico is getting serious about marijuana... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Drug overdoses won't stop rising — and that's not even the worst partThe number of deaths from drug overdoses reached a new high in 2014, totaling 4
Drug overdoses won't stop rising — and that's not even the worst part
Stamford Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
The number of deaths from drug overdoses reached a new high in 2014, totaling 47,055 people, according to a CDC report released on Tuesday. The rise in overdose deaths is being driven largely by a dramatic rise in the use of opiates, including... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Drug overdoses won't stop rising — and that's not even the worst partThe number of deaths from drug overdoses reached a new high in 2014, totaling 4
Drug overdoses won't stop rising — and that's not even the worst part
Connecticut Post / Posted 23 days ago
The number of deaths from drug overdoses reached a new high in 2014, totaling 47,055 people, according to a CDC report released on Tuesday. The rise in overdose deaths is being driven largely by a dramatic rise in the use of opiates, including... Read more
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Business Insider
Drug overdoses won’t stop rising — and that’s not even the worst partThe number of deaths from drug overdoses reached a new high in 2014, totaling 4
Drug overdoses won’t stop rising — and that’s not even the worst part
Business Insider / Posted 23 days ago
The number of deaths from drug overdoses reached a new high in 2014, totaling 47,055 people, according to a CDC report released on Tuesday. The rise in overdose deaths is being driven largely by a dramatic rise in the use of opiates, including... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Christie Hefner: 'There's a lot to do' on Chicago's civic scene and beyondNow that Christie Hefner is off the CEO treadmill, she has more time to give to
Christie Hefner: 'There's a lot to do' on Chicago's civic scene and beyond
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 24 days ago
Now that Christie Hefner is off the CEO treadmill, she has more time to give to the civic and political causes she cares about. On Friday, the former CEO of Playboy Enterprises moderated an Economic Club panel focusing on how society's fighting the... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California NAACP gets behind marijuana legalization initiativeBoth efforts faltered, along with many others, and Huffman had little early suc
California NAACP gets behind marijuana legalization initiative
The Sacramento Bee / Posted a month ago
Both efforts faltered, along with many others, and Huffman had little early success collaborating with the leading legalization group, which is being funded by billionaire venture capitalist Sean Parker and is supported by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. “We... Read more
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International Business Times
Vermont governor plans to legalise marijuana in the US state On 7 January Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin laid out the primary plans to legal
Vermont governor plans to legalise marijuana in the US state
International Business Times / Posted 1 months ago
On 7 January Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin laid out the primary plans to legalise marijuana in the state during his annual State Of The State address pointing out that "the outdated 'war on drugs' has also failed and there is no greater example than... Read more
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Victor Post
Victor pharmacist, other advocates frustrated over handling of medical marijuana Posted Jan. 7, 2016 at 2:01 AM Posted Jan. 7, 2016 at 2:01 AM Eighteen mont
Victor pharmacist, other advocates frustrated over handling of medical marijuana
Victor Post / Posted 1 months ago
Posted Jan. 7, 2016 at 2:01 AM Posted Jan. 7, 2016 at 2:01 AM Eighteen months after state lawmakers approved a medical cannabis program, New Yorkers with certain... Read more
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Henrietta Post
Victor pharmacist, other advocates frustrated over handling of medical marijuana Posted Jan. 7, 2016 at 2:01 AM Posted Jan. 7, 2016 at 2:01 AM Eighteen mont
Victor pharmacist, other advocates frustrated over handling of medical marijuana
Henrietta Post / Posted 1 months ago
Posted Jan. 7, 2016 at 2:01 AM Posted Jan. 7, 2016 at 2:01 AM Eighteen months after state lawmakers approved a medical cannabis program, New Yorkers with certain... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Vermont governor wants marijuana legalisedVermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he will seek to legalise marijuana through
Vermont governor wants marijuana legalised
Sky News Australia / Posted 1 months ago
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he will seek to legalise marijuana through the legislative process, instead of through the ballot box, for the first time in the United States. In a State of the State address, the Democratic governor said more... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Step inside New York City's marijuana black market in the era of legalizationZach, a dealer in his mid-30s based in the Upper West Side, sees weed as a limi
Step inside New York City's marijuana black market in the era of legalization
Crain's New York Business / Posted 1 months ago
Zach, a dealer in his mid-30s based in the Upper West Side, sees weed as a limited revenue stream and has focused on edibles On a recent Tuesday afternoon, around the time most people wind down their day, a man in a cream Ralph Lauren suit and... Read more

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