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Marijuana News From the Budget Bill

It's that time of year when Congress actually gets things done, so they don't have to work through the holidays. This is always a powerful incentive, and this year is no different. Paul Ryan actually bargained with Democrats instead of following the hotheads in his party into another government …

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With a single tweet, Neil deGrasse Tyson exposes how inequality plays into the U.N. Climate Summit

At the U.N. Climate Summit in Paris, the negotiating positions of various countries can be difficult to follow, particularly when it comes to the …

What Makes People Who Really Care About Climate Change Different?

Many Americans say global warming is real. But far fewer believe it’s a pressing national priority.<p>It’s a well-documented paradox that the average American citizen believes climate change is a much bigger deal than the average American legislator does.<p>That was the case in 1997 with Kyoto Protocol, …

Sanders unveils climate change plan, rails against polluters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders rolled out a plan to slow the effect of climate change on Monday, vowing to cut U.S. carbon emissions …

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Leading California marijuana legalization initiative adds safeguards for children, workers

The ballot initiative seen as California’s best chance at legalizing marijuana just got stronger.<p>Proponents of the measure known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) announced on Monday significant amendments to the language that adds safeguards for children, workers, local governments, and …

Eco-friendly marijuana sweeps San Francisco cannabis competition

The kind of event that can only be dreamed of in many parts of America was just another Saturday in San Francisco’s busy holiday season.<p>Pungent, flavorful, artisanal, small-batch, high-THC, eco-friendly bud from Berkeley swept the City’s annual, patient-judged medical cannabis contest Saturday — …

Mexico court ruling sparks high hopes for marijuana legalization

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the green light to growing marijuana for recreational use in a landmark decision that could lead to legalization in a country with a bloody history of conflict with drug cartels.<p>A man gestures during a demonstration in support of the …

Bernie Sanders introduces bill to end U.S. marijuana prohibition

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill Wednesday that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana, an issue that has boosted his bid for …

Ireland Has a Plan to Deal with Heroin While the U.S. Can't Even Figure Out Weed

A new plan for decriminalization and safe injection rooms in hospitals would drive people absolutely mad if it was proposed here.<p>Over in the Motherland, they are about to get very serious about treating drug addiction, and not by enlisting more deeply into the War On Drugs that seems to paralyze …

Bernie Sanders pushes to legalise marijuana in the United States

The Democratic presidential challenger to Hillary Clinton has filed a bill in the Senate that would remove federal constraints on the recreational use of the drug<p>Bernie Sanders has pushed legalise marijuana in the United States, filing a bill in the Senate that would remove federal constraints on …

If Mexico legalizes marijuana, what will the U.S. do?

Mexico may soon enter an elite club composed of Holland, Portugal, Uruguay and Colorado, Oregon and Washington state: It's on the verge of excluding marijuana from the destructive war on drugs. But will the United States stand in its way?<p>On Nov. 4, Mexico's Supreme Court voted by a wide margin to …

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Support For Marijuana Legalization Back At An All-Time High

Nearly 6 in 10 Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana.<p>Support for marijuana legalization has once again reached a high of 58 percent, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.<p>This marks the third consecutive year that a majority of Americans have supported <b></b>legalizing marijuana, as …

Cannabis

California bans ‘microbeads’ in victory for environmentalists

Environmentalists are beaming after California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to sign legislation that bans soap, toothpaste and body wash that contain so-called microbeads -- a move that puts added pressure on the industry nationally to phase out the products.<p>The law, which will be imposed in 2020, bans …

Bernie Sanders says legalize it!, 2016 becomes pot election

Marijuana law reformers jumped for joy last night when Vermont Senator and democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he’d vote for cannabis legalization in Nevada.<p>“I suspect I would vote yes,” Sanders said. “And I would vote yes because I am seeing in this country too many lives being …

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Ohio voters ready to legalize marijuana, polls say

Ohio could effectively legalize marijuana if an election were held today.<p>A Kent State University poll found that 56 percent of Ohio’s voters are planning to vote in approval of Issue 3, which would legalize both recreational and medical use of marijuana in the state, Cleveland.com reports.<p>Issue 3 …

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This Pro-Marijuana Mascot May Hurt Ohio's Chances of Legalization

In less than three weeks, Ohio voters will be deciding whether to support Issue 3, which will legalize marijuana for both medical and adult use if passed. But sadly, rather than rallying around the initiative, run by a group called ResponsibleOhio, the national legalization movement has remained …

Marijuana Under President Sanders

Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist, is soaring in the Presidential polls. With marijuana laws in flux, Sanders reportedly "will consider" outright legalization. It's natural to ask: What, exactly, might socialist marijuana laws look like?<p>Socialism can mean government ownership of all …

Ronda Rousey speaks out against punishing athletes for marijuana

Ronda Rousey just made it known that she’s against drug testing for marijuana.<p>The current female UFC bantamweight champion spoke her mind at the UFC 193 press conference due to her close friend Nick Diaz, who was handed a superfluous five-year suspension for testing positive for marijuana, reports …

How Legalizing Marijuana Could Help California Address Drought

A flight over Mendocino County puts California’s drought into stark perspective. You soar over arid hills, browning trees and bone-dry riverbeds. As …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Big Pharma-Produced Cannabis Is Likely Coming to the U.S.

For those hoping that Big Pharma could still be blocked from the medical cannabis scene there is bad news: the deal is done. Look for the first naturally-derived, Big Pharma-produced cannabis product to be on the market by the first half of 2016, perhaps even sooner.<p>Epidiolex is a liquid …

Cannabis discovered in tobacco pipes found in William Shakespeare's garden

Forensic testing of 400-year-old pipes suggest playwright might have smoked more than just tobacco<p>South African scientists have discovered that 400-year-old tobacco pipes excavated from the garden of William Shakespeare contained cannabis, suggesting the playwright might have written some of his …

Marijuana vs. Alcohol: Which Is Really Worse for Your Health?

The question of whether alcohol or marijuana is worse for health is being debated once again, this time, sparked by comments that President Barack …

Sign the Petition

In a profile published by The New Yorker magazine, President Barack Obama acknowledged the fact that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol for the …

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Medical Marijuana Strain Has Hundreds Of Parents Flocking To Colorado

<b>DENVER (CBS4)</b> – There’s a medical marijuana plant that has parents moving to Colorado to help their children.<p>The strain of marijuana is called …

Is it Time to Legalize Marijuana?

<b>Mary Jane Borden,</b> VP & treasurer, Ohio Rights Group<b><br>Marcie Seidel,</b> exec director, Drug Free Action Alliance <b><br>Jonathan Entin,</b> law professor, Case Western …

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