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This Week in Cannabis | 9/4/15

Does medicinal marijuana get a bad rap?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta says the public view of medicinal marijuana is distorted by years of stigma about the drug.

New app is like Facebook for pot lovers

MassRoots is the latest app that's similar to Facebook or Instagram but specially caters to people who love weed. CNN's Ana Cabrera has more.


Know your weed words

Learn cannabis terminology from the stars of CNN's "High Profits," which premieres Sunday, April 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.


Dr. Sanjay Gupta: It's time for a medical marijuana revolution

<i>Dr. Sanjay Gupta puts medical marijuana under the microscope again with "Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution</i><i>" at 9 p.m. ET Monday on CNN, followed by "High Profits</i><i>" at 10 p.m., a CNN Original Series exploring the business of legal, recreational cannabis in Breckenridge, Colorado.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b><p>I see signs of …


Don't call us potheads

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the 1993 movie "True Romance," then 30-year-old actor Brad Pitt leaves an enduring impression as a cannabis user who can't seem to get off the couch. But if you look around today, Pitt's stoned obliviousness is more suitable for 1990s Hollywood than 2015 America.<p>Sorry to kill the laughs, …


Calm down bro http://t.co/Too35TeoJ0

When you're stoned and/or riding dirty... http://t.co/Xt3ZmsBhCR

Willie Nelson's Advice for Novice Pot Smokers (and Maureen Dowd)

The marijuana icon shares some tips and talks legalization<p>In June, <i>New York Times</i> columnist Maureen Dowd wrote a widely covered column about her …

What Marijuana Actually Does to Your Brain and Body

Marijuana. Pot. Weed. Whatever you call it, it’s the most popular illegal drug in the world, gaining support for legalization for both medicinal and …


Dr Sanjay Gupta's CNN Special "WEED"

First Marijuana Commercial Debuts on Major Network


CNN documentary on Charlotte's Web, medical marijuana treating seizure disorders

Yes on 2 Medical Marijuana - GREASE PARODY

Medical Marijuana: A Conversation with Dr. Sanjay Gupta | Institute of Politics

George Takei

This trap is pretty transparent.

GOP-led House gives marijuana businesses another boost

When it comes to liberalizing marijuana policy,<p>Congresshas once again shown that it is not always the liberals taking the lead.<p>The GOP-dominated House on Wednesday delighted cannabis advocates by voting to prohibit law enforcement from going after banks for doing business with state-licensed …

Oregon marijuana legalization measure makes November ballot

Oregonians will be able to vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.<p>The initiative submitted by the marijuana reform group New Approach Oregon received at least 88,500 valid signatures to qualify for placement on the ballot, election workers announced …

Ray Rice suspension: Could have been longer for smoking marijuana.

Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens was involved in a very ugly offseason incident in which he reportedly knocked his now-wife unconscious …

#BBCtrending: The man serving life for marijuana

<b>Campaigners in the US are calling for the release of a man in Missouri serving a life sentence without parole for a marijuana offence. They are crowdfunding and using the hashtag #FreeJeff.</b><p>Jeff Mizanskey has been in prison for almost 21 years. For 20 of those years, no-one outside his friends and …


Chris Christie, In Colorado, Slams Legalized Marijuana -- Unlike Rand Paul, His 2016 GOP Rival

Chris Christie and Rand Paul, likely rivals in the 2016 GOP presidential race, have found a new wedge issue: weed. The question is whether or not to …

Colorado officials propose tightening rules for marijuana edibles

By Keith Coffman<p>DENVER (Reuters) – A Colorado task force charged with tightening controls on marijuana edibles unveiled proposed rules on Friday to …

Supporters, foes of pot legalization post rival ads in NY Times | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Supporters and opponents of the federal ban on marijuana took to the pages of The New York Times this weekend with full-page color advertisements that highlight the fast-evolving debate in the United States about medical and recreational drug use.<p>A poster from the Leafly …

Tampa cops criticized for fatally shooting suspect over $2 worth of marijuana

Authorities in Tampa, Florida are being accused of covering up the truth regarding officers’ fatal shooting of 29-year-old Jason Westcott, who was …