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Buzzkill: Trump’s deputy Attorney general is coming for your legal marijuana

He said the United States would see some changes in the way the federal government deals with areas of legal weed<p><i>This post originally appeared on The Fresh Toast.</i><p>Although Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein previously said that the Justice Department was not preparing to renew the War on Drugs, …

Newly Updated Marijuana Bill Would Expand Access To Medical Weed

This article originally appeared on the Motley Fool.<p>The marijuana industry has been growing like wildfire in recent years, which is a testament to …

T-Shirts and Hats Used to Advertise Pot Products Could Be Banned

Allen's law intends to ensure that advertisers don't target folks younger than 21. It would limit television ads to times when "71.6 percent of the …

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Researchers figured out the amount of marijuana that helps people relax — and how much is too much

Marijuana and relaxation have always had a bit of a funny relationship.<p>On the one hand, nearly half of cannabis users say that their goal is to relax. Yet many people are also familiar with the marijuana freak-out, or have seen a paranoid friend disappear from a party because they "just can't …

A billion-dollar industry, a racist legacy: being black and growing pot in America

What does it take to succeed as a young black entrepreneur in a sector largely dominated by white men seen as daring trailblazers?<p>Three years ago, Jesce Horton, a former engineer in his early 30s, quit his corporate job to set up his own small, family-owned cannabis cultivation business in …

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Ganja Gifting: Inside a Budding New Trend

When Chavie Lieber, a writer in New York, was traveling over a recent weekend, she and her husband lent their apartment to a friend’s brother. Upon return, “There were three fat joints rolled for us on the coffee table,” Lieber told me, “with a scribbled note that read: ‘Thanks for letting us …

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 — …

The war on drugs as we know it may be coming to an end in Latin America

The war on drugs, as we know it, may be coming to an end.<p>Historically, the US has cracked down on drugs in Latin America with a heavy hand. However, some argue that this strategy has only led to political corruption and violence. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, more than 100,000 people have …

Sarah Palin: Legalizing Weed Is 'No Big Deal'

"I look on the national scene and think, wow, of all things to be fighting over and battling over."<p>Supporters of marijuana legalization may have an unlikely ally: Sarah Palin.<p>Breaking with many members of her party who oppose legalizing marijuana, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice …

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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Hillary Clinton proposes loosening restrictions on marijuana

<b>Orangeburg, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton proposed loosening restrictions on marijuana in South Carolina on Saturday, telling a largely African-American audience that she would like to reschedule the drug in order to spur research.<p>"What I do want is for us to support research into medical …

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Majority of Americans continues to favor legal marijuana use: Gallup | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - For a third straight year, a majority of Americans has expressed support for making marijuana use legal, with younger people, Democrats and political independents most likely to favor legalization, a Gallup poll released on Wednesday found.<p>Displays at Shango Cannabis shop on …

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 …

Indiana's Marijuana Church Sues State, Claims Pot Prohibition Infringes On Its Religious Beliefs

Indiana's First Church of Cannabis -- a religion that embraces marijuana as a holy sacrament, newly born under the state's recently enacted and controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act -- sued the state and the city of Indianapolis this week, claiming the state's marijuana prohibition laws …

Recreational pot use is now legal in Oregon

They are partying in Portland.<p>Oregon today became the latest state to legalize recreational marijuana -- and Portlanders reportedly celebrated by lighting up in public.<p>Legalization means that you can possess and use marijuana if you are 21 or older. You can have up to 8 ounces in your home and grow …

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Marijuana extract tames debilitating brain seizures without the buzz

In a group of children and young adults with the most intractable forms of epilepsy, a liquid form of marijuana called cannabidiol reduced seizures by more than 50% without causing the drug's usual "high," researchers said.<p>In an open-label study that enrolled 213 people with a dozen types of severe …

Survey Finds Strong Majority In Support Of Marijuana Legalization And Decriminalization

A new national survey of American voters has found a strong majority in support of marijuana legalization and an even larger majority in support of decriminalization of the drug.<p>The "Beyond the Beltway" report released Wednesday by Democratic-affiliated Benenson Strategy Group and SKDKnickerbocker …