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New Jersey Governor Vows To Legalize Marijuana In Inauguration Speech

Incoming New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) made history yesterday as the first elected governor to commit to legalizing recreational marijuana in …

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The best border wall is a legal marijuana market

The US is currently facing a government shutdown because Donald Trump is insisting any spending bill must fund the construction of a US-Mexico border wall, which would cost as much as $18 billion.<p>Bound up in symbolism about the racial purity of the United States, the wall has been sold as a way to …

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How To Germinate Cannabis Seeds: A Step-by-Step Guide

“It all starts with a seed.” Learning how to germinate cannabis seeds is essential to all future growing success. Properly popping beans puts you on …

Gardening

What the Marijuana Genome Map Means for the Future of Pot

The fledgling cannabis industry is full of wide-eyed claims about what pot can do. Outperform your favorite energy drink? Maybe. Cure cancer? Worth a …

DNA

Pot peddlers are declaring war on booze

Marijuana boosters have declared war on booze.<p>The number of billboards and other advertisements aimed at converting drinkers into tokers or nibblers …

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Trump's new Drug Czar: a 24-year-old campaign volunteer with no experience, in charge of billions to end the opioid epidemic

In 2016, Taylor Weyeneth took a break from his studies as an undergrad law student at St John's University and used the skills he'd acquired …

Donald Trump

Trump administration drug policy corrupted by campaign cash

Re <i>“</i><i>Sessions targeting pot, not opioids? Crazy.</i><i>”</i> (Jan. 5): Of course Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump are getting tough on marijuana and not doing …

Pharma

Ex-NFL Players Create Parody Commercials to Call Out Anti-Marijuana Policies

Several former NFL players have made statements criticizing the league for enforcing rules that ban medical marijuana while being completely fine …

Cannabis

Donald Trump just promoted a 24-year-old campaign staffer to lead fight against opioids

The <b>Trump</b> administration office in charge of combating the opioid epidemic has been hit so hard by departing staff members that officials elevated a …

Donald Trump

Green rush, grey market: How free weed is firing up D.C.'s pot 'gifting economy'

Don't be surprised to get 'a little something-something extra' from cannabis-friendly vendors<p>For an asking price of $50 for a grape lollipop, at …

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Violent crime and murder drop massively in American states which have legalised weed

Anti-weed activists have always maintained drugs are linked to psychosis, violence, and robberies committed by slavering, helpless addicts.<p>But in …

Cannabis

Toronto girl with rare seizure disorder thriving thanks to medical marijuana

The family of a nine-year-old Toronto girl say a special form of medical marijuana is helping her cope with a rare genetic condition that causes …

Cannabis

Legal marijuana cuts violence says US study, as medical-use laws see crime fall

Murder and violent crime found to have decreased most in states bordering Mexico as drug cartels lose business to regulation<p>The introduction of medical marijuana laws has led to a sharp reduction in violent crime in US states that border Mexico, according to new research.<p>According to the study, Is …

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Latest Pew Poll Finds Record Support In Favor Of Legalization

• Facebook<br>• Google+<br>• Pinterest<br>• LinkedIn<br>• StumbleUpon<br>• E-mail<br>• Reddit<br>• Love This<p>DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Sixty-one percent of Americans believe the adult use of …

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Colorado Congressional Members Assured They Shouldn’t Expect Marijuana Prosecutions To Rise

Members of Colorado congressional delegation say they were reassured by their state’s U.S. Attorney that the disappearance of Obama-era marijuana …

Cannabis

Justice Department: Federal cannabis prohibition is back

The White House said President Donald Trump's top priority was enforcing federal law "whether it's marijuana or immigration."<p>Attorney General Jeff …

Cannabis

Illinois judge allows 11-year-old to use medical marijuana at school

A 6th grade suburban Chicago girl will now be able to treat her seizures with medical marijuana at school, a federal court ruled.<p>The Illinois Attorney General’s office ruled on Friday that a Schaumberg-based school district must allow an 11-year-old student to use medical cannabis as treatment for …

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A New Map of the “Darknet” Suggests Your Local Drug Pusher Now Works Online - MIT Technology Review

In October 2013, the FBI shut down the Silk Road, a website on the so-called darknet that had become notorious for selling illegal drugs and other …

Darknet

Danish tomato farmer aims to become Europe’s biggest producer of medicinal cannabis

From 2018, Danish companies are permitted to grow medicinal cannabis.<p>Mads Pedersen, described in Denmark as a ‘tomato king’, last week announced that …

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Experts predict 4 surprising ways Jeff Sessions’ reefer madness pot decision could shake out in 2018

A backlash against the new war on weed could tip the scales to favor federal legalization<p>Days after California’s first new adult-use pot shops opened their doors this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would allow federal prosecutors to crack down on marijuana operations in states …

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Scientist who synthesized the active ingredient in the powerful psychedelic salvia also broke ground on open access publishing

Salvia divinorum is a plant that is legal in most of the USA and the world, a uniquely powerful psychedelic whose effects are as short-lived (5-10 …

Cory Doctorow

Psychedelic Waves: Step Into a Swirling Vortex Inside an Infinity Room

Create a visible ripple effect as you move within this dazzling interactive infinity room by Japanese collective teamLab, producing your own unique …

Urbanism

Vermont defies attorney general Jeff Sessions as it becomes ninth state to legalise pot

Vermont has become the ninth state to legalise recreational use of pot, defying attempts by the US attorney-general Jeff Sessions to crack down on cannabis.<p>Unlike other states where legalisation followed a state-wide referendum, the initiative was taken by Vermont's elected politicians.<p>Phil Scott, …

Local and State Police Won't Help Jeff Sessions Crack Down on Pot

Local and State Police Won’t Help Jeff Sessions Crack Down on Marijuana<p>They won't raid legal pot shops, they say.<p>By · 1/11/2018, 9:55 a.m.<p>photo via …

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Exclusive: U.S. Justice Department blindsided banking agency on pot policy flip - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the U.S. Justice Department said last week it was reversing policy on the $7 billion marijuana business, it failed to first notify federal officials who advise banks in states where the drug is legal, sources in Congress said.<p>The announcement by U.S. Attorney General …

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Trump’s War on Pot Could Split Republicans in 2018

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised to leave the issue of marijuana legalization to the states. Then he chose Jeff Sessions as his …

Cannabis

Iran's easing of drug laws could halt execution of 5,000 prisoners

Lifting of capital punishment for some drug-trafficking offences set to be applied retrospectively to convicts on death row<p>The lives of more than 5,000 prisoners on death row in Iran could be spared as a dramatic change in the law abolishes capital punishment for some drug-trafficking offences.<p>Iran …

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Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner Continues His Standoff With Jeff Sessions Over Marijuana

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, who is calling on the Trump administration to allow states to legalize marijuana without federal interference, is continuing in his nearly weeklong face-off with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the issue. In an interview with NPR, he suggests that if the Department …

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New Analysis Shows Federal Marijuana Legalization Could Raise $130 Billion, Add 1 Million Jobs by 2025

Though a key argument for legalizing marijuana in the United States is that it would put a tremendous and necessary dent in the domestic and global …

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