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Shocker: Most Cops Support Less Harsh Marijuana Laws

If you think that police officers in the U.S. are adamantly opposed to marijuana, think again. A recent Pew Research Center national survey conducted by the National Police Research Platform collected the opinions of7,917 law enforcement officers across the country. The findings might surprise …

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25 Lies About Cannabis on the DEA Website — Refuted by the DEA Itself in 2016

With eight states legalizing recreational cannabis and 26 other states legalizing medical cannabis use, federal government is the biggest obstacle to …

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5,000 Free Joints Passed out in D.C. for Trump Inauguration

More than 5,000 free joints were passed out in Washington D.C. on Friday ahead of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, with plans to light up exactly four minutes and twenty seconds into his speech.<p>The protest -- coined "Trump 420" -- was not speaking out against a Trump presidency, but instead …

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One Thing Trump Supporters and Protesters Can Agree On: Free Pot

There's been a lot of news about the inauguration this year and it mostly focused on how divided people are about a Trump presidency -he has tons of …

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Get up to speed on weed: This book outlines both the history and future of marijuana

The billion-dollar question is whether Trump is going to set pot policy or leave it to his minions<p>Marijuana is going mainstream, as evidenced by the spread of medical marijuana and now outright legalization, not to mention its pervasive and increasingly favorable position in popular culture. In the …

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Senators Push Treasury Department to Loosen Marijuana Banking Restrictions

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders want regulators to stop penalizing legitimate vendors hired by marijuana businesses left in a legal gray area between state and federal law.<p>While the legal marijuana industry already generates billions of dollars across the United States, the industry …

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How to Beat a Urine Test for Weed

Despite its increasing legality on a state level (yesssss!), marijuana use remains banned by the federal government and a perfectly good reason for …

Health

Washington Lawmakers Are Trying to Keep Bitcoin Out of Pot Shops

A new bill filed in the Washington State Senate is seeking to prohibit local marijuana businesses from using bitcoin.<p>Sponsored by Senators Steve …

German parliament legalizes cannabis for medical consumption

On Wednesday, German parliament voted to allow consumption of the drug for medical purposes. The issue had been a point of heated discussion in the country for a long time.<p>In a landmark bill, members of Germany's parliament voted unanimously on Thursday (19.01.17) to legalize the use of medical …

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Falling prices mean trouble for states that have legalized marijuana

The arrival of 2017 will bring many changes to the country, including falling marijuana prices in states that have legalized a recreational market. …

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Marijuana could improve multiple sclerosis symptoms

People with MS using cannabis have greater physical activity levels, strength, speed, and less fatigue<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>An estimated 400,000 Americans are currently living with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune cells attack a …

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Driving High vs. Driving Drunk: The Truth

These two actions are not the same.<p>A quick driver's ed recap: the more alcohol you have in your bloodstream, the worse your motor skills are, the more likely you are to end up in an accident and/or dead. But whether a driver is too stoned to operate a vehicle safely is a much more subjective …

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The US Postal Service Wants to Hunt Down Dark Web Criminals | Motherboard

The FBI isn't the only US law enforcement agency on the dark web.<p>Considering that the digital drug trade relies on snail mail to transport goods, the US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) works on related investigations too, and is now looking to expand its intelligence operations with more …

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Pot giveaway seeks to woo backers, send message to Donald Trump

As official Washington makes last-minute plans for Inauguration Day, Adam Eidinger has some preparations of his own: He needs to make sure that 4,200 …

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A Mother, Serving 15 Years for Marijuana, Makes Last-Minute Plea for Freedom | Broadly

In 2007, Crystal Munoz was mothering a four-month-old and pregnant with her second daughter when DEA agents arrived at her Texas home. When she opened the door, Crystal had no idea that answering a few questions would lead to a 20-year prison sentence for marijuana. Her only crime, she says, was …

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Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US

DENVER (AP) — Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries.<p>Voters narrowly approved the "social use" measure last November. But the ballot proposal didn't spell …

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North Americans Spent $53.3 Billion On Marijuana Last Year, Most Of It Illegally

The industry "just needs to move demand for an already widely-popular product into legal channels," a new report says.<p>A new report estimates consumers spent $53.3 billion on cannabis in North America last year.<p>The first-of-its-kind analysis, compiled by ArcView Market Research, spans legal, medical …

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Marijuana Industry Launches Colorado Campaign on Safe Cannabis Use

The public safety campaign is one more sign the marijuana business is now culturally mainstream.<p>New public service announcements in Colorado aim to keep people’s attention on using marijuana and marijuana-related products safely and responsibly.<p>The Marijuana Industry Group (MIG), a trade …

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How Cops Decide if You're Too Stoned to Drive - VICE

<i>This story was co-published with the Marshall Project.</i><p>Late one February night in 2013, Massachusetts state trooper Eric French pulled over a blue SUV with its rear lights out. When he approached the car, he saw smoke and smelled pot. The driver, Thomas Gerhardt, could count backwards from 75 to 62 …

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How North Korea Became an Unlikely Haven for Pot Seeking Tourists

North Korea has been getting some pretty high praise lately from the stoner world.<p>Marijuana news outlets including High Times, Merry Jane and Green …

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How two small cities became the kings of cannabis in the Denver metro area

Edgewater and Glendale are separated by more than the 10 miles between them.Edgewater is the very picture of suburbia, with its quiet collection of …

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Software platform for 1,000 cannabis businesses crashed over the weekend

Last week a software platform used by 1,000 cannabis businesses crashed. The CEO of MJ Freeway says the outage was caused by an "unprecedented, …

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Hollywood's Smoking Hot Trend: Weed for Health

With a recent vote to legalize recreational marijuana use and "Hollyweed" vandalism of the Hollywood sign, cannabis also is at the forefront of a …

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As Pot Prices Plunge, Growers Scramble to Cut Production Costs - Bloomberg

The increasing supply of legal marijuana is turning into a major buzz kill for growers as prices plunge -- and an opportunity for companies that can …

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Marijuana shops are trying to look like the Apple store

On a bustling stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard lined by vintage stores and eateries, the MedMen shop looks right at home.<p>Sunlight streams in through the store’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Inside, salespeople in bright red T-shirts greet shoppers. Merchandise is carefully arranged on sleek wooden …

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You Probably Don't Know Enough About Marijuana to Pass This Quiz (or Invest in Pot)

Marijuana legalization has made the marijuana industry incredibly alluring to investors. The marijuana market is expected to surge to $21 billion by 2020, and that's got many people wondering which marijuana stocks could benefit most.<p>While the marijuana market is undeniably growing quickly, and …

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How businesses are taking marijuana products mainstream

<i>This article originally appeared on the</i> International Business Times.<p>Imagine a group of young professionals enjoying a dinner party. It’s time for …

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Has pot lost its cool?

Snoop Dogg’s first solo album, 1993’s quadruple-platinum “Doggystyle,” was a sun-splashed, blood-soaked homage to the most enduring outlaw symbol in …

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Florida dispensaries aim to 'normalize' medical marijuana

Vials of cannabis-laced sprays, lotions and tinctures line display shelves a few steps from handbags specially designed to tote marijuana products.<p>A …

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