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The public really, really, really opposes current federal marijuana law

A new poll shows US politicians lag far behind the public’s views on marijuana.<p>The overwhelming majority of Americans are opposed to current federal marijuana law.<p>That’s the big takeaway from a new poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy and released by Smart Approaches to Marijuana …

Cannabis

Report: Legal Marijuana Would Create One Million Jobs

If we could only get Jeff Sessions and federal marijuana prohibition out of the way. Legal Marijuana Would Create One Million Jobs: ReportLegalizing</b> …

Cannabis

In Rebuff to Sessions, Federal Marijuana Justice Act Filed in House

Attorney General Sessions' announcement last week that he was rescinding Obama-era guidance to federal prosecutors to generally leave law-abiding …

Cannabis

People in California can now erase their previous weed convictions

The news is a massive step forward to repairing the damage of the war on drugs<p>The fact that “weed entrepreneurship” is no longer called “dealing” is a clear indicator that the consumption of marijuana has become an acceptable fad. But what about the weed dealers who have had their lives ruined by …

Cannabis

Now Norway’s decriminalised drugs, it’s high time the UK chose legalisation

The government must realise it’s hopelessly out of step with sensible drug policy. Legalisation would take the market out of the hands of criminals<p>In 2001 Portugal decriminalised all drugs. Last month the Norwegian parliament voted to follow its lead. Republican senators across the Atlantic are …

Brexit

Pro-marijuana lawmakers push back against Trump administration with sweeping legalization bill

The war on the war on weed has officially begun.<p>Two weeks ago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back protections for states that legalized the …

Cannabis

New York to look at legalizing recreational marijuana

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York will study whether it's plausible to legalize marijuana for recreational use as neighboring states move ahead with it, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.<p>Cuomo called on lawmakers to approve funding for a feasibility study as part of his annual state budget address, in …

Cannabis

A surprising study found people who had smoked pot as teens performed better on a memory test

Cannabis users performed better than those who never tried cannabis in a recent study that tested participants’ working memory.<p>“Although some suggest …

The Brain

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

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