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Man has house raided for giving liquid cannabis to sick toddler

Chief ACT minister Katy Gallagher turned a long-time writer into law enforcement for providing a toddler with cannabis oil needed to control her seizures. Gallagher has "no regrets" despite a wave of public hatred for her and her children.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: The failure of New York's medical marijuana law Special

Albany - It's legislation that took nearly 20 years to get a governor's signature, instead of signing a bill to provide vast, quick access to medical cannabis, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave New Yorkers a bill that fails on so many levels.
Digital Journal Report by Ben Morris - 4 comments

Exploring sources of weed for Washington

Seattle - Washington has a weed shortage but this is not for lack of resources. Shortages here are mostly due to restrictions and a failure to try new sources.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Cannabis really does cause paranoia, study finds

A new study conducted in association with The University of Oxford and King’s College London has found a definitive link between cannabis use and feelings of paranoia in vulnerable individuals.
In the Media by Sam Miranda - 5 comments

German official says crystal meth makes him work harder

Berlin - German Member of Parliament (MP), Michael Hartmann, has admitted to using crystal meth. The police were notified by a drug dealer.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 2 comments

Medical marijuana research hampered

Molly Cooke, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, has said that many claims about medical marijuana are limited by a lack of experimental data. The reason for this is due to laws hampering research.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Mexican cartel caught smuggling weed in fake watermelons into USA

Tucson - Forget the Trojan Horse — it reportedly only fit 30 soldiers. But a drug cartel's watermelons? Let's just say they held enough weed to knock Wiz Khalifa out.
In the Media by Nora Meszaros

New York set to legalize medical marijuana

New York - New York is set to become the latest U.S. state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. A key vote is set to take place this month.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Iowa passes bill to legalize cannabis treatment for children

Des Moines - Families across Iowa celebrated the news Friday that Governor Terry Branstad signed the bill enabling a low-THC medical marijuana oil extract to be used as treatment for children with severe epilepsy.
In the Media by Nora Meszaros

The DEA can no longer target medical marijuana

Washington - Reflecting growing acceptance of cannabis, a coalition of House members voted Friday to restrict the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to go after medical marijuana operations that are legal under state laws.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 1 comment

Austrian police dog hunts down cannabis and lost mail

Vienna - A hardworking sniffer dog by the name of Frankie made quite the discovery when he found a crop of cannabis in an apartment in Schwechat, close to Vienna in Austria. He also found a whole load of undelivered mail.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Senior citizen medical marijuana patient to lobby U.S. Congress

Ahead of his May 12th trial, federal medical marijuana defendant Larry Harvey, 70, goes to Washington, D.C. to lobby the United States Congress in order to stop funding federal prosecutions like his.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

San Francisco Supervisor takes precautions to annual 'pot party' Special

San Francisco - At noon this past Wednesday April 16, Supervisor London Breed announced a comprehensive plan to deal with the anticipated, un-permitted “420” gathering in Golden Gate Park.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell - 3 comments

New study finds casual pot use alters the brain

Young adults who occasionally use pot show abnormalities in two key areas of their brain related to emotion, motivation, and decision making, new research reveals.

Legislation to legalize marijuana in New Jersey planned Monday

State Senator Nicholas Scutari, a Union County, NJ lawmaker, is expected to introduce legislation on Monday that would both legalize and make subject to taxation the sale of marijuana.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Op-Ed: Medical cannabis the safe competition to pharmaceutical drugs

The cannabis plant is a safe alternative to a wide variety of pharmaceutical drugs, especially for mood and anxiety disorders. Because of this, medical cannabis is clearly competition to the pharmaceutical industry.

Legal highs: Marijuana mayhem affects French cops

It seems that police officers in the French city of Roubaix have a problem. They have been doing their job a little too well. Having seized such large quantities of illegal marijuana and hashish, they now have too much stored in their evidence locker.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Marijuana birthday cake sends 11 Madrid students to hospital

Madrid - Eleven students from Madrid’s Alfonso X University ended up in hospital on Saturday night after eating a birthday cake baked with marijuana. One student is still in a serious condition.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 23 comments

Unlike U.S. law, cannabis and heroin no longer equal in Italy

Italy's constitutional court has declared a law that tripled sentences for selling, cultivating and possessing cannabis "illegitimate" and has overturned it. Antigone, a prison rights group, say the law has caused prison overcrowding.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Why marijuana causes the munchies

Bordeaux - Is it only anecdotal or does marijuana entice users into feasts of “munchies?” Who better to answer this question than scientists from the gourmet-land, France.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Cannabis is cool, hemp is hot, but Obama isn’t on board

Half the states in the country now allow the production and distribution of cannabis for medicinal use, or they have laws waiting to take effect that will allow it.
In the Media by Rob Lafferty - 3 comments

Study investigates effects of decriminalizing marijuana

Denver - The effects of marijuana are well established. But a new study looked at a societal aspect of legalizing marijuana — the details of call volume to U.S. poison centers from January 2005 through December 2011.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 1 comment

Medical marijuana already available throughout U.S.

Denver - For more than a year medical marijuana has been available online throughout the nation from websites. Just call it hemp, not weed.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 4 comments

Hormone shows promise in halting marijuana dependence

A hormone may lead to drugs that help people curb marijuana dependence. The hormone pregnenolone blunts marijuana’s effects in rats and mice, according to some published trials.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

First cannabis-derived drug authorised for France

Paris - France has for the first time approved prescription use of a drug derived from cannabis -- a mouth spray used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms, the government said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Marijuana goes on sale in Colorado

Denver - The U.S. state of Colorado has become the first state to allow stores to sell marijuana. As many as 30 stores around the state are expected to start selling the drug for recreational purposes from today.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Does smoking marijuana cause schizophrenia?

Boston - Marijuana, the most commonly abused illegal drug used worldwide, has long been considered an environmental risk factor for developing schizophrenia. A new study from Harvard University tells a different story.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 9 comments

Op-Ed: U.S. doctor warns medical marijuana is harmful and addictive

Medical marijuana is constantly in news and more positive views about its “harmless” nature seem to be attempting to win public opinion. But is it really safe? One experienced doctor rejects all safety claims of medical cannabis.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey - 37 comments

Op-Ed: Should pot-smoking Mountie have been made to turn in his uniform?

Recently, Cpl Ronald Francis, a 20-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was forced to turn in his uniform after being caught on video smoking a joint on duty. The problem is, he was doing it legally.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 2 comments

Berlin Council authorizes first cannabis café

Berlin - Berlin council voted in favor of the first cannabis café, with the hope of impeding illegal drug dealing. However, accompanying problems remain unsolved.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 1 comment
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marijuana
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marijuana
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marijuana
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A view of a neon sign of a cannabis coffee shop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marjuana
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order ...
Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing cannabis.
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
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Cannabis activist Marc Emery (left) pictured during a press conference with his wife, Jodie, before surrendering to authorities on Sept. 28, 2009
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