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Assembly rejects proposal to ban commercial marijuana

Anchorage - An Anchorage, Alaska ordinance that would have counteracted a recently passed statewide voter initiative failed Tuesday following hours of public comment.

U.S.Mother charged for giving her children marijuana for ailments

A woman in Cadillac, Michigan has been charged with three counts of child abuse for giving her 10- and 12-year-old children marijuana. She says that she was giving her two boys pot to treat medical conditions.

Native Americans can now grow, sell pot on reservations in U.S.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that Native American tribes will now be able to grow and to sell marijuana on their lands. Even if the state the tribe is in has not legalized marijuana tribes will not be held to that state's laws.

Maryland teen gives pot brownie to teacher, may face jail time

Annapolis - A 17-year-old Annapolis, Maryland Broadneck High School student is facing possible jail time after giving his teacher a pot-laced brownie. The teacher who ate a portion of the baked treat became ill soon afterwards and needed medical attention.

U.S. postal employees accused of stealing mailed packages of pot

Long Island City - Postal employees in Long Island, New York have been arrested and charged with stealing packages of marijuana that had been shipped in the mail, and redirecting the parcels for local sale.

Marijuana helps to reduce glioma cancer

London - Researchers have successfully shrunk one of the most aggressive adult brain cancers by combining cannabinoids with radiotherapy.

Long-term marijuana use may affect brain region

A new study suggests that long-term marijuana smokers have less gray matter in their orbitofrontal cortex compared with non-smokers. However, the study further notes that other brain circuits compensate by increasing connectivity.

Toddler taken from parents over pot use killed by foster mother

Cameron - A 2-year-old Texas girl whose parents were stripped of custody largely due to her father's marijuana use was murdered by her foster mother, who was sentenced last Tuesday to life behind bars.

Pot cloud in classroom puts Colorado high school on lock-down

Commerce City - There was a little bit of “reefer madness” going on at Adams High School in Commerce City, Colorado this week. The school was put on lock-down Friday after one student’s weed pipe filled the classroom with smoke, school officials said.

Seniors hold the key to Florida’s marijuana vote

Tallahassee - Citizens in Florida are deciding, as part of the U.S. midterm elections, whether to legalize medical marijuana. Poll watchers think that seniors are key to the outcome rather than younger people.

Op-Ed: Report: U.S. narcs hid study showing marijuana destroys tumors

Denver - A pro-marijuana site is reporting the U.S. government shut down a study in 1974 when it showed marijuana destroyed brain tumors. Other work has been quashed.

Op-Ed: Government ignores voters on marijuana

Denver - State, local and federal government agents have launched secretive raids on marijuana growers and dispensaries in Washington and Colorado, the two states where voters legalized it.

Relax — marijuana doesn't lower IQ after all

Oxford - Despite several hyped headlines to the contrary, a large new study proves that marijuana use does not lower IQ in teens one bit.

Op-Ed: Medical marijuana: choosing compassion and science, not politics

2014 should be another turning point in America when it comes to medical marijuana. It is irresponsible to refuse patients in need a viable medical treatment any longer, especially when the refusal is based on politics rather than facts.

Scientists outline the highs and lows of marijuana

Toronto - Scientists have outlined why marijuana in small doses can cause paranoia; whereas, in contrast, higher doses can result in apathetic and emotionally-blunted behavior.

Study to explore medical marijuana as a treatment for epilepsy

Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are to examine the genes from people with a form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome and who have been treated with medical marijuana. The aim is to see if medical marijuana helps.

Survey: Almost 10% of Americans have gone to work high

Almost 1 in 10 Americans have shown up to work high on pot, according to a new survey, which was conducted by Mashable and SurveyMonkey.

Seattle Prosecutor drops seven month's worth of marijuana tickets

Seattle - Almost 100 people have had tickets for marijuana possession dismissed after the prosecutor discovered most of them were written by one officer who happens to disagree with voters over legalized marijuana.

Cocaine, marijuana found in Vatican diplomatic vehicle

Chambley - Two men are in custody after French authorities found cocaine and marijuana in a Vatican diplomatic car owned by an Argentine Cardinal.

Buffett and Berkshire subsidiary to cash in on legal pot industry

Billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has never shied away from a good investment opportunity, which is why their latest foray into the legal pot business shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Santa Fe decision decriminalise marijuana possession vetoed

Santa Fe - Santa Fe recently reviewed its laws relating to marijuana. As a result a legislative change to decriminalize was passed by the City Council. However, the proposal has since been vetoed by Mayor Richard Berry.

Legal marijuana enhances craft beer in Colorado Special

Concern that legal pot in Colorado would compete with the state's world class beer scene appears to be unfounded. Four Colorado breweries report on their experience in the new market place.

Study: Marijuana reduces rates of domestic violence in couples

A recent study from the University of Buffalo demonstrates significantly lower rates of domestic violence in couples who use marijuana over their first nine years of marriage.

'Plaza de marihuana': Police uncover huge plantation in bullring

It seems some people found a much better use for a bullring in Almogía in southern Spain. Unfortunately for them, they were caught growing thousands of marijuana plants instead of the usual "corrida" or bullfight.

Uruguay begins registering marijuana growers

Montevideo - Just a handful of people had registered by midday Wednesday to be private growers of marijuana in Uruguay, the first country to fully legalize the production, sale and distribution of the drug.

Study: Medical marijuana can lead to fewer opioid overdose deaths

According to a new study, chronic pain suffers living in states where medical marijuana use has been legalized are less likely to die from prescription opioid overdose.

Four brothers beheaded for smuggling marijuana into Saudi Arabia

Riyad - Two sets of brothers were beheaded using swords in the city of Jajran in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Monday August 18th after being convicted of smuggling marijuana into the country according to the Saudi Interior Ministry.

Is a Canadian company developing cannabis-infused pizza sauce?

Vancouver - The latest foodie trend adds weed to the pizza pie equation. Is "Weed Pizza" coming to Canada by way of Colorado? Here's what you need to know.

Canada polarized over pot use

Rona Ambrose is Canada's Minister of Health and proponent of an anti-drug campaign which has become difficult for many physicians to join forces with.

Op-Ed: Meaningless marijuana test in St. Louis racial violence

Ferguson - Authorities in St. Louis are getting publicity for a report that the 18-year-old black killed by a white cop had marijuana in his system. Once a claim becomes a “scoop,” the rules of fact checking do not apply.
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Cannabis plants being grown in a hydroponic method. These plants are in their flowering phase of growth, and were grown using the award-winning methods of Cannabis Training University.
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People celebrate after the Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana during a session in Montevideo December 10, 2013
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Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit, which was immediately halted for a little while.
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Terry Bennett, a convicted drug dealer in the UK has been told by a judge to write a 5,000 word essay on the dangers of marijuana.
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Marijuana buyers line up outside waiting for store to open with first legal marijuana.
Spain s Civil Guard uncovered four huge greenhouses of marijuana in the Murcia region.
Spain's Civil Guard uncovered four huge greenhouses of marijuana in the Murcia region.
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Almost 30 percent of those questioned in this Ontario student drug use survey admitted to having use...
Almost 30 percent of those questioned in this Ontario student drug use survey admitted to having used marijuana at some point.
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Smuggled marijuana from around one hundred years ago.
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420, the code name for marijuana.
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Sativex contains marijuana-derived ingredients.
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Toronto Hemp store
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A marijuana or cannabis plant.
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COLORADO: A medical marijuana clinic operates openly in Denver in 2010.
COLORADO: A medical marijuana clinic operates openly in Denver in 2010.
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People celebrate after the Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation ...
People celebrate after the Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana during a session in Montevideo December 10, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Andres Stapff
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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Take a look at the Craigslist advertisement courtesy of the Gilbert Police Department:
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Synthetic form of marijuana known by the names, K2, Spice, Blaze and Vanilla Sky. Screenshot
Spain s Civil Guard uncovered a massive marijuana plantation in the bullring in Almogía  southern S...
Spain's Civil Guard uncovered a massive marijuana plantation in the bullring in Almogía, southern Spain.
Guardia Civil
420  the code name for marijuana.
420, the code name for marijuana.
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