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Marijuana News

New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

Washington - The New York Times called for the legalization of marijuana, in a bold editorial comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.
In the Media by AFP

Heavy marijuana use affects dopamine response

People who use marijuana heavily appear to have blunted brain responses to dopamine, according to a new study. Dopamine is a chemical messenger associated with pleasant feelings, motivation and reward.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Study finds marijuana increases paranoia in some users

A new study from the University of Oxford has found that the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis can cause paranoia in some users. Using 121 subjects, the double-blind study subjected some to THC and others to a placebo.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

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

Why more marijuana users are vaporizing their medicine

As medical marijuana users seek safer ways to take their medicine, vaporizers have fast become the technology of choice. The science seems to back up this trend.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

First man to buy legal pot in Spokane fired after TV spotting

Spokane - The first man to legally purchase recreational marijuana in Spokane, Washington says he was fired from his job after his employer spotted him in a television news segment.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Supreme Court twiddles thumbs on gay marriage as Obama plays pool

Denver - Sometimes it seems that if Colorado isn’t the center of the universe, at least it is the center of the United States. Take same-sex marriage or marijuana.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Uruguay marijuana sales delayed until 2015

Montevideo - Uruguay President Jose Mujica told AFP sales of marijuana will be delayed until next year because of difficulties in implementing the controversial law legalizing the drug.
In the Media by Ana Inés Cibils, Maria Lorente (AFP)

Uruguay marijuana sales delayed until 2015: President

Montevideo - Uruguay President Jose Mujica told AFP Wednesday that sales of marijuana will be delayed until next year because of difficulties in implementing the controversial law legalizing the drug.
In the Media by AFP

Reorienting Canadian drug policy

Winnipeg - The Frontier Center for Public Policy has published report called ‘A Blueprint for Reorienting Canadian Drug Policy’. The report argues that the ‘war on drugs’ is not working and calls for a new strategy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Medical marijuana is the elephant in the room across the world

Washington - Researchers are toiling around the clock to prove marijuana can help people suffering from a dozen diseases, including epilepsy, cancer and neuropathic pain.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Half of Massachusetts voters are OK with legal weed

Boston - A new poll conducted by a Massachusetts newspaper indicates that about half of voters there would vote for a measure that would legalize marijuana.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

Op-Ed: One in ten working class adults die from booze abuse

Atlanta - There is no sign that the federal government will unban marijuana even as evidence grows of the deadliness of alcohol. Money likely will eventually level the playing field for the two drugs.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Man hides 19 bags of weed in his sock in court

Stamford - A man claiming to not be a fool when asked if there was marijuana on him had 19 bags of weed hiding in his sock during a patdown and now faces additional charges.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

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 expected to become next medical marijuana state

New York - New York could legalize medical marijuana as soon as this week after a proposal to that effect passed the state legislature on Friday.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

New York legalizes medical marijuana

Albany - After weeks of intense negotiations, New York State becomes the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana in some form, although many are disappointed with the results of the compromises.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 4 comments

Marijuana breathalyzer invented

Ex-British Columbia RCMP Officer Kal Malhi recently invented a breathalyzer for marijuana. He apparently created this as a response to those who drive under the influence of marijuana.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

NIDA raises marijuana concerns

Washington - The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse has raised concern in relation to drug addiction over the increasing use of marijuana across the U.S.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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

Op-Ed: How the federal government obstructs marijuana research Special

A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance has accused the DEA of obstructing research for marijuana for more than four decades. It is an accusation supported by evidence.
Digital Journal Report by Ben Morris

Colorado may shut down medical marijuana businesses in July

Denver - Colorado may close down many medical marijuana businesses in July after denying many applications from last year. Businesses who failed to get a city application from Denver will be shut down, but many businesses complain about the backlog.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 1 comment

Hershey's sues edible marijuana company

Denver - The Hershey Company has sued an edible marijuana company in Denver claiming that they make pot-infused candies with wrappers that closely resemble Hershey's products.
In the Media by Jessie McMullen

New study shows no link between cannabis and psychosis

Calgary - A new study published by the mental health journal Schizophrenia Research, shows no link between marijuana and psychosis.
In the Media by Ben Morris - 2 comments

Big tobacco has been interested in pot for half a century

Los Angeles - With marijuana now legal in nearly half the country medically and pot now a legal retail item in Washington and Colorado, it would make sense that the tobacco companies would be seeing the potential for making green from it.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 1 comment

The high of the weed fairy

Seattle - A new fairy is on the loose in Seattle, but it is not who you would think it is. One citizen took it upon herself to hand out weed nuggets and has struck New York and now Seattle.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

Minnesota governor passes restrictive medical marijuana law

Joining ranks with 21 other states, Minnesota last Thursday legally passed the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes with a law that is one of most restrictive in the nation.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Republicans slowly embracing marijuana

For years the U.S. House has been turning down proposals dealing with marijuana but this week that all changed when the House approved a new measure.
In the Media by Jessie McMullen - 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
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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 essa...
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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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Snoop Dogg's Thanksgiving turkey
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Spain s Civil Guard uncovered four huge greenhouses of marijuana in the Murcia region.
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Spain's Civil Guard uncovered four huge greenhouses of marijuana in the Murcia region.
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A glass pipe used when smoking Marijuana.
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A glass pipe used when smoking Marijuana.
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Many new strains could make their way into the scene if wide-scale legalization takes place in Ameri...
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Many new strains could make their way into the scene if wide-scale legalization takes place in America.
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Screenshot from Wikileaf.com.
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Joints are on the menu at an Amsterdam coffee shop.
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Joints are on the menu at an Amsterdam coffee shop.
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Several buds of marijuana
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Marijuana packaged for transportation and sale.
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Marijuana packaged for transportation and sale.
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Six people were injured  four critically  in an explosion in a cannabis grow shop in Madrid  Spain.
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Six people were injured, four critically, in an explosion in a cannabis grow shop in Madrid, Spain.
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The so called "incense blend" spice
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A marijuana sample
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A marijuana sample
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Vehicle containing 143 bundles of marijuana seized by Border Patrol agents.
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Vehicle containing 143 bundles of marijuana seized by Border Patrol agents.
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Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit  which was i...
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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Canadian marijuana flags and "Free Marc Emery" campaign signs
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Heiress allegedly smuggled over 500 pounds of pot shown here from California to Ohio where she was a...
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Heiress allegedly smuggled over 500 pounds of pot shown here from California to Ohio where she was arrested.
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420  the code name for marijuana.
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420, the code name for marijuana.
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