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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.

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.

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.

Medical marijuana: WebMD survey says doctors favor legalization

A survey of 1,544 U.S. doctors published on Wednesday by WebMD finds a majority believe medical marijuana should be legal throughout that country. Most respondents also said medical pot can be of benefit in treating some conditions.

Uruguay will sell legally grown marijuana by year's end

Santiago - Uruguay plans to begin selling legalized cloned marijuana grown under government control by December 2014, President Jose Mujica said on Wednesday.

Colorado's marijuana firms booming but banks won't touch cash

The state of Colorado legalised marijuana at the beginning of the year, and new enterprises and start ups trying to keep pace with demand are doing a roaring trade.

Alaska may be next U.S. state to legalize pot

Juneau - Advocates for legalized marijuana in Alaska have gathered enough signatures to ensure that the issue will appear on the ballot for elections to be held on August 19 this year.

Op-Ed: UN claims that Uruguay's marijuana legalization violates treaty

The United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) warned Uruguay that its recent legalization of marijuana violates a 1961 treaty on on narcotic drugs. At the time the treaty was pushed by the United States.

Uruguay legalizes marijuana trade

Montevideo - Uruguay is set to become the first country in the world to legalize the growing, sale and recreational use of marijuana.

Voters in Maine's largest city approve recreational marijuana

Portland - In a landslide vote that advocates hope is a preview of an upcoming statewide legalization campaign, voters in Maine's largest city have approved the recreational use of marijuana.

Op-Ed: Jose Mujica world's 'poorest president' legalizes marijuana

Montevideo - Uruguay will become the first country to entirely legalize marijuana once the legalization law passes the Senate later this year. Mujica's bill would license and enforce rules for production, distribution, and sale of marijuana for adult consumers.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta okays medical marijuana, says pot bad for youth

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reversed his position on medical marijuana in a post on CNN's website today. The well-known Dr. Gupta says he was wrong for not supporting medical marijuana and apologized for his role in the public being "misled" about it.

Washington State releases regulations for legal marijuana

A little over a month ago, the Washington State Liquor Control Board released an initial draft of the regulations and restrictions that will govern the newly legal marijuana industry in Washington State.

Colorado Lawmakers Approve 25% Marijuana Tax

The Colorado legislature passed a number of bills on Wednesday regarding a state-wide system for legal marijuana sales, including House Bill 1318, which levies a 15 percent excise tax and a 10 percent sales tax on all marijuana products.

U.S. lawmakers propose bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana

Washington - Lawmakers are ready to propose legislation which would allow individual states to regulate marijuana without worrying about violating federal drug laws.

Cannon propulsion, the new method to smuggle drugs into the US

Drug smugglers, getting more inventive, are using pneumatic-powered cannons to shoot drug canisters to transport drugs across US borders.

Former President Jimmy Carter supports cannabis legalization

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter discussed his views on the benefits of marijuana legalization during a forum aired Tuesday on CNN.

Indiana State Police Chief: Legalize and tax marijuana

Indianapolis - The head of the Indiana State Police has advised a group of state legislators that marijuana should be legalized for recreational use and taxed.

Op-Ed: US Dept. of Justice — Marijuana still illegal under federal laws

Washington - The U.S. Department of Justice issued a reminder that under federal laws marijuana is still illegal. The Department will still enforce the Controlled Substances Act even in states that have now made marijuana legal for recreational use.

Washington legalizes recreational marijuana use

Olympia - Voters in Washington state joined Colorado on Tuesday in passing a measure that legalizes the recreational use and sale of marijuana.

Colorado legalizes marijuana for recreational use and sale

Denver - Voters in Colorado approved a constitutional amendment that made the state the first place in the nation and one of the first in the world to fully legalize the sale and use of marijuana for recreational purposes.

Study says there may be no benefits to using marijuana medically

Proponents of the use of marijuana for medical reasons won't like nor agree with it, but a new study claims that using marijuana for medical reasons is of little or no value. The claim is from a University of Arizona study.
 

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