Why Does the New York State Department of Health Want to Legalize Weed?

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Why Does the New York State Department of Health Want to Legalize Weed? | Phillip Smith

Acknowledging that his previous opposition to marijuana legalization was being undercut by popular opinion and the spread of legalization in nearby states such as Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in January called for an assessment of the possible impact of legalizing the herb in the state. The state Health Department […]

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Trump Cuts the Legs Out from Under Sessions’ War on Weed

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Trump Cuts the Legs Out from Under Sessions’ War on Weed | Phillip Smith

President Trump last week signaled a dramatic turnaround in administration marijuana policy, telling Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner that the Justice Department would not go after state-legal marijuana in Colorado and that he would support moves to address the contradiction between legal marijuana states and federal pot prohibition. That puts Trump in line with his […]

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Chuck Schumer is Ready to Legalize Weed

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Chuck Schumer is Ready to Legalize Weed | Phillip Smith

The Senate’s highest-ranking Democrat is letting his freak flag fly. In a Thursday night interview with VICE News, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced he is crafting legislation that would result in the effective end of federal marijuana prohibition. Schumer has previously supported medical marijuana and allowing states the right to experiment with legalization, but this […]

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Five Reasons Trump Needs to Think Twice Before Waging War on Weed

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Five Reasons Trump Needs to Think Twice Before Waging War on Weed | Phillip Smith

White House press secretary Sean Spicer‘s comment last week that we “will see greater enforcement” of federal marijuana prohibition has set off tremors in the pot industry, but it should be setting off warning bells at the White House itself. Any move against marijuana would be politically fraught, economically foolish, and counter to some of […]

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North Americans Spend Almost as Much on Weed as They Do on Wine

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North Americans Spend Almost as Much on Weed as They Do on Wine | Phillip Smith

Move over, Napa Valley, there’s a new kid on the block. When it comes to spending on mind-altering substances, Americans and Canadians are shelling out just about as much for marijuana as they do for wine. In its executive summary of a yet-to-be-released report, Arcview Marijuana Research pegs the size of the North American marijuana […]

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Can cannabis gelato change Italy's attitude to weed?

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Can cannabis gelato change Italy's attitude to weed?
The gelato is made with shelled hemp seeds, which De Michelis says contain minimal and legal traces of tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in Cannabis. Surprisingly, De Michelis says the shop's weed-infused range of treats, which includes …
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Cannabis use linked to worse treatment outcomes for psychosis patients
Patients experiencing a first episode of psychosis may endure worse treatment outcomes if they use cannabis, say researchers, after finding that such patients are 50% more likely to be admitted to the hospital after initial treatment than non-users of …
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Bob Marley-Branded Marijuana Adds to Growing Weed Market

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Bob Marley-Branded Marijuana Adds to Growing Weed Market
Backed by Privateer Holdings, a Seattle-based private equity firm focused on the cannabis indsutry, the Marley Natural brand is clearly designed to appeal to a wider customer base than college kids with a Bob Marley "Legend" poster on their dorm room wall.
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Marijuana Legalization: Elizabeth Warren Wants CDC To Study How Legal Weed

Marijuana Legalization: Elizabeth Warren Wants CDC To Study How Legal Weed
As reported by the Washington Post, the Massachusetts lawmaker wrote a letter to Tom Friedan, the head of the CDC, requesting the agency to examine how both recreational and medical marijuana legalization would affect the number of opioid overdose …
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Vermont Governor's Statement On Senate Committee Passage Of Marijuana
vermont marijuana decriminalization There are half a dozen states that have a shot at legalizing recreational marijuana via citizen initiative in 2016 in my opinion – California, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, Maine, and Massachusetts. There are also …
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Marijuana, Cannabis, Ganja, Weed, Grass, Pot, Reefer, or Maryjane: What's In a

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Marijuana, Cannabis, Ganja, Weed, Grass, Pot, Reefer, or Maryjane: What's In a
Some who are new to the issue, when they first discover the racist under-pinning's of both marijuana prohibition, and the word “marijuana” itself, naively think if we could just stop using the word “marijuana,” and instead use “cannabis” or some other …
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Three jailed after police uncover "commerical scale" cannabis operation across
A gang of cannabis growers who set up five different farms in Liverpool and Wirral were sentenced today. Three of the men were jailed for a total of six years and eight months at Liverpool Crown Court while two people were given suspended sentences for …
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Boxed cannabis lands man in jail
Torto, who used to run a supermarket in Smith St and has worked as a paralegal, purchased almost 4½kg – 10lbs – of cannabis in Melbourne in October, 2014. He packed it into 1lb packages, which he layered in heat-sealed plastic bags to eliminate odour …
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