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President Obama Must Act on Marijuana Reform

Expanding legal access to cannabis would help veterans with PTSD and many other vulnerable populations. Because the next president may not do it, it’s a change that should be made now.

Posted on May 24, 2016 READ MORE


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Frequent Marijuana Use Raises Risk of Psychotic Disorders in Vulnerable People

The potential for marijauana to cause lasting damage to the mental health of some users, especially the young, is serious enough to warrant global public health campaigns, international drug experts say.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 READ MORE



Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules That Smoking Pot Is a Fundamental Human Right

The motion represents a sharp challenge to the country’s strict drug laws, adding the court’s weight to the growing debate in Latin America over the costs and consequences of the war on drugs.

Posted on Nov 6, 2015 READ MORE



The Marijuana Economy Comes Out of the Shadows

Since Colorado voters legalized marijuana in 2012, more states and cities have been considering a similar path. At the same time, the cannabis market is looking less like a music festival and more like a Silicon Valley confab—upscale, data-driven and focused on investors.

Posted on May 15, 2015 READ MORE



99 Years in Jail for a Marijuana Bake Sale? (Video)

Jacob Lavoro, 19, could see just under a century behind bars for baking and selling pot brownies.

Posted on Jun 21, 2014 READ MORE



We Still Don’t Really Know How Effective Medical Marijuana Is

A review of evidence conducted by the American Academy of Neurology found that marijuana has no proven benefit for any neurological disorder besides multiple sclerosis, and that it has significant adverse effects.

Posted on May 2, 2014 READ MORE



Where ‘Canabusiness’ Goes, Wall Street’s Sure to Follow

Wall Street’s fat cats will be just fine with Americans rolling fat joints en masse once the other 48 states go the way of Colorado and Washington on the marijuana legalization issue. Sure enough, as Capital New York’s Joanna Molloy put it, “Marijuana is going corporate.”

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 READ MORE



Glenn Greenwald’s Partner Accused of ‘Terrorism’

British authorities suspect David Miranda of a terrorist act because they say he carried documents from whistle-blower Edward Snowden; Obamacare is merely feeding Wall Street more of Americans’ money; meanwhile, President Obama has cracked down on pot. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 READ MORE



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Young Stoners Run Risk of Lower IQ

People who were diagnosed with cannabis dependence during their teenage and early adult years exhibited declines in IQ scores by their late 30s, according to researchers at Duke University.

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 READ MORE


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