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Minnesota – Medical Marijuana Group Petitions Against Charges

  A group advocating medical marijuana is delivering a petition to the Lac qui Parle County attorney asking him to drop charges against a woman charged after giving her son cannabis oil for his pain. Minnesotans for Compassionate Care says it’s has collected nearly 9,000 signatures in support of Angela Brown, who has been charged […]

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Way Beyond Brownies: Vice Launches A Marijuana Cooking Show

“Nonna Marijuana’s Italian Feast” is the first episode of a Web series exploring pot cuisine. It features a charming 91-year-old grandmother who cooks cannabis Italian food infused with love.   Aurora Leveroni, 91, is also known as “Nonna Marijuana.”   On Sunday, my mother sent me an email: “OMG! Watch this unbelievable cooking show!” It […]

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Texas Legislature Will Consider Reducing Penalties for Marijuana Possession

Texas State Representative Joe Moody (D–El Paso) introduced a bill Monday that would reduce state penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Representative Moody announced the details of the bill at a news conference hosted by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy. He was joined by retired Texas District Court Judge John Delaney and representatives […]

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13 Years for Two Joints? Louisiana Gov. Jindal Needs to Correct Injustice With Clemency

Anthony Papa   As a former prisoner who served 12 years of a 15-to-life sentence for a nonviolent drug crime in New York, I know all too well the draconian nature of the war on drugs. I was lucky enough to be granted executive clemency in 1997. Since my release I have continued to advocate […]

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Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections In Spending Bill

Matt Ferner Congress dealt a historic blow to the United States’ decades-long war on drugs Saturday with the passage of the federal spending bill, which contains protections for medical marijuana and industrial hemp operations in states where they are legal. The spending bill includes an amendment that prohibits the Department of Justice from using funds […]

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Reservations Can Grow and Sell Marijuana

By Alyssa Terry By Alia Willson   The federal government gives the okay for tribes to grow and sell marijuana on reservations – even in states that have not legalized the drug. But tribes in the Dakotas don’t seem interested in getting a jump on it. Just this year, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council rejected […]

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Light up Lebanon! Lebanese MP says it’s time to legalize pot

  MP Walid Jumblatt has renewed calls to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana. In a tweet late-Saturday, the head of the Progressive Socialist Party wrote that the time has come to sanction pot and end the state’s prosecution of its sellers. “It is time to allow for the cultivation of marijuana, and to drop the right to […]

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California Medical Association Votes Unanimously Against Denying Organ Transplants for Medical Marijuana Patients

  December 8, 2014. The California Medical Association (CMA) voted unanimously this weekend to urge transplant clinics in the state against removing patients from organ transplant lists based on their medical marijuana status or use. The CMA House of Delegates was in San Diego this weekend for its annual meeting, and voted Saturday on Resolution […]

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The Secret History of Cannabis in Japan

Jon Mitchell Today Japan has some of the strictest anti-cannabis laws in the world. Punishment for possession is a maximum 5 years behind bars and illicit growers face 7-year sentences. Annually around 2000 people fall foul of these laws – their names splashed on the nightly news and their careers ruined forever. The same prohibition […]

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DC bans pot testing of job applicants

  Potential employers won’t be able to test applicants for marijuana in the District of Columbia until after they’ve made a conditional job offer under a bill approved by the D.C. Council.   Full Article: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/DC-bans-pot-testing-of-job-applicants-5932890.php

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