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Oregon Senate gives green light to medical marijuana dispensaries bill

By LAUREN GAMBINO  Associated Press   SALEM, Oregon — The state Senate has approved a bill that would legalize and license medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon. The bill passed 18-12 Wednesday. It now goes to the House, which approved an earlier version of the bill but must agree to the Senate’s changes.   Full Article: […]

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Oakland Wins: Harborside Open Another Fifteen Months — At Least

David Downs Medical cannabis in a display case at Harborside Health Center in Oakland   The feds just got dealt a major blow in their fight to seize the property of the world’s largest lawful medical cannabis dispensary, Harborside Health Center in Oakland. According to US Court records for the Northern District, Judge Maria-Elena James granted […]

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‘Cannabis Papers’ author: Time to talk about cancer and cannabis

April 2013 research published by Trends in Pharmacological Sciences supports such a thesis. The abstract for “The endocannabinoid signaling system in cancer” notes: “The endocannabinoid system, comprising lipid-derived endocannabinoids, their G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), and the enzymes for their metabolism, is emerging as a promising therapeutic target in cancer.”   Full Article: http://rockrivertimes.com/2013/07/03/%E2%80%98cannabis-papers%E2%80%99-author-time-to-talk-about-cancer-and-cannabis/

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Vermont Marijuana Decriminalization Law Goes Into Effect

The Huffington Post  |  By Nick Wing   Starting Monday, Vermonters will not be arrested for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana. The decriminalization law, signed by Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) last month, will remove criminal penalties on small amounts of cannabis and replace them with civil fines.   Full Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/01/vermont-marijuana-decriminalization_n_3529294.html

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Hemp in Wisconsin; a perfect climate and soil for growing marijuana

by Joseph S. Diedrich Photo: wikimedia   Wisconsin has a rich history in hemp cultivation. The state’s soil and climate are ideal for the growth of the crop. Unfortunately, due to federal regulation, hemp cannot be grown in the state, or in any other state. Hemp was first planted in Wisconsin in 1908. Over the next […]

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Officer gets OK to lobby for pro-marijuana group

The Associated Press   St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson has reversed course and will allow a veteran officer to moonlight as a lobbyist for a pro-marijuana organization.   Full Article: http://www.abc17news.com/missouri-news/Officer-gets-OK-to-lobby-for-pro-marijuana-group/-/18421156/20821738/-/7yvfjl/-/index.html

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A predictor of marijuana use? Higher education

Jake Ellison A young, well educated lawyer named Andreas smokes a marijuana joint at an outdoor cafe in 2001 in Berlin, Germany.   In a large national study of drug use in Ireland and Northern Ireland, researchers for the state found many of the patterns of marijuana use that we’ve come to expect: More men than women […]

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Cannabidiol reduces cigarette consumption in tobacco smokers: Preliminary findings.

Morgan CJ, Das RK, Joye A, Curran HV, Kamboj SK. Abstract The role of the endocannabinoid system in nicotine addiction is being increasingly acknowledged. We conducted a pilot, randomised double blind placebo controlled study set out to assess the impact of the ad-hoc use of cannabidiol (CBD) in smokers who wished to stop smoking. 24 smokers were randomised to […]

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Hemp flag to fly over US Capitol on July 4

Fox News Latino   An American flag made of industrial hemp will fly over the U.S. Capitol on Independence Day. Democratic Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado announced Wednesday that his request for the hemp-made flag was granted. Full Article: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/07/03/hemp-flag-to-fly-over-us-capitol-on-july-4/

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Poll: War on marijuana not worth the cost

BY WALTER BROOKS   The war on pot is a bust Suffolk University Poll: 67% say pot enforcement costs more than it is worth A Suffolk University’s poll taken June 24 included more than just questions about Markey and Gomez. There was also a question about the drug war, and specifically the war on marijuana.. This […]

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