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Anchorage Opens the Door to Cannabis Cafés

Jacob Sullum   Beginning on February 24, thanks to a ballot initiative approved last November, Alaskans 21 and older will no longer face criminal penalties for marijuana possession (up to an ounce), sharing (ditto), or cultivation (up to six plants, half of them mature). Lest the streets be filled with happy tokers celebrating their new […]

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Green Genes

WM. WILLARD GREENE IMAGE: Daniel Cole   In the winding curves south of I-405, across the street from the Oregon Health & Science University Integrity Office, the history of marijuana is being mapped. For 10,000 years, humans have carried this plant everywhere, but we still know astonishingly little about it. For the first time, its […]

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Grow Their Own! California Tribe Will Grow Medical Marijuana on Tribal

Associated Press The Pinoleville Pomo Nation in California plans to grow and manufacture medical marijuana. The Pinoleville Pomo Nation in northern California’s Mendocino County is set to be the first tribe to grow and manufacture medical marijuana on tribal land. The tribe has inked a deal to develop an indoors grow facility on its rancheria […]

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World’s Biggest Cannabis Museum Opens in Barcelona

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso   Unlike in the Netherlands, cannabis consumption hasn’t been legalized in Spain, but from Friday onwards Barcelona will boast the biggest museum in the world devoted to marijuana’s various uses and properties, El Periodico reports. The museum is the brain-child of Dutch entrepreneur Ben Dronkers, founder of Amsterdam’s Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum and […]

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Two Texas Republicans Have a Crappy Plan to Sorta, Not Really Legalize Medical Marijuana

By Stephen Young Cannabis Oil   CBD is among the treatments prescribed for Alexis Bortell, a Rowlett 9-year-old who’s become a poster child for medical marijuana reform in Texas. Two Colorado doctors who evaluated Bortell told her family that marijuana was the best remedy for her epileptic seizures. She was given a Colorado “red card” […]

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Judge Francis Young rules marijuana is safe, 1988, DEA, USA

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration _______________________________________ ) In The Matter Of ) ) Docket No. 86-22 MARIJUANA RESCHEDULING PETITION ) _______________________________________) OPINION AND RECOMMENDED RULING, FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND DECISION OF Administrative LAW JUDGE. FRANCIS L. YOUNG, Administrative Law Judge DATED: SEP 6 1988 FRANCIS L. YOUNG, Administrative Law […]

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Colorado to federal government: Let our colleges grow pot for research

BY ANDREW MACH   Colorado colleges may soon begin growing their own weed — that is, if a group of state officials have their way. In a letter sent to federal health and education officials last month, the state’s attorney general’s office asked for permission for Colorado’s colleges and universities to “obtain marijuana from non-federal government […]

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Federal Judge Weighing Constitutionality of Marijuana’s Classification

By Associated Press   A federal judge in California is weighing the constitutionality of a 45-year-old act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug along with LSD, cocaine and heroin. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller in Sacramento held a five-day fact-finding hearing on the classification question late last year, and final arguments are scheduled […]

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Jamaica approves legal marijuana bill

by Oscar Pascual (Nine Mile, Jamaica)   Jamaica just took a long-awaited step towards legalizing marijuana with the approval of a new drug law bill. According to an AP report, the Jamaican cabinet’s Justice Minister Mark Golding announced on Wednesday that they are expected to introduce legislation in the Senate later this week. The bill […]

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Major California newspapers evolve on marijuana

by David Downs (By Michael Macor, for SF Chronicle) California newspapers have been leveled over the last 15 years by their lack of foresight and innovation with regard to the rise of digital media. Their thought-leadership regarding drug policy has been equally lacking. Down but not out, The Los Angeles Times andSan Francisco Chronicle show […]

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