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Democratic Senators Push DEA to Downgrade Marijuana Classification

Democratic Senators Push DEA to Downgrade Marijuana Classification

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-24 10:45:00

A group of Democratic lawmakers is renewing pressure on the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove marijuana from its current position on a list of the most dangerous drugs, a category that includes heroin and ecstasy.

How a Hollywood startup became Microsoft's partner in the marijuana industry

How a Hollywood startup became Microsoft's partner in the marijuana industry

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-23 09:33:00

The startup drew headlines last week after Microsoft announced it would make Kind’s Agrisoft Seed to Sale software available for sale on its cloud computing platform that services government clients – a move that marks Microsoft’s foray into the marijuana business.

Marijuana industry finds unlikely spokespeople in athletes and parents

Marijuana industry finds unlikely spokespeople in athletes and parents

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-22 10:13:00

Few industries have been able to change their narratives as drastically as legal marijuana, and it has done so with the help of two sympathetic groups: Football players with a traumatic brain disease and sick children.

Arkansas group submits 117K signatures to get medical marijuana on ballot

Arkansas group submits 117K signatures to get medical marijuana on ballot

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-21 09:55:00

Supporters of Arkansas’ medical marijuana turned in thousands of signatures Monday in an effort to put their legalization proposal on the state’s ballot this fall, and called on backers of a competing ballot measure to end their campaign.

Marijuana use remains flat among Colorado teens, survey finds

Marijuana use remains flat among Colorado teens, survey finds

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-21 09:47:00

One out of every five Colorado teens say they have used marijuana in the last month, but that rate has not increased since pot was legalized in the state and is in line with the national average, according to a new report from the state Health Department.

New Orleans softens marijuana possession laws starting this week

New Orleans softens marijuana possession laws starting this week

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-20 14:53:00

Starting Wednesday (June 22), simple possession of marijuana in New Orleans will carry far fewer consequences for repeat offenders. Police have been able since 2010 to issue a court summons to someone caught for the first time with weed. Now that option will extend to subsequent offenses.

Marijuana Legalization 2016: Libertarian Gary Johnson Explains Why He Supports Legal Pot

Marijuana Legalization 2016: Libertarian Gary Johnson Explains Why He Supports Legal Pot

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-20 09:36:00

International Business Times sat down with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's nominee for president, to hear about his stance on legalizing marijuana. Only four states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana.

Marijuana and Alzheimer's Disease

Marijuana and Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-17 09:56:00

Medical marijuana reduces the side effects of Alzheimer’s disease and provides relief to those suffering from this illness. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than five million American's are living with the disease. And it’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the country.

Microsoft scores its first-ever pot partnership

Microsoft scores its first-ever pot partnership

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-16 10:47:00

After the legalization of medical or recreational marijuana in more than 20 states, Microsoft on Thursday will announce its first-ever partnership with a software company that supports the burgeoning cannabis industry.

How one injured veteran traded opiate painkillers for medical marijuana

How one injured veteran traded opiate painkillers for medical marijuana

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-15 09:35:00

Stephen Mandile spent 10 years on a host of pills after he was injured in Iraq in 2005. Now, he uses medical marijuana to treat his pain and wants to help other vets get the same opportunity.

What needs to happen for recreational marijuana to be legalized in N.J.?

What needs to happen for recreational marijuana to be legalized in N.J.?

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-14 09:33:00

On Tuesday, a New Jersey lawmaker will hold a press conference Tuesday to discuss how a similar law might work here. Still, it's a safe bet legalization remains a long way off in the Garden State. Here's a look at what likely needs to happen for New Jersey to legalize recreational pot.

Justin Trudeau may have made the best case for legal pot ever

Justin Trudeau may have made the best case for legal pot ever

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-10 10:32:00

Speaking Wednesday at an economic conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made one of the more buttoned-down, straight-edged arguments for marijuana legalization heard in recent years.

John Kasich just legalized medical marijuana in Ohio. Now what?

John Kasich just legalized medical marijuana in Ohio. Now what?

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-09 10:38:00

Gov. John Kasich signed a plan to legalize medical marijuana into law Wednesday, making Ohio the 25th state to approve its use.

Marijuana is an issue Trump and Clinton voters agree on

Marijuana is an issue Trump and Clinton voters agree on

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-08 10:05:00

American voters are more unified over medical marijuana than gun control, immigration and taxes, yet presidential candidates keep blowing smoke. Nearly 90% of Americans — 81% of Republicans and 94% of Democrats — support the legal use of medical marijuana.

Long-Term Pot Smoking Doesn’t Seem to Harm Health

Long-Term Pot Smoking Doesn’t Seem to Harm Health

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-07 15:27:00

Using pot, even over decades, was only linked to one negative health effect in a new study. Even after years of heavy use, marijuana doesn’t seem to have much of an impact on the physical health of the body. The only bad effects pot seemed to have were on the teeth.

New Law Requires Schools to Adopt a Medical Marijuana Policy

New Law Requires Schools to Adopt a Medical Marijuana Policy

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-07 09:38:00

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law on Monday that would require school districts to adopt a policy to allow medical marijuana. The law only applies to students who have a license to use non-smoke able marijuana. Many families have found that the drug works well to stop symptoms of debilitating diseases.

Up to 12 States Could Vote on Marijuana This November -- Here They Are

Up to 12 States Could Vote on Marijuana This November -- Here They Are

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-06 09:55:00

Marijuana legalization has been growing like a weed for the past two decades, but 2016 could prove to be its most monumental year yet. Although marijuana has gained 24 state approvals for medicinal use, and four states have legalized its recreational use, we could see up to 12 separate approvals for the currently illicit drug in November.

National poll: Majority supports legalizing marijuana

National poll: Majority supports legalizing marijuana

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-06 09:46:00

A majority of American registered voters nationwide support the legalization of marijuana, according to the results of the latest Quinnipiac University poll out Monday. Slightly more than half — 54 percent — said the use of marijuana should be made legal across the country, while 41 percent said it should not.

Oregon's recreational marijuana market expands to edibles and extracts starting Thursday

Oregon's recreational marijuana market expands to edibles and extracts starting Thursday

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-03 10:14:00

Oregon's recreational marijuana market expands to edibles and extracts starting Thursday

Legalize marijuana group submits 354K signatures to state

Legalize marijuana group submits 354K signatures to state

Posted by Admin on 2016-06-03 10:10:00

A group trying to legalize marijuana in Michigan says it has submitted about 354,000 valid signatures to the state just before the deadline.