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  • Lawmakers worry about rise in drugged driving

    07/11/2018 8:16:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Jasper Goodman
    Lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the dangers of drug-impaired driving. There is growing concern in Congress over the issue as data from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility finds that accidents from drugged driving have been on the rise over the last 10 years.A recent report showed that 44 percent of fatally injured drivers tested positive for drugs in 2016. That number is up from 2006, when just 28-percent of fatally injured drivers were drug-positive. But lawmakers also pressed for more information about the problem....
  • Dogs are turning to weed to cope with fireworks

    07/05/2018 6:59:04 AM PDT · by Twotone · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 3, 2018 | Lauren Steussy
    The Fourth of July is good fun for fireworks-loving humans. But for Stella, a 5-year-old pit bull mix, it feels like the end of the world. Stella finds the noise of the fireworks so terrifying that “she pretty much spends the whole week in the bathtub,” her owner, Vlad, who declined to share his last name, tells The Post. So this year, the Bushwick resident is trying a natural chill pill for his pup: CBD-infused dog treats. “We bought them out of desperation, really,” he says. His girlfriend ordered the chicken-flavored treats, which contain a calming, non-psychoactive hemp extract, from...
  • Holy smoke: Jesus used cannabis oil to perform 'miracles' [?]

    07/02/2018 8:05:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 89 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | By Tom Fish
    JESUS used cannabis and was an early champion of its medicinal properties, a growing consensus of experts agree. And acceptance of this theory could help promote the controversial drug’s use in treating a range of illnesses. Cannabis historian, author and journalist David Bienenstock is one who believes cannabis oil even explains the “miracles” attributed to Jesus. Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, he said: “Historical records show that cannabis was widely available at the time – they would’ve known how to grow it and exploit its medicinal properties. “There is nothing different in the efficacious cannabis oil used today that...
  • Pot Or Guns: Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Users Prohibited From Gun Ownership

    06/28/2018 3:25:58 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 59 replies
    http://m.newson6.com ^ | Ashley Holden, News on 6 Jun 27, 2018 4:17PM CDT
    **** Warning **** Website has font big enough to read from mars The legalization of medical marijuana comes with a big issue for Oklahoma's gun owners. If you want to get medical marijuana, you can't own or buy a gun. Federal law prohibits any person who is an "unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance" from possessing firearms or ammunition. The law covers everything from owning, shipping, transporting or receiving any firearms or ammunition. There are no exceptions in the law for medical marijuana users. Some gun shop owners we talked to are a little concerned. 6/27/2018 Related...
  • Marijuana addiction is real, and rising

    06/24/2018 11:51:48 AM PDT · by Mariner · 90 replies
    Washington Post via SF Chronicle ^ | June 24th, 2018 | Christine Vestal, The Washington Post
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - For as long as most residents can remember, smoking marijuana has been a part of life here. The fact that California legalized the practice in January went practically unnoticed in this quiet town a half-hour's drive north of San Francisco, where some say the normalization of America's marijuana culture got its start. For Quintin Pohl and other teenagers before him, smoking pot was a rite of passage. It was a diversion from the loneliness he felt at home when his parents were splitting up and a salve for middle-school angst. It was his entire social life...
  • What should marijuana opponents do when their cause fails? A lesson from Prohibition

    06/23/2018 2:47:03 PM PDT · by Mariner · 189 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 23rd, 2018 | Stephanie Schorow
    Some day soon, even as sweet, skunky smoke drifts in from the streets outside, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other staunch opponents of marijuana may draw inspiration from a true believer named Morris Sheppard. After the repeal of national Prohibition in 1933 and until his death in 1941, the Texas senator embraced a yearly custom. A progressive Democrat often considered “the father of Prohibition,” Sheppard would rise on the Senate floor to rail against alcohol and call for a repeal of Repeal. “It was a ritual,” Daniel Okrent, author of the 2010 book “Last Call: The Rise and Fall...
  • Marijuana users feel MORE pain:...cannabis lowers pain tolerance...users need more painkillers [Tr]

    06/21/2018 5:35:03 PM PDT · by familyop · 140 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 21, 2018 | ALEXANDRA THOMPSON, HEALTH REPORTER
    The drug, which is legal for medical use in the majority of US states, is mainly prescribed to ease pain. But this new research conducted in Colorado - which was the first state to legalize - suggests that short-term pain relief could weaken the body's resilience to pain over time. The researchers, from the Swedish Medical Center, Colorado, analyzed around 260 people who were involved in minor vehicle accidents and admitted to trauma centers. Of these, 54 tested positive for recent marijuana use while 16 claimed they used the drug more or less every day.
  • Canada legalises recreational marijuana

    06/19/2018 4:47:38 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 76 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20th June 2018 | BBC News
    Canada has passed a landmark law that legalises the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold. Canadians will be able to buy and consume the drug legally as early as this September. The country is the first in the G7 to legalise the drug's recreational use.
  • Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization

    06/17/2018 10:35:45 AM PDT · by Mariner · 169 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 16th, 2018 | Tom Angell
    Delegates at the Republican Party of Texas convention on Saturday voted to approve platform planks endorsing marijuana decriminalization, medical cannabis and industrial hemp. They are also calling for a change in cannabis's classification by the federal government. "We support a change in the law to make it a civil, and not a criminal, offense for legal adults only to possess one ounce or less of marijuana for personal use, punishable by a fine of up to $100, but without jail time," reads one of the party's new positions. "Congress should remove cannabis from the list of Schedule 1," says another....
  • Diners accused of smoking weed, walking out on $420 restaurant bill

    06/09/2018 7:50:55 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 39 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6/7/18 | By Alexandra Deabler, Fox News
    Diners accused of smoking weed, walking out on $420 restaurant bill Police are looking for a group of more than a dozen diners who allegedly tried to smoke marijuana inside a restaurant before causing a scene and walking out on the $420 bill. The incident happened Sunday night at Frida’s Mexican Restaurante in Memphis, Tennessee, WREG reported. The group of 16 came in at 10:30 pm, a half an hour before closing. “They came in at the last minute,” Frida’s manager Jesse Gonzalez told WREG. “We didn’t think anything of it.” According to Gonzalez, the group ordered some of the...
  • Minneapolis Police To Halt Marijuana Sting Arrests

    06/08/2018 4:42:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    minnesota.cbslocal.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Bill Hudson
    From January to May, undercover officers made over 100 arrests, including 47 for felony sale of marijuana. “If you sell one gram of marijuana, it’s a felony drug sale,” said Hennepin County chief public defender Mary Moriarty. She says 46 of the 47 people charged in the crackdown were black. Many of them were also poor and homeless, dealing a gram or two just to get by. “Do they deserve to get felony drug charges simply because they are less fortunate than say kids on college campuses,” Moriarty said. Facing criticism over the arrest numbers, Minneapolis’ Police Chief Medaria Arradondo...
  • Trump says he is likely to support ending federal ban on marijuana

    06/08/2018 10:10:32 AM PDT · by Mariner · 342 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 8th, 2018 | By Evan Halper
    President Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a major step that would reshape the pot industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown. Trump’s remarks put him sharply at odds with Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on the issue. The bill in question, pushed by a bipartisan coalition, would allow states to go forward with legalization unencumbered by threats of federal prosecution. Trump made his comments to a gaggle of reporters Friday morning just before he boarded a helicopter on his way to the G-7 summit in Canada. His...
  • Canada Senate to Vote on Marijuana Legalization

    06/07/2018 5:29:39 PM PDT · by OneVike · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 6/7/18 | Tala Salem
    The Senate vote on Bill C-45, commonly known as the Cannabis Act, was expected Thursday evening, ahead of a G7 summit of the leaders of the world's seven largest economies that was scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Charlevoix, Quebec. The legislation would legalize access to cannabis while controlling and regulating how it is grown, distributed and sold. Canadian regulators suggest that, if passed and signed into law, sales are likely to commence 10 to 12 weeks post-legalization. Under the legislation, adults would be permitted to purchase up to 30 grams from distributors that have been licensed by the federal...
  • More Drivers Killed Under the Influence of Drugs Than Alcohol

    05/31/2018 11:08:58 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 69 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 05/31/18 | Alexa Lardieri
    Some 22.3 percent of fatally injured motorists who were tested for drugs tested positive for marijuana in 2016, a figure that researchers say has "increased substantially" in recent years as states have legalized the drug for recreational or medicinal use, according to a new report. The finding, in a study released Thursday by the Governors Highway Safety Association, was one of several regarding the growing prevalence of drugs in vehicle fatalities. The report also found that 44 percent of drivers killed in automobile accidents in 2016 who were tested for drugs tested positive for one or more substances – a...
  • Jet Bound For LAX Makes Emergency Landing After Passenger Tries To Smoke Pot

    05/30/2018 10:26:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 05/30/2018
    The plane landed safely at San Jose Mineta International Airport, about 50 miles south of San Francisco. The airline says the passenger accused of smoking was turned over to law enforcement. The remaining 32 passengers were placed on other aircraft to continue their trips. Passengers reported smelling smoke, and one said he smelled marijuana. “It looked like that someone needed to smoke a joint on a plane, and he went into the bathroom, smoked his blunt, and set off the fire alarm,” passenger Jonathan Burkes said.
  • Illegal pot grows spread deadly pesticides, other hazards, despite change in law

    05/29/2018 7:03:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 52 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 29, 2018 | Peter Fimrite
    The legalization of cannabis in California has done almost nothing to halt illegal marijuana growing by Mexican drug cartels, which are laying bare large swaths of national forest in California, poisoning wildlife, and siphoning precious water out of creeks and rivers, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said Tuesday.
  • Police say pot to blame in deadly Fremont car crash

    05/16/2018 6:15:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Los Angeles ^ | May 16, 2018 | 10:00 AM | Brittny Mejia
    A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana Tuesday night after a multicar crash killed three in Fremont. The collision, which involved five vehicles, occurred around 9:30 p.m. on the northbound I-880 near Stevenson Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. Three people were killed when they were ejected from an Escalade — a woman, a teen and a child. Five other people, four of whom are juveniles, were injured in the crash. … Similar to other states that have legalized pot, California now relies on drug recognition experts — police officers trained during...
  • Poll: Support for legal marijuana hits all-time high

    04/26/2018 9:37:15 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/26/18 | Max Greenwood
    Nearly two-thirds of U.S. voters back legalizing marijuana, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Support for legalization hit 63 percent in the survey — the highest level of support recorded by a Quinnipiac poll. A third of American voters still oppose legalization, the poll found. Support for medical marijuana is even higher, at 93 percent. Only about 5 percent of respondents opposed it. The poll also found little support for Attorney General Jeff Sessions's decision earlier this year to rescind an Obama-era policy that paved the way for individual states to legalize marijuana without federal interference. Seventy percent...
  • Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana could save many addicted to opioids

    04/24/2018 4:07:27 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 113 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 24 April 2018 | Dr. Sanjay Gupta
    Dear Honorable Jeff Sessions, I feel obligated to share the results of my five-year-long investigation into the medical benefits of the cannabis plant. Before I started this worldwide, in-depth investigation, I was not particularly impressed by the results of medical marijuana research, but a few years later, as I started to dedicate time with patients and scientists in various countries, I came to a different conclusion. Not only can cannabis work for a variety of conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and pain, sometimes, it is the only thing that works. I changed my mind, and I am certain you...
  • GUEST COLUMN: Gov. Hickenlooper wrong on impact of legal pot

    04/24/2018 5:43:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | April 23, 2018 | Peter Droege
    The governor of Colorado does our nation a grave disservice by misleading the public about the impact of marijuana on his state in the April 9 interview in Rolling Stone magazine. Neither the governor's statements, nor the smoke rising from 4/20 events, can hide the fact that drug use and addiction, especially among youths, are a growing public health concern in communities across Colorado and the nation. ... According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Colorado is a national leader among 12-17-year-olds in: (1) Last year marijuana use; (2) Last month marijuana use; and (3) The...