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  • Marijuana users feel MORE pain:...cannabis lowers pain tolerance...users need more painkillers [Tr]

    06/21/2018 5:35:03 PM PDT · by familyop · 120 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.
  • Canada's Full Legalization of Marijuana

    06/19/2018 7:16:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Wealth Daily ^ | June 12, 2018 | Monica Savaglia
    Canada is one step closer to full marijuana legalization. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last month, “We are very much focused on the control and legalization of marijuana, because the current system is not working.” This past Thursday marked a day in Canadian history... The Canadian Senate passed legislation that would legalize recreational use of marijuana. The Senate approved the legislation 56 to 30 in a late-night vote. This vote has cleared one of the biggest obstacles for full legalization. Now the country is on the path to permitting national use of marijuana. It’s still unclear when recreational weed...
  • 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....
  • Marijuana Kills People

    06/14/2018 7:53:46 PM PDT · by kathsua · 92 replies
    janitor's view ^ | 06/14/18 | Reasonmclucus
    When a mass shooting occurs, some people act as if the guns themselves are responsible rather than the people who use them, Other people respond with the statement: "Guns don't kill people. People do." The statement is true because guns cannot independently affect the operation of the human brain. The brain is a complex system controlled by the interaction of various chemicals. People use marijuana because it is one of the chemicals .that can affect the operation of the brain. Unfortunately, there is a dark side to marijuana. In addition to creating the sensation of feeling "high", marijuana can cause...
  • Vermont housekeepers hospitalized after mistakenly eating marijuana edibles, police say

    06/14/2018 5:59:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 113 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/14/2018 | Madeline Farber
    Two housekeepers in Vermont were hospitalized Wednesday after they unknowingly ate marijuana edibles that were left behind by guests at Shelburne Farms, police said. The housekeepers, who have not been identified, decided to taste what they believed to be be malted milk balls placed in a box labeled “salted caramel chocolates,” Shelburne police told the Burlington Free Press. Shortly after, both employees fell ill -- one of whom was so sick she was found “lying in the inn’s driveway,” the newspaper reported.
  • Marijuana May Yet Make Strangest of Bedfellows In Warren and Thomas

    06/11/2018 5:06:11 AM PDT · by moonhawk · 17 replies
    NY Sun ^ | Ira Stoll
    Senator Warren, a Democrat of Massachusetts, is in the headlines for joining with Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican who represents Colorado, to introduce the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act. That legislation would, as Warren put it in a tweet, “let states, territories, & tribes decide for themselves how best to regulate marijuana — without federal interference.” Justice Thomas is Warren’s natural ally on the issue. He wrote an emphatic dissent in the 2005 Supreme Court case Gonzalez v. Raich. Alberto Gonzalez was President George W. Bush’s attorney general, and Angel Raich is an Oakland, Calif., woman who...
  • Jeff Sessions Struggles to Get Planned Marijuana Crackdown Going

    06/10/2018 12:03:33 PM PDT · by Mariner · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 10th, 2018 | By Sadie Gurman and Natalie Andrews
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to use federal law to get tough on marijuana, announcing in January he was ending Obama-era protections for the nascent pot industry in states where it is legal. Six months into his mission, he is largely going it alone. Mr. Sessions’ own prosecutors have yet to bring federal charges against pot businesses that are abiding by state law. And fellow Republicans in Congress, with support from President Donald Trump, are promoting several bills that would protect or even expand the legal pot trade. As a result, Mr. Sessions, an unabashed drug warrior, has struggled to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Senators announce bill to protect states’ legalization of marijuana

    06/07/2018 1:44:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Sandhills Express ^ | June 7, 2018 | ABC Radio
    Sens. Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, and Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, introduced a bill Thursday intended to protect the laws of states that have legalized some form of marijuana from federal intervention. The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act would ensure that states can make and enforce their own laws pertaining to the production and distribution of marijuana as long as states comply with a few federally-mandated basic protections. Currently, 46 states and additional territories have laws permitting medical and/or recreational marijuana. Both Colorado and Massachusetts have legalized recreational marijuana. But on the federal level, the...
  • Senators propose bill letting states regulate marijuana after talks with Trump

    06/07/2018 9:39:18 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 7, 2018
    CNN Refuses to Show This Hillary Video. Click Here to Watch Health Sciences Institute Ads by Revcontent Lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday aimed at resolving the long-running tension between states that legalized medical and recreational marijuana sales and the federal government, which still deems all use a federal crime. The bill, offered by Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., comes after President Trump's April assurance to Gardner that he would support reform. Gardner told reporters at a morning press conference that "I have spoken to the president today and that certainly was part of the conversation."
  • Parents face charge after giving teen marijuana to treat alleged seizures

    06/01/2018 12:25:57 PM PDT · by Mariner · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1st, 2018 | By Alexandria Hein
    A Georgia family has been torn apart after authorities placed a 15-year-old teen in a group home following a tip from his therapist that his parents gave him marijuana in an effort to control his seizures. David Brill, whose parents Suzeanna and Matthew spent six days in jail after their arrest, allegedly suffers from near-constant seizures. The couple maintains that marijuana kept him seizure-free for 71 days, until Twiggs County sheriff’s deputies knocked on their door and told them to stop. The couple said they obliged, only for Brill’s seizures to return just hours later. “Within 14 hours of complying...
  • These Cannabis Companies Are Aggressively Hiring Professionals

    05/31/2018 1:13:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    New Cannabis Ventures ^ | May 3, 2018 | Carrie Pallardy
    With regulations trending toward medical programs and adult-use in markets across the world, the cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing businesses, which means companies are looking for top talent to support and further their growth. It can be challenging to find qualified candidates due to stigma that still exists, as well as the job security issues that come with the startup nature of many cannabis companies. Despite these obstacles, the cannabis space is filled with passionate people dedicated to building a thriving industry, and more people like them are looking to make their mark. Here are some examples...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • PTSD & Pot: Veterans making Memorial Day push for legal marijuana

    05/28/2018 11:14:22 AM PDT · by Mariner · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28th, 2018 | By Alex Diaz
    Veterans from across the country will be gathering in our nation's capital on Memorial Day this year to not only honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, but to advocate for a cause that isn't typically associated with our nation's heroes -- the legalization of marijuana. The veterans and advocates taking part in the Memorial Day Veterans Rally DC hope to change the stigma that surrounds cannabis, the preferred term for marijuana among advocates, by arguing that this alternative medicine is already helping some vets treat issues like PTSD, chronic pain and depression -- all without the use of dangerous...
  • We’re asking the wrong questions about pot

    05/27/2018 6:16:38 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 93 replies
    PoliticsDiscussion.com ^ | May 27, 2018 | Judith Grisel (prof - neuroscience, Bucknell U)
    ... The offspring of partying adolescents, specifically those who used THC, may be at increased risk for mental illness and addiction as a result of changes to the epigenome — even if those children are years away from being conceived. The epigenome is a record of molecular imprints of potent experiences, including cannabis exposure, that lead to persistent changes in gene expression and behavior, even across generations. Though the critical studies are only now beginning, many neuroscientists prophesize a social version of Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” in which we learn we’ve burdened our heirs only generations hence.
  • Black Lives Matter leader blasts Nixon for “reparations” comment [Updated]

    05/23/2018 10:43:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Times Union ^ | May 7, 2018 | Rachel Silberstein
    The leader of the New York arm of the Black Lives Matter movement is calling out New York gubernatorial candidate and actress/activist Cynthia Nixon for her comments on legalizing marijuana over the weekend, in which she said that the industry could provide a form of “reparations” for communities of color. While he supports cannabis legalization, Black Lives Matter of Greater New York president Hawk Newsome told the Times Union on Monday that candidates for office should not use words like “reparations” lightly, a topic on which there is a growing body of serious scholarship. “Cynthia Nixon’s comments that the legalization...