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Tue
12
May

Gillibrand presses for medical marijuana bill

As parents of disabled and deceased children told heart-wrenching stories Monday morning, Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand had to stop and compose herself.

The emotional pain the families of brain-impaired children recounted would not be necessary, she told a news conference at the Dent Neurological Institute in Amherst, if medical marijuana were available like other regular prescription drugs. But because the federal government still looks upon the substance as a harmful and illegal drug akin to heroin and LSD – even where it’s legal – she said more children with neurological disorders will continue struggling with damaging daily seizures.

Tue
12
May

Poll: Should students be allowed to use medical marijuana in school?

Parents of NJ medical marijuana teen battle her school

The Larc School in Belmawr, where Genny Barbour attends school, and the Maple Shade school district where she ilives have denied her parents request to allow her to consume marijuana oil on campus. She has a severe form of epilepsy. (John Munson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

TRENTON — The parents of a 16-year-old girl with epilepsy and autism are suing for her right to consume homemade cannabis oil at school because it has shown to control her seizures.

Tue
12
May

Fed Propose 50% Marijuana Tax---As A Tax Cut

Should marijuana businesses pay tax on gross profits or net profits? It sounds like a silly question. After all, virtually every business in every country pays tax on net profits, after expenses. But the topsy-turvy rules for marijuana seem to defy logic. And taxes are clearly a big topic these days.

Mon
11
May

How Our War on Drugs Undermines Mexico

The continued dominance of multi-billion dollar Mexican drug cartels is linked to aggressive drug policies of the U.S. in the 1960s and '70s

 

This post is in partnership with theHistory News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was originally published atHNN.

Mon
11
May

Antigua: ABLP to permit use of small quantities of herb

The Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party administration will be setting up a commission to oversee the process of decriminalising the possession of small quantities of marijuana.

The announcement came from spokesperson Lionel “Max “Hurst, during a press briefing following a Cabinet meeting.

Social of Transformation Minister Samantha Marshall will chair the five-member body, which is to be comprised of members of both the ruling and opposition parties.

Mon
11
May

Revised ganja law fundamental and far reaching — Bunting

NATIONAL Security Minister, says amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act, resulting in decriminalisation of specified quantities of ganja, are "most fundamental and far-reaching".

Bunting underscored this point while addressing a community meeting in Orange Hill, Western Westmoreland on May 8, to discuss the provisions of the new ganja legislation.

He noted that for "decades", the possession of small quantities of ganja has caused "friction" between the police and residents.

"Communities saw young men who they did not regard as criminals being arrested, fined, and sometimes sentenced for possession of ganja. It gave them criminal records ... eventually limiting their life chances," he noted.

Mon
11
May

Marijuana Melee: Nebraska And Oklahoma v. Colorado

In December of last year, Nebraska and Oklahoma (the “NO States”) filed suit against Colorado in the United States Supreme Court, seeking to invalidate Colorado’s recreational cannabis laws. Last week, the Supreme Court invited the Obama Administration to weigh in with its position on the lawsuit.

Mon
11
May

North Africa: Alarming Rise of Moroccan Cannabis in the Maghreb Region

Shaheed Elhafed — The drug seizures in the region countries have reached alarming proportions in recent months, according to press sources of the countries affected by the cannabis trafficking.

"The plague is gaining ground and taking dangerous proportions," said the press highlighting that "inquisitors investigations were often revealing and the discoveries confirm the transformations in the matter" in reference to changes in the methods used by traffickers to route their poison.

 

Mon
11
May

9-Year-Old Brings Marijuana To School, Mother And Step-Dad Arrested

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -

A mother and step-dad are now behind bars after the woman's 9-year-old son brought marijuana to school.

Friday afternoon, Sioux Falls Police were called to Hawthorne Elementary School, located on N. Spring Ave. for a drug-related report.

Police say a nine-year-old male student brought a small bag of marijuana to school and showed it to other students.

Officer Sam Clemens says further investigation led police to the child's home, located on the 800 block of N. Duluth Ave. where they served a search warrant.

Inside the home, police say they found meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Police arrested the child’s mother, 31-year-old Nicole Marie Roach at the scene.

Mon
11
May

World's Largest Women's Marijuana Organization Celebrates 10th Anniversary and Announces ...

Moms for Marijuana International (MFMI), founded by Serra Frank in 2005 whose vision was adopted by Executive Director Cheryl Shuman in 2014, recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary on April 20th, 2015.

In conjunction with the anniversary celebration, MFMI is proud to announce the launch of a marijuana mentorship program and ongoing series of industry networking events in partnership with Cheryl Shuman Inc., a public relations, media, product branding and business development firm.

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