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Tue
13
Oct

"Lives Are at Stake": GOP Senator Suggests Marijuana Can Be Deadly

A U.S. senator on Thursday connected President Barack Obama’s comments on marijuana to drug overdose deaths.

Amid a lengthy speech calling for increased penalties for drug offenders, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) noted that Obama had admitted to smoking marijuana. Last year, the president said that marijuana is not more dangerous than alcohol.

“I think it needs to be said that the president should never have said smoking marijuana is like smoking cigarettes: ‘Oh, I wish I hadn’t done it,’ Sessions said on the Senate floor. “That is the kind of message people hear. Now we have states legalizing it, and they are already talking about recriminalizing it. It is a mistake. We have seen that experiment before. Lives are at stake.”

Tue
13
Oct

Colorado's monthly marijuana sales top $100 million

Marijuana sales blazed past the $100 million mark for the first time in August, the Denver Post reported over the weekend.

According to sales data from Colorado’s Department of Revenue released Friday, sales of recreational pot topped $59.2 million for the month, while medical marijuana dispensaries pulled in $41.4 million, for a combined $100.6 million — the highest monthly total since legal recreational cannabis sales began there in January 2014.

Tue
13
Oct

Florida Attorney John Morgan To Match Every Donated Dollar To Medical Marijuana Campaign ...

Last year I declared Florida attorney John Morgan to be ‘Philanthropist of the Year.’ The award seemed fitting considering how much of his own money John Morgan put up for the 2014 Florida medical marijuana campaign. The last number I heard was that he donated between 4-8 million dollars for the campaign, which was just two percentage points away from passing. John Morgan is back at it again for the 2016 cycle. He recently announced that he would donate 9 dollars to the campaign for every 1 dollar donated by someone else. You donate $10, he chips in $90. You donate $100, he throws in $900.

Tue
13
Oct

UK Cannabis debate live: MPs discuss legalising marijuana after petition draws 220000 signatures

MPs debated the legalisation of the production, sale and use of cannabis today.

It came after an online petition drew 220,000 signatures, making it the third most popular petition on Parliament's website.

The debate was led by Labour MP Paul Flynn, who explained why he thinks criminalisation of the drug has failed in an exclusive article for the Mirror.

And there were spirited speeches from Green MP Caroline Lucas and Lib Dem health spokesman Norman Lamb.

Here's a recap of how the debate unfolded.

Tue
13
Oct

National Cancer Institute Posts Benefits of Marijuana on Federal Govt. Website

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. Recently, it updated its site to posts the known benefits of marijuana. The federal government admits to the below benefits, yet will not institute national medical marijuana laws to promote the research and use of this proven medicine. Obviously, the question arises who is stopping a serious push in Congress to do what obviously needs to be done in the public’s best interest.

Benefits acknowledged by the federal government resulting from marijuana use:

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Tue
13
Oct

Australia: Federal push for medicinal marijuana

A group of federal politicians say national uniform legislation is needed so that states can amend their own laws and allow access to medicinal marijuana.

A woman whose son lost his battle with cancer earlier this year has pleaded for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to support laws to create a national framework that would pave the way for terminally ill patients and others to access medicinal marijuana.

Lucy Haslam, who has long been at the forefront of a campaign to legalise medicinal cannabis, on Monday joined a cross-party group of senators and MPs in Canberra to push for laws that would have provided her son Daniel relief from the debilitating nausea he had been suffering as a result of chemotherapy.

Tue
13
Oct

Battle is on for control of Michigan's marijuana market

Detroit Councilman George Cushingberry Jr. wants to loosen certain aspects of proposed regulations for the city's medical marijuana dispensaries.

Nearly eight years after Michigan voters overwhelmingly concluded that marijuana should be available to patients whose doctors prescribe it, state lawmakers are finally addressing some of the most egregious defects in Michigan's Medical Marihuana Act.

Tue
13
Oct

California passes first statewide medical marijuana industry regulations

Nearly 20 years after California passed medical marijuana, Gov. Brown sets statewide industry regulations

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a trio of bills into law Friday that create a system of oversight for the growth, manufacture and sale of medical marijuana in the state.

The new regulations come nearly 20 years after the state passed medical marijuana laws in 1996 – California was the first state to pass such laws.

Tue
13
Oct

Thousands of Scots call for cannabis to be legalised

CANNABIS should be legalised, according to thousands of Scots.

More than 220,000 people in the UK have signed a petition calling on the Government to legalise the drug, sparking a parliamentary debate.

And Record analysis has shown that Glasgow has the highest percentage of people in the UK supporting the move.

A total of 564 people from Glasgow Central have signed the petition. Close behind is Glasgow North, where one person in every 172 has put their name to it.

A total of 22,620 Scots are backing the petition.

Tue
13
Oct

UK: Free-thinking Brighton wants to legalise cannabis the most

Free-thinking Brighton wants to legalise cannabis more than anywhere else in Britain, Mirror Online can reveal.

Nearly 1,000 people in the Green Party's only seat backed a landmark petition which will be debated in Parliament tomorrow.

Today Labour MP Paul Flynn, who is leading the debate, says the war on drugs has failed in a piece for Mirror Online.

Meanwhile the Mirror's data unit analysed the publicly-given addresses of the 220,000 people who have signed the petition - which claims legalisation could raise £900m a year.

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