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Social Security System president denies Caja approved medicinal marijuana in Costa Rica

The president of Costa Rica’s Social Security System, María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal, on Friday denied stories by several local media outlets stating that the agency’s board of directors had approved the medicinal use of cannabis.

Caja board members on Thursday were complying with a Legislative Assembly request to evaluate the drafting of a bill that would propose the regulation of growing, processing and marketing of cannabis for medicinal use, Sáenz explained.

Sat
21
Mar

Dozens smoke pot outside N.J. Statehouse during 'Spring Smoke Out' rally for marijuana legalization

TRENTON -- With chants like "One! Two! Three! Four! Smoke, smoke, smoke some more!" a crowd of more than 100 people supporting the legalization of marijuana descended Saturday on the Statehouse in Trenton.

The "Spring Smoke Out" rally grew in intensity as it progressed through East State Street, culminating with the demonstration outside the Statehouse that included a few dozen people smoking marijuana in protest at 4:20 p.m.

"Who's ready to protest?" Ed "NJ Weedman" Forchion called out to the crowd, eliciting a chorus of cheers. "We are!"

"Who's ready to smoke? Who's ready to vote?" Forchion yelled. "We are!" the group responded, cheering louder than before.

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20
Mar

Marijuana Legalization In North Carolina: Medical Pot Bill Finds Supporters In Republican Army ...

North Carolinians are increasingly backing a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in their state, momentum that advocates say could signal a turning point for lawmakers who have tried for years to push legal pot through the Legislature, but to no avail. About 150 people showed up Thursday outside the Statehouse in Raleigh to voice their support for House Bill 78, filed in February, which would allow patients with certain chronic ailments to access medicinal marijuana. The crowd included U.S. veterans with the group North Carolina Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (N.C. RAMP), according to WRAL-TV.

Fri
20
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Study Finds Marijuana Increases Your IQ

Originally seen on Cannabis Culture| A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, examined whether marijuana lowered intelligence levels in users. The study was largely ignored by US media, while within Canada, the results seemed to depend on which newspaper headline you read.

Fri
20
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Marijuana advocates challenge Clearlake cultivation ban

Marijuana advocates have launched a legal challenge to Clearlake’s ban on cannabis cultivation.

“The Clearlake ordinance is not only extremely cruel, but it is also illegal under California law,” which legalized pot for medical use, attorney Joe Elford said.

The lawsuit is backed by Cal NORML — National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Elford said he filed the suit Thursday afternoon on behalf of all the city’s medical marijuana patients.

Fri
20
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Watch: Attorney discusses why he's representing those with marijuana convictions for free

HARTFORD - A state supreme court ruling is opening the door for those with marijuana possession convictions to have their records cleared.

Now a Hartford lawyer will help those with convictions free of charge.

Attorney Corey Brinson said there are likely thousands of people in Connecticut with convictions for possession of a small amount of pot, and many probably have no clue they’re eligible to have it expunged.

“We all make mistakes and unfortunately for some people who make mistakes, they are forever tarred and feathered and branded with a criminal conviction,” said Brinson on Thursday.

On Monday the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled unanimously that convictions prior to the 2011 decriminalization of marijuana could be overturned.

Fri
20
Mar

Georgia: Medical marijuana bill passes Senate committee

A Georgia Senate committee passed a medical marijuana bill on Thursday, but hurdles remain before it can become law.

ATLANTA -- A Georgia Senate committee passed a medical marijuana bill on Thursday, but hurdles remain before it can become law.

The bill is similar to a House bill that passed weeks ago.

Addiction specialists took turns telling the Senate committee why legalizing medical marijuana could have consequences.

Fri
20
Mar

Former Governor Gary Johnson Puts Cannabis-Unfriendly Lawmakers on Endangered Species List

Former Governor Gary Johnson, President and CEO of Cannabis Sativa, Inc. (Stock Symbol OTCQB:CBDS), compared the legal marijuana industry to a dam about to burst and warned lawmakers opposing legalization to start packing their bags.

"The smart money has been waiting for the first big brand to emerge." The former Republican governor and 2012 Libertarian Presidential candidate spoke to an estimated 750 marijuana industry representatives attending a two-day conference at the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference. "Green Rush investors have been blue in the face waiting for a front-runner, but the starter's pistol is now raised and ready to sound the biggest bang since the end of Prohibition."

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20
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Canada: Medical marijuana law goes to Supreme Court

Canada’s high court on Friday will contemplate whether it’s a constitutional right to munch cookies, brownies and oils laced with medical marijuana.

Federal regulations restrict authorized users of physician-prescribed cannabis to consuming only dried marijuana plants. Brewing pot in tea, baking it into a brownie or any form of consumption other than smoking the dried plant buds can trigger criminal trafficking and narcotics possession charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The question before the Supreme Court of Canada, in its first foray into the medical marijuana debate, is whether the Health Canada regulation violated medical marijuana users’ constitutional right to life, liberty and safety.

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