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Wed
13
May

Retired Cop: I Never Encountered A Person 'Acting Out Under The Influence Of Marijuana'

 

A pro-marijuana ad debuting in Texas on Tuesday showcases a retired police officer who says the state should take a more "sensible" approach to marijuana policies because the drug causes far fewer problems than alcohol.

"I know of no instance in my entire career where someone was acting out under the influence of marijuana," says Russell Jones in the ad supporting a Texas House bill that would decriminalize marijuana, reducing the penalty for possessing less than an ounce to a maximum civil fine of $250. Current state law allows maximum penalties of six months in jail and a $2,000 fine for possessing less than two ounces.

Wed
13
May

Marijuana debate exclusive: What would you be voting on?

COLUMBUS – If their proposal gets on the November ballot, and is approved by voters, ten people or investment groups will basically own the exclusive right to grow marijuana for legal sale in Ohio.

As their campaign, under the one-word name “ResponsibleOhio”, has gained traction, the people behind those investments (roughly $2 million apiece) have largely stayed behind-the-scenes, until now.

Wed
13
May

Pot's Dark Side: Delusions, Psychotic Symptoms

Smoking marijuana can lead to more than a euphoric high, and has been linked to long-lasting delusions, mouth swelling and several other surprising effects, according to a new review of research on the recreational use of the drug.

"All recreational users should be aware of potential undesired acute cannabinoid effects," or the effects of being high on pot, study author Dr. Eva Hoch, of the department of addictive behavior and addiction medicine at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, told Live Science. The type and severity of these effects depend on many factors, such as the composition of the cannabis, how often someone uses marijuana, the user's disposition and how much they smoke, Hoch said.

Tue
12
May

Australians take more drugs than Britons on average, but less likely to have drinking problems

More Australians are taking illicit drugs than are Britons on average, but people in Britain are still smoking tobacco and abusing alcohol in higher numbers, a University of Adelaide report has found.

And while Australians were more likely to drink alcohol, they were less likely to have a drinking problem than Americans or Britons, the research based on global data found.

About 3.7 per cent of Australians were considered to have an alcohol use disorder, compared with 12.1 per cent in the United Kingdom and 7.8 per cent in the United States.

When it came to illicit drugs such as cannabis, ecstasy and opioid-type drugs (medications such as codeine and morphine), however, a higher percentage of Australians indulged.

Tue
12
May

Marijuana: Is It Really Doping?

The question remains; does pot offer an unfair advantage to those who choose to consume it?

Thanks to a few certain sports in particular - and some high-profile protagonists (you know who they are) - we often hear about the effects of performance enhancing drugs in sport. Most people accept that these substances (there are too many to mention here) are illegal and therefore have no place in competitive sport. But what about the widely used, and at times over-hyped case of marijuana? The question is this; does pot offer an unfair advantage to those who choose to consume it?

Tue
12
May

Another record month for Colorado rec pot sales

For the third consecutive month, recreational marijuana sales in Colorado reached record highs in March 2015, according to new Department of Revenue data.

More than $42.7 million of recreational cannabis was sold in Colorado pot shops in March, the most recent data available from the state. Those sales totals crushed previous records set in February ($39.1 million) and January ($36.4 million) 2015.

Tue
12
May

Marijuana Biz to Generate $8 Billion in Sales in Three Years, Study Predicts

Master P and Silkk The Shocker aren't the only ones looking for weed to make money anymore.

Marijuana is legal for adult use in two states and available to medical patients in almost half the country, and legal sales generated over $2 billion in 2014. But a regulated pot industry could unltimately generate $45 billion annually if marijuana is legalized nationally, according to an industry study published earlier this month.

Tue
12
May

Kickstart this: GrassRoots: The Cannabis Revolution

GrassRoots: The Cannabis Revolution, is a feature-length documentary exploring the medicinal use of cannabis, the patients involved & the campaign to change UK law. With unrestricted access to activists/medical cannabis patients, we lift the lid on the people within the UK movement. A subculture of politically driven people who feel they are forced to break the law getting access to the medication needed to treat their varying conditions.

Over the course of 3 years we explore their lives and why they campaign for change. As well as discussing the beneficial properties of cannabis, investigating the UK’s drug laws, and challenging cannabis stigma.

Tue
12
May

Paris protesters call on France to legalize recreational marijuana use

People demand the legalisation of marijuana, on May 9, 2015 in Paris, France (AFP Photo/Kenzo Tribouillard)

Sporting T-shirts and caps printed with marijuana leaves and with joints hanging from their lips, hundreds of people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday as part of a world march calling for the legalisation of cannabis.

Crowds of protesters, many dressed in Jamaican colours, made their way through the streets of the French capital from the Place de la Republique to Bastille calling for the legalisation of recreational marijuana use.

“What do we want? Legalisation,” chanted the crowd, wreathed in clouds of hashish smoke and gathered behind a banner reading “Another drug policy is possible” and placards calling for “Ganga for all”.

Tue
12
May

The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal

As the US debates drug policy reforms and marijuana legalization, there's one aspect of the war on drugs that remains perplexingly contradictory: some of the most dangerous drugs in the US are legal.

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