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Wed
19
Aug

UK: Illegal drug use rises among the middle aged

Drug use among young adults continues to fall but their parents buck the trend

Middle-aged parents are increasingly smoking cannabis while their children are giving up the drug, a Home Office report has revealed.

Illegal drug use has steadily increased amongst the 40 and 59 age group over the last 18 years, according to the figures.

The proportion of those people who admit having taken drugs has risen from 2.5 per cent in 1996 to 3.6 per cent.

By comparison, drug use has fallen among the young, with 17.4 per cent saying they had taken drugs in 1996 compared to 13 per cent in 2014-15.

Wed
19
Aug

Ohio, prepare for Marijuana Battle 2015

COLUMBUS – In this corner, we have pro-pot group ResponsibleOhio with about $20 million to spend on advertising, a new bus headed to 88 counties and polls that say most Ohioans are fine with legalizing at least medicinal pot.

In the other corner, we have Ohioans Against Marijuana Monopolies, a group of pediatricians, manufacturers, farmers and police officers who say legalizing marijuana would put children at risk and create an oligopoly that’s bad for Ohio business.

Let Battle of the Blunt 2015 begin.

Tue
18
Aug

California ranks third of next 11 states to legalize marijuana

USA Today partners 24/7 Wall Street are bullish on marijuana legalization in America.

Today, the outlets announced the next 11 states to legalize marijuana, based on public opinion polling, existing decriminalization, marijuana arrests, and marijuana use.

Tue
18
Aug

What's the difference between sativa and indica? The 2 strains of marijuana, explained.

Not all marijuana works in the same way. And understanding the differences between the two major strains — indica and sativa — could play a crucial role in advancing the medical uses of pot over the next few years.

Tue
18
Aug

Philippines: Addiction is wrong

THE head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines scored as “misleading” reports that the Catholic Church supports proposed legislation to legalize the medical use of marijuana.

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas clarified that the CBCP neither endorses nor objects to the proposal because regulatory schemes and administrative strategies are beyond the competence of the CBCP.

But Villegas stressed three points in the Church’s teaching to summarize the CBCP’s position on the matter.

“Addiction is wrong,” Socrates said. “Those who facilitate addiction by placing habituating drugs within easy reach commit a very serious wrong.”

Tue
18
Aug

The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

It's capable of causing serious harm to its users and those around them.

Tue
18
Aug

Adventures of a Pot Pioneer

The author of the "Cannabis Manifesto" dishes on racist drug laws, hemp jewelry, and California's weed-fueled world domination.

Tue
18
Aug

Colorado Cannabis Tours Takes Us for a Ride — and You're Invited

Thirty out-of-towners pile into a giant limousine-like bus parked outside the downtown Cheba Hut at noon on a summer Saturday. The group includes an eclectic array of visitors who range wildly in age and socioeconomic standing, and who hail from such disparate locales as Hannibal, Missouri, New York City and Argentina. They have just one thing in common: They love weed.

Tue
18
Aug

Professional video gamers to be tested for marijuana in doping crackdown

One of the world's largest esports organisations has announced the details of an anti-doping policy that is intended to curb the use of performance-enhancing drugs in competitive gaming.

As we reported in July, the Electronic Sports League (ESL) announced they would be partnering with Germany's Nationale Anti Doping Agentur (NADA) and the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) on an anti-drugs policy.

Tue
18
Aug

Residents to speak out on planned Plymouth, NH marijuana dispensary

More than 100 people packed into the town hall in Plymouth on Monday night, where the first public forum about a planned medical marijuana dispensary was held.

Sanctuary ATC, the nonprofit that would run the dispensary, gave residents details about how the facility would work and why they selected Plymouth.

Residents also had the chance to give their opinions on having medical marijuana for sale in their town.

Monday's meeting was part of a series of public meetings in towns where dispensaries and marijuana growing operations are proposed hosted by the state.

Some dispensaries have selected where they would like to operate, and residents will have a chance to say what they think.

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