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State Lawmakers Want Feds To Respect Their Marijuana Laws

State lawmakers agree: The federal government should not interfere with states that set their own marijuana laws.

The National Conference of State Legislatures, a nongovernment organization composed of state lawmakers and their staffs, passed a resolution Thursday urging the federal government to amend the Controlled Substances Act and other federal laws "to explicitly allow states to set their own marijuana and hemp policies without federal interference" and to refrain from undermining state marijuana and hemp laws.

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06
Aug

Alcohol wholesalers pushing for recreational marijuana initiative

Alcohol wholesalers play a crucial role in providing the Las Vegas economy with an important lubricant — and they have the political clout to match.

Now, many of those same companies are angling for a piece of what could be Nevada’s next big vice — recreational marijuana.

The 2016 ballot will feature a measure that would fully legalize marijuana. If passed, Nevada would join Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon in allowing recreational pot.

Thu
06
Aug

The DOJ 'Intended To Discourage' A Historic Medical Marijuana Bill

An internal Department of Justice memo leaked this week reveals that in the days leading up to last year's historic passage of a federal medical marijuana protections measure, the DOJ passed around "informal talking points" to members of Congress that were "intended to discourage passage" of the statute due to concerns about overreach -- concerns that would later turn out to be incorrect.

Thu
06
Aug

Ever Wondered What Happens To Your Body After Smoking Marijuana

Marijuana is quickly becoming the world’s most popular drug and in the UK alone nearly 14 million people have tried the substance, according to recent research. The use of cannabis continues to grow as more studies have revealed the health benefits from its consumption. In Britain it has become the most used illegal drug with nearly 93% of drug users admitting to having tried it.

But what actually happens in your body when you smoke a joint?

A new study that combines the data from the NHS, drug group Frank, Yale University and America’s National Institute for Health has been put together to depict a minute-by-minute breakdown of what cannabis actually does to the body – including why it gives you the munchies.

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06
Aug

Science Reveals What Happens to Adults Who Smoked Marijuana as Teenagers

“Don’t smoke marijuana as a teenager because it will screw you up as an adult.” Countless teenagers have been told something like this, either through anti-marijuana propaganda or parental wisdom.

And it makes sense — maybe introducing psychoactive drugs on a still-developing teenage brain isn’t the smartest of decisions.

Now, a new study that tracked the lives of teenage marijuana smokers for decades reveals how smoking marijuana as a teenager really affects one’s physical and mental health as an adult.

The Study

Thu
06
Aug

How marijuana is making California drought worse

California's most valuable cash crop, marijuana, is taking a heavy toll on some of the state's most sensitive ecosystems, with the effects ranging from erosion, contamination, threats to wildlife, and heavy water use at a time of severe drought. 

The situation is prompting ecologists and wildlife managers to urge greater focus on bringing marijuana plots under tighter environmental scrutiny.

Thu
06
Aug

Premium, organic medical marijuana subscription delivery service

As the US legislations around medical marijuana relaxes, with almost half of the states either legalizing or decriminalizing the recreational and medical use of cannabis, we are seeing the development of an industry brimming with new businesses. Potbox joins this new breed of ventures by offering a gourmet, monthly subscription of organic, ethically grown medical marijuana for health-conscious — or high-living — smokers.

Thu
06
Aug

Prosecutors drop marijuana charges against Michigan woman, return items seized

Prosecutors have dropped marijuana charges and will return items seized from a Kimball Township woman in the wake of a Michigan Supreme Court ruling last week, the woman learned Wednesday.

“I’m elated that this part is over,” said Ginnifer Hency. “It’s been a long year.”

St. Clair County Prosecutor Michael Wendling said about 18 cases were on hold while prosecution and defense waited on the Supreme Court decision.

“We re-evaluated the files that we had pending and at least five were no longer viable in light of the Supreme Court decision,” Wendling said.

“I think that’s an analysis that prosecutors across the state are undertaking.”

Thu
06
Aug

Toronto's Marijuana Infused Comedy Scene

Toronto Vaping Comedy Rooms

How is this possible? That’s the first question usually asked by out-of-town comics when they walk in on one of Toronto’s Vapor Lounge comedy shows. The center of Canada’s comedy universe is home to a series of weekly rooms where audience members can openly smoke marijuana while enjoying some of the best standup the city has to offer.

Hunter Collins hosts Third Klass Thursdays at Vapor Central. “We’re up to at least half a dozen venues in the city that do multiple shows. You can basically just do weed shows during the week and then clubs on the weekends.”

Thu
06
Aug

Martinique: the amazing journey of 400 kg of cannabis Norman

A cannabis resin seized on Monday made port in the Caribbean, on a container ship came from Havre, highlights some new practices of "commercial" traffickers.

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