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Where The War on Pot Will Go To Die

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In some states, there’s an unten­able mis­match between the crime and the time, but does any­one think that pot—medical or recreational—will still be ille­gal in 10 years? Now that a major­ity of Americans—54% and climb­ing, accord­ing to Pew Research—believe that mar­i­juana should be treated like beer, wine and liquor, it’s time to ask: where does the war on pot go to die? What episode will trig­ger that final skir­mish that kicks over the hollowed-out edi­fice of mar­i­juana pro­hi­bi­tion like the Berlin...

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Where The War on Pot Will Go To Die

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In some states, there’s an unten­able mis­match between the crime and the time, but does any­one think that pot—medical or recreational—will still be ille­gal in 10 years? Now that a major­ity of Americans—54% and climb­ing, accord­ing to Pew Research—believe that mar­i­juana should be treated like beer, wine and liquor, it’s time to ask: where does the war on pot go to die? What episode will trig­ger that final skir­mish that kicks over the hollowed-out edi­fice of mar­i­juana pro­hi­bi­tion like the Berlin...

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Marijuana ‘Caregivers’ Getting Little Oversight

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The young woman pulled her Sub­aru wagon into the park­ing lot of a Fram­ing­ham hotel Wednes­day night for a pre­arranged meet­ing with some­one she knew only as Kool Guy, a man with short black hair and glasses who resem­bled actor Joaquin Phoenix. She handed him $250 cash for an ounce of mar­i­juana dubbed Blue Cheese. He threw in four free sam­ples — choco­late and caramel can­dies laced with THC, the ingre­di­ent respon­si­ble for the drug’s high. “The first time we met, I was ner­vous,” said the...

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It’s High Time For Canada To Talk Pot

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Mar­i­juana exists in a funny limbo in this coun­try. Despite a grow­ing num­ber of peo­ple who feel it should be decrim­i­nal­ized, or out­right legal – and reg­u­lated – it remains a con­trolled sub­stance. And, as such, we have a multibillion-dollar indus­try in Canada attempt­ing to oper­ate under the radar of the law. Weed is grown covertly on farms, in houses, con­dos or indus­trial bays, but is used widely across the coun­try. Often, the grow sites are booby trapped, elec­tric­ity is stolen, and the...

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Federal Government Ordered 1000 Lbs Of Marijuana

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The fed­eral gov­ern­ment just ordered all the mar­i­juana it wants — some­thing it would send most Amer­i­cans to prison for doing. On Mon­day, the Drug Enforce­ment Admin­is­tra­tion issued a new rule that increases the U.S. government’s pro­duc­tion quota for med­ical mar­i­juana from an annual 21 kg to 650 kg. That’s about 1,433 pounds of pot in total. The U.S. gov­ern­ment grows mar­i­juana for research pur­poses at the Uni­ver­sity of Mis­sis­sippi in the only fed­er­ally legal mar­i­juana gar­den...

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Pot Smoking Stats Real Eye Opener

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Do you smoke pot? Accord­ing to stats I saw this week, 12 per cent of Ontario res­i­dents 15 and over smoked mar­i­juana at least once over a recent 12-month period.  Which is about 1.3 mil­lion Ontar­i­ans.  Or about 130,000 peo­ple here in York Region. This is accord­ing to Sta­tis­tics Canada’s Cana­dian Com­mu­nity Health Sur­vey for 2012, which asked Cana­di­ans over 15 if they used cannabis or hash. Keep in mind these were only the peo­ple will­ing to admit to using pot. The real num­bers could be a lot...

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How Bad Is Marijuana for Your Health?

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The Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science recently pub­lished a study link­ing recre­ational mar­i­juana use to sub­tle changes in brain struc­ture. The researchers, led by Jodi Gilman of Mass­a­chu­setts Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, iden­ti­fied increased gray mat­ter den­sity in the left nucleus accum­bens and some bor­der­ing areas. The study was fine, but the media cov­er­age was abysmal. Reporters over­stated the find­ings, mis­char­ac­ter­ized the study, and failed to men­tion pre­vi­ous research done on pot smok­ing...

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DEA Chief Says Marijuana-Trafficking Spiking

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The Drug Enforce­ment Admin­is­tra­tion is con­cerned about a surge in the ille­gal ship­ment of mar­i­juana from Col­orado since the state legal­ized the drug, and is try­ing to crack down on minors’ use of the sub­stance, the head of the agency said Wednes­day. Admin­is­tra­tor Michele Leon­hart said the DEA is trou­bled by the increase in mar­i­juana traf­fick­ing in states sur­round­ing Col­orado and wor­ries that the same phe­nom­e­non could be repeated around Wash­ing­ton state, where recre­ational...

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John Paul Stevens Thinks MJ Should Be Legalized

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For­mer Supreme Court Jus­tice John Paul Stevens believes mar­i­juana should be legal­ized by the fed­eral gov­ern­ment, pre­dict­ing that the pub­lic will soon decide pro­hibit­ing the sub­stance is “not worth the cost.” In a Thurs­day inter­view with NPR’s Scott Simon, the retired jus­tice was asked if he believes the drug should be legal at the fed­eral level. “Yes,” Stevens said. “I really think that that’s another instance of pub­lic opin­ion [that’s] changed. And rec­og­nize that the...

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Marijuana Has Come A Long Way Since Last 4/20

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What a dif­fer­ence a year makes. From 4/20, 2013, to 4/20, 2014, mar­i­juana has taken big steps out of the shad­ows of the black mar­ket and into the light of the main­stream — from record high pop­u­lar sup­port and the first legal recre­ational sales, to an entire coun­try legal­iz­ing mar­i­juana. Here’s a look at the last 12 months of mar­i­juana mile­stones: Col­orado Sold Legal, Recre­ational Mar­i­juana For The First Time The first month of legal sales gen­er­ated $14 mil­lion. Those mil­lions were...

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