New Marijuana Possession Law Goes Into Effect in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — People charged with possession of marijuana in New Orleans will no longer be arrested and taken to jail. A city law that went into effect at 7 a.m. Sunday now gives police the option of issuing a summons to violators. District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said the point of the new law is […]

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Bill would limit firings of medical pot users

Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press Mark Leno’s bill would ban employers from considering a worker’s status as a registered medical marijuana patient or a positive drug test when making hiring and firing decisions.   Californians who use medical marijuana outside of work would be protected from job dismissal due to […]

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Island’s Cannabis Minister?

Posted By Hokulani Cheneviere “God, that’s great! Please show us the blessings in this situation… And hurry! We are safe. We are loved, and all is well…” Roger blesses  wedding party the day before the arrest “What a trick this is for a plant, to produce a chemical so mysterious in its effects on human […]

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By KYLE WILSON — CNA staff reporter kwilson@crestonnews.com     Iowa State Rep. Clel Baudler   DES MOINES — Several medical marjuana supporters called for the impeachment of State Rep. Clel Baudler, R-Greenfield, Wednesday during a House Public Safety subcommittee meeting at the state capitol. Baudler, a former state trooper, wrote in a November newsletter to his […]

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Massachusetts bill would regulate sale of pot

Legislation filed in the House calls for the state to begin regulating and taxing the sale of marijuana, as well as issuing licenses to growers and vendors. The bill, brought forward by Rep. Ellen Story, the longtime Amherst Democrat, seeks to immediately remove all criminal and civil penalties for those over 21 who possess or […]

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Canna Cola: Marijuana sodas to go on sale in US

A US firm has announced plans to launch a range of cannabis soft drinks guaranteed to give you a buzz. Makers says the drinks, which include a cola, a Dr Pepper–like, a lemonade and a orange flavoured one, will go on sale in February for $10 to $15 each. Read complete article here: http://newslite.tv/2011/01/28/canna-cola-marijuana-sodas-to.html

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San Rafael company’s hemp speakers helping rockers create smoking-hot music

By Paul Liberatore Marin Independent Journal   John Harrison stands in his office San Rafael. His company, Tone Tubby, makes speakers with cones made of  hemp instead of the usual paper. (IJ photo/Frankie Frost) WHEN YOU THINK of marijuana and rock ‘n’ roll, chances are your head may fill with images of pot smoke in […]

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Obama’s questions from YouTube deal mostly with legalizing pot

By David Jackson, USA TODAY   Then-President-elect Barack Obama on YouTube in late 2008. By Charles Dharapak, AP   The YouTube generation is speaking, and many of them want to legalize marijuana.   Changing the nation’s drug laws is dominating the questions submitted by YouTube users in advance of President Obama’s 2:30 p.m. question-and-answer on the […]

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California Seniors Attend Medical Cannabis Conference Over Weekend

Filed under All Nursing Home News This past weekend there was a one day Medical Cannabis Conference for Seniors which featured presentations by Dr. William Courtney and Dr. Donald Abrams, who are both well respected in the medical community. California has been on the forefront of the medical marijuana push, as they passed Proposition 215 […]

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Proposal would rewrite many Kentucky drug laws

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A state committee appointed to find cheaper alternatives to prison is proposing reforms to Kentucky’s drug laws. The task force met Tuesday to discuss a draft of the proposed changes, which included sentencing most people convicted of drug crimes to probation and treatment. A draft bill will be presented Wednesday to […]

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