Arkansas – Group Plans to Fight Council’s Repeal of Marijuana Ordinance

By: April Hansen   SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Monday night, City Council voted 7-2 to repeal a marijuana ordinance it had passed the previous month. After months of collecting signatures and rewrites, supporters of the marijuana ordinance say they’re disappointed. Those in opposition of the vote have an option to take legal action or pursue a referendum, and […]

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Women play crucial role ending adult marijuana prohibition in Oregon in 44 days

By: Jennifer Alexander   As the November Election approaches, with only 44 more days to go, marijuana has become a hot topic among mothers and women in general. Women played a crucial role in ending alcohol prohibition and are likely to play a significant role in ending prohibition of marijuana for adults as well. In […]

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Current, Former Cops Make Push to Legalize Marijuana Ahead of Election

By Elizabeth Flock LEAP’s pro-legalization police car in Chicago in September.   Less than 50 days before Election Day, a group of current and former police officers are ramping up their efforts to push for the legalization of marijuana in the United States. On Thursday, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, which is based in Medford, Mass., […]

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A pioneer speaks out – Legalization advocate Irvin Rosenfeld’s visit to Michigan

By Larry Gabriel Irvin Rosenfeld signs copies of his book with one of his U.S. cannabis supply cans nearby.   Irvin Rosenfeld is one of the four surviving federal medical marijuana patients. There were once 13 of them, and Rosenfeld has been receiving his allotment longer than any of the other survivors. He gets a […]

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Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers

Robin Wilkey   A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever. “It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are […]

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On the frontier of medical pot to treat boy’s epilepsy

By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times   A U.S. crackdown on pot shops threatens a father’s search for cannabidiol in hopes of halting his son’s seizures from Dravet syndrome.   MODESTO —Topamax. Depakote. Phenobarbital. The list goes on. Before Jayden David turned 5, he had tried a dozen powerful medications to tame a rare form […]

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State legislator supports pot legalization

By Damian Mann State Rep. Peter Buckley has thrown his support behind Measure 80, an initiative that would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana consumed by adults.”Overall, legalization would take the black market out of Oregon,” said Buckley, D-Ashland, who has served as co-chairman of the Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee for the past two sessions. […]

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Workers’ comp claim seeks medical marijuana

Valerie Hauch Danny Auger has a licence to use marijuana for pain relief after his arm was reattached, but is fighting to have workers’ compensation pay for it, as it would for a number of painkillers that can be addictive.          ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE/TORONTO STAR   It would be easier on Danny […]

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Alberta farmers cashing in on hemp farms

By Bryan Labby, CBC News   Many Alberta farmers have taken to hemp to round out their crops and some say they’re making a tidy profit. According to a recent study done by Alberta Agriculture, farmers in the province seeded the most hemp in all of Canada at 6,434 hectares last year. The preliminary estimate […]

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Marijuana: A case for legalization

  More than 100 million people in this country have tried marijuana at some point. More than 28 million will do so this year. It will not make them dangerous or more interesting. It should not make them criminals. Marijuana’s critics cite proven negative effects of heavy use: loss of concentration and short-term memory, poor […]

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