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Politicians and Strategists see Opportunity in Supporting Marijuana Reform

For far too long, most politicians have operated under the (false) notion that supporting efforts to reform marijuana laws amounted to political suicide. But nowadays–as public support for reform continues to grow at a record pace–there are increasing signs that the movement to end marijuana prohibition is reaching a crucial threshold for victory: Political strategists […]

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A New Mission For Liberty: Ending the Insane Drug War

By Mike LaSalle Legalize it. Tax it. Regulate it. Get over it. The first purpose of MND has always been to explore the scope and contours of “misandry in popular culture“. Long-time readers of this website know that misandry comes in many flavors, and that it is part of a larger complex of social ills […]

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Should Wisconsin Revise Its Marijuana Laws? Part 1

MADISON: Wisconsin is often said to be a progressive state, but the state’s policies on marijuana have actually been nothing but regressive for more than three decades. But, there was a time when state leaders were actually willing to initiate a statewide discussion on the laws prohibiting cannabis and even talk about taxation and regulation […]

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Oregon Medical

By: Michael Whitney Monday Medical Marijuana Dispensary (Chuck “Caveman” Coker via Flickr) Oregon voters will decide in November if the state should have medical marijuana dispensaries in the spirit of California and Colorado. A ballot initiative, known as I-28, would legalize nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries to sell marijuana to card-carrying patients. According to Oregon Business, […]

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Marijuana Expo Promotes Health Benefits

(CANVAS STAFF REPORTS) – Canada’s first Medical Marijuana & Hemp Expo was held in Toronto this past weekend and was expected to draw up to 30,000 people. It was billed as “the first expo promoting the respectable and responsible use of marijuana as medicine.” Organizers said the expo was not just about getting high, but […]

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The Marijuana Trademark Land Rush

by Jacob Goldstein Ed Andrieski/AP A few months back, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office created a new category: “Processed plant matter for medicinal purposes, namely medical marijuana.” That set off a rush of new trademark applications from people in the 14 states where sales of medical marijuana is legal. But there’s this central tension […]

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War on Drugs Fuels HIV Epidemic

James Keller- Two Vancouver-based groups that do research on HIV-AIDS and drug policy say the war on drugs waged by many governments, including the government of Canada, has failed to curb illegal drug use and is actually fuelling the spread of the disease. “There’s just a huge discordance between scientific evidence and policy,” said Dr. […]

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Marijuana Church Founder "Too Dangerous" For Bail

Roger Christie, founder of The Hawaii Cannabis Ministry (THC Ministry), has been ordered held without bail after being arrested along with 13 current or former employees and growers by the DEA on July 8. He and the others are charged with marijuana trafficking offenses related to their alleged distribution of marijuana as a sacrament at […]

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Key to Ancient Carpet's Magic was Bugs, Plants

By JOE SCHWARCZ, Freelance There really is a magic carpet, you know. It doesn’t fly, but it can let your imagination soar. So, imagine this. The year is 1949 and Russian archeologist Sergei Rudenko comes upon an ancient tomb during an archeological dig. No treasures were to be found, grave robbers having long ago absconded […]

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Reefer Sadness

It has been reported that, as of July 17, 2010 New Mexico is running low on stockpiles of medical marijuana, which a 2007 state law permits it to distribute to approximately 2000 patients in the state. Currently, the only fairly severe conditions are approved for treatment in New Mexico, which include cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, […]

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