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Marijuana Smokers Exhibit Virtually No Change

New York, NY-(ENEWSPF)-July 9, 2010. Experienced marijuana consumers exhibit nominal changes in cognitive performance after inhaling cannabis, according to clinical trial data published online this week in the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. Investigators at Columbia University in New York and the San Francisco Brain Research Institute assessed acute marijuana-related effects on cognitive functioning in […]

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Marijuana is "Anti-Aging" and "Curative"

KALAMAZOO — Twenty years ago, Julie Falco was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. And for years after her diagnosis, she tried 30 different prescription medications to ease the pain and discomfort of the disease, with little to no success. But in 2004, she tried medical marijuana, and she started to feel better. Her mood improved, as […]

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The Politics of Cannabis and Color

Alice Huffman’s explanation of the California NAACP’s endorsement of Proposition 19, the state initiative calling for the regulated legalization and taxation of marijuana, was well reasoned and smartly put. But she was promptly pounced upon, smeared by a collection of out-of-touch, fear-mongering detractors, including “more than 20 African American religious and community leaders” headed by […]

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The Insanity That is the Drug War

My favorite definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. When Reagan started the drug war back in the 80’s, he should have been smacked upside the head with a book that talked about the problems brought on by Prohibition. Because, thanks to Reagan, we’ve wasted hundreds of […]

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Lake Forest Medical Dispensaries Re-open

Despite the city’s enforcement and court moves against Lake Forest Wellness Center, the medical marijuana dispensary has kept it doors open through the ongoing appeals process–and was able to celebrate at least a partial victory as the last of 21 clinics in town still in operation. Now, the dispensary has competition again. Illustration by Jay […]

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Group Wants Rights For AIDS Patients

By John Richardson Staff Writer Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services has selected three licensees to operate Maine’s first six medical marijuana dispensaries. A group with California roots, Northeast Patients Group,  was chosen to operate the dispensary in Cumberland County. That group also will operate three of the state’s other dispensaries. None of the […]

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Medical marijuana: Boulder official says state can't defend moratorium

The Denver City Council amendment that essentially zoned Altitude Organic Medicine out of existence was fast-tracked due to what most observers interpret as a state moratorium on approving new medical marijuana businesses until July 2011. But Boulder assistant city attorney Kathy Haddock believes the legal language allegedly establishing this moratorium is so muddy that her […]

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Legalization of Marijuana a Civil Rights Issue?

July 8, 2010 /EIN Presswire/ — Some say the legalization of marijuana in the U.S. would help curb the horrific drug-cartel violence just over the border in Mexico. Others say legalizing marijuana is a way to raise much needed tax revenue, especially in currently economically challenged California. The head of the California NAACP, however, says […]

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More Than a Whiff is Needed

Smell of marijuana and the sight and smell of 20 air fresheners hanging from the top of the cab weren’t enough to justify warrantless search, court finds Michael Booth New Jersey Law Journal July 08, 2010 del.icio.us Digg Reddit Facebook Google Bookmarks Newsvine LinkedIn Mixx Stumbleupon Twitter Print Share Email Reprints & Permissions Post a […]

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LSU studying Marijuana's Influence on HIV

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An LSU Health Sciences Center researcher has been awarded a $4 million grant for a five-year study on how cannabinoids, the principal psychoactive component of marijuana, can affect HIV patients. Dr. Patricia Molina will lead a team examining how the substance produces subtle changes in gene activity that can affect how […]

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