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Pot Advocates ask Colorado to Allow Medical-Marijuana use for PTSD

Army veterans Kevin Grimsinger, 42, Robert Tyler, 68, clasp hands Wednesday after submitting a petition to add PTSD to the list of conditions approved for the use of medical marijuana to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. (THE DENVER POST | JOE AMON) The petition argues that medical marijuana can help with PTSD […]

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Signatures in for 6 potential OR measures

SALEM  — Backers of ballot measures that would make it legal for medical marijuana users to buy from state-regulated dispensaries and would open the way for Oregon’s first non-tribal casino turned in signatures Friday aimed at landing the initiatives on the November ballot. Signatures for six measures were turned in before the deadline. The Secretary […]

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Billings police take on duty of delivering medical pot

BILLINGS – The conflict between state and federal laws over the legality of medical marijuana is forcing some law enforcement officers to take on the unwelcome duty of delivering pot that caregivers attempt to ship through a parcel service. Over the past year, the Billings Police Department has received an increasing number of calls from […]

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Medical Marijuana Initiative Signatures Gathered

July 2, 2010 By Jeff Skrzypek EUGENE, Ore. — They needed to collect about 8,000 signatures by July 2, but would the medical marijuana proponent’s push for signatures be enough to get a new initiative involving dispensaries? Supporters of medical marijuana not only gathered the amount of signatures they needed, they turned in double the […]

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The real reason America should be in favor of legalization

The stigma of marijuana is a brick wall that our society needs to get past. Legalization is not so much about people wanting to get high; it is about the economy. People against legalization need to see the “big picture.” More than 70 years of anti-marijuana propaganda and prejudices have created generations of Americans who […]

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Strawberry fields forever

Munchies are a well-known effect of a marijuana high, but consuming food can often induce the same result. For medical marijuana patients looking to get their daily dosage without having to smoke, medicated edible products — or “medibles” — are a popular solution. Bill Prince, co-founder of Discreet Treats in Colorado Springs, says he joined […]

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Pot Arrests For African-Americans In L.A. County More Than Four Times That Of Whites

A look at booking stats for California’s 25 most-populated areas finds that in Los Angeles County African-Americans have a marijuana-possession arrest rate that’s 332 percent higher than that for whites. The report, “Targeting Blacks For Marijuana,” was released this week and found that across those 25 largest counties the pot-holding arrest rate for blacks was […]

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http://workinprogress.firedoglake.com/2010/07/01/are-bps-drug-tests-fueling-domestic-violence-in-the-gulf/

From my first day in Louisiana to report on the oil disaster in May, I heard complaints from residents and workers about BP’s restrictive hiring practices. While in general it was, and still is, difficult to get work from BP, one theme was common: many people were frustrated by BP’s drug tests. I heard several […]

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A POTENTIAL ROLE FOR CANNABIS IN ADDICTION TREATMENT

Many people have already seen the CNN documentary by Soledad O’Brien “Gary and Tony Have a Baby”. Those who have not seen the documentary yet will likely see it, as CNN practically goes out of its way to bring this touching story to millions of people around the country. The story is about two professional […]

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Pot Versus Alcohol: Experts Say Booze Is the Bigger Danger

For more than three decades, America’s marijuana policies have been based upon rhetoric. Perhaps it’s time to begin listening to what the experts have to say. Speaking privately with Richard Nixon in 1971, the late Art Linkletter offered this view on the use of marijuana versus alcohol. “When people smoke marijuana, they smoke it to […]

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