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No More “Joe Camel,” Please!

No More “Joe Camel,” Please!

Many of us who try to stay current with legalization efforts around the country were amazed this past week when ResponsibleOhio, the group that recently qualified a full legalization initiative for the November 2015 Ohio ballot, managed to offend almost everyone, regardless of their views on marijuana legalization, with their ham-fisted attempt to be...

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Asset Forfeiture push-back

August 27, 2015
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Asset Forfeiture push-back

It feels like there’s a growing concern around the country regarding the travesty of use of civil asset forfeiture to steal from citizens. We’re starting to see more states push back in their laws, and this has to be because a lot of people...

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Latest JAMA Studies Largely Fail To Support Past Claims About Marijuana And Brain Health

Two new studies published online today in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Psychiatry provide little support for previous claims that cannabis exposure is significantly harmful to the developing brain.

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Extraction Reaction: Let’s Be Smart About Dabbing

Extraction Reaction: Let’s Be Smart About Dabbing

A new scientific review of burn injuries in Colorado confirms what many of us have been saying for some time – that the popularity of dabbing (i.e., the use...

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GOP Voters In Early Primary States Oppose Federal Interference In State Marijuana Laws

Republican voters in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire do not believe that the incoming administration ought to interfere with the enactment of state laws...

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Florida Cities Moving Full Speed Ahead With Marijuana Decriminalization

Florida Cities Moving Full Speed Ahead With Marijuana Decriminalization

Local governments in Florida are taking marijuana law reform into their own hands by adopting marijuana decriminalization ordinances as an alternative to more severe state sanctions.

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Open Thread

August 24, 2015
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Open Thread

Sorry for the lack of posts recently – have been busy dealing with start of school and retirement planning (this is my last semester).

Here’s a ridiculous piece for...

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If It’s Legal To Smoke, and There’s a Legal Market, Then It’s Legalization

If It’s Legal To Smoke, and There’s a Legal Market, Then It’s Legalization

I recently attended the 2015 Seattle Hempfest, and it was again this year a lovely celebration of all things marijuana. The first day was a rainout, a rarity for...

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Case Report: Patient With Life-Threatening Angioedema Responds Favorably To Inhaled Cannabis

Inhaling cannabis is associated with the remission of refractory idiopathic angioedema, according to a clinical report published in the journal Case Reports in Immunology. Authors reported: “The use...

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Illinois: Governor Sends Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Back To Lawmakers

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday issued an amendatory veto to House Bill 218, which seeks to decriminalize minor marijuana possession offenses. If a majority of lawmakers fail...

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Oregon’s Elected Officials Show Leadership

Oregon’s Elected Officials Show Leadership

For those of us who have spent years in the trenches of marijuana policy reform, it has been a rare sight to see elected leaders actually lead. It has...

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The drug war hard at work

August 17, 2015
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The drug war hard at work

Drug War Enables Police Roadside Sexual Assault

The mere suspicion of marijuana was enough to provoke a thorough search of the woman’s car and, when nothing was found,...

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