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Colorado: Health Officials Recommend $7.5 Million In Grant Funding For Clinical Cannabis Trials

State Public Health Department officials have recommended over $7 million dollars in grant funding to pay for a series of state-sponsored clinical trials to assess the safety and efficacy of cannabis and cannabinoids. The proposed studies include a pair of clinical trials to evaluate the use of cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychotropic plant...

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Responsible Pot Use, Responsible Parenting: What’s The Problem?

Responsible Pot Use, Responsible Parenting: What’s The Problem?

One of the policy areas in greatest need of reform involves the typical response of our child custody system in this country when they learn that a parent smokes marijuana; in all states today, including those that have legalized marijuana either for medical use...

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USA Today on Asset Forfeiture

November 23, 2014
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USA Today on Asset Forfeiture

USA Today came out with an editorial opposing civil asset forfeiture. When police play bounty hunter: Our view

Civil asset forfeiture is government at its absolute worst — intimidating helpless citizens for its own benefit. It needs to go away.

Wow. Pretty strong statement....

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46 States to Go, Help Us Legalize Marijuana!

46 States to Go, Help Us Legalize Marijuana!

Dear NORML Members and Supporters: Please allow me to wax nostalgic for a moment or two about the wonderful progress we have all seen in recent years, with a...

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Possible election fall-out

November 21, 2014
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Possible election fall-out

Disturbing article from the excellent new The Marshall Project: Right and Left Unite on Drug Sentencing. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

There’s a big bi-partisan push for sentencing reform....

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The seriously messed-up ugliness of per se laws

November 21, 2014
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The seriously messed-up ugliness of per se laws

This has been out for a bit (and even had some discussion in comments here), but I really wanted to put it front and center, because this kind of...

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Congressional Research Service: Report On Federal Government Taxing Marijuana

Congressional Research Service: Report On Federal Government Taxing Marijuana

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a comprehensive thirty five-page report last week examining the federal government establishing a wholesale excise tax on the production and sale of cannabis-related...

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Who and Where: America’s Ever-Growing Marijuana Industry

Who and Where: America’s Ever-Growing Marijuana Industry

CannabisBusinessExecutive's launch creates forum for cannabis-related businesses

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What It Means To ‘Get High’

What It Means To ‘Get High’

After several decades of Reefer Madness propaganda dominating the discussion of marijuana in the media, it should be no surprise that many Americans, especially older Americans who are not personally...

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Odds and Ends

November 17, 2014
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Odds and Ends

SNL Mocks NYC’s New Weed Policy: You Can Have It, But You Can’t Smoke It In Public

Nicely done humor piece.

Via Maia Szalavitz, an example of...

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Open Thread

November 13, 2014
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Open Thread

Ethan Nadelmann has a pretty powerful Ted talk: What has the war on drugs done to the world, which includes this apt description of our drug war exports:...

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NORML Responds To Latest ‘Pot Shrinks The Brain’ Fears

NORML's Deputy Director today on Alternet.org addressed new media claims that cannabis use can potentially shrink the brain.

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