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Arrested Hawaii Medical Marijuana Collective Owner Launches Fundraising Campaign

December 4, 2015
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Big Island man Mike Ruggles launched a crowdfunding campaign this week to help pay for legal fees after being arrested for opening Hawaii’s first medical marijuana collective. Ruggles says this is an opportunity to help set legal precedence to establish medical marijuana collectives in Hawaii. Ruggles had opened the Alternative Pain Management Pu’uhonua Collective...

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Open letter to Hawaii State Senator Josh Green, MD

February 27, 2014
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James Berg, MD Hawi, HI February 26, 2014 Open letter to Dr. Joshua Green, From James Berg, MD RE: SB no. 2574 S.D.1 Dr. Green, Medical marijuana patients and the public should be aware of your current bill amending the medical marijuana law that would add to the suffering of qualified patients and embitter...

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Study adds to evidence that cigarettes are gateway to marijuana

May 5, 2013
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WASHINGTON, DC – Teen smokers who rationalize their use of cigarettes by saying, “At least, I’m not doing drugs,” may not always be able to use that line. New research to be presented Sunday, May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC, supports the theory that cigarettes are a...

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Rhode Island lawmaker: Legalize marijuana to ‘reduce crime’ and ‘weaken gangs’

February 13, 2013
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Rhode Island lawmaker: Legalize marijuana to ‘reduce crime’ and ‘weaken gangs’

Rhode Island lawmaker: Legalize marijuana to ‘reduce crime’ and ‘weaken gangs’ (via Raw Story ) Following last year’s successful effort to decriminalize marijuana in Rhode Island, advocates in the state legislature now have their eyes on the biggest prize in drug reform: marijuana legalization. “Taxing and regulating the sale of marijuana will rob drug...

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Cannabis Bills Before the 2013 Hawaii State Legislature

January 26, 2013
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Below is a list of the bills thus far that relate to medical cannabis, as well as bills that relate to marijuana reform for personal use. Please note that HB means “House Bill” and the bill was introduced in the House and that SB means “Senate Bill” and the bill was introduced in the Senate....

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D.C. Circuit Denies Medical Marijuana Reclassification Challenge, Advocates Vow to Appeal

January 22, 2013
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Washington, DC — The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a ruling today in the medical marijuana reclassification case, Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration. In a 2-1 decision, the Court granted standing in the case — the right to bring a claim against the federal government — but denied...

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Senator Leahy Floats Marijuana Policy Review

December 21, 2012
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Leahy To Examine Marijuana Policy Plans Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Next Year WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2012) – In light of recently passed state laws legalizing personal marijuana use, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Thursday released a letter sent earlier this month to the Director of the Office of National Drug...

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US, Unlike China, Faces Drought of Common Sense on Hemp, Says Publius

October 1, 2012
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As the devastating consequences of drought throughout the US become more apparent, authors of The Cannabis Papers: A Citizen’s Guide to Cannabinoids (2011), note the drought of common sense regarding hemp economics in the US – though not in China. “Hempseed provides a perfect balance of fatty omega acids, as well as protein and other...

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Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis

August 24, 2012
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PBS, documentary, cannabis, marijuana, medical, benefits, nausea, pain, epilepsy, cancer, patients, doctors, medicinal, reefer madness, Nixon, Marihuana Tax Act 1937, social, political, legal, hysteria

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VIDEO: The Union – The Business Behind Getting High

August 13, 2012
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