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Yet Another Study Finds That Cannabis Use Is Not Independently Linked With IQ Decline

Yet Another Study Finds That Cannabis Use Is Not Independently Linked With IQ Decline

Cannabis use by teens is not independently linked with adverse changes in intelligence quotient or executive functioning, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators concluded, “Short-term cannabis use in adolescence does not appear to cause IQ decline or impair executive functions, even when cannabis use reaches...

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Commission On Opioid Crisis To Trump: Declare Emergency, Ignore Science

Commission On Opioid Crisis To Trump: Declare Emergency, Ignore Science

The initial recommendations are completely silent to the fact that medical marijuana access is associated with reduced rates of opioid use and abuse, opioid-related hospitalizations, opioid-related traffic fatalities, and opioid-related overdose deaths.

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80 Years Ago Today: President Signs First Federal Anti-Marijuana Law

80 Years Ago Today: President Signs First Federal Anti-Marijuana Law

Eighty years ago today, on August 2 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt signed House Bill 6385: the Marihuana Tax Act into law. The Act for the first time imposed federal criminal penalties on activities specific to the possession, production, and sale of cannabis.

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The Marijuana Justice Act Introduced In Senate

August 1, 2017
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The Marijuana Justice Act Introduced In Senate

Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ) has introduced comprehensive marijuana reform legislation, the Marijuana Justice Act of 2017.

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Missouri: Marijuana Medicalization Effort Reaches Signature Milestone

Missouri: Marijuana Medicalization Effort Reaches Signature Milestone

Proponents of a Missouri voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use and distribution of cannabis statewide have gathered over 50,000 signatures over the past several weeks.

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Missouri: Marijuana Medicalization Effort Reaches Signature Milestone

Missouri: Marijuana Medicalization Effort Reaches Signature Milestone

Proponents of a Missouri voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use and distribution of cannabis statewide have gathered over 50,000 signatures over the past several weeks.

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A Victory Over Some Illegal “Drug Courier Profile” Traffic Stops in Illinois

A Victory Over Some Illegal “Drug Courier Profile” Traffic Stops in Illinois

The high court found that the prosecutor did not have the legal authority to hire his own people to drive up and down the highways, making traffic stops and searching vehicles for drugs.

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Site maintenance

July 29, 2017
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Site maintenance

It’s been pointed out that Drug WarRant just celebrated its 14th Blogiversary yesterday. It would be nice to just sit back and enjoy that.

So… naturally, there were several updates today to the software that keeps this blog running, and also naturally, a number of things immediately stopped running. I’ve made a rough attempt...

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Because there just isn’t enough police brutality out there right now

July 29, 2017
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Because there just isn’t enough police brutality out there right now

Sigh.

Donald Trump Endorses Police Brutality In Speech To Cops

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump received applause on Friday when he endorsed police brutality while delivering a speech to law enforcement officers on Long Island, New York.

The president suggested that officers should hit suspects’ heads on the doors of their police cars.

“When...

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NORML Chapters Hope to Bring Marijuana Discussion To Congressional Town Hall Meetings

NORML Chapters Hope to Bring Marijuana Discussion To Congressional Town Hall Meetings

NORML Chapters across the country are starting to shift their focus from state-level lobbying efforts to Congressional Town Hall meetings for the August recess. In addition to engaging their representatives, activists will be encouraging participants to join the marijuana law reform conversation.

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Pennsylavania Cities Continue to Embrace Decriminalization of Marijuana

Pennsylavania Cities Continue to Embrace Decriminalization of Marijuana

After successfully working with local governments to pass marijuana decriminalization measures in Philadelphia, State College, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, marijuana advocates in Pennsylvania have set their sights on the City of York and several other municipalities.

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Senate Committee Passes Amendment To Protect Medical Marijuana

Senate Committee Passes Amendment To Protect Medical Marijuana

Today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) successfully offered and passed the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment in the Senate Appropriations Committee to protect lawful medical marijuana programs from the Department of Justice.

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