Study: Legalizing medical pot doesn’t boost teen drug use

By | Jun 20, 2012

Ted S. Warren / AP Researchers have found no correlation between legalization of medical marijuana and increased pot use among teens, according to a new study. MyHealthNewsDaily The legalization of medical marijuana in several states had no impact on high school students’ likelihood of experimenting with the drug, a new study suggests.Researchers looked at marijuana [...]

15th Anniversary Of Medical Marijuana In The U.S.

By | Nov 7, 2011

November 5th, 2011, marked the fifteenth anniversary of California’s passage of Prop 215, The Compassionate Use Act. The Act passed with 55.58% of the vote and remains the greatest achievement in marijuana law reform in the “War on Drugs” era. The successes of Prop 215 are well documented.  Two years following its passage, the rest [...]

Canada: Medicinal cannabis

By | Nov 6, 2011

As of 30 September 12,216 people in Canada held authorization to possess cannabis for medical purposes, the Health Ministry (Health Canada) said. Currently there is a discussion on the proposal by Health Canada to remove itself as the final arbiter in approving or rejecting applications by patients to possess cannabis and to leave the approval [...]

Know Your Rights - Free Speech, Protests, and Demonstrations in California

By | Nov 5, 2011

You have the right to speak out. Both the California Constitution and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protect your right to free expression. But there are many questions you face when you decide to organize and speak out. When do you need a police permit? Are there things you cannot say or [...]

Mexico Drug War Update

By | Nov 4, 2011

by Bernd Debusmann Jr. Mexican drug trafficking organizations make billions each year smuggling drugs into the United States, profiting enormously from the prohibitionist drug policies of the US government. Since Mexican president Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006 and called the armed forces into the fight against the so-called cartels, prohibition-related violence has killed [...]

Activist Claims Marijuana Prohibition To End November 5 or Another one smokes crack… We’ll see.

By | Nov 3, 2011

By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in Dispensaries, Medical, News Richard Brumfield claims cannabis prohibition will end November 5, and that he’ll be in charge of all legal production in America. Dude has a healthy sense of self, at least; not so sure about his grip on reality, though. ​Richard Brumfield, a medical marijuana activist from California, [...]

Alderman Introduce Proposed Change In Marijuana Penalties

By | Nov 3, 2011

CHICAGO (CBS) — Aldermen have introduced an ordinance that would reduce the penalties for small amounts of marijuana, but they are in no hurry to pass it. As WBBM Newsradio Political Craig Dellimore reports, under the proposed ordinance, people caught with 10 grams or less of marijuana would face a $200 fine and 10 hours [...]

Chicago: Emanuel undecided on marijuana ticket measure

By | Nov 3, 2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today indicated he’s undecided on an ordinance that would see Chicago police issue tickets instead of make arrests for those caught with a small amount of marijuana. “This issue has two parts to it, not one. The first part which is what’s motivating people. . . is the issue of the cost [...]

Pot dealers hurry west to make fortunes off medical marijuana

By | Nov 3, 2011

Updated: November 3, 2011 3:59PM Young entrepreneurs — some from Chicago — have been heading west over the last decade to make their fortunes in the “green rush,” the booming business that supplies marijuana in states where smoking weed as medicine is legal. Police say former Chicago mortgage broker Ryan R. Bailey is one of [...]

San Jose Marijuana Patients Call for Help

By | Nov 3, 2011

Residents of San Jose Asked to Take Survey on New Medical Marijuana Regulations San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 The Cannabis Patients Alliance, a non-profit medical marijuana patient rights organization, is asking the residents of San Jose to help write and pass new medical marijuana regulations that protect patients, respect neighborhoods, and ensure marijuana [...]

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