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Name: Anthony Martinelli
Date registered: January 24, 2013


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  1. 10 Reasons to Legalize All Drugs — August 31, 2015
  2. Missouri Man Serving Life in Prison for Cannabis to be Set Free Tomorrow — August 31, 2015
  3. Study: Hemp Seeds Can Treat and Prevent High Blood Pressure — August 31, 2015
  4. Decriminalizing Cannabis has Reduced Teen Crime, School Dropouts, Suicides and Drug Overdoses in California — August 30, 2015
  5. Study: Use of Pipes Most Common Consumption Method Among Cannabis Consumers — August 29, 2015

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  3. Veterinarian Administers Medical Marijuana to Dogs, Says it Works Wonders — 109 comments
  4. Washington Bill to Shutdown Dispensaries Passes House Committee — 92 comments
  5. Washington Governor Signs Bill to Close Dispensaries, Reduce Patients’ Rights — 90 comments

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10 Reasons to Legalize All Drugs

The war on drugs has been an unequivocal failure. Although many people are hesitant when it comes to the idea of legalizing all drugs – which is understandable given the extreme dangers of certain substances – it’s truly the only solution to ending the pain, death and social regression that comes with the drug war. …

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Missouri Man Serving Life in Prison for Cannabis to be Set Free Tomorrow

Jeff Mizanskey, a Missouri man who’s been in prison for over 20 years serving life without parole for a cannabis charge, will be set free tomorrow, September 1st. Jeff, who was arrested in 1993 on his third non-violent cannabis-related charge, and was sentenced to life in prison without parole as part of the state’s three-strike …

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Study: Hemp Seeds Can Treat and Prevent High Blood Pressure

A widely unpublicized study published in the European Journal of Nutrition shows that hemp seeds may not only treat hypertension (high blood pressure), they may have the ability to prevent it as well. “This work determined the ability of hemp seed meal protein hydrolysate (HMH)-containing diets to attenuate elevated blood pressure (hypertension) development in spontaneously …

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Decriminalizing Cannabis has Reduced Teen Crime, School Dropouts, Suicides and Drug Overdoses in California

Cannabis being decriminalized in California has resulted in a reduction in crime, drug overdoses, driving under the influence, suicides and school dropouts among teenagers, according to a study released by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ). According to the study, California saw a 22% reduction in school dropouts among teenagers two years after …

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Study: Use of Pipes Most Common Consumption Method Among Cannabis Consumers

A new study published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine details what the most common consumption methods are among current cannabis consumers, finding that the use of pipes is the most common, followed closely (as in only a 0.3% difference) by the use of joints. For the study, researchers from …

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Study: CBD Can Prevent Seizures in Those with Chronic Epilepsy, Decrease Neuronal Damage Caused by Seizures

A new study published recently by the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine has found that cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis, can prevent seizures in those with chronic epilepsy, and can decreased neuronal damage caused by seizures. The study was also published by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “The study was …

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World’s Largest Cannabis Organization Names ‘Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Consumers’

Earlier this week the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) released its annual list of the “Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Consumers” in the United States, with President Barack Obama topping the list. The list is available below and by clicking here. “About one out of every two Americans has used marijuana, including a whole lot of …

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Recreational Cannabis Sales Begin in Less Than 5 Weeks in Oregon

In less than 5 weeks, on October 1st, Oregon will become the the 3rd state in the U.S. to allow recreational cannabis to be legally sold to those 21 and older, following Colorado and Washington. On July 1st, thanks to last year’s passage of Measure 91, the possession and personal cultivation of cannabis became legal …

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Diseases on Marijuana Plants, and How to Treat Them

By Robert Bergman, Diseases on marijuana plants and infections usually create the worst possible issues for your plants. They have a tendency to be much harder to treat than pests. Diseases in your plants will usually come in one of two major categories: fungal or bacterial. Fungal diseases are often caused by environments that …

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Study Finds Cannabis May Treat Acne

Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found exclusively in the cannabis plant, may treat acne, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, and published online by the National Institute of Health. For the study, researchers used cannabidiol derived from cannabis on human sebaceous gland function (glands that secrete an oily or waxy matter …

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Cannabis Can Cause Cancer Cells to Burst, According to Study

Cannabinoids can increase a cancer cell’s susceptibility to cytolysis, which occurs when a cell bursts due to an imbalance, according to a study published by the journal Biochemical Pharmacology, and published online by the National Institute of Health. “Using lung cancer cell lines (A549, H460) and metastatic cells derived from a lung cancer patient, the …

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Michigan Official Rejects Allowing Medical Cannabis for Autism, Despite Panel Recommendation

In July, the Michigan Medical Marijuana Review Panel, a panel that consists of all but one licensed physician, voted 4 to 2 to recommend adding autism as a condition that qualifies an individual to become a legal medical cannabis patient. Despite this recommendation, Mike Zimmer, Director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs …

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Government Report: Drug Crimes Made Up Largest Share of Federal Criminal Cases in 2014

A new report released by the United State Sentencing Commission, titled Overview of Federal Criminal Cases Fiscal Year 2014, shows that the largest share of federal criminal cases are drug-related, with over a quarter of those cases related to cannabis. According to the report, 31.7% of all federal criminal cases in 2014 were drug-related, twelve …

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Florida Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Receives Approval from State

An initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in Florida, put forth by the group Regulate Florida, has received approval from the state, giving advocates the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures in an attempt to place it on next year’s ballot. The initiative – titled the Florida Cannabis Act – would make it so that “possessing, using, …

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New Study Examines Cannabis Prices Throughout the United States

A new study conducted at the University of Georgia paints a clear picture of how cannabis prices vary throughout the United States. For the study, researcher Mingshu Wang used the website Price of Weed, examining nearly 300,000 entries of cannabis prices through the contiguous United States. He found that cannabis prices were cheapest in Oregon, …

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