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Legislation to Research Hemp for Remediation and Biofuel Approved by Hawaii Senate

By Dave Smith, A bill that would authorize the dean of the University of Hawaii’s agricultural school to establish a hemp research program was approved today by the state Senate and sent over to the House. Introduced by seven senators, including Big Island Sen. Josh Green, Senate Bill 2175 would allow the Dean of the College of …

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Marijuana – Dangerous, or a Miracle Drug?

By Michelle L. Dunbar, Executive Director of St. Jude Retreats Is marijuana a dangerous drug that can lead to brain damage and addiction, or is it a miracle drug that can alleviate pain and fight disease? Earlier this year Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a physician and CNN medical analyst released a documentary that asked these questions. …

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Kansas Woman Left to Die In Jail Over Small Amount of Marijuana

By Amanda Warren, Brenda Sewell and her sister Joy Biggs had recently purchased a motor home from a Colorado couple. The couple delivered it to them in Kansas City and the sisters drove the couple back to Colorado. It was on their way home, just after crossing the Colorado-Kansas border, when a Kansas Highway …

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62% of Georgia Voters Support Cannabis Decriminalization, 54% Support Legalization

By Sabrina Fendrick, Director of NORML Women’s Outreach A newly released poll found that over half of Georgia voters support a marijuana legalization policy similar to that of Colorado and Washington (54%), however that same report found that even larger majority supports decriminalization.  62% of respondents believe that the state should remove criminal penalties for …

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End Marijuana Prohibition Demonstration in Phoenix Arizona

By Steve Muratore, Safer Arizona Cannabis activists working to put the Safer Arizona citizens initiative, to legalize marijuana possession and use, on the 2014 general election ballot will gather at the Arizona State Capitol for an “End Marijuana Prohibition Demonstration,” on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 9 am until 11 am.

Large Study Links Psychedelic Use to Reduced Recidivism

By Eric W. Dolan, A study of more than 25,000 people under community corrections supervision suggests the use of psychedelic drugs like LSD can keep people out of prison.  The research is the first in 40 years to examine whether drugs like LSD and “magic” mushrooms can help reform criminals. “Our results provide a notable exception to …

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How Medical Marijuana Can Help You Cure Nausea


 By Alex H. Through various researches and studies, it has been proven time and again, that marijuana is highly effective in treating nausea and excessive vomiting in patients suffering from terminal illnesses like cancer, AIDS etc. Especially in cases where normal antiemetic drugs are failing to make much of a difference, smoking marijuana is one …

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Growing Majority of Americans Support Cannabis Legalization

By Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, NORML  Fifty-five percent of Americans favor making cannabis legal for adults, according to the findings of a CNN/ORC International survey released late Monday. The percentage is the highest ever reported by the survey, which has been tracking public opinion on the issue since 1973, and marks a 12 percentage point jump in support …

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