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Now Is The Time To Support Cannabis Law Reform In Your State

By Paul Armentano, NORML Marijuana law reform legislation is presently pending in over 30 states. Is your state one of them? Visit NORML’s online ‘Take Action Center’ here to find out. By clicking this link, you will have access to up-to-date bill status information. You can also quickly contact your elected officials and urge their …

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Study: Elevated THC Blood Levels Persist for Days in Habitual Cannabis Consumers

By Paul Armentano, NORML VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA — The presence of THC may persist in the blood of habitual cannabis consumers for multiple days at concentrations above 5ng/ml, according clinical data recently published in the journal Forensic Science International. Australian researchers assessed daily concentrations of THC in the blood of 21 subjects over a period of 7 days …

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New York City Council Calls on State to Legalize Cannabis

By Drug Policy Alliance NYC Council 2015 Policy Agenda Urges State Legislature to Fix New York’s Broken Marijuana Policies This week, the New York City Council called for the state of New York to pass historic legislation to both decriminalize and to tax and regulate marijuana. As part of the Council’s State Budget and Legislative …

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Nevada Voters to Decide on Legalizing Cannabis in 2016

By NORML LAS VEGAS, NV — Nevada voters will decide next November on ballot language that seeks to regulate the licensed production and retail sale of cannabis to adults. Lawmakers had until late last week to act on the initiative petition, filed by the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), but failed to do so – thus …

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New Report Shows How Western-Imposed Prohibition Policies Hurt Poor Countries

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org Wealthy Western countries are undermining good governance and social and economic development in poor, drug-producing countries by pressuring them to enforce prohibitionist policies that exploit peasant farmers and waste millions of dollars a year on failed crop eradication and drug interdiction programs. That’s the conclusion of a recent report by the …

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Poll: More Than Six In Ten Connecticut Voters Say Legalize Cannabis

By Paul Armentano, NORML More than six out of ten Connecticut voters favor legalizing marijuana use by adults, according to statewide polling conducted by Quinnipiac University. Sixty-three percent of respondents said that they favored permitting adults to legally possess personal use quantities of cannabis. Only 34 percent of voters opposed this idea.

DC Council Looks Into Emergency Funds To Snub Congress And Legalize Cannabis Sales

By Jonah Bennett, The Daily Caller The D.C. City Council is continuing to snub Congress by exploring ways to use emergency reserve funds to implement a regulatory framework for marijuana. According to councilmembers, the city may be able to tap in emergency reserve funds to get around the prohibition set in place by Congress which states that the …

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Florida Cops Sell Man Drugs In Sting, Then Kill Him

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org Police conducting an undercover, street-level, reverse drug sting in Putnam County, Florida, shot and killed one of their targets Friday night as he attempted to drive away from the scene. Andrew Anthony Williams, a 48-year-old black man, becomes the 11th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so …

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Comprehensive Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Introduced to Congress

By Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Introduce Bipartisan CARERS Act Today, a comprehensive bipartisan medical marijuana legalization bill was introduced to Congress that would prevent federal law enforcement agencies from interfering in state medical marijuana laws. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) …

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Groups from Thirteen Countries Form New “International Medical Cannabis Patient Coalition”

By Americans for Safe Access Medical cannabis (marijuana) patients from thirteen countries, including those represented by U.S. advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA), established the International Medical Cannabis Patient Coalition (IMCPC) this past week while at the “Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Policy, Research and Medical Practice” conference in Prague from March 4-7th. IMCPC member countries …

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How to Germinate Cannabis Seeds

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com Because marijuana seed germination paves the way for healthy development of the plant, it is very important to make sure that every need of the seed and germ are fulfilled. This article will describe what seeds are, and what exactly makes them germinate. We will uncover the process of germinating seeds …

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Florida SWAT Cop Guns Down Unarmed Man in Cannabis Raid

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org A Volusia County sheriff’s deputy on a dawn SWAT team pot raid shot and killed an unarmed resident of the home Tuesday. Derek Cruice, 26, becomes the 10th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year. According to The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Cruice was unarmed …

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