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Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Cannabis Decriminalization Bill in U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Island’s Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Public Safety and Justice has voted 5 to 0 to approve Bill 30-0018, a proposal to decriminalize recreational cannabis. Under the approved law, which now heads towards a full Senate vote, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis will be decriminalized for those of …

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Seattle City Attorney Seeks Dismissal of All Tickets for Public Cannabis Consumption Between January and July

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes is seeking the dismissal of all tickets distributed in the city for the public consumption of cannabis between January 1st and July 31st of this year, after it was found that more than 80% of the tickets were given by one officer who calls the state’s legalization of cannabis “silly”. …

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Group Giving Away Free Cannabis to Veterans At Events in Denver and Colorado Springs

The organization Grow4Vets is hosting events in Denver and Colorado Springs where they’ll be giving away tens of thousands of dollars of free cannabis to veterans. At these events, veterans will be given cannabis products worth more than $200, for absolutely no charge. Non-veterans will be able to pay a $20 donation, and in exchange, …

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Poll: 80% of Moms, 67% of Dads Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis in Victoria, Australia

New polling out of Victoria, Australia has found that a large percentage of parents are in favor of legalizing cannabis for medical purposes. The Herald Sun Primary School Parents’ Survey released earlier this week found that 80% of moms, and 67% of dads, support allowing doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to children with illness that …

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New Survey: Cannabis Legalization Hasn’t Increased Young Adult Usage Rates in Colorado

A new survey of over 1,000 young adults living in the United States has found that cannabis usage rates among the age group (those aged 18 to 25) hasn’t increased in Colorado since voters legalized the plant – including state-licensed sales – in 2012. The study, conducted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, found that; …

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Poll: 65% of D.C. Voters Support Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

A new NBC4/Washington Post/Marist poll has found that a large majority of voters in Washington D.C. are in favor of Initiative 71, a proposal to legalize cannabis which will be voted on this November. According to the poll, 65% of D.C. Voters support Initiative 71, with just 33% opposed. The highest support was from those …

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Florida NAACP Endorses Medical Cannabis Legalization Initiative

The Florida chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has officially endorsed Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment to legalize medical cannabis which is being voted on this November 4th. “Today is an exciting day for everyone working to pass Amendment 2 this November, especially for patients with debilitating diseases who …

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Cannabis Decriminalization Measure Approved 14 to 2 by Philadelphia City Council

The Philadelphia City Council voted Thursday to decriminalize cannabis, approving a proposal which will now go to Mayor Michael Nutter, who has stated he will sign it into law after the council made some alterations to the measure. The vote was 14 to 2, and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has agreed to abide by the …

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Australia’s Prime Minister Announces Support for Legalizing Medical Cannabis

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced his support for the legalization of medical cannabis. “I have no problem with the medical use of cannabis, just as I have no problem with the medical use of opiates,” Mr Abbott wrote in a recent letter sent to radio host Alan Jones. “If a drug is needed …

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New Study: CBD May Treat Symptoms Responsible For Alcohol and Cocaine Addiction Relapse

A new study published in the September issue of the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism has found strong evidence that cannabidiol, or CBD, may offer highly effective treatment for symptoms known to trigger addiction relapse. The study, conducted by researchers from the Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Department of the Scripps Research Institute, and the University of Maryland …

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