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Survey: 75% of NFL Players Believe Cannabis Isn’t More Dangerous Than Alcohol

A new survey released by ESPN.com’s NFL Nation has found that 75% of players in the National Football League believe that cannabis is no more dangerous than alcohol. The poll asked the question as such; “Do you agree with President Obama that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol?” Of the 100-plus players surveyed, 82 …

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U.S. Government to Grow Over 1,400 Pounds of Cannabis in 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced Tuesday that it is drastically increasing the amount of cannabis the federal government plans to grow this year for research purposes; from 46.3 pounds, to 1,433 pounds. The DEA put this move up for public comment on May 5th after giving it initial approval; only one person submitted an …

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Jury Nullification: Learn About It, Spread the Word

Jury nullification is one of the most effective weapons activists have in their civil-rights arsenal when combating bad, unjust laws. Despite this, far too few people know about and understand what jury nullification is, or that it even exists. Jury nullification is the act of a jury acquitting someone of a charge by finding them …

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Illinois Governor Signs Hemp Research Bill Into Law

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed House Bill 5085 into law, a proposal to allow universities and the state’s Department of Agriculture to study industrial hemp. The bill was passed unanimously in the state’s Senate in May, and was approved by the House shortly after with an 81 to 34 vote. Under the new law, …

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Cannabis Use Reduces Risk of Domestic Violence in Married Couples, Finds Study

A new study published by the National Institute of Health has found that cannabis use reduces the risk of domestic violence in both men and women, with the risk being lowest when both partners are consumers of the plant. “Research on the association between marijuana use and intimate partner violence (IPV) has generated inconsistent findings, …

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Study: Opioid Overdose Deaths Drop As Much As 50% in States Where Medical Cannabis is Legalized

A new study published online yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine has found states that have legalized medical cannabis have seen a drastic reduction of opioid overdose mortality rates. Researchers from the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the University of Pennsylvania, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Johns …

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Pennsylvania Superior Court: Mandatory Minimum Sentences are Unconstitutional

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled that mandatory minimum sentences – including those imposed on nonviolent drug crimes – are unconstitutional, a ruling which will have a large and immediate impact on the state’s legal system. The court made the ruling as part of a case against a Montgomery County man, James Newman, who received …

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Kansas Democratic Party Endorses Medical Cannabis Legalization, Adds it as Party Platform

The Kansas Democratic Party has officially endorsed the legalization of medical cannabis, adding it as a party platform and vowing to work towards it in the upcoming legislative session. The announcement was made Saturday night in Wichita during Demofest, an annual convention. “Kansas Democrats support the availability of marijuana for medical use and protection of …

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