Category Archive: News

DEA Chief Resigning by Week’s End

Chuck Rosenberg, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will resign at the end of the week, according to law enforcement officials. According to a report today by the New York Times, Rosenberg plans to retire as he’s become convinced that President Trump has little respect for the law. Rosenberg, who was appointed by President Barack …

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Philippines Health Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

A key legislative committee in the Philippines has given approval to legislation that would legalize medical cannabis throughout the country. The House Health Committee approved House Bill 180 on Monday, known as the Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act. The bill, which now moves towards a vote by the full House of Representatives, would legalize and …

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Study: 24% of Cancer Patients Use Medical Marijuana, 74% Want More Info

According to a new study published in the journal Cancer, nearly one in four cancer patients have consumed medical marijuana in the past year, with more than one in five having consumed it in the past month. “Cannabis is purported to alleviate symptoms related to cancer treatment, although the patterns of use among cancer patients …

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Report: Marijuana Legalization May Have Led to Drop in Murder and Rape Rates in Washington and Oregon

A new report by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) has found that marijuana legalization may have helped to reduce rape and murder rates in both Washington and Oregon. In their second assessment report on the impact of marijuana legalization, WSIPP also found no evidence that marijuana legalization has increased marijuana usage rates …

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Las Vegas Gets 24-Hour Marijuana Store

Las Vegas has become one of the first places in the United States where marijuana can be purchased legally 24 hours a day. The Las Vegas City Council has voted Wednesday in favor of allowing Oasis Cannabis, a legal marijuana shop in the city, to stay open 24 hours a day. Up until this point …

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New Poll Finds Strong Support for Medical Cannabis Legalization Initiative Among Utah Voters

A strong majority of Utah voters, including a majority of those who are “very active” in the Mormon Church, support an initiative to legalize medical cannabis, according to new polling. Utah voters are overwhelming in favor of legalizing the medical use of cannabis, a new UtahPolicy.com poll has found. 74% stated that they are in favor …

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Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules Roadside Drunk Driving Tests Not Valid for Marijuana

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that field sobriety tests used to determine if someone is drunk cannot be legally used as conclusive evidence that a motorist is under the influence of marijuana. According to the Associated Press, the Supreme Judicial Court said it was reasonable for police officers to testify — as non-expert …

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Washington Regulators Seek Public Comment on Legalizing Home Cultivation for All Adults

By NORML The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is seeking written public comment and will hold a public hearing on Wed. Oct. 4, 2017 on whether the State should allow home grows of recreational marijuana. Legislation enacted in 2017 directs the WSLCB to “conduct a study of regulatory options for the legalization of …

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Peru: Committee Unanimously Approves Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Peru’s Congressional Committee on National Defense has given approval to legislation that would legalize medical cannabis. According to Congressman Alberto de Belaunde saidö, “The Commission on Defense has unanimously decided to propose the law that decriminalizes the medicinal use of cannabis”. Approval of the measure comes amid public outcry over a police raid on a …

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Community “Heartbroken” After Washington Budtender Found Deceased, Two of Three Suspects in Police Custody

A budtender from Lucid Cannabis Company in Cheney, Washington has been found deceased after being abducted. Cameron Smith’s body was discovered by Spokane County Rescue just off State Route 904 west of Cheney, on September 15 around 3 p.m., states Leafly. Police described the location of Smith’s body as being “concealed in heavy cover” several feet …

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