Browsing All Posts filed under »MARIJUANA«

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

October 17, 2017

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The team behind the study hopes that their findings can eventually be used to treat people with cannabis use disorder, defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 as a “problematic pattern of cannabis use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress.” By Yasmin Tayagon October 16, 2017 Filed Under Alcohol, Drugs, Neuroscience […]

“I think I had an undercover Cop in my driveway yesterday”…

August 30, 2017

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If you didn’t already know him, meet Daren McCormick.  He lives in Nova Scotia Canada and is one of “Canada’s new oilmen”. He heals the sick, illegally. He is prosecuted, illegally. He has and is being detained in an Amherst facility, most likely illegally, as no signed search warrant was produced before his arrest. The […]

(KY) GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR GET SUED OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA!

June 14, 2017

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BECAUSE THIS STORY IS SO IMPORTANT IN KENTUCKY I HAVE INCLUDED TWO SOURCES OF INFORMATION. PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE VIDEO BELOW TO HEAR THE PRESS CONFERENCE WHICH WAS AIRED ON WLKY. THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED TODAY, JUNE 14TH, 2017, IN JEFFERSON COUNTY KENTUCKY AGAINST GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR BY DANNY […]

ASSET FORFEITURE IS ALIVE AND WELL…

June 13, 2017

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By Brad Devereaux | bdeverea@mlive.com Follow on Twitter on June 12, 2017 at 8:43 AM THREE RIVERS, MI — Police arrested a 22-year-old Elkhart man after a traffic stop for defective equipment and a K9 search that revealed about nine ounces of marijuana, police say. On Saturday evening, June 10, a police officer pulled over […]

Marijuana-Related Charges Will Still Be Used to Build Deportation Cases, the Homeland Security Chief Says

April 19, 2017

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  Kevin Lui Apr 18, 2017 U.S. immigration authorities will continue to enforce federal laws against marijuana and use them as a basis to deport undocumented immigrants, says John Kelly, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security, on Tuesday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "will continue to use marijuana possession, distribution and convictions as essential elements as […]

Hash Bash 2017: The Great Cannabis Betrayal Continues

March 31, 2017

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Bruce Cain·Friday, March 31, 2017 I would very much appreciate it if you would re-post and republish this article as widely as possible. Whether you live in the US, Canada — or anywhere around the world — your right to “grow and sell” your own Cannabis is under assault. I have been a small voice […]

Garrett introduces legislation to remove marijuana from controlled substances list

March 2, 2017

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February 27, 2017 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today 5th District Congressman Tom Garrett introduced legislation aimed at federally decriminalizing marijuana. The short title for this legislation is cited as the "Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017." If passed, this bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list – joining other industries […]

‘America Is Full Of Hypocrites’: Marijuana Lifer John Knock Speaks Out

February 21, 2017

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By Tess Allen  |  Feb 20, 2017 Days after John Knock learned that his application for clemency had been denied – meaning he would have to continue serving out two life sentences plus 20 years for a non-violent cannabis offense – he found himself transfixed by a story on NPR. “There was [someone on the […]

Smoke & ministers: Israel moves to allow medical marijuana exports

February 5, 2017

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Published time: 5 Feb, 2017 An Israeli government committee has given the first go-ahead for the country to export medical marijuana. The green light came from a ministerial committee on Sunday, but the legislation could take months to get through parliament. The measure could generate an estimated 1 billion shekels ($267 million) per year for […]

Cannabis convict Eddy Lepp free from prison

December 9, 2016

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Lepp, age 64, hailed as a “marijuana martyr” by supporters   By Lisa M. Krieger | lkrieger@bayareanewsgroup.com PUBLISHED: December 7, 2016 at 9:59 am | UPDATED: December 8, 2016 at 9:16 am     SAN FRANCISCO — Free after eight years of federal imprisonment, one of the nation’s most celebrated cannabis convicts came home to […]

Legal Marijuana Poses a Problem for Gun Buyers

November 15, 2016

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Firearm purchases by drug users are prohibited by federal law; Alaska Republican is taken aback By Gary Fields and Kristina Peterson Updated Nov. 14, 2016 6:04 p.m. ET 37 COMMENTS Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s husband and sons ordered her a new Benelli 12-gauge shotgun as a gift, but when the Alaska Republican—and enthusiastic duck hunter—went to […]

Marijuana Possession Played Key Role in Police Shooting of Keith Scott

September 25, 2016

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By Daniel Politi Possession of marijuana played a significant role in the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Kerry Putney said during a news conference that officers were trying to serve a warrant for someone else when they spotted Scott rolling “what they believed to be a marijuana ‘blunt’" […]

The DEA could resume sending medical marijuana patients and caregivers to prison at the end of this month — unless you act right now.

September 14, 2016

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The DEA could resume sending medical marijuana patients and caregivers to prison at the end of this month — unless you act right now. You probably already know that for the past two years our movement has succeeded in passing Congressional amendments preventing the Justice Department from interfering with state medical cannabis laws. But those […]

Ellen Brown Asks if Monsanto Will Win The War On Weed

July 12, 2016

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Corbett • 07/11/2016 • 4 Comments   Voter initiatives like California’s “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” have many celebrating the legalization of the long-demonised plant. But as Ellen Brown writes in her new article, “The ‘War on Weed’ Is Winding Down – But Will Monsanto/Bayer Be the Winner?” the push toward legalization is being steered […]

Democrats call for ‘pathway’ to marijuana legalization

July 10, 2016

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      By David Weigel July 9 at 6:27 PM ORLANDO — The Democratic Party endorsed a "reasoned pathway to future legalization" of marijuana and called for the drug to be downgraded in the Controlled Substances Act, in a tense and unexpected victory for supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Going into the platform committee […]

As Marijuana Goes Mainstream, California Pioneers Rot in Federal Prison

April 14, 2016

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Luke Scarmazzo and Ricardo Montes opened a dispensary in Modesto. Now they’re doing 20 years in federal prison. Their families want them home. By Angela Bacca / AlterNet April 13, 2016 Behind the headlines about President Obama’s historic visit to federal prisons and highly publicized releases of non-violent drug offenders, the numbers tell a different […]

A Maricopa County nonprofit that makes much of its money off low-level marijuana offenders would take a big financial hit if Arizona voters legalize marijuana in November

January 26, 2016

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The Treatment Assessment Screening Center, better known as TASC, contracts with the county to provide six months of mandatory drug-treatment services for first- or second-time offenders who get busted for possession of illegal drugs. TASC participants, with exceptions for low-income offenders, pay their own way for the program If Arizonans vote "yes" on the Colorado-style […]

Red Vanwinkle explains why we must regulate cannabis like alcohol in kentucky

December 12, 2015

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  December 12, 2015 Good morning everybody! Will you help me? Above: Patient in Illinois tends to a plant in 2010. Today I will be sharing a story that only a handful of people knows about. Some know just enough, that I have been asked many times over the years to share publicly. I haven’t […]

Kevin Sabet Is The Marijuana Movement’s Biggest Threat, But Can He Really Stop ‘Big Pot’?

December 9, 2015

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By Joel Warner @joelmwarner j.warner@ibtimes.com on December 09 2015 8:02 AM EST BETHESDA, Maryland — Kevin Sabet, the man Salon called the quarterback of the new anti-drug movement, the guy Rolling Stone labeled the No. 1 enemy of marijuana legalization, the 36-year-old political wunderkind whom High Times has declared the devil himself, takes the stage […]

The DEA has failed to eradicate marijuana. Now Congress wants it to stop trying.

November 27, 2015

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By Christopher Ingraham November 27 at 12:46 PM The Drug Enforcement Administration is not having a great year. The chief of the agency stepped down in April under a cloud of scandal. The acting administrator since then has courted ridicule for saying pot is "probably not" as dangerous as heroin, and more recently he provoked […]

Three Individuals Growing Medical Marijuana In WA State Convicted And Sent To Prison

November 10, 2015

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Darren Smith 2d ago Washington By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor Nearly a year and a half ago we featured a story describing the plight of the “Kettle Falls Five” who were arrested by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency on charges relating to marijuana cultivation and firearms violations.  I am reprinting here portions of my previous […]

Teen who committed suicide had just been told by school administrators that he had ‘ruined his life’ after marijuana bust at homecoming dance

October 12, 2015

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  Hayden Long, a 16-year-old sophomore and quarterback at Geneva High School, was found dead on Monday in his family’s Ohio home He was one of six students questioned and disciplined at the school’s homecoming dance on October 3 for smelling like marijuana Long’s friend, Hank Sigel, wrote an open letter describing the conditions in […]