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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CLIII

John Oliver, comedian and host of Last Week Tonight, has the right idea here. Marijuana laws do have a big impact, including on environmental regulations and international treaties. Marijuana laws also can empower or disempower drug cartels, increase or lessen the opioid addiction crisis, improve or worsen racial politics, create or reduce jobs, and increase or reduce access

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CLII

This week in ridiculous cannabis quotes that ignore science is brought to you by Dr. Joe Godfrey, Executive Director of the Alabama Citizens Action Program (ALCAP). Godfrey claims to serve as “Alabama’s moral compass” and the aim of his group is to “protect…children from the dangers associated with immoral behaviors and the temptations they face in

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CLI

Should we laugh or cry? Comedian Stephen Colbert’s analogy hits the mark on the absurdity of Jeff Session’s cannabis views. Colbert was responding to the following Sessions comment about combatting violent crime: I realize this may be an unfashionable belief in a time of growing tolerance of drug use.  But too many lives are at stake

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The Government Cannabis Research Fail

Yesterday, the Washington Post ran an illuminating and sad little story on government marijuana, which is pot grown under the oversight of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The government marijuana photographed and featured in the story is a sample distributed to a researcher for use in ongoing clinical studies for treatment of military

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Marijuana Stock Fraud and Outsider Negligence

Don’t lie to your investors, and don’t be taken in by investments that don’t make sense. That’s the moral of this story, which made the rounds based on an SEC press release on Friday. A few years ago, the founder of a marijuana ancillary services company allegedly pumped up the value of that company with

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXLIX

How refreshing: a politician who thinks sensibly about cannabis. Prime Minister Trudeau is correct: you don’t need to enjoy marijuana or want access to it to support its legalization. Legalization speaks for itself. It’s good for the economy as it creates jobs and generates tax revenue. It’s good for those that use cannabis medicinally and/or recreationally and

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXLVII

White House Press Secretary and public enemy Sean Spicer is anti-science and a liar. His attempt to link cannabis to the opioid crisis in this country directly conflicts with the actual evidence. First off, marijuana is not an opioid. Opioids are highly addictive and neurologically dangerous, whereas cannabis is neither. Second, and as we wrote

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXLVI

Dr. Hurd, the Ward-Coleman Chair of Translational Neuroscience and the Director of the Center for Addictive Disorders at Mount Sinai, speaks here to cannabis’ medicinal properties. She has extensively studied whether marijuana can help ease withdrawal symptoms in heroin users, and her work was published in the journal Trends in Neurosciences this past Thursday. Dr. Hurd’s work

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California Wants You for the Cannabis Advisory Committee

Last Friday, the California Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR) announced in a press release that it has begun seeking applicants to participate in a Cannabis Advisory Committee. The role of the Committee will be to help the Bureau and other state agencies – the Department of Food and Agriculture (DFA) and the Department of

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Does Marijuana Policy Spark Activism?

President Trump’s actions have sparked massive activist energy from progressives. His Executive Order on immigration created waves of protests at cities and airports across the country. Those protests have been significant in getting lawmakers that oppose Trump’s actions to take stands where possible. Without massive protests, Washington’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson may never have brought