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Epileptic boy Billy Caldwell has 'life-threatening seizures' after cannabis confiscated - Sky News

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:53

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Epileptic boy Billy Caldwell has 'life-threatening seizures' after cannabis confiscated
Sky News
"I'm absolutely devastated that we're back to where we were nearly two years ago before medicinal cannabis. "He's a beautiful, sweet, innocent wee boy who doesn't deserve this callous treatment." Ms Caldwell said she believed the confiscated treatment ...

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Meet the Man Sentenced to 13 Years for Two Marijuana Joints

Alternet - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:18
Bernard Noble shares his heartbreaking story—one that is all too common thanks to the war on drugs.

This podcast was originally published on Drugs and Stuff, a podcast from the Drug Policy Alliance.

We were lucky to talk with Bernard Noble, who recently came home after serving more than 7 years in a Louisiana prison. Bernard was finally granted parole after being sentenced to 13 years for allegedly possessing two joints of marijuana. You’ll hear all about this grave injustice directly from the man whose case drew national attention as an example of extremely harsh drug sentences in the United States, and how an entire family is tragically affected when a parent is sent to prison.

We were also joined by DPA's Anthony Papa, who became the first person in New York State history to receive both clemency (from Gov. George Pataki 1997) and a pardon (from Gov. Andrew Cuomo 2016) after he was unfairly sentenced to 15-to-life for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense under New York’s draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws. This discussion between two men who served a number of years behind bars because of the war on drugs is powerful and, at times, heart-breaking.

If you want to support Bernard, you can give here: https://www.youcaring.com/bernardnoble-1182699

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Lawmakers In Illinois Embrace Medical Marijuana As An Opioid Alternative - NPR

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:59

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Lawmakers In Illinois Embrace Medical Marijuana As An Opioid Alternative
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A painkiller prescription could become a ticket for medical marijuana in Illinois. Lawmakers there passed a bill making anyone with a prescription for opioids eligible for its medical cannabis program. With this move, Illinois joins a growing number of ...
The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research ...The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Illinois General Assembly - Bill Status for SB0336Illinois General Assembly
Opioid Data Dashboard - Illinois Department of Public Health - Illinois.govIllinois Department of Public Health
LWW Journals -Illinois Department of Public Health - Illinois.gov
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Portugal's parliament legalizes cannabis-based medicines | Reuters - Reuters

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:39

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Portugal's parliament legalizes cannabis-based medicines | Reuters
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LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill on Friday to legalize marijuana-based medicines, after rejecting earlier proposals to ...

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Marathon vote ends, MPs head home, leaving marijuana bill amendments in limbo - CTV News

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:36

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Marathon vote ends, MPs head home, leaving marijuana bill amendments in limbo
CTV News
Meanwhile, the sister legislation to the Cannabis Act, Bill C-46 regarding drug-impaired driving was passed by the Senate with amendments Thursday, forcing the bill back to the House for consideration of the changes. That bill will then follow a ...

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Deputy chief concerned about increased fire risk from home-grown cannabis - HalifaxToday.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 06:41

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Deputy chief concerned about increased fire risk from home-grown cannabis
HalifaxToday.ca
The deputy chief of Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency never thought he'd be promoting how to safely grow cannabis, but with legalization expected at some point this year, that's exactly what he's doing. Roy Hollett is concerned about the increased ...

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Tory MP fears Canada Day will be defaced by 'disgusting' cannabis leaf T-shirts, flags when pot is legalized - Globalnews.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 06:01

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Tory MP fears Canada Day will be defaced by 'disgusting' cannabis leaf T-shirts, flags when pot is legalized
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Conservative MP from Sarnia-Lambton Marilyn Gladu is calling on the government to ban the production of “disgusting” clothing and paraphernalia promoting cannabis, fearing it will become more prevalent after marijuana is legalized and that the items ...

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OR: US Coast Guard crew seizes cocaine worth $206 million - kugn-am

Drug News Bot - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:57
kugn.com US Coast Guard crew seizes cocaine worth $206 million ! kugn-am US Coast Guard crew seizes cocaine worth $206 million (CNN) -- A recent deployment in the Pacific Ocean proved very successful for a US Coast Guard crew: During their 80-day patrol they seized nearly 12,000 pounds of cocaine worth around $206 milli... (Fri Jun 15 21:57:57 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme1(60%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $prohibition(100%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $narcotic(100%), $cocaine(100%), $various_drugs(95%)]
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OR: US Coast Guard crew seizes 12,000 pounds of cocaine - KPTV - FOX 12

Drug News Bot - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:51
kptv.com (US) US Coast Guard crew seizes 12,000 pounds of cocaine - KPTV - FOX 12 US Coast Guard crew seizes 12,000 pounds of cocaine (Meredith/CNN) -- A recent deployment in the Pacific Ocean proved very successful for a US Coast Guard... (Fri Jun 15 21:51:47 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme1(60%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $prohibition(100%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $narcotic(100%), $cocaine(100%), $various_drugs(95%)]
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OR: Lawmakers In Illinois Embrace Medical Marijuana As An Opioid Alternative - Jefferson Public Radio

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:46
ijpr.org (US) Marijuana advocates have some doubts about whether he'll sign it. The state's medical cannabis program currently has about Harmon says he hopes the measure will reduce the number of opioids prescribed to new patients and help others taper off. (Fri Jun 15 21:46:12 2018 PDT)
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OR: Josephine County Suffers Setback In Its Cannabis Crackdown - Jefferson Public Radio

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:46
ijpr.org (US) Josephine County officials have suffered a setback inB an ongoing effort to crack down onB cannabisB grows in the county b but a far weightier fight is still in play. (Fri Jun 15 21:46:12 2018 PDT)
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OR: 6-15-18: JOSEPHINE COUNTY LOSES MARIJUANA RULING. - KMED-AM - Turning up YOUR voice - AM 1140 KMED

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:43
kmed.com (US) JOSEPHINE COUNTY LOSES MARIJUANA RULING. - KMED-AM - Turning up YOUR voice - AM 1140 KMED JOSEPHINE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAVE LOST AN APPEALS COURT RULING IN THEIR ATTEMPT TO RESTRICT COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA PRODUCTION. (Fri Jun 15 21:43:43 2018 PDT)
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OR: SPECIAL REPORT: Pets on Pot

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:35
kezi.com (US) With how fast the marijuana industry is growing. She was left with little options until her husband. Chuck was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and issued a medical marijuana card. (Fri Jun 15 21:35:49 2018 PDT)
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OR: Pot buffer zone moves forward

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:35
kezi.com (US) A proposed buffer zone in Eugene between marijuana stores moved forward on Tuesday night and will now head to the city council. (Fri Jun 15 21:35:49 2018 PDT)
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OR: Marijuana growers in Josephine County prevail in court

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:35
kezi.com (US) Marijuana growers in Josephine County prevail in court The county commission in December tried to ban commercial pot farming on smaller rural residential lots and to drastically reduce larger grow site... (Fri Jun 15 21:35:49 2018 PDT)
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OR: Marijuana Growers Prevail Over Josephine County Appeal

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:33
kdrv.com (US) "Some participants in the marijuana industry have been abundantly clear that they will challenge any meaningful regulation the county introduces. (Fri Jun 15 21:33:55 2018 PDT)
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OR: County Commissioners Work To Refine Pot Rules

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:30
kbnd.com Deschutes County Commissioners are looking to further refine marijuana restrictions. (Fri Jun 15 21:30:27 2018 PDT)
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OR: KAJO 99.7FM - News Story

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:28
kajo.com (US) Oregon Court Dismisses Josephine County Appeal for Pot Growing Restrictions The State Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal by administrators of a prime Southern Oregon marijuana-growing county who had been foiled in their attempt to restrict commercial pot production. (Fri Jun 15 21:28:35 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Embassy angered by Tory MP linking Mexican visitors to illegal drug trade andrsaquo; Medicine Hat News

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:22
medicinehatnews.com (US) The Mexican government is taking a Conservative MP to task for implying that many Mexican visitors to Canada are involved in the illegal drug trade. (Fri Jun 15 02:22:56 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Hugo - Le Journal de Montreal

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:17
journaldemontreal.com Le pot peut entraC.ner des symptC4mes psychotiques B+Ces dC)couvertes sont inC)dites puisqub elles C)tablissent que le lien entre le cannabis et la vulnC)rabilitC) C la psychoseB;. ... (Fri Jun 15 02:17:54 2018 PDT)
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