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FL: Medical Marijuana Activists Begin Gathering Signatures For New Ballot Measure - WUSF News

Drug News Bot - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:02
wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu (US) Medical Marijuana Activists Begin Gathering Signatures For New Ballot Measure ! WUSF News Medical Marijuana Activists Begin Gathering Signatures... (Tue Apr 03 20:02:35 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $dissent_attacked(50%), $propaganda_theme8(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $reform_referenda(80%), $fl_amendment_2_2014(80%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(85%), $youth(60%), $aggrandizement(50%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%), $assoc_press(100%)]
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FL: GOP Lawmaker Files Medical Marijuana Bill - WUSF News

Drug News Bot - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:02
wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu (US) GOP Lawmaker Files Medical Marijuana Bill ! WUSF News GOP Lawmaker Files Medical Marijuana Bill There's ... (Tue Apr 03 20:02:35 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(100%), $propaganda_theme2(75%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $propaganda_theme7(100%), $dissent_attacked(50%), $propaganda_theme8(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $drug_law(100%), $legalization(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $youth(60%)]
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FL: Poll Shows Heavy Support For Medical Marijuana -- Again - WUSF News

Drug News Bot - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:02
wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu (US) Has signaled it is willing to put a revised pot initiative before voters in 2016 if lawmakers don't approve legalization. (Tue Apr 03 20:02:35 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $gateway(55%), $propaganda_theme4(55%), $propaganda_theme7(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $reform_referenda(80%), $fl_amendment_2_2014(80%), $govt_prohib_other(100%), $legalization(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $school(100%)]
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FL: Jim Saunders - News Service of Florida - WUSF News

Drug News Bot - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:02
wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu (US) Opponents Launch Salvo Against Marijuana Amendment Opponents of a ballot initiative to legalize medical ma... (Tue Apr 03 20:02:35 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $gateway(55%), $propaganda_theme4(55%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $propaganda_theme7(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $legalization(100%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $alcohol(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(85%), $youth(60%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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FL: Advocates Want To Re-Classify Misdemeanors For Marijuana Possession - WUSF News

Drug News Bot - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:02
wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu (US) Nearly 43000 Floridians were arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession. National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and medical cannabis patients believe Florida cannabis laws are strict. (Tue Apr 03 20:02:35 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(65%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $gateway(55%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $propaganda_theme7(100%), $dissent_attacked(90%), $propaganda_theme8(90%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $drug_ngo(100%), $drug_law(100%), $drug_reform_ngo(100%), $norml(100%), $flcan(100%), $prohibition_agency(70%), $secret_evidence(50%), $legalization(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(85%), $various_drugs(90%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%), $assoc_press(100%)]
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FL: Opioid Use Lower In States That Eased Marijuana Laws - WUSF News

Drug News Bot - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:02
wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu (US) "We do know that cannabis is much less risky than opiates. " says "We do know that cannabis is much less risky than opiates. (Tue Apr 03 20:02:35 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(100%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $gateway(55%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $propaganda_theme6(65%), $propaganda_theme7(100%), $dissent_attacked(90%), $propaganda_theme8(90%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $drug_law(100%), $compassion_club(100%), $govt_prohib_other(100%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(100%), $pharms(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $opioid(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $heroin(100%), $cannabis(100%), $oxycodone(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(75%), $school(100%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%)]
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FL: Richard Harris - WUSF News

Drug News Bot - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:02
wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu (US) Opioid Use Lower In States That Eased Marijuana Laws Medical marijuana appears to have put a dent in the opioid abuse epidemic. (Tue Apr 03 20:02:35 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme2(100%), $propaganda_theme3(55%), $propaganda_theme6(65%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $drug_law(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $opioid(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $narcotic(100%), $cannabis(100%), $tobacco(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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Regulated marijuana production test will include health warnings: Volkskrant - DutchNews.nl

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 00:17

Regulated marijuana production test will include health warnings: Volkskrant
DutchNews.nl
Growers will be asked to go through a public tender process for the contracts and will have to fulfill strict conditions. For example, they will have to meet centrally-agreed rules on packaging (which will include a health warning similar to tobacco ...

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CN ON: Marijuana-Dispensary Raid Charges Not Sticking In Court

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 00:00
London Free Press, 03 Apr 2018 - More than half the charges laid against London marijuana dispensary staffers and operators swept up in a series of raids on the illegal businesses in the past two years have been withdrawn, court records examined by The Free Press show. London police have launched seven raids in three separate crackdowns on city pot shops since August 2016, resulting in 49 charges against 15 people.
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CN BC: Vet Can't Imagine Practising Today Without CBD

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 00:00
Richmond News, 01 Apr 2018 - Veterinarian Katherine Kramer remembers an 18-year-old cat she recommended be put on hemp-based cannabidoil (CBD). "It had heart disease and pancreatitis so painful the traditional amount of pain medication knocked him out and he had no quality of life," says Kramer, a veterinarian at Vancouver Animal Wellness Clinic. "So, I contacted the [medicinal marijuana] Compassion Club."
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US MA: Mass. Pot Business Applications Strong On First Day Of

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 00:00
Boston Globe, 03 Apr 2018 - In just the first day of accepting preliminary applications, the Cannabis Control Commission said 23 companies and entrepreneurs had submitted requests for expedited licensing, and another 167 were in the process after the agency launched its online licensing system Monday. "Yesterday was a seminal day in the thus-far-brief history of the commission," said Steve Hoffman, the agency's chairman. "There were probably a large number of people that didn't think we'd be ready on April 2 to start accepting applications," but the agency's regulations were in place on time last month and its system worked smoothly, he added.
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US AK: Alaska Marijuana Testing Lab Closes, Leaving Only 2 In State

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 00:00
Kansas City Star, 01 Apr 2018 - One of only three marijuana testing labs in Alaska has shut down, leaving the state's cannabis growers with only two options for state-mandated testing. Steep Hill Alaska, of Anchorage, declared in an Instagram post Thursday that the lab is "suspending cannabis testing operations on March 31," the Juneau Empire reported .
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US MA: Recreational Marijuana Licensing To Begin Monday

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 00:00
Boston Globe, 01 Apr 2018 - On Monday at noon, decades of debate all come down to this: a click of a computer mouse by a state technology contractor. With that, the Massachusetts state government's system for legal pot use will blink to life, and businesses can begin applying for licenses to grow, process, and sell cannabis to adults 21 and older.
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US MD: CBD Is Cannabis That Won't Get You High. So Why Are So Many

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 00:00
Baltimore Sun, 30 Mar 2018 - In a lowlit room at Joy's Spa in Washington, Dawn Franklin is smoothing a creamy white mask onto Jessica Osorio's face. The mask, she says, is infused with chamomile and sage and aloe vera, plus one ingredient that she still has to explain to her clients: CBD. An aesthetician, Franklin started working with an Oregon chemist last year to make CBD products for the skin, believing that a little of it swiped onto the face could help repair the ravages of age.
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US IL: Synthetic Pot Leaves 2 Dead And Dozens Hospitalized In Chicago

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 00:00
Chicago Tribune, 02 Apr 2018 - Two people have died and 56 sickened in the Chicago area and central Illinois after using synthetic pot, popularly known as K2 and Spice, state officials said on Monday. Over the weekend, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that one person had died after using synthetic cannabinoid products, but on Monday the state agency announced that a second person had also perished. Generally, those sickened by the drug have been hospitalized for internal bleeding as well as blood coming from the ears, eyes and mouth.
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US: Studies Link Legal Marijuana With Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 00:00
Lexington Herald-Leader, 02 Apr 2018 - Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids. But some research suggests marijuana may encourage opioid use, and so might make the epidemic worse.
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US SC: Opioid Alternative Or Gateway To Legal Pot?

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 00:00
The State, 29 Mar 2018 - Medical marijuana cleared a key committee on Thursday and headed to the floor of the S.C. Senate. But the 8-6 vote by the Senate Medical Affairs Committee came as enforcement leaders are hardening their opposition, saying it is another step toward legalized recreational marijuana in the Palmetto State.
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Maximum of 10 Dutch municipalities to test regulated cannabis: report - NL Times

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 22:37

NL Times

Maximum of 10 Dutch municipalities to test regulated cannabis: report
NL Times
Only after this evaluation will a decision be made on whether to introduce regulated cannabis cultivation and sale nationwide. The bill also contains strict requirements for packaging and transport of the regulated cannabis. In this way the government ...

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Police enforcement of marijuana shops will level playing field, says ... - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 17:44

Police enforcement of marijuana shops will level playing field, says ...
CBC.ca
Jason Childs, an associate professor of economics at the University of Regina, says dispensaries that were raided could have damaged their chance to apply for a licence. Six unlicensed retailers were raided last week in Regina.

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Legalized medical cannabis lowers opioid use, study finds - Science Daily

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 17:40

Science Daily

Legalized medical cannabis lowers opioid use, study finds
Science Daily
We're just observing what changes when medical cannabis laws are enacted, and we see big reductions in opiate use." The researchers examined all common prescriptions opiates, including hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, methadone and fentanyl. Because ...
Opioids prescribed less in states where medical marijuana legal, studies findThe Guardian
Getting too high? Canadian marijuana stocks skyrocket, raising bubble fearsMarketWatch
Cannabis Investors Could Reap A Pot Of Gold, Says AnalystForbes
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