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DEA Report: Cannabis Seizures Climbed by Nearly 20% Last Year - Leafly

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DEA Report: Cannabis Seizures Climbed by Nearly 20% Last Year
Leafly
With eight states voting to legalize some form of cannabis, the pace of cannabis legalization picked up in 2016—but enforcement action by the DEA showed no sign of slowing down. New data from the federal agency indicates cannabis seizures increased by ...
The DEA Seized 5.3 Million Marijuana Plants in 2016MERRY JANE

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Decatur mom arrested after baby tested positive for marijuana - AL.com

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 13:35

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Decatur mom arrested after baby tested positive for marijuana
AL.com
A mother was charged with chemical endangerment of a child Monday after her infant daughter tested positive for marijuana, authorities said. Decatur police said 22-year-old Shimar Reynolds gave birth to a baby girl on July 17 at Decatur Morgan Hospital ...

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Want to study the business of marijuana? There's a degree program for that - USA TODAY

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:48

USA TODAY

Want to study the business of marijuana? There's a degree program for that
USA TODAY
And there are programs that offer marijuana certificates in a variety of disciplines at places such as Oaksterdam University, Cannabis College, and Humboldt Cannabis College, all in California; and THC University, the Grow School and Clover Leaf ...

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20,000 ideas and counting: British Columbians offer feedback on ... - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:01

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20,000 ideas and counting: British Columbians offer feedback on ...
CBC.ca
The B.C. government has received more than 20,000 responses from the public on questions concerning how legal marijuana should be regulated and sold in ...

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Campus Cannabis: The Top 7 Stoniest Major Universities

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The Princeton Review has released its annual compendium of rankings and ratings of institutions of higher learning across the land, The Best 382 Colleges 2018 Edition, and buried deep inside are student survey results that helped the Review determine which colleges and universities are the most (and least) marijuana-friendly.

In addition to a myriad of questions about academics, diversity and community, the survey asked 137,000 students "How widely is marijuana used at your school?"

Before getting to the list, a couple of caveats: First, the survey data is impressionistic—asking respondents how many other students they thought were tokers instead of asking for self-reporting, which would theoretically be more reliable. Second, the Review provides no hard numbers—just rankings—so it's impossible to know if the University of Maine is way stonier than the University of Rhode Island or just a bit stonier.

That said, the general outline of the pot-friendly major campus list is not much of a surprise. Those schools tend to be found in pot-friendly states, generally on the West Coast or in the Northeast. Four of the schools are in states that have already legalized marijuana, and two of them are part of the University of California system.

Here, in rank order, are the Princeton Review's stoniest major universities:

1. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Enrollment: 11,159

Vermont very nearly legalized marijuana this year, only to see legislation fall to a governor's veto, and it's on the short-list to be among the next states to free the weed. Students in Burlington aren't waiting, though.

2. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Enrollment: 27,846

Absolutely not a surprise. This is a campus that has seen monstrous mass smoke-ins—and that was before the state led the way with legalization in 2012. Here's 4/20 the spring after legalization:

 

3. University of Maine, Orono, ME

Enrollment: 9,323

Another legalization state.

4. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Enrollment: 14,801

And another legalization state, and one that has one of the highest rates of marijuana use among the general population.

5. University of California Santa Cruz, CA

Enrollment: 16,962

They better be smoking pot at UC Santa Cruz! That and surfing. And philosophizing. 

6. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Enrollment: 31,710

Wisconsin isn't a legalization state and it's not likely to join the ranks soon, but you have to do something when you're governed by the likes of Scott Walker. Oh, for the days of Miffland!

7. University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Enrollment: 21,574

California dreamin'. UCSB always gets ranked high as a party campus, and the seaside location is quite conducive to stoned musing. No shocker here. The campus wasn't always so mellow though; I watched rioters burn down the Bank of America there in 1971. 

 

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Smoking cannabis increases violent behaviour in young people with mental health disorders, finds study - The Independent

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 01:43

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Smoking cannabis increases violent behaviour in young people with mental health disorders, finds study
The Independent
A new study on cannabis has found that users with mental illness present an increased risk of violent behaviour. The research conducted by the Institut en Santé Mentale de Montréal (Montreal Institute of Menal Health), studied 1,136 patients – from 18 ...

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FL: edible cannabis - WFSU

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 00:55
news.wfsu.org (US) WFSU edible cannabis The medical marijuana company Surterra Therapeutics is urging state health regulators to take steps to allow edible cannabis treatments.B But the roll out for those rules could still be far off on the horizon. (Mon Oct 09 19:55:01 2017 PDT)
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OR: Texas Tech police officer fatally shot, suspect in custody - kugn-am

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kugn.com Earlier this evening, Texas Tech Police made a student welfare check," the statement said. "Upon entering the room, officers found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Earlier this evening, Texas Tech Police made a student welfare check," the statement said. "Upon entering the room, o... (Mon Oct 09 21:54:55 2017 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $drugs(95%), $paraphernalia(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $school(100%)]
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Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 00:50
weow927.com (US) McDonald's is top fast food choice for pot smokers. (Mon Oct 09 19:50:20 2017 PDT)
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OR: Las Vegas police officers describe storming gunman's room - KPTV - FOX 12

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OR: Farmer who rescued missing girl gives $7,000 reward to her - KPTV - FOX 12

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OR: Police: 41,000 pounds of pot, guns seized at illegal grows - KOIN 6

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OR: UN: Colombian police fired on mission sent to probe slayings - KOIN 6

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OR: Washington's Cannabis Industry Isn't As Green As You'd Think - Jefferson Public Radio

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 00:44
ijpr.org (US) The stateb s teens are more likely to smokeB marijuana than young people nationwide. Although we have the same problems with marijuana as we do with liquor abuse. Which is a lot. (Mon Oct 09 21:44:01 2017 PDT)
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OR: California Governor's Office Won't Grant Emergency Declaration For Siskiyou County - Jefferson Public Radio

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 00:44
ijpr.org (US) Ferguson said the governorb s office is already heavily involved in protecting people and the environment affected by cannabis cultivation. (Mon Oct 09 21:44:01 2017 PDT)
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OR: Washington's Cannabis Industry Isn't As Green As You'd Think - Jefferson Public Radio

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OR: California Governor's Office Won't Grant Emergency Declaration For Siskiyou County - Jefferson Public Radio

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