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133% leap in children admitted to ER for marijuana, study finds - CNN

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 00:02

CNN

133% leap in children admitted to ER for marijuana, study finds
CNN
Cannabis is illegal in France, but it has the highest rate of marijuana use in Europe, said Dr. Isabelle Claudet, lead author of the study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. "And that means we are facing an increase in emergency admissions of ...
Marijuana products sending more French kids to ERsReuters

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Marijuana States Try to Curb Smuggling, Avert US Crackdown - U.S. News & World Report

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 23:28

U.S. News & World Report

Marijuana States Try to Curb Smuggling, Avert US Crackdown
U.S. News & World Report
Two reports say Oregon is an epicenter of marijuana production, with cannabis being smuggled across the USA. Oregon and other legalized states are trying to curtail this diversion into the black market, as the federal government considers more ...
Recent busts highlight issue of interstate smuggling from legal marijuana statesThe Cannabist

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Truro cannabis plant contract awarded - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 15:39

TheChronicleHerald.ca

Truro cannabis plant contract awarded
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Dreams of a medical marijuana production facility in Truro are one step closer to fruition. The Truro Herbal Co. (THC) has awarded a contract to Lindsay's Construction of Dartmouth for the development of a state-of-the-art cannabis production facility ...

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Huge marijuana fight explodes in Hawaii - BABW News

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 14:33

BABW News

Huge marijuana fight explodes in Hawaii
BABW News
Hawaii's first medical cannabis dispensary is already having to suspend sales just five days after it began selling marijuana, and the operators aren't happy, lashing out at the government in a scathing statement. The reason for the suspension is ...
Maui medical marijuana dispensary to close temporarilyMiami Herald

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Column: Marijuana is here to stay - The Detroit News

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:52

The Detroit News

Column: Marijuana is here to stay
The Detroit News
We think the latter, which is why we've organized the National Cannabis Summit, to be held Aug. 28-30, in Denver, as the first forum for states and stakeholders to gather and have a neutral, objective, and open conversation about the hard questions.
Marijuana politics emerge as 2020 flash pointPolitico
Is Sessions's Opposition to Legal Marijuana Racially Motivated?Newsweek
Marijuana Legalization May Gain Prominence in 2020 ElectionNewsmax

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Medical cannabis giants eye UK for next 'green rush' ahead of the industry's first conference in London - Telegraph.co.uk

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 12:26

Telegraph.co.uk

Medical cannabis giants eye UK for next 'green rush' ahead of the industry's first conference in London
Telegraph.co.uk
It may seem like an eccentric choice, given cannabis is illegal in Britain. But Saul Kaye, the Israeli entrepreneur behind the event, is confident the country is on the cusp of decriminalising marijuana and ushering in a “green rush” of investment.

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Judge halts Nevada marijuana regulators' licensing move - National Post

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 11:31

News3LV

Judge halts Nevada marijuana regulators' licensing move
National Post
LAS VEGAS — For now, Nevada marijuana regulators won't be able to issue pot distribution licenses to businesses other than liquor wholesalers after all. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2uT17Fd) that a judge on Friday sided with the ...
Distribution of marijuana issue returns to court for a third time this weekNews3LV

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Is Jeff Sessions’ Objection to Marijuana Racially Motivated?

Alternet - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 10:29
Cannabis is not a public safety threat.

Much to the dismay of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved a budget amendment in an appropriations bill covering fiscal 2017.

The amendment would protect states with responsible medical marijuana laws from Department of Justice interference and would help prevent a federal crackdown on state-legal cannabis businesses—a position the majority of Americans support

However, the Department of Justice recently issued a letter that stated "Congress has determined that marijuana is a dangerous drug and that the illegal distribution and sale of marijuana is a crime.” The DOJ is committed to enforcing the Controlled Substances Act under the guise of addressing “the most significant threats to public health and safety.”

Yet, cannabis is not dangerous and it is not a public health or safety threat.

Marijuana has been scientifically proven to be less harmful than alcohol and tobacco (both legal substances under federal law passed by Congress).

When cannabis businesses come into neighborhoods, crime goes down, not up.

In states with with medical marijuana laws, opioid use has even been shown to decrease. This makes it nearly impossible to see any threat at except the lack of federal regulations.

In May, Sessions, an ardent opponent to marijuana legalization, issued a memorandum ordering federal prosecutors to pursue the toughest possible sentences for certain nonviolent drug offenders, which overturned the bipartisan-supported policy of issuing mandatory minimums sentences for non-violent offenders implemented under the Obama Administration. The AG was blasted by Democrats and Republicans alike.

Then, in July, Sessions announced the DOJ was considering rolling back a series of Obama-era curbs on civil-asset forfeiture—a highly disputed practice that would allow law enforcement to permanently seize property, and in many states, cash from individuals and businesses, who may never actually be charged with a crime. This controversial practice is riddled with and is ripe for corruption, considering law enforcement only needs a “suspicion of a crime” to seize assets and, in many states, cash under the program.

Sessions is forcing his outdated, inaccurate views of cannabis on the American people, despite two-thirds of our country passing responsible medical marijuana laws, 61 percent supporting full legalization for adult use, 81 percent backing medical marijuana use, and 71 percent of Americans opposing a federal crackdown on cannabis.

Sessions’ positions are out of sync with President Trump’s goal of creating more well paying jobs and they are out of touch with Americans, veterans, patients, business owners, and the states, who depend on the billions in tax dollars collected from the cannabis industry for important state, county and municipal programs.

While it is clear the majority of Americans have become much more educated about marijuana, Sessions seems to be misleading the country about what marijuana is, its uses and how we even got here in the first place.

This leaves us questioning what Sessions’s war on marijuana is really about?

As Americans, we must ask ourselves tough questions: is this racially motivated?

Is it about our big-money prisons systems?

Is it pressure from political donors? Other special interest groups?

Maybe, it is Harry Anslinger, the father of drug criminalization himself, channeling himself through our Attorney General?

Whatever the explanation, a federal crackdown on the cannabis industry would mean medical marijuana patients and veterans will be denied access to treatments that improve their quality of life. Tens of thousands of Americans would lose their incomes and jobs. Billions less would be collected from cannabis businesses for state and municipal programs.

More otherwise law-abiding citizens would be locked up in prisons. More families will be torn apart. Innovation would be stunted, and pioneering entrepreneurs would be treated as criminals.

Congress has the power to stop Sessions’ Reefer Madness mentality while helping our country combat its opioid crisis, giving our nation's sickest patients access to alternative medical treatments, generating billions in tax dollars for programs, creating jobs and spawning innovation—all of which benefits Americans, not harms them.

Congress should step up and finally pass comprehensive and inclusive legalization reforms. If they do, you can rest assured the American people will applaud them for passing common sense regulations that will benefit our nation, patients, veterans, small businesses and pioneering job creators.

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Israel Could Become Major Exporter of Medical Marijuana - Haaretz

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 09:45

Haaretz

Israel Could Become Major Exporter of Medical Marijuana
Haaretz
Israel's medical marijuana industry is considered a world leader, with delegations from all over the world coming to learn from the country's largest growers. Because Israel has been providing medical marijuana products to Israeli patients for over a ...

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Why marijuana isn't just 'cannabis' (Guest opinion) - OregonLive.com

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 08:00

OregonLive.com

Why marijuana isn't just 'cannabis' (Guest opinion)
OregonLive.com
The people who grow and sell marijana, the people who make up -- and cater to -- the booming industry that is "marijuana," invariably refer to the drug as "cannabis." Consciously or not, this is an attempt to reform the public's view of an increasingly ...

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California finds 'pot of gold' in wine and weed - CNBC

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 07:06

Madison.com

California finds 'pot of gold' in wine and weed
CNBC
On a warm summer evening at a vineyard in Sonoma, California, a group of well-heeled guests gathered at a local Sonoma vineyard sipping rose, feasting on food... and smoking cannabis. The event was hosted by marijuana entrepreneurs looking to build ...
Hey, Marijuana Stock Investors: This Senator Just Introduced a Bill That Completely Legalizes WeedMadison.com

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OH: Wilmington News Journal - Growers say Ohio's tight timeline could delay 1st pot crop

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 00:48
wnewsj.com Wilmington News Journal ! Growers say Ohio's tight timeline could delay 1st pot crop COLUMBUS (AP) -- Officials in Ohio say they don't expect to issue the state's first medical marijuana cultivator l... (Sun Aug 13 18:48:11 2017 PDT)
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OR: Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries Anticipate Eclipse Sales Spike - Jefferson Public Radio

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 00:46
ijpr.org (US) A budtender at the Little Amsterdam marijuana store in Portland, say sales are doubling in advance of the Aug. 21 total ec... (Sun Aug 13 21:46:58 2017 PDT)
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OH: Perrysburg Messenger JOurnal

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 00:40
OH: Perrysburg Messenger JOurnal Trustees set zoning regulations for medical marijuana facilities The Springfield Township trustees unanimously approved a ... (Sun Aug 13 18:40:12 2017 PDT)
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OH: Crime and Courts Database

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 00:39
the-review.com (UK) Nelson also alleged was found to possess two dextroamphetamine extended release pills without a prescription. (Sun Aug 13 18:39:51 2017 PDT)
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Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 00:39
the-review.com (UK) Was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at 21800 Lake Park Blvd. (Sun Aug 13 18:39:51 2017 PDT)
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OR: Holy smoke! Church now worships marijuana

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 00:38
wnd.com WEED THE PEOPLE He and Lee Molloy, as well as a few friends, had just moved from Miami to capitalise on Coloradob s lucrative marijuana market. He and Lee Molloy, as well as a few friends, had just moved from Miami to capitalise on Coloradob s lucrative marijuana mar... (Sun Aug 13 22:38:32 2017 PDT)
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OR: Holy smoke! Church now worships marijuana

Drug News Bot - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 00:38
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OR: Is Lynn Webster, MD a Leading U.S. Pain Specialist -- Or 'Dr. Death' as He Was Called During CNN interview? - Salem-News.Com

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 00:30
salem-news.com (US) Webster leading up to her death may be just one reason the DEA is investigating Webster and his pain clinic. (Sun Aug 13 22:30:42 2017 PDT)
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OH: Medina Gazette

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 00:30
medina-gazette.com (UK) Growers say Ohio's tight timeline could delay 1st pot crop COLUMBUS - Officials in Ohio say they don't expect to issue the state's first medical marijuana... (Sun Aug 13 18:30:51 2017 PDT)
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