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FL: Headed Homeward - UpWords - June 19 - WTBN 570 and 910 AM - Tampa, FL

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CANADA: Glace Bay man enters guilty pleas on drug charges - Local - News - Cape Breton Post

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:05
capebretonpost.com (US) Glace Bay man enters guilty pleas on drug charges ! Local ! News ! Cape Breton Post Glace Bay man enters guilty pleas on drug charges ... (Tue Jun 19 02:05:48 2018 PDT)
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Does marijuana increase sexual desire? - CNN

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CNN

Does marijuana increase sexual desire?
CNN
Researchers are beginning to study the link between cannabis and sexual desire, with some interesting results. In one recent study, for example, investigators found that men and women who used marijuana daily had about 20% more sex during the previous ...
State warns that if Utah voters OK medical marijuana, writing new rules may miss deadline and trigger wide-open grow ...Salt Lake Tribune
Regulations for new Utah cannabis laws several months awayKSL.com
Scoring guides used by Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission members to rate pot growers variedArkansas Online

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CANADA: Glace Bay man enters guilty pleas on drug charges - Local - News - Cape Breton Post

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CANADA: L'addiction aux jeux video reconnue comme maladie par l'Organisation mondiale de la sante

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FL: The Sky 973 - FM News Talk

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FL: The Sky 973 - FM News Talk

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William Hague calls for Theresa May to legalise cannabis - The Guardian

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:38

The Guardian

William Hague calls for Theresa May to legalise cannabis
The Guardian
“It must now be asked whether Britain should join the many other countries that permit medicinal-grade marijuana, or indeed join Canada in preparing for a lawful, regulated market in cannabis for recreational use as well. Can British Conservatives be ...
Lord Hague says government should 'be bold' and legalise cannabisSky News
Cannabis war 'comprehensively lost', says William HagueBBC News
Britain has lost the war on cannabis, says former Tory leader William HagueBusiness Day
The Times -Evening Standard
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US PA: Pennsylvania House Moves To Reinstate Medical Marijuana

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:00
Morning Call, 19 Jun 2018 - State lawmakers moved Tuesday to reinstate the research provision of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law, a month after a court decision left it in limbo. The House voted 167-31 to change the law by laying out more explicitly the goal of its provisions allowing medical schools to partner with companies that grow the drug and provide it to patients.
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US PA: Medical Marijuana Patients, Legally Banned From Driving, May

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 19 Jun 2018 - A PASS IN PA. All marijuana users are forbidden from operating a car, truck, boat, or an airplane under Pennsylvania statute. That poses a conundrum for medical marijuana patients who need to drive and want to stay within the bounds of law.
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The Power and Promise of Psychedelics: Michael Pollan Show Us How to Change Our Minds

Alternet - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:05
The acclaimed foodie author serves up a heaping platter of mind-bending science and history.

Can psychedelic drugs improve our lives? Michael Pollan thinks so, and he makes a pretty persuasive case in his latest book, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.

This is good stuff. Pollan elegantly blends science, medicine, memoir, travel writing and history in a dazzlingly authoritative dive into his subject matter. If you want to read only one book on psychedelics, make it this one.

The subject is something of a departure for Pollan, who has risen to prominence as the consummate foodie, authoring such well-known tomes as The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Food Rules, and In Defense of Food. But it’s not entirely surprising: In his 2001 The Botany of Desire, Pollan delved into the world psychoactive substance to examine the mutually beneficial relationship between humans and marijuana. (He also described our relationship with apples, tulips, and potatoes.)

In his current effort, Pollan dives into the science of psychedelics, going deep into brain chemistry and the actual mechanisms by which these drugs alter consciousness. Basically, the science suggests, psychedelics damp down the brain’s default mode network, the cerebral mechanism that allows us to maintain normal consciousness. When the default mode network is weakened, new neural pathways open up, brain parts that don’t usually communicate with each other start talking, and the going gets weird.

And that opens the door not only for trippy imagery, but also for spiritual epiphanies or, less grandly, coming to terms with oneself and one’s issues. As Pollan reviews the current research taking place in this psychedelic revival, he encounters terminal cancer patients whose closely guided trips help them grapple with their own mortality, spiritual seekers finding enlightenment, and drug users who find themselves able to break noxious addictions.

He also tries psychedelics himself—something he hadn’t done before—taking LSD, magic mushrooms, and toad venom containing DMT. His description of his experiences is vivid and compelling, and he tries his best to express those ineffable “truths” the psychedelic experience offers. Describing the subjective reality of an acid trip is a difficult feat, and Pollan does better than most.

And speaking of magic mushrooms, who knew that the term was coined by a Time/Life publicist in the 1950s? I didn’t. But that was indeed the case as Life editors were putting together the groundbreaking tale of Gordon Wasson’s experience eating psilocybe cubensis with Mexican shaman Maria Sabina.

Pollan’s book is full of such delicious little tidbits of psychedelic lore and history, including an account of the Stoned Ape hypothesis, favored by some mycophiles, which argues that hominids ingesting magic mushrooms led to the development of human consciousness.

But it also tells the tale of psychedelics as never before, revealing a “secret history” of lost research on psychedelics in the 1950s and 1960s, where thousands of subjects ingested them in more than a thousand scientific experiments. Some of the results were impressive—LSD appeared to help curb alcoholism, as well as helping people come to terms with mental disorders or terminal illnesses—but that body of research was largely forgotten as the federal government and scientific establishment led a severe crackdown once Tim Leary and the hippies got ahold of acid.

Naturally, Leary remains the central figure of the 1960s psychedelic scene—and a highly contentious one—but one of Pollan’s biggest contributions is showing how psychedelics were busily leaking out of the lab and into the culture at large in ways that had nothing to do with Leary. Hollywood actors and other elites were taking LSD in therapeutic sessions, spreading the word and participating in group sessions that in some cases seemed more like acid parties than therapeutic encounters.

Still, once Leary shed his researcher’s objectivity to become a messianic acid missionary with his slogan of “tune in, turn on, and drop out,” and undertook a mission to cure not sick people but the culture itself, it was game over for the first wave of psychedelic research:

“The fact that by their very nature or the way that first generation of researchers happened to construct the experience, psychedelics introduced something deeply subversive to the West that the various establishments had little choice but to repulse. LSD truly was an acid, dissolving almost everything with which in came into contact, beginning with the hierarchies of the mind (the superego, ego, and unconscious) and going from there to society’s various structures of authority and then to lines of every imaginable kind, between patient and therapist, research and recreation, sickness and health, self and other, subject and object, the spiritual and the material. If all such lines are manifestations of the Apollonian strain in Western civilization, the impulse that erects distinctions, dualities, and hierarchies, and defends them, the psychedelics represented the ungovernable Dionysian force that blithely washes all those lines away.”

For the past half-century, psychedelics have been making a slow, but now rapidly accelerating recovery from the repression sparked by Leary’s proselytizing and the specter of a psychedelicized America. Again, Pollan shines with his explication of the mind-blowing research taking place and the possibilities being opened up. If there was any question that psychedelics are enjoying a scientific and medical renaissance, Pollan puts that to bed.

Yet, in awe of the power of psychedelics, Pollan stops short of calling for their legalization. Instead, he seems to want every trip to be guided, every journey to have a destination. Has he been captured by the very scientists and researchers whose stories he tells? He writes about the spiritual and the psychological, religion and science, and “shamans in white lab coats,” but he doesn’t want to talk about recreational use of the drugs.

But the psychedelics are here, and they are being used just for fun. The molecule is in our midst and the fungus is among us. Neither is going away nor are they staying in the lab.

How to Change Your Mind is a major addition to the literature on psychedelics. Reading it will blow your mind. Do it now.

This article was produced by the Drug Reporter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

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Tourists cited for smoking marijuana on buses - 9News.com KUSA

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:31

9News.com KUSA

Tourists cited for smoking marijuana on buses
9News.com KUSA
Tourists cited for smoking marijuana on buses. Unable to load video. A driver for My 420 Tours was arrested Friday for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. Police stopped 39-year old Matthew Lapeohn on York Street. Published: 10:23 PM MDT ...

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How prepared is Ontario for legalization of marijuana? - Ottawa Citizen

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:03

Ottawa Citizen

How prepared is Ontario for legalization of marijuana?
Ottawa Citizen
The province initially said 40 stores would open in July, when the federal government originally expected marijuana to be legal across the country. Now the date appears more likely to be in August or September. And it's not clear when the Ontario ...

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New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement - New York Times

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:37

New York Times

New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement
New York Times
ALBANY — New York moved a significant step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, as a study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that the state allow adults to consume marijuana legally, the governor's health commissioner said ...
Health department will recommend New York legalizes recreational marijuanaWIVB-TV News 4
NY's top health official wants to legalize marijuanaNew York Post
Legalizing marijuana in New York recommended by health commissionerRochester Democrat and Chronicle
Albany Times Union -WKBW-TV
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CEO of US marijuana company MedMen says Oregon, Colorado are 'horrible markets' to be in - CNBC

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:54

CNBC

CEO of US marijuana company MedMen says Oregon, Colorado are 'horrible markets' to be in
CNBC
CEO of US marijuana company MedMen says Oregon, Colorado are 'horrible markets' to be in. 9 Hours Ago. Jim Cramer sits down with Adam Bierman, the co-founder and CEO of the marijuana dispensary operator whose stores have been dubbed the ...

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Marijuana bill inches closer to passage with House vote - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:03

CBC.ca

Marijuana bill inches closer to passage with House vote
CBC.ca
The Senate had proposed 46 amendments to The Cannabis Act but the Liberal government rejected several major ones last week — including one provision that would have affirmed the provinces' right to ban home cultivation of marijuana. MPs spent a ...
Gov't rep in Senate makes case for accepting marijuana bill as isCTV News
Pot legalization bill back in Senate's hands as feds race ticking clockGlobalnews.ca
Canadian MPs vote to legalise cannabisRTE.ie
The Independent -The Hill -The Globe and Mail
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The war on cannabis has failed utterly. The Tories should embrace a decisive change - Telegraph.co.uk

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:00

Telegraph.co.uk

The war on cannabis has failed utterly. The Tories should embrace a decisive change
Telegraph.co.uk
That our border officials, with so much to deal with to prevent the smuggling of arms, people, wildlife and much else, should be expected to make off with a medicine that contains a tiny quantity of the psychoactive element in marijuana but had clear ...

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Medical Marijuana Producer Aphria's Strategy For Upcoming Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:34

Forbes

Medical Marijuana Producer Aphria's Strategy For Upcoming Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana
Forbes
As Canada moves closer to the legalization of marijuana use for recreational purposes, cannabis stocks in the country are on a surge. While the newly opened recreational marijuana market may provide a vast upside opportunity for pot stocks, they may be ...
From marijuana beer to pot cookies, Canadian companies creating cannabis edibles in anticipation of legalizationThe Globe and Mail

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Robotic cranes, genetic libraries and activated oil: How the cannabis industry is redefining hi-tech - Financial Post

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 04:01

Financial Post

Robotic cranes, genetic libraries and activated oil: How the cannabis industry is redefining hi-tech
Financial Post
Once you notice the first sensor, you'll find them everywhere in the cannabis industry, doing vital work and producing reams of data as companies try to scale up for legalization later this year. As that day approaches, Canada's marijuana companies are ...

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OR: Police: Man found in cemetery with 5 girls, 2 unconscious - KPTV - FOX 12

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:51
kptv.com (US) Is accused of picking up five underage girls from a foster care home in Mobile and giving them pills and marijuana. (Mon Jun 18 21:51:02 2018 PDT)
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