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Pot Activists Try to Halt Flow of False DEA Info

Pro-marijuana activists want the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to stop disseminating false information about cannabis. Led by the nonprofit Americans for Safe Access, a group of pot supporters recent...
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No Pot Use Increase for Teens in Colorado, Study Says

One of the hottest of the hot-button issues among marijuana proponents and their foes has been the effect of recreational legalization on teenagers. Studies and data have either straddled both sides or been...

Pot Haters Say California Legalization Is Iffy

A new poll by those fighting against California marijuana legalization suggests that the effort, Proposition 64, is against the ropes. What's worse, the survey takers say that when likely voters are expo...

Nearly 500,000 Pot Arrests in Liberal California

A new Drug Policy Alliance report, "It's Not Legal Yet: Nearly 500,000 Marijuana Arrests in California in the Last Decade," says cops continue to arrest people in the Golden State for cannabis-related offen...

Marijuana Will Not Be Rescheduled, Report Says

National Public Radio got ahead of a long-expected announcement today on the legal status of marijuana. DEA head Chuck Rosenberg told the broadcaster last night that cannabis will not move from its top p...
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Mixing Tobacco and Weed Isn’t Good, Study Says

Blunt smokers beware. A new study says mixing tobacco and marijuana isn't a good idea: It can make quitting either drug more difficult. The research by the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit of University C...

Democrats’ Platform to Include Support for Marijuana States

It looks like the Democrats will officially support states that legalize marijuana, medical and otherwise. The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee concluded its work with a final draft ahead of the Democr...

CBD Maker Asks for Help After Raid

A cannabidiol (CBD) maker in Sonoma County, California is urging supporters to take action after cops raided the operation earlier this month. Care By Design of Santa Rosa is asking supporters to let politic...

Congress Chickens Out on Marijuana Reforms

Last week your political representatives in Washington, D.C. totally chickened out on important marijuana reforms. A proposal that would have allowed Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana t...

As Legalization Prevails, Teen Pot Issues Decline

It might be a stretch to say that the medical and recreational legalization of marijuana is good for teenagers. But it seems clear that teen pot use, even in states with legalized cannabis, is leveling off o...