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California Legalization Will Create New Pot Smokers

A new analysis from RAND Drug Policy Research Center co-director Beau Kilmer concludes that if Californians legalize recreational marijuana in November, "use will increase." He calls it a "fairly safe bet." ...

Hawaii Blocks Woody Harrelson’s Bid to Open a Marijuana Shop

Woody Harrelson had a dream to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Hawaii, where he has a residence. The state said no. The actor was not one of eight applicants recently approved by a Hawaii State Dep...

California Attorney General Wants Pot Rescheduled

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is running for U.S. Senate. At a debate this week with other prospective senators, Harris was seen as a clear winner. She might also be a top choice for the canna...

The DEA Just Said Yes to Pot Research

The times, they are a changin'. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently approved a study that seeks to determine if marijuana can treat post-traumatic stress disorder. This "marks the first time...

Colorado Legalization Hasn’t Tempted Kids, Report Says

A new report from the state of Colorado proves that marijuana alarmists were wrong. Kids are not partaking in marijuana more as a result of recreational cannabis legalization in that state. The Colorado D...

Pennsylvania Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania this week became the 24th state in the union to legalize medical marijuana. Gov. Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 3 into law, saying, "I am proud to sign this bill that will provide long overdue medi...
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Critics Decry “Sham” Congressional Hearing on Pot

Oh boy. The marijuana nation is not happen with U.S. senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). The duo this week convened a hearing of the of the Senate Caucus on International Nar...

Rapper The Game Gets His Own Marijuana Line

Snoop Dogg. Willie Nelson. Whoopi Goldberg. All have their own marijuana product lines. You can now add Compton rapper The Game to that list. G FarmaBrands, which describes itself as "a leading producer/p...

Pot Could Ease America’s Opioid Problem

America's got a drug problem. Ironically, it's a legal drug problem. The leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States is overdoses. Opioids are responsible for more than a third of these deaths. ...

Marijuana is Not Taking Over the World

With legalization sweeping the nation, the fear among critics of marijuana is that soon everyone will be high. Some of those pot haters cited a study last fall that said cannabis use in the United States dou...

Facebook Is Shutting Down Dispensary Pages

Facebook has been shutting down dispensary pages, according to reports. The continued practice has affected the pages of 20 collectives in medical or recreational-legal states such as Arizona, Colorado, Main...

Members of Congress Urge Pot for Vets

In the future, a group of lawmakers -- senators and representatives, Republicans and Democrats -- will urge the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to allow those who served to use medical marijuana for pain an...

Marijuana: Getting Stupid Is Only Temporary

When you toke up, some of you "get stupid." Others take a page from the Black Eyed Peas and "get retarded." (Their words, not ours). But, despite the "Reefer Madness"-like propaganda and twisted research of ...