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‘Lax enforcement, permissive rhetoric and media’ responsible for drug misuse issues in US, says AG Sessions
02-08-18 Category: Addiction, Drug Abuse, Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has blamed media and “permissive rhetoric” for drug misuse issues in the United States. He said this while delivering a speech on Feb.6, 2018 at the Heritage Foundation event. Sessions also talked about his marijuana and drug enforcement moves as part of a list of things being done to “restore the […]

Vermont becomes first US state to legalize recreational cannabis through legislature
01-24-18 Category: Marijuana

Vermont Governor Phil Scott on Jan. 22, 2018, signed a marijuana legislation — House Bill 511 — into law, which makes the state to be the first in the United States to legalize recreational cannabis by an act of state legislature, rather than by a ballot measure. The new law makes it legal to possess […]

California allows sale of recreational marijuana
01-02-18 Category: Marijuana

In a historic move that will make California the world’s largest market for legalized recreational marijuana, the state now permits the sale of recreational pot beginning Jan. 1, 2018. The adults aged 21 or older can purchase and use, grow up to six plants at home and possess as much as an ounce of recreational […]

Mike Tyson to foray into marijuana business
01-02-18 Category: Addiction, Marijuana

With the plan of launching a cannabis resort, Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight champion, now joins the list of celebrities like Snoop Dog and Wiz Khalifa who have their own line of pot products. A staunch advocate of therapeutic qualities of cannabis, Tyson along with his business associates and California city Mayor Jennifer Wood, dug […]

Highway patrol officer killed on Christmas Eve by youth driving under influence of alcohol and weed
12-27-17 Category: Alcohol, Alcohol Abuse, Marijuana

In yet another incident of driving under the influence (DUI), a young California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer was killed by a 22-year-old man who was allegedly driving under the influence of weed and alcohol on Christmas eve. Andrew Camilleri Sr. (33) was sitting inside his patrol vehicle parked near an on-ramp to Interstate 880 in […]

New York Governor signs bill allowing medical cannabis for PTSD treatment
11-14-17 Category: Marijuana

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can now be legally treated with medical cannabis, according to an important bill signed into law by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Nov. 11, 2017. The PTSD bill was the part of a legislative package to mark the Veterans Day observed every year on November 11. “Our veterans risked their […]

11-03-17 Category: Marijuana

Imposing high taxes on legal pot in California may force consumers to move away from marijuana dispensaries and take to the black market, according to a report from Fitch Ratings. The credit rating agency said that both the local and state taxes on cannabis, which will come into effect in California on Jan. 1, 2018, […]

California-faces-risk-of-federal-intervention-for-being-largest-pot-producer
10-05-17 Category: Marijuana

In 2016, California led the country with its enormous production of 13.5 million pounds of marijuana, exceeding the output of the rest of the states. In the wake of the bumper produce, the state Department of Food and Agriculture had commissioned a study. The findings of the study highlighted the wide gap between overall pot […]

Marijuana-prohibition-celebrates-80th-birthday
10-03-17 Category: Marijuana

Despite unending drug wars waged by former presidents – including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George Walker Bush and Barack Obama ­ for the past several decades, marijuana somehow seems to be winning the race. Cannabis, which had its humble beginning as an ordinary pharmaceutical ingredient, has made inroads into millions of American households […]

American-medical-schools-don’t-speak-of-medical-marijuana-says-study
09-26-17 Category: Marijuana

Though more than half of the U.S. states now allow the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, a new study suggests that marijuana is a rarely discussed topic in medical schools across the country. A team of researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, sent surveys to deans in-charge of the […]