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A large study of teenagers in all 50 states found that the
teen marijuana abuse rate fell 10 percent
between 2002 and 2013. Federal marijuana trafficking charges are also down, a
, the Washington Post says, of perceptions that “the country is drowning in cheap, potent Colorado weed.”
In Oakland, some businesses oppose the “
” that will prioritize business licenses in some communities disproportionately harmed by the war on drugs. Opponents say it will force companies and jobs out of the city. Oakland councilmember Desley Brooks, who pushed for the program, wants to make it stronger. Marijuana Business Daily
has another take
Researchers at the University of Western Australia found that cannabis use can
cause mutations in DNA
, leading to serious illnesses several generations later.
passed a MED bill
. Gov. John Kasich (R) is expected to sign.
Activists in Nebraska
on a 2016 MED initiative. In the face of a budget crisis, West Virginia lawmakers
introduced a REC bill
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) said he wants to
pass a CBD-oil bill
this session. “Once you get people through the confusion that surrounds this issue, I think people agree this is a good thing and there’s no reason to oppose this,” he said.
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, (R) a legalization supporter from southern California, said he has
for his arthritis pain. None of his colleagues in Congress seemed to care. A bipartisan group of 14 Congresspeople urged President Obama to
reform pot laws
before he leaves office.
More than 180 plants were found at the home of Flo Matheson,
a 77-year old Democrat who’s running for Congress
in Tennessee. “I’m guilty. I did it,” she said.
filed fraud charges
against a company and four individuals for allegedly bilking $550,000 from investors who believed they were buying into a cannabis business. It's convoluted.
will allow out-of-state investors
to buy into cannabusinesses. Cannabis prices “
may have stopped dropping
Aeron Sullivan, CEO of online marketplace Tradiv, became the first cannabis entrepreneur named to the
Inc. 30 under 30 list
Scientists say the current legal patchwork in the U.S. is “
not based on science
.” “I want to underscore my exasperation. When I set out to try to understand this topic, I couldn’t find logic,” Dr. J. Michael Bostwick, a professor at the Mayo Clinic’s medical school said. “I couldn’t find logic in the law, in the way the federal government was acting, or in the way the states were acting. It was very frustrating.”
A study identified how endocannabinoids – which humans naturally produce – govern
how we form and break habits
The new tasty and chewable ADHD drug Adzenys
has some psychiatrists concerned
about its potential for abuse. The extended release amphetamine is approved for children six and older. Neos Therapeutics is scaling up its marketing to be “ahead of back-to-school season,” CEO Vipin Garg said.
The Philippines’ president-elect, Rodrigo Duarte,
supports MED but not REC
. Duarte is a brash figure who
has been compared to Donald Trump
banned “legal highs,”
chemical packets designed to mimic the effects of cocaine and cannabis.
. Barcelona will
allow cannabis clubs
to remain in business.
Eugene Moore, a Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle who’s
the first active NFL player to call for MED access
wrote a piece for The Player’s Tribune. He says the opioids teams depend on to keep players going can mask serious injuries. Businessman Steve DeAngelo called cannabis the “
worst kept secret
” in elite sports.
Marijuana Business Daily has a piece on the
opportunity to crowdfund cannabusinesses
NORML policy wonk Paul Armentano gave a talk called, “
We Don’t Know Enough About Cannabis? Really? Think Again?
Libertarian writer Laurence M. Vance calls for “
complete marijuana freedom
. There should be no laws at any level of government regarding the buying, selling, growing, processing, transporting, manufacturing, advertising, using, or possessing of marijuana (or any other drug) for any reason.” He doesn't think it should be taxed either. “Taxation is government theft,” he writes.
Some dealers use Uber
The science on topicals is incomplete
. Fusion takes a look at
the legal situation in D.C.
A University of Delaware student was arrested for running “
” out of his apartment.
Bernie Sanders’ campaign
dropped Tommy Chong
as an intro speaker shortly before the rally. “It was an insult,” Chong said.
got high with her Hasidic mom
is accepting pre-orders. Power Plant Fitness, the
world’s first weed gym
, is opening in San Francisco. The Marijuana Business Conference is the country’s
fastest growing trade show
Stoned sheep went on a “
” in a Welsh village after finding some dumped plants. The animals got into gardens, stormed a bungalow and held up traffic more than usual.
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