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How California patients use pot

How California patients use pot By Michael Pollick , Herald-Tribune / Saturday, August 16, 2014 BERKELEY, Calif. — Steve Johnson is 28, a rapper who goes by the stage name “Young Kodak.” Late last year, he tore a ligament in his lower back while lifting a couch. It still causes him pain. For relief, he buys medical marijuana from the Berkeley Patients Group. Johnson is among 1 million card-carrying medical pot patients in California — but he’s not the typical user. Tom Lalos is. http://marijuana.heraldtribune.com/2014/08/16/california-patients-using-pot-many-different-ways/


Synthetic Marijuana: Is it the Next Heroin?

Synthetic Marijuana: Is it the Next Heroin? Saturday, August 16, 2014 Kate Nagle, GoLocal Contributor Are synthetic drugs posing the next major health threat to Rhode Island? The Governor of New Hampshire just declared a state of emergency related to over 40 overdoses in the state as the result the use of synthetic cannabinoids. Community leaders in Worcester, Massachusetts are fighting to eradicate the drugs referred to as “synthetic marijuana” from the city. Rhode Island signed into law legislation in both 2013 and 2014 to target unregulated substances including syntheticRead More


Beer, wine … and pot? The possibility isn’t so terrifying: Editorial Agenda 2014

Beer, wine … and pot? The possibility isn’t so terrifying: Editorial Agenda 2014 By The Oregonian Editorial Board Raking in tax revenue is a terrible reason to legalize an otherwise objectionable substance. But if legalization makes sense without any consideration of cashing in, as may well be the case for marijuana, then by all means bring on the loot. As in, nearly $80 million during 2017-2019 biennium, according to an estimate prepared by ECONorthwest on behalf of the Oregon legalization campaign. The best reason to legalize marijuana, assuming an adequateRead More


Normalizing Recreational Marijuana: These Are Interesting Times.

Normalizing Recreational Marijuana: These Are Interesting Times. By Emily Hackman on August 17, 2014 Marijuana is a burgeoning industry and over the next couple months, we expect to see recreational marijuana legalized in Oregon, Alaska, and then probably Washington D.C. We’ve written about Oregon’s new approach to legalization and how our country needs something similar. Both Oregon and Alaska will vote on recreational marijuana in November and we expect them both to pass. It is time for recreational marijuana to be a normal part of conversation. It’s the hot topicRead More


They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part XXV

They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part XXV By Canna Law Blog on August 16, 2014 This is part 25 of our Saturday quote series and it will be the first time the quote comes from someone who is not the least bit famous. A number of people told us that they just assumed we would use a Robin Williams quote on marijuana and a number of others even suggested the quotes. But due to the problems from which he suffered, we did not think it appropriate (at leastRead More


America Will See 17 Votes For Marijuana Legalization In 2014

America Will See 17 Votes For Marijuana Legalization In 2014 Posted by Rick Thompson at 12:20 PM on August 16, 2014Ending Marijuana Prohibition America will see 17 votes for marijuana legalization during the 2014 general election in November: the states of Oregon and Alaska, the District of Columbia, and 14 individual cities in Michigan. August 12 was the deadline date for those Michigan cities to confirm the ballot proposal language for the November ballot. All 14 cities agreed to put the issue before the voters, but one city- Montrose- willRead More


How A Cancer Diagnosis Helped This Baker Transform Her Career — And Perspective On Life

How A Cancer Diagnosis Helped This Baker Transform Her Career — And Perspective On Life The Huffington Post | By Sahaj Kohli Posted: 08/13/2014 4:31 pm EDT   Struggles can be transformed into something positive with the right perspective. And that was certainly the case for Kimberly Bailey, whose breast cancer diagnosis ultimately helped her to transform her career and her perspective on life. Bailey, a baker, joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani to discuss how she ended up finding the silver lining in her cancer diagnosis. “I’ve always said thatRead More


We Asked 12 People at Hempfest: How High Are You?

We Asked 12 People at Hempfest: How High Are You? posted by KELLY O on FRI, AUG 15, 2014 at 6:20 PM This photo gallery sums it all up.   http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2014/08/15/we-asked-10-people-at-hempfest-how-high-are-you


Fight racial disparity by legalizing marijuana: Guest opinion

Fight racial disparity by legalizing marijuana: Guest opinion By Sandeep Kumar on August 16, 2014 at 1:36 PM Racial disparities tend to exist where one doesn’t expect them. Situations provoke them to appear, and — if we’re willing — we take notice and act. For decades, social justice advocates have referenced the racial disparity in citations and arrests for marijuana. Recently, New York Times editorial board member Jesse Wegman provided empirical evidence that in Oregon, although whites and non-whites use marijuana at comparable rates, non-whites are twice as likely to beRead More


Would President Ronald Reagan have supported the legal marijuana movement?

Would President Ronald Reagan have supported the legal marijuana movement? Posted on April 9, 2014 | By Jake Ellison Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan — whose wife spearheaded the iconic anti-drug movement’s “Just Say No” campaign and who signed into law some of the most expensive and draconian War on Drugs legislation in our history — would nonetheless be leading Republicans in a drive to legalize marijuana, said a conservative congressman who used to work for the Gipper. Except that Reagan — president from 1981 to 1989 — died inRead More