Aug 112013
 August 11, 2013
The Decriminalization Of Marijuana (Infograph)

18 states have legalized weed for some purposes. 13 states are sponsoring bills that ask for the respect of state laws on the matter. 55% of Americans believe that the drug, that has never been a primary cause of death (1997-2005) should be legalized.[3][2] Many feel that the drug should be legalized, taxed, and regulated like alcohol. How it stands now – The law: – 1970 controlled substances act labels marijuana as a schedule one drug – Meaning: – High potential for abuse – No currently accepted medical use – A lack of accepted safety – And placing Marijuana in a more

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Aug 112013
 August 11, 2013
Tell Congress To Watch Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Documentary "Weed" Today On CNN

By Hunter Holliman, National Field Coordinator, Americans For Safe Access Ahead of a widely publicized CNN documentary on medical marijuana this Sunday at 8pm ET, Dr. Sanjay Gupta has spoken out on the news magazine circuit to humbly apologize for misleading the American public on the issue. Calling the federal government’s policy on medical marijuana “hypocritical,” Dr. Gupta interviews physicians and medical marijuana patients, and even travels to Israel in order to let the public know about this important therapy. Read Dr. Gupta’s article “Why I changed my mind on weed” for more background on how he became an advocate

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Aug 112013
 August 11, 2013
Help Keep The Silver Tour Going

Now when our movement has so much momentum, The Silver Tour is needed more than ever. Seniors and mainstream voters in so many states are still in the dark as to the truth about cannabis. Two key states with important binding marijuana petitions, are Florida and Arkansas. Education is critical to in those states. We are negotiating TV schedules for both states in hopes of finding the funds to run daily broadcasts of “Should Grandma Smoke Pot?” for two to three months. It is the least expensive way to educate the greatest number of people in the shortest time. At

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Aug 102013
 August 10, 2013
Sanjay Gupta's Reversal On Cannabis Prohibition Garners Much Attention

It seems that everyone is talking about Sanjay Gupta’s decision to apologize for his previous support of cannabis prohibition.  From Andrew Sullivan to Vanity Fair to Stephen Colbert to the Washington Post, Dr. Gupta’s about-face has made major headlines.  I was certainly happy to hear the good doctor’s change of heart and I suspect that Dr. Gupta is just the tip of the iceberg as more and more mainstream voices will grow more comfortable admitting that they were wrong about cannabis legalization. CNN, on the media firestorm: More than 330,000 people shared the story on Facebook, and it started to trend on Twitter. His column

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Aug 102013
 August 10, 2013
Arkansas Medical Marijuana Initiatives Aim At 2014

By Phillip Smith Two separate medical marijuana initiative campaigns aimed at the November 2014 ballot are underway in Arkansas. A similar effort to legalize medical marijuana failed in 2012, but came surprisingly close, winning 48.5% of the vote, and encouraging Arkansas activists to try again. On Wednesday, Arkansas Secretary of State Dustin McDaniel (D) approved the language for one of the initiatives, meaning organizer can now commence the signature-gathering phase, but rejected the language for the other, meaning campaigners will have to resubmit after addressing McDaniel’s concerns. he initiative that was approved is sponsored by Arkansans for Responsible Medicine, and would allow

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Aug 102013
 August 10, 2013
Marijuana May Help Treat Digestive Disorders

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A new study published by the Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, and conducted by researchers at McMaster University, has concluded that THC – a prime compound in cannabis - may protect the body against digestive disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers for the study used THC on rats, andfound that the substance “could protect the lining of the stomach and intestine from injury and accelerate healing from inflammation.” During the study, researchers found the THC to be useful even when given in small enough doses to not produce the “high” that typically comes with it: “We were getting effects

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Aug 102013
 August 10, 2013
White Widow Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

White Widow Cannabis Strain Review And Pictures White Widow buds are covered in crystals, giving it an almost sugared look. A relatively new strain developed in the early 1990’s, it has been the subject of many rap songs and was frequently mentioned in the television show Weeds. It is a very potent and powerful variety of cannabis, available on the top of all Dutch coffee shop menus. The buzz is powerful and energetic yet social, be prepared for a strong high. “Date Acquired: March 16, 2012 Grade: A Type: Hybrid Looks: Very sticky lime green marijuana nuggets covered in sugary

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Aug 092013
 August 9, 2013
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta Apologizes And Now Endorses Cannabis Legalization

I remember my dismay and disappointment when I read Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Time Magazine piece, “Why I Would Vote No on Pot”, in 2009.  I was disappointed because Dr. Gupta seemed like a rational fellow that should understand that cannabis prohibition has caused much more harm than cannabis itself.  It seemed to me that anyone highly educated who examined the multitude of scientific evidence available should be able to see that cannabis prohibition is a massive failure.  Of course, an irrational fervor or financial stake can override rationality, but that didn’t seem like the case either way with the doctor.  I was dismayed

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Aug 092013
 August 9, 2013
Lawmakers In Mexico City To Consider Legalizing Cannabis Next Month

Courtesy of The Joint Blog Mexico City’s Federal District City Council, and Mayor Miguel Mancera, announced recently that talks will begin in September regarding the potential reformation of Mexico City’s cannabis policies. According to the announcement, lawmakers in September will debate the health, economic and security aspects of cannabis, including the possibility of legalizing the substance for medicinal, or even recreational uses. One of the changes lawmakers will consider is legislation announced in June - to be filed in September – which would legalize the possession of up to 25 grams of cannabis, as well as private home cultivation. “We will be very responsible

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Aug 092013
 August 9, 2013
Seattle US Cannabis Cup 2013 Preview (Video)

The Seattle US Cannabis Cup is fast approaching! HIGH TIMES can’t wait to head back to the Emerald City to host a massive two-day expo with star-studded seminars, a Saturday night concert featuring Slightly Stoopid and Redman, and, of course, the best weed in Washington! The US Cup in Seattle will take place September 7 & 8 at Freemont Studios. Best of all, it’s open to all adults 21 and over! Get your tickets today and be part of history! Visit medcancup.com.

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