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US NJ: $300m For N.J. From Pot?

Marijuana (MAP) - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:00
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 25 May 2016 - Advocates Say Recreational Use Would Pay Off. New Jersey would gain at least $300 million a year in taxes if it followed the lead of four other states and legalized marijuana for recreational use, according to a report released Tuesday by New Jersey Policy Perspective and New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform.
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US PA: Enter Pot, Exit Opioids

Marijuana (MAP) - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:00
Daily Times, 25 May 2016 - ENTER POT, EXIT OPIOIDS Can the legalization of one drug help decrease abuse of another drug? It's possible that medical marijuana could be used to fight the epidemic of opioid addiction that has resulted in numerous deaths from overdoses in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.
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US PA: Weeding Through The Issues

Marijuana (MAP) - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:00
Daily Times, 25 May 2016 - Role As Medicine Remains Controversial Medical marijuana has been legalized in Pennsylvania, as well as 23 other states and the District of Columbia, but there are still many questions about how exactly the drug can be used as medicine.
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US OH: Pharmacy Board Out As Sole Medical Marijuana Regulator

Marijuana (MAP) - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:00
Dayton Daily News, 25 May 2016 - Proposal Scrapped Over Concerns About Burden on the State. COLUMBUS (AP) - A legislative proposal to regulate medical marijuana through Ohio's pharmacy board was scrapped Tuesday over concerns the rare setup nationally would create an undue burden on the state.
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US CA: L.A. County Extends Pot Growing Ban

Marijuana (MAP) - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:00
Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2016 - Supervisors ADD One Month to Temporary Prohibition, Hold Off Voting on Longer Plan. Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to extend a temporary ban on growing medical marijuana in unincorporated areas by one month, but shelved a proposed 10-month ban. Al Seib Los Angeles Times SUPERVISOR SHEILA Kuehl noted that there is a strong possibility that Californians will vote in November to legalize recreational marijuana use.
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CN MB: Column: NDP's Right: Little Logic In Pursuing Pot Possession

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:00
Winnipeg Sun, 24 May 2016 - OTTAWA - Health Minister Jane Philpott stood before the United Nations last month and solemnly vowed that, by the spring of next year, marijuana use would be legal and tightly regulated in Canada. Notably, she said: " We know it is impossible to arrest our way out of this problem."
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CN ON: Majority OK With Injection Site

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:00
Ottawa Sun, 24 May 2016 - Opinion split down party lines More than half of Ottawans polled support a supervised injection site downtown for intravenous drug users with the young, affluent and well educated most likely to be behind the plan.
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CN BC: Vancouver's Dispensaries Remain Open

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 24 May 2016 - City acknowledges it could take more than a year to gain full compliance from 61 pot shops, which could still be open in 2017 When Vancouver's marijuana bylaw came into effect, the city promised a swift crackdown that would dramatically reduce the number of illegal pot shops in the city. Operators can face fines that start at $250 a day, potentially grow to $10,000 and end in court injunctions.
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US MA: How Much Marijuana Is Too Much For Drivers?

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:00
Boston Globe, 24 May 2016 - Just how much marijuana is too much when getting behind the wheel? Is any amount safe? Those questions emerged anew after prosecutors alleged last week that a driver had visited a medical marijuana dispensary an hour before his car struck a State Police cruiser, killing the trooper inside.
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US CA: Commercial Marijuana Ban Petition Circulating

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:00
Calaveras Enterprise, 24 May 2016 - If Successful, It Would Allow Only Personal-Use Cultivation Proponents of banning commercial marijuana production in Calaveras County on Monday gathered signatures at grocery stores and other locations in hopes of placing its proposal on the ballot in November.
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Canada: OPED: Why We Need To Clear The Smoke Over Pot Shops

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 23 May 2016 - The federal Liberal government intends to fulfill its election promise and legalize recreational use of marijuana across Canada some time next year. Meanwhile, a British Columbia Supreme Court decision in February, which held that the mail-order federal program to obtain physician-authorized marijuana is neither affordable nor accessible, created a legal lacuna when it comes to accessing marijuana even for medicinal use.
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US CA: Edu: OPED: Legalizing Marijuana in California Would Be

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:00
The Daily Californian, 23 May 2016 - Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a proponent of the legalization effort, should be reminded that his most important responsibility as an elected official is to protect the people from all enemies, foreign and domestic. The Adult Use of Marijuana Act is rumored to be bankrolled by billionaires who do not have California's best interest in mind. New York billionaire Sean Parker has purportedly been recruited to augment money that will flow from George Soros and the Drug Policy Alliance. They didn't earn billions because they are dumb, but apparently they think we are. Their stated benefits of legalization are frankly an affront to one's intellect. It is a lie to say this will protect children. Proponents of this act want to tax and regulate marijuana and teach our kids not to use it. Absurd! Expanding the availability and access will increase adolescent use as it has in Colorado and Washington. Ability for anyone to grow 6 plants in a home will endanger children living there and provide even easier access for kids and their friends, while serving as a magnet for home invasion robberies.
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Canada: Tobacco, Marijuana Are Exactly the Same When It Comes

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 23 May 2016 - Is eating a pot brownie each day to help with your chronic pain as bad for you as regularly lighting up a cigarette? Canadian life insurers say the two activities pose the same risk and demand the same higher premiums from clients. The insurance industry's national trade association argues the standard policy among insurers of tacking on increased costs to marijuana users - regardless of whether they smoke, vape or eat the drug - is based on available research. The group also suggests pricier premiums could be due to the severity of a medical marijuana patient's underlying conditions.
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US MD: Advocates Frustrated As Medical Marijuana Inches

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:00
Richmond Times-Dispatch, 23 May 2016 - Maryland's state medical marijuana commission delivered a blow to marijuana advocates and would-be entrepreneurs last week by abruptly capping the number of businesses that can process marijuana into pills, oils and other products. The commission also gave conflicting information about when the first long-awaited growing licenses would be issued, with Executive Director Patrick Jameson first saying it would be late summer or early fall, then stating that licenses would come "weeks" after the evaluations of the applications are completed in early July.
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Australia: Approval of Medicinal Use of Cannabis a High Point

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:00
Bangkok Post, 23 May 2016 - Caregivers Fear a Legalised Drug May Arrive Too Late for Their Sick Family Members. Jai Whitelaw was 10 when he first took medical cannabis, given to him by his mother in a bid to treat the debilitating epilepsy that saw him endure up to 500 seizures a day.
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US MD: Delays Frustrate Backers Of Pot

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:00
Washington Post, 23 May 2016 - MD. Still Hasn't Issued Licenses Panel Limits Processors of Medical Marijuana Maryland's state medical marijuana commission delivered a blow to marijuana advocates and would-be entrepreneurs last week by abruptly capping the number of businesses that can process marijuana into pills, oils and other products.
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US PA: Marijuana's Role As Medicine Remains Controversial

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:00
The Daily Local, 23 May 2016 - MARIJUANA'S ROLE AS MEDICINE REMAINS CONTROVERSIAL Medical marijuana has been legalized in Pennsylvania, as well as 23 other states and the District of Columbia, but there are still many questions about how exactly the drug can be used as medicine.
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US PA: New Law May Help In Fight Against Opioid Crisis

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:00
The Daily Local, 23 May 2016 - NEW LAW MAY HELP IN FIGHT AGAINST OPIOID CRISIS Can the legalization of one drug help decrease abuse of another drug? It's possible that medical marijuana could be used to fight the epidemic of opioid addiction that has resulted in numerous deaths from overdoses in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.
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US AZ: Public Defender, Apd At Odds Over Undercover Drug Stings

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:00
Albuquerque Journal, 23 May 2016 - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An Albuquerque police narcotics operation in which undercover detectives haggled with transient drug addicts in some cases accepting the clothes off their backs in exchange for drugs, then arresting them is raising broader questions about the agency's approach to drug crimes, especially when using stings. APD says a court order allowing them to sell drugs on the streets, then arrest people is a valuable tool that lowers crime, while the public defender's office contends that police are targeting the poor and that the tactic has done nothing to battle drug crime in the city. The district attorney said the value of the operations is minimal.
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US MD: Advocates Frustrated As Medical Marijuana Inches

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:00
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 23 May 2016 - Maryland's state medical marijuana commission delivered a blow to marijuana advocates and would-be entrepreneurs last week by abruptly capping the number of businesses that can process marijuana into pills, oils and other products. The commission also gave conflicting information about when the first long-awaited growing licenses would be issued, with executive director Patrick Jameson first saying it would be late summer or early fall, then stating that licenses would come "weeks" after the evaluations of the applications are completed in early July.
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