Monthly Archives: July 2011

Stimulate Marijuana Receptor & Reduce Cocaine Usage

The folks at NORML included some really cool information in their weekly wrap-up this morning. Apparently, there’s a new report in the journal Nature Neuroscience which says that there is “preclinical data” showing that if you use a synthetic cannabinoid … Continue reading

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PBS TONIGHT: Frontline – Pot Republic

PopCornBiz, one of the blogs associated with Chicago, IL’s NBC affiliate, scours the TV listings each week and recommends shows that you shouldn’t miss if you can help it. This week, they’re recommending that you check out tonight’s episode of … Continue reading

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NY Governor Reconsidering MMJ

Now that his state has passed a same-sex marriage law, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who said just before his election last November that he thinks the dangers of legalizing marijuana – even for medical use – outweigh its benefits, … Continue reading

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Researchers Propose Study on Marijuana and PTSD

The New York Times is reporting on a proposed study from the Santa Cruz, CA-based Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and a researcher from the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona which is currently seeking federal grant money. … Continue reading

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Friday Film Festival: AMEX vs. MMJ

Two months ago, American Express began refusing to process MMJ purchases at legal dispensaries. The Young Turks heard about this and ran a story. It’s bad enough that many banks are refusing dispensary business, but where does a credit card … Continue reading

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Oregon Considers Reinstatement of MMJ Registration Discounts

Authorities in the state of Oregon are in discussion about the restoration of discounts on medical marijuana fees for low income patients and those relying on Social Security. An advisory panel met yesterday to figure out the specifics and also … Continue reading

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DEA Denies Cannabis Reclassification – Says No Medical Benefits

41 years ago, when the U.S. Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act, and included marijuana on its list of “Schedule I” drugs – the most restrictive of the five drug “categories,” some officials questioned that classification. As early as 1972, … Continue reading

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Friday Film Strip: 40 Years Later

On June 17th, 1971, then-President Richard M. Nixon launched the drug war. Forty years later, it’s become one of our country’s most epic failures. It’s also the subject of this video from ReasonTV. Interesting stuff.

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Indiana Legislature to Commence MMJ Study

Legislators in the state of Indiana are primed to begin their study of whether their state should create a medical marijuana program, decriminalize marijuana in general, or make other cannabis-related changes to existing state law. According to a report in … Continue reading

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Canada MMJ Appeal Scheduled for November

The highest court in Ontario, Canada will be reviewing a landmark decision, come November, which speaks to Canada’s unstable MMJ program and the way production and/or possession of marijuana will be treated there. Why November? Well, two months ago there … Continue reading

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