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Researchers Discover How Marijuana Compound Reduces Tumor Growth In Cancer Patients

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Scientists have long known that compounds derived from marijuana have some cancer fighting properties, but a recent discovery demonstrates how exactly...

3 Things You Should Remember (But Probably Won't) If You Get Too High On Marijuana Edibles

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner & Nick Wing | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Keep calm, you're just high...

Marijuana Tax Measurement: Dollars, Grams, THC

Pat Oglesby | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Pat Oglesby

Primitive? That's how the first wave of taxes on legalized recreational marijuana, in Washington and Colorado, may seem. For now, at least, other states are moving toward different tax plans. And it would be amazing if the first laws got everything right.

Some Of Those Legal Weed Edibles Are A Complete Rip-Off

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

Ever eaten a magic brownie that didn't work at all? Some might expect weak results from a homemade product baked by a friend, but most would expect be...

Increased Drug-DUI Enforcement Hits Another California Area

The 420 Times | Posted 03.11.2014 | Los Angeles
The 420 Times

Winning a case against a driver who was allegedly under the influence of cannabis is a much tougher prospect than batting an allegedly boozed-up motorist.

Cannabidiol Could Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis

The 420 Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

In both instances, the laboratory mice's immune cells created fewer inflammatory molecules, principally one referred to as interleukin 17, or IL-17, which is powerfully related to multiple sclerosis and quite destructive to nerve cells.

Alcohol or Cannabis? No Question Which Substance Poses a Greater Risk to Health

Paul Armentano | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Paul Armentano

NIDA and other government agencies are privy to this information, of course, yet they willfully choose to ignore it -- as does the Obama administration. It shouldn't.

What Dr. Sanjay Gupta Doesn't Tell Us About Weed

Sue Rusche | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Sue Rusche

There are some things he doesn't tell us, things that contribute more, rather than less, to the confused picture most Americans, especially young Americans, have about marijuana.

Want to Protect Kids From Potent Pot? Legalize It

Paul Armentano | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Paul Armentano

The availability of highly potent strains of marijuana and marijuana-derived concentrates is nothing new. And neither are alarmist claims that these products pose unique dangers to public health. But such claims require clarification and context.

Pot DUI Bill Attracts A Lawsuit

Posted 05.21.2013 | Denver

A northern Colorado man is planning to file a lawsuit against the state's new controversial pot DUI bill as it waits for the governor's signature next...

Denver Rehab Businessman Fears Kids Will Inject Marijuana

Russ Belville | Posted 07.13.2013 | Denver
Russ Belville

When you battle drug prohibitionists long enough you're bound to read some crazy things.

Colorado Revisits Marijuana DUI Standard

Posted 09.14.2012 | Denver

For the fourth time, Colorado lawmakers have voted to revisit a marijuana DUI standard to be introduced in January. The bill, sponsored again by M...

Sugar High: Colo. Man Busted With 36 Pounds Of Marijuana Candy

Posted 03.30.2012 | Denver

Nebraska authorities say they've arrested a Colorado man found with 36 pounds of marijuana-laced candy in the trunk of his car. Harrison Goldberg,...

MPD's Misleading Affidavit on Capitol Hemp

Josh Davis | Posted 02.15.2012 | DC
Josh Davis

In the affidavit Officer Brett Cuevas states, "On the main online web page 'Capitol Hemp' is written in a field of marijuana plants." This statement is incorrect and goes to the crux of a larger issue.

Could Marijuana Combat Alzheimer's?

www.foxnews.com | Posted 12.10.2011 | Fifty

The active ingredient of marijuana could be considerably better at suppressing the abnormal clumping of malformed proteins that is a hallmark of Alzhe...

Former Seattle U.S. Attorney Pushes Pot Legalization In Washington State

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

SEATTLE — A man who once served as the Justice Department's top official in Seattle said Tuesday that he is sponsoring an initiative to legalize...

New Kind Of Drug Lab, Same Old Risks

Posted 08.09.2011 | Los Angeles

A sleepy suburban neighborhood was rocked early this morning when a home exploded and burst into flames, reports KTLA. What authorities first susp...

MMJ Community Sound Off On Bill That Would Limit THC Levels For Drivers

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The surge of medical marijuana use in Colorado has started another debate in the state Legislature: What constitutes driving while high...

Latest CBS News Polls Finds Majority of Western Voters, Californians, Back Marijuana Legalization

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

The poll reported that a majority of West Coast residents favor legalizing the use of cannabis. In the northeast, 44% of respondents back legalization, vs. 40% in the South and 36% in the Midwest.

Big-Pharma Backed Marijuana Spray Approved As Medicine, But Consumers Of The Natural Herb Still Face Jail

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

British health regulators have approved the sale and marketing of Sativex, an oral spray consisting of natural cannabis extracts as a treatment for symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

Why Students Hold the Key to Ending Marijuana Prohibition

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

If we're going to finally end this 70+ year failed public policy known as marijuana prohibition, then we need students to play a lead role.

Associated Press: After 40 Years, $1 Trillion, US Drug War "Has Failed to Meet Any of Its Goals"

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

The Associated Press has taken the entire U.S. drug war strategy and raked it over the coals. It's about damn time!

"Money Can Grow On Trees," Marijuana Legalization Group Announces

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Armentano

"Money can grow on trees." That is the message of NORML in a 15-second digital ad scheduled to debut in New York City's Times Square next week.

Judge: Religious Marijuana Use Still Illegal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GEORGETOWN, Colo. — A Colorado man who says marijuana is a sacrament in his religion has been convicted of misdemeanor drug charges. A Clear Cr...

Weeding Through the Hype: Interpreting the Latest Warnings About Pot and Schizophrenia

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

Once again members of the mainstream media are running wild with the notion that marijuana use causes schizophrenia and psychosis.