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It’s Time to Fire the DEA

Source : http://www.drugpolicy.org/DEA?utm_campaign=fy17social&utm_medium=social&utm_source=1608fbc3firstpromo The DEA was created in 1973 to enforce federal drug laws. The results have been devastating: wasted resources, mass incarceration, racial disparities, civil rights violations and scandal after scandal. Treating drug use as a criminal justice issue instead of a health issue has led to disaster. Yet ...

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Smoking marijuana provides more pain relief for men than women

Source : http://www.psypost.org/2016/08/smoking-marijuana-provides-more-pain-relief-for-men-than-women-44457 Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that men had greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana. Results of the study were recently published online in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. “These findings come at a time when more people, including women, are turning to the ...

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As Canada Moves to Legalize Marijuana, Shop Owners Ask: Why Wait?

Source : http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/16/world/americas/canada-legal-marijuana-justin-trudeau.html The Cannabis Culture Lounge has everything a pothead might need to feel right at home: $3 marijuana buds, bongs for rent, bags of Skittles and Doritos for sale, and black leather couches where customers can recline in zoned-out contemplation in a pungent haze. Never mind that it ...

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Middle-aged parents are now more likely to smoke weed than their teenage kids

Source : https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/09/02/middle-aged-parents-are-now-more-likely-to-smoke-weed-than-their-teenaged-kids/ Smoking weed is often seen as an indulgence reserved for the young and the reckless: kids get high, in the popular imagination, but by and large their parents don’t. But new federal data show a stunning reversal of that age-old stereotype. Middle-aged Americans are now slightly more likely to use marijuana than their ...

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Navy Veteran walks across country to legalize medical marijuana

Source : http://www.wxow.com/story/32868177/2016/08/29/navy-veteran-walks-across-country-to-legalize-medical-marijuana A Maryland Navy veteran is walking his tiny home across the county to bring awareness to the growing number of homeless veterans, but that’s not it. He’s also walking to legalize medical marijuana. Ras Ible, 58, passed through La Crosse on Monday on his journey to Washington ...

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More U.S. adults use pot as laws, attitudes shift

Source : http://www.cbsnews.com/news/marijuana-study-more-us-adults-using-pot/ An increasing number of U.S. adults are using marijuana, and attitudes about the drug are shifting – fewer people perceive pot as harmful, according to a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry. Though the study cannot answer the question of why more Americans are using marijuana, the researchers say the data ...

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