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Judge rejects lawsuit: Marijuana measure will be on Arizona ballot

The marijuana legalization effort will appear on the November ballot, after a legal challenge by its opponents was tossed. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jo Lynn Gentry dismissed the lawsuit brought by 13 individuals and groups, including Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Republican Rep. Paul Boyer, a […]

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Categories: Arizona, Legalization, Legislation, Recreational

From wine to weed: Keeping the marijuana farm small and local

In November, voters in as many as 12 states will see a marijuana legalization initiative on their ballots. Marijuana is already legal for recreational use in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Washington, D.C. Another 25 states have legalized medical marijuana. The era of marijuana prohibition is rapidly coming to a close. Unfortunately, lawmakers lack easy […]

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Categories: Cannabis Plants, Commentary, Cultivation, Economy, Nationwide

Justice Department says it will end the use of private prisons entirely

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department plans to end its use of private prisons after officials concluded the facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those run by the government. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced the decision on Thursday in a memo that instructs officials to either decline to […]

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Categories: Crime, Nationwide

Cannabis spray gets thumbs up

Carterton mother Tracy Yeats hopes the government will take notice of a survey which shows overwhelming support for the legalisation and decriminalisation of cannabis for medicinal use. Mrs Yeats' daughter Grace, 14, has shown significant improvements in her health since she began taking Sativex, a cannabis based spray, eight months ago. She has a rare […]

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Categories: Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Research, Health, Medical Benefits

Will DEA's new policy tweak foster more cannabis research? Sanjay Gupta doesn't think so

When the Drug Enforcement Administration last week denied years-old petitions to reschedule cannabis, the agency also "announced a policy change designed to foster research by expanding the number of DEA-registered marijuana manufacturers." So will the DEA's tweak on marijuana policy truly "foster research," as the agency wrote in its Aug. 11 announcement? Only time will tell — and it […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Commentary, Health, Legalization

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