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The DEA has just been ‘toying with us’ on legalizing marijuana

Posted on 2016-08-18 10:35:00
The DEA has just been ‘toying with us’ on legalizing marijuana

Last week, the DEA decided not to reschedule the classification of marijuana as a legal drug. According to federal drug codes, cannabis is still as deadly and addictive as heroin, with no known medical value. I was surprised to see how many articles were written about this decision without mentioning the obvious: This was going to happen. The DEA was just toying with us.

Why Microsoft wants in on the marijuana business and why the DEA won't stop it

Posted on 2016-08-17 09:52:00
Why Microsoft wants in on the marijuana business and why the DEA won

The last two months have been busy ones for the marijuana community. Most recently, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) declined to loosen restrictions on medical marijuana, and kept the drug classified in the same 'Schedule 1' category as LSD and heroin.

Will State Lawmakers Fix Texas’ Harsh Marijuana Laws Next Session?

Posted on 2016-08-16 09:42:00
Will State Lawmakers Fix Texas’ Harsh Marijuana Laws Next Session?

Marijuana reform activists in Texas say they’re focused on changing state policy in the upcoming legislative session, which starts in January 2017. Heather Fazio, Texas political director with the Marijuana Policy Project, says activists have two main goals heading into the session: expanding medical marijuana and lowering criminal penalties for simple possession.

Marijuana Activist Drops Out of Race for Pa. Attorney General

Posted on 2016-08-15 10:27:00
Marijuana Activist Drops Out of Race for Pa. Attorney General

Marijuana activist N.A. Poe has extinguished his campaign for Pennsylvania Attorney General. Poe, the Libertarian candidate, announced his intention to withdraw from the race this morning.

The Biggest Legislative Marijuana Policy Reforms Of 2016

Posted on 2016-08-10 10:19:00
The Biggest Legislative Marijuana Policy Reforms Of 2016

On July 29, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed a bill removing the threat of arrest for small amounts of marijuana, capping a record year of legislative and administrative marijuana policy reforms throughout the country. Two states, Pennsylvania and Ohio, enacted effective medical marijuana laws via their legislatures, making them the 24th and 25th states to do so, respectively. As a result, more than half of the U.S. population now lives in states that have opted to legalize medical marijuana.

Is marijuana safe for pregnant moms?

Posted on 2016-08-09 10:12:00
Is marijuana safe for pregnant moms?

A pregnant woman has morning sickness so severe she can’t keep food down, so she stirs some cannabis-infused oil into her morning tea to regain her appetite. There’s a growing body of research that suggests marijuana can help with conditions such as nausea and pain while posing only modest health risks for adults.

One in eight US adults says they smoke marijuana, poll says

Posted on 2016-08-12 09:00:00
One in eight US adults says they smoke marijuana, poll says

The percentage of American adults who say they smoke weed has nearly doubled in three years, according to a new Gallup poll. Among those who participated in the survey, one in eight -- 13% -- reported current marijuana use, and 43% said they have tried the drug, an increase from 38% in 2013. The percentage of pot smokers was 7% in the 2013 Gallup survey.

States Where Marijuana Is Legal, Might Be Legal and Isn’t Legal

Posted on 2016-08-11 09:00:00
States Where Marijuana Is Legal, Might Be Legal and Isn’t Legal

As the country heads into the final three months of what may seem like an endless political campaign, voters in five states will get to have their say at the ballot box on whether marijuana for recreational use should be legal. The biggest noise comes from California, where a legalization measure was defeated in 2010 and is back on the ballot this year.

Not your parent's pot: Today's marijuana strains are much stronger

Posted on 2016-08-08 10:04:00
Not your parent

Today's pot is typically four times stronger than the marijuana of just a couple of decades ago. That's timely to note in the current push to legalize the drug, because much of the research showing marijuana has only modest health effects on adults is based on weaker strains that have been largely bred out of the marketplace.

Marijuana growth could push Scotts Miracle Gro's stock higher

Posted on 2016-08-05 10:20:00
Marijuana growth could push Scotts Miracle Gro

Scotts, a lawn and garden supplier, is buying up a few businesses involved in hydroponics, a method used to grow pot without soil. On Thursday Jeffrey Zekauskas, an analyst with JP Morgan, upgraded his outlook for the company's stock and raised its target price from $70 to $85.