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Marijuana-Based Drug Helps Kids With Rare Forms Of Epilepsy In Studies

Posted on 2016-06-27 10:14:00
Marijuana-Based Drug Helps Kids With Rare Forms Of Epilepsy In Studies

An oil derived from marijuana plants proved effective in a rare form of epilepsy that afflicts 30,000 Americans, its maker said this morning.

Democratic Senators Push DEA to Downgrade Marijuana Classification

Posted on 2016-06-24 10:45:00
Democratic Senators Push DEA to Downgrade Marijuana Classification

A group of Democratic lawmakers is renewing pressure on the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove marijuana from its current position on a list of the most dangerous drugs, a category that includes heroin and ecstasy.

How a Hollywood startup became Microsoft's partner in the marijuana industry

Posted on 2016-06-23 09:33:00
How a Hollywood startup became Microsoft

The startup drew headlines last week after Microsoft announced it would make Kind’s Agrisoft Seed to Sale software available for sale on its cloud computing platform that services government clients – a move that marks Microsoft’s foray into the marijuana business.

Marijuana industry finds unlikely spokespeople in athletes and parents

Posted on 2016-06-22 10:13:00
Marijuana industry finds unlikely spokespeople in athletes and parents

Few industries have been able to change their narratives as drastically as legal marijuana, and it has done so with the help of two sympathetic groups: Football players with a traumatic brain disease and sick children.

Arkansas group submits 117K signatures to get medical marijuana on ballot

Posted on 2016-06-21 09:55:00
Arkansas group submits 117K signatures to get medical marijuana on ballot

Supporters of Arkansas’ medical marijuana turned in thousands of signatures Monday in an effort to put their legalization proposal on the state’s ballot this fall, and called on backers of a competing ballot measure to end their campaign.

Marijuana use remains flat among Colorado teens, survey finds

Posted on 2016-06-21 09:47:00
Marijuana use remains flat among Colorado teens, survey finds

One out of every five Colorado teens say they have used marijuana in the last month, but that rate has not increased since pot was legalized in the state and is in line with the national average, according to a new report from the state Health Department.

New Orleans softens marijuana possession laws starting this week

Posted on 2016-06-20 14:53:00
New Orleans softens marijuana possession laws starting this week

Starting Wednesday (June 22), simple possession of marijuana in New Orleans will carry far fewer consequences for repeat offenders. Police have been able since 2010 to issue a court summons to someone caught for the first time with weed. Now that option will extend to subsequent offenses.

Marijuana Legalization 2016: Libertarian Gary Johnson Explains Why He Supports Legal Pot

Posted on 2016-06-20 09:36:00
Marijuana Legalization 2016: Libertarian Gary Johnson Explains Why He Supports Legal Pot

International Business Times sat down with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's nominee for president, to hear about his stance on legalizing marijuana. Only four states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana.

Marijuana and Alzheimer's Disease

Posted on 2016-06-17 09:56:00
Marijuana and Alzheimer

Medical marijuana reduces the side effects of Alzheimer’s disease and provides relief to those suffering from this illness. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than five million American's are living with the disease. And it’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the country.

Microsoft scores its first-ever pot partnership

Posted on 2016-06-16 10:47:00
Microsoft scores its first-ever pot partnership

After the legalization of medical or recreational marijuana in more than 20 states, Microsoft on Thursday will announce its first-ever partnership with a software company that supports the burgeoning cannabis industry.