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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.

How one injured veteran traded opiate painkillers for medical marijuana

Posted on 2016-06-15 09:35:00
How one injured veteran traded opiate painkillers for medical marijuana

Stephen Mandile spent 10 years on a host of pills after he was injured in Iraq in 2005. Now, he uses medical marijuana to treat his pain and wants to help other vets get the same opportunity.

What needs to happen for recreational marijuana to be legalized in N.J.?

Posted on 2016-06-14 09:33:00
What needs to happen for recreational marijuana to be legalized in N.J.?

On Tuesday, a New Jersey lawmaker will hold a press conference Tuesday to discuss how a similar law might work here. Still, it's a safe bet legalization remains a long way off in the Garden State. Here's a look at what likely needs to happen for New Jersey to legalize recreational pot.

Justin Trudeau may have made the best case for legal pot ever

Posted on 2016-06-10 10:32:00
Justin Trudeau may have made the best case for legal pot ever

Speaking Wednesday at an economic conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made one of the more buttoned-down, straight-edged arguments for marijuana legalization heard in recent years.

John Kasich just legalized medical marijuana in Ohio. Now what?

Posted on 2016-06-09 10:38:00
John Kasich just legalized medical marijuana in Ohio. Now what?

Gov. John Kasich signed a plan to legalize medical marijuana into law Wednesday, making Ohio the 25th state to approve its use.