Tag: Marijuana

Republicans & Democrats Join Together in Senate to Legalize Pot on Federal Level

Politicians are currently working on a bill for marijuana legalization. Senators from both political parties are going against Attorney Jeff Sessions and his ineffective war on cannabis, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have co-sponsored a bill that would work to legalize marijuana. “The fact is our marijuana laws…

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New Study Finds Marijuana Users Are Happier and More Successful in Life

By James Holbrooks Shattering the stereotype of the lazy pothead, new research suggests cannabis users are actually more satisfied, more successful, and even more likely to volunteer in their communities than their nonsmoking counterparts. Last week, the Independent described to its readers how the research was carried out: “The study, conducted by market researchers BDS…

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Sessions Is Using the Opiate Crisis as an Excuse to Disrupt Medical Marijuana

By Carey Wedler Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been vocal about his archaic opposition to cannabis. Before and after becoming the nation’s top cop, he expressed his ill-advised distaste for the plant, suggesting “good people don’t smoke marijuana” and bemoaning the possibility that cannabis shops could soon populate grocery stores around the country. Still, earlier…

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Willie Nelson Challenges Jeff Sessions to Smoke Some Pot

By Brandon Turbeville After U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made his outrageous statement that marijuana is “only slightly less awful” than heroin, Willie Nelson is now responding with some advice for the clueless attorney general. “I wonder if he’s tried both of them. I don’t think you can really make a statement like that unless…

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O CANNABIS! Trudeau Unveils Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Canada

By Heather Callaghan, Editor BREAKING – Today, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sticking to his campaign pledge, introduced legislation to legalize marijuana in Canada. But not just medical marijuana – recreational marijuana. A milestone in the country’s history and one for the world, too. While many countries have decriminalized or allowed the medical use of marijuana, Trudeau’s bill…

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California Could Become a Sanctuary State — for Marijuana

By Carey Wedler California could soon codify resistance to federal marijuana prohibition if state lawmakers pass a recently introduced bill. Assembly Bill 1578 seeks to bar law enforcement in California from cooperating with federal authorities in ways that violate the state’s cannabis laws. Citing both California’s medical marijuana policy and voters’ recent legalization of recreational…

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For The First Time Ever, The Federal Government Is Referring To Marijuana As Medicine

By Justin Gardner A profound shift in the federal government’s stance on cannabis was marked by subtle changes made this month to one webpage. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, now has a webpage titled Marijuana as Medicine. Prior to March 2017, it was titled Is Marijuana…

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DEA Approves Synthetic Marijuana for Company That Spent $500K to Keep Weed Illegal

By Alex Thomas Lobbying in the nation’s capitol is a billion dollar industry, but sometimes, companies dip their toes into state and local politics, as well. When giant corporations want to influence bills and national elections, they generally spread their money around, cozying up to a number of politicians and shaking hands with numerous government…

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Jeff Sessions Goes Full Reefer Madness

  By Carey Wedler Attorney General Jeff Sessions is terribly confused and wildly uninformed. That, or he’s a liar. Trump’s pick to head the Department of Justice has long opposed cannabis and enthusiastically supported the war on drugs. Though he reportedly recently assured congressional lawmakers he would not be instituting a crackdown on weed in…

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