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US MD: Maryland General Assembly Ethics Committee Hires Special

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 20 Jan 2017 - Del. Dan K. Morhaim, a Baltimore County Democrat, speaks to reporters on the last day of the Maryland General Assembly's 2016 session. (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun) Special counsel hired for ethics investigation into Baltimore County Del. Morhaim's cannabis work.

US MA: Mass. Legislation Would Sharply Curb Marijuana Law

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 20 Jan 2017 - Senator Jason M. Lewis proposed legislation that would reduce the amount of marijuana people 21 years and older could possess in their home from 10 ounces to 2 ounces, and the number of marijuana plants people could grow from 12 per household to six per household. The right of Massachusetts adults to possess and grow marijuana would be sharply curbed, and the ability of retail shops to begin selling recreational pot next year would be deeply undercut if legislation filed Friday afternoon by a key state senator becomes law.

CN BC: Are Langley And Canada Going To Pot?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Langley Times, 20 Jan 2017 - With the release of a 106-page federal task force report, the possibility of legalizing marijuana inches closer to reality Legalizing marijuana in Canada - once passed off as a pipe dream - appears to be gaining traction.

US OR: 10,000 People Smoke Cannabis On Inauguration Day In

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Willamette Week, 21 Jan 2017 - [photo] 10,000 People Smoke Cannabis on Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. to Protest Trump's Pick of Drug Warrior Jeff Sessions The weed was pretty good. #Trump420 protest in Washington, D.C. (Corey Pein) An estimated 10,000 people lined up for five blocks to collect some 8,000 free joints at this morning's surprisingly punctual #Trump420 protest at Dupont Circle in Northwest Washington, DC.

CN BC: Column: Marijuana Linked To Health Issues, Study Finds

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 21 Jan 2017 - Here we go again. Another week, another massive report by top doctors and scientists finding very limited medicinal value to marijuana. In an age when liberal politicians such as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson claim to be implementing "evidence-based" public policy, I find it odd that they have such a blind spot when it comes to pot. A new report by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine - The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research - that reviewed the results of 10,700 studies on the medicinal qualities of marijuana concluded that there is "conclusive or substantial evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids are effective" in treating only three conditions: chronic pain in adults, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and patient-reported multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms (although there was "limited" evidence of "clinician-measured" spasticity relief).

CN NS: Dispensing With Marijuana Prohibition

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Coast, 19 Jan 2017 - The law is still against business owners like Shirley Martineau, even as Canada remains high on legalization. Even though it may seem like the illegality associated with weed today is akin to the criminal severity of something like jaywalking, the fact is that here in Nova Scotia, under many circumstances, having, selling or smoking the stuff could still get you thrown in jail.

CN BC: Column: 2016's Toughest Issues: Marijuana, Panhandling, And

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Nelson Star, 18 Jan 2017 - Happy New Year everyone! The beginning of a new year is both a time of personal contemplation and looking forward. And so it is for council. It is hard to believe that we are midway through this term. In the past year we saw vigorous and thoughtful debate on some complicated issues. 2016 tested council and the results will shape and define future direction.

CN BC: This Bud's Not For You

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Northern View, 18 Jan 2017 - City eyes temporary ban on commercial marijuana outlets The City of Prince Rupert stepped into hazy territory Monday night when councillors discussed how to navigate the potential legalization of marijuana.

US NY: Editorial: Senseless Limits On Marijuana Research

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 17 Jan 2017 - Even as more and more states allow their residents to use marijuana, the federal government is continuing to obstruct scientists from studying whether the drug is good or bad for people's health. A report published last week by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine points out that scientists who want to study cannabis have to seek approvals from federal, state and local agencies and depend on just one lab, at the University of Mississippi, for samples. As a result, far too little is known about the health effects of a substance that 28 states have decided can be used as medicine and eight states and the District of Columbia have approved for recreational use.