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  • Rock Legend, Chris Cornell, Dies at Age 52

    Rock Legend, Chris Cornell, Dies at Age 52

     Video (above): Chris Cornell talks about how strong the marijuana is in the Bay Area, California DETROIT –  According to his representative, rocker Chris Cornell,  frontman for Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and later Audioslave, has died at age 52. In a statement to The Associated Press, Brian Bumbery says Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit. Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family were shocked by it. The statement said the family would be [...]

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  • Las Vegas Recreational Cannabis Sales Begin July 1st

    Las Vegas Recreational Cannabis Sales Begin July 1st

    An early start to recreational marijuana sales in Nevada cleared the final state hurdle Monday, paving the way for the program to roll out in under two months. The Nevada Tax Commission adopted temporary regulations proposed by the Department of Taxation that will allow the state to issue recreational marijuana licenses by July 1. Most of the regulations were copied from the state’s medical marijuana program. Tax department director Deonne Contine stressed the urgency in getting the regulations adopted so [...]

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  • Consuming Marijuana Everyday Can Repair and Defend the Brain

    Consuming Marijuana Everyday Can Repair and Defend the Brain

    Researchers believe that cannabis could actually help to sharpen our minds later in life. Researchers at the University of Bonn and Hebrew University have discovered that low, regular doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the main active ingredients or cannabinoids found in marijuana, may help to keep our brains from ‘slowing down’ as we get older. Published today in the journal Nature Medicine, the German study revealed that while younger mice suffered a performance drop under the influence of THC, the psychoactive [...]

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  • Marijuana Helps Stop Seizures

    Marijuana Helps Stop Seizures

      Medical Cannabis Helps Stop Seizures in Children Medical cannabis is becoming increasingly accepted as an effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions.  Marijuana has been notably identified as an anti-seizure, particularly in relation to children with conditions like epilepsy, and Dravet, Doose, or Lennox-Gastaut syndromes. These conditions bring on dangerous seizures that can severely impact quality of life.  They can also be fatal.  As a result, due to the overwhelming harmful side-effects from other prescription drugs, more and [...]

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  • Feds Cannot Hire Hackers Because They All Use Marijuana

    Feds Cannot Hire Hackers Because They All Use Marijuana

    “I have to hire a great work force to compete with those cyber criminals and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview.” Update 5/21/14: After being chastised for his comments about marijuana by Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), FBI director Comey told those in attendance at a senate hearing on the bureau’s oversight that he was just kidding. “I am absolutely dead set against using marijuana,” he said at the hearing, “I don’t want [...]

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  • Texas: Medical Cannabis Bill Supported by Majority of House, Moves Forward

    Texas: Medical Cannabis Bill Supported by Majority of House, Moves Forward

    UPDATE: After a big bipartisan push on and off the House floor Friday, Public Health Committee Chair Four Price, R-Amarillo, called an impromptu meeting to vote on HB 2107 just before 5 p.m. The bill passed 7-2, with Price and Representative Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, opposing. The measure now advances to the calendars committee, where Chair Todd Hunter, R-Corpus Christi, can schedule the bill for debate on the House floor. The House has until May 11 to consider the legislation. ORIGINAL [...]

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  • Iowa: Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Senate 45-5

    Iowa: Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Senate 45-5

    A wide-ranging bill authorizing the use of medical marijuana for ailments from cancer to post-traumatic stress disorder was passed Monday night by the Iowa Senate, although it’s unlikely to win approval in the Iowa House. Senate File 506 was passed on a 45-5 vote. It would allow for patients with a range of medical conditions to obtain a medical cannabis registration card after receiving written approval from a doctor. The card would enable a patient to obtain medical marijuana from a dispensary in Iowa. It would legalize the production and distribution of medical [...]

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  • Dallas Texas Passes Cite-and-Release for Marijuana Possession

    Dallas Texas Passes Cite-and-Release for Marijuana Possession

    The Dallas City Council on Wednesday approved a “cite-and-release” program to ticket people who have fewer than 4 ounces of pot and who are not alleged to have committed any other crime. The policy will take effect Oct. 1. The 10-5 vote was a reversal for the council. Last year, the same group of members rejected the policy by a 10-5 vote, partially on the recommendation of then-Police Chief David Brown. Police commanders backed off this time, although the Dallas [...]

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  • New TSA Policy Prohibits Medical Marijuana on Flights

    New TSA Policy Prohibits Medical Marijuana on Flights

    New changes to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) website said it was OK to fly with medical cannabis, then they changed their minds. On April 5, TSA replaced its “Prohibited Items” page with a new “What Can I Bring?” page.  This new section on medical marijuana initially said it was OK for patients to bring medical marijuana in a carry-on, or checked, bag.  But it appears they immediately changed their position, or made a mistake somewhere. “There was an error [...]

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