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  The Boston Globe -  The truth is it can indeed mean trouble, especially for young people. These days, it’s become fairly square to criticize marijuana and its rush toward legalization. Twenty-three states have condoned the dru…
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  Nature.com -   As marijuana use becomes more acceptable, researchers are scrambling to answer key questions about the drug. In 2013, Beau Kilmer took on a pretty audacious head count. Citizens in the state of Washington had just vot…
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  Newsweek -   Updated | It seems fitting that a plant called Mary Jane could smash the patriarchy. After all, only female marijuana flowers produce cannabinoids like the potent THC chemical that gets users buzzed. Pot farmers strive to k…
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  New York Times -   Wineries and breweries should brace themselves for some unusual competition. Colorado, which legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012, will get its first “weedery” in early 2016. The $35 millio…
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  Boston Herald -   Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” show that one of his security concerns over the idea of legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts is the connection he…
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  Huffington Post -   A key Senate committee passed a bill today allowing the nation's capital to establish regulated marijuana stores and let banks provide financial services to state-legalized marijuana dispensaries. These are just …
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  USA Today -   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — It was almost too juicy a story line to be true. Shane Ray, the NFL prospect cited for marijuana possession just days before the draft, gets picked by the Denver Broncos, of all teams, and head…
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  USA Today -   DENVER – Colorado's marijuana users are helping to buy new roofs, boilers and security upgrades for public schools across the state as the first round of special pot taxes gets allocated later this year. The …
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  Yahoo News -  WASHINGTON (AP) — It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter. A catch-all spending …
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  90.9WBUR -  BOSTON — As the marijuana industry takes shape in Massachusetts, it will need a trained workforce. What skills will that person behind the dispensary counter have? How about employees who will process marijuana? Who&rs…
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  TheState.com  -  SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here m…
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  Philly.com -  Today, November 20th, is a big day for marijuana. It has been one full month of decriminalization in Philadelphia.  There were 300-360 men and women who were not put into handcuffs and then holding cells for havin…
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  Forbes -   In 1992, when Americans elected a president who said he had smoked pot without inhaling, the number of marijuana arrests in the United States began a steep climb. It peaked in 2007, during the administration of a president wh…
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  The Denver Post -   Look around you. These are the good old days of marijuana in Colorado.   Things are about to change.   Prices for pot assuredly will fall, more pot will flood the market, and legislative cha…
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  Wall St Cheat Sheet -  2012 and 2014 were both incredibly important years for marijuana legalization. Colorado and Washington both jumped the gun and passed initiatives to decriminalize and legalize cannabis by popular vote in 2012, and…
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  Yahoo.com - With medical marijuana use now legalized in nearly half the states in the U.S. — and recreational toking allowed in both Colorado and Washington — comes a growing buzz of concern about what more pot smoking might mean…
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  The Dish -  Gallup’s attempt to explain the decline:   Last year’s finding of 58% in favor was recorded as Colorado was preparing to become the first state to implement a law decriminalizing the use of small amo…
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  The Miami Herald - Young stoners, as it turned out, didn’t turn out.   Support for a marijuana initiative that Florida Democrats had hoped might rouse younger voters from their collective fugue came nowhere ne…
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  The Atlantic - A conversation with middle-aged moms, homeless men, and college kids about post-prohibition in Boulder, Colorado   The most eclectic gathering spot in Boulder, Colorado, is the Pearl Street Mall, a pedestrian thor…
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  USA Today -  More than 50 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that even those who make their money illegally have to pay taxes. Under today's tax code the government stands to make more money from the sale of marijuana than those sel…
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  The New York Times -  The gray matter of the nucleus accumbens, the walnut-shaped pleasure center of the brain, was glowing like a flame, showing a notable increase in density. “It could mean that there’s some sort of drug l…
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  Huffington Post -  If all 50 states legalized marijuana and the federal government ended prohibition of the plant, the marijuana industry in the United States would be worth $35 billion just six years from now. That's according …
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  International Business Times - David Boyer has challenged South Portland Police Chief Edward Googins to a “hit for shot” duel in a public park. For every shot of alcohol Googins takes, Boyer would take a toke of marijuana, and th…
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  Insurance.com -  The spread of legalized marijuana is lighting up questions about home insurance coverage for pot.   Will your policy pay out if your plants are stolen or destroyed by a fire? What happens if a neighbor kid …
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  22 News WWLP -  BOSTON (SHNS) – Marijuana has become the “next tobacco industry,” with commercial interests marketing gummy bears and cupcakes and emergency rooms experiencing an increase in marijuana-related visits in…
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  The Washington Post -  Advocates have taken first steps toward getting marijuana legalization on the 2016 ballot in at least six states, with two more joining the growing list this week.   In Maine, advocates formed a polit…
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  Time -  Referendums across the country set the stage for an even bigger fight in 2016   The battle over legalizing recreational marijuana in California—the big enchilada that may tilt legalization not only in the U.S.…
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  Healthworks Collective -  Unless you have been living under a rock for the past five years, you know that marijuana is making its way into more and more peoples’ lives. Many things have been debated, like the efficacy of medical m…
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  Former congressman William D. Delahunt has resigned as president of a company that lost its proposal to open three medical marijuana dispensaries, in Plymouth, Mashpee, and Taunton, following a contentious and controversial state selection p…
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  Florida's medical marijuana amendment should pass.   Most polls say so. Momentum across the nation says so. The gut-wrenching visuals of patients in pain say so.   And yet I have doubts.   For as ma…
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Supporters say the measure would help combat the state's epidemic of painkiller abuse, but polls have fluctuated wildly, and opponents are seizing on a controversial video to question their true intentions.     If Florida vote…
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Nearly two years after Massachusetts voters approved medical marijuana, nine distribution centers are to open next year in places like Brookline, Lowell, Salem, and Quincy. The state licensing process for these dispensaries has been convoluted. And yet…
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A study in the forthcoming issue of in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, shows that more people are less likely to perceive cannabis as addictive or harmful as drugs. Cannabis being legally used for medical and, in some states in the US, recreation…
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