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California Confirms Recreational Sales Should Begin January 1st

California Confirms Recreational Sales Should Begin January 1st

By: The Marijuana Times Almost a year ago, four more states made the bold decision to vote in favor of cannabis legalization – and California is preparing for legal sales of recreational marijuana to begin at the start of the new year. While Nevada followed Oregon’s model, allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to sell to adultsRead more about California Confirms Recreational Sales Should Begin January 1st[…]

Wisconsin Cities are Legalizing Marijuana Themselves

Wisconsin Cities are Legalizing Marijuana Themselves

By Chris Roberts | High Times Wisconsin, the land that gave us Paul Ryan, Scott Walker and former sheriff Richard Clarke— malformed half-offerings from a higher power who ran out of copier toner and just gave up—is lagging far behind other nearby states in getting right with marijuana reform. Instead of waiting on state lawmakers,Read more about Wisconsin Cities are Legalizing Marijuana Themselves[…]

Atlanta City Council will decide on decriminalizing marijuana

Atlanta City Council will decide on decriminalizing marijuana

fox5atlanta.com The city of Atlanta took a major step on Tuesday in its bid to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The Public Safety Panel recommended the city replace jail time for minor marijuana possession with a fine. That fine would be about $75. The decision has been hotly debated over the lastRead more about Atlanta City Council will decide on decriminalizing marijuana[…]

Study: National Medical Marijuana Could Save Thousands of Lives Annually

Study: National Medical Marijuana Could Save Thousands of Lives Annually

BY MONTEREY BUD | MARIJUANA.COM A new study published by the University of Indiana (IU) indicates that medical marijuana, if legalized nationally, could be a true lifesaver. Per the Indiana study, approximately 47,500 American lives could be saved annually if medical marijuana were legalized nationally. Authored by Dr. Thomas M. Clark, the IU research scrutinizedRead more about Study: National Medical Marijuana Could Save Thousands of Lives Annually[…]

Cannabis Company Plans to Turn Entire California Desert Town Into Pot Paradise

Cannabis Company Plans to Turn Entire California Desert Town Into Pot Paradise

by ASSOCIATED PRESS NIPTON, Calif. — Now that one of the nation’s largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a question remains: Will the new owners rename the place Potsylvania? The name Weed already belongs to an old mill town in Northern California. American Green Inc. announced Thursday it isRead more about Cannabis Company Plans to Turn Entire California Desert Town Into Pot Paradise[…]

Washington State University Needs Paid Volunteers to Smoke Marijuana for Research Study

Washington State University Needs Paid Volunteers to Smoke Marijuana for Research Study

By: TJ Baker | The Daily Chronic PULLMAN, WA — Are you 21 or older, live in Pullman, Washington, and want to get paid to smoke pot as part of a research study? Researchers at Washington State University are working to develop a breathalyzer to detect marijuana use, and are seeking paid volunteers to participate.Read more about Washington State University Needs Paid Volunteers to Smoke Marijuana for Research Study[…]

Judge Sides With MMJ Patient in Rhode Island Work Discrimination Case

Judge Sides With MMJ Patient in Rhode Island Work Discrimination Case

By: Duke London | Marijuana.com On Tuesday afternoon, a Superior Court judge in Rhode Island sided with a medical marijuana user who claimed a company decided not to hire her solely for her choice in medicine. Three years ago, in the summer of 2014, Christine Callaghan applied for an internship at Darlington Fabrics in Westerly,Read more about Judge Sides With MMJ Patient in Rhode Island Work Discrimination Case[…]

Vermont Governor Cites ‘Libertarian Streak,’ Then Vetoes Pot Legalization Bill

Vermont Governor Cites ‘Libertarian Streak,’ Then Vetoes Pot Legalization Bill

By Steven Nelson, Staff Writer | U.S.News Vermont Gov. Phil Scott vetoed marijuana legalization legislation Wednesday, ending a suspenseful two-week period that followed state legislators’ first-in-the-nation approval of a recreational legalization bill. Scott, a Republican former race car driver, announced his decision at a dramatic press conference that began with him saying “I generally viewRead more about Vermont Governor Cites ‘Libertarian Streak,’ Then Vetoes Pot Legalization Bill[…]

Pot Legalization Has Little Effect On Neighboring States

Pot Legalization Has Little Effect On Neighboring States

By: Russ Belville | High Times Aside from increases in adult marijuana possession arrests in border counties, a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research has found that state marijuana legalization has little effect on neighboring states. In the paper, The Cross-Border Spillover Effects of Recreational Marijuana Legalization, professors Zhuang Hao andRead more about Pot Legalization Has Little Effect On Neighboring States[…]