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Do you know about the dangers of ‘dabbing’? (Philly – Blog)

By GARY A. EMMETT, M.D., F.A.A.P.
June 15, 2014
A more harmful way of preparing marijuana known as “dabbing” appears to be quickly spreading among users, according to an opinion article released online today from Pediatrics. Dabbing is the inhalation of

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Marijuana Legalization 2015: As Legal Pot Spreads, NORML, The Nation’s Oldest Marijuana Advocacy Group, Faces Uncertainty (International Business Times)

By JOEL WARNER
June 3, 2015 
These days, there are cannabis trade associations, cannabis lobbying firms and cannabis corporate law groups, not to mention labor unions lobbying for marijuana workers rights. As marijuana policy guru Mark Kleiman noted at a Brookings Institution …

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U.S. anti-legalization group urges more access to marijuana research (Reuters)

By ALEX DOBUZINSKIS
May 28, 2015
A group opposed to pot legalization is unveiling proposals on Thursday for the U.S. government to ease restrictions on scientific research into marijuana’s potential as medicine, in a first step for an organization of its …

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Louisiana Medical marijuana chances not just pipe dream as national industry grows (Bayoubuzz)

OpED
April 30, 2015

Medical marijuana industry in Louisiana just got a little greener.  The chances of the plant becoming more acceptable in the Bayou State might no longer be a pipedream of weed advocates.  Wednesday April 29 will be

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Big Marijuana is scary. But not as scary as continuing prohibition. (VOX Media)

Updated By GERMAN LOPEZ
APRIL 27, 2015
The spread of marijuana legalization in Colorado, Washington state, Oregon, and Alaska over the past few years means that more Americans can now legally buy and sell pot — but this has also

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‘Just Say No’ to the Gateway Theory of Pot (The Atlantic)

By OLGA KHAZAN
APR 23, 2015
Many young adults remember their childhood participation in Drug Abuse Resistance Education, better known by the acronym “D.A.R.E.”  One of the program’s core messages—along with the idea that you should always shout “NO!” when

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GLYNN: Marijuana tax revenue still in question (Niagra Gazette)

By DON GLENN
April 12, 2015
Countless questions remain over what impact medical marijuana taxes might have on the New York state budget. There’s some reason to downplay widespread optimism that it would be a panacea for closing fiscal gaps.…

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Will legalizing pot affect violence in Latin America? (WWLP – 22 News)

By ROSA FLORES
April 10, 2015
At the summit of the Americas in Panama, Latin American leaders will discuss the drug war. A potential new concern comes from an unlikely source: the united states where pot, is increasingly becoming legal.

Recreational …

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Marijuana Taxes Won’t Save State Budgets (The New York Times)

Edited by DAVID LEONHARDT 
April 9, 2015
Colorado’s marijuana tax collections are not as high as expected.

In February 2014, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office projected Colorado would take in $118 million in taxes on recreational marijuana in its first full …

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Weed World: Lessons from Marijuana Legalization Around the Globe (Foreign Affairs)

By JOHN COLLINS
March 22, 2015
In the blink of an eye, global debates about cannabis regulation have shifted from “whether” to “how.” In 2014, Uruguay became the first nation to explicitly regulate cannabis from seed to sale. Its preferred

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