Setback in State’s Quest to Steal Grandmother’s Home Because Her Son Sold Pot

Elizabeth Young is a 72-year-old widow and former Amtrak employee who lived in a modest brick row house in West Philadelphia beginning in the 1970s. She lived there until 2013, when the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania took it.

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Why Are Authorities in Detroit Furiously Closing Down Dispensaries?

So far, 167 Detroit pot shops have been closed down and dozens more are expected to get the same treatment.

Attorney for the city of Detroit, Melvin Butch Hollowell, said that 283 dispensaries were identified last year that are all … Read the article

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Prescription Drugs Still Vanishing at VA Hospitals

If you are in need of prescription opiates, make your way to the nearest Veterans Affairs hospital. Not because VA hospitals prescribe opiates to anybody for any reason, even when it is very bad and dangerous to do so—though Read the article

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Colorado’s Pot Windfall Taxes Figure into State’s Recently Approved Budget

As legal weed in Colorado continues to rake in millions, the state released its budget last Friday. Anti-pot governors and federal legislators should take a good look at the pot tax windfall and how it’s going to be spent.

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Obama Administration Wanted to Decriminalize Marijuana

President Obama’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) was on the verge of pushing for nationwide marijuana decriminalization, but reports show those plans were quickly buried for a variety of political reasons.

A former official with the ONDCP recently … Read the article

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States Offer Breaks to Minority Ganjapreneurs

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Some states that have legalized marijuana are encouraging minorities to enter the growing cannabis industry after years of drug enforcement that had a disproportionate effect on black and Hispanic communities. A look at some of the

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GW Pharmaceuticals Files for FDA Approval After Report Confirms Success in Treating Epilepsy

GW Pharmaceuticals has chosen the perfect moment to file its cannabis-derived therapy, Epidiolex, with U.S. regulators.

The New England Journal of Medicine just published results from a Phase III study showing that GW’s Epidiolex (derived from cannabidiol) significantly reduced monthly … Read the article

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Yes, Poppy Seed-Eaters CAN Flunk a Drug Test

In 2010, Elizabeth Mort was preparing to give birth. Before she went into labor, the Pennsylvania woman steeled herself by eating a poppy-seed bagel. Because of this, state child-protective services seized the newborn child and placed Mort’s baby in foster Read the article

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Race Car Drivers, Marijuana Smuggling—and Now More Intrigue

Don Whittington and his two brothers were the only sibling trio of drivers to have ever qualified for the same Indianapolis 500 race. That was 1982.

During those heady years of racing, two of the Whittington brothers—along with two other … Read the article

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GMO Cannabis? Not in My Backyard

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The idea of genetically modified marijuana gives me the creeps. It conjures up visions of greedy agricultural giants like Monsanto creating a secret, enhanced strain from seeds they developed in an underground deep frozen bunker.… Read the article

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