Browsing archives for June, 2011

NORML’s Message To Capitol Hill: ‘Let The States Decide Their Own Marijuana Policies’

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Tell members of Congress that you support HR 2306, the ‘Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011′ and that you oppose efforts by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) to stifle its debate. You can do so by clicking the link below to NORML’s commentary, ‘Let the states decide their own marijuana policies,’ which [...]

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Facebook, Showtime and Marc Ecko’s Joint Video Game Project

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The Atlantic Monthly Online has an article today that serves as prime example of the ‘normalization’ of cannabis in mainstream media….with a ‘joint’ video game project between three mega brands: Showtime, designer Marc Ecko and Facebook: After hours and hours spent mastering FarmVille, you’re ready to upgrade from corn and soybeans to a real cash [...]

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Maine: Governor Signs Law Expanding Privacy, Other Legal Protections For Medical Cannabis Patients

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At a time when lawmakers in several states are seeking to limit or suspend their medical marijuana programs, Maine lawmakers are expanding patients’ protections and access under the law. On Friday, Republican Gov. Paul LePage signed legislation, LD 1296, into law on that enhances privacy protections for qualified medical cannabis patients. The measure eliminates a [...]

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Whack and Stack: 2010 Marijuana Cultivation Eradication In America

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[Editor's note: Call it a terrible waste of police time, an unnecessary risk to law enforcement personnels' lives, a loud and destructive invasion of one's curtilage, the proverbial taxpayer-funded pursuit of a needle in a haystack, an unintended government-provided price support for an illegal and untaxed commercial market, or a bizarre police ruse where a [...]

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Two talks with teens leads to less marijuana use for at least a year, study finds

Did you know that? 27 June 2011 | 0 Comments

Researchers found that a brief, voluntary conversation with an adult led to up to a 20 percent decrease in marijuana use for teenagers who frequently used the drug.