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BREAKING: Eric Holder Announces Department of Justice to Allow Marijuana Legalization to Go Into Effect

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During a conference call with state governors today, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the US Department of Justice would allow the marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington to go into effect. Holder announced that the Department of Justice will take a “trust but verify approach” to the new marijuana laws, but did reserve [...]

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Report: Over 100,000 NYC Residents Could Benefit From Access To Medical Cannabis

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More than 100,000 New York City residents suffering from serious medical conditions such as cancer and chronic pain could benefit from legal access to cannabis therapy, according to a report released today by the New York City Comptroller’s Office. The mission of the Comptroller’s Office is to ensure the financial health of New York City [...]

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Substance use by adolescents on an average day is alarming

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On an average day, 881,684 U.S. teenagers aged 12 to 17 smoked cigarettes, according to a new report. The report also says that on an average day 646,707 adolescents smoked marijuana and 457,672 drank alcohol.

PA Gubernatorial Candidate John Hanger: Marijuana Reform Can Elect the Next PA Governor

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John Hanger speaking at a Lancaster NORML Meeting – Photo credit: Matt Rohrbach While the general election for governor is still a little over a year away, things are heating up in Pennsylvania as Democrats vie for their party’s nomination to run against incumbent Governor Corbett (R). Seven candidates have so far announced their candidacy [...]

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Study: THC Increases Brain Activity In Response To Positive Stimuli

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The administration of THC modulates emotional processing in healthy volunteers, according to placebo-controlled crossover trial data published online by the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology. Investigators from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) on 11 healthy male subjects. Following the administration of THC or placebo, researchers assessed subjects’ brain activity during [...]

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