Browsing archives for January, 2014

Signs point to sharp rise in drugged driving fatalities

Did you know that? 30 January 2014 | 0 Comments

The prevalence of non-alcohol drugs detected in fatally injured drivers in the US steadily rose from 1999 to 2010 and especially for drivers who tested positive for marijuana. Researchers found that of 23,591 drivers who were killed within one hour of a crash, 39.7 percent tested positive for alcohol and 24.8 percent for other drugs. [...]

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The Prohibition Industrial Complex

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Our nation’s marijuana laws are being held hostage by a prohibition industrial complex.   The latest Wall St. Journal/NBC poll shows, yet again, that the majority of Americans support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for adults age 21 and over.  But despite this surge in support (several other national polls have seen similar results), [...]

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Cannabis during pregnancy endangers fetal brain development

Did you know that? 29 January 2014 | 0 Comments

A current study by an international consortium of researchers shows that the consumption of Cannabis during pregnancy can impair the development of the fetus’ brain with long-lasting effects after birth. Cannabis is particularly powerful to derail how nerve cells form connections, potentially limiting the amount of information the affected brain can process.

Florida Supreme Court Votes to Allow Medical Marijuana Amendment on Ballot

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Earlier this week, we received news that United for Care, the campaign working to place a medical marijuana constitutional amendment on the ballot in Florida, had collected and certified the required number of signatures for qualification. Despite surpassing the signature requirement, the Florida Supreme Court still had yet to approve the language of the amendment. [...]

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Florida: Medical Cannabis Measure Qualifies For 2014 Ballot

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The Florida Division of Elections today confirmed that proponents of a 2014 statewide measure to allow for the physician-supervised use of cannabis have gathered sufficient signatures to qualify for the November ballot. The measure seeks to authorize doctors to recommend cannabis therapy to their patients at their discretion and authorizes the state Department of Health [...]

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