Browsing archives for August, 2016

America Can Learn A Lot From Portugal’s Drug Policy

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Since 1996, when California voters approved the medical use of marijuana, most of the high-profile political progress that has been made towards legalizing marijuana has been made in the United States. And starting with Colorado and Washington, all of the full legalization experiments have been homegrown. But that does not mean we should not be [...]

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THC in marijuana makes rats lazy, less willing to try cognitively demanding tasks

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New research suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness — at least in rats.

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Factors that might attract children to marijuana edibles

Did you know that? 25 August 2016 | 0 Comments

A new report identifies factors that make food attractive to children. Commissioned by the state Liquor and Cannabis Board, the report studied research on what makes food appeal to children and the role that marketing and branding play.

Ohio NORML Continues the Fight on the Local Level

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Statewide marijuana legalization efforts in Ohio have proven to be more difficult than many expected. After Ohio voters overwhelming rejected Issue 3 – a well-funded ballot initiative, that would have legalized the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and over, but also contained severe restrictions with regard to retail production [...]

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When State Revenue and Personal Freedom Coincide

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What Gambling Can Tell Us About Legalizing Marijuana I am old enough to remember when Nevada was the only state where gambling was legal. In 1931, during the Great Depression, the state legislature had legalized casino gambling as a way to stimulate their economy, create new jobs, and entice more people to the state. For [...]

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