The 11 Stupidest Arguments Against Legalizing Marijuana

“Pot is a gateway drug that will lead you to more dangerous substances.” The claim that marijuana use will tip people toward other, harder substances has long been pushed by drug warriors, despite a lack of factual basis. The argument goes that because people often try harder drugs some time after having tried pot, the... more →
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How Medical Marijuana Went From Political Poison To Popular Policy

Last year, theoretical physicist John H. Schwarz blasted the control of science funding by those who inherently assume the drug contains no benefits as akin to creationionists controlling paleontology. In an unexpected victory last month, the panel granted access to marijuana for the PTSD study, paving the way for more rigorous data... more →
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Medical Marijuana Delivery Service Shut Down By City Of San Rafael

San Rafael Mayor Gary Phillips could not be reached for comment. Peter of Eliaser of Novato wrote that he is a quadriplegic who uses medical marijuana to seek relief from spasms caused by his chronic, progressive multiple sclerosis. Eliaser wrote that “the medical cannabis helps relieve the suffering. The city of San Rafael... more →
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Cops And Politicians Play Doctor With California Patients

(In fact, the CMA endorsed outright cannabis legalization in 2011 .) More Bans Another sad fact about SB 1262 is the claim by cops that the law would make marijuana medical for the first time in California. While SB 1262 would establish some much-needed regulations on medical cannabis, it would also allow cities and counties to keep... more →
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Martinez Bans Outdoor Medical Cannabis Cultivation

That trend continued last night when the five city councilmembers of the East Bay city of Martinez unanimously voted to ban medical marijuana patients from growing even a single pot plant in their backyard, KTVU reports . The ban exposes patients with cancer, AIDS, and other serious illnesses to police searches and fines, jacks up... more →
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Opinion: The Collège Des Médecins Du Québec Is Too Negative About Medical Marijuana

It strikes me as hypocritical to deny patients easy access to medical cannabis while tobacco and alcohol are freely available, unquestionably harmful, and pose a much greater addiction risk. The simple truth is that the vast majority of patients can give up their cannabis with no ill effects, other than the return of symptoms for... more →
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San Diego County Committee Grants Preliminary Approval To Stricter Medical Marijuana Regulations

In both cases, include a live link to www.californiahealthline.org / www.ihealthbeat.org. You can’t change the text, except to reflect relative differences in time or location. (For example, “yesterday” can be changed to “June 30” and “Portland” or “here” to “Portland, Ore.”)... more →
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Lots Of Red Tape And Cash Needed To Be In Marijuana Biz In Illinois

If successful, the applicant then would have to pay $200,000 when they get their permit and be charged an annual $100,000 renewal fee. For dispensary operators, the nonrefundable application fee would be $5,000 and proof of $400,000 in liquid assets is required. A $30,000 registration fee also would be required and the annual renewal... more →
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Medical Marijuana Delivery Services Rise In California Amid U.s. Dispensary Crackdown

“If a delivery service wanted to open up in Los Angeles and do it all by the book, they couldn’t get licensed, even if they wanted to, because there’s no system in place for doing that,” explained DeAngelo. “I’ve heard expressions of concerns about the situation from law enforcement and I think... more →
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