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Outcry From Cannabis Supporters Jampack Public Hearing on Amendment 2

An overwhelming 71.3 percent of the vote in Florida passed the medical cannabis Amendment 2 bill which would allow physicians the discretion to recommend medical marijuana in any instance where they believe that its medical use “would likely outweigh the potential health risks” for their patients. However, the proposed new rules the Florida Department of Health (DOH) seek to change would ...

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U.S. Has Funded Israeli Cannabis Research For 50 Years

U.S. Has Funded Israeli Cannabis Research For 50 Years

The U.S. government has been funding medical cannabis research for the past five decades. Only, they’ve been outsourcing that research to another country. For half of a century, the National Institute of Health has provided an annual grant to Israel for research on the herb. You may have heard of Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. Dr. Mechoulam is the man who first discovered ...

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Florida DOH Seek to Illegally Change Amendment 2 Medical Cannabis Rule

An overwhelming 71.3 percent of the vote in Florida passed the medical cannabis Amendment 2 bill which would allow physicians the discretion to recommend medical marijuana in any instance where they believe that its medical use “would likely outweigh the potential health risks” for their patients. However, the new rules the Florida Department of Health (DOH) seek to change would not permit ...

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[VIDEO] Bernie Sanders to Take Marijuana Off Controlled Substance Act as President

When it comes to marijuana policy, Bernie Sanders is the clear favorite out of all of the candidates trying to become the next President of the United States. Whereas the other candidates may respect states’ rights at best (depending on if you believe what they say), Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation to completely end federal marijuana prohibition altogether. “It is not ...

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Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill Ending Federal Ban On Marijuana

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has introduced a bill that would end federal prohibition of marijuana, marking the latest move the Democratic presidential candidate has made toward ending the war on drugs. The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, introduced Wednesday, is modeled after a bill first proposed by Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) in 2013, which was reintroduced this year as the ...

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Presidential Candidates Asked Whether They Would Override State Marijuana Laws

The federal government should not interfere with state laws legalizing and regulating the use and distribution of marijuana, according to several Republican presidential candidates who spoke on the issue during last night’s presidential debate. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and business executive Carly Fiorina weighed in on the issue. Consistent with ...

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Here is Why New DEA Chief Admits Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Heroin But Won’t Reschedule It

WASHINGTON — Despite ample evidence pointing to the therapeutic, non-addictive qualities of marijuana, the new head of the Drug Enforcement Agency wants to keep it legally classified alongside heroin and other highly addictive substances. “If we come up with a medical use for it, that would be wonderful. But we haven’t,” declared Chuck Rosenberg, the acting head of the Drug ...

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Could Florida Decide on Recreational Marijuana in 2016?

While the Florida state legislature continues to talk in circles around the issue of pot reform, a legion of cannabis activists have come forward with a ballot initiative aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana in 2016.  Regulate Florida, an organization seeking to repeal prohibition in the Sunshine State, received word last week from state election officials that their master plan to put ...

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