Category Archive: Government

May 14

Study: Cannabis Reverses Aging Processes in Brain – High Times

Here’s some counterintuitive news for those who have been hammered all their lives with claims that cannabis causes memory loss.A new study by scientists at the University of Bonn, written up in the journal Nature Medicine, found that aging mice treated with daily small doses of THC actually experienced a reversal of cognitive decline. That is, they started doing …

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May 10

Will the U.S. Legalize Marijuana Nationwide Before the Time Stephen Hawking Says We’re Doomed? – High Times

There are some lawmakers out there who believe the United States will legalize marijuana all across the nation within the next five-to-10 years. The only problem with this prediction is they have been spewing the same unsubstantiated blah-blah-blahs for the past two decades.It seems that handicapping the death of prohibition in our fair land is …

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May 09

Study: Side Effects Emerge After Approval for Many U.S. Drugs – High Times

BY LINDSEY TANNERAP MEDICAL WRITER CHICAGO (AP) Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found.The results covered all 222 prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 2001 through 2010. …

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Apr 29

This Is Marijuana Legalization’s New Enemy Number One – High Times

For many years, the biggest threat to marijuana legalization and fledgling legal cannabis businesses was the police.Fears of DEA agents breaking down the front door at dawn, prosecutions in federal court with its accompanying mandatory minimums or warrantless visits from helicopter-riding police who merely cut down plant and leave—such things happen and are legal—was what kept people …

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Apr 04

Newly Introduced Legislation Would End Federal Pot Prohibition – High Times

In Trump’s (and Jeff Sessions’) new America, rational marijuana policy isn’t something we thought we would see. And while we still may not see it, members of the House and Senate are doing what they can to change that.On Thursday, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden and Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis introduced a bill that …

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Mar 22

45 Ailments Treatable with Cannabis

Once you learn about the endocannabinoid system in your body, it becomes very clear just why cannabis can treat so many different illnesses.The great thing about cannabis as medicine is that it’s all-natural, and you don’t have to worry about potentially fatal side effects that you get with other so-called medicines.Our medicine should be something …

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Mar 10

Pot Matters: Sessions Backs Down on Legalization – High Times

As first reported by Politico, “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has privately reassured some Republican senators that he won’t deviate from an Obama-era policy of allowing states to implement their own marijuana laws.”Senator Rand Paul revealed that Sessions affirmed his support for “states’ rights on these things.’Senator Cory Gardner has reportedly talked to several administration officials and …

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Mar 06

Republicans Quietly Admit Medical Pot Is Here to Stay – High Times

No medical marijuana patient’s garden was too small for Asa Hutchinson. Under Hutchinson, who served as the administrator for the DEA under George W. Bush from August 2001 to January 2003, the nation’s drug cops raided cannabis grows with as few as six plants.Once the windowsill-sized gardens were wiped out, their gardeners went to prison—even if …

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Mar 02

Bill to Remove Cannabis from Federal Schedule Introduced in House | Ganjapreneur

Republican Congressman Tom Garrett has introduced a bill that would remove cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances, allowing it to join other industries such as alcohol and tobacco. According to a press release, the Virginia lawmaker says the proposal “fulfills a responsibility to create a level playing field across the country.” “I have …

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Mar 02

Civil Cold War: The Oncoming State-Federal Marijuana Battle – High Times

The Trump administration’s spokesperson Sean Spicer has recently signaled that it will abide by the Congressional spending rider that prevents federal interference in the states that have legalized the medical use of marijuana. However, it has also made clear that recreational marijuana is very different than medical marijuana and that we could see more federal …

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