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Portugal Decriminalizing Drug Use Derived Many Benefits

When we (Drug Policy Alliance) say all drugs should be “decriminalized,” we mean we’re working to completely eliminate criminal penalties for drug use and possession, just like in Portugal, where they stopped arresting people for drugs in 2001. Learn more about Portugal’s incredibly successful health-centered approach to drug policy in Michael Moore‘s upcoming film #WhereToInvadeNext:http://bit.ly/1o0QUnc […]

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Five Best Cannabis Resolutions for US Congress in 2016

Mentor Capital, Inc. (MNTR) CEO Chet Billingsley sat down with California congressional candidate Marcus Musante to relay Mentor’s Five Best Cannabis Resolutions for the U.S. Congress for 2016: (1) Save 10,000 lives annually by legalizing cannabis use. There is a 24% substitution effect from riskier hard drugs to marijuana when it is legalized. Click here […]

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Federal Judge Concludes Congress Must Address Marijuana Industry Banking Crisis

On Tuesday, January 5, 2016 federal district court judge R. Brooke Jackson concluded that the marijuana banking situation is untenable, and he hopes it will soon be resolved by Congress. In his ruling dismissing a lawsuit that sought federal approval for a credit union aimed at serving Colorado’s marijuana businesses, Judge Jackson found that pot is still […]

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Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 – Share This In Social Media to Show Support

Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 is in a congressional committee as we speak. It is under review by the Judiciary Committee. Please show support by contacting your congressmen and women and senators, urging they pass this bill introduced in the Senate (01/08/2015). “Excerpt from congress.gov: Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 Amends the Controlled […]

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CBD Benefit Update – New Information on CBD’s Health Benefits

CBD, or cannabidiol, is quickly changing the debate surrounding the use of marijuana as a medicine. CBD has been found very beneficial for humans and animals for a variety of health conditions and for health maintenance. Patient surveys from September 2015 have this to say: Medical marijuana patients are using CBD-rich cannabis for a wide […]

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Federal District Court Judge Rules US Department of Justice Cannot Prosecute State Licensed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Medical marijuana dispensaries scored a major win on Monday when a federal judge ruled that the Department of Justice cannot prosecute legal providers of medical cannabis. In his ruling, Senior District Judge Charles R. Breyer lifted an injunction against a California dispensary, the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana, and its founder, Lynette Shaw, ruling that a budget amendment Congress […]

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Medical Marijuana Could Replace These 5 Prescription Drugs

A new study published in the journal “Drug and Alcohol Review” found that people are increasingly substituting prescription medication, alcohol, and illicit drugs with cannabis, signaling a shift in the public’s understanding of marijuana’s medicinal benefits. Of the 473 adult cannabis users surveyed by the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia, more than 86 percent of […]

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