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Vaping has increased among 12th-graders, with nearly 1 in 3 saying they used some kind of vaping device in the last year, according to ...
martedì 30 dicembre 2014
sabato 27 dicembre 2014
The shot of the year comes early for UK audiences in 2015 – a tableau in Inherent Vice. Owen Wilson – lost boy astray in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Californian dream – settles for dinner at the centre of a 20-strong congress of dropouts, longhairs, freak-flag-flyers, patchouli princes and acid casualties. His eyes, freighted with infinite weariness, catch the camera as he bends and reaches for a slice of … pizza?!? The joke’s expertly bad. In the bosom of the Topanga renaissance, behold: the stoners’ Last Supper. Low culture has stumbled, dooby in hand, into high. It’s the cinematic equivalent of a Pope Smokes Dope T-shirt.
venerdì 26 dicembre 2014
Il documentario segue sei pazienti, che hanno dai 3 ai 75 anni, tutti trattati con l’estratto di cannabis. Le potenzialità dell’estratto di poter curare il cancro e di farlo in assenza di trattamenti chemioterapici in America è al centro di un grande dibattito.
martedì 23 dicembre 2014
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sabato 20 dicembre 2014
Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the neighboring states.
mercoledì 17 dicembre 2014
martedì 16 dicembre 2014
Lebanon’s outspoken Druze leader Walid Jumblatt has renewed his calls to legalise hashish in Lebanon, which has a long history of marijuana cultivation.
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giovedì 27 novembre 2014
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martedì 18 novembre 2014
Nasce "Marley Natural', il primo marchio globale di marijuana prodotta e venduta legalmente, che prende il nome e il volto del mitico cantante reggae. A dare l'annuncio sono stati i titolari del marchio di Seattle, città dello stato di Washington dove è legale produrre e consumare cannabis, e i familiari del cantante morto nel 1981.
mercoledì 12 novembre 2014
mercoledì 5 novembre 2014
Le hanno chiamate le “Marijuana Midterms”, anche, esagerando più di quanto pensassero. Si è valutato -col senno di poi, troppo- quando conta la “Pot Politics”, le iniziative politiche per la legalizzazione della cannabis; per mobilitare l’elettorato, specialmente le fasce più giovani; come spia della inarrestabile rivoluzione dei costumi.
martedì 4 novembre 2014
Insieme all'elezione del congresso, gli americani sono stati chiamati a esprimersi anche su 147 referendum. Le materie sono le più disparate, dalla legalizzazione delle marijuana alla caccia all'orso alla protezione del salmone selvatico, passando per il salario minimo garantito, l'aborto e la tassa sulle bevande gassate dolci. Vediamo i primi risultati.
lunedì 20 ottobre 2014
A SYMPOSIUM for firebrand reggae singer Peter Tosh is scheduled for the Multifunctional Room at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, next Monday. The theme of the symposium — now in its 12th year — is ‘Peter Tosh — Activist and Pan Africanist — a focus on the Man, the Music, the Message and the Herb’.
Peter Tosh would have celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday. At right Dr Clinton Hutton
giovedì 16 ottobre 2014
lunedì 13 ottobre 2014
Gallup reported in October 2013 the majority respondents were in favor of legalizing Marijuana than opposed to legalization. To put this into perspective 34% of respondents were in favor of legalization in Y 2004, demonstrating just how fast the tide has turned in favor of legalization. But, the legal Marijuana movement is getting more traction amid the possible medical benefits.
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sabato 27 settembre 2014
The legalization and taxation of marijuana in Massachusetts has the potential to bring $81.5 million in taxes to the state, according to new research from NerdWallet.com. Looking to inform the public about potential revenue gains as a result of legalizing and taxing marijuana, NerdWallet crunched some numbers and created a formula similar to the one used to project potential tax dollars in Colorado.
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Nearly $3.1 billion is how much marijuana could add to public coffers across the country if every state legalized it. That's according to San Francisco based data-crunching company NerdWallet. Several states are considering taxing and regulating the drug like Washington and Colorado do.
DENVER -- Legal marijuana is luring pot tourists and business entrepreneurs to Colorado, and it's also attracting another demographic: the homeless, some of whom trek to the state in hopes of landing a job in the industry. "There's an enormous migration, even a homeless movement, so to speak," David Spencer, a homeless man from Tennessee, told CBS Denver. "I figured this would be a good place to start over."
venerdì 26 settembre 2014
giovedì 25 settembre 2014
In 1975, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled in Ravin v. State that the right to possess, cultivate and consume small amounts of marijuana in the home was protected under the state Constitution's right to privacy. That ruling has faced some opposition over the years, and has been placed into legal limbo from time to time due to various ballot and legislative challenges. But Alaska courts have repeatedly and consistently upheld the notion that Constitutional privacy protections cover the personal possession, cultivation and use of marijuana in Alaska.
Marijuana is illegal in the United States. Yet 35 states and the District of Columbia permit some form of marijuana consumption for medical purposes, and, as of this year, two states now allow its recreational use. As national policy evolves on this issue, the New York Times editorial board this summer published a six-part series calling for legalization. In this lesson, we pull together those opinion pieces as well as many other Times articles, graphics and videos to offer starting points for science, social studies and English teachers aiming to use the debate as an opportunity for learning, research and discussion.
mercoledì 24 settembre 2014
martedì 23 settembre 2014
Among the reasons the group, called T.I.E. D.C., don't want pot legalized is the potential huge amounts of money both corporations and the government stand to gain from the taxation and regulation of marijuana. The problem, however, is that Initiative 71 doesn't include any provision for taxation and regulation. If it did however, D.C. could stand to gain a lot of money in tax revenue. About $8,769,904 per year, according to report from NerdWallet.
domenica 21 settembre 2014
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the use of cannabinoids, such as THC and cannabidiol (CBD), as potential anticancer agents. They have yielded promising results in both in vitro (cells in a dish) and in vivo (animal) studies, demonstrating a plethora of antitumor effects such as promoting cell death and decreasing cell migration and invasion. While they may look great on paper, support for their efficacy in clinical settings is lacking as no human cancer trials have so far been published. Furthermore, scientists actually know little about how they exert their effects on cancer cells.
A recently released report states California's legal cannabis industry is expected grow by billions of dollars in five years, and is set to become a golden economic driver for the Golden State should the industry become legalized in 2016. Within Humboldt, already known worldwide as a cannabis capital, many locals are concerned about whether the rural county will be lead the legalization charge to become the Napa Valley of the cannabis industry or if the industry will be exported to other areas in the state.
Marijuana is illegal on a Federal level yet legal in some American states. The US seems to be experimenting with legalization, to see whether or not this will work. Professor Roffman from the School of Social Work at the University of Washington and Anthony Ginn, a writer from London discuss this unusual situation.
sabato 20 settembre 2014
venerdì 19 settembre 2014
January 1st 2014 saw the opening of the very first cannabis shop in Colorado as the cultivation, manufacture and sale of the controversial plant became fully legalized. Since then, the state has seen a lot of promising results. Laura Pegram of Drugpolicy.org wrote in her article, Six Months of Marijuana Sales: Positive Trends Emerge in Colorado, that “even the state’s Director of Marijuana Coordination was quick to note recently that ‘the sky hasn’t fallen‘ since the first retail shops opened.”
Following the historic decision in Chile to allow cannabis cultivation for medicinal purposes, we outline how the program came about and what lies ahead for its implementation. The authorization to grow cannabis for medicinal purposes was announced on September 8, and is the first to be granted in Latin America. The program has been handed to the Daya Foundation, who solicited the permit for a joint initiative in partnership with La Florida municipality in the capital Santiago, one of the most densely populated areas in the country.
With outright legalization in Colorado and Washington state, and de facto legalization in the states that have passed “compassionate use laws” as a euphemism for easy access to medical cannabis, there is talk that the marijuana is the next gazillion-dollar industry.
A study about marijuana suggests new laws in Colorado have not encouraged teens to try the drug. For parents who use marijuana, 75 percent of their children say they have also tried the drug. And teens in Colorado don’t use it any more than they do in the rest of the country.
giovedì 18 settembre 2014
n Prime Minister has expressed his support for legalising medical marijuana. He wrote a letter addressed to Talkback radio host Alan Jones saying no further testing is needed if medical cannabis is considered legal in similar jurisdictions.
Cascade Policy Institute’s Board of Directors recently voted to support the latest marijuana legalization initiative, Measure 91, which will be on Oregon’s November ballot. While Cascade has always supported the decriminalization of cannabis on both philosophical and practical grounds, this is the first actual ballot measure in which the organization sees the positive features outweighing the negative features.
Horticulturists say you need three things to grow good plants: the right soil, the right water and the right sunlight. The first two can be controlled and enhanced. Now what if someone built a better sun? Ocoee entrepreneur Chris Pieser says he and his company Chameleon Grow Systems have done so.
mercoledì 17 settembre 2014
Andrew Sullivan, the prominent writer and blogger, compared the effort to legalize marijuana to the fight for marriage equality in the United States in a talk that highlighted the key factors propelling what he called an “extraordinary leap forward” in cannabis policy.
On Wednesday, Sept. 3, Washington College got a visit from Michael Corriea, a lobbyist for the National Cannabis Industry Association and a self-proclaimed weed activist. Corriea came to Chestertown as a sponsored guests of the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs to talk to Political Science students on the prospect of marijuana legalization. With weed being such a hot-button item with college students, it was no surprise to see such great attendance at the talk.
Drug use should be decriminalized and governments should experiment with drug legalization and regulation, a group of former world leaders argues in a new report published on Monday night.
The recommendations from the Global Commission on Drug Policy reflect the views of the former leaders of some of the countries hardest hit by the illegal drug trade. In the report, they strongly argue that a costly global war on drugs has not only failed but threatens public health, fosters discrimination and fuels the very crime and violence it seeks to prevent.