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US CO: Column: State Considers New Marijuana Rules, and Realm

Marijuana (MAP) - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:00
Colorado Springs Independent, 03 Sep 2014 - Rules, Rules Everywhere On Tuesday, the Colorado Department of Revenue held a public-comment hearing regarding proposed changes to its medical- and recreational-marijuana code. As it came after our deadline, we can only tell you what the department was scheduled to consider prior to our paper going to press. See future columns for updates.
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US MI: Column: Medical Marijuana, Oxycontin, Overdose Deaths

Marijuana (MAP) - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:00
Metro Times, 03 Sep 2014 - Last week, The Washington Post asked, Is medical marijuana the answer to America's prescription painkiller epidemic? The article looked at a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, titled "Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Analgesic Overdose Mortality in the United States, 1999-2010." The study began with the reasoning that because painkiller overdose deaths continue to skyrocket in the U.S., and because medical marijuana is considered a treatment for chronic pain in states where it's legal, medical marijuana states might have lower prescription painkiller overdose rates.
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US TX: Edu: Column: Medical Marijuana Less Harmful Than

Marijuana (MAP) - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:00
Daily Cougar, 03 Sep 2014 - The medical industry has many tools for treating pain and illness, and while America has some of the most advanced medical treatments in the world, treatment is a tricky thing and sometimes has unintended side effects. One issue that afflicts Americans in particular is reliance on painkiller prescriptions.
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CN ON: 100 Beam Down For Hempfest

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
The Daily Press, 02 Sep 2014 - The North: Live Music, Politics, Pot Smoking On The Agenda MOONBEAM - There was laughter, tears and the occasional cloud of smoke at Hempfest 2014 in Moonbeam on the weekend. And though there was plenty of beer on hand, this party was BYOB: Bring your own bong.
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US: Officials Worry Traffic Deaths Could Rise As States

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
The Virgin Islands Daily News, 02 Sep 2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's effects show that the drug can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking, all of which are critical driving skills. But unlike with alcohol, drivers high on pot tend to be aware that they are impaired and they try to compensate by driving slowly, avoiding risky actions such as passing other cars, and allowing extra room between vehicles.
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US: Will Traffic Deaths Rise As States Legalize Pot?

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
Morning Sun, 02 Sep 2014 - (AP) As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's effects show that the drug can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking, all of which are critical driving skills. But unlike with alcohol, drivers high on pot tend to be aware that they are impaired and try to compensate by driving slowly, avoiding risky actions such as passing other cars, and allowing extra room between vehicles.
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US NV: OPED: Legalizing Pot Would Lead to Destructive Social

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
Tahoe Daily Tribune, 02 Sep 2014 - My neighbor and friend Andy Whyman wrote a guest column in the Aug. 15 Sierra Sun and Aug. 24 Bonanza stating his case for legalizing pot. Hopefully after he reads this we will still be friends. But Andy is just plain wrong on this issue and here is why. His opening paragraph states that "the criminalization of marijuana is a war on citizens, particularly citizens of color." So by that reasoning we should legalize killing in the inner city neighborhoods for the same reason. Or maybe make mass murder legal because it is a war on white people.
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US: Will Traffic Deaths Rise As States Legalize Pot?

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
Morning Journal, 02 Sep 2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's effects show that the drug can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking, all of which are critical driving skills. But unlike with alcohol, drivers high on pot tend to be aware that they are impaired and try to compensate by driving slowly, avoiding risky actions such as passing other cars, and allowing extra room between vehicles.
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US: Will Traffic Deaths Increase As States Legalize Pot?

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
Albuquerque Journal, 02 Sep 2014 - Researchers Divided on Important Question WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.
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US: The Weed Read Branches Out

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
Washington Post, 02 Sep 2014 - Now 40 Years Old, High Times Launching Partnerships, an App Go ahead, get the jokes out of your system. The staff of High Times, the counterculture drug magazine, has heard them all before. For 40 years, they've put up with stoner quips and stereotypes. "People have this idea that we sit around and get high all day," says Danny Danko, the magazine's senior cultivation editor and author of its field guide to marijuana strains.
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US: Some Fear Rise in Traffic Deaths As States Legalize

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
Boston Globe, 02 Sep 2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on marijuana will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's effects show that the drug can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision, and impede multitasking, all of which are critical driving skills.
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US IL: Medical Pot Won't Be Cheap

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
Chicago Tribune, 02 Sep 2014 - Experts Predict Illinois Prices Could Be Among Most Expensive in U.S., Thanks to Restrictive Rules When Jim Champion goes to a medical marijuana dispensary in Illinois for the first time, his wife, Sandy, plans to take a picture to mark the victory, after years of fighting for an alternative treatment for his multiple sclerosis.
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Canada: Aviation Data Detail Incidences Of Intoxicated Fliers In

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 01 Sep 2014 - The two allegedly drunk women on Wednesday's Sunwing flight to Cuba are among hundreds of Canadians who have caused trouble in the skies in the past decade. There have been at least 263 alcohol-, cigarette-or marijuana-related incidents on Canadian flights, or flights passing through Canada, since 2005, according to an analysis of Transport Canada aviation data.
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CN ON: Editorial: Pot Biz Must Play It Straight

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
Toronto Sun, 01 Sep 2014 - The stoners are getting creative and we're not so sure that's a good thing. The marijuana industry is attracting a lot of attention these days. Back in March the Financial Post ran an article headlined "Your 5-Step Primer to Investing in Pot."
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CN MB: Editorial: Pot Biz Must Play It Straight

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
Winnipeg Sun, 01 Sep 2014 - The stoners are getting creative and we're not so sure that's a good thing. The marijuana industry is attracting a lot of attention these days. Back in March the Financial Post ran an article headlined "Your 5-Step Primer to Investing in Pot."
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US FL: John Morgan: The Man Behind the Medical Marijuana Drive

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
The Ledger, 01 Sep 2014 - ORLANDO (AP) - The worst day of John Morgan's life was when his brother snapped his neck diving into a Walt Disney World lagoon while working as a lifeguard. It left him a quadriplegic. That day also set Morgan, the man behind Florida's medical marijuana ballot initiative, on a course that would make him a wealthy and locally famous personal injury lawyer.
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US CO: Legal Marijuana: What Do You Tell Your Kids?

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
Los Angeles Times, 01 Sep 2014 - In the First Year of a 'Grand Experiment,' Parents Feel They're In an Awkward Spot. CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Laurie Ritchie prides herself on being an open-minded parent. She voted in favor of legalizing marijuana two years ago. She started talking to her daughters about drug use around the same time. She hasn't stopped. Jordan Stead
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US FL: Pot Campaign Low On Funds

Marijuana (MAP) - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:00
Sun-Sentinel, 31 Aug 2014 - With the primaries over, Florida voters will be focusing on the November ballot and political action committees will be spending millions of dollars on advertising to help sway them. But on one of the major issues - the medical marijuana initiative called Amendment 2 - the primary support PAC suffers from a serious monetary disadvantage.
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US: Federal Marijuana Crops Get A Boost

Marijuana (MAP) - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:00
Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug 2014 - The U.S. government has increased the quantity of marijuana it's growing this year to more than 1,400 pounds from the originally planned 46. The federal government classifies marijuana as a substance that has no medical use and is more dangerous than cocaine. But it's willing to let researchers have access - under a few conditions.
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US: Study: Medical Pot May Help Opiate Abuse

Marijuana (MAP) - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:00
Baltimore Sun, 31 Aug 2014 - Painkiller Overdoses Fell in States With Legal Marijuana, Study Finds Could medical marijuana be an antidote for the nation's scourge of fatal overdoses caused by prescription pain medication? A new study suggests the answer is yes, and it's set off a flurry of medical debate over the risks and benefits of making cannabis more widely available to patients.
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