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Since Colorado Legalized Marijuana, Highway Fatalities are Way Down

by Walter Einenkel

One of the boogiemen of legalizing a previously banned substance is that fear that our streets will become populated by drug-addled drivers, plowing into family station wagons and school buses. Opponents to legalizing marijuana point to studies that show increases in drivers testing positive for marijuana while driving. Proponents of ending the prohibition on marijuana point to similar studies showing that these people testing positive for marijuana are usually

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America’s 50 Most Influential Marijuana Users

On Wednesday, one of America’s largest marijuana advocacy groups — the Marijuana Policy Project — released a list of who it thinks are the top 50 American individuals who have used cannabis. It identifies people who have achieved high-levels of success and influence, and uses factors like “power to influence cultural and social attitudes, political clout, individual wealth, and personal media profile” to choose who takes the cake.

To qualify for MPP’s list, individuals must (1)

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Rival California Medical Marijuana Bills Advance

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4/28/2015: Two Rival CA Medical Marijuana Bills Advance

Two medical marijuana bills that would regulate medical marijuana in different ways in California were approved Tuesday by an Assembly panel, although lawmakers said more work needs to be done to address concerns and settle on one scheme.

The Assembly Business and Professions Committee approved AB 34 by Democratic Assemblymen Rob Bonta of Alameda and Reginald Jones-Sawyer of

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Chris Christie to “Crack Down” on Pot, New Poll

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Chris Christie Promises to ‘Crack Down’ on Pot
Possible presidential candidate NJ Governor Chris Christie has come out against lifting the ban on medicinal marijuana. Speaking with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Christie emphasized that he would not permit states to legalize marijuana. The Republican Governor still believes that ‘Marijuana is a gateway drug’ and that states should not

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Oregon Legalizes Recreational Pot

Oregon Legalizes Recreational Pot

Facebook Post from Portland NORML.

Facebook Post from Portland NORML.

On Wednesday July 1st, history was made. Oregon became the fourth state to legalize recreational pot with Measure 91. Oregon joins Alaska, Colorado, Washington and the capital, Washington DC as trailblazers in the recreational marijuana legalization movement. Oregonians will not be able to purchase marijuana from

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Marijuana News 4/20/15: Gateway Drugs, Chris Christie, & Obama

Sanjay Gupta speaking at the podium.
April 20. Ahh, yes, April 20. 4/20. Cannabis appreciation day in our book. Here’s are roundup of the best marijuana news segments of the day.

1. Washington Post Shreds “Gateway Drug” Label
Today, the Washington Post took a hard look at the theory that Marijuana is ‘gateway drug’ leading to use of harder substances. Although

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