• Study: Marijuana Smokers May Use Drug To Cope With Negative Emotions « CBS Seattle

    Study: Marijuana Smokers May Use Drug To Cope With Negative Emotions « CBS Seattle

    SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) – Getting high to stop feeling low; a new study concludes some adolescents and young adults are smoking marijuana to ease the pain of negative emotions or events in their lives. “Young people who use marijuana frequently experience an increase in negative affect in the 24 hours ...

  • IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses : Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

    IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses : Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

    If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois’s 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 cultivation center licenses would be sold by the state via auction. The GOP gubernatorial candidate made the suggestion on Tuesday, while criticizing the state’s MMJ application process as too secretive. ...

  • Ex-Gov. Milliken endorses Totten over Schuette for AG

    Ex-Gov. Milliken endorses Totten over Schuette for AG

    Former Gov. William Milliken’s endorsement of Democrat Mark Totten for attorney general over fellow Republican and incumbent Bill Schuette marks his second endorsement of a Democrat this year.   Lansing — Former Gov. William Milliken is endorsing Democrat Mark Totten for attorney general over f...

  • WA Rec Shop Lottery Winners At Risk of Losing Licenses : Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

    WA Rec Shop Lottery Winners At Risk of Losing Licenses : Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

    Washington State is warning dozens of applicants for recreational marijuana business licenses that their chance at a permit may be canceled unless they make an appointment within 60 days with a licensing inspector, as well as provide information for criminal and financial background checks. The state’s ...

  • Returning the MRAP

    Returning the MRAP

      by Rick Thompson/September 18, 2014 SAGINAW- When the military gives you a HUGE vehicle, you can say "No, thanks," and return to sender. Sheriff William Federspiel of Saginaw County, Michigan, did just that- returning an oversized vehicle back to the soldiers that sent it to him. The MRAP v...

  • Growing Medical Marijuana in Iowa - KGAN-TV CBS 2 Iowa - Top Stories

    Growing Medical Marijuana in Iowa - KGAN-TV CBS 2 Iowa - Top Stories

    Updated: Wednesday, September 17 2014, 06:03 AM CDT DES MOINES, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - Growing medical marijuana in the Hawkeye state could become legal. In Iowa, the use of cannabis oil to treat chronic epilepsy is now allowed but patients still have to go out of state to get it. Now, the Waterloo Cedar ...

  • Three arrested in U.P.S.E.T. marijuana bust - Upper Peninsula ABC 10

    Three arrested in U.P.S.E.T. marijuana bust - Upper Peninsula ABC 10

    BRUCE CROSSING — Three people are behind bars in Ontonagon County after a drug bust in Bruce Crossing Wednesday. The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (U.P.S.E.T.) executed a search warrant at an address on M-28.  When authorities entered the residence, they found 130 marijuana plants, over $6,...

  • Marijuana Industry Battling Stoner Stereotypes - ABC News

    Marijuana Industry Battling Stoner Stereotypes - ABC News

    Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot. To get their message across, they are skewering some of the old Drug War-era ads that focused on th...

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  • Marijuana for the Melancholy: Pot Can Relieve Anxiety and Depression | High Times

    Marijuana for the Melancholy: Pot Can Relieve Anxiety and Depression | High Times

    BY MIKE ADAMS · TUE JUL 15, 2014   Drop the Prozac and the Xanax -- marijuana could be all that is needed to treat individuals suffering from anxiety and depression. Longtime lovers of the leaf have known for many years that smoking weed is one of the best ways of making a miserable existence more...

  • Michigan House to vote on forfeiture legislation

    Michigan House to vote on forfeiture legislation

    LANSING – Michigan lawmakers plan to proceed with a bill making it easier for the government to seize property linked to suspected illegal activity. The legislation up for a vote Tuesday in the state House allows for the forfeiture of homes, cash and other assets in home invasion and rape cases. It’s d...

  • Michigan State Police bust marijuana growing operation

    Michigan State Police bust marijuana growing operation

    State police say a 37-year-old man has been arrested after authorities discovered a large marijuana growing operation in a rural part of western Michigan. Police announced Tuesday that a trooper investigating a separate incident noticed marijuana plants in plain view. Search warrants were obtained for two ...

  • Diverse marijuana movement could support Snyder, Senate

    Diverse marijuana movement could support Snyder, Senate

    If the Michigan Senate advances a pair of pro-marijuana bills- with current language attached- the marijuana movement could give Snyder and the Republicans a boost at election time [caption id="attachment_8286" align="aligncenter" width="334"] Jamie Lowell, NEMI, March 2014[/caption]   by Jamie Lo...

  • 11 marijuana ballot proposals for Michigan… Or 12… Possibly 13

    11 marijuana ballot proposals for Michigan… Or 12… Possibly 13

    Local Ballot Initiatives liberalizing marijuana laws for 2014 include two completed successfully, eleven that will be voted on in November, two maybes and three contests deferred to 2015 [caption id="attachment_209" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Attorney Matt Abel (l) and Tim Beck of the Safer Michigan Co...

  • Medibles, miligrams and the Michigan State Police

    Medibles, miligrams and the Michigan State Police

    If the State Police can't tell how much cannabis is in a brownie, how can they place potency restrictions on medical marijuana labels? [caption id="attachment_9551" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Pills vs. Medibles- which way would you prefer to take your medicine?[/caption] by Rick Thompson/September 1...

  • Judge: Congress, DEA determine if marijuana should be classified as dangerous drug, not court | MLive.com

    Judge: Congress, DEA determine if marijuana should be classified as dangerous drug, not court | MLive.com

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A federal judge in Grand Rapids has rejected claims that marijuana is wrongly classified as a dangerous drug. The judge also ruled that federal policy relaxing enforcement of marijuana laws in states that permit recreational or medicinal use does not amount to selective prosecution bas...

  • Gov. Rick Sndyer attends Flint fundraiser as hundreds protest outside | MLive.com

    Gov. Rick Sndyer attends Flint fundraiser as hundreds protest outside | MLive.com

    FLINT, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder met with supporters at a private fundraiser at the Flint Farmers Market Friday, Sept. 12, as hundreds of protesters chanted outside. "We can no longer be held under a governor that has implemented bad policies," said Flint City Councilman Wantwaz Davis, who organized part of t...

  • Australia: Outrage As Police Conduct Mass Drug Tests, Raid Businesses In Nimbin | Hemp News

    Australia: Outrage As Police Conduct Mass Drug Tests, Raid Businesses In Nimbin | Hemp News

    Local residents in Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia were outraged on Thursday at a town-wide marijuana raid in which drug-detecting dogs searched people for marijuana. A forensics van was reportedly on hand to perform on-the-spot drug testing, and a number of local businesses were raided, reports Taylor ...

  • Marijuana use surges among college students, UM study finds | The Detroit News

    Marijuana use surges among college students, UM study finds | The Detroit News

    Daily use of marijuana by college students is at its highest rate in more than three decades and stimulant use has almost doubled, a study released Monday by the University of Michigan shows. But some drugs, such as synthetic marijuana and cocaine, are on the decline while the use of alcohol is mixed, acco...

  • Three charged after sale of marijuana - News - The Daily Reporter - Coldwater, MI - Coldwater, MI

    Three charged after sale of marijuana - News - The Daily Reporter - Coldwater, MI - Coldwater, MI

    COLDWATER — Three people will face charges after an abuse of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) Sunday. Christopher Smith, 54, of Coldwater Township and Lynne Hodges, 57, of Stanton were arrested after the Michigan State Police received a tip that marijuana was being delivered to Smith’s home. ...

  • Toledo Hemp Center give away free food to kids

    Toledo Hemp Center give away free food to kids

    The following is a press release announcing a free cookout for disadvantaged children in one of Toledo's poorest neighborhoods. It's sponsored by the Toledo Hemp Center and it's CEO, Kevin Spitler.  -TCC    PRESS RELEASE                                              FOR I...

  • Medical marijuana among topics to be voted on in September

    Medical marijuana among topics to be voted on in September

    The Michigan Senate seems determined to vote on a two-bill package of medical marijuana legislation this September, but the governor seems cool to the idea by Rick Thompson/September 11, 2014 LANSING- Several news reports indicate the issue of medical marijuana will be on the minds of legislators this...

  • Colorado Retail Marijuana Sales Finally Beat Medical | TIME

    Colorado Retail Marijuana Sales Finally Beat Medical | TIME

    Retail sales have lagged medical sales since pot shops opened on Jan. 1, fueling concern that projected tax revenues would fall short   Sales of legal retail marijuana have topped sales of medical marijuana in Colorado for the first time since the state’s recreational pot shops opened their doors...

  • Changes ahead for NORML of Michigan

    Changes ahead for NORML of Michigan

    New Board members and a reschedule for the Fall Conference announced [caption id="attachment_9527" align="aligncenter" width="380"] Christeen Landino peeks out from behind a protest sign during the 2013 Global Marijuana Freedom March in Detroit[/caption] by Rick Thompson/September 11, 2014 DETROIT- The...

  • DPA Newsletter- September 2014

    DPA Newsletter- September 2014

    DPA newsletter for September, 2014.   World Leaders Call for Major Shift in Drug Policy The Global Commission on Drug Policy just releasedTaking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work,a pioneering report that calls for ending the criminalization of people who use drugs and repl...

  • Roads, pot, civil rights on agenda as state lawmakers return from summer break | Michigan Radio

    Roads, pot, civil rights on agenda as state lawmakers return from summer break | Michigan Radio

    By JAKE NEHER The state Legislature returns Tuesday after a two month summer break. Credit Lester Graham / Michigan Radio Republican leaders still have some big priorities to accomplish before the end of the year. None is bigger than finding a way to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads. But it looks ...

  • Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid By Painkiller Drug Companies | VICE News

    Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid By Painkiller Drug Companies | VICE News

    This article originally appeared on VICE.com. As Americans continue to embrace pot—as medicine and for recreational use—opponents are turning to a set of academic researchers to claim that policymakers should avoid relaxing restrictions around marijuana. It's too dangerous, risky, and untested, they s...

  • Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment: Forced Choices or Freedom to Treat? | Gary Stein

    Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment: Forced Choices or Freedom to Treat? | Gary Stein

    I have previously written that I support Amendment 2, the ballot initiative that may finally bring medical marijuana (MMJ) to the state of Florida. It is because there are people in my life for whom I care deeply that would benefit from it. Not to get them stoned, but to give them a greater quality of life or...

  • Medical marijuana users at legal risk (Opinion) - CNN.com

    Medical marijuana users at legal risk (Opinion) - CNN.com

    Editor's note: Steph Sherer is founder and Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access, a national organization that seeks to promote safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely hers. (CNN) -- Ten years in prison seems like a ...

  • Medical Marijuana Goes Solar in Michigan | PV Solar Report

    Medical Marijuana Goes Solar in Michigan | PV Solar Report

      Solar’s popularity among agribusinesses is no longer confined to the more traditional ones. As the marijuana industry continues to expand across the country, many growers are making the decision to go solar. In the past, when marijuana was completely a black market commodity, growers were ...

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Study: Marijuana Smokers May Use Drug To Cope With Negative Emotions « CBS Seattle

Study: Marijuana Smokers May Use Drug To Cope With Negative Emotions « CBS Seattle

SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) – Getting high to stop feeling low; a new study concludes some adolescents and young adults are smoking marijuana to ease the pain of negative emotions or events in their lives.

“Young people who use marijuana frequently experience an increase in negative affect in the 24 hours leading…

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IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses : Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses : Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois’s 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 cultivation center licenses would be sold by the state via auction.

The GOP gubernatorial candidate made the suggestion on Tuesday, while criticizing the state’s MMJ application process as too secretive.

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