Chris Conrad

Go Figure: As Adult Pot Use Increases, Teen Use Declines

Once gain the anti-legalization naysayers have been proved wrong. One of the federal government’s first broad statistical review of marijuana use among various age groups following several states’ legalization of non-medical adult use of cannabis has identified 14-year highs in consumption by adults — and a 14-year low in use by children ages 12-17.

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Congressional Cannabis Caucus Demands Feds Butt Out of Legal Marijuana States

In his appointment testimony before members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in January, U.S.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that it is not the responsibility of the Attorney General to pick and choose which federal laws to enforce.

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What Attorney General Sessions Will Do About Cannabis is Still Unclear

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump said his administration would “do” medical marijuana and let the states decide about legalization for themselves. Then, on the heels of passing eight state marijuana reform initiatives in 2016, his choice for Attorney General rattled reformers.

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College Students May Do Better With Weed

Marijuana use among college students has taken another spike upward, according to a new survey, but these students’ grades may have likewise climbed.

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Not So Fast: California Voted to Legalize Pot - But Here's Why Residents Won't See Big Changes Overnight

Tourists can now come to California to legally partake of marijuana, but there is no place for them to get it or smoke it. When Proposition 64 was adopted by voters, it created a commercial regulatory system that goes into effect in 2018. After that, it will take time for the supply chain to get into gear and outlets open around the state, so cannabusiness is in a transitional phase.

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Exposed: Guy Who Pretends He's a 'Stoner Against Legalization' to Fight California Initiative Admits He's Being Paid by Law Enforcement

California Proposition 64, the popular Adult Use of Marijuana Act, would protect medical marijuana and reduce or eliminate penalties for non-medical possession, home cultivation and sharing. AUMA has a comfortable lead in the polls. Any number of people have reasonable concerns about its implementation, but the ballot measure has been subjected to an escalating barrage of false claims and unfounded attacks over social media from the few but vocal Stoners Against Legalization, including Kevin Saunders and Dragonfly de la Luz.

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As Police Focus on Drug Use, Violent Crime Rises

The DEA has rejected medical use of cannabis and federal and state police around the country continue using tax money to go after non-violent consensual activities such as marijuana consumption and sales. Meanwhile, new data suggests a spike in violent crime nationwide. Are police targeting the wrong people as part of the Drug War? Could the prioritization of moralistic behavior control laws actually be fueling the uptick in violent crimes?

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Video: Viral Beatles Parody Urges California Pot Legalization

A new viral YouTube video takes a classic Beatles tune and turns it into a Baby Boomer’s anthem for legalization.

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Adult Pot Use Up, But Abuse is Down, Feds Say

As legal access to cannabis goes up, abuse of the drug is on the decline. New data from the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the legalization movement’s long running message about responsible use seems to be getting through. The same report shows that teen use has also declined during that time period.

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