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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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Mesothelioma Patients Turn to Cannabis

People have inhaled cannabinoids for many generations, from the Scythians through its  ban by the federal U.S. government, and beyond.

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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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Veteran Pot Activist Sees Ibogaine as Plant Ally in Addiction Fight

The founder of High Times, Tom Forcade, had committed suicide and people were trying to bring heroin into the magazine. Then Reagan won the Presidency, and chances of legalizing pot went up in smoke. In December, 1980 a psychedelic pioneer and a Yippie joined forces to respond to the dark side of drug use in the marijuana movement. That researcher, in his own right, had reached back to African plant medicine to seek a cure for addiction.

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Why Is This Powerful Addiction-Fighting Substance Banned in the U.S.?

State legislators, medical marijuana patients, doctors and adult cannabis consumers have been stymied in many ways by the federal listing of cannabis as a schedule 1 controlled substance. However, cannabis is not unique in that regard.

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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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The Surprising Way to Get Teens to Quit Smoking Pot

Have you heard the one about the state that legalized marijuana for adults and discovered that teens stopped using pot? Turns out it’s not a joke, according to the latest federal statistics on drug use.

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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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