Jersey City Set to Decriminalize Marijuana

Jersey City, New Jersey is decriminalizing the use and possession of marijuana with a new policy for prosecutors that begins today. Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement that the change will serve to redress injustices of the War on Drugs. “The fact is, marijuana arrests and prosecutions in New Jersey, and around the nation, point

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Toronto Blazes Through More Than 140 Million Joints Annually

Let’s be clear from the outset. Canada has a reputation for consuming lots of cannabis. Tons of cannabis. More than 700 metric tons of cannabis by one count. As much as US$4.8 billion by another. It’s an impressive feat, one befitting the second nation on Earth to fully legalize the drug. But if you needed

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Grenade-Shaped Grinder Causes Airport Evacuation in Argentina

An Argentine airport was evacuated Tuesday after a suspected explosive device was discovered at the facility. But when the bomb squad arrived to investigate the object, they determined that it was actually a cannabis grinder designed to resemble a hand grenade. The incident occurred at the Astor Piazzolla airport in Mar del Plata, a seaside city about

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Arizona Court Rules Cannabis Extracts Not Protected Under Medical Marijuana Act

An Arizona appeals court has ruled that cannabis extracts are not protected under the state’s medical marijuana act. The ruling stems from the case of Rodney Jones, a registered medical marijuana patient who was arrested in 2013 for possessing hashish. The court in Jones’ original trial found that the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA), passed by

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Colorado Woman Denied Late Husband’s Benefits Because He Had Weed in His System

In weed-legal Colorado, the family of a worker who died on the job will get just half of his workers’ compensation benefits because a postmortem toxicology report found THC in the man’s blood. Workers Who Smoke Weed Legally Can Still Have Benefits Denied In December 2017, Adam Lee died after being crushed by a ski

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You Could Decide the Fate of Kevin Smith’s New Show “Hollyweed”

Kevin Smith’s new cannabis-centric comedy series Hollyweed could see an early demise if viewers aren’t happy with the show. The actor and director has partnered with the new streaming platform Rivit TV to host the pilot of the program. Now that it has been released, fans will determine if the series continues, according to Rolling Stone. Smith, who

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Cannabis Illicit Market Shrinking, New DEA, Homeland Security Numbers Suggest

There are no completely accurate methods to measure the size of illicit markets, no matter what is being bought and sold. There are, however, some figures that can be taken as proxies of these markets. In the case of cannabis, it could be argued that seizures and confiscations can be, in a way, interpreted as

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New York Health Department Announces Support of Cannabis Legalization

Back in January, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he was commissioning a State Health Department study on the impact of marijuana legalization. And on Monday, the Health Department released their final assessment. In its findings, the report substantiates a broad range of social, economic and health benefits of cannabis legalization and a

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Ontario’s Disability Support Program Will Not Cover Medical Marijuana

The Disability Support Program in Ontario, Canada is refusing to cover medical marijuana under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program. And the failure to provide coverage, according to the CBC, is forcing some patients to seek relief from chronic pain with powerful opiates instead. Injured workers covered by the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board have recently

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California College Paying People to Smoke Weed and Virtually Drive for Study

In an effort to better understand the ways cannabis use impacts traffic safety, UC San Diego is conducting a virtual driving study that tests how driving high impacts the ability to respond to common challenges on the roadway. The study, the largest of its kind to date, is being conducted by the college’s Center for

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