New AAA Survey Finds 14.8 Million American Drivers Have Driven Stoned

There’s no denying that Americans have grown more casual with their marijuana use in recent years. Maybe a bit too casual. That’s the takeaway from new research in the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey, which found that almost 70 percent of Americans believe it is unlikely for a driver to get busted by the

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Authorities Seize $1 Billion Worth of Cocaine in Philadelphia Port

Federal authorities seized an estimated $1 billion worth of cocaine at the Port of Philadelphia on Tuesday, in what is being called one of the largest drug busts in American history. The seizure of more than 16 tons of cocaine from a ship docked at the Packer Marine Terminal was announced via Twitter on Tuesday

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Massachusetts Secretary of State Issues Warning About Cannabis Scams

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin has issued a warning to potential cannabis industry investors to be wary of scams and unscrupulous operators after filing fraud charges against two entrepreneurs in the state. In an alert released by Galvin’s office, the secretary urged investors to approach offers for unregistered securities from unlicensed sellers with

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Doctors Pen Op-Ed Urging States to Raise Legal Cannabis Consumption Age to 25

Here’s the latest proclamation to fan the flames over the country’s burgeoning marijuana legalization movement; a group of doctors published an op-ed in the Sunday New York Times advocating for the legal age of cannabis consumption to be raised to 25. Physicians Kenneth L. Davis and Mary Jeanne Kreek penned the missive, which seeks to

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New Study Finds Correlation Between Cannabis Use and Preterm Birth

Researchers at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute found that cannabis use during pregnancy may increase the risk of delivering the child early. The study, which was published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, evaluated 661,617 pregnancies, among them 9,427 women who said they were cannabis users. Twelve percent of the pregnant cannabis

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New York Lawmaker Pronounces Marijuana Legalization Bill Dead

New York’s bid to legalize the adult use of cannabis is dead for the current legislative session, according to the bill’s primary sponsor. In a statement released Wednesday morning, Democratic Sen. Liz Krueger said that efforts to pass the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) had fallen short. “It is now clear that MRTA is

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Study Finds Cannabis May Be Suitable Treatment Option for Fibromyalgia

Somewhere between three and six million people in the United States suffer from fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome that doctors scarcely understand and struggle to effectively treat. But for years, many fibromyalgia patients have shared their stories and experiences treating their symptoms with cannabis. Yet while patients frequently self-report using cannabis to manage their fibromyalgia,

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Federal Aviation Administration Issues Advisory On Cannabis Policy for Pilots

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has issued an advisory to clarify the agency’s cannabis policy for pilots. In a medical advisory published in the current issue of FAA Safety Briefing, FAA Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Michael Berry noted (in dated language) that as cannabis legalization in its various forms continues to spread across the country,

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Mexican Federal Police Scorch 13-Square-Mile Cannabis Grow Site

Last week, the US Border Control announced a gigantic drug bust had been made by Mexican authorities using technology and training from US government agencies. Mexican officials torched a 13 square mile marijuana growing operation six miles from the US-Mexico border in La Rumorosa, Baja California. Law enforcement officials destroyed more than 42,000 plants that

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Michigan Governor Adds Voice to Push for Banking Access for Cannabis Businesses

A bipartisan group of 20 state and territorial attorney generals has called for the passage of a federal bill that would give cannabis industry businesses access to the U.S. banking system. In a letter sent to leaders of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday, the governors urged the passage of the

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