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MJ Groups Hope Ore. Race Will Have Chilling Effect

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MJ Groups Hope Ore. Race Will Have Chilling EffectMedical marijuana advocates have a message for Democratic leaders and federal prosecutors with an eye on political office: Don’t mess with pot. Pushing back against a federal effort to stem the proliferation of medical marijuana operations, one of the nation’s largest drug policy groups claimed credit Wednesday for the defeat of a former federal pr...

Smoking Medical Marijuana May Decrease MS Symptoms

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Smoking Medical Marijuana May Decrease MS SymptomsSmoking medical marijuana could help relieve some symptoms of multiple sclerosis, a small new study suggests. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, found that people with MS who smoked cannabis had decreased pain and muscle tightness, called spasticity. However, the researchers warned that smoking the cannabis also led to...

Aspiring D.C. Pot Dealers Challenge Rejections

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Aspiring D.C. Pot Dealers Challenge RejectionsJohnnie Scott Rice has held a lot of titles in her life: director of constituent services, advisory neighborhood commissioner, D.C. Council candidate. But there is one title she covets that has eluded her: District pot dealer.

Rice, 71, is part of the Green House, a self-proclaimed “group of old ladies,” that the city recently turned down for a lic...

Medical Marijuana Bill Passed By Connecticut Senate

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Medical Marijuana Bill Passed By Connecticut SenateA bill legalizing marijuana for medical purposes has passed the Connecticut Senate. The state joins 16 others and the District of Columbia in enacting such legislation.

State senators voted 21-to-13 in favor of the measure early Saturday, after nearly 10 hours of debate dominated by bill opponent Republican Sen. Toni Boucher.

Democratic Gov. Dannel...

Crown urges Ontario court to overturn medical marijuana ruling

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Crown urges Ontario court to overturn medical marijuana rulingThe Crown on Monday urged Ontario’s Court of Appeal to overturn a controversial ruling that struck down the federal legislation governing access to medical marijuana.

The case centres on Toronto marijuana activist Matthew Mernagh, who launched a constitutional challenge after being charged with producing marijuana illegally. The trial judge...