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Medical Marijuana news from Colorado and around the United States
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Marijuana Activists Try Again On PTSD Petition - CBS Denver

Marijuana Activists Try Again On PTSD Petition - CBS Denver | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
Marijuana advocates in Colorado are trying again to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions for which doctors can recommend medical marijuana under Colorado law.
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Ace Cato's curator insight, April 14, 10:26 PM

Honestly, I'm totally against Marijuana medication. Why? The largest percentage of cardholders is 18-to-34-year old who list stress, and insomnia as the reason for their desire to smoke dope. Less than 5% of the cardholders in California are listed as chronically ill or have debilitating life-threatening illness. In addition to this, research gas shown that smoking marijuana on a regular basis is not only harmful but can actually lower the IQ of teen users by up to 8 points.

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Advocates In Colorado Push To Add PTSD To Colorado MMJ Qualifying Conditions

Advocates In Colorado Push To Add PTSD To Colorado MMJ Qualifying Conditions | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
Medical marijuana advocates in Colorado are pushing for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to be added to the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis.
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Marijuana DUI standard dies a 3rd time in CO

Marijuana DUI standard dies a 3rd time in CO | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
A marijuana blood limit for drivers was rejected Tuesday for a third time in Colorado, as lawmakers from both parties argued about how to fairly gauge whether someone is too stoned to get behind...
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Denver lawyer loses liability insurance over medical-marijuana clients - The Denver Post

In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind event nationwide, a Denver lawyer has lost her liability insurance because part of her practice involves representing medical-marijuana businesses.
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Police return stash to Colorado man acquitted of felony marijuana charges

Police return stash to Colorado man acquitted of felony marijuana charges | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
Josh Jones was acquitted last week of felony charges stemming from his role as a medical marijuana caregiver.
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Kimmel Addresses Pot Legalization At Major White House Event

Kimmel Addresses Pot Legalization At Major White House Event | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
While delivering his remarks at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner, comedian Jimmy Kimmel addressed the issue of marijuana legalization. "What is with the marijuana crackdown?
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Even in pot-friendly states, selling is risky business

Even in pot-friendly states, selling is risky business | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
Whether the grower is licensed or not, pot is still a risky business in states that have approved its use for medicinal purposes.
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4/20: How 'Weed Day' Got Its Name

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This article was originally published on April 20, 2009, and has been reposted each year since. This year, it is updated to include the full identities of the men behind the coining of the term "420," as well as additional details.
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Medicinal Cannabis

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In this myth shattering, information packed documentary, learn from physicians and leading researchers about medicinal cannabis...Watch Medicinal Canabis Free Documentary Film Online

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Alen Zodiaki's comment, April 16, 2012 7:41 PM
Marijuana is healthy, tobacco is unhealthy!
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Medical Marijuana Update | Cannabis News

Medical Marijuana Update | Cannabis News | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
The federal offensive against dispensaries in California and Colorado continues, even as more state legislatures tak...
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Medical marijuana: Three Boulder dispensaries near CU got fed shutdown letters - Denver News - The Latest Word

Medical marijuana: Three Boulder dispensaries near CU got fed shutdown letters - Denver News - The Latest Word | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
U.S. Attorney John Walsh has said that his crackdown on dispensaries near schools is intended to protect children and...
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Editorial: Railing against peaceful pot protests - The Denver Post

Editorial: Railing against peaceful pot protests - The Denver Post | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
Its April, which means throngs of pot smokers are readying for 4/20 protests and Coloradans are once again debating the merits of the states medical marijuana system and legalization.
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Colorado students at 4/20 pot event may see fines, sanctions - The Denver Post

Colorado students at 4/20 pot event may see fines, sanctions - The Denver Post | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
The University of Colorado announced a plan Tuesday to snuff out the Boulder campus 4/20 smoke-out, warning that police will ticket marijuana smokers at this months event — a more aggressive enforcement policy than in years past, when officers...
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Marijuana is real medicine for a long list of ills - Page 1 - News - Denver - Westword

Marijuana is real medicine for a long list of ills - Page 1 - News - Denver - Westword | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
Marijuana keeps Craig Rodgers alive.With his muscular physique and energetic, fast-talking personality, the 36-year-old Las Vegas resident seems the epitome of health — except for the banana-size scar on the left...
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Medical Marijuana Not Protected by Americans With Disabilities Act, Ninth Circuit Court Rules - Phoenix News - Valley Fever

Medical Marijuana Not Protected by Americans With Disabilities Act, Ninth Circuit Court Rules - Phoenix News - Valley Fever | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
Gravely ill and severely disabled?Real sorry about that, but you should still be thrown in jail for using marijuana, says...
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Afternoon Update: Medical Cannabis Developments in Colorado, Michigan and Arizona + New MMJ Study

Afternoon Update: Medical Cannabis Developments in Colorado, Michigan and Arizona + New MMJ Study | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
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Marijuana Driving Bill Approved By Colorado Senate - Toke of the Town

Marijuana Driving Bill Approved By Colorado Senate - Toke of the Town | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
A bill establishing a THC blood limit for drivers, after first having appeared to die on the Colorado Senate floor, was been called back and passed by a single vote Tuesday afternoon.
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Marijuana DUI bill clears big Colorado hurdle | Washington Examiner

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A marijuana blood standard for drivers appears headed for approval in Colorado — thanks to a single vote change from a Republican senator.

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Medical marijuana groups ask President Obama to call off MMJ crackdowns - Denver News - The Latest Word

Medical marijuana groups ask President Obama to call off MMJ crackdowns - Denver News - The Latest Word | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
At 2 p.m., hours before President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at CU-Boulder, members of Colorado's medical marijuana industry...
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Law Talk: Marijuana laws in a state of confusion, according to defense lawyers

Law Talk: Marijuana laws in a state of confusion, according to defense lawyers | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
Michigan’s laws regarding marijuana are pretty hazy.
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Pot Legalization Could Save U.S. $13.7 Billion Per Year, 300 Economists Say

Pot Legalization Could Save U.S. $13.7 Billion Per Year, 300 Economists Say | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
Your plans to celebrate 4/20 this Friday could actually make the government some money, if only such activities were legal. That’s according to a bunch of economists, and some prominent ones too.
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Up in smoke

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Lee and his garden before the raid


OAKSTERDAM university, a self-proclaimed “cannabis college” in Oakland, California, has been called everything from “the Princeton of Pot” to “the Harvard of Hemp”.
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Photo: Pro-marijuana billboard erected near Mile High stadium, liquor store - Denver News - The Latest Word

Photo: Pro-marijuana billboard erected near Mile High stadium, liquor store - Denver News - The Latest Word | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
The woman seen here looks like a highly polished business owner, perhaps, or maybe a suburban soccer mom.

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Kush Magazine - Auto Insurance Quote Provider Says Marijuana Users Are Safer Drivers

Kush Magazine - Auto Insurance Quote Provider Says Marijuana Users Are Safer Drivers | This Week in Medical Marijuana | Scoop.it
A national quote provider for auto insurance issued a press release late last week claiming that marijuana users are safer drivers than non-users.
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Oaksterdam founder to leave cannabis business - Marin Independent Journal

Richard Lee said he will relinquish ownership of his marijuana-related businesses, including Oaksterdam University, as he braces for a possible federal indictment on tax charges.
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