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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
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California: Vaping-associated pulmonary disease cases rise to 36

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reporting 36 cases of vaping-associated pulmonary injury requiring hospitalization since June. photo/ Sarah Johnson Most patients report vaping the cannabis compounds More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, August 18th, 2019
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Election 2020: Andrew Yang vows to ‘pardon everyone’ for nonviolent pot crimes

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang gave a speech in Concord, New Hampshire, vowing to “pardon everyone who is in jail for nonviolent marijuana-related offenses.” “I’m going to More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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How Are Drug Laws Changing Across the US in 2019?

A law passed by the federal government is only as functional as a state’s agreement to enforce it. That’s why laws passed at the federal level can often have little to no effect on state jurisdictions. More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 22nd, 2019
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Kamala Harris’s dad on her pot-smoking comment: Our family wants to ‘dissociate ourselves from this travesty

Just when you thought Kamala Harris was a favorite to win over Democrats and seize the 2020 nomination for president, Kamala’s dad objected to his daughter’s recent remarks on smoking pot. Sen Kamala More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Kamala Harris goes ’21 Jumpstreet’ with smoking pot story to Snoop and Tupac years ahead of their first albums

Senator Kamala Harris and former California AG continues her 2020 presidential bid with a radio interview which involved the all important, Bill Clinton question: Did she smoke pot? “I have and I inhaled, I did More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
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Federal Marijuana Arrest Data Inflated by 70 Percent

More and more states across the country are legalizing recreational marijuana alongside medical marijuana. As of November 7, 2018, a Business Insider article reports that 10 states have taken the plunge: Maine, More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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2018 Farm Bill Makes CBD Oil Legal

The 2018 Farm Bill legalizes hemp cultivation and removes industrial hemp from the federal government’s list of controlled substances. The move does not legalize marijuana, but it does legalize hemp, a useful More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
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Why I voted to retain Susan Rothstein-Youakim to the Court of Appeals

It’s hard to analyze the Judges up for retention on any ballot and the lazy/non-existent press in the Tampa Bay area offers no help. In fact, the Tampa Bay Times offers a four paragraph recommendation to retain More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, July 19th, 2018
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Large Cache of Drugs Seized in Toronto in Two Separate Incidents

Two Toronto men and a third man from Peterborough are facing serious charges after Peterborough police seized fentanyl, cocaine, heroin and a substantial sum of cash from an apartment. The three men were initially More...

By Adam Lee On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Why addiction in teens is a growing concern

Teenagers have to deal with many issues and concerns in the present day, and it is easy to see why so many parents and guardians have concerns about what their children are facing. However, of all the issues that More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Jeff Sessions on marijuana: ‘We will enforce law in an appropriate way nationwide’

While the Obama administration was mostly hands-off, sorta, with the number of states that legalized medical and recreational marijuana, it appears the Trump administration may be more apt to enforce federal law. Image/donkey More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Over a dozen Chicago high school students sick from gummy bears laced with marijuana

Several high school students in a Chicago suburb were taken to a local hospital after eating gummy bears which appears to have been laced with marijuana. “This candy made those students both uncomfortable More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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California drug kingpin, Sean Libbert, guilty in $12 million smuggling ring of spice, synthetic pot

A California man has pleaded guilty in federal court in connection to his leadership of a widespread smuggling, manufacturing and distribution of mover $12 million oin drugs, particularly spice and synthetic drugs. Sean More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 21st, 2016
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Hemp Fest proves why Floridians should Vote NO on Amendment Two

Let me be clear: I believe in the decriminalization of marijuana and NOT the legalization of marijuana. Moreover, I believe the government can do one of three things: Promote, Permit and Prohibit something. Lastly, More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, September 12th, 2016
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Florida activists point to Colorado study on marijuana arrests, increased use, pot deaths to object to legalization

Public domain photo/Naturally via Wikimedia Commons The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area has released a new marijuana legalization impact report.  The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, May 1st, 2016
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Gary Johnson is ‘very marijuana focused’, ‘One issue candidacy’: Petersen

Former New Mexico Governor and Libertarian Presidential hopeful Gary Johnson is well know and quite outspoken concerning his views on the legalization of marijuana and was until recently, the CEO of the company More...

By Guest Author On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Eyes on Drug Rehabilitation: An Interview with Per Wickstrom

1) We often hear people refer to addicts as ‘recovering addicts’ even though they have been clean of substance abuse for many years. Why is this? Why aren’t they considered to be ‘recovered?’ Since the More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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How Illicit Drug Use Has Grown In America Over The Past 44 Years

“America’s public enemy number one in the United States is drug abuse,” said Richard Nixon on June 17, 1971. “In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive.” This More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
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Republican Matt Bevin wins Kentucky Governor’s Race, Ohio marijuana bill fails

Republican Matt Bevin failed to beat Sen. Mitch McConnell last year but now mounted a huge victory on Tuesday, winning the state’s governorship over Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, a Democrat. In More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 17th, 2015
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NJ.com fact checks Chris Christie on GOP debate claims

During Wednesday’s GOP President debate on CNN New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plugged his record on national security, tax cuts, drug treatment and planned parenthood funding. Now NJ.com responded to clarify More...


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