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In what is becoming an increasingly cannabis friendly state the California Democratic Party passed two resolutions on Sunday, July 21.
The first resolution calls for the feds to back off on enforcing federal anti recreational cannabis laws in Colorado and Washington State and medical cannabis laws in the 19 states and Washington DC where it is now legal.
The second calls for the California legislature to enact laws guaranteeing access for all patients to medical cannabis throughout the state.


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PaulScambot commented on Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 13:32 PM

Are you listening Obama?

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PaulScambot commented on Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 02:10 AM

Looks like Uruguay is taking that advice, time for the US to do the same.

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 00:34 AM

They are, one state at a time.

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MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 14:53 PM

"The Impact Of Smoking Marijuana Regularly On Your Lungs, According To Science"

"“Lifetime marijuana use up to 20 joint-years is not associated with adverse changes in spirometric (exhalation strength) measures of lung health,” the study, featured in the medical journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society, concluded...“The distinction the Emory University study makes is not new,” Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws, told ThinkProgress. “It’s ripe with citations from Donald Tashkin who has spent more than 40 years trying to answer the question of what happens to people when they smoke tobacco and marijuana. This new study took things further; today these products aren’t being smoked [in a way] that the product is carbonized and there’s ash."


MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 at 11:08 AM

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Supposedly Neutral Federal Report Stacks The Deck Against Marijuana Legalization

"In 2012 Coloradans approved Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use, by a vote of 55 percent to 45 percent. Last February a Quinnipiac University poll found that 58 percent of Colorado voters supported that decision, while 38 percent opposed it and the rest weren’t sure.

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MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 21:50 PM

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MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 21:44 PM

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MrTowlie commented on Friday, Oct 30, 2015 at 14:16 PM

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A major study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds no link between pot and car accidents.


TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 at 09:58 AM

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According to sales data from Colorado’s Department of Revenue released Friday, sales of recreational pot topped $59.2 million for the month, while medical marijuana dispensaries pulled in $41.4 million, for a combined $100.6 million — the highest monthly total since legal recreational cannabis sales began there in January 2014.

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TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Nov 01, 2015 at 12:30 PM

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Noting that medical marijuana is already legal in dozens of states, the report argues that conflicting and contradictory federal policy is "interfering with the relationship between doctor and patient."


MrTowlie commented on Friday, Nov 13, 2015 at 21:23 PM

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Commission officials said it will use its resources to educate the public, rather than trying to stop a growing movement.


MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 03:55 AM

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Marijuana taxes drew in $70 million instead of the predicted $40 million—almost double the expected amount. Alcohol taxes, on the other hand, drew in only $42 million.


TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 14:20 PM

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TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 19:54 PM

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MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 at 20:40 PM

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TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 at 16:26 PM

Landmark Case in Mexico's Supreme Court Could Pave the Way for Marijuana Legalization


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