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May 4, 2014

Florida Poll: Majority Of Voters Back Legalization Super-Majority Endorse Medical Cannabis

Nearly nine out of ten Floridians support legalizing the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and a majority support allowing adults to possess the plant for any purpose, according to the results of a statewide Quinnipiac University poll of registered voters. Fifty-three percent of voters support “allowing adults in Florida […]
April 23, 2014

Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens: Feds Should Legalize Marijuana

In an interview with NPR released today, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens came out in support for marijuana legalization. When asked if he believed the federal government should legalize marijuana, the 94 year old former Justice replied: “Yes, I really think that that’s another instance of public opinion […]
April 22, 2014

Arizona: Supreme Court Rejects DUI Per Se Standard For THC Metabolites

The Arizona Supreme Court this week rejected a 1990 state law that classified the presence of inert THC metabolites in blood or urine as a per se traffic safety violation. Carboxy-THC, the primary metabolite (breakdown product) of THC is not psychoactive. Because it is lipid soluble, the metabolite may remain […]
March 23, 2014

Study: Drug Dogs Most Likely To Err In Traffic Stop Scenarios

Dogs trained to detect the presence of illegal drugs are most likely to provide false alerts in situations involving the search of a motor vehicle, according to the findings of a study published online in the journal Forensic Science International. A team of researchers from the United States and Poland […]
December 15, 2013

Study: Cannabidiol Holds Promise For Treating Psychosis

Cananbidiol (CBD), a non-psychotropic cannabinoid, alleviates psychotic symptoms and may hold promise as an alternative antipsychotic treatment, according to a review published in the November issue of the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Investigators in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom reviewed preclinical and clinical data on the use of CBD as […]
December 10, 2013

Uruguay: Lawmakers Authorize Marijuana Production And Sales

Members of the Uruguay Senate late today approved legislation authorizing for the licensed production and retail sale of cannabis to all citizens age 18 and older. Members of Uruguay’s House had previously approved the measure months earlier. The bill now goes to President José Mujica, who intends to sign the […]
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