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One in Eight U.S. Adults Say They Smoke Marijuana – Cannabis News

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Thirteen percent of U.S. adults tell Gallup they currently smoke marijuana, nearly double the percentage who reported smoking marijuana only three years ago.

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Pot proponents see momentum – Cannabis News

Voters in nine states will get to decide whether to liberalize laws involving marijuana this year in a rush of ballot measures that pro-pot activists see as a critical tipping point in the fight over legalization.

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Marijuana Legalization: Even Republicans Are Changing Their Minds – Cannabis News

Once an issue reserved for dreadlocked Green Party supporters, marijuana legalization has become a mainstream political topic.

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Poll: Republican support for legal marijuana hits a new high – Cannabis News

For the first time Republicans narrowly support legalizing marijuana.

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The Cannabis Industry Finds Ways to Give Back to the Community – Cannabis News

Those running retail marijuana dispensaries or cultivation facilities want to be taken seriously, and many have taken it upon themselves to find ways to engage in their communities.

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Up to12 States Could Vote on Cannabis This November – Cannabis News

It is no secret that marijuana legislation has continued to gain momentum in the United States this year.

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2016 presidential field friendliest ever to legalizing marijuana, advocates say – Cannabis News

Advocates for legalizing marijuana say they have reason to believe their mission to make America mellow has its most receptive audience ever among candidates running for president.

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Seniors Now The Fastest Growing Demographic Of Cannabis Users – Marijuana News

The 55-and-older crowd is now the fastest-growing demographic of pot users in the country.

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Colorado city will use $1.5 million cannabis tax revenues to help the homeless – Marijuana News

Aurora, the third largest city in the state, will donate funds to organizations which help low-income people with housing and community services.

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The President of the United States Made a Marijuana Joke at the White House Correspondents' Dinner – Marijuana News

The President of the United States made a weed joke at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday.

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Marijuana Advocates Want to Establish a Standard Unit of Highness – Marijuana News

What’s the weed equivalent to an alcoholic drink?

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NORML Unveils its 2016 Congressional Scorecard – Marijuana News

The organization’s Congressional Scorecard is an all-encompassing database that assigns a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to members of Congress based on their marijuana-related comments and voting records.

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Canada aims for marijuana legalization in 2017 – Marijuana News

Canada's Liberal government will introduce a law in spring 2017 to legalize recreational marijuana, it said on Wednesday, fulfilling an election pledge and following several U.S. states in permitting easy access to the drug.

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Meet 5 of the Most Powerful Women in the Pot Business – Marijuana News

The newest industry in the U.S. may also be the most female-friendly.

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DEA approves PTSD marijuana study – Marijuana News

The Drug Enforcement Agency has given its blessing to a study on the effect of medical marijuana on post-traumatic stress disorder, the first randomized, controlled research in the U.S. for PTSD that will use the actual plant instead of oils or synthesized cannabis.

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Leading Orthodox rabbi rules marijuana kosher for Passover – Marijuana News

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky has ruled that medical marijuana is kosher for Passover.

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The Science behind the DEA's Long War on Marijuana – Marijuana News

Experts say listing cannabis among the world’s deadliest drugs ignores decades of scientific and medical data. But attempts to delist it have met with decades of bureaucratic inertia and political distortion.

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Legal U.S. Marijuana Market Will Grow To $7.1 Billion In 2016: Report – Marijuana News

Is it high time that America embraces marijuana legalization?

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Marijuana use and support for legal marijuana continue to climb – Marijuana News

Fifty-six percent of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legal - a new high, and a slight increase from a year ago. Now just 36 percent think it should not be legal, down seven points from last year.

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A New Crop of Marijuana Geneticists Sets Out to Build Better Weed – Marijuana News

It’s one thing to know what molecules are found in different weed strains. It’s another to know what those chemicals actually do -- scientifically speaking.

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