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Marijuana Growing Operation Busted in Colorado

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September 3, 2014
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Authorities used a National Guard helicopter to help remove a marijuana growing operation from a remote and mountainous area near Longmont, Colorado. A sheriff says hikers found about 400 pot plants growing on a hillside. (Sept. 3) Video provided by AP


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Federal Government Needs More Marijuana for Research Studies

Federal Government Needs More Marijuana for Research Studies

TheStreet (May 9, 2014) — The National Institute for Drug Abuse, or NIDA, has asked the Drug Enforcement Agency for more marijuana. NIDA has requested an increase from 21,000 grams to 650,000 grams, or roughly 1,433 pounds of pot. As of January, NIDA has funded 28 active grants related to therapeutic uses of marijuana in six different disease categories covering AIDS, pain, schizophrenia, seizures and hard drug withdrawal. But NIDA frequently contradicts on the subject of marijuana: a NIDA-funded study at Yale looking at cannabis as a treatment for schizophrenia warned that marijuana could worsen the condition. NIDA gets its pot from The University of Mississippi, the only legal marijuana farm that grows pot for the government. The request is now open to the public for comment. Video provided by TheStreet
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Medical Marijuana Debate: Light Up or Pop a Pill?

Medical Marijuana Debate: Light Up or Pop a Pill?

Ivanhoe (Feb. 3, 2014) — Medical marijuana is now legal in 20 states, plus our nation’s capital. But under federal law, only FDA approved medications can be prescribed; marijuana is not one of them. So, is it safer than prescription drugs? Is marijuana really medicine? Find out the latest on this controversial topic.
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Minnesota Comes One Step Closer to Medicinal Marijuana

Minnesota Comes One Step Closer to Medicinal Marijuana

TheStreet (May 7, 2014) — The Minnesota Senate approved a medicinal marijuana bill on Tuesday and the bill will now to go the House, which is expected to review a more restrictive version of medicinal marijuana legislation on Friday. The vote was bipartisan and overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medicinal marijuana. Governor Mark Dayton (D) originally said he was opposed to the measure, but now sounds like he will listen to the patients who want their doctors to be able to offer this alternative medicine. Video provided by TheStreet
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Senator Rand Paul Offers Medical Marijuana Amendment

Senator Rand Paul Offers Medical Marijuana Amendment

TheStreet (June 19, 2014) — Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) offered an amendment that would keep the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Agency from spending federal money to undermine states who have legalized marijuana. The House passed a similar amendment in May, but without the Senate the passage meant nothing. The DEA continues to harass groups involved with marijuana in states that have some legalization. Boston doctors were complaining of intimidating tactics by the DEA who threatened their licenses if they continued to support medicinal marijuana. A NY legislative vote has yet to happen today. Video provided by TheStreet
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