November 2013

The Maine State Legislature failed to pass a bill on Thursday that would have legalized, taxed and regulated recreational marijuana for adults. The Legislative Council, a 10-member group of legislative leaders that screens requests to introduce bills, voted 5-5 on the measure, effectively killing it. The bill will not be considered again until 2015. The […]

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Severe Illness Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoid Use — Brunswick, Georgia, 2013. MMWR 2013 Nov 22;62:939. Full Text Back in August, TPR noted sketchy news reports describing multiple patients  who were seen in emergency departments in southern Georgia after smoking a synthetic cannabinoid product labeled as “Crazy Clown.” Some were in critical condition requiring ICU admission. At that […]

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Reuters/Jason Redmond An effort to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Maine has failed in the state’s Legislative Council, which vets bills before they can be introduced for consideration. The bill would have legalized, taxed, and regulated the use of marijuana in the state, but it failed to gather majority support in the council. […]

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Severe Illness Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoid Use — Brunswick, Georgia, 2013. MMWR 2013 Nov 22;62:939. Full Text Back in August, TPR noted sketchy news reports describing multiple patients  who were seen in emergency departments in southern Georgia after smoking a synthetic cannabinoid product labeled as “Crazy Clown.” Some were in critical condition requiring ICU admission. At that […]

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Reuters/Jason Redmond An effort to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Maine has failed in the state’s Legislative Council, which vets bills before they can be introduced for consideration. The bill would have legalized, taxed, and regulated the use of marijuana in the state, but it failed to gather majority support in the council. […]

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Severe Illness Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoid Use — Brunswick, Georgia, 2013. MMWR 2013 Nov 22;62:939. Full Text Back in August, TPR noted sketchy news reports describing multiple patients  who were seen in emergency departments in southern Georgia after smoking a synthetic cannabinoid product labeled as “Crazy Clown.” Some were in critical condition requiring ICU admission. At that […]

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But Republicans are opposed 30-64 percent. Contrast that with GOP voter support for medical marijuana is solid: 70-26 percent. One early poll and analysis from People United found that medical-marijuana was so popular that it could alter the course of the governor’s race. Republican Gov. Rick Scott opposes medical marijuana; Democrats Charlie Crist and Nan […]

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