Recreational Marijuana

By Nick Perry, The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand is poised to slash immigration, rethink trade deals and vote on legalizing marijuana under a new government that takes office next week. After nine years of conservative rule, liberal Jacinda Ardern was confirmed as the nation’s next prime minister on Thursday, following negotiations […]

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The war on drugs has been going on for nearly half a century, and we have a winner: marijuana. Back then, possession of pot carried heavy penalties in many states — even life imprisonment. Today, 29 states and the District of Columbia sanction medical use of cannabis and eight allow recreational use. Legal weed has […]

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A new study provides a boon for advocates of marijuana legalization, and gives insight into a potential tool for reducing the number of overdose deaths. The research points to a reduced number of opioid-related deaths following Colorado’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana use. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, looked at […]

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Maine’s Republican governor is proposing that lawmakers consider simply delaying recreational marijuana sales, instead of passing a legislative re-write of the voter-approved marijuana law. The Maine Legislature is set to return Monday to consider a re-write offered by a legislative committee handling marijuana implementation. Republican House Minority Leader Ken Fredette said he […]

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Maine’s Republican governor is proposing that lawmakers consider simply delaying recreational marijuana sales, instead of passing a legislative re-write of the voter-approved marijuana law. The Maine Legislature is set to return Monday to consider a re-write offered by a legislative committee handling marijuana implementation. Republican House Minority Leader Ken Fredette said he […]

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