The Rehabilitation of Marijuana
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The Rehabilitation of Marijuana
Posted by CN Staff on December 18, 2013 at 15:49:51 PT
By Michael Antonoff, Special To USA Today
Source: USA Today
USA -- In 1979, U.S. taxpayers were helping to fund the eradication of marijuana fields in Mexico. Municipalities around the country were passing anti-paraphernalia laws prohibiting the sale of bongs and rolling papers. Only 27 percent of the nation favored legalizing marijuana, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll taken that year.Flash forward to 2013, when a Gallup Poll conducted in October found that a record 58 percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana for adult use. Twenty states and the District of Columbia have legalized the drug for medicinal use. Most significantly, the states of Colorado and Washington will allow the legal sale of marijuana for recreational use starting this Jan. 1.
You'd think Americans were talking about an entirely different plant.Steve DeAngelo, 54, founder of Harborside Health Center in Oakland, Calif., one of the largest medical cannabis dispensaries, attributes much of the shift in attitude to the attrition of a generation under the influence of bad information as portrayed in the 1938 movie, Reefer Madness. "As younger folks have come up to vote, age is a significant factor in determining support for cannabis reform," he says.DeAngelo explains that he conceived the name "Harborside" not only because the facility is situated by the port of Oakland, but because "a harbor is a place of safety, where you come to make repairs, a sanctuary, a place to get supplies, a protected zone."SnippedComplete Article: USA Today (US) Author: Michael Antonoff, Special To USA TodayPublished: December 18, 2013Copyright: 2013 USA Today, a division of Gannett Co. Inc.Contact: editor usatoday.comWebsite:  -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #4 posted by HempWorld on December 19, 2013 at 10:54:19 PT
OT Come Celebrate Legal Pot Jan. 1st in CO!
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Comment #3 posted by HempWorld on December 19, 2013 at 08:52:57 PT
Marijuana/cannabis doesn't need that, it needs science, truth and honesty in the (controlled) 'media' it needs the FDA to allow studies on its benefits, not just on possible negatives, etc. etc.Equal treatment! Just compare cannabis/marijuana to cigarettes and you can easily see what joke we live in, or under!Cigarettes are LETHAL, yet they are sold and smoked everywhere, statistics show 40,000 Americans dead, every year. What's up with that FDA? Yeah, right it's because they have the same owner; Rocky!Marijuana need rehabilitation?
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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on December 19, 2013 at 04:19:36 PT
Hemp in Colorado
A Colorado carpenter takes a chance on harvesting hemp in a High Plains town free American farmers may grow hemp just like communist Chinese farmers. Almost.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on December 18, 2013 at 18:56:54 PT
Colorado Lowers MMJ Patient Fee To $15
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