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2011-09-23 00:18:01

The most reliable way to avoid cannabis-related harms is to abstain from use A new research study conducted by an international team of experts recommends a public health approach to cannabis - including evidence-based guidelines for lower-risk use - to reduce the health harms that result from the use of cannabis. Led by CAMH scientist and CIHR/PHAC* Chair in Applied Public Health (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver) Dr. Benedikt Fischer, the study is being published in the...

2010-10-13 13:33:47

Legalizing marijuana in California will not dramatically reduce the drug revenues collected by Mexican drug trafficking organizations from sales to the United States, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The only scenario where legalization in California could substantially reduce the revenue of the drug trafficking organizations is if high-potency, California-produced marijuana is smuggled to other U.S. states at prices that are lower than those of current Mexican supplies, according...

2010-10-12 13:15:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBIS), a pioneering US biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis products, is pleased to announce guidance on its product development and FDA Investigative New Drug Applications for its cannabis clinical trials. The Company is also pleased to announce the proposed dividend payout to current shareholders for a new class of common shares is under review by counsel, and the Company expects to...

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2010-07-21 13:20:00

The city of Oakland, California legalized large-scale marijuana cultivation for medical use on Tuesday. The move aims to bring medical marijuana cultivation into the open and allow the city to profit by taxing those who grow it.  The city will issue up to four permits for "industrial" cultivation starting next year. The resolution passed through the city council after a four-hour debate that pitted small-scale "garden" growers against advocates of a bigger, industrial system that would...

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2010-07-07 06:15:00

Children and teenagers who smoke marijuana may have an increased risk of developing depression, according to a new study. Several studies have found a link between marijuana use and the risk for depression and other anxiety disorders, but others have also failed to confirm such an association. It is also unclear whether marijuana use itself accounts for the connection seen in some studies. For the study, researchers used data collected from more than 50,000 adults in 17 countries that took...

2010-06-28 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- At an event on Friday, June 25, 2010 at the Universal City Hilton Hotel in Universal City, California, the San Diego-based non-profit CADFY (Californians for Drug Free Youth) hosted community leaders who shared their professional and expert perspectives on the dangers of marijuana in California. Key quotes from the event: John Redman, Executive Director, Californians for Drug Free Youth: CADFY's mission is to bring awareness to people about the...

2010-03-25 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Opposition to the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2010) has learned that the ballot measure for The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 has officially been certified by the State of California to qualify for the November ballot. Opposition proponent Alexandra Datig said, "Drug addiction is an epidemic and marijuana is a silent killer. For California to legalize marijuana would further contribute to the harms that...

2010-01-12 12:48:00

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With President Obama leading the charge against legalization of marijuana in what he calls a "new era of responsibility," a cultural change is taking place in California as more and more community activists join law enforcement officers, former drug addicts and faith-based leaders in support of the anti-marijuana cause. Braving rain and wind, many of them appeared on the steps of the State Capitol today at a rally to protest AB 390, which was to be...

2009-10-28 13:56:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- California religious and community leaders, who have witnessed first hand the ravages of drugs on impressionable youth as well as the homeless, sick and mentally ill, gathered today at a press conference to speak out against legalizing marijuana sales and use in California. More than 150 members of a faith-based coalition, representing numerous faiths and religious denominations, were joined by community activists and former drug addicts and...

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2009-07-09 06:15:00

Another bid to legalize pot in California is being launched by a pro-marijuana group, saying a tax on the drug could solve the state's budget deficit. The television ad, paid for by the Marijuana Policy Project, shows a retired state worker saying leaders "are ignoring millions of Californians who want to pay taxes." "We're marijuana consumers," says Nadene Herndon, who began using marijuana three years ago after suffering from multiple strokes. "Instead of being treated like criminals for...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.