Marijuana legalization discussed on MSNBC’s “Up w/ Chris Hayes”

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“President Obama, formerly of the ‘choom gang’, jokes about marijuana legalization” – Chris Hayes

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Incarceration after marijuana legalization

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Researchers study neuroprotective properties in cannabis | Fox News

See our report on Melanie Dreher’s research here

With more states opting to legalize the sale of medical marijuana, researchers are taking a closer look at the use of cannabis to treat chronic illnesses

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March 20, 2012

With more states opting to legalize the sale of medical marijuana, researchers are taking a closer look at the use of cannabis to treat chronic illnesses.

Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor of, recently sat down with the Medicine Hunter, Chris Kilham, to find out how it’s being studied. Continue reading

Shock: Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson favors marijuana legalization | Raw Story

Reprinted from Raw Story Count this among the 10 things nobody ever expected to see in their lifetimes: 700 Club founder Pat Robertson, one of the cornerstone figures of America’s Christian right movement, has come out in favor of legalizing marijuana.

Calling it getting “smart” on crime, Robertson aired a clip on a recent episode of his 700 Club television show that advocated the viewpoint of drug law reformers who run prison outreach ministries.

A narrator even claimed that religious prison outreach has “saved” millions in public funds by helping to reduce the number of prisoners who return shortly after being released.

“It got to be a big deal in campaigns: ‘He’s tough on crime,’ and ‘lock ’em up!'” the Christian Coalition founder said. “That’s the way these guys ran and, uh, they got elected. But, that wasn’t the answer.”
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Petition to Reschedule ‘Marijuana’ to Recognize Medical Benefits in Final Stages of Review by DEA

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As scientists and researchers from Israel, Brazil, Canada and the US participate in the Sixth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, a coalition of medical marijuana advocates is calling on the Obama administration for prompt action on an eight-year-old petition to reschedule marijuana for medical use.  The petition, filed in 2002, argues that marijuana should be classified as a drug with “accepted medical use” based on growing scientific evidence and acceptance in state law.  Since the petition was filed, even more scientific studies and state laws have recognized the medical efficacy of marijuana. Continue reading

The Government and Cancer Research: A Tumultuous Relationship The 420 Times)  Despite numerous studies that have shown that marijuana could potentially aid in treating various types of cancer, the United States government has yet to embrace the drug’s medical applications. Instead, the government’s strict regulations have unfortunately acted as a barrier that has suppressed insight into cannabis’s medical applications.
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