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Anti-Marijuana Politician Andy Harris At Risk Of Not Being Re-Elected

Category: Politics | Posted on Sat, January, 16th 2016 by THCFinder
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Maryland Congressman Andy Harris has been a thorn in the sides of marijuana reform supporters since he was first elected. Representative Harris has used his position in Congress to try to thwart reform efforts in Washington D.C. specifically, first trying to derail decriminalization in Washington D.C., and then once that didn’t work he focused his efforts towards fighting marijuana legalization in Washington D.C.. Andy Harris has led the charge in a big way against marijuana reform in Congress, and it sounds like not only is he obviously on the wrong side of history, but that voters are likely to take him to task for that position.

Andy Harris is up for re-election this year, and according to a recent poll, is likely on his way out. One of his opponents, Michael Smigiel, supports the will of D.C. voters and thinks that Andy Harris was blatantly wrong for trying to stand in the way of what D.C. voters clearly wanted when they approved marijuana legalization by a wide margin. Mr. Smigiel was way out in front according to the previously mentioned poll. Per The Washingtonian:

What could it cost Representative Andy Harris to be Congress’s leading voice against DC’s legalization of marijuana? Perhaps his career in national politics, according to a new poll of primary voters in the conservative Republican’s Maryland district which shows him losing badly to one of his three challengers.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/anti-marijuana-politician-andy-harris-at-risk-of-not-being-re-elected/


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Super Weed Brothers - Deluxe Weed Edition

Category: Videos | Posted on Sat, January, 16th 2016 by THCFinder


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Study: Alcohol Is The Real Gateway Drug, Not Marijuana

Category: Tokers | Posted on Sat, January, 16th 2016 by THCFinder

marijuana gateway drugBy Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

Alcohol is typically the first substance consumed by individuals who report polydrug use later in life, according to data published this month in The Journal of School Health.

Researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of Florida, Gainesville evaluated drug use patterns from a nationally representative sample of 2,835 12th graders.

Authors found that youth use of alcohol most often preceded the use of tobacco or marijuana. They also reported subjects’ age of alcohol initiation is the strongest predictor of later polydrug use.

“Alcohol is the most commonly used substance, and the majority of polysubstance using respondents consumed alcohol prior to tobacco or marijuana initiation,” they reported. “Respondents initiating alcohol use in sixth grade reported significantly greater lifetime illicit substance use and more frequent illicit substance use than those initiating alcohol use in ninth grade or later.”

They concluded, “Our results … assert that the earlier one initiates alcohol use, the more likely that they will engage in future illicit substance use.”

The findings are inconsistent with recent claims made by several prominent lawmakers that cannabis is a ‘gateway’ to later substance abuse.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/study-alcohol-is-the-real-gateway-drugs-not-marijuana/


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French Health Minister: Botched Drug Trial Causing “Brain Death” Had Nothing to Do With Cannabis

Category: News | Posted on Sat, January, 16th 2016 by THCFinder

Although a number of media reports have suggested that an experimental cannabis-based painkiller is what caused a “serious accident” during a clinical drug trial this week in France, leaving one person brain-dead and hospitalizing at least five others, the nation’s health ministry has confirmed that the tragedy was not the result of a medication containing cannabinoids.

On Thursday evening, the French media published breaking news about a major calamity in the western city of Rennes in which a number of participants in a research study involving a cannabis-based drug were rushed to the hospital to seek treatment of adverse effects. The report went on to say that the worst of the injuries was brain death in at least one person, while the conditions of the other five victims were unknown. It was later revealed that all of those affected suffered from a “critical neurological condition.”

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/french-health-minister-botched-drug-trial-causing-%E2%80%9Cbrain-death%E2%80%9D-had-nothing-do-cannabis


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