NFL commissioner calls marijuana “addictive” and questions smoking risks

Published: Apr 28, 2017, 12:07 pm • Updated: Apr 28, 2017, 12:36 pm By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he’s open to considering marijuana use for players to treat football-related pain. But he’s not completely sold on the idea of players lighting up. “I think…

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DEA website refresh? Document on marijuana health risks no longer listed

Published: Feb 14, 2017, 4:36 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2017, 4:36 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A document that put the DEA under fire for disseminating misinformation about marijuana’s health effects has disappeared from the agency’s website. As of Monday, “The Dangers and Consequences of Marijuana Abuse,”…

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Cannabis industry embezzlement: A California case highlights the risks

Published: Jan 23, 2017, 12:25 pm • Updated: Jan 23, 2017, 12:25 pm By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard Eureka insurance broker John Ford is being investigated by the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for alleged embezzlement of a Benbow medical marijuana company’s insurance policy payments. “Your affiant fears that the…

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Study Suggests Pot Has Been Blamed for Fetal Risks Caused by Tobacco

By Jacob Sullum The evidence that cannabis consumption during pregnancy harms fetuses has never been as strong as the evidence that tobacco use and heavy drinking do. One reason for the lack of clarity is that pregnant women who use marijuana are more likely to smoke tobacco, which is known…

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U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing Today on Researching Marijuana’s Potential Medical Benefits and Risks

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday on “Researching the Potential Medical Benefits and Risks of Marijuana.”  Testimony will be heard from Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), who are original co-sponsors of medical marijuana legislation introduced last year…

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