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Marijuana Activists Attract Some Conservatives with Arguments About States’ Rights

Proponents of marijuana legalization measures in Oregon, Washington and Colorado have attracted some conservative backers with arguments about states’ rights and a mistrust of federal government, the Associated Press reports. …

Internal Debates Arise on Both Sides of Marijuana Measure in Washington State

Disagreements have arisen on both sides of the debate about a measure that would legalize recreational use of marijuana in Washington state, The New York Times reports. The divisions are making it difficult to predict the outcome. …

Study: 240,000 in Washington State Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Past 25 Years

Over the past 25 years, an estimated 240,000 people in Washington state have been arrested for marijuana possession, according to a study by an advocacy group. The study was released as Washington voters are considering a measure on the November ballot to legalize and tax marijuana sales at state-sanctioned stores. …

Is Marijuana Medicine?

One of the biggest points of contention about marijuana is whether or not it can be considered medicine, according to Kevin Sabet, PhD, Policy Consultant and Assistant Professor, University of Florida. He says that while smoked crude marijuana is not medicine, marijuana does have medicinal properties – found in its individual components. …

Facts on the Emerging Science on the Effects of Marijuana

Marijuana is one of the most hotly debated drugs of our time, according to Kevin Sabet, PhD, Policy Consultant and Assistant Professor, University of Florida. He says that while sifting through the rhetoric about the drug can be difficult, it is important to know what the research has established. There is now a plethora of scientific studies about the use of the drug and its public health implications. …

Critics of State Marijuana Legalization Measures Focus on Mothers

Critics of ballot initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon, California and Colorado are focusing on mothers, according to Reuters. …

Polls Show Substantial Support for Marijuana Initiatives in Colorado and Washington

Polls suggest there is substantial voter support for initiatives in Colorado and Washington that would allow recreational use of marijuana, according to The Wall Street Journal. Voters in Oregon, where a similar measure will appear on the ballot in November, are split. …

Estimates of Tax Revenue From Marijuana Legalization in Three States Vary Widely

Estimates vary widely about how much tax might be collected from marijuana sales if recreational use of the drug is approved by voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington this November, the Associated Press reports. …

Marijuana Use Linked with Increased Risk of Testicular Cancer

A new study finds that young men who use marijuana have an increased risk of testicular cancer, according to ABC News. …

Former Heads of DEA Call on Attorney General to Oppose State Marijuana Measures

Nine former administrators of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, urging him to oppose three state measures on the ballot this November that would legalize recreational marijuana. …