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5 Drug-Developing Marijuana Stocks You Need to Know

5 Drug-Developing Marijuana Stocks You Need to Know

Medical marijuana remains the safest investment route — if you’re forced to choose one — so here’s a brief rundown of the cannabinoid-based drugs working their way through clinical and preclinical trials.

Peruvian Attitudes Toward Medical Marijuana Shift After Raid on Moms' Lab

Peruvian Attitudes Toward Medical Marijuana Shift After Raid on Moms’ Lab

Peru is a conservative nation with strict drug laws and a politically right-leaning Congress, but when police raided a lab in which mothers made medical marijuana for their sick children, attitudes began to change, according to a March 2, 2017, article by Reuters.

Nevadan Experts Disagree on Marijuana's Role as a Gateway Drug

Nevadan Experts Disagree on Marijuana’s Role as a Gateway Drug

A majority of Nevada voters legalized adult-use, retail marijuana on Nov. 8, 2016, but opinions still differ on whether pot is a so-called “gateway drug” to more-addictive substances, according to a Feb. 14, 2017, post at News3LV.com, the website of KSNV in Las Vegas.


Drug Policy Groups Respond to Choice of Sessions for Attorney General

The Drug Policy Alliance and the Marijuana Policy Project have responded to President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Senator Jeff Sessions for U.S. attorney general. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, said Sessions is a “drug war dinosaur” and “the last thing the nation needs now.”


7 Tons of Marijuana Seized From 800-Yard Tunnel

Seven tons of marijuana were seized from an 800-yard drug-smuggling tunnel running between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, Calif., UPI reported. The discovery of the tunnel, the seizure of the drugs, and about six arrests were announced Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California.


Legal Marijuana Might Be The Secret to Bringing Down the Mexican Cartel

Marijuana legalization may have accomplished what the War on Drugs has failed to do — put the squeeze on Mexican drug cartel activity. The U.S. Border Patrol has released 2015 data showing that the number of marijuana seizures throughout the southwest U.S./Mexico border has fallen to the lowest level in a decade, the Washington Post reports. View full article


Famous Women Love Cannabis And Don’t Care Who Knows It

Susan Sarandon, Jane Fonda, Stevie Nicks, Kelly Clarkson, and Melissa Etheridge are among the famous women who love cannabis and don’t mind saying so. Sarandon responded to a shout out in A$AP Rocky and Action Bronson’s new single “1Train” this week by tweeting the two rappers with an invitation to “blaze one.”


Time to Invest in Medical Marijuana as Big Names Lead?

When the Washington Times dedicates a column to billionaire George Soros’s role in the campaign to legalize medical marijuana, then you could say the movement has come of age. He has pumped at least $80 million into it since 1994, hoping to fund grass-roots initiatives that pressure local politicians.