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Hospital denies woman’s kidney transplant due to medical marijuana use

RELATED: Tommy Chong vows to treat prostate cancer with hemp oil —— For the second time in less than a year, one of the largest hospitals in Los Angeles has removed a patient from an organ transplant list due to medical marijuana use, Raw Story has learned. Toni Trujillo (pictured…

Tommy Chong treating prostate cancer with ‘hemp oil’

RELATED: Hospital denies woman’s kidney transplant due to medical marijuana —— “Cheech & Chong” actor Tommy Chong on Sunday revealed that he had prostate cancer, but he says “cannabis is a cure” instead of the cause. “I was diagnosed with prostate cancer about a month ago, and I’m going to…

Oliver Stone: ‘This drug war is insane’

Filmmaker Oliver Stone has a new film coming out that encapsulates one of his closest-held political convictions, which he summarized during an appearance on Current TV this week with a single phrase. “This drug war is insane,” Stone explained. The film is called “Savages,” and depicts several young Americans going…

CDC: Teens now favor pot over cigarettes

A study released Friday (PDF) by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that in 2011, for the first time ever, more American teens were smoking marijuana than cigarettes. The CDC’s annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey tracks drug abuse, among other potential destructive behaviors, by surveying high school students across…

Holder: DOJ only going after people ‘taking advantage’ of pot laws

Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday denied that the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) was trying to shut down all legal medical marijuana in the U.S. Holder told the House Judiciary Committee that critics who charged the that Obama administration was abusing its authority with an aggressive campaign against the medical…

Hemp legalization added to Senate farm bill

In a last minute addition to the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has submitted an amendment that would legalize the production of industrial hemp, a potential new bumper crop for U.S. farmers. “Industrial hemp is used in many healthy and sustainable consumer products.…

CNN contributor: N.Y. police trick marijuana users into getting arrested

CNN legal contributor Paul Callan explained on Monday how police in New York were tricking marijuana users into getting themselves arrested. Under current New York law, individuals in private possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana only face a finable violation. But if the same amount of marijuana is…

CNN contributor: ‘You’re an idiot’ to vote only for who lets you ‘roll up a blunt’

A left-leaning CNN contributor on Monday said that Americans who voted solely based on who let them “roll up a blunt” were foolish and shouldn’t bother voting at all. CNN’s Carol Costello asked contributor LZ Granderson to respond to any of the Colorado voters who might be less likely to…

NY Gov seeks to reduce marijuana arrests from stop-and-frisk

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is pushing to reduce the number of people arrested for marijuana in his state, a move opposed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I). According to the New York Times Monday, Cuomo will ask the state legislature to change state law reducing the…

Israeli scientists develop marijuana strain without the high

Israeli scientists have cultivated a cannabis plant that doesn’t get people stoned in a development that may help those smoking marijuana for medical purposes, a newspaper said on Wednesday. According to the Maariv daily, the new cannabis looks, smells and even tastes the same, but does not induce any of…

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