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New York Readies Restrictive Medical Marijuana Law

While states like Washington, Colorado and Alaska have enacted laws decriminalizing weed, New York is only now moving forward with a plan to legalize medical marijuana. However, when the lawmakers in Albany do finally sign off on the bill, the state’s Health Department has placed so many restrictions on medical marijuana that many of its potential patients won’t be able to get their hands on it. For those who do qualify, another odd restriction dictates that the medical marijuana can’t…

Colorado Marijuana Study Finds Legal Weed Contains Potent THC Levels

This is not your father’s weed. Colorado marijuana is nearly twice as potent as illegal pot of past decades, and some modern cannabis packs triple the punch of vintage ganja, lab tests reveal for the first time. In old-school dope, levels of THC — the psychoactive chemical that makes people high — were typically well below 10 percent. But in Colorado’s legal bud, the average THC level is 18.7 percent, and some retail pot contains 30 percent THC or…

Breweries’ form of support for D.C. voting rights: A pot-flavored beer

First, a disclaimer: There is no marijuana in the beer. That’s what they said. Cannabis and hops are just a lot alike. It only smells like pot. And it might taste a little like it, too. So if that’s what you like — a dank, resinous pint — or if you’re willing at least to try it, this could be your season at the District’s DC Brau Brewing Co. Starting Tuesday — St. Patrick’s Day — the brewery began…

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

Nevada’s vote is set and advocates believe they can get similar measures on the ballot in four other states On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That means the initiative is going on the ballot in 2016, making Nevada the first state to officially be voting on pot legalization in the next election. “Voters will have the opportunity to end marijuana prohibition next year and…