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NEWS ARTICLES ON CONDITIONS 2010-2017

RACE/ETHNICITY and CANNABIS
RADIATION THERAPY
RADIATION SICKNESS/CONTAMINATION
RECREATIONAL USE
RELIGION and CANNABIS
REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA


RACE/ETHNICITY and CANNABIS
Tribune analysis: Drug-sniffing dogs in traffic stops often wrong (news–2011) http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-01-06/news/ct-met-canine-officers-20110105_1_drug-sniffingdogs-alex-rothacker-drug-dog
Texas Police Have a Drug Problem and Black Texans Are Paying For It (news–2013) http://www.aclutx.org/2013/06/06/racially-biased-arrests/
If You’re Black and in Love With Mary Jane, You’re 3.67 Times More Likely to Be Arrested (news–2014) http://news.yahoo.com/youre-black-love-mary-jane-youre-3-67-222135150.html
People of the Hemp, Part 1: Losing Land, Culture, Tradition (news–2014) https://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/09/26/people-hemp-part-1-losing-land-culturetradition-157074
People of the Hemp, Part 2: Criminalizing Traditional Teachings (news–2014) http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/09/29/people-hemp-part-2-criminalizing-traditionalteachings-157082
Seattle police: Homeless arrested most for pot (news–2014) http://news.yahoo.com/seattle-police-homeless-arrested-most-pot-192911299.html
NYPD Still Arresting Large Numbers Of Minorities For Low-Level Marijuana Offenses (news–2014) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/20/new-york-marijuana-arrest_n_6016700.html
Race Matters: Marijuana Cases Flood Court System (news–2015) http://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/06/29/race-matters-marijuana-cases-flood-court-system/
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Men, blacks most likely to get tickets for Seattle pot use (news–2015) http://tinyurl.com/jd42qud
More than 100 Native American Tribes Consider Growing Marijuana (news–2015) http://sputniknews.com/news/20150203/1017732606.html
SD Indian tribe to begin selling recreational pot by Jan. 1 (news–2015) http://navajotimes.com/wires-wp/index.php?id=1607553600&kid=B148LHBW0fBCAePG
How Employee Drug Testing Targets the Poor and Minorities (news–2015) http://www.cheatsheet.com/business/how-employee-drug-testing-targets-the-poor-andminorities.html/?a=viewall#ixzz3citFStUw
Whites Just 8% of New York City’s Marijuana Arrests (news–2015) http://www.newsweek.com/how-do-misdemeanor-marijuana-arrests-affect-violent-crime-341145
Marijuana-related summonses on the rise in NYC, East New York; minority nabes feeling the heat: report (news–2015) http://www.amny.com/news/decriminalization-of-marijuana-nypd-summonses-for-pot-violations-up-inearly-2015-1.10741116
Casualties of the War on Drugs (news–2015) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donna-a-patterson/casualties-of-the-war-on-_b_8374030.html
The growing racial divide in Virginia’s war on pot (news–2015) http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/10/28/the-growing-racial-divide-in-virginiaswar-on-pot/
Infographic: Pot smokers are skinnier than non-users (news–2015) http://o.canada.com/health-2/infographic-pot-smokers-are-skinnier-than-non-users
Weed Legalization Can’t Seem to Fix One Thing: Racial Gaps in Drug Arrests (news–2016) https://news.yahoo.com/weed-legalization-t-seem-fix-172500837.html
Meet Sue Taylor, the Black Grandmother Leading the Charge to Bring Marijuana to the
Elderly (news–2016) http://jezebel.com/meet-sue-taylor-the-black-grandmother-leading-the-char-1779588324#
Corporate Greed, Corruption & Racism: Marijuana Became Illegal (news–2016) https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/corporate-greed-corruption-racism-marijuana-became-illegal
Marijuana Related Arrests Skyrocket In Colorado For Black And Latino Minors (news–2016) http://www.vibe.com/2016/05/marijuana-arrests-colorado-skyrocket-black-latino/#
REPORT: More than 90% of marijuana arrests in NYC are people of color (news–2016) http://finance.yahoo.com/news/report-more-90-marijuana-arrests-164003237.html
New York police are getting even more aggressive on marijuana (news–2016) http://finance.yahoo.com/news/report-more-90-marijuana-arrests-164003237.html_
White Cop Growing Pot Gets Off Easy. Black Teens Do Hard Time (news–2016) http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/22/white-cop-growing-pot-gets-off-easy-black-teens-dohard-time.html
D.C. Department of Health Calls for Taxing and Regulating Marijuana (news–2016) http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/city-desk/blog/20826640/dc-department-of-health-calls-fortaxing-and-regulating-marijuana
Native American Church Sues Postal Service Over Seizure of ‘Sacramental’ Marijuana (news–2016) http://www.cannabisculture.com/content/2016/01/28/native-american-church-sues-postal-service-overseizure-of-sacramental-marijuana
Drug War is ‘Root Cause’ of Police Shooting Epidemic, says Libertarian Party
Presidential Nominee Gary Johnson (news–2016) http://www.eastbayexpress.com/LegalizationNation/archives/2016/07/12/drug-war-is-root-cause-of-policeshooting-epidemic-says-libertarian-party-presidential-nominee-gary-johnson?showFullText=true
Blacks Locked Out Of Legal Marijuana Industry In Maryland & Many Other States (news–2016) http://madamenoire.com/713083/blacks-locked-legal-marijuana-industry-maryland-many-states/
Here’s how legal pot changed Colorado and Washington (news–2016) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/10/13/heres-how-legal-pot-changed-colorado-andwashington/
Why are more Americans in jail for marijuana use than violent crime? (news–2016) http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2016/1012/Why-are-more-Americans-in-jail-for-marijuana-use-thanviolent-crime
Marijuana Legalization: Why Aren’t More Black People Involved In The Cannabis Industry? (news–2016) http://www.ibtimes.com/marijuana-legalization-why-arent-more-black-people-involved-cannabis-industry- 2440030
Timeline: The hemp odyssey of Alex White Plume (news–2016) http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/timeline-the-hemp-odyssey-of-alex-white-plume/article_795bf1a4- 260f-5a62-b7b1-c73dbc869f48.html
Black drivers’ cars searched more frequently on basis of drug, alcohol odor (news–2016) http://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/black-drivers-cars-searched-more-frequently-on-basis-ofdrug/article_76c6279a-b63f-11e6-9c89-0ff7ad37d769.html
He got life without parole for pot. And he was just denied clemency. (news–2016) http://www.newsday.com/opinion/he-got-life-without-parole-for-pot-and-he-was-just-denied-clemency- 1.12731004
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RADIATION THERAPY
Cannabinoids Stop Radiation Therapy Oxidation (news & abst–undated) https://www.medicalmarijuana.com/medical-marijuana-treatments-cannabis-uses/cannabinoids-stopradiation-therapy-oxidation/
Cannabis extract can have dramatic effect on brain cancer, says new research (news–2014) http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-11-cannabis-effect-brain-cancer.html
Cannabis Extract, Radiation Shrink Brain Tumors in Mice (news–2014) http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/11/15/cannabis-extract-radiation-shrink-brain-tumors-inmice/77336.html
Cannabis combined with radiotherapy can make brain cancer ‘disappear,’ study claims (news–2014) https://www.rt.com/news/205907-cannabis-brain-cancer-disappear/ Cannabis and Cancer, Pt. 2: The Triple Threat of THC, CBD, and Conventional Treatment on Cancer (article–2015) http://constancetherapeutics.com/knowledge-center/cannabis-and-cancer-2.html Is it safe to smoke pot during chemo and radiation? (news–2015) https://theholistichomestead.org/2015/11/05/is-it-safe-to-smoke-pot-during-chemo-and-radiation/
Effects of Marijuana in Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy (news–2016) http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/en/blog/2016/11/02/effects-of-marijuana-inchemotherapy-or-radiotherapy/


RADIATION SICKNESS/CONTAMINATION
Could hemp help nuclear clean-up in Japan? (news–2011) http://www.examiner.com/article/could-hemp-help-nuclear-clean-up-japan
Hemp is Effective in Cleaning Nuclear Disasters (news–2013) http://thejointblog.com/hemp-is-effective-in-cleaning-nuclear-disasters/
How Hemp Can Clean Up Radiation From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster (news–2015) http://www.mintpressnews.com/how-hemp-can-can-clean-up-radiation-from-fukushima-nucleardisaster/210098/


RECREATIONAL USE
Indian hemp and the dope fiends of Old England (link to PDF-undated) http://www.cifas.us/material/indian-hemp-and-dope-fiends-old-england
Marijuana Prohibition Now Costs The Government $20 Billion A Year: Economist (news–2013) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/20/marijuana-prohibition-costs_n_3123397.html
Study: Marijuana legalization doesn’t increase crime (news–2014) http://www.msnbc.com/all/does-marijuana-lower-the-crime-rate
Merck Manual – Marijuana (Cannabis) Consumer version (full–2016) http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/special-subjects/recreational-drugs-and-intoxicants/marijuana
Cannabis in the United States (report–2016) http://self.gutenberg.org/article/WHEBN0020566488/Cannabis%20in%20the%20United%20States
Marijuana Legalization and Taxes: Lessons for Other States from Colorado and Washington (report–2016) http://taxfoundation.org/article/marijuana-legalization-and-taxes-lessons-other-states-colorado-andwashington
More American workers are failing at this job requirement (news–2016) http://www.marketwatch.com/story/more-american-workers-are-failing-at-this-job-requirement-2016-05-18?siteid=rss&rss=1
Oregon marijuana market growing thousands of jobs (news–2016) http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2016/05/19/oregon-marijuana-jobs/84633414/
Marijuana tax in Louisiana could add $128 million in revenue, report says (news–2016) http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/05/marijuana_tax_in_louisiana_cou.html
As more states legalize marijuana, adolescents’ problems with pot decline
(news–2016) http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-05/wuso-ams052416.php
Oregon issues guidelines on marijuana ‘gifting’ and giveaways (news–2016)
http://www.oregonlive.com/marijuana/index.ssf/2016/05/oregon_issues_rules_on_marijua.html
Survey: Czech Republic has most young cannabis users in Europe (news–2016) http://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/survey-czech-republic-has-most-young-cannabis-users-in-europe
Ganja on the go – Ports to be outfitted to issue medical cards to tourists to legally purchase the weed (news–2016) http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20160619/ganja-go-ports-be-outfitted-issue-medical-cardstourists-legally
Another Survey Finds Legal Pot Hasn’t Sent Teen Use Higher (news–2016) http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-06-09/another-survey-finds-legal-pot-hasnt-sent-teen-usehigher
Teen marijuana use in Colorado found lower than national average (news–2016) https://www.yahoo.com/news/teen-marijuana-colorado-found-lower-national-average-005511222.html?nhp=1
Marijuana Use Rises in Iran, With Little Interference (news–2016) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/world/middleeast/marijuana-use-rises-in-iran-with-littleinterference.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0
What the merger of recreational, medical pot means (news–2016) http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/marijuana/what-the-merger-of-recreational-medical-pot-means/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_all
D.C. Department of Health Calls for Taxing and Regulating Marijuana (news–2016) http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/city-desk/blog/20826640/dc-department-of-health-calls-fortaxing-and-regulating-marijuana
Ghana is 3rd consumer of marijuana globally – Report (news–2016) http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Ghana-is-3rd-consumer-of-marijuana-globallyReport-451744
7 in 10 Canadians support marijuana legalization: Nanos poll (news–2016) http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/7-in-10-canadians-support-marijuana-legalization-nanos-poll-1.2968953
Study uses diverse sample to examine childhood weight’s link to age of first substance use (news–2016) https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160628110211.htm
Stigma around pot will linger after legalization (news–2016) http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/07/03/stigma-around-pot-will-linger-after-legalization
Diane Dimond: Recruiting Your Child as a Narc (news–2016) https://www.noozhawk.com/article/diane_dimond_recruiting_your_child_as_a_narc
Average legal user spends $647 a year on marijuana (news–2016) http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-marijuana-costs-20160727-story.html
American teenagers ‘are MORE likely to smoke marijuana than binge drink’, new maps reveal (news–2016) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3719979/American-teenagers-likely-smoke-marijuana-bingedrinks-new-maps-reveal.html#ixzz4GCZQ0Lzu
Cutting the Weed: Joints Have Less Marijuana Than Thought (news–2016) https://www.yahoo.com/news/cutting-weed-joints-less-marijuana-thought-145254396.html?ref=gs
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Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Say Enforcing Marijuana Laws Costs More Than It’s Worth (news–2016) http://norml.org/news/2016/07/28/poll-two-thirds-of-americans-say-enforcing-marijuana-laws-costs-morethan-it-s-worth
Comparing sexual experiences related to alcohol and marijuana use among adults (news–2016) http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-08/nyu-cse080416.php
Serious researchers studied how sex is different when you’re high vs. when you’re drunk (news–2016) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/08/06/serious-researchers-studied-how-sex-isdifferent-when-youre-high-vs-when-youre-drunk/
One in Eight U.S. Adults Say They Smoke Marijuana (news–2016) http://www.gallup.com/poll/194195/adults-say-smoke-marijuana.aspx?g_source=WellBeing&g_medium=lead&g_campaign=tiles
Gallup: More than 33 million American adults currently use marijuana (news–2016) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/08/08/gallup-over-33-million-american-adultscurrently-use-marijuana/
DEA rejects marijuana reclassification, despite states’ shifting acceptance (news–2016) https://www.yahoo.com/news/dea-rejects-marijuana-reclassification-despite-states-shifting-acceptance-174010745.html?ref=gs
Anti-marijuana campaign’s biggest donor? Chandler pharma company (news–2016) http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/09/08/anti-marijuana-campaigns-biggestdonor-chandler-pharma-company/89981456/?hootPostID=901305b772b0d02a830f12be119b66dc
Middle-aged parents more likely to smoke weed than their teenaged kids (news–2016) http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/09/middle-aged_parents_more_likel.html#comments CDC: Young People Say Marijuana Is Becoming Less Available (news–2016) http://blog.norml.org/2016/09/02/cdc-young-people-say-marijuana-is-becoming-less-available/ Study: Medical marijuana changes how employees use sick time (news–2016) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/08/29/study-medical-marijuana-changes-howemployees-use-sick-time/ Canada to press U.S. on ‘ludicrous’ marijuana border policy (news–2016) https://www.yahoo.com/news/canada-press-u-ludicrous-marijuana-border-policy-174014750.html Jamaica decriminalizes small amounts of ‘ganja’ (news–2016) http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article11124854.html 5 Tips for Breaking Into the ‘Budding’ Marijuana Industry (news–2016) http://m.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/5-Tips-for-Breaking-Into-the-Budding-Marijuana- 8497260.php Nigeria: Inside Story of Abuja Elite Female Marijuana Smokers (news–2016) http://allafrica.com/stories/201608190213.html More people are smoking weed every day, ‘like cigarettes’, study reveals (news–2016) http://metro.co.uk/2016/08/15/more-people-are-smoking-weed-every-day-like-cigarettes-study-reveals- 6068652/
Cannabis Consumers Spend Annually? (news – 2016) http://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/average-cannabis-consumer-spend.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo
Legal Weed Spurs Real Estate Boom In U.S. States (news–2016) http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/08/15/marijuana-real-estate-boom_n_11529824.html? utm_hp_ref=canada-business&ir=Canada+Business
Americans have radically changed their views on weed over 25 years (news–2016) http://www.businessinsider.com/americans-changing-views-on-weed-over-25-years-2016-9
Is Marijuana Addictive And A Gateway Drug? Obama’s Attorney General Explains Cause Of Opioid, Heroin Epidemic (news–2016) http://www.ibtimes.com/marijuana-addictive-gateway-drug-obamas-attorney-general-explains-causeopioid-heroin-2420049
Marijuana is not a gateway drug, admits Obama’s Attorney General (news–2016) http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2016/09/22/marijuana-is-not-a-gateway-drug-admits-obamas-attorneygeneral/ Alaska soldiers barred from events promoting marijuana (news–2016) http://www.stripes.com/news/alaska-soldiers-barred-from-events-promoting-marijuana-1.430531 Marijuana farms could join pear orchards and vineyards as Rogue Valley mainstays (news–2016) http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20160926/marijuana-farms-could-join-pear-orchards-and-vineyards-asrogue-valley-mainstays Study says legalized marijuana does not affect crime or economics (news–2016) http://juneauempire.com/state/2016-09-28/study-says-legalized-marijuana-does-not-affect-crime-oreconomics Identifying Old or Bad Cannabis Past its Shelf Life (news–2016) https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/identifying-cannabis-past-shelf-life/
Colorado gives marijuana candy a new look to avoid confusion (news–2016) https://www.yahoo.com/news/colorado-gives-marijuana-candy-look-avoid-confusion-083427335.html
Your doctor is probably more worried about your weight than your marijuana use, study finds (news–2016) https://www.abqjournal.com/860979/your-doctor-is-probably-more-worried-about-your-weight-than-yourmarijuana-use-study-finds.html
Goodman: Never was a good reason to outlaw marijuana (news–2016) http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/opinion/columnists/2016/10/08/goodman-never-good-reason-outlawmarijuana/91729654/
Here’s how legal pot changed Colorado and Washington (news–2016) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/10/13/heres-how-legal-pot-changed-colorado-andwashington/
Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes — combined (news–2016) http://m.gazette.com/police-arrest-more-people-for-marijuana-use-than-for-all-violent-crimescombined/article/1587703
Support for marijuana legalization rises among U.S. adults: poll (news–2016) https://www.yahoo.com/news/support-marijuana-legalization-rises-among-u-adults-poll-225135684.html
There’s Only One Demographic That Still Thinks Marijuana Should Be Illegal (news–2016) http://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/marijuana-legalization-survey.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo
Why are more Americans in jail for marijuana use than violent crime? (news–2016) http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2016/1012/Why-are-more-Americans-in-jail-for-marijuana-use-thanviolent-crime
No highs or lows: Marijuana use holds steady among teens, young adults (news–2016) http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/10/20/no-highs-or-lows-marijuana-use-holds-steady-among-teensyoung-adults.print.html
McLean Hospital Study Finds That Medical Marijuana Use May Improve Cognitive Performance (news–2016) http://www.mcleanhospital.org/news/2016/10/18/mclean-hospital-study-finds-medical-marijuana-use-mayimprove-cognitive-performance
A casino magnate is spending millions to fight legal marijuana in three states (news–2016) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/10/26/a-casino-magnate-is-spending-millions-tofight-legal-marijuana-in-three-states/
Old marijuana joint found at nuclear power plant (news–2016) http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20161024/old-marijuana-joint-found-at-nuclear-power-plant
Study finds legalized marijuana does not affect crime or economics (news – 2016) http://www.graydc.com/content/news/Study-finds-legalized-marijuana-does-not-affect-crime-oreconomics-398253751.html
Marijuana legalization may have an unexpected result: Drug smuggling into Mexico (news–2016) https://www.yahoo.com/news/marijuana-legalization-may-unexpected-result-192112974.html
Marijuana labs: Oregon pot tests safer than food (news – 2016) http://www.nwcn.com/news/marijuana-labs-oregon-pot-tests-safer-than-food-1/341991858
Colorado lawmakers: Arizona anti-pot ads are inaccurate (news – 2016) http://www.timescall.com/lifestyles-top-stories/ci_30525580/colorado-lawmakers-arizona-anti-pot-ads-areinaccurate
Military weighs mellower marijuana restrictions for recruits (news – 2016) http://wqad.com/2016/11/02/military-weighs-mellower-marijuana-restrictions-for-recruits/
Strict Pot Restrictions for Applicants Is A ‘Death Sentence,’ Baltimore Comm. Says (news – 2016) http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/10/31/md-to-mull-over-more-lenient-pot-restrictions-for-cops/
Countdown to legal pot: No one will ever die from too much marijuana (news – 2016) http://elkodaily.com/news/local/countdown-to-legal-pot-no-one-will-ever-die-from/article_8df13d0f-8843- 5cff-b187-0656df2905b3.html
How Too Much Marijuana Can Cost You an Arm and a Leg (news – 2016) http://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/how-marijuana-and-no-self-control-can-cost-you-an-arm-and-aleg.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo
Marijuana doctors get new business buzz from legalization in California (news – 2016) http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article117464363.html
Opinion: Legal marijuana is affecting the beer industry’s memory (news – 2016) http://www.marketwatch.com/story/legal-marijuana-is-affecting-the-beer-industrys-memory-2016-12-02? link=MW_latest_news
A tip sheet for workers and workplaces where marijuana is legal (news – 2016) http://gazette.com/article/1591346
Marijuana industry brought to a standstill by new pesticide testing regulations (news–2016) http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2016/12/marijuana_industry_brought_to.html
OBAMA: It’s ‘untenable’ for government to enforce ‘a patchwork of laws’ on marijuana (news – 2016) https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-untenable-government-enforce-patchwork-210012774.html
Yes, most state employees can use marijuana off the job (news – 2016) http://juneauempire.com/state/2016-11-28/yes-most-state-employees-can-use-marijuana-job
In legalizing marijuana, California clears small-time criminals (news – 2016) http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2016/11/califorinia_marijuana_legal_fr.html
The marijuana-initiative blunder that could cost California millions of dollars (news – 2016) https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/16/the-marijuana-initiative-blunderthat-could-cost-california-millions/
Californians are already having their marijuana charges downgraded (news – 2016) http://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2016/11/16/53070/people-are-already-having-their-marijuanaconvicti/
Marijuana may be legal in California, but it can still get you fired (news – 2016) http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/11/17/marijuana-may-be-legal-in-california-but-it-can-still-get-youfired/
Bonfires of moldy pot (news – 2016) http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161114/bonfires-of-moldy-pot
As Voters Approve Legal Pot, Bankers Remain Skeptical (news – 2016) http://www.bankerandtradesman.com/2016/11/voters-approve-legal-pot-bankers-remain-skeptical/
Now what? A dispensary owner, a scientist, a defense expert and a city manager reflect on the new pot law (news – 2016) http://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/la-me-abcarian-cannabis-voices-20161112-story.html
Uruguay to have marijuana museum (news – 2016) http://phys.org/news/2016-12-uruguay-marijuana-museum.html
Willie Nelson Reserve Marijuana Commands 50% Price Premium (news – 2016) http://247wallst.com/consumer-products/2016/12/06/willie-nelson-reserve-marijuana-commands-50-pricepremium/
Baby boomers on dope: Recreational marijuana use is on the rise among adults over 50 (news – 2016) https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161205091216.htm
Marijuana Users Have Lower Body Mass Index than Non-Users Says University of Miami Study (news – 2016) http://www.wflx.com/story/33139175/marijuana-users-have-lower-body-mass-index-than-non-users-saysuniversity-of-miami-study
Teens with Medical Marijuana Cards Much Likelier to Say They’re Addicted, but Few Teens Have Them (news – 2016) http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/637617/? sc=rsmn DEA: ‘media attention’ is making it tough to put people in jail for marijuana (news – 2016) http://www.nola.com/articles/19800330/marijuana_pot_dea_jail.amp
Now you ‘CanPay’ for pot with this app (news – 2016) http://keprtv.com/news/offbeat/now-you-canpay-for-pot-with-this-app
Medical cannabis patients wonder about Prop. 64’s potential effects (news – 2016) http://www.thecannifornian.com/cannabis-health/medical-cannabis-patients-wonder-prop-64s-potentialeffects/
Punch the clock and pass the brownies (news – 2016) http://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article109725787.html
A trade school in Colorado is training foodies and weed enthusiasts to become pot ‘sommeliers’ (news – 2016) https://www.yahoo.com/news/trade-school-colorado-training-foodies-161500970.html
Ravalli County drug case could change school searches in Montana (news – 2016) http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/ravalli-county-drug-case-could-change-school-searches-inmontana/article_f9efe038-4253-5647-92d5-21c0ecca13e7.html
Smoke signals Teen drug use is declining, according to a new national survey (news – 2016) https://news.vice.com/story/teen-drug-use-is-declining-as-more-states-legalize-marijuana
Here’s who buys legal weed (news – 2016) http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-who-buys-legal-weed-2016-12
Here’s what police might do if you’re stopped with marijuana (news – 2016) (includes guidelines letter to the Mass. State Police) https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/12/14/here-what-police-might-you-stopped-withmarijuana/nZZyIGYTSdjvPiNVURx4fK/story.html
Tantra THC: Using Cannabis to Make Sex Sacred (news – 2016) http://sfevergreen.com/tantra-thc-using-cannabis-make-sex-sacred/
Teens Now Associate ‘Smoking’ With Marijuana, Not Cigarettes (news – 2016) http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/12/more-teens-smoke-marijuana-than-cigarettes-or-e-cigs.html? mid=twitter_cut
Calif. city to require name, address and $141 to grow pot at home (news – 2016) https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/fb4e2edd-6274-38be-9b96-2bf4a1abbf5c/ss_calif.-city-to-require-name %2C.html
Aging baby boomers increasingly embrace marijuana, heavy alcohol use (news – 2016) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/12/18/aging-boomers-increasingly-embracemarijuana-heavy-alcohol-use/?utm_term=.b69dcfe1c8bd
5 Reasons Weed Give Us The Giggles That You Might Not Know (news – 2016) http://herb.co/2016/12/08/weed-give-giggles/
What a $20 Bag of Weed Looks Like in Jamaica (news – 2016) http://herb.co/2016/01/26/20-bag-weed-looks-like-jamaica/
Marijuana should be treated like tobacco, alcohol, Obama says (news – 2016) http://www.abc2news.com/news/national/marijuana-should-be-treated-like-tobacco-alcohol-obama-says
Here’s How to Flush Your Marijuana Criminal Record (news – 2016) http://bigbudsmag.com/how-to-get-rid-of-your-marijuana-criminal-record/
The DEA spent $73,000 to eradicate marijuana plants in Utah. It didn’t find any. (news – 2016) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/10/07/the-dea-spent-73000-to-eradicate-marijuanaplants-in-utah-it-didnt-find-any/
Marijuana: 15 Cities With the Most Pot Users (news – 2016) http://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/marijuana-cities-pot-users.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo
The Early Bird Does Not Get the Legal Weed (news – 2016) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-23/the-early-bird-does-not-get-the-legal-weed
Google reveals what people really think about weed (news – 2016) http://www.businessinsider.com/weed-trends-google-2016-9/#interest-in-cannabis-is-rising-in-the-us-notewere-looking-at-all-weed-related-searches-here-as-grouped-by-google-machine-learning-1
What Does the Average Cannabis Consumer Look Like? (news – 2016) https://docsend.com/view/kv9hgzy
Cop Task Force Gets In The Weeds (news – 2016) http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/marijuana_police/
CDC: More people are using marijuana, but fewer are abusing it (news – 2016) http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2016/09/02/CDC-More-people-are-using-marijuana-but-fewerare-abusing-it/stories/201609020169
Gallup: More than 33 million American adults currently use marijuana (news – 2016) http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2016/08/09/Gallup-More-than-33-millionAmerican-adults-currently-use-marijuana/stories/201608090097
Five new facts about medical versus recreational pot users (news – 2016) http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2016/01/29/five-interesting-facts-about-medical-and-recreational-potusers/
Cannabis Wins Big On Election Night (news – 2016) http://beyondchronic.com/2016/11/cannabis-wins-big-on-election-night/
Marijuana Money: How Much Do Cannabis Consumers Spend Annually? (news – 2017) http://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/average-cannabis-consumer-spend.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo
Use of Marijuana for Medical Purposes Among Adults in the United States (abst – 2017) https://www.pharmacist.com/article/use-marijuana-medical-purposes-among-adults-united-states
North Americans Spent Almost $7 Billion on Legal Marijuana in 2016, Report Finds (news – 2017) http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/North-Americans-Spent-Almost-7-Billion-on-Legal-10880439.php
Recreational marijuana: Changes could be coming (news – 2017) http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20170125/recreational-marijuana-changes-could-be-coming
NFLPA eyes ‘less punitive’ approach to recreational weed (news – 2017) http://www.sportingnews.com/amp/nfl/news/nfl-marijuana-testing-policy-weed-nflpa-union-changesdemaurice-smith/1q3yk9qiy22mg1bhlho7ykt4ld
Oregon bill would protect worker’s right to use marijuana off the clock (news – 2017) http://www.king5.com/news/local/bill-would-prevent-workers-from-being-fired-for-off-the-clock-potuse/393869088
Delaying Pot Smoking Better for Teens’ Brains (news – 2017) Colorado on marijuana: ER visits, poison-control calls down even as consumption rates remain steady (news – 2017) http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/01/colorado-marijuana-er-visits-poison-control/


RELIGION and CANNABIS
Marijuana in the Bible with cognate study of KNH, BSM & MKNH in the literal Word with Genesis 4:1; 14:19,22; 1st Kings 14:15, Ezekiel 31:9, Matthew 11:7, Luke 7:24 for the revelatory Word (article–undated) http://www.universalorthodox.org/Marijuana-in-the-Bible.pdf
Judge Rejects Marijuana as Holy Sacrament (news–2010) http://blogs.findlaw.com/legally_weird/2010/03/judge-rejects-marijuana-as-holy-sacrament.html
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Marijuana in the Bible (article-2011) https://patients4medicalmarijuana.wordpress.com/marijuana-info/marijuana-in-the-bible/
Comment on “Did Jesus use cannabis?” (forum post–2011) http://www.quora.com/Did-Jesus-use-cannabis/answer/Tim-ONeill-1/comment/278396
Crumbs of comfort: Cannabis cookies are kosher for Passover (news–2012) http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-ministry-of-health-provider-supplies-kosher-for-passover-cannabis-cookies/
Religious Marijuana Lawsuit Gets New Life in 9th Cir (news-2012) http://blogs.findlaw.com/decided/2012/04/religious-marijuana-lawsuit-gets-new-life-in-9th-circuit.html
Cannabis in the Holy Anointing Oil? “Exodus 30:23” (article–2013) http://freeanointing.org/cannabis_in_the_holy_oil.htm
Marijuana-Infused Faith Challenges the Definition of Religion (news–2013) http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/us/marijuana-infused-faith-challenges-the-definition-of-religion.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0
The Official Recognition of Bob Marley’s Rastafarianism Gets Prison Inmates In Jovial Mood (news–2014) http://www.inquisitr.com/1219016/the-official-recognition-of-bob-marleys-rastafarianism-gets-prison-inmates-in-jovial-mood/
Holy Cannabis: The Bible Tells Us So (news–2014) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-marcus-phd/holy-cannabis-the-bible-t_b_4784309.html
‘Thank God for Marijuana,’ Says Episcopal Priest in ‘One Love’ YouTube Video (news–2014) http://www.christianpost.com/news/episcopal-priest-says-christians-should-stop-being-judgmental-andthank-god-for-marijuana-video-135190/
From Demon Weed To God’s Plant (news-2014) http://www.theweeklyweedonline.com/from-demon-weed-to-gods-plant/
Jesus & Cannabis (article/recipe–2015) https://patients4medicalmarijuana.wordpress.com/marijuana-info/marijuana-in-the-bible/
SAVE EARTH WITH LORD SHIVA’S WONDER CANNABIS MAGIC IN THC OF CANNABIS, HEMP OIL, MEDICAL MARIJUANA (article-2015) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/save-earth-lord-shivas-wonder-cannabis-magic-inthc-hemp-priya
Kosher marijuana: What would my Bubbie think? (news–2015) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/kosher-marijuana-what-wouldmy-bubbie-think/article23327496/?cmpid=rss1
Pot-Dispensing Rabbi: D.C. Residents Deserve Legal Access to Marijuana (news–2015) http://time.com/3726560/pot-dispensing-rabbi-d-c-residents-deserve-legal-access-to-marijuana/
David Simpson: Pot is not God’s mistake for government to fix (news–2015) http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20150304-david-simpson-the-christian-case-formarijuana-law-reform.ece
Babylon Backs Down (news–2015) http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/roads/2015/03/jamaica_is_decriminalizing_marijuana_but_rastafarians_are_still_wary.single.html
New frontier for marijuana products: kosher certification (news–2015) http://www.kiro7.com/news/new-frontier-marijuana-products-kosher-certificati/43380876
Is Smoking Kosher for Passover-and What About Pot? (news–2015) http://forward.com/articles/217811/is-smoking-kosher-for-passover-and-what-about-po/?
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Geeky Pot Testing Pioneers Seek To Leverage Colorado’s Jewish Marijuana Connection (news–2015) http://forward.com/news/307088/geeky-pot-testing-pioneers-seek-to-leveragecolorados-jewish-marijuana-conn/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Main
First Church of Cannabis Files Paperwork with Indiana Secretary of State (news–2015) http://sputniknews.com/us/20150330/1020186879.html
Church plans to use marijuana in service at Rhode Island memorial (news–2015) http://www.wcvb.com/news/church-plans-to-use-marijuana-in-service-at-rhode-island-memorial/32835456
Hein and Helsmoortel support proposed ‘kosher’ pot farm in Saugerties (news–2015) http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20150626/hein-and-helsmoortel-support-proposed-kosher-potfarm-in-saugerties
What Is The Bible’s Take On Marijuana? (news–2015) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/29/bible-christianity-marijuana_n_7461290.html
Pro-marijuana church group crashes in Trenton during 40-day, Jesus-style retreat (news–2015) http://www.trentonian.com/general-news/20150905/pro-marijuana-church-group-crashes-in-trentonduring-40-day-jesus-style-retreat
Religious marijuana use by ‘medicine man’ no defense to federal charge (news–2015) http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2015/10/religious_marijuana_use_by_med.html
Bible study group in Colorado combines love for God and marijuana: ‘Bible didn’t say you couldn’t smoke weed’ (news–2015) http://www.christiantoday.com/article/bible.study.group.in.colorado.combines.love.for.god.and.marijuana.bible.didnt.say.you.couldnt.smoke.weed/72759.htm
Organization To Offer Kosher Medical Marijuana In New York State (news–2015) http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/12/30/kosher-medical-marijuana/
“Nuns” fight to keep their marijuana-based business in California (news–2016) http://abc7chicago.com/politics/nuns-fight-to-keep-their-marijuana-based-business/1143980/
Medical Marijuana Kosher? Doesn’t Matter, Says Kashruth Council of Canada (news–2016) http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/01/08/medical-marijuana-koshercouncil_n_8937678.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-business&ir=Canada+Business
What Gives Israel the Edge on Marijuana? For starters, the nation puts patients before politics (news–2016) http://observer.com/2016/03/what-gives-israel-the-edge-on-marijuana/
Maha Shivaratri: Devotees celebrate the god Shiva in one of the most important Hindu
festivals (news–2016) http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/maha-shivaratri-devotees-celebrate-god-shiva-one-most-important-hindufestivals-1548041
‘Weedman’ says closing pot temple violates religious freedom (news–2016) https://news.yahoo.com/weedman-says-closing-pot-temple-violates-religious-freedom-225022802.html
Shiva Is A God Who Likes Marijuana — And So Do Many Of His Followers (news–2016) http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/03/07/469519964/shiva-is-a-god-who-likes-marijuana-andso-do-many-of-his-followers?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=religion
Cannabis Chapel brings a different kind of love for 4/20 (news–2016) http://www.unlvrebelyell.com/2016/03/28/cannabis-chapel-brings-a-different-kind-of-love-for-420/
Where Gray-Haired Aunties Push Weed (news–2016) https://www.yahoo.com/news/where-gray-haired-aunties-push-000000506.html
Native American church is fighting for the right to use weed as a ‘sacrament’ (news–2016) http://metro.co.uk/2016/02/08/native-american-church-is-fighting-for-the-right-to-use-weed-as-asacrament-5668623/#ixzz45mWpZKLN
Passover’s OK for Weed Smoking Because of Its “Healing” Scent, Says Extremely Chill
Rabbi (news–2016) https://www.yahoo.com/news/passovers-ok-weed-smoking-because-215000099.html?nhp=1
Marijuana: Arab Smokers, Religious Scholars Weigh In (news–2016) http://newamericamedia.org/2016/04/marijuana-arab-smokers-religious-scholars-weigh-in.php
US appeals court upholds Hawaii pot ministry convictions (news–2016) http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/us-appeals-court-upholds-hawaii-pot-ministry-convictions
Shavuot, The Bible, and Medical Marijuana (news–2016) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/shavuot-the-bible-and-medicalmarijuana_us_575edbf2e4b079c7cee5fc02
Cannabis Church to hold first service, combats marijuana stigma (news–2016) http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/06/24/cannabis-church-lansing/86341200/
Native American Church Sues Postal Service Over Seizure of ‘Sacramental’ Marijuana (news–2016) http://www.cannabisculture.com/content/2016/01/28/native-american-church-sues-postal-service-overseizure-of-sacramental-marijuana
Passover’s OK for Weed Smoking Because of Its “Healing” Scent, Says Extremely Chill Rabbi (news – 2016) https://www.yahoo.com/news/passovers-ok-weed-smoking-because-215000099.html?nhp=1
Marijuana: Arab Smokers, Religious Scholars Weigh In (news – 2016) http://newamericamedia.org/2016/04/marijuana-arab-smokers-religious-scholars-weigh-in.php
US appeals court upholds Hawaii pot ministry convictions (news – 2016) http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/us-appeals-court-upholds-hawaii-pot-ministry-convictions
Shavuot, The Bible, and Medical Marijuana (news – 2016) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/shavuot-the-bible-and-medicalmarijuana_us_575edbf2e4b079c7cee5fc02
Cannabis Church to hold first service, combats marijuana stigma (news – 2016) http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/06/24/cannabis-church-lansing/86341200/
Native American Church Sues Postal Service Over Seizure of ‘Sacramental’ Marijuana (news – 2016) http://www.oregonlive.com/marijuana/index.ssf/2016/01/native_american_church_sues_po.html
Jamaica decriminalizes small amounts of ‘ganja’ (news – 2016) http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article11124854.html
Damian Marley Is Converting a California Prison into a Pot Farm: Exclusive (news – 2016) http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7526662/damian-marley-coalinga-california-prison-pot-farmexclusive
Ancient Cannabis ‘Burial Shroud’ Discovered in Desert Oasis (news – 2016) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/marijuana-cannabis-pot-weed-burial-shroud-china-ancientdiscovery-scythians-turpan-archaeology-botany/
Cannabis convict Eddy Lepp free from prison (news – 2016) http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/12/07/cannabis-convict-eddy-lepp-free-after-long-prison-term/
Supreme Court rejects church’s appeal over marijuana laws (news – 2016) http://www.cbsnews.com/news/supreme-court-rejects-churchs-appeal-over-marijuana-laws/
Cannabis: Israel’s next big medical export? (news – 2016) http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/08/news/cannabis-israel-medical-exports/
Israel takes steps to decriminalize marijuana use (news – 2017) http://www.azfamily.com/story/34362307/israel-takes-steps-to-decriminalize-marijuana-use


REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
How One Citizen Scientist is Taking On Parkinson’s-related Nightmares – and Winning (news–undated) http://vanwinkles.com/how-cannabis-can-help-prevent-RBD-in-Parkinsons-sufferers
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RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA
Synthetic Form of Active Marijuana Ingredient Preserves Vision in Rats with RP (news–2014) http://www.blindness.org/foundation-news/synthetic-form-active-marijuana-ingredient-preserves-visionrats-rp
Study Shows THC In Cannabis May Help Delay Retinal Degeneration, Vision Loss (news–2014) http://www.medicaljane.com/2014/02/17/spanish-study-cannabis-may-help-delay-retinal-degeneration-vision-loss/
Marijuana May Prevent Blindness In Retinitis Pigmentosa Sufferers (news–2014) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/21/marijuana-blindness-prevent-study-retinitispigmentosis_n_4833183.html
Study suggests marijuana improves your night vision (news–2016) http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/10/28/study-suggests-marijuana-improves-your-night-vision.html
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