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End Our Pain Campaign: Peter Reynolds interviewed 11th February 2016

Peter Reynolds of CLEAR interviewed about the EndOurPain medicinal cannabis campaign

Talking Cannabis In Parliament.

Peter Reynolds, president of CLEAR, met with Norman Lamb MP, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for health, for an update on the cannabis campaign.

Justice Minister Reveals UK Is Trialling Portuguese Approach To Drugs.

the justice minister, Andrew Selous MP, revealed he is "trialling ‘Liaison and Diversion’ services”

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Cannabis Science 101: The Complex Chemistry of the Bong

Cannabis Science 101: The Complex Chemistry of the Bong (Leafly)

Are those bubbles actually making your toke any healthier? It’s complicated.

Bill Maher Lights Up A Joint To Make A Sobering Point About Legal Pot

Bill Maher Lights Up A Joint To Make A Sobering Point About Legal Pot (Huff Post)

Though some think legalized pot is a forgone conclusion, Maher said "progress doesn't just automatically snowball."

Painting The White House Green

Painting The White House Green (Newsweek)

"While Americans may favor cannabis legalisation, it’s unlikely to be the most important issue on their minds when selecting the next leader of the free world, and no candidate is going to ride into the Oval Office on a tidal wave of green votes."

Social Media Massacre: Cannabis Businesses Scrambling as Facebook, Instagram Shutter Accounts

Social Media Massacre: Cannabis Businesses Scrambling as Facebook, Instagram Shutter Accounts (Marijuana Business Daily)

Both Facebook and Instagram are closing cannabis-related business accounts without warning and seemingly at random, cutting off key connections companies have with their customers.

Cigarettes, Not Cannabis, Linked To Lower IQ In Teens

Cigarettes, Not Cannabis, Linked To Lower IQ In Teens (Zamnesia)

"The simple fact being that the use of cigarettes or more importantly, nicotine, in teens had a greater diminishing effect on IQ"

Where do Ireland’s political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?

Where do Ireland’s political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis? (The Journal.ie)

The manufacture, sale, distribution and possession of cannabis is “currently unlawful except for the purposes of research” under the Misuse of Drugs Acts 1977 to 2015 and subsequent regulations.

Weed Regulation: States Are On Their Own

Weed Regulation: States Are On Their Own (Newsweek)

"While California has finally tackled the pesticide problem with formal legislation, residents in other states are beginning to wonder if their own lawmakers will take as long to propose meaningful solutions."

Illegal cannabis oil 'stops terminally ill dad's brain tumour growing'

Illegal cannabis oil 'stops terminally ill dad's brain tumour growing' (Mirror)

After taking cannabis oil for a year, the dad-of-one has been told by doctors that his tumour has stopped growing and no other treatment is needed at this stage.

Legalizing cannabis could help end opioid addiction crisis

Legalizing cannabis could help end opioid addiction crisis (Washington Post)

“Our findings suggest that providing broader access to medicinal cannabis may have the potential benefit of reducing abuse of highly addictive painkillers,” the researchers concluded.

Do You Get Paranoid When You Smoke Weed? 15 Bustle Readers Explain Their Tendencies

Do You Get Paranoid When You Smoke Weed? 15 Bustle Readers Explain Their Tendencies (Bustle)

"Why do some people get paranoid when they smoke weed and others don't — is it more to do with preexisting anxiety, age, the strain they're smoking, or even genetics?"