Marijuana Legalization Leads to Less Violent Crime: Study

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The legalization of medical marijuana has sparked debate across the nation for decades.

Some have argued that medical marijuana’s legalization will lead to higher crime rates. But according to a new study at UT Dallas, legalization of medical cannabis is not an indicator of increased crime.

It actually may be related to reductions in certain types of crime, said Dr. Robert Morris, associate professor of criminology and lead author of the study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

The City You’d Least Expect Has Just Decriminalized Marijuana

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Lo and behold: Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States and the center of federal government, has decriminalized the possession and consumption of small amounts of marijuana.

Girl Scout sells cookies outside pot dispensary: 117 boxes in 2 hours

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It’s that time of year again. Time when your local market entrances are flooded with Girl Scouts selling boxes of Samoas, Tagalongs and Thin Mints. But one 13-year-old Girl Scout in San Francisco and her mother made a rather  business-savvy decision to sell cookies outside of a medical marijuana dispensary.

Alaska To Legalize Recreational Weed This Summer?

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Alaska looks like it may be the next great American stoner state, as election officials report that an initiative aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana has received enough valid signatures to earn a spot on the ballot this summer.

Marijuana May Smoke Out HIV/AIDS

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Researchers have known for decades that marijuana can provide an enormous benefit to patients suffering from HIV/AIDS because of its ability to stimulate the appetite and prevent weight loss. However, a new study finds that this magical herb may do more than just give patients the munchies, but it may actually tackle the disease at its core.

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