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Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Backing of Key Republican in House

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana could save many addicted to opioids

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Legalising cannabis adds $3.6bn to Australian economy, budget office says

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Weed makes some people clean like crazy, but scientists don’t really know why

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This post is part of Mashable’s Spring Cleaning Week. Just a little something to distract you from the eternal dread of constantly wiping all those fingerprints off your screen. 

“Stock up on Cheetos and Mt. Dew BEFORE you spark,” a local police department in Kansas recently tweeted, warning “potheads” not to drive on 4/20.

While stoners may roll their eyes at the stereotyping, science, it seems, is on the police department’s sideWeed impairs our ability to think, organize, and pay attention, studies have shown. And it’s not usually associated with productivity and motivation.

Yet, some users feel more focused, even productive, after consuming or smoking weed — even though there’s no scientific evidence cannabis acts upon the motivational circuits in our brains.  Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/2018/04/22/does-weed-help-you-focus/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial

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PHOTOS: Marijuana dispensary comes to NYC’s Fifth Avenue, just in time for 4/20

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“Maybe it’s not going to be huge business today,” said Daniel Yi, a MedMen spokesman, “but we’re making a statement that this belongs here.”

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Source: https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/04/20/medmen-marijuana-dispensary-new-york-420/104042/