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THC in Pot Affects Monkey SIV; Half-Baked HIV Reports FollowSeen the Daily Beast Article: “Weed Could Block HIV’s Spread. No, Seriously" or it’s spinoffs at the Liberty Voice or ThinkProgress? Well, don’t believe the hype.The study’s lead author recently expressed in a email to POZ/AIDSMeds her “frustration with the liberal, inaccurate, and wrong approach that the journalists have taken to interpreting our results.” Here’s why.

THC in Pot Affects Monkey SIV; Half-Baked HIV Reports Follow

Seen the Daily Beast Article: “Weed Could Block HIV’s Spread. No, Seriously" or it’s spinoffs at the Liberty Voice or ThinkProgress? Well, don’t believe the hype.

The study’s lead author recently expressed in a email to POZ/AIDSMeds her “frustration with the liberal, inaccurate, and wrong approach that the journalists have taken to interpreting our results.” Here’s why.

Woman Sues City of Dearborn for HIV Discrimination by Police

WATCH ABOUT 14 MIN IN: As the cop hands the tickets to the couple, he says he was “pissed” Jones failed to disclose her HIV status to him, then says, “Honestly, if it wasn’t for that, I don’t think I would have wrote anybody for anything. But that kind of really aggravated me, you know what I mean? You got to tell me right away, ‘I’ve got this. I’ve got that.’ ‘Cause at that time, I wasn’t wearing any gloves.”

Apr 9
First Time Majority of U.S. Supports Legalizing MarijuanaA new survey by the Pew Research Center shows that a majority of Americans favor legalizing the use of marijuana. This is the first time in more than four decades of polling on this issue that a majority favors legalization.
To read more, click here.

First Time Majority of U.S. Supports Legalizing Marijuana
A new survey by the Pew Research Center shows that a majority of Americans favor legalizing the use of marijuana. This is the first time in more than four decades of polling on this issue that a majority favors legalization.


To read more, click here.

Changes in Messaging, Attitudes on Teen Substance Abuse
Adolescents are now receiving significantly less prevention messaging on drug abuse than before, a study by SAMSHA reports. The study also shows teens’ views on alcohol and marijuana risks have shifted in the last decade.
To read the article, click here.

Changes in Messaging, Attitudes on Teen Substance Abuse

Adolescents are now receiving significantly less prevention messaging on drug abuse than before, a study by SAMSHA reports. The study also shows teens’ views on alcohol and marijuana risks have shifted in the last decade.

To read the article, click here.

Bills Introduced in Congress Would Change U.S. Marijuana Laws
New legislation aims at allowing the federal government to regulate marijuana similarly to alcohol in the US and proposing taxes on marijuana-related businesses.
http://www.poz.com/articles/marijuana_congress_1_23471.shtml

Bills Introduced in Congress Would Change U.S. Marijuana Laws

New legislation aims at allowing the federal government to regulate marijuana similarly to alcohol in the US and proposing taxes on marijuana-related businesses.

http://www.poz.com/articles/marijuana_congress_1_23471.shtml

Most Americans Want Marijuana Policy Determined by States
A CBS News poll shows that 59 percent of Americans think marijuana legalization should be left up to each individual state government to decide.
Read more: http://www.poz.com/articles/marijuana_states_1_23273.shtml

Most Americans Want Marijuana Policy Determined by States

A CBS News poll shows that 59 percent of Americans think marijuana legalization should be left up to each individual state government to decide.

Read more: http://www.poz.com/articles/marijuana_states_1_23273.shtml

Dec 6
Washington State Legalization of Marijuana Begins
The ballot measure passed by voters in Washington State to legalize marijuana took effect Thursday, December 6.
Read more: http://www.poz.com/articles/washington_state_marijuana_1_23231.shtml

Washington State Legalization of Marijuana Begins

The ballot measure passed by voters in Washington State to legalize marijuana took effect Thursday, December 6.

Read more: http://www.poz.com/articles/washington_state_marijuana_1_23231.shtml

Dec 6
N.J. Opens Its First Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Nearly three years after New Jersey legalized medical marijuana, the first dispensary in the state started seeing patients Thursday, December 6.
Read more: http://www.poz.com/articles/nj_medical_marijuana_1_23230.shtml

N.J. Opens Its First Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Nearly three years after New Jersey legalized medical marijuana, the first dispensary in the state started seeing patients Thursday, December 6.

Read more: http://www.poz.com/articles/nj_medical_marijuana_1_23230.shtml

Jul 2

Legal Medical Marijuana Does Not Increase Pot Use by Teens

New research suggests legalizing marijuana doesn’t make kids abuse the substance or move on to other drugs, Business Insider reports. D. Mark Anderson at Montana State University led the study. According to data from Monitoring The Future, which was cited in the study, marijuana use increased sharply nationwide after 2005. Opponents said this was because of the legalization of medical marijuana in states like California. However, when researchers analyzed information on patients who tested positive for marijuana, the data showed that teens didn’t abuse marijuana more after it was legalized in their home states. For example, teen marijuana use in California, where it’s legal, didn’t spike higher than in Ohio, where it’s not. Marijuana has provided an alternative relief to many patients HIV/AIDS symptoms.

Connecticut Legalizes Medical Marijuana
 Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law legislation to legalize medical marijuana for people with debilitating conditions, including cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS. Connecticut lawmakers are emphasizing that only patients with written certification from a physician can get a prescription for medical marijuana and that safeguards are in place to prevent it from being abused or over-prescribed. People with the prescriptions are not allowed to use the drug in any public place, near children younger than 18, in any motor vehicle, on school grounds or in college dormitories.

Connecticut Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law legislation to legalize medical marijuana for people with debilitating conditions, including cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS. Connecticut lawmakers are emphasizing that only patients with written certification from a physician can get a prescription for medical marijuana and that safeguards are in place to prevent it from being abused or over-prescribed. People with the prescriptions are not allowed to use the drug in any public place, near children younger than 18, in any motor vehicle, on school grounds or in college dormitories.