State that Gets Medical Marijuana of the Day

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Connecticut is now the seventeenth state in the Union to allow medicinal marijuana for its citizens, as the state senate passed a bill today legalizing the drug. There are still questions to answer, particularly when the law will be enacted, but in the meantime, UCONN students with Bob Marley posters in their dorms are looking up new pastries to make with legal weed.

[gawker]

Pop-Culture Pot Strain of the Day

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Pop-Culture Pop Strain of the Day: Marijuana dispensaries in LA have apparently begun selling a new strain of weed named after Jay-Z and Beyoncé's new bundle of joy, Blue Ivy.

TMZ reports that "OG Blue Ivy" has been spotted in several pot shops around Hollywood; LAist notes that a medicinal marijuana 

Legalize It of the Day

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Legalize It of the Day: A 20-year, federally funded study conducted jointly by researchers at UCSF and UAB found that smoking marijuana once a week, or even once a day in some instances, did no long-term damage to the lungs.

The study, published today in the the Journal of the American Medical Association, tracked

Everybody Needs A Hobby of the Day

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Everybody Needs A Hobby of the Day: Well-known marijuana legalization advocate Robert Edward Forchion, Jr. was recently denied his request to change his name to NJWeedman.com -- the domain name of a website he runs "which discusses his efforts to legalize the drug."

Forchion, who also runs a Rastafarian temple and a medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, is facing drug charges in Ne

Historic Legislation of the Day

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Historic Legislation of the Day: Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Ron Paul (R-TX) introduced a bill today that would amend the government's Controlled Substances Act to remove all federal penalties for the production, distribution, and possession of marijuana, effectively striking down its classification as a scheduled drug.

The bill aims to allow individual states to set their own marijuana l