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Vote in our poll on the medical marijuana-smoking Canadian Mountie Ronald Francis

In Feature Stories by David Silverberg

The New Brunswick Mountie at the heart of a recent debate on medical marijuana has been making headlines across the world. Cpl. Ron Francis was forced to turn over his uniform to his superiors after he was photographed and videotaped smoking marijuana in his official police uniform. The 21-year veteran of the RCMP has a prescription for medical marijuana to deal with the post-traumatic …

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Survey: Majority of U.S. parents support medical marijuana legalization

In Advocacy, Children, Top Stories by David Silverberg

A new survey recently revealed that a majority of American parents support medical marijuana legalization. Parents overwhelmingly believe that, like alcohol, marijuana should only be legal for adults over the age of 21. The online survey, conducted by The Partnership at, a hardline critic of drug use, found “that despite shifting attitudes in support of marijuana legalization, the risks of marijuana – especially …

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Poll: 60% of Americans favor doctors prescribing medical marijuana

In Advocacy, Top Stories by David Silverberg

A recently released poll reveals 60 percent of Americans  say they favor allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana for their patients, while only 26 percent are opposed. The Huffington Post/YouGov poll also asked respondents about  marijuana use legalized in18 states for medical purposes. More than half of respondents said they think the federal government should “exempt patients and dispensaries who follow state law …