Published in The Liberty Crier | November 7, 2012 The end of marijuana prohibition planted it’s seeds a long time ago, and sprouted through the ground during the 2012 election season. We still have to reschedule the plant at the federal level but these studies they funded don’t help their case and victory is at hand, […]
Nov 7 2012 | Posted in 411 Contributors
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By Sam Sabzehzar | October 24, 2011 Jahan Marcu, a PhD candidate at Temple University, explains the Endocannabinoid System with Dr Michelle Sexton, as they take a train from Germany to Amsterdam. Both doctors were in Europe attending the International Research of Cannabinoid Medicine Conference, in Bonn, before heading over to Holland. The two are […]
Oct 24 2011 | Posted in 411 Contributors
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By Sam Sabzehzar | September 24, 2011 The Cannabis College in Amsterdam is a wealth of information aimed to empower the most naive native, or curious traveller, depending on your ‘reason’ for travel. As Rick Steves recently said in Seattle, “One of the places I like to go to is a place called ‘high,’ and […]
This weekend is the Million Marijuana March across the World! The Global Marijuana March (GMM) is an annual rally held at different locations across the planet. It refers to cannabis-related events that occur on the first Saturday in May, or thereabouts, and may include marches, meetings, rallies, raves, concerts, festivals and information tables. The Global Marijuana March […]
May 6 2011 | Posted in Arizona
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A Lincolnshire constable has been jailed for stealing cannabis from the evidence room at his police station By BBC News Pc Timothy Moorhouse took small quantities of the drug from evidence bags at Boston police station before returning the bags to storage. The 37-year-old’s frequent visits to the storeroom raised suspicions, Lincoln Crown Court heard. […]
California’s pot crop is worth $14 billion, according to a state report. The Press Democrat points out that crushes the wine crop which comes in at $2 billion.
Legalization would be a huge shot in the arm for plenty of ancillary industries, such as banking and construction.
Of course, there’s always the possibility that the federal government would crack down. That risk might make investors too skittish to get involved. Earlier this month, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the government would continue its dangerous raids.
Some regions, such as Mendocino County, have leaned on pot agriculture as other industries dried up. It’s estimated that at least half of that county’s economy depends on cultivation of the plant.
The only sure thing is that there’s no sure thing. Marijuana legalization is uncharted territory. Or at least, it’s uncharted in this country. Other countries have managed to figure it out, but here in The Land of the Free, we’ve clung to prohibition.