Top UK Officials: UN-inspired War on Drugs Failed
By Alex Newman | Published in The New American On the 50th anniversary of…Read More
Project CBD Catches Cancer.gov Scrubbing Site
By CBDiary | Published in ProjectCBD.org Remember when we reported on the 24th that…Read More
Medical Marijuana Patients In Hawaii County Are Under Attack
Police take 1 1/2 hours to respond to a 911 call for help, then…Read More
ACLU: Mississippi’s drug enforcement tactics amount to a ‘reign of terror’
By Eric W. Dolan | Published in The Raw Story Harsh sentencing policies and…Read More
Why Marijuana Should Be Legal
Marijuana hit mainstream America over 30 years ago and has been accepted by a large segment of society ever since. Despite government efforts to isolate and eliminate its use, it is more popular now than ever. Why Marijuana Should Be Legal analyzes the effects of marijuana and marijuana laws on society. The book addresses the drug’s industrial and medical applications, preserving our Constitutional rights, economic costs, health effects, and sociological aspects. New and updated information includes how state officials are acting against the legalization of marijuana and how U.S. marijuana laws are based on inaccurate and outdated information. In discussing such issues and many more, the book presents clear, documented evidence for all of its conclusions. Also included is an annotated list of organizations that lobby for change of marijuana laws.Read More
Pot-growing trailer known as the “GrowBot” stolen from High Times Medical Cannabis Cup
A pot-growing trailer known as the “GrowBot” was stolen from a medical marijuana
trade show in Denver over the weekend, and the owner on Tuesday offered a $5,000
reward for its return.
Greg Childre, who builds custom trailers for a variety of crops at his Georgia manufacturing plan, said the trailer was stolen from the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Denver late Sunday night. The 28-foot long “GrowBot” trailer was driven out of the trade show parking lot in full view of security guards, Childre said.Read More
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Banned In Grand Junction
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The unofficial results are in and voters in Grand Junction made their choice to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits.
The polls closed at 7:00 p.m. and the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has tallied the votes. 56.6% of votes counted are for the ordinance to ban dispensaries within city limits. 41.4% are against the ordinance.Read More
Lafayette passes rules for medical marijuana
LAFAYETTE — The City Council passed a final set of regulations for medical marijuana retail shops and growing operations in town Tuesday night, ending a two-month process that at one point came within a single vote of placing an outright ban on the controversial facilities.
Lafayette`s new rules, which passed unanimously but require one more final vote, will restrict medical marijuana centers to a 78-acre district that primarily lies along South Boulder Road, between South Public Road and U.S. 287.Read More
Scott’s disapproval rating soars in new poll
Florida voters disapprove of Gov. Rick Scott by a 48-to-35 percent margin, says a new Quinnipiac University poll that finds the new Republican governor’s disapproval ratings have more than doubled over the last two months.
A February Quinnipiac poll showed Scott with the same 35 percent approval rating, but with only 22 percent disapproving.
Voters overwhelmingly agree with Scott that taxes should not be increased to balance Florida’s budget. But by a 64-to-24 percent margin, they don’t believe Scott can keep his no-new-taxes pledge. And they disapprove of Scott’s overall handling of the budget by a 55-to-36 percent margin, with 53 percent calling Scott’s proposals “unfair” to people like themselves.Read More
Pot that kills pain with no high is possible: Study
Pot that kills pain with no high is possible: Study By Sheena Goodyear |…Read More
Colorado's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division Rules Posted
By Scott Green | Published on Mile High NORML Colorado’s MMC’s face rigorous security…Read More
Cannabis Cultivation Class with DJ Short, One of Many Events at Willow Creek Springs
Start your weekend off right this Saturday April 9th. at 10.30 am, on a…Read More
Sarah Palin, Marijuana Law Reformer? Nevada Group Hopes $25,000 Convinces Palin To Back Reform Of Marijuana Laws
Published in Huffington Post Could Sarah Palin become the highest profile conservative to endorse…Read More
"The Fire Baptism and the Lost Sacraments" Marijuana in the Holy Oil?
New Film Confirms Cannabis in the Holy Anointing Oil, and makes the link to this…Read More
Up in Smoke: Can Marijuana Users Pack Heat?
Cynthia Wills, 54, has a medical marijuana permit to treat arthritis and muscle spasms. She also has a permit to carry a concealed handgun.
Oregon police, AP reports, have tried to take away Willis’s gun, prompting Willis to fire back with a lawsuit, joined by three co-plaintiffs. The case is pending in the Oregon Supreme Court.
“Under the medical marijuana law, I am supposed to be treated as any other citizen in this state,” said Willis, a retired school bus driver whose gun of choice is a Walther P-22. “If people don’t stand up for their little rights, all their big rights will be gone.”
State sheriffs, according to AP, say that federal gun laws prohibit firearm sales to drug addicts, a term that includes medical marijuana users, they contend.Read More
Vermont considers medical marijuana dispensaries
Medical marijuana has been legal in Vermont since 2004, for those with qualifying illnesses — including cancer, AIDS and multiple sclerosis — who sign up for the state’s registry. The 2004 law allows patients to grow their own marijuana, but advocates say many find that a daunting task, leaving them with the prospect of making illegal deals for street dope.
The state’s medical marijuana registry specifies, “The Marijuana Registry is neither a source for marijuana nor can the Registry provide information to patients on how to obtain marijuana.”Read More
Medical Marijuana Regulations Released
Humble joins the Arizona Illustrated studio to outline regulations the department released last week to guide the launch of medical marijuana dispensaries, including rules governing patients, doctors and the facilities themselves. Humble wants to make Arizona’s the best medical marijuana system in the country, and avoid the pitfalls experienced in other states that saw the numbers of recreational users skyrocket. Humble also comments on the state of health services in Arizona and nationally.Read More
Why I Fight
Why I Fight By Amy Cavanaugh, Palm Beach, Florida People ask me all the time…Read More
Las Vegas marijuana co-operatives face legal hurdles
Sporting shaggy hair, green sunglasses and a bright yellow T-shirt that says “Weed,” the…Read More
Dem Rep. Jared Polis Calls on Congress to End Marijuana Prohibition
“Ending the failed policy of prohibition with regard to marijuana will strike a major blow against the criminal cartels that are terrorizing Americans and Mexicans on both sides of the border,” Polis said at the National Press Club, in response to a question from Raw Story.
Organized by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), a lobbying and trade group for the industry, the event featured anti-prohibition advocates and owners of medical marijuana businesses speaking out against the burdensome federal regulations they face.
A common gripe was an IRS regulation, Section 280E, which prevents medical marijuana suppliers from deducting legitimate business expenses. The advocates argued that the provision was intended to apply to organization engaging in illegal behavior, rather than licensed cannabis dispensaries.
NCIA executive director Aaron Smith unveiled a report conducted by See Change Strategy, an independent financial analysis firm, which projected the size of the medical cannabis industry to be $1.7 billion in 2011. NCIA estimated that the figure will reach $8.9 billion in five years.Read More
Legalizing medical marijuana being considered in NC House
RALEIGH, N.C. –Legislation will formally be introduced Monday night to legalize medical marijuana in…Read More
James Stacy Speaks About Legal Battles with MSM
Shedding light on his plight, James Stacy speaks to a San Diego news team…Read More
ASA Presents "Putting Patients First" Training in Los Angeles
ASA Introductory Training for Medical Cannabis Professionals This newly designed ASA training is an…Read More
No Hemp Farming in Illinois
Published in CBS St. Louis It’s been around since the stone age and some estimate…Read More