Pro Athletes to Discuss CTE and Cannabis At New York Trade Show & Conference

Hemp is a hot topic for next week's CWCBexpo in NYC

NEW YORK: A number of high profile professional athletes will discuss sports and cannabis on a panel at the upcoming Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) on June 16, 2016 at the Jacob K  Javits Convention Center. According to event promoters, pro athletes from the NFL and NHL will provide frank insight on how legally Read the full article…

Will Pennsylvania Farmers Be Allowed To Grow Hemp Again?

Diamond introduced House Bill 967 to create a pilot program for industrial hemp research. The plant could be grown in special programs under the Department of Agriculture and at universities.

PENNSYLVANIA: A black and white picture from Hanover, Pennsylvania circa 1908 shows a farmer harvesting his field of hemp. Thirty years later, it was illegal to grow the plant. “Hemp was grown in Pennsylvania for hundreds of years and all of sudden, in the reefer madness craze of the 1930s, it got taken off the availability Read the full article…

The Marijuana Users Bill Of Rights

Don’t let anyone say this is legalization. Nothing is legal except possession of under an ounce of store-bought marijuana.

Posted by Ed Rosenthal  In mid-August I attended Seattle Hempfest. It was the first Hempfest since the implementation of I-502, which passed by popular vote in 2012 and “legalized” marijuana in the State of Washington. What Washington has is not legalization and it is clear to me we must define what legalization really means to users of marijuana through a Marijuana Read the full article…

South Africa Parliament Introduces Bill To Legalize Dagga

Last year Oriani-Ambrosini was diagnosed with stage four, inoperable lung cancer, which forms the background to this bill.

SOUTH AFRICA: The Medical Innovation Bill, a bill to legalize Cannabis in South Africa for medical, economic and industrial purposes, was introduced in parliament today. The bill was submitted by Member of Parliament, Mario GR Oriani-Ambrosini from the Inkatha Freedom Party. The Medical Innovation Bill aims to make provision for innovations in medical treatments by legalizing Read the full article…

House Blocks DEA From Targeting Medical Marijuana

"Some people are suffering, and if a doctor feels that he needs to prescribe something to alleviate that suffering, it is immoral for this government to get in the way," Rohrabacher said, his voice rising. "And that's what's happening."

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Reflecting growing national acceptance of cannabis, a bipartisan coalition of House members voted early Friday to restrict the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to go after medical marijuana operations that are legal under state laws. An appropriations amendment offered by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) prohibiting the DEA from spending funds to Read the full article…

Unwise Man Found With Frankincense, Myrrh, And Marijuana

Man busted with Gifts of the Magi in South Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINA: A not-so-wise man was arrested early on the 23rd December in South Carolina, after he was caught speeding with frankincense, myrrh, and marijuana. 19 year-old Alain Cassagnol from Long Island, New York, was spotted by a police officer in the coastal city of Myrtle Beach driving at 103 mph in a 45 mph zone. Read the full article…

The Hoosier Let Down

My name is Cory Davidson.  I am a member of Indiana Medical Marijuana Advocates.  I am also a decorated combat veteran, and I live with PTSD.

My name is Cory Davidson.  I am a member of Indiana Medical Marijuana Advocates (IMMA).  I am also a decorated combat veteran, and I live with PTSD. I joined IMMA to help educate fellow Hoosiers on the subject of Medicinal Marijuana in Indiana, and to help establish a natural treatment option for Hoosiers.  My associates at Read the full article…

Colorado District Attorney Evolves On Marijauna Laws

"The criminal justice system only works when the vast majority of the community agrees that what should be against the law is against the law.”

COLORADO:  When he started his tenure as district attorney of the 20th Judicial District of Colorado in 2009, Stan Garnett had not given marijuana a lot of thought. “The legislature decides what the laws are, and my job is to enforce them,” Garnett said during a recent interview. “When I came into office, marijuana was Read the full article…

Colorado Venues Trying To Be Marijuana Friendly

According to a professor of public policy, Americans spend about 15 billion hours a year high on marijuana.

COLORADO: A recent flier for a “4/20-friendly” comedy and burlesque show at Herman’s Hideaway featured marijuana-leaf logos, sponsorship from the Daily Doobie newspaper and a note that the “smokeout starts at 7:10 p.m., show at 8:30.” The promise of consequence-free pot consumption is more than a marketing tactic, show co-organizer Cameron V. Humanity said. It’s a Read the full article…

Florida Medical Marijuana Supporters Hold Another Day Of Action

Last week, organizers said they gathered close to 100,000 petitions. But supporters want to get additional signatures since it's likely some of the petitions will be invalid. Petitions must be signed by registered voters.

FLORIDA:  Medical marijuana supporters are planning to be out in force this weekend. Those pushing to place a constitutional amendment on the 2014 ballot have planned their second “Day of Action” on Saturday. It’s part of an ongoing effort to gather the nearly 700,000 signatures needed to put the amendment before voters. United for Care plans to Read the full article…