Easter On 4/20, Pot Holy Day; Pastors Reach Out

Yet amid the online cracks about worshipping a "higher" power, tutorials on how to make a joint shaped like a cross and photos of Easter baskets piled with pot-filled eggs, a handful of churches nationwide are using the unfortunate coincidence to make much bigger points.

CALIFORNIA: Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover’s highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear. Yet amid the online cracks about worshipping a “higher” Read the full article…

Colorado Officials Encourage Responsible Marijuana Use During 4/20 Celebrations

The Colorado departments of Transportation (CDOT), Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE), Revenue (DOR), Human Services (DHS), Public Safety (DPS) and the Governor’s office are reminding people that while marijuana may be legal, there are certain restrictions that must be followed for safety reasons.

COLORADO: On Sunday, April 20, marijuana enthusiasts will be able to legally enjoy and celebrate the unofficial holiday dedicated to cannabis. Now that Coloradans and tourists can legally participate in the recreational consumption of marijuana and celebrate at the many events that will take place statewide, patrons are being encouraged to be informed and abide by Read the full article…

Eastern Washington Gets Down To CannaBiz

A community forum at Brown University Tuesday night on marijuana was opened to "end the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and replacing it with a system in which it is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.”

By Morgan, MJ Headline News Over 100 people filled the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane, Washington last night for the first CannaBiz panel discussion. The host and moderator, Inlander’s Ted McGregor, Jr., posed questions to three experts from Washington and California – Hilary Bricken, Canna Law Group, an attorney known for specializing in the legal Read the full article…

Questions for the CannaBiz panel of marijuana experts

The forum will include questions from the audience, which is good — for every known fact about how recreational marijuana will work in Washington state, there are still dozens of questions about how it will all turn out.

WASHINGTON: This Wednesday evening the Inlander is hosting a panel discussion about the marijuana market taking form in Washington state. The three panelists are all experts in different areas of the industry: Hilary Bricken, who we profiled in last year’s Work Issue, is an attorney known for specializing in the legal issues surrounding marijuana. Matt Cohen, a well-known advocate Read the full article…

Parks And Rec Issues Permit For Denver Marijuana Fest

Parks spokesman Jeff Green tells The Denver Post the department issued a festival permit to use Civic Center Park on April 19-20. The festival is expected to draw tens of thousands of people.

COLORADO:  Denver Parks and Recreation has given the official go-ahead to organizers of this year’s 4/20 marijuana celebration. Parks spokesman Jeff Green tells The Denver Post the department issued a festival permit to use Civic Center Park on April 19-20. The festival is expected to draw tens of thousands of people. Organizers have agreed to post Read the full article…

Athens Georgia Rally To Support Marijuana Reform Scheduled For April 28th

During the rally, Bell hopes to bring attention to the harm marijuana prohibition is causing in the state. Guest speakers from various organizations also will participate.

GEORGIA: A rally to show public support for marijuana law reform will be hosted by the Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform and Education 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at Athens City Hall on College Avenue. Georgia CARE Director James Bell more than 30,000 marijuana-related arrests occur in Georgia each year, which diverts resources Read the full article…

Arizona Medical Marijuana Supporters To Rally For Veterans With PTSD On April 2

ARIZONA:  On March 10th, the bill H.B. 2333, sponsored by State Representative Ethan Orr of Tucson, passed the Arizona House 52-5, with strong bi-partisan support.  Under Arizona’s medical marijuana law, the money in the medical marijuana fund is reserved for furthering the provisions of the law and should include research and education.  None of it has been spent. H.B. 2333 would give the Arizona Department of Health Read the full article…

Denver Officials Consider Denial Of 4/20 Permit In Civic Center

A turning point of sorts came last week. An attorney for the event sent an eyebrow-raising letter to city officials putting them on notice that organizers would encourage attendees to toke up in the park.

COLORADO:  Organizers want to make this year’s Denver 4/20 marijuana rally into a larger-than-ever festival celebrating the first legal pot sales anywhere in the world. But Denver city officials are weighing whether they will issue organizers a permit to use Civic Center park, leaving the two-day April event in question this year. A turning point Read the full article…

At California Pot Convention, Business Is Strong – And Potent

Donahoe says the marijuana market is exploding with business potential as the weed's legality and acceptance grow.

"The industry is pretty robust all across the board,'' says Donahoe, of Oakland.

CALIFORNIA: Working from a small booth on the fringes of a trade show packed with thousands of enthusiasts, Sean Donahoe says these are heady times to be in the marijuana business. “In a gold rush, you sell picks and shovels,” says Donahoe, deputy director of the California Cannabis Industry Association. The young organization is trying to Read the full article…

These 5 Pro-Marijuana Billboards Are Set To Surround The Super Bowl

One of five billboards advocating the use of marijuana, and, in some cases, attacking football just miles from the game’s biggest stage.

NEW JERSEY:  The freeways surrounding MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. are about to be plastered with five billboards advocating the use of marijuana, and, in some cases, attacking football just miles from the game’s biggest stage. Washington and Colorado are the only two states to have legalized marijuana, so the Marijuana Policy Project, an organization Read the full article…