A Former Facebook Exec Just Got A Big Boost In His Effort To Legalize Marijuana In California

The move brings to a close weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations aimed at closing the gaps between the initiatives, amid concerns that neither would succeed if both wound up on the ballot for 2016.

CALIFORNIA: Efforts to legalize marijuana in California got a boost this week after competing ballot measures joined forces behind the stronger of the two, backed by billionaire Sean Parker, a former president of Facebook. The initiative has the support of Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform. Coalition board member Antonio Read the full article…

Advocacy Groups Organize State Wide to Legalize Medical Cannabis in Tennessee

We are here to exercise the will of the vast majority of Tennesseans who approve of providing ill patients safe access to medical cannabis.”

TENNESSEE: As legal reform of cannabis laws continue to progress at a fever pitch nationally and in countries such as Canada, where the newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just last week ordered his Justice Minister to begin proceedings to fully legalize cannabis, reform in southern states has taken a much slower pace until now. Read the full article…

Shawn DeNae: The Exhausting Work of A Cannabis Business Advocate

It is past time for those who are thriving in the medical and recreational worlds to start contributing rather than continuing to rely on a small group of volunteer advocates to do the heavy lifting.

By Shawn DeNae Advocating for cannabis reform is energy consuming business.  I’m tired and I’m not alone. When I became involved in late 2010, I fed off the intense enthusiasm and passion of the cannabis community.  There was a huge push to get an medical marijuana bill passed and via a miracle, SB5073 passed both Read the full article…